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Jul 10, 2014

Telemedicine and the Future of Health Care

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The future of health care is moving towards providing safe, quality care via telemedicine; however, the patchwork of state-by-state medical licensing rules inhibit the delivery of medical services through telemedicine. Patients should not have to take a road trip to access Mayo Clinic’s medical expertise and knowledge. “Cross-border licensure is a strategic [...]
Telemedicine and the Future of Health Care
Jul 2, 2014

Measuring Value: From Theory to Practice

By Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D. @JayTalw
As the future of health care moves forward, patients, providers and policymakers have converged on the shared goal of creating value in the U.S. health care system — high quality health care that contributes to favorable patient-centered outcomes and lower costs. Although these various stakeholders may define value in slightly different ways, all views are important and interrelated. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed four years ago, the government has made efforts to identify innovative models of care tied to quality and reimbursement. However, it remains difficult to define and measure the value of care provided by individual providers or health care organizations.  Current measures of clinical performance may not be producing better quality or reducing costs.  For example, emerging data suggest that measuring individual provider performance (i.e. achieving optimal blood hemoglobin A1C levels) bears little relation to the health of patients with diabetes mellitus. [...]
Measuring Value: From Theory to Practice
Jun 25, 2014

The Future of Health Care and Social Media

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Can social media sites such as Google+, Facebook, and Twitter impact the future of health care? Ask the Mayo Clinic experts and over 300 participants who joined last week's Twitter chat, #CIMChat, to discuss immunotherapy, and their resounding answer would be, "yes!" Health care Twitter chats have the potential to reach millions of individuals on a wide variety of topics ranging from general health and wellness to cutting-edge research and treatment options for rare diseases. We're ready to tweet from @MayoClinic Bring your ?s to the #CIMchat w/ @TIME's @AliceParkNY pic.twitter.com/nqr3L7lRKa — Dana Wirth Sparks (@danawsparks) June 18, 2014 [...]
The Future of Health Care and Social Media
Jun 18, 2014

Concussion Summit at the White House

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The future of health care at Mayo Clinic continues to raise awareness of concussions in youth athletes with the goal of preventing concussions and protecting our athletes' brains. A step forward in accomplishing this goal on a national level occurred at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, where more than 200 participants including medical experts, coaches, parents and players joined President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., to talk about ensuring children's safety in sports. David Dodick, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and an expert in concussion care and research, joined other medical experts and President Obama at the summit. Dr. Dodick shared how the summit, "highlights this as a public health crisis, and elevates this to a national health priority." [...]
Concussion Summit at the White House
Jun 10, 2014

Surviving and Excelling During Health Care Reform

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The future of health care faces challenges as fragmented patient care and uneven quality of care contribute to rising health care costs and excessive spending. For more than a decade, Mayo Clinic has anticipated and prepared for the confluence of these challenges that has arrived on our doorsteps today. Health care leaders throughout the country must manage these complexities in order to sustain their medical practices during this period of profound change and maintain excellence in our health care delivery system.  [...]
Surviving and Excelling During Health Care Reform
Jun 3, 2014

Apple Unveils HealthKit and Highlights New Mayo Clinic App

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The future of health care embraces mHealth — medical services delivered via mobile devices — as nearly 100,000 health-related smartphone apps are helping people improve their overall health with tools to track their personal health and fitness data as well as connect with their physicians. At the WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 [...]
Apple Unveils HealthKit and Highlights New Mayo Clinic App
May 27, 2014

Mayo Clinic Explores Google Glass

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The future of health care at Mayo Clinic welcomes Google's new wearable mobile technology, Google Glass — a miniature electronic device incorporated in glasses — that allows users to interact with the internet without using their hands. Glass wearers can use spoken language to view, record, and transmit information. Glass is currently [...]
Mayo Clinic Explores Google Glass
May 20, 2014

Virotherapy Shows Promise Against Multiple Myeloma

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The future of health care relies on medical innovations, new technologies, and research to advance the quality of patient care and improve patient outcomes. Recently, Mayo Clinic researchers delivered on a promising new treatment, virotherapy, in the battle against the deadly cancer, multiple myeloma. The findings appeared in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings and describe how two patients received a single intravenous dose of an engineered measles virus (MV-NIS) that is selectively toxic to myeloma plasma cells. Both patients responded, showing reduction of both bone marrow cancer and myeloma protein. One patient, a 49-year-old woman, experienced complete remission of myeloma and has been clear of the disease for over six months. [...]
Virotherapy Shows Promise Against Multiple Myeloma
May 16, 2014

On the Road to Mayo Clinic with Jason Davis

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Last week, Mayo Clinic held its 150th Anniversary Signature Event recognizing its first 150 years beginning in 1864 when William Worrall Mayo, M.D., settled his family in Rochester, Minn. and opened a small medical practice. His sons, William J. Mayo, M.D., and Charles H. Mayo, M.D. transformed the family practice into Mayo Clinic, [...]
On the Road to Mayo Clinic with Jason Davis
May 13, 2014

Exploring Care Models that Deliver Value

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Last month, I attended and spoke at “Economic Disruption in Healthcare,” a symposium sponsored by Premera Blue Cross and the University of Washington Executive MBA program. About 250 business leaders and nationally recognized experts from throughout the country gathered to highlight disruptive trends in the health care industry today. I [...]
Exploring Care Models that Deliver Value
May 6, 2014

"Chasing Cures: Reinventing the Business of Medicine"

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The future of health care holds promise for patients as the medical community continues to accelerate its knowledge of diseases and the cures needed to improve and save lives. Recently, at the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference, John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, joined other panelists and moderator, Melissa [...]
Apr 29, 2014

