Future of Health Care

August 27th, 2015

Sequencing patient DNA to prevent adverse drug reactions and maximize drug efficacy

By Catherine Benson bensonca

Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, is planning to sequence the DNA of 10,000 Mayo patients for 69 genes that can affect how the body metabolizes, transports and reacts to certain drugs. The gene variations observed that are known to influence drug response will be entered into each patient’s electronic health record […]

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July 29th, 2015

Mayo Medical School takes on bold new initiatives to improve medical education

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Mayo Medical School is at the forefront of a major transformation in medical education. The school is expanding to Arizona and Florida to become one of the first national medical schools in the United States, offering a single curriculum across three campuses. In addition, Mayo will be among the first medical schools in the nation […]

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July 17th, 2015

Repairing mitochondrial disease

By Amy Olson amyeolson

A multidisciplinary team has successfully eliminated fatal mitochondrial DNA mutations in stem cells from patients with mitochondrial diseases. The study is published in the journal Nature as a collaboration between some of the top research institutions and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Mitochondrial diseases are a particular struggle for patients and their families as […]

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Tags: DNA mutations, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, mitochondrial disease


June 18th, 2015

Studying surgical outcomes to improve patient care

By Amy Olson amyeolson

For nearly 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been dedicated to evaluating surgical outcomes in order to improve patient care and reduce risks associated from surgery. Dr. Charles H. Mayo said in 1930, “A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest […]

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Tags: quality improvement, surgical care, surgical outcomes


June 10th, 2015

1,000 liver transplants and the future of health care

By Amy Olson amyeolson

What’s in a milestone? For patients, perhaps everything. In May, Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon Charles Rosen, M.D. completed his 1,000th liver transplant surgery. Rosen is among a small handful of liver transplant surgeons to have reached that personal milestone. But Rosen would be the first to say that transplant surgery emulates Mayo Clinic’s model of […]

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Tags: Charles Rosen M.D., liver transplant


June 4th, 2015

Creating the Future of Health Care, one patient at a time

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Dustin Bennett’s mom calls it a miracle; his doctors at Mayo Clinic know it as an example of what the future of health care holds for all of us. Dustin, a 23-year-old from Pearson, Georgia, had suffered most of his life from extreme jerking that would mysteriously start and stop. Doctors at Mayo Clinic’s campus […]

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October 7th, 2014

The Future of Health Care and Genomic Medicine

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This modified post originally appeared in the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, took to the stage Monday morning to welcome nearly 500 attendees to the Individualizing Medicine 2014 Conference.  This third annual genomics conference promises a practical approach to helping medical professionals discover and integrate genomics technology into […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, ASCO, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Future of Health Care, genomics, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic


September 24th, 2014

Opening Bell Interview with John Noseworthy, M.D.

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John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, recently shared his perspective on three issues related to the future of health care on Opening Bell. Dr. Noseworthy discussed: The importance of a global effort to contain the Ebola virus which requires a disciplined effort to protect health care workers and citizens. How Cologuard, a noninvasive stool […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Dr. John Noseworthy, Future of Health Care, health care, patient care


September 8th, 2014

Transform 2014: Streaming the Experience

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This post originally appeared in the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation blog. The Mayo Clinic Transform symposium is a multidisciplinary conference for thought-provoking, inspiring ideas hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and takes place Sept. 7–9. View the entire schedule of renowned speakers on the Transform website. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch the Transform live webcast via […]

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Tags: John Hockenberry, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Transform symposium


August 21st, 2014

Mayo Clinic Ventures and the Future of Health Care

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The future of health care needs to provide answers to the people who need them most — the patients living with diseases and conditions that threaten their health and their lives. How is Mayo Clinic addressing this need in today’s challenging health care environment? One solution lies in the efforts of Mayo Clinic Ventures and Mayo physicians and scientists who are working towards mining […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Future of Health Care, Mayo Clinic Ventures


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