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January 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 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 […]

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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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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


November 5th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Partnering with the Somali Community Through Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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


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