Collaborative Teams Building the Future of Health Care

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Those of us who have sought medical care at Mayo Clinic may have witnessed first-hand the “miracles” that happen here. We see nurses, physicians, pharmacists, therapists…whole teams of practitioners working together to turn around even the most dire diagnoses. We see the cutting edge procedures that save lives, and probably the [...]
Collaborative Teams Building the Future of Health Care
Apr 24, 2014

Implications of Patient Genomic Sequencing

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At Mayo Clinic, the future of health care promises individual-driven innovation with patient care designed for your whole body. One way that we're fueling this innovation is through the Center for Individualized Medicine (IM Clinic) which offers genomic testing to patients in order to further personalize care. Health care providers [...]
Implications of Patient Genomic Sequencing
Apr 17, 2014

Sex-Specific Research in the Future of Health Care

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Virginia Miller, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences, has spent her career advocating for the importance of conducting research that is sex-specific. That means that research studies include both men and women, and that the results are analyzed separately by sex. Historically – and [...]
Sex-Specific Research in the Future of Health Care
Apr 8, 2014

Growing Stem Cells in Space to Treat Stroke Patients

By William Rupp, M.D. @williamrupp
Regenerative medicine promises to someday radically transform the way we deliver care to patients. Quite simply, it has the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair. This bold new field of medicine is the future [...]
Growing Stem Cells in Space to Treat Stroke Patients
Apr 2, 2014

John Noseworthy, M.D. on "Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo"

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Today John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, discussed the future of health care on "Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo” along with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Former and former Congressional Budget Office director. Dr. Noseworthy explained how we are facing a time of unprecedented change in [...]
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Mar 27, 2014

Preparing for the Future of Health Care

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How does a health care organization prepare for the challenges ahead in the future? John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, shared his perspectives on the Twin Cities Public Television’s (tpt) acclaimed weekly public affairs show, Almanac. Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola hosted a live broadcast on Friday, March 21, from the Mayo Clinic campus [...]
Preparing for the Future of Health Care
Mar 19, 2014

The Future of Health Care at Mayo Clinic

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John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, met with Dale Kurschner, editor in chief of the Twin Cities Business, to discuss the future of health care in America. Dr. Noseworthy emphasized how Americans deserve a high quality, sustainable health care system that will deliver safer patient care and better outcomes. One way [...]
The Future of Health Care at Mayo Clinic
Mar 11, 2014

The Future of Health Care for Heart Patients is a Click Away

By Susana Shephard @susanashephard
The future of health care remains challenging, and at times uncertain, but the promise of mobile technology improving patient outcomes, lowering costs and creating a seamless patient experience continues to hold true. Mayo Clinic physicians and staff developed and implemented a standardized practice model over a three-year period (2010-2012) that significantly reduced [...]
The Future of Health Care for Heart Patients is a Click Away
Mar 4, 2014

Mayo Clinic Expands Its Reach in 2013

By John Noseworthy, M.D. @jnoseworthy
I am pleased to report that Mayo Clinic reached a record 63 million people in 2013. Our strong performance was bolstered by successful implementation of new care delivery models — such as the Mayo Clinic Care Network — that provide knowledge to patients, physicians and consumers in traditional and new ways. Expanding [...]
Mayo Clinic Expands Its Reach in 2013
Mar 3, 2014

A Milestone for the Future of Health Care in Arizona

By Wyatt W. Decker, M.D. @wyattdecker
It’s a milestone that’s been two years in the making. After breaking ground on our upcoming Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in December of 2011, we are getting ready to welcome the arrival of the first wave of proton beam equipment, due to be installed starting in early March. To commemorate [...]
A Milestone for the Future of Health Care in Arizona
Feb 25, 2014

Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Genome

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Individualized medicine promises to play a key role in the future of health care. At the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, we're gathering  knowledge about a patient’s genome (or DNA) to diagnose, predict, treat and prevent disease – allowing us to deliver medical care tailored to the patient’s genomic make-up. With better diagnoses, earlier interventions, more-efficient drug therapies, and customized treatment plans, our physicians and researchers have created innovative opportunities to further tailor health care to each patient. One example of how we're doing this includes the Binary Indexing Mapping Algorithm, version 3 (BIMA V3), a freely available computer algorithm that identifies alterations in tumor genomes up to 20 times faster and with 25 percent greater accuracy than other popular genomic alignment programs. This tool will lead to a better understanding of tumor genomics, and ultimately better therapy for patients with cancer.  [...]
Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Genome
Feb 19, 2014

Mayo Clinic's First 150 Years and the Future of Health Care

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This year Mayo Clinic embarks on an exciting journey, recognizing our 150th anniversary and looking to the future of health care. We have expanded and changed in many ways, but our values have remained true to the vision of the Mayo brothers, Will and Charlie. Our primary value -— The [...]
Mayo Clinic's First 150 Years and the Future of Health Care
Feb 13, 2014

Optum Labs Welcomes New Partners

By John Noseworthy, M.D. @jnoseworthy
A year ago we had the privilege of joining with Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, to announce the launch of Optum Labs, an open research collaborative co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic.  This collaboration is working to advance the science of health care delivery by gathering a multitude of health care [...]
Optum Labs Welcomes New Partners
Feb 12, 2014

Integrated Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Lowering Cost

By Robert Nesse, M.D. @robertnesse
It’s often said that you get what you pay for. But when it comes to health care costs, most people would agree we’re paying far too much. This is not a small problem. Health care costs are the leading cause of personal bankruptcies in the United States, and the majority [...]
Integrated Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Lowering Cost
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