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November 16, 2021

Patient-focused research to transform experience for manual wheel chair users

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A multidisciplinary team of Mayo Clinic researchers and others is looking at the ergonomics of people who use manual wheelchairs. They seek to identify metrics to quantify arm use associated with rotator cuff pathology and progressive degeneration, which will inform development of personalized interventions. In general, people lose functionality in their rotator cuffs — the […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, disability-related research, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Melissa Morrow, National Institutes of Health


June 28, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/28/2021

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

Vaping, medical AI, the challenges of serving patients with cancer and diabetes, current COVID-19 vaccine and long haul information, and a wide selection of other topics are covered in this week’s news. The Vaping Study You Haven’t Heard Of Slate, 6/25/2021 A report from the Mayo Clinic looked at 70,000 patients and found no link […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Ashley Wentworth, autoimmune disorder, Barbara Barry, bioethics, biomedical ethics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19


March 8, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/8/2021

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

In Mayo Clinic research news over the past seven days, the headlines covered medical marijuana, systemic racism, Alzheimer’s, and a range of other topics including COVID-19. Minnesota Senate bill could increase spinal cord research funding, KSTP, 3/4/2021 This $285 eye scan may someday detect Alzheimer’s risk. (It also requires plenty of curry flavoring.), Advisory Board, […]

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Tags: ADHD, aging, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, cholesterol, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, dementia, health care systems engineering, health disparities, lymphoma


October 23, 2020

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

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

By Nick Fetty, Iowa State University College of Engineering Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Iowa State University, physician burnout, research education, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


February 28, 2019

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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 (@harringaadam)

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 (@harringaadam)

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 (@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, ergonomics, 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 (@elizabethzimmermann)

 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 (@elizabethzimmermann)

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


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