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March 21st, 2017

Building the evidence base with the Society of Behavioral Medicine

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) combines nursing, psychology, medicine and public health in an interdisciplinary forum to promote new understanding of human behavior, health and illness. At its annual meeting, March 29 – April 1, in San Diego, SBM will convene more than 2,200 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to share research, learn […]

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Tags: Dr Allison Holgerson, Dr Gladys Asiedu, Dr Lila Finney-Rutten, Dr Lila Rutten, Dr Shawna Ehlers, Dr Sunita Dodani, Dr Wesley Gilliam, kern center, Olivia Peavler, population health, SBM2017, Society of Behavioral Medicine


March 14th, 2017

Exploration of six alternatives nets policy that cuts surgical delay and overtime

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Study finds one strategy decreases overtime by 52 percent with same access for patients A few years back, the Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery approached Mayo scientists with a problem: a backlog of patients waiting for surgery. The scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science […]

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Tags: doctor burnout, health care delivery, health care systems engineering, kern center, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, patient access


February 9th, 2017

Paper, Paper, Paper, and all those little black dots!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Why are you asking me this again? What does this have to do with my visit today? What does my doctor do with all these forms? These questions, and others, led researchers in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery to consider the use of […]

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Tags: Dr Ryan Uitti, EPROMS, Florida, kern center, patient reported outcomes, PROs


December 27th, 2016

Using the Discovery-Translation-Application cycle to enhance recovery after surgery

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Seventeen years is the average amount of time it takes for research to reach the patient bedside.  But this is not always the case, as a team of clinician researchers in gynecological surgery are showing. “It shouldn’t take 17 years for new discoveries to reach patients,” says Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., deputy director for practice […]

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Tags: discovery-translation-application, enhanced recovery after surgery, enhanced recovery pathway, ERAS, ERP, kern center, Sean C Dowdy


November 29th, 2016

Rising health care costs: Are physicians Choosing Wisely?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Physicians are burned out.  The reasons for which are seemingly endless:  for one, the health care system is asking them to continually add more to their plate.  More diagnosis codes, more communication and oversight with more complex patients, more administrative duties such as charting and patient emails and portal systems, yet no more time. Physicians […]

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Tags: Choosing Wisely, Choosing Wisely Campaign, Family Medicine, kern center, Michael Grover, value


November 21st, 2016

Physician heal thyself

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In recent months, we have heard a lot about physician burnout, medical student suicide, and other health care provider health and wellness issues. A growing problem, and one that is difficult to combat, as physician shortages are predicted to rise in the future, placing ever more burden on those in the system. Shortages lead to issues accessing […]

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Tags: BMC Health Services Research, burnout, Hassan Murad, Philip Hagen, physician burnout, preventive medicine, kern center


November 1st, 2016

Back In The Game

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Two knee replacement surgeries, one patient, zero signs of slowing down Lou Myers says despite two knee replacement surgeries, Mayo Clinic surgeons and researchers in Florida got him back to the game he loves quicker thanks to a more painless procedure. Myers benefited from research conducted within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: CSHCD, Florida, high value health care, kern center, knee replacement, Lou Myers, orthopedics, Science of health care delivery, value analysis


October 4th, 2016

Prostate biopsies down, complications up

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Researchers are seeking ways to make prostate cancer biopsies safer. While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased after several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact […]

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Tags: Jeffrey Karnes, kern center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Optum Labs, OptumLabs, Prostate Cancer, prostate cancer biopsy, prostate-specific antigen PSA


September 27th, 2016

Mini Breaks, Many Benefits

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Surgeons find short breaks prove valuable in providing best care Perfecting a skill requires equal parts natural talent, dedication and practice. A concert violinist plays a single piece of music over and over. A major league pitcher hurls strikes across home plate until the stadium lights go out. And a surgeon spends day after day […]

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Tags: Juliane Bingener, Juliane Bingener-Casey, kern center, microbreaks, Science of health care delivery, surgery, Susan Hallbeck, health care systems engineering


September 13th, 2016

What is stopping patients from enrolling in clinical trials?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Clinical trials are the mechanism through which new and promising therapies for safe, effective cancer treatment ultimately become available.  Not only do trials help identify new or best-practice therapeutic treatment options, but the act of participating in a trial has been shown to actually improve survival. One of the most promising areas of research to […]

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Tags: cancer research, Carmen Radecki-Breitkopf, clinical trials, CSHCD, immunotherapy, kern center, ovarian cancer, virotherapy


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