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August 10, 2016

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

By 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, Kern Center, Olmsted County, Olmsted County Public Health Service, Olmsted Medical Center, OMC, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project


October 13, 2015

Simple Shift, Four Numbers, Big Results

By 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, Office of Health Care Practice and Policy, research, value analysis


September 18, 2015

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

By 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: #DSS2015, Big Data, conference, Delivery Science Summit, Dr. James Bagian, Karolinksa, Kern Center, patient experience, Peggy Girshman, Science of health care delivery


September 17, 2015

Delivery Science Summit Launched

By 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: #DSS2015, Big Data, Bill George, Delivery Science Summit, Implementation Science, Kern Center, Science of health care delivery


July 21, 2015

Data Accuracy and Integrity – Without Which We Have Nothing

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. jonebbertmd

“The cornerstone of our ability to make robust inference and sound clinical decisions is the assumption of the validity, accuracy and representativeness of medical research data.” So says Véronique Roger, M.D., Director, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, and in her July editorial in the […]

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Tags: Big Data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Center, Science of health care delivery, Veronique Roger


May 29, 2015

Precision Medicine Using Big Data

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

One of our goals at Mayo Clinic is to improve the way patients experience health care. We established the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery to investigate ways to improve across the continuum of health care delivery. In the center, we look at systems engineering, […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, Big Data, BMJ, dabigatran, health care delivery, individualized Medicine, Kern Center, Neena Abraham, Optum Labs, Precision Medicine, rivaroxaban, Science of health care delivery


March 4, 2015

Early-Career Scientists and Clinicians – Would you like to better navigate the clinical practice-research divide in the world of Big Data?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Apply for a NIH-funded week-long “Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)” fellowship and bridge the gap Within “Big Data,” there’s a multidimensional data goldmine just waiting for collaborative research teams to enter and extract information that can change the world of health care. Many face the challenge and wonder how they can use that data to […]

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Tags: Big Data, CCaTS, CTSA, Kern Center, research fellowship


January 16, 2015

Collaborating to Enhance Patient Experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

“The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, union of forces is necessary. – Dr. William J. Mayo, 1910 The motivation behind Mayo Clinic’s many collaborative relationships is to improve patient care. These relationships are focused on finding […]

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Tags: Big Data, collaboration, Kern Center, Optum Labs, partnerships


December 23, 2014

What is Big Data, and Why Do We Care in Health Care?

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Big data is a term with uncertain roots, and variable usage, but one which paints a picture of extremely large amounts of information, complex and disparate, that is difficult to analyze using traditional tools. Other challenges with big data include collection and storage, sorting and searching, sharing and individual privacy – just because you have […]

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Tags: Big Data, individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic research, Science of health care delivery


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