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Mayo Clinic Innovation: A Primer

  • 1907: Centralized medical record and registration system
  • 1914-present: Applied architecture, art and landscaping as key to healing environment
  • 1920: Created microscope grading system for grading cancers
  • 1930s-present: Contributed to advances in aviation medicine
  • 1939-1942: Researched thiamine deficiency, which led to the enrichment of flour and bread with key nutrients
  • 1939-1945: Established first disciplined scientific laboratory principles of medical drug evaluation
  • 1950: Mayo Clinic staff members received Nobel Prize for discovering cortisone
  • 1955: Performed open-heart surgery, which led to advances in cardiac bypass operations
  • 1957: Designed circular nursing unit to improve patient care
  • 1966: Built Rochester Epidemiology Project, a system for medical research
  • 1969: Performed first Food and Drug Administration-approved total hip replacement
  • 2000: Created SPARC in the Department of Medicine
  • 2001: Developed new DNA test for rapid anthrax diagnosis
  • 2002: Implemented early use of robotic laparoscopic surgery
  • 2005: Formalized Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics with the University of Minnesota
  • 2008: Opened Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation
  • 2011: Opened the Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  • 2012: Co-created Optum Labs, an open, collaborative research and innovation facility focused on better care for patients
  • Oct 11, 2013
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