The Program

      The Science

      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:

      • Clinicians

      • Scientists

      • Administrative leaders

      • Payers

      • Policymakers

      • 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



      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.