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February 5th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Reducing patient wait time and improving staff satisfaction in the Emergency Department

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

 Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory: Engineering better experiences for Emergency Department patients, employees “I saw 21 patients today, and it’s now 5 p.m. There are only seven in the waiting room, despite an afternoon that saw peak registrations of 21 per hour,” said Eric Boie, M.D., Emergency Medicine, one recent Monday evening. “I can’t […]

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Tags: ED CELL, emergency department, health care systems engineering, kern center, learning laboratory, living lab, process improvement, Science of health care delivery, smart staffing


January 28th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

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


January 26th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Resolutions for the New Year, HVHC 2.0

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions for the New Year.  We all strive to better ourselves: our mind, our body, our spirit.  Refocus and refresh.  Health care collaboratives seem to be no different, but rather than focusing on the individual, they are focused on bettering the lives of all patients. Recently, […]

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Tags: high value health care, High Value Healthcare Collaborative, HVHC, Jim Naessens, Jon Ebbert, kern center, Lindsey Philpot, Nilay Shah, Rob Nesse


January 21st, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Educating the Now and Next Generations in Health Care Delivery

By delivery delivery

The New Year offers an opportunity to take stock of what we are doing to advance the science of health care delivery. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, one of the ways we do this is through education – both organic and collaborative […]

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Tags: continuing medical education, Education, healthcare delivery, kern center


January 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Did your patient have cardiac ablation? Don’t stop the anticoagulant!

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Peter Noseworthy, M.D., is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Mayo Clinic, and a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. ________________________________________________________________________ As a cardiac electrophysiologist, I am interested in helping to improve health and quality of life for my patients […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, Optum Labs, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, stroke


December 22nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Madonna Living Community Series Update: Collaborative care model for depression

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s three transformational centers – the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for Individualized Medicine collaborate with the Madonna Living Community to offer a bi-monthly speaker series in which Mayo Clinic speakers share their research on topics relevant to both residents […]

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Tags: collaborative care, depression, DIAMOND, EMERALD, Madonna Living Communities, primary care, Ramona DeJesus, kern center, Science of health care delivery


December 16th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Minimally Invasive Surgery – Same Results, Less Complications, Disparity in Application

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Researchers find disturbing patterns of underuse for endometrial cancer patients. Surgeons should use minimally invasive surgery to perform hysterectomy in women with non-metastatic endometrial cancer instead of the more risky open abdominal option. So why aren’t they? This is the question that a collaborative team comprised of researchers from Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and the […]

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Tags: endometrial cancer, hysterectomy, kern center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, MIS, quality measures, Science of health care delivery, Sean Dowdy, uterine cancer


December 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Small School – National Influence – Right Tools

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Medical School is equipping students with the tools they will need to fix the nation’s health care system. Over the next two years, the school will establish a national footprint, expanding from a Minnesota campus into Arizona and Florida, and more than doubling its student body. At the same time, it will be transforming […]

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Tags: kern center, Mayo Medical School, Science of health care delivery


November 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Halting the Cycle

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic is Re-Engineering Mental Health Care Delivery An estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition, reports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over 24 million of them failed to receive treatment in 2013, and of those who sought treatment, they found a health care system […]

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Tags: Behavioral Health, emergency department, Kal Pasupathy, kern center, mental illness, Ronna Campbell, systems engineering, Thomas Hellmich


November 12th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Time for Thanks and Sharing — Delivery Science Summit Talks Available

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Thank you for your involvement! Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery wrapped up in September, but that was just the beginning. We are pleased to be able to share the general sessions and keynote addresses via the Delivery Science Summit Talks page. Some presenters directly incorporated the patient […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, conference, Delivery Science Summit, kern center, Science of health care delivery, speakers, talks, video