November 24th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Edging out MIT and American Airlines for 2015 win
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Health Care Systems Engineering Program and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery were presented the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Nov. 2, 2015, during the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Their research was chosen through a multi-level review and selection process spanning over several submissions from a wide range of industries. Mayo Clinicâ€™s project was chosen over other finalists American Airlines and MIT Operations Research Center/Rue La La (an online retail company).
November 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Mayo Clinic is Re-Engineering Mental Health Care Delivery
An estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition, reports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over 24 million of them failed to receive treatment in 2013, and of those who sought treatment, they found a health care system unwieldy and complex.
Researchers inÂ the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care DeliveryÂ and the
November 12th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Delivery Science Summit 2015 â€“ Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery wrapped up in September, but that was just the beginning.
We are pleased to be able to share the general sessions and keynote addresses via the Delivery Science Summit Talks page.
Some presenters directly incorporated the patient voice, others built their stories around the whole patient experience. All were in keeping with the goals of the science of health care delivery â€“ to enhance patient experience while improving health and managing the cost of care.
A couple of highlights to look for: [...]
November 10th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
CA 19-9 tumor marker test especially important for early-stage patients, Mayo finds
Only 1 in 5 U.S. pancreatic cancer patients receive a widely available, inexpensive blood test at diagnosis that can help predict whether they are likely to have a better or worse outcome than average and guide treatment accordingly, a Mayo Clinic study shows. People who test positive for elevated levels of a particular tumor marker tend to do worse than others, but if they are candidates for surgery and have chemotherapy before their operations, this personalized treatment sequence eliminates the elevated biomarkerâ€™s negative effect, researchers found.
The findings were presented [...]
Tags: Carlos Puig, Christopher Shubert, David Nagorney, Elizabeth Habermann, John Bergquist, kern center, Mark Truty, Michael Farnell, Michael Kendrick, pancreatic cancer, Rory Smoot, Ryan Groeschl, underutilization
November 9th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold has received the Lupus Foundation of Americaâ€™s Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize for his research on the autoimmune disease lupus.
Dr. Niewold accepted his award Nov. 8 at a reception held by the foundation to coincide with the American College of Rheumatology's annual scientific meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Niewoldâ€™s research â€śis helping us better understand the causes of lupus and its complications, getting us closer to new and improved ways to treat lupus and the organ damage it creates," says Dr. Gary Gilkeson, professor of medicine/microbiology and immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina and the chair the Lupus Foundation of America's Medical-Scientific [...]
November 5th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Mayo Clinicâ€™s health equity research program, the Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities ResearchÂ (OHDR), is dedicated to support meaningful research programs to identify, develop, and deploy strategies to eliminate health disparities. We also work to ensure that our research subjects (and patients) reflect the diverse communities that form the mosaic of our nation.
We do this in collaboration with many community partners. One of our most esteemed partnerships is with the Somali American United Council of Arizona (SAUC) led by Dr. Â Mohamed Ali Abukar. The process of creating relationships with them and understanding the Somali community has been rich and rewarding
Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar, President [...]
November 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment
In an effort to make research information more accessible to the community, Mayo Clinic's three transformational centers â€” the Center for Individualized Medicine, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care DeliveryÂ â€” have joined forces with Madonna Living Community to offer a speaker series for members of the residence as well as the local community at large.
On Tuesday, October 20, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum spoke about Pharmacogenomics: Genomics and Drug Response to residents and guests [...]
October 27th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Going Fully Under May Not Be Best Option for All Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries
In this article, Rebecca Johnson, M.D., a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery discusses her observations regarding what could be a pivotal decision affecting post-operative recovery.
Readers will also learn a bit more about this clinical anesthesiologist and what drives her passion for improving the [...]
October 20th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
A collaborative study co-led by breast surgeon Judy Boughey, M.D.; surgical outcomes researcher Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D.; and pathologist Gary Keeney, M.D.; that was published more than a year ago, is making news again this month.
Impact of analysis of frozen-section margin on reoperation rates in women undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer: Evaluation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data, was published in the journal Surgery, in March 2014. It showed that patients at other hospitals were more than 4 times as likely as patients at Mayo Clinic (Rochester location only included) to undergo reoperation within 30 days after a lumpectomy.
The reason attributed? â€śComprehensive intraoperative [...]
October 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
At Mayo Clinic and seven other sites, through a collaboration with AcademyHealth
The U.S. health system has dramatically evolved over the last few years, and continued change and improvement is imperative. As part of an ongoing commitment to train the next generation of clinical researchers and delivery science experts to continue this movement, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has partnered again with AcademyHealth to offer a fellowship opportunity in 2016.
AcademyHealthâ€™s Delivery System Science Fellowship offers a year-long learning opportunity for highly-qualified, post-doctoral researchers to gain more applied experience in a delivery system setting. As part of this unique fellowship [...]
October 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Jon Ebbert, M.D., is a primary care physician and researcher, and the Minnesota & Midwest Site Director for the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Research published recently by colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery showed that adding the last four digits of an individualâ€™s social securityÂ number to administrative medical data can enable trusted repositories to link data with nearly perfect accuracy without compromising patient confidentiality.
The number of states [...]
October 6th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Damian Baalmann, M.D. (@dball86)Â is a Resident in emergency medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Recently there has been a large uptake in dissemination of medical knowledge and information through social media. The potential reaches of social media are vast as demonstrated by the critical care and emergency medicine resources with venues such as Life in the Fast Lane gathering around 6 million unique visitors per year. Hence social media is an emerging field of scholarship that has the potential to enhance patient care, medical knowledge, and practice based-improvement. Social media is the social interaction among people [...]
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 [...]