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March 17, 2022

Understanding the effects of, and using social media to improve evidence-based practice

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In a two-part series published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers discuss the availability of health care information on social media platforms. They offer suggestions as to how clinicians can understand and diffuse the effect of misleading information, while taking advantage of credible content to aid in clinician-patient decision making. Social media describes internet-based […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Evidence-based Practice Center, health sciences research, knowledge synthesis, M. Hassan Murad, Ryan D'Souza, social media, W. Michael Hooten


December 14, 2021

Transforming care for patients in the cardiac intensive care unit

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Jacob Jentzer, M.D., is a cardiac intensivist — meaning he has received specialized training to allow him to provide the best possible care for patients in intensive care who have severe heart conditions. He also is a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar (@MayoKernScholar) with a portion of his time dedicated to further training in the […]

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Tags: Brandon Wiley, cardiac intensive care unit, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, David Holmes Jr., Gregory Barsness, health sciences research, ICU, intensive care unit, Jacob Jentzer, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Kianoush Kashani


April 27, 2021

Study finds virtual community platform beneficial for engagement in health research

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Community engagement is the bridge that connects researchers and local communities; however, face-to-face engagement is often limited in reach and scale — especially during a pandemic. In a recently published paper, researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota evaluated the feasibility of a virtual statewide Facebook community platform to enhance public trust and […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Christi Patten, community engagement, health sciences research, Tabetha Brockman, University of Minnesota


March 1, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Media coverage of Mayo Clinic research and expertise covered home cancer screening tests, youth vaping, several advancements in women’s health, COVID-19 and many other topics. Read on for excerpts and links to the articles. Health officials: “Youth vaping a serious issue”  KAAL, 2/25/2021 New findings show youth vaping in Minnesota is worse than many had […]

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Tags: addiction research, Alzheimer's disease, Aminah Jatoi, anaphylaxis, arthritis, basic science, bladder cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, cancer screening, clinical research, cognitive impairment


October 14, 2020

Lupus: starting from the beginning may lead to better outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain throughout the body. Most common in women (9 of 10 diagnosed cases); it attacks both joints and organs – including the skin. Lupus is not curable, but symptoms can be managed with medications. Researchers hope to learn more about lupus and identify ways to […]

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Tags: Ali Duarte Garcia, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cindy Crowson, dermatology, health disparities, health sciences research, lupus, nephrology, opioids, practice improvement, rheumatology


June 10, 2020

Faculty members, fellow named 2020 Kern Scholars

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is pleased to welcome four new scholars to the Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program. The Kern Scholars Program helps develop a workforce of highly motivated, exceptionally trained clinicians who have the research skills needed to assess existing health care delivery […]

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Tags: Aaron Leppin, Aaron Spaulding, Alanna Chamberlain, Ann Rusk, Barbara Barry, bladder cancer, Brian Pickering, cardiovascular medicine, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, Christi Patten


June 8, 2020

Learning tools to manage current times: Capacity Coaching

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

— Kasey Boehmer, Ph.D., is a health services researcher at Mayo Clinic As a society amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we continually hear of the struggle to embrace a “new normal.” For some, this new normal is at the front lines of health care. Clinicians caring for those with chronic illnesses are pivoting quickly to check […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, education, health sciences research, Kasey Boehmer, mental health


June 3, 2020

Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body’s natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, patient experience, psychiatry, psychology, Victor Montori


January 8, 2020

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

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

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


December 12, 2019

A unique competition showcases Mayo’s innovative capabilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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


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