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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. They wanted the scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for […]

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


March 9th, 2017

Researchers study benefits of stretching ‘microbreaks’ for surgeons

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing “microbreaks” of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons […]

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Tags: doctor burnout, health care delivery, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, population health, surgical outcomes


February 16th, 2017

Yale and Mayo Clinic collaborate to further regulatory science

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Author Kevin Lin, Yale Daily News staff Funded by a United States Food and Drug Administration grant of up to $6.7 million over two years, Yale and Mayo Clinic are establishing a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation to advance regulatory science by developing tools to measure the safety and efficacy of FDA-regulated […]

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Tags: cersi, health care delivery, regulatory science, yale


February 9th, 2016

Improving the State of the World: The Global Conversation on Health Care Delivery

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Leaders from around the world converge annually to take part in global conversations at the World Economic Forum (WEF).  “Improving the state of the world,” lies at the heart of their mission, which they met to discuss in late January. Notably, John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic President and CEO, and, Sylvia Burwell, Department of Health […]

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Tags: health care delivery, Jeff Bolton, John Noseworthy, Jon Ebbert, Lindsey Philpot, payment reform, Rob Nesse, Sarah Meier, Science of health care delivery, Sylvia Burwell, Veronique Roger, World Economic Forum


January 28th, 2016

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Marketing: Markets vs. Regulation Seminar

By delivery delivery

The cost of medications is becoming a major threat to patients seeking treatment for disease, and the problem appears to be growing. What role a free market system and competition should play in a commercial area regulated by government regulation including patents is difficult to gauge. Patients and advocacy groups are calling for more awareness of […]

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Tags: Arizona, cost of care, cost of health care, health care delivery, pharmacy, Rafael Fonseca


August 18th, 2015

Translating Ideas into Practice – Transformational funding awards

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

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

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


June 23rd, 2015

Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Last Call for Abstracts

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Delivery Science Summit 2015 invites you to submit your emerging science/late-breaking abstracts. Some recent technical issues affecting the submission tool have now been resolved, and the summit will accept abstracts through June 29. Together we are building the evidence base in health care delivery, and your work is part of that effort. We need your […]

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Tags: abstracts, Delivery Science Summit, health care delivery, kern center, research conference, Science of health care delivery


June 16th, 2015

Continuing the Tradition of Collaboration

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Kern Center connects with Mayo Clinic history On a recent Wednesday evening in Plummer Hall, 14th floor of the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists from many departments gathered for discussion. Sitting under the portraits of Mayo’s founders and early leaders were present-day physicians and researchers who continue the Mayo Clinic tradition […]

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Tags: health care delivery, History, kern center, Plummer Building, Science of health care delivery


June 9th, 2015

Surgical Outcomes – A Focus Area for Continuous Improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

“A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest possible benefit.” -Dr. Charlie Mayo, 1930. The field of Surgical Outcomes Research is often traced back to Dr. Ernest Codman, who self-published A Study of Hospital Efficiency: As Demonstrated by the Case Report […]

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Tags: Elizabeth Habermann, health care delivery, kern center, Science of health care delivery, surgical outcomes


June 2nd, 2015

Announcing Keynote Speakers – Delivery Science Summit 2015

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery. JAMES BAGIAN, M.D. DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING AND PATIENT SAFETY AND A PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY AND THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN James Bagian, […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, Bill George, Delivery Science Summit, health care delivery, James Bagian, kern center, Science of health care delivery, William George


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