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 [...]
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 [...]