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August 21, 2010

Redesigning health care

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Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI) is a multidisciplinary team that imagines healthcare and redesigns it to meet the needs of patients of today and tomorrow. CFI’s 2009 Annual Report can be  read  here. View the day two opening video of the Transform 2009 Symposium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ_cB-Uelhs

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August 20, 2010

Shared decision making research

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 Shared decision making tools for use at the point of care can enable patients to contribute to their medication decisions.  These tools are developed, evaluated, and implemented through the Wiser Choices Program at Mayo Clinic.   The program’s director, Dr. Victor Montori recognizes the value of patient-doctor conversations.   In this video, Dr. Montori and Rebecca Mullan, M.S. discuss their publication: “The […]

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August 20, 2010

Patients have voice through the One Voice Advisory Council

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One Voice empowers patients and their families to have a say about processes and outcomes in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic.   Bob Dimler, a Mayo Clinic patient and participant in the One Voice program shares his  story, “You have been given a life sentence!”  Here is an excert:  I was introduced to One Voice through my participation […]

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August 9, 2010

The value of an unhurried conversation

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by Victor Montori, MD (Wiser Choices Program) As we reflect on the present and future of healthcare, it is key to consider the value of an unhurried conversation. At the Mayo Center for Innovation 2009 Symposium, Maggie Breslin made a compelling case to focus on conversations as a key strategy to improve healthcare.  Watch her […]

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