September 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients actually receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the most efficient way to schedule patient appointments to research focusing on the most successful, cost-effective means for delivering treatment, this discipline's aim is to enhance the patient's experience with health care by improving quality, outcomes and cost.
At the inaugural Delivery Science Summit Sept. 16-18, in Rochester, Minnesota, attendees were asked to describe what delivery science meant to them. Hear some responses:
In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, physicians, researchers, engineers, quality experts, IT professionals and others work together to identify solutions to the recurring [...]
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September 22nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The inaugural Delivery Science Summit 2015 - Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery wrapped up midday Friday, Sept. 18, after two-and-a-half days of intense discussion, inspiring speakers and presentations of cutting edge research. See news story.
Attendees came from across the country and around the world, to pursue common goals defined by the Triple Aim - enhance patient experience, improve population health and manage the cost of care.
"It's time - we have to take on the big questions," said Timothy Beebe, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health [...]
September 18th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
â€śIn the end,â€ť she said, â€śwhat the patient thinks and feels [about their experience] is all that matters.â€ť
She told a story about a well-educated couple, fully insured, significant financial resources and family and friends able to assist in caregiving, who had a series of poor experiences in the care they received when one had need for specialty cancer care and surgery to which they traveled out of town. Although the medical outcome was as desired, all the parts around it were very difficult â€“ and at the center, the patient stood [...]
September 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The morning started with two pre-conference workshops, tough choices for some, obvious landing spots for others.
Nilay Shah, Ph.D., led the Big Data session, and participants were able to dig deep into concepts surrounding the promise (and realization) of Big Data in health care. They presented case examples of successful use of OptumLabsâ„˘ Data Warehouse and other data sources to purse the triple aim echoed throughout Delivery Science Summit â€“ enhance patient experience, improve population health, and manage the total cost of care.
One exciting example relayed how machine learning paired with epidemiology can help pinpoint treatment options â€“ sounding very much like the Starship Enterprise, but in [...]
September 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have successfully used a single dose of a natural human antibody to delay degeneration of spinal cord neurons in two distinct mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease). The study, published in Disease Models & Mechanisms, suggests new possible therapies for patients with ALS, the authors say.
â€śThese findings provide great hope for patients with ALS,â€ť says Moses Rodriguez, M.D., Neurology, senior author of the study. â€śIn human studies, the antibodies may be given at regular intervals rather than as a single dose, thus potentially increasing the chance for [...]
September 8th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Physicians encounter big questions in their practice beyond individual patient diagnosis, treatment and procedures â€“ questions that, if answered, could improve patient outcomes and health care delivery around the world.
We hope to answer questions like: Â How can we best prepare patients successfully for organ transplantation?Â How can we use big data to understand how to best deliver health care?Â How can we identify and deliver health care to those who most need critical but expensive medical procedures?Â How can we leverage health information technology to improve delivery of healthcare in the intensive care unit?
September 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment
August 25th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Mayo Clinic's three transformational centers â€“ the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for Individualized Medicine have joined forces in collaboration with Madonna Living Community in the development of a speaker series for their residents as well as members of the community. Meeting bi-monthly, Mayo Clinic speakers share their research on topics relevant to this audience.
The speaker series kicked off on Thursday, August 20, with Dr. David Eton. He shared his work entitled, "What is the burden of treatment and how can we measure it?" to an interested crowd in Madonna's Sister Generose [...]