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 and cost.
Who should attend?
Conference attendees are those interested in the science and/or business of health care delivery:
Health IT professionals
Those responsible for organizational success and sustainability
Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit, September 16 - 18, 2015, hosted by the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, explores ways to enhance the patient experience, improve population health and manage the cost of care. Current research and concrete examples will be presented, providing tools for practice implementation, policy change and further research.
Presentations emerge from a variety of institutions and across many disciplines, including health economics, qualitative research, systems engineering, clinical statistics, implementation science, sociology and clinical informatics.
Goals & objectives
Share best practices and information on how to:
Apply health care delivery research methods to create better care experiences for patients
Use data science and operational research methods to develop and evaluate new models of care
Improve patient care and population health by studying, developing, and integrating clinical practice with the patient's community
Enhance care delivery and inform policy-making by aligning reimbursement with outcomes
Translate research by applying tools and methodologies to create a learning health care system
Véronique Roger, M.D.Host, Director, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic
Lois Krahn, M.D.Conference Director, Education Co-Director, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
James Bagian, M.D.Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan
William GeorgeSenior Fellow, Harvard Business School and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic, Inc.
David Ahlquist, M.D.Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic
David AndersonOptum Fellow and Data Scientist, Optum Labs
Timothy Beebe, Ph.D.Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic
Robert Berenson, M.D.Institute Fellow, Urban Institute, Washington D.C.
Juliane Bingener-Casey, M.D.Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Renaldo Blocker, Ph.D. Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Katherine Carroll, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic
David Cella, Ph.D.Professor/Chair, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Robert Cima, M.D. Professor of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Amy Cohn, Ph.D Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan
John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Medical Informatics Officer, American Medical Group Association
Franklin Dexter, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa
Sean Dowdy, M.D. Chair of the Division of Gynecologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Liselotte (Lotte) Dyrbye, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Primary Care Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Edward Ehlinger, M.D. Commissioner of Health, State of Minnesota
- See speakers page for more
Delivery Science Summit 2015: Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery will be held at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at several nearby hotels. See details on travel and lodging.