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Tue, Mar 14 at 8:00am CDT by @harringaadam · View  

Exploration of six alternatives nets policy that cuts surgical delay and overtime

Study finds one strategy decreases overtime by 52 percent with same access for patients

A few years back, the Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery approached Mayo scientists with a problem: a backlog of patients waiting for surgery. The scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, found six policies could all reduce overtime and, in turn, improve patient access to care.

What’s more, the study showed one policy reduced overtime by 52 percent.

“Overtime is a big concern for hospitals because it is both costly and often associated with dissatisfaction of doctors, nurses and staff,” the [...]

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Thu, Mar 9 at 5:15pm CDT by @harringaadam · View  

Researchers study benefits of stretching 'microbreaks' for surgeons

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing "microbreaks" of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons was pain reduction, especially in the shoulders and neck, and 87 percent of those surveyed said they were interested in adding microbreaks to their routine, according to a study published in February in the Annals of Surgery.

Find out more about the study in Medscape, and look for more on this subject as Mayo researchers test a web-based app [...]

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Thu, Feb 16 at 8:01am CDT by @harringaadam · View  

Yale and Mayo Clinic collaborate to further regulatory science

Author Kevin Lin, Yale Daily News staff

Funded by a United States Food and Drug Administration grant of up to $6.7 million over two years, Yale and Mayo Clinic are establishing a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation to advance regulatory science by developing tools to measure the safety and efficacy of FDA-regulated products.

According to a press release, the Yale and Mayo Clinic CERSI aims to use real-world data to inform regulatory decision making; allow the FDA to use advanced analytic methods; and share knowledge gathered between the institutions. The Yale and Mayo Clinic CERSI is part of a larger group of national CERSIs, funded by the FDA, that are collaborations between the FDA and various [...]

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Wed, Feb 15 at 8:00am CDT by @harringaadam · View  

Mayo Clinic at top health care IT conference

Nine Mayo Clinic employees will speak at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 19-23.

Highlighting the Mayo presenters will be Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Christopher Ross, who will make the HIMSS preconference AsiaPac Summit keynote address The Role of Team-Based Care on the Path to Health Care Transformation.

Ross will also present on Emerging Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare IT. That session, on Feb. 20, will explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning is changing health care and data collection and analysis, and how it can be used to address problems in patient care. The session also features James Golden, [...]

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