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February 19, 2019

It takes a village

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Home-based palliative care may not be a simple doctor-patient relationship, but the value it adds is simple to understand It takes a village to raise a child. The inputs and interactions with many adults across their community serve to usher children through the ups and downs of life into adulthood and aid them to live […]

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Tags: care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christina Y. Chen, collaboration, Gregory Hanson, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, palliative care, population health, quality of life


April 11, 2018

Training the next generation of clinician scientists

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery education focuses on integrating programs and opportunities to deliver training to current and future health care providers. Within Education , the Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program is training and mentoring the next generation of clinically trained doctoral-level fellows and […]

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Tags: Adam Schwartz, Ali Duarte-Garcia, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dorin Colibaseanu, education, Erin Barreto, hematology, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Nandita Khera, orthopedics, pharmacy, Rahma Warsame


October 4, 2017

Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program held an inaugural Shark Tank–like event, October 2, 2017. The event launched the bi-annual scholar retreat, incorporated into the opening social gathering. These social gatherings provide an opportunity for Kern Scholars Program […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


May 30, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating an increasing portion of health […]

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Tags: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dialysis, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, nephrology, population health, telemedicine


April 20, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

The concept is simple, if you perform the same procedure over and over; day in and day out, you tend to do it better, quicker, and safer than your counterpart who has only done it a few times, or infrequently. It’s referred to in other lines of work as “economies of scale.” The application of […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, Jeffrey Karnes, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, minimally invasive surgery, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate cancer, Ronald Go, Sean Dowdy


August 4, 2016

What’s best for my child? What’s best for my patient?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Informed consent made easier in pediatric emergency sedation The science of health care delivery can be very exciting – sometimes offering a futuristic peak into the way things could be. Soon we may have an app that enables near instantaneous health data analysis and distillation, and brings individualized care suggestions to a provider’s fingertips. Crunching […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, M. Fernanda Bellolio


June 15, 2016

2016 Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Named — The next generation of health care delivery clinical researchers

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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.   Elizabeth Lorenz, M.D. – Nephrology and Hypertension Research Focus:  Health outcomes after transplant Mentorship Team:  Andrea Cheville, M.D.; David Eton, Ph.D.; Kathleen […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Lorenz, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Michael Wilson, Oliver Tobin, Rahma Warsame


March 3, 2016

Changes in Medical Education: Shifting Doctors’ Attitudes in Medicine

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

Medical school training and admissions are going through many changes.  The medical school entrance exam (Medical College Admission Test or MCAT) is one of the notable changes.   For many years, the test focused on objective knowledge based on general chemistry and stoichiometry, organic chemistry. The test made a drastic change in 2015 decreasing the questions […]

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Tags: Brian Lynch, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, obesity, population health, Sean Phelan


January 21, 2016

Educating the Now and Next Generations in Health Care Delivery

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

The New Year offers an opportunity to take stock of what we are doing to advance the science of health care delivery. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, one of the ways we do this is through education – both organic and collaborative […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Population Health Scholar


October 27, 2015

A Better Road to Recovery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Going Fully Under May Not Be Best Option for All Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries In this article, Rebecca Johnson, M.D., a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery discusses her observations regarding what could be a pivotal decision […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Rebecca Johnson, surgery, surgical outcomes


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