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April 28, 2022

Visiting the dentist saves money, reduces likelihood of hospitalization for people with diabetes or coronary artery disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Physicians and dentists know that oral health is a critical element of overall health. However, there are many unknowns with respect to the effects of regular dental care and a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. Furthermore, Medicare does not cover dental care, and although children receive dental care as part of Medicaid, coverage for adults […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, coronary artery disease, data science, diabetes, health care policy, James Naessens, oral health


April 27, 2022

Equity, quality, and remote care focus of 19 newly funded delivery science research initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Following an overwhelming response to its recent call for project proposals, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has announced the recipients of 19 awards. These innovative ideas represent collaborations from across Mayo Clinic and throughout Mayo Clinic Health System. They address address health equity […]

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Tags: Adam Milam, Ali Ainsworth, Asmaa Ferdjallah, Ben Brinkmann, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher DeStephano, Cornelius Thiels, diversity, Doug Challener, Elizabeth Habermann, Eric Klee, health care value


April 19, 2022

New study finds rheumatology prescribing, spending linked to pharmaceutical payments

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

On April 1, the review and dispute period commenced prior to the annual publication of payments required by the Open Payments, or Sunshine Act. Physicians and advanced-practice providers may find this an opportune time in which to examine their personal prescribing practices and identify any possible payment-related biases. A new Mayo Clinic-led study, published in […]

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Tags: Ali Duarte Garcia, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cindy Crowson, cortisone, Eric Matteson, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Nilay Shah, Nobel Prize, rheumatology, Rozalina McCoy, Yale


April 5, 2022

Mayo Clinic at the Society of Behavioral Medicine #SBM2022 — the urgency of adaptation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine is April 6-9, in Baltimore. With the meeting theme “The Urgency of Adaptation,” the 2022 conference seeks to showcase opportunities for behavioral medicine to increase its effect on the climate crisis, systemic racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Embedded in the clinical practice, […]

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Tags: Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, Amelia Barwise, Arizona State University, Bridget Biggs, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, community engagement, COVID-19, diabetes


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


March 10, 2022

Introducing a new Diversity Science Program for practice transformation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery recently launched a new Diversity Science Program. This new focus area expands the ability of the center to provide evidence-based solutions that advance inclusive, equitable norms for organizational wellness and practice transformation. Diversity Science is the scientific discipline that […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, Gladys Asiedu, health disparities, quality improvement, Renaldo Blocker, Sean Dowdy, Sean Phelan


February 10, 2022

Advanced Care at Home — Evidence-based practice transformation                                        

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Before the pandemic, Mayo Clinic was exploring ways to help patients get home sooner or avoid hospital admission all together. This work has continued, and one of Mayo’s key initiatives in this arena is the Advanced Care at Home program, currently available in Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Elizabeth Habermann, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Platform, Michael Maniaci, practice improvement, pragmatic trials, Sean Dowdy, Xiaoxi Yao


February 3, 2022

Instead of health care, how about “well care”?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Recent Mayo Clinic research showed that it is possible to electronically connect community health and wellness program information with people’s medical records in a reliable and secure manner. The combined data can help patients and their doctors identify promising programs that may help patients reach their health and wellness goals. The linkage can also provide […]

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Tags: Aaron Leppin, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, community engagement, general internal medicine, health equity, learning health system, Paul Takahashi, population health, quality improvement, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Sarah Redmond


January 25, 2022

Babies born in rural settings are more likely to experience trauma during birth, and one way Mayo Clinic is addressing this

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Birth trauma rates are one of the measures of hospital quality used by the Joint Commission. Recent Mayo Clinic-led research, published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, shows that babies born at rural hospitals are more likely to experience a birth-related injury than those born in urban hospitals. This disparity is of concern to […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, birth trauma, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care value, health disparities, Jennifer Fang, rural health care, teleneonatology


January 20, 2022

Modeling takes a whole new twist with omicron

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Since shortly after COVID-19 started popping up in the U.S., Mayo Clinic’s Predictive Analytics Task Force has been tracking it. A collaboration between Mayo Clinic Quality and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the task force’s primary responsibility is to build and maintain a […]

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Tags: biostatistics, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, Curt Storlie, data science, epidemiology, Katherine Noe, quality improvement, Shannon Dunlay


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