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March 30th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

New Deputy Director for Practice named — Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., has been appointed Deputy Director for Practice in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Dowdy is also the Division Chair, Gynecologic Surgery within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has a long track record of studying innovation and process improvements […]

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Tags: kern center, Science of health care delivery


March 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Treatment-Sequencing Based on Biomarker Elevation in Pancreatic Cancer

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in men and women and is projected to increase to the second leading cause of death by 2020 if there are not significant treatment advances made. Our current understanding of pancreatic cancer suggests that it is a systemic disease in most patients, meaning, that by the time of […]

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Tags: biomarkers, Elizabeth Habermann, kern center, Mark Truty, pancreatic cancer, treatment-sequencing, John Jay Bergquist


March 3rd, 2016 · Leave a Comment

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


February 23rd, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Taking the First Step – Tracking Discharge Delays

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The national conversation continues to revolve around health care and improvements in health care delivery, and often focuses on finding ways to add value and reduce cost. At Mayo Clinic, we too seek to enhance health and the way patients experience health care. Nurses are at the front line of patient care, and positioned such, […]

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Tags: Diane Holland, discharge delays, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, nursing, nursing research, redcap, Science of health care delivery


February 19th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Madonna Living Community Series Update: Clinomics – New Frontiers in Patient Care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 and the surrounding community. […]

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Tags: clinomics, DNA, Eric Wieben, genome, Madonna Living Communities


February 16th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic to Host National Science of Team Science Conference

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic is pleased to serve as the host institution for the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference. With leadership from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a national planning committee, the conference will bring together scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policy makers and federal agency representatives. The […]

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Tags: abstracts, Mayo Clinic research, Medical Research, National Institutes of Health, nih, SciTS, team science


February 5th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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


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