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November 30th, 2017

New Population Health Science Scholars Announced

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) Population Health Science Program and Employee & Community Health are pleased to announce that three physicians have been selected into the Population Health Science Scholar Program, and will join July 1, 2018. Maya Kessler, M.D. Primary Care […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Employee & Community Health, Family Medicine, Kathy MacLaughlin, Maya Kessler, population health, Population Health Science, primary care, Tamim Rajjo


September 26th, 2017

Teaching an old REP new tricks—Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

  Dan Jensen, M.P.H., is the associate director, Olmsted County Public Health; and director, Olmsted County Preventive Services. The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) has supported over 2,600 peer-reviewed scientific research publications covering a span of more than 50 years. Recent REP additions of the data exploration portal, adding Olmsted County Public Health data, and supporting […]

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Tags: Community Health Needs Assessment, Dan Jensen, data exploration portal, OCPHS, Olmsted County Public Health Service, population health, public health, REP, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project


June 1st, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Rochester Epidemiology Project has added dental records to its database of linked medical records, making it more valuable as a medical research resource. The Rochester Epidemiology Project is a collaboration of medical and dental care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With patient agreement, the organizations link medical, dental, surgical procedures, prescriptions, and other health […]

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Tags: Alan Carr, Daniel DeSimone, dental, dentist, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Olm, Olmsted Medical Center, oral health, population health, public health, REP


May 10th, 2017

Research looks to improve patient satisfaction, reduce costs by predicting surgery length

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Accurately predicting the length of an operation has benefits beyond simply informing patients and their families. Doing so means improved patient satisfaction and has the potential to prevent over- or under-utilization of operating rooms, which has significant implications on both resources and staff. Ultimately, that leads to improved quality of care for patients, improved well-being […]

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Tags: Dr. Bethany Lowndes, Dr. Cornelius Thiels, health care delivery, health sciences research fellow, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, population health, surgery


March 21st, 2017

Building the evidence base with the Society of Behavioral Medicine

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) combines nursing, psychology, medicine and public health in an interdisciplinary forum to promote new understanding of human behavior, health and illness. At its annual meeting, March 29 – April 1, in San Diego, SBM will convene more than 2,200 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to share research, learn […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Allison Holgerson, Dr. Gladys Asiedu, Dr. Lila Finney-Rutten, Dr. Lila Rutten, Dr. Shawna Ehlers, Dr. Sunita Dodani, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, Kern Center, Olivia Peavler, population health


March 9th, 2017

Researchers study benefits of stretching ‘microbreaks’ for surgeons

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing “microbreaks” of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons […]

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Tags: doctor burnout, health care delivery, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, population health, surgical outcomes


January 26th, 2017

National health research treasure marks 50 years

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In 2002, Giancarlo Logroscino, M.D., Ph.D., then a research scientist at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York City, published the only paper on the long-term prognosis of status epilepticus (SE) along with research collaborators from Columbia and Mayo Clinic. They established for the first time,  in a rigorous investigation of SE in […]

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Tags: Dr. Giancarlo Logroscino, Dr. Jenny St. Sauver, Dr. Walter Rocca, Dr. Wenjun Zhong, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery


August 10th, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project – 50 Years of making a difference in health care, despite the “Lake Wobegon effect”

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In 2012, Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) co-directors Walter Rocca, M.D., Mayo Clinic; and Barbara Yawn, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center; and their colleagues, published a paper describing the generalizability of epidemiological findings from one population to others. Their premise – health and health care information derived from the largely ethnically homogeneous population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: Big Data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Center, Olmsted County, Olmsted County Public Health Service, Olmsted Medical Center, OMC, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project


March 3rd, 2016

Changes in Medical Education: Shifting Doctors’ Attitudes in Medicine

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

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 Center, Kern Scholars, Mayo Medical School, obesity, population health, Sean Phelan, unconscious bias


September 29th, 2015

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By 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: #DSS2015, collaboration, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, Kern Center, patient experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery, systems engineering


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