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March 15th, 2016 · Leave a 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


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 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


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


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


October 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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



July 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Uses Regenerative Medicine to Contribute to Mitochondrial Disease Repair

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mitochondrial disease has been one of the toughest conditions in medicine. It primarily impacts children inheriting the condition, leaving few if any treatment options. Today, a collaborative group of researchers — including those from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, report they have found a way to eliminate the fatal mutations the inherited DNA leaves in cells. The […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, mitochondrial disease, Nature


June 16th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo, DMC, Minnesota at BIO 2015

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The Philadelphia Convention Center is awash with devices, large and small molecules, bio-generators and an endless stream of technologies I can’t hope to explain. Over 17,000 people are here to hear about the latest innovations, inventions, discoveries and ideas, but mostly they hope to make deals. Most American states and industrialized countries are here touting […]

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Tags: biotechnology, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic


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