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Integrating Maintenance of Board Certification and Health Systems’ Quality-Improvement Programs

Harvard Business Review

Most physicians complete quality-improvement projects individually by completing modules provided by the specialty certification boards to collect, analyze, and improve quality on subsets of 25 to 50 patients. To address this shortcoming, Mayo Clinic formed a partnership in 2009 with the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Pediatrics to create a pilot program: the Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program for Part IV MOC.

How RFID Technology Improves Hospital Care

Harvard Business Review

When redesigning the new and expanded emergency room at the Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo leaders didn’t just want to add more rooms and square feet. They saw it as an opportunity to completely transform the operation to improve care and the patient experience and to lower costs. To that end, they decided to have a team study how care is delivered, identify the barriers to smooth operations, and fix the barriers.