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December 6th, 2016

New strategies could make laryngectomies a thing of the past

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

About 60,000 Americans have had their larynx removed due to disease or trauma. These people are missing out on many of life’s little pleasures because the procedure’s resultant hole left them without a voice and created an opening directly into their lungs. A simple shower is dangerous as even the slightest amount of water in […]

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Tags: Arizona, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, laryngectomy, medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


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


January 28th, 2016

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

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: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, high value health care, High Value Healthcare Collaborative, HVHC, Jim Naessens, Jon Ebbert, Kern Center, Lindsey Philpot, Nilay Shah, Rob Nesse


January 5th, 2016

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

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, Kern Center, Madonna Living Communities, primary care, Ramona DeJesus, Science of health care delivery


December 8th, 2015

Healthcare Cost Concerns? Overtesting is part of the problem

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, healthcare costs, Kern Center, Optum Labs, OptumLabs, overtesting, Rozalina McCoy, Science of health care delivery, type 2 diabetes


November 17th, 2015

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, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Kal Pasupathy, Kern Center, mental illness, Ronna Campbell, systems engineering, Thomas Hellmich


November 9th, 2015

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

By Bob Nellis 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

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, Somali American United Council of Arizona, tobacco


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