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Items Tagged ‘health care systems engineering’

February 28, 2019

Feeling lonely in the emergency department? It may matter more than you think.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Waiting in the emergency room is not only frustrating for patients, but could contribute to future hospitalizations, shows new research. A collaborative team within the Mayo Clinic Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory is working to improve the quality of care in emergency medicine. Researchers and health care providers work hand-in-hand in this embedded research […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, health care systems engineering, Heather Heaton, Mustafa Sir, patient safety


March 14, 2017

Exploration of six alternatives nets policy that cuts surgical delay and overtime

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Study finds one strategy decreases overtime by 52 percent with same access for patients A few years back, the Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery approached Mayo scientists with a problem: a backlog of patients waiting for surgery. They wanted the scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, David Larson, health care systems engineering, Kalyan Pasupathy, Mustafa Sir, surgery


March 9, 2017

Researchers study benefits of stretching ‘microbreaks’ for surgeons

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing “microbreaks” of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care systems engineering, physician burnout, population health, surgery, surgical outcomes


September 27, 2016

Mini Breaks, Many Benefits

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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, Juliane Bingener, physician burnout, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


February 5, 2016

Reducing patient wait time and improving staff satisfaction in the Emergency Department

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

 Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory: Engineering better experiences for Emergency Department patients, employees “I saw 21 patients today, and it’s now 5 p.m. There are only seven in the waiting room, despite an afternoon that saw peak registrations of 21 per hour,” said Eric Boie, M.D., Emergency Medicine, one recent Monday evening. “I can’t […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, David Nestler, emergency department, Eric Boie, health care systems engineering, Kalyan Pasupathy, Michael Laughlin Jr., Mustafa Sir, physician burnout, Thomas Hellmich


November 24, 2015

Mayo Clinic Wins Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Edging out MIT and American Airlines for 2015 win Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Health Care Systems Engineering Program and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery were presented the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Nov. 2, 2015, during the INFORMS Annual […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care systems engineering, Jeanne Huddleston, Kalyan Pasupathy, Narges Hosseini, orthopedic surgery, Paul Huddleston, Thomas Rohleder, Yariv Marmor


November 17, 2015

Halting the Cycle

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Mayo Clinic is Re-Engineering Mental Health Care Delivery An estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition, reports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over 24 million of them failed to receive treatment in 2013, and of those who sought treatment, they found a health care system […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, health care systems engineering, Kalyan Pasupathy, mental health, Ronna Campbell, Thomas Hellmich


September 29, 2015

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit, health care systems engineering, patient experience, population health


May 5, 2015

What Could Engineering Possibly Have To Offer Health Care?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Jeanne Huddleston, M.D., is the medical director of the Health Care Systems Engineering Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. ________________________________________________________________________ When you think of an engineer, what do you think of?  OK, beyond pocket protectors…what comes to mind?  Engineers solve problems right?  […]

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


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