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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 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


January 26th, 2017

National health research treasure marks 50 years

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In 2002, Giancarlo Logroscino, M.D., Ph.D., then a research scientist at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York City, published the only paper on the long-term prognosis of status epilepticus (SE) along with research collaborators from Columbia and Mayo Clinic. They established for the first time,  in a rigorous investigation of SE in […]

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Tags: Dr Giancarlo Logroscino, Dr Jenny St Sauver, Dr Walter Rocca, Dr Wenjun Zhong, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery


August 10th, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project – 50 Years of making a difference in health care, despite the “Lake Wobegon effect”

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In 2012, Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) co-directors Walter Rocca, M.D., Mayo Clinic; and Barbara Yawn, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center; and their colleagues, published a paper describing the generalizability of epidemiological findings from one population to others. Their premise – health and health care information derived from the largely ethnically homogeneous population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: Big Data, Olmsted County, Olmsted County Public Health Service, Olmsted Medical Center, OMC, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, kern center


March 3rd, 2016

Changes in Medical Education: Shifting Doctors’ Attitudes in Medicine

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Medical school training and admissions are going through many changes.  The medical school entrance exam (Medical College Admission Test or MCAT) is one of the notable changes.   For many years, the test focused on objective knowledge based on general chemistry and stoichiometry, organic chemistry. The test made a drastic change in 2015 decreasing the questions […]

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Tags: Brian Lynch, kern center, Kern Scholars, Mayo Medical School, obesity, population health, Sean Phelan, unconscious bias


September 29th, 2015

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

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 […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, collaboration, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, kern center, Patient Experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery, systems engineering


September 22nd, 2015

Delivery Science Summit – It’s a Wrap

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

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 […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, kern center, Patient Experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery


July 30th, 2015

Triple Aim Curriculum! Register Now for Delivery Science Summit 2015

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

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. 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 […]

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Tags: conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, kern center, Patient Experience, population health


May 26th, 2015

Improve Health of Pediatric Populations Using the Stepped Wedge Design

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

  Robert Jacobson, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, and serves as the medical director for the Population Health Science Program at the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. He also leads Mayo’s Employee and […]

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Tags: health care delivery, kern center, Pediatrics, population health, Robert Jacobson, Science of health care delivery, Yasaman Fatemi


April 17th, 2015

Mayo Presence at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Behavioral medicine is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to understand the way a person’s genetic makeup, behavior and surrounding environment interact to determine that person’s health and development of various illnesses. Understanding this interaction leads to discovery of ways to prevent and diagnose disease, or treat individuals – based on their unique story, and the […]

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Tags: Amenah Agunwamba, health care delivery, Jennifer St Sauver, Jon Ebbert, kern center, Lila Rutten, Michelle van Ryn, population health, Robert Jacobson, Science of health care delivery, Scott Leischow, Shawna Ehlers, Society of Behavioral Medicine


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