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January 3, 2023

Measuring resiliency in hospital quality performance during the pandemic era

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

Hospital quality rankings and ratings, including the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Star Ratings have faced an unusual challenge in recent years:  To what extent should hospitals be held accountable for traditional quality measure performance, given the unknown effects of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, COVID-19, health sciences research, quality improvement, resiliency


December 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic — Proactive, Nimble, Responsive in the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health sponsor an annual conference dedicated to ensuring that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities. This year’s event, themed “(Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive,” is live in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11-14. Investigators in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, dermatology, emergency medicine, epidemiology, health care systems engineering, health care value, health sciences research, medical research education


July 27, 2022

Big data dive confirms early intervention nets better outcomes for people with new onset AFib

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Recent research led by Mayo Clinic showed the findings of the international clinical trial — Early Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation for Stroke Prevention Trial, or EAST‐AFNET 4 — are generalizable to routine clinical practice. The new findings are published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The original clinical trial included 2,789 patients […]

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Tags: AFib, atrial fibrillation, big data, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, collaboration, Douglas Packer, EKG, electrocardiogram, health sciences research, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


June 3, 2022

Mayo Clinic’s health care delivery scientific expertise exhibited at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research will be on display at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 4 – 7, in Washington, D.C. For people attending the conference, you are invited to stop by the booth, staffed by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. In the double […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, AcademyHealth, Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, Alanna Chamberlain, artificial intelligence, Ben Pollock, Bridget Biggs, burnout, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, community engagement


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 Jen Schutz Jen 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


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