Center for Innovation (CFI) projects address complex issues at Mayo Clinic and in the health care industry. As a result of these efforts, Mayo Clinic has partnered and collaborated not only within its own organization, but also with leading health care organizations and other world-class industries.
"Health care organizations operate in an environment of uncertainty, which prevents or discourages innovation, particularly transformative innovation that is essential to advancing a new and better model of health care delivery," says Nicholas LaRusso, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. "Academic medical centers such as Mayo Clinic have an obligation to partner with others inside and outside the health care industry to develop optimal models of health care centered around the needs of patients."
The center brings together people, patients, and global partners, including strategists, researchers, engineers and designers in health care and other industries to accelerate innovation at Mayo.
This kind of collaboration is not new, but is rooted in the history of Mayo Clinic. What is new is the effort to strengthen and accelerate Mayo's innovation capacity through new partnerships and the resources provided by generous benefactors.
We work as a team across the entire institution, which includes our Mayo Clinic staff, leadership, Department of Development and interdisciplinary multispecialty programs (e.g., Employee and Community Health). In addition, the support of our CFI Advisory Council and generous benefactors makes our programs and discoveries possible.
Our external collaborations include:
- Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC)
- Ascension Health
- Best Buy
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
- Carnegie Mellon
- External Advisory board members
- GE Healthcare
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Purdue University
- The Conference Board
- University of Minnesota
- Yale University