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Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Collaborative Symposium on Innovations in Health Care Experience
Date:9/9/2009

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation will host Transform, a collaborative symposium on innovations in health care experience and delivery, Sept. 13-15, http://centerforinnovation.mayo.edu/transform. Transform will feature nationally recognized speakers discussing topics focused on innovation methodology and innovations in health care delivery models, including Web-based tools. The Center for Innovation work builds on a century of Mayo Clinic's experience implementing innovative ways to deliver better health care experiences to patients.

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The symposium will feature over 20 presenters, including keynote speaker Clayton Christensen, D.B.A., professor at Harvard Business School and author of the best-selling book Innovator's Prescription. Other speakers include:

*Frank Moss, head of the MIT Media Lab's New Media Medicine research group, which focuses on developing radical new collaborations among doctors, patients and communities to catalyze a revolution in health care.

*Lois Quam, the founder and CEO of Tysvar, LLC, a newly created, privately held, Minnesota-based business incubator that develops start-ups in health care and clean energy.

*Indu Subaiya, M.D., co-founder of Health 2.0: User Generated Healthcare, a first-of-its-kind forum showcasing emerging companies in vertical search, social networking applications and Web-based tools for consumer health care.

*Roy Schoenberg, M.D., inventor of the American Well(TM) concept. Dr. Schoenberg directs American Well Systems' product development as well as its Operations divisions.

*Amy Tendrich, founder of DiabetesMine.com, one of the best-read diabetes blogs in the country. The blog ranks in the Top 10 of the World's Top Blogs in Health & Medicine on the HealthCare100 Index.

*Elizabeth Teisberg, co-author of the book Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results. Dr. Teisberg speaks nationally and internationally on health care strategy and policy.

Session topics will include: Redefining Roles, Policy Perspectives, Enabling Technologies, Alternative Models and How We Pay for Them, Content - Community - Commerce - Care and Choices, and Designing for Social Change. Descriptions of the sessions and information about speakers can be found at http://centerforinnovation.mayo.edu/transform.

Attendees at this symposium can connect with thoughtful colleagues from inside and outside the health care industry. Together, they will discover new models of care that will transform the experience and delivery of health care in the 21st century. Additional information about the conference, including registration, can be found at http://centerforinnovation.mayo.edu/transform.

"Many of history's greatest innovations resulted from the union of disciplines, from conversations that spanned schools of thought. The innovations in health care that help to foster population-level wellness will be no exception," says David Rosenman, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physician who practices Hospital Internal Medicine. He is the director of Mayo Clinic Innovation Curriculum and the Transform Symposium on Innovations in Health Care Experience and Delivery.

Dr. Rosenman is available for interviews to discuss emerging health care delivery models. You can view him speaking about Transform on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVIXXmbSgcs.

The symposium will be held at the Rochester Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive S.E. The symposium requires registration and is open to the public. Cost to attend is $800, $400 for Mayo employees.

The public can follow symposium-related news and innovation at Mayo Clinic via the center's blog at http://blog.centerforinnovation.mayo.edu/ and symposium discussions on Twitter (hashtagt: txfm09). Social media will facilitate collaboration before, during and after this exciting transformational health care event. Media should contact Polly Gilgenbach at 507-284-8377 to request a media pass to the event.

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers and 46,000 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Collectively, the three locations treat more than half a million people each year. To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to www.mayoclinic.org/news. For information about research and education, visit www.mayo.edu. MayoClinic.com (www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for your health stories.

NOTE: Media passes are available to journalists interested in attending the symposium. Please see the release for details.


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