Science of Health Care Delivery

High costs, variable quality and fragmentation prevent people from getting the health care they need and deserve. As a not-for-profit destination medical center, Mayo Clinic has a responsibility to address these unmet patient needs by defining evidence-based best practices that achieve high-value care.

Our Vision

By championing the science of best practice, the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery develops proven solutions to health care's most pressing problems. Our pioneering work involves:

  • Augmented human intelligence
  • Patient-centered design
  • Health care engineering
  • Health services research
  • Informatics
  • Knowledge management

The Solution

The center's experts collaborate with physicians on the frontlines of medicine to respond to the needs of the clinical practice. Together, they:

  • Design new models of care and demonstrate value, measured in terms of quality and cost over time.
  • Deploy those models that are proven to deliver positive results for patients and providers.
  • Engrain continuous, data-driven improvement in the clinical practice by educating the health care workforce of the future.

As a lead voice in the national health care conversation, the center shares its findings broadly to bring safe, high-value care to all patients who need healing, whether they seek care at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. In this way, the center marks the next milestone in Mayo Clinic's enduring mission to ensure "the needs of the patient come first."

By supporting the science of health care delivery, benefactors become co-visionaries in this important work, helping Mayo Clinic improve the experience of health care for all. Give today.