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Items Tagged ‘patient experience’

July 5, 2016

The July Phenomenon

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler (@meghanknoedler)

“Never go to the hospital in July,” a phrase often repeated by patients; and perpetuated by a myriad of hospital employees, casts a worrisome tone over care received in July. Thus we hear of the “July Phenomenon.” This is because each July 1 is the start of the medical residency year. A day full of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, education, patient experience, surgical outcomes


February 23, 2016

Taking the First Step – Tracking Discharge Delays

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

The national conversation continues to revolve around health care and improvements in health care delivery, and often focuses on finding ways to add value and reduce cost. At Mayo Clinic, we too seek to enhance health and the way patients experience health care. Nurses are at the front line of patient care, and positioned such, […]

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Tags: care transitions, Diane Holland, nursing research, patient experience


September 29, 2015

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients actually receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the most efficient way to schedule patient appointments to research focusing on the most successful, cost-effective means for delivering treatment, this discipline’s aim is to enhance the patient’s experience with health care by improving quality, outcomes […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit, health care systems engineering, patient experience, population health


September 22, 2015

Delivery Science Summit – It’s a Wrap

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The inaugural Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery wrapped up midday Friday, Sept. 18, after two-and-a-half days of intense discussion, inspiring speakers and presentations of cutting edge research. See news story. Attendees came from across the country and around the world, to pursue common goals defined by the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit, patient experience, population health


September 18, 2015

Delivery Science Summit – Building the Evidence Base, Always Patient-Centric

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Moderator Peggy Girshman led off Day 2 with a poignant reminder of why the science of health care delivery is so important. “In the end,” she said, “what the patient thinks and feels [about their experience] is all that matters.” She told a story about a well-educated couple, fully insured, significant financial resources and family […]

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Tags: big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit, patient experience


July 30, 2015

Triple Aim Curriculum! Register Now for Delivery Science Summit 2015

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit 2015 will provides attendees with outstanding plenary and keynote presenters as well as the flexibility of three different curriculum tracks based on the Triple Aim. More than 100 abstracts will be presented as well from across the continuum of health care delivery. Track highlights include multiple presenters in each of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Delivery Science Summit, patient experience, population health


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