The Mayo Clinic is forming a new program that will study practice models for high-quality, low-cost treatment of chronic conditions, according to a news release.
Mayo center to study improvement of care delivery
The Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery will take advantage of Mayo's operations on its three healthcare campuses in Rochester, Minn., Phoenix, and Jacksonville, Fla., as well as its network of hospitals in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin known as Mayo Health System to evaluate best practices, according to the release.
The initial goal of the center will be to design, implement, measure and then disseminate best practices for wellness and the prediction, prevention and management of chronic diseases. Healthcare services under evaluation will also include primary care, diabetes care, hip replacements and intensive-care unit treatments.
Mayo officials noted that during the healthcare reform debate, some observers said the kinds of care Mayo delivered were laudable but not replicable in other areas of the country. “This new center will allow Mayo Clinic to identify and disseminate the type of high-quality healthcare delivery that patients deserve,” Mark Hayward, administrator of the center, said in the release.
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