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September 29th, 2015

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients actually receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the most efficient way to schedule patient appointments to research focusing on the most successful, cost-effective means for delivering treatment, this discipline’s aim is to enhance the patient’s experience with health care by improving quality, outcomes […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, collaboration, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, Kern Center, patient experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery, systems engineering


September 22nd, 2015

Delivery Science Summit – It’s a Wrap

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The inaugural Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery wrapped up midday Friday, Sept. 18, after two-and-a-half days of intense discussion, inspiring speakers and presentations of cutting edge research. See news story. Attendees came from across the country and around the world, to pursue common goals defined by the […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, Kern Center, patient experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery


August 11th, 2015

Breathing Easier – New Understanding for Asthma Medication Management

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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 28th, 2015

Collaborations – The Key to Advancing Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery applies innovative science and data to evaluate the quality, safety and value of health care globally and improve real-world experiences for patients. Sounds good, but it’s not easy, and it’s not something the small cadre of individuals listed under […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, ASU, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, High Value Healthcare Collaborative, Karolinska Institutet, Kern Center, Optum Labs, research


June 10th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery Launches Website

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

At Mayo Clinic, the road to new treatments often begins in the laboratory. For over 100 years, Mayo scientists and physicians have worked together to advance care through medical science. That tradition of leadership by discovery is the Center for Biomedical Discovery. Established to sustain and grow Mayo’s expertise and build on its foundation of […]

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Tags: Center for Biomedical Discovery, discovery research, laboratory research, Mark McNiven, Mayo Clinic, medical science, research


June 3rd, 2015

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Named to NIAMS Advisory Council

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals. Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, NIAMS, NIH, research, Sundeep Khosla


April 21st, 2015

Mayo Clinic Designated as an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Continuing more than a century of health care delivery research and innovation In December, Mayo Clinic’s Evidence-Based Practice Research Program received a highly-competitive designation by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), naming Mayo Clinic one of only 13 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) in North America. The EPC program was launched in the 1990’s […]

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Tags: AHRQ, evidence-based practice, Hassan Murad, KER unit, Kern Center, meta analysis, research, Science of health care delivery, systematic review, Victor Montori, Zhen Wang


January 15th, 2015

A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, history, insulin, Mayo Clinic, medical history, research


December 15th, 2014

Mayo Clinic Plugs Into Drug Discovery

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The research laboratory of Mayo Clinic pediatric oncologist Richard J. Bram, M.D., Ph.D., was enjoying the kind of success many researchers hope for. His team in Rochester, Minnesota, had long been interested in studying brain tumors, particularly those in children. “They’re the second most common malignancy in children, but the development of cures has lagged,” […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, research


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