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November 5th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Partnering with the Somali Community Through Research

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s health equity research program, the Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), is dedicated to support meaningful research programs to identify, develop, and deploy strategies to eliminate health disparities. We also work to ensure that our research subjects (and patients) reflect the diverse communities that form the mosaic of our nation. […]

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Tags: Arizona, community-based research, community-engaged research, Mohamed Ali Abukar, research, SAUC, Somali, tobacco


November 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Making Research Accessible to the Community

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In an effort to make research information more accessible to the community, Mayo Clinic’s three transformational centers — the Center for Individualized Medicine, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery — have joined forces with Madonna Living Community to offer […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, community outreach, Madonna Living Communities, pharmacogenomics, researcher


October 27th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

A Better Road to Recovery?

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Going Fully Under May Not Be Best Option for All Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries In this article, Rebecca Johnson, M.D., a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery discusses her observations regarding what could be a pivotal decision […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, hip replacement, kern center, knee replacement, Rebecca Johnson


October 20th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What others are saying…Mayo Clinic and value-based care

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A collaborative study co-led by breast surgeon Judy Boughey, M.D.; surgical outcomes researcher Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D.; and pathologist Gary Keeney, M.D.; that was published more than a year ago, is making news again this month. Impact of analysis of frozen-section margin on reoperation rates in women undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer: Evaluation of the National […]

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Tags: Elizabeth Habermann, Harvard Business Review, HBR, high value health care, kern center, surgical outcomes, value analysis


October 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Simple Shift, Four Numbers, Big Results

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Jon Ebbert, M.D., is a primary care physician and researcher, and the Minnesota & Midwest Site Director for the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery ___________________________________________________________________ Research published recently by colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science […]

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Tags: Big Data, research, value analysis, AHRQ


September 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By elizabethzimmermann 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 · Leave a Comment

Delivery Science Summit – It’s a Wrap

By elizabethzimmermann 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


September 18th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Delivery Science Summit – Building the Evidence Base, Always Patient-Centric

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Moderator Peggy Girshman led off Day 2 with a poignant reminder of why the science of health care delivery is so important. “In the end,” she said, “what the patient thinks and feels [about their experience] is all that matters.” She told a story about a well-educated couple, fully insured, significant financial resources and family […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, Big Data, Delivery Science Summit, Dr James Bagian, Karolinksa, kern center, patient experience, Peggy Girshman, Science of health care delivery, conference


September 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Delivery Science Summit Launched

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The morning started with two pre-conference workshops, tough choices for some, obvious landing spots for others. Nilay Shah, Ph.D., led the Big Data session, and participants were able to dig deep into concepts surrounding the promise (and realization) of Big Data in health care. They presented case examples of successful use of OptumLabs™ Data Warehouse […]

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Tags: Big Data, Bill George, Delivery Science Summit, Implementation Science, kern center, Science of health care delivery, #DSS2015


September 8th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Training the Next Generation of Health Care Delivery Clinical Researchers

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Physicians encounter big questions in their practice beyond individual patient diagnosis, treatment and procedures – questions that, if answered, could improve patient outcomes and health care delivery around the world. We hope to answer questions like:  How can we best prepare patients successfully for organ transplantation?  How can we use big data to understand how […]

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Tags: Cassie Kennedy, Jack O'Horo, kern center, Kern Scholars, Matthew Rank, Peter Noseworthy, Rozalina McCoy