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Items Tagged ‘quality improvement’

January 19, 2023

What is value-based care and why does it matter?

By Vincent Jacobbi Vincent Jacobbi (@vjmayo)

As health care costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals and those seeking care are working to find a way to create the best value for the patient’s money. Value is commonly defined as quality divided by cost, with quality describing the outcome of care, and cost describing the expenses incurred by the patient. There are many […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, health care value, quality improvement


January 3, 2023

Measuring resiliency in hospital quality performance during the pandemic era

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

Hospital quality rankings and ratings, including the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Star Ratings have faced an unusual challenge in recent years:  To what extent should hospitals be held accountable for traditional quality measure performance, given the unknown effects of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, COVID-19, health sciences research, quality improvement, resiliency


December 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic — Proactive, Nimble, Responsive in the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health sponsor an annual conference dedicated to ensuring that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities. This year’s event, themed “(Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive,” is live in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11-14. Investigators in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, dermatology, emergency medicine, epidemiology, health care systems engineering, health care value, health sciences research, medical research education


October 11, 2022

Meet Surbhi Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D. – Driven to learn, incorporating learning to improve care

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

Surbhi Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D., is a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona., whose focus is on treating patients with non-cancerous blood disorders. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Shah dedicates time both to learning, and to sharing what she learns – through teaching, mentoring, presentation and publication. To expand her own understanding and increase Mayo’s […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, blood disease, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, Fadi Shamoun, hematology, hemophilia, Jennifer Ridgeway, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, learning health system, medical innovation, mentorship


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


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 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 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


November 22, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, beyond surgical prescribing practices

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In “An Institutional Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis,” the authors describe the elements of Mayo Clinic’s Opioid Stewardship Program. The study’s first author, Halena Gazelka, M.D., an anesthesiologist, is chair of the program. She works together with the study’s senior author, Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D., deputy director of research in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. […]

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Tags: Andy Abril, Barbara Bruce, Caitlin Brown, Cassandra Ramel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, COVID-19, depression, Elizabeth Habermann, emergency department, Evidence-based Practice Center, Fernando Rivera


November 8, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, transformations in postsurgical prescribing

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In an effort to address the prescription opioid epidemic by reducing unnecessary or excess opioid prescriptions, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery  has been leading Mayo’s research on prescribing practices. Much of this work has been directed by Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D., Deputy Director […]

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Tags: Aakriti Carrubba, Adyr Moss, Amanda Stanton, Amit Mathur, Ansh Goyal, C. Burcin Taner, carpal tunnel syndrome, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cody Wyles, Cornelius Thiels, Cristopher Destephano, David Warner


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