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January 8, 2020

Dropping ‘rarely abnormal’ blood tests could save $9 million per year, Mayo research finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Routine blood tests that are given the day after colon or rectal surgery turned up abnormal results 4% of the time. Furthermore, of those patients with abnormal results, only 1% warranted follow-up action, new research from Mayo Clinic has discovered.

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Tags: blood test, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, health care value, health sciences research, medical research, Nicholas McKenna, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes, value


December 12, 2019

A unique competition showcases Mayo’s innovative capabilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

An innovative artificial intelligence project from a group of Mayo Clinic investigators was among the top 25 participants selected to advance to Stage 1 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. The challenge is to develop technology that can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health care policy, health care value, health sciences research, James Naessens, medical innovation, readmissions


October 10, 2019

Let’s focus on the problem: Purposeful shared decision making in medicine

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lydia Hansen, undergraduate public affairs intern Shared decision making between patients and providers plays a crucial role in health care experiences and outcomes. However, each patient and each health care experience is unique, so no one approach to shared decision making is appropriate in all situations. In a recent paper published in Patient Education […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, shared decision making


September 19, 2019

Biostatistician keeps Mayo research ship-shape

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

I met Rickey Carter, Ph.D., in his glass-walled office on the Mayo Clinic Florida campus in June. From his desk, he can look out over the Health Sciences Research Department: desks and cubicles in orderly rows, like boats in a marina and humming with activity—activity he helps promote as vice chair of the Department of […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biostatistics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, epidemiology, health sciences research, Rickey Carter


August 22, 2019

At Mayo Clinic, one Statistics and Data Management Center oversees hundreds of cancer clinical trials

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lydia Hansen, undergraduate public affairs intern The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s Statistics and Data Management Center is one of the largest and most highly rated statistics and data management centers working with cancer research in the world. The group has an overall portfolio of 361 cancer-related clinical trials and information on more than 185,000 […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, health sciences research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Sumithra Mandrekar


July 9, 2019

National Limb Loss Registry

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in collaborators that occurred after publication. Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a veteran investigator of limb amputation and prostheses with more than 25 years of experience. He’s on the Medical Advisory […]

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Tags: amputation, biomedical engineering, Daniel Berry, David Lewallen, health sciences research, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Kenton Kaufman, orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, physiology


September 19, 2017

CARING FOR KARTER–Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy’s condition

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Karter Malcomson coos and swivels his head when he hears his name in his mother’s reassuring voice. “You know we’re talking about you, don’t you?” Karter’s mom, Kerrie, says. “Karter is a very happy boy. He’s very content. He’s very interested in everything, especially people. He’s definitely a people person.” His father, Zane, spins Karter […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Charu Kaiwar, clinical informatics, collaboration, Eric Klee, genetic testing, genomics, Gianrico Farrugia, health sciences research, Margot Cousin, Nicole Boczek, Pavel Pichurin


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