Synergy in Science

Mayo Clinic believes that collaboration is key to finding answers to unmet patient needs. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery brings together people with complementary skills and interests to accelerate high-value, innovative, patient-centric solutions.

The Center for Innovation and the Center for Translational Informatics and Knowledge Management are embedded within the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery to provide critical elements in Mayo Clinic's ability to transform how patients experience health and health care.

Center for Innovation

The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation fuses design principles with scientific methods to discover and address people's needs in the health care environment. The team uses a wide range of design methods, including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Ethnographic and observational techniques
  • Prototyping
  • Sketching
  • Storytelling
  • Visualization

Together with patients, health care providers and other researchers, investigators in the Center for Innovation apply empathy, creativity and systems thinking. Their work opens the door to innovative thinking beyond what normally occurs in health care and serves as a translator for ideas and possibilities.

Visit the Center for Innovation website.

Center for Translational Informatics and Knowledge Management

The Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Informatics and Knowledge Management combines advanced information and knowledge management techniques with innovative technology to address patients' needs and the needs of all those whose health and well-being are touched by Mayo Clinic.

The Center for Translational Informatics and Knowledge Management team provides oversight for the robust infrastructure necessary to drive curation, storage and sophisticated delivery to Mayo's medical practice. The center organizes and presents information and knowledge across Mayo Clinic.

Learn more about the Center for Translational Informatics and Knowledge Management.