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Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation to Sponsor a Collaborative Symposium on Innovations in Health Care Experience and Delivery
Date:6/24/2009

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 24 /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. The symposium requires registration and is open to the public. It will feature nationally recognized speakers on topics focused on innovation methodology and innovations in health care delivery models, including Web-based tools. The center's work builds on a century of Mayo Clinic's experience implementing innovative ways to deliver better health care experiences to patients.

The symposium will be held at Rochester Civic Center and will be preceded by a grand opening and reception for a new innovation exhibit at Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall in the Mayo Building on the Mayo Clinic campus.

The symposium will feature over 20 presenters, including keynote speaker Clayton Christenson, D.B.A., professor at Harvard Business School and best-selling author of the book Innovator's Prescription. Also speaking will be innovators from IDEO, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Doblin, Organized Wisdom, MIT, American Well System, DiabetesMine, the Health 2.0 Conference and Mayo Clinic.

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 National Symposium on Innovations in Health Care Experience and Delivery.

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 (hashtag: #transformhealth09). Social media will facilitate collaboration before, during and after this exciting transformational health care event. See the Mayo Clinic News Blog for additional information (http://newsblog.mayoclinic.org/2009/06/24/mayo-clinic-to-host-transform-health-care-innovation-symposium/).

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.


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