To expand and enhance its work, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic is partnering with several external collaborators. Examples include:

Arizona State University (ASU)

For eight years, Mayo Clinic has been collaborating with ASU, which is located near the Arizona campus of Mayo Clinic. With the establishment of the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic is partnering with ASU in several new ways.

In September 2011, Mayo Clinic announced that it is creating an Arizona branch of Mayo Medical School, at which all students will complete a specialized master's degree in the science of health care delivery concurrently with their medical degree. Mayo Medical School — Arizona Campus is believed to be the first medical school to offer this type of master's program.

ASU also recently relocated its Biomedical Informatics Department to Mayo's Scottsdale campus, which will enable ASU students to work alongside Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists to improve health care delivery through biomedical informatics research and applications.

High-Value Health Care Collaborative

Through the High-Value Health Care Collaborative, Mayo Clinic is partnering with many leading health care organizations to improve health care while reducing costs. Among Mayo's collaborators are Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Denver Health, Intermountain Healthcare and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

The Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery's Value Analysis Program coordinates Mayo's involvement in the collaborative.