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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 […]

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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. 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


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.  ________________________________________________________________________ For those who struggle with […]

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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

  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.  ________________________________________________________________________ Having recently completed two years as a […]

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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

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. 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


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 […]

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


July 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

AcademyHealth 2015 – A Strong Showing for Mayo, Advancement of the Evidence Base for Health Care Delivery

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. Jon Ebbert, M.D.

The AcademyHealth 2015 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) provided a high-profile forum for the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) to showcase the diverse, high quality research conducted by center affiliated research teams. Mayo Clinic was well-represented, with 27 poster abstract authors, five oral presentations, […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, kern center, research jobs


July 21st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Data Accuracy and Integrity – Without Which We Have Nothing

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. Jon Ebbert, M.D.

“The cornerstone of our ability to make robust inference and sound clinical decisions is the assumption of the validity, accuracy and representativeness of medical research data.” So says Véronique Roger, M.D., Director, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, and in her July editorial in the […]

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Tags: Big Data, kern center, Science of health care delivery, Veronique Roger


June 16th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Continuing the Tradition of Collaboration

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

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 · Leave a Comment

Surgical Outcomes – A Focus Area for Continuous Improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

“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