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September 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Last Chance to Register for Delivery Science Summit 2015!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

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Left to right, Mayo Clinic patient Carl Rider; DSS2015 Moderator Peggy Girshman, and center director and conference host Veronique Roger, M.D.


Gain new insight into best practices and value-based health care, learn about current trends
Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit 2015 will offer presentations and panel discussions that are sure to provide you with new insights into best practices, delivery trends and value-based health care. Read on for a taste of some of the presentations:

  • Improving Orthopedic Clinical Care Through the Science of Best Practice

Hear Mayo Clinic patient Carleton Rider and Courtney Sherman, M.D., discuss delivery science and their experience with practice-changing [...]

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Tags: Carl Rider, conference, Delivery Science Summit, kern center, Peggy Girshman, Science of health care delivery, Veronique Roger

August 25th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Sharing Research In Our Community

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Mayo Clinic's three transformational centers – 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.

madonnatowersThe 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 [...]

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Tags: David Eton, Hennepin County Medical Center, Madonna Living Communities, PETS, treatment burden

August 18th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Translating Ideas into Practice – Transformational funding awards

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Mayo Clinic joined a unique group recently, with the announcement of the Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute’s expansion of PCORnet. Read news release.

family practiceA large collaborative initiative, PCORnet is designed to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians, and health systems in productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. PCORnet seeks to enable the nation to conduct clinical research more efficiently than is now possible while ensuring that research focuses on the questions and outcomes that matter most to patients and caregivers.

Holding a lead role in two of the seven new partner networks awarded funding, Mayo Clinic became one of only two institutions leading [...]

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Tags: CCaTS, health care delivery, kern center, LHSNet, patient-centered, PCORI, research funding

August 11th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Breathing Easier - New Understanding for Asthma Medication Management

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

 

Matthew Rank, M.D. (@MatthewRankMD) is a practicing allergy and asthma  specialist and associate professor of medicine based in Arizona. He is also the the director of the Kern Scholars Program in the the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

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For those who struggle with asthma, the goal is to find the lowest level of medication that will allow them to live well and breathe easier, without fear of emergency events.

This “sweet spot” for asthma medication management is not the same for everyone. Further, the long-term outcomes and [...]

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Tags: asthma, kern center, Matthew Rank, Optum Labs, Research, Science of health care delivery

August 4th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

From the Desk of a Scholar – Learning, Collaboration, Community

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

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Shannon Dunlay, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, with joint appointments in Cardiovascular Diseases and Health Sciences Research, and a recent Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

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Having recently completed two years as a Kern Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD), I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on my time.  When I began the program, I had just completed my fellowship and joined the staff [...]

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Tags: cardiovascular, kern center, Kern Scholars, Optum Labs, Science of health care delivery, Shannon Dunlay

July 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Stephen Riederer, Ph.D., Elected Fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

Stephen Riederer, Ph.D.

Stephen Riederer, Ph.D.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has announced the election of Mayo Clinic’s Stephen Riederer, Ph.D., as a Fellow of the association. The category of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions in research, education or leadership in the medical physics community. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the AAPM in July.

Dr. Riederer has been the Director of the MR Laboratory and a member of the Physics Division of the Department of Radiology of Mayo Clinic in Rochester since 1988. His research interests are in the technical development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This includes use of [...]

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Tags: physics, Radiology, Stephen Riederer

July 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Triple Aim Curriculum! Register Now for Delivery Science Summit 2015

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit 2015 will provides attendees with outstanding plenary and keynote presenters as well as the flexibility of three different curriculum tracks based on the Triple Aim.

Berwick DM, Nolan TW, Whittington, J. 2008. “The Triple Aim: Care, Health and Cost.” Health Affairs, 27 (3), 759-769

Berwick DM, Nolan TW, Whittington, J. 2008. “The Triple Aim: Care, Health and Cost.” Health Affairs, 27 (3), 759-769

More than 100 abstracts will be presented as well from across the continuum of health care delivery.

Track highlights include multiple presenters in each of the subject areas:

  • Enhance Patient Experience
    • Improving Health and Health Care by [...]

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Tags: conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, kern center, patient experience, Population Health

July 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Collaborations – The Key to Advancing Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery applies innovative science and data to evaluate the quality, safety and value of health care globally and improve real-world experiences for patients. Sounds good, but it’s not easy, and it’s not something the small cadre of individuals listed under ‘faculty’ on our website can accomplish on their own.

Rather, these individuals, and many more within the center collaborate with other people at Mayo Clinic, and other organizations around the world to find answers to the difficult questions that exist in health care today.

The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients actually receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the [...]

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Tags: Arizona State University, ASU, collaboration, High Value Healthcare Collaborative, Karolinska institute, kern center, Optum Labs, Research

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