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January 28th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Marketing: Markets vs. Regulation Seminar

By delivery delivery

The cost of medications is becoming a major threat to patients seeking treatment for disease, and the problem appears to be growing. What role a free market system and competition should play in a commercial area regulated by government regulation including patents is difficult to gauge. Patients and advocacy groups are calling for more awareness of […]

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Tags: Arizona, cost of care, cost of health care, health care delivery, pharmacy, Rafael Fonseca

January 26th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Resolutions for the New Year, HVHC 2.0

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions for the New Year.  We all strive to better ourselves: our mind, our body, our spirit.  Refocus and refresh.  Health care collaboratives seem to be no different, but rather than focusing on the individual, they are focused on bettering the lives of all patients. Recently, […]

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Tags: high value health care, High Value Healthcare Collaborative, HVHC, Jim Naessens, Jon Ebbert, kern center, Lindsey Philpot, Nilay Shah, Rob Nesse

January 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

By elizabethzimmermann 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 elizabethzimmermann 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 8th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Healthcare Cost Concerns? Overtesting is part of the problem

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

It’s not a new conversation – if you thought back over the last few weeks, you probably could remember at least one healthcare-related chat. Almost as likely, that conversation will have included mention of the cost, time, or other burden that you, or someone you know, have experienced. The cost of healthcare continues to rise. […]

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Tags: Choosing Wisely, healthcare costs, kern center, Optum Labs, OptumLabs, overtesting, Rozalina McCoy, Science of health care delivery, Type 2 diabetes

November 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Halting the Cycle

By elizabethzimmermann 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 9th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold Recognized for Achievements in Lupus Research

By bobnellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold has received the Lupus Foundation of America’s Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize for his research on the autoimmune disease lupus. Dr. Niewold accepted his award Nov. 8 at a reception held by the foundation to coincide with the American College of Rheumatology’s annual scientific meeting in San Francisco. […]

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Tags: American College of Rheumatology, Lupus, Lupus Foundation of America, rheumatology, Timothy Niewold

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

August 11th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Breathing Easier – New Understanding for Asthma Medication Management

By elizabethzimmermann elizabethzimmermann

  Matthew Rank, M.D. (@MatthewRankMD) is a practicing allergy and asthma  specialist and associate professor of medicine based in Arizona. He is also the director of the Kern Scholars Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ For those who struggle with asthma, the goal […]

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Tags: asthma, kern center, Matthew Rank, Optum Labs, research, Science of health care delivery

July 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Uses Regenerative Medicine to Contribute to Mitochondrial Disease Repair

By bobnellis 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