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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


May 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Precision Medicine Using Big Data

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

One of our goals at Mayo Clinic is to improve the way patients experience health care. We established the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery to investigate ways to improve across the continuum of health care delivery. In the center, we look at systems engineering, […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, big data, BMJ, dabigatran, health care delivery, Individualized Medicine, kern center, Neena Abraham, Optum Labs, precision medicine, rivaroxaban, Science of health care delivery, warfarin


May 19th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Single Biggest Concern: A Palliative Approach

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

For people living with serious illness, both patients and care providers, identifying the single biggest concern can be a difficult task.  There are so many concerns – from “Who will help me if I am too weak to care for myself?” to “How can we treat my nausea and pain?”  When interrupted by a serious […]

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Tags: Bob Shannon, Cory Ingram, Jeff Sloan, kern center, palliative care, patient reported outcomes, PROs, Ryan Utti, Science of health care delivery, Tom Fitch


May 12th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Setting a Course for Sustainable Integrated Care with COMPASS

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Managing mental health in a primary care setting Mayo Clinic continually seeks ways to improve the way patients experience health care. One of the areas currently being investigated is mental health – specifically we are looking at ways to integrate behavioral health care into the primary care setting, providing opportunities for early intervention, enabling team-based […]

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Tags: Behavioral Health, COMPASS, ICSI, integrated care, kern center, Mark Williams, mental health, Science of health care delivery


May 8th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Bridging Health Care Delivery and Community Health – An Opportunity to Reduce Health Disparities?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

  Amenah Agunwamba, Sc.D., is a Health Sciences Research Fellow in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery ________________________________________________________________________ Last month, I and 1,500 other researchers and clinicians from across more than 20 different disciplines, convened in San Antonio for the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s […]

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Tags: Amenah Agunwamba, health sciences research fellow, kern center, Lila Rutten, Science of health care delivery, Society for Behavioral Medicine