Mayo Clinic: Multidisciplinary Teamwork, Physician-Led Governance, and Patient-Centered Culture Drive World-Class Health Care – 13 August 2009

Posted on August 14, 2009. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , |

D. McCarthy, K. Mueller, S. Klein, Mayo Clinic: Multidisciplinary Teamwork, Physician-Led Governance, and Patient-Centered Culture Drive World-Class Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund, August 2009.   18p.
August 13, 2009

Overview

“The Mayo Clinic is the world’s oldest and largest integrated multispecialty group medical practice, combining clinical practice, education, and research at the regional, national, and international levels for the benefit of individuals with routine as well as complex health care needs. Mayo’s model of integrated care is one of multidisciplinary practice with salary-based compensation that fosters team-oriented patient care and peer accountability, a supportive infrastructure allowing physicians and other caregivers to excel at clinical work, and a physician-led governance structure promoting a patient-centered culture. Full integration of the hospital and clinic and the use of a shared electronic medical record across inpatient and outpatient settings also have been critical to realizing efficiencies and promoting clinical excellence. Mayo fosters a learning environment in which teams of medical professionals use information technology and systems engineering to learn from each other and improve care in tandem with clinical practice.”

Full text of the Case Study (1033K PDF )

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