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Items Tagged ‘Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery’

October 16, 2017

Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Researchers across the United States are studying ways to reduce opioid use. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, scientists are using evidence-based research to find the ideal dose for each patient, and examining where higher-dose prescriptions may be coming from. Now, one of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, opioids


November 29, 2016

Rising health care costs: Are physicians Choosing Wisely?

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Physicians are burned out.  The reasons for which are seemingly endless:  for one, the health care system is asking them to continually add more to their plate.  More diagnosis codes, more communication and oversight with more complex patients, more administrative duties such as charting and patient emails and portal systems, yet no more time. Physicians […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely


November 21, 2016

Physician heal thyself

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In recent months, we have heard a lot about physician burnout, medical student suicide, and other health care provider health and wellness issues. A growing problem, and one that is difficult to combat, as physician shortages are predicted to rise in the future, placing ever more burden on those in the system. Shortages lead to issues accessing […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, M. Hassan Murad, physician burnout


November 1, 2016

Back In The Game

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Two knee replacement surgeries, one patient, zero signs of slowing down Lou Myers says despite two knee replacement surgeries, Mayo Clinic surgeons and researchers in Florida got him back to the game he loves quicker thanks to a more painless procedure. Myers benefited from research conducted within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


October 4, 2016

Prostate biopsies down, complications up

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Researchers are seeking ways to make prostate cancer biopsies safer. While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased after several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, OptumLabs, prostate cancer


September 27, 2016

Mini Breaks, Many Benefits

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Surgeons find short breaks prove valuable in providing best care Perfecting a skill requires equal parts natural talent, dedication and practice. A concert violinist plays a single piece of music over and over. A major league pitcher hurls strikes across home plate until the stadium lights go out. And a surgeon spends day after day […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care systems engineering, surgery


September 8, 2016

Time does not heal all wounds

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

  Makshita “Maks” Luthra is a Master of Public Health candidate specializing in Public Health Administration & Policy, a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Minnesota, and an associate health services analyst in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ____________________________________________________________ Childhood obesity has more than […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Lila Rutten, Population Health Scholar


August 16, 2016

Getting it RIGHT – Individualized medicine is getting very personal

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

10,000 people help answer a basic individualized medicine question Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition, but only half have it under control. Why? The answer gets to the heart of individualized medicine: Because each person has a unique genetic […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, individualized medicine, Jennifer St. Sauver, personalized medicine


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, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


August 4, 2016

What’s best for my child? What’s best for my patient?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Informed consent made easier in pediatric emergency sedation The science of health care delivery can be very exciting – sometimes offering a futuristic peak into the way things could be. Soon we may have an app that enables near instantaneous health data analysis and distillation, and brings individualized care suggestions to a provider’s fingertips. Crunching […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Kern Scholars, M. Fernanda Bellolio


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