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May 5th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What Could Engineering Possibly Have To Offer Health Care?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Jeanne Huddleston, M.D., is the medical director of the Health Care Systems Engineering Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. ________________________________________________________________________ When you think of an engineer, what do you think of?  OK, beyond pocket protectors…what comes to mind?  Engineers solve problems right?  […]

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Tags: Jeanne Huddleston, kern center, Science of health care delivery, systems engineering


April 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Is It Possible To Get Something Better For Less Money In Health Care?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

  Jayant Talwalkar, M.D., the medical director of the Value Analysis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. ________________________________________________________________________ We’ve all experienced prices rising on items while the quality has not changed and perhaps even declined – clothes made with less expensive fabrics […]

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Tags: health care delivery, high value health care, Jayant Talwalkar, kern center, Science of health care delivery, value analysis


April 21st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Designated as an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Continuing more than a century of health care delivery research and innovation In December, Mayo Clinic’s Evidence-Based Practice Research Program received a highly-competitive designation by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), naming Mayo Clinic one of only 13 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) in North America. The EPC program was launched in the 1990’s […]

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Tags: AHRQ, evidence-based practice, Hassan Murad, KER Unit, kern center, meta analysis, Research, Science of health care delivery, systematic review, Victor Montori, Zhen Wang


April 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Presence at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Behavioral medicine is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to understand the way a person’s genetic makeup, behavior and surrounding environment interact to determine that person’s health and development of various illnesses. Understanding this interaction leads to discovery of ways to prevent and diagnose disease, or treat individuals – based on their unique story, and the […]

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Tags: Amenah Agunwamba, health care delivery, Jennifer St Sauver, Jon Ebbert, kern center, Lila Rutten, Michelle van Ryn, Population Health, Robert Jacobson, Science of health care delivery, Scott Leischow, Shawna Ehlers, Society of Behavioral Medicine


April 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Gathering at the Roundtable – Improving Population Health Through Multi-Sector Collaboration

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies undertakes a range of activities to convene leaders and experts from government, industry, academia, and public interest groups to inform policy and research. One IOM venue for convening diverse expertise around a topic of mutual interest is the IOM Roundtable. Roundtables are assembled by the IOM […]

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Tags: community health, Institute of Medicine, Jennifer St Sauver, kern center, Lila Rutten, National Academies, Population Health, Robert Jacobson, scholar program, Science of health care delivery


April 7th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

On Being a Kern Scholar in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

  M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, and a Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ I remember like yesterday when I received an e-mail from Drs. Jon Tilburt (@DrJonTilburt) and […]

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Tags: Fernanda Bellolio, health care delivery, kern center, Kern Scholars, Optum Labs, Science of health care delivery


March 24th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Announcing Regular Health Care Delivery Science Column

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Greetings, Readers of Advancing the Science! You may have noticed an increase in posts from the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery in recent weeks. We plan to expand our reach and share practice-changing science via this new channel. Please let us know what you […]

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


March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dr. Edith Perez named to Board of AACR

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic physician and researcher Edith A. Perez, M.D. has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research. She is among five new members elected to serve on the AACR board for the 2015-2018 term and four members to serve on the nominating committee for the 2015-2017 term. They will […]

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Tags: AACR, American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Dr Edith Perez, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


February 15th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

By Gina Chiri-Osmond Gina Chiri-Osmond

“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause […]

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January 11th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

National Research Study on Lung Cancer Prevention

By Gina Chiri-Osmond Gina Chiri-Osmond

Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a member of the Cancer Prevention Network (CPN) and is participating in a national research study on lung cancer prevention. You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you: are age 45–79 . are a current or former heavy smoker. have never had cancer or have been […]

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