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October 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

What’s the best treatment for this condition? The Knowledge Synthesis team can help.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Knowledge synthesis is a key component  of health care delivery research in which all available evidence on a particular topic is summarized through comprehensive literature searches and analyzed using advanced qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods. The Knowledge Synthesis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Evidence-based Practice Center, health technology, Irbaz Riaz, kidney cancer, knowledge synthesis, liver disease, M. Hassan Murad, medical innovation


July 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/26/2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo Clinic expertise has a consistent footprint in the news in 2021. This week’s topics include data security and interoperability; some lesser discussed COVID-19 related topics: language development, booster vaccines for immunocompromised individuals, portable air filters; as well as early onset dementia, and the need for diversity among bone marrow donors. Vaccines are highy unlikely […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, acute kidney injury, Ahmad Nassr, antibodies, arthritis, artificial intelligence, big data, biomarkers, bone marrow transplant, Brian Weinshenker, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Sutor


June 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers articulate implications of Omic-Medicine Era – What needs to happen with each stakeholder?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, big data, bioethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, data science, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, patient experience, population health


May 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/10/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Some Mayo Clinic research in the news this week is at the discovery level, in our genes. And at the other end of the research spectrum, better outcomes in a clinical setting — in this case, a new way to heal scars. Read the post for quick stops all along the continuum, including trauma, COVID-19, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, big data, brain, Brian Kim, cancer prevention, cancer screening, Chyke Doubeni, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, data science, dementia


September 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/25/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

COVID-19 still is holding a spot in the headlines, and probably will for at least the next year or so. But more and more there is re-emerging interest in other health care research. In this post, you’ll find Mayo Clinic Research and research experts cited on Alzheimer’s, opioids, artificial intelligence and physician burnout, seafood and […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, big data, bile duct cancer, Bobbie Gostout, brain, cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, cholangiocarcinoma, clinical research, clinical trials


September 13, 2019 · Leave a Comment

REAL WORLD EVIDENCE in health care improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In late 2012 Optum and Mayo Clinic came together to form OptumLabs, an open, collaborative research and innovation center, dedicated to improving patient care and patient value through data-driven health care research, leading-edge data science and strong partner collaboration.  Since that time, approximately 150 collaborative projects have led to peer-reviewed publication, a critical step towards […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, OptumLabs, research


August 10, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project – 50 Years of making a difference in health care, despite the “Lake Wobegon effect”

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In 2012, Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) co-directors Walter Rocca, M.D., Mayo Clinic; and Barbara Yawn, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center; and their colleagues, published a paper describing the generalizability of epidemiological findings from one population to others. Their premise – health and health care information derived from the largely ethnically homogeneous population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Walter Rocca


October 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Simple Shift, Four Numbers, Big Results

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Jon Ebbert, M.D., is a primary care physician and researcher, and the Minnesota & Midwest Site Director for the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery ___________________________________________________________________ Research published recently by colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science […]

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Tags: AHRQ, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jon Ebbert


September 18, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Delivery Science Summit – Building the Evidence Base, Always Patient-Centric

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Moderator Peggy Girshman led off Day 2 with a poignant reminder of why the science of health care delivery is so important. “In the end,” she said, “what the patient thinks and feels [about their experience] is all that matters.” She told a story about a well-educated couple, fully insured, significant financial resources and family […]

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Tags: big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit, patient experience


September 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Delivery Science Summit Launched

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The morning started with two pre-conference workshops, tough choices for some, obvious landing spots for others. Nilay Shah, Ph.D., led the Big Data session, and participants were able to dig deep into concepts surrounding the promise (and realization) of Big Data in health care. They presented case examples of successful use of OptumLabs™ Data Warehouse […]

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Tags: big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit


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