Physicians encounter big questions in their practice beyond individual patient diagnosis, treatment and procedures – questions that, if answered, could improve patient outcomes and health care delivery around the world.
We hope to answer questions like: How can we best prepare patients successfully for organ transplantation? How can we use big data to understand how to best deliver health care? How can we identify and deliver health care to those who most need critical but expensive medical procedures? How can we leverage health information technology to improve delivery of healthcare in the intensive care unit?
To help clinicians learn how to answer these and other important questions, Mayo Clinic offers the Kern Scholars Program, a unique training experience for clinicians through the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.
We are pleased to announce four new Kern Scholars for 2015.
A collaboration between the center and clinical departments/divisions, the program trains clinicians to use tools from applied sciences, such as epidemiology, statistics, economics and sociology to rigorously assess and improve patient-centered outcomes and health care delivery systems. These four scholars will investigate ways to improve the:
Please join us in welcoming our new scholars as they begin their program.
Matthew Rank, M.D. (@MatthewRankMD) is a practicing allergy and asthma specialist and associate professor of medicine based in Arizona. He is also the the director of the Kern Scholars Program in the the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.