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February 19, 2020

Researchers identify 7 best practices for physicians working with dementia caregivers

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

People with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often rely on family caregivers to plan or assist with their medical care. But caregivers are not usually fully integrated in their family members’ clinical appointments or care plan. To identify gaps in care and communication, Mayo Clinic researchers have identified seven best practices for health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dementia, Joan Griffin, patient experience, Rachel Havyer, shared decision making


February 4, 2020

Research News Roundup–January 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you’re interested in genetics, diabetes, transplant or robotics, January was a good month. The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to these and a tidy sum of other recent research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic. You also might find some other handy resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo medical […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diabetes, genetic testing, health care value, heart failure, hereditary diseases, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Ackerman, neurology, pharmacy, pulmonary and critical care medicine


January 29, 2020

A case for public health initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 15 million people currently living with the disease. It also increases the likelihood that people will develop heart disease, lung cancer and other […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, COPD, health care policy, lung disease, population health, public health, pulmonology, readmissions, tobacco cessation, University of North Florida


January 14, 2020

Improving experiences for people who work, live and play indoors

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Indoor environments affect human health and well-being. And people affect the indoor spaces where they live, work and play. But how and to what extent?  And what can we learn through this research? Indoor environmental quality research has traditionally been conducted in chamber studies. This type of research is important, but has a number of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, environment, research, Well Living Lab


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


November 18, 2019

Well Living Lab study shows daylight and window views improve cognitive performance for office workers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

A new study from the Well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, has been published as open source in Building and Environment. The study showed that window access to daylight and view in offices improves cognitive performance and satisfaction and that eyestrain and glare can be mitigated with the use of modern shading […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, environment, population health, Well Living Lab


November 8, 2019

Strengthening the case for palliative care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is the group at Mayo Clinic charged with driving practice transformation. Basically, this means to help Mayo Clinic improve the way health care is delivered, reaching patients where they are, with the right answers when they are needed. […]

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Tags: cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Gregory Barsness, ICU, intensive care unit, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, palliative care, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula


October 29, 2019

New Study Highlights Need for Healthcare Providers to Engage Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s research paper published in  Journal of Applied Gerontology By Roger K. Lowe, USAgainstAlzheimer’s Chief Communications Officer A new study spotlights the often-overlooked need for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease to be more engaged by physicians during medical appointments with their loved ones. The research by Mayo Clinic and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s was published in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, cognitive impairment, collaboration, dementia, Joan Griffin


October 25, 2019

Upcoming documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’ to address national issue

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Mayo Clinic has done extensive research into the use of opioids across the U.S., and this work has led to prescribing guidelines that are being used across Mayo Clinic and at other health care organizations. With a shared goal to increase public awareness and drive action, Mayo Clinic and Twin Cities PBS have partnered to […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Helena Gazelka, medical research, medical research education, opioids, pain management


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