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August 16th, 2016

Getting it RIGHT – Individualized medicine is getting very personal

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

10,000 people help answer a basic individualized medicine question Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition, but only half have it under control. Why? The answer gets to the heart of individualized medicine: Because each person has a unique genetic […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, CIM, Individualized Medicine, Jennifer St Sauver, kern center, personalized medicine, RIGHT 10K, RIGHT Protocol, Weinshilboum


May 31st, 2016

We’ll bet on Dr. Ansell anytime

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo®) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Nivolumab also received a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed or refractory cHL after failure of […]

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Tags: Hodgkin lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research, Stephen Ansell


March 15th, 2016

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


February 23rd, 2016

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 5th, 2016

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


November 5th, 2015

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


October 27th, 2015

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

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


October 13th, 2015

Simple Shift, Four Numbers, Big Results

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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



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