The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery brings together unique capabilities. Within the center, teams combine design methods, knowledge management, big data analysis, health care engineering principles and advanced simulations to solve challenges for patients, providers and the health care system at large. The center's goal is to translate discoveries into evidence-based, actionable treatments, processes and procedures.

Team science is integral to research at Mayo, and the center is no exception. Indeed, center collaborations extend beyond the walls of Mayo Clinic in a shared drive for continuous improvement.

The Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery collaborates across the entire spectrum of health care. Through these relationships arises a synergy that only comes from having a diverse team.

The center's substantial external collaborative activities include:

  • Arizona State University (ASU). The Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery and ASU work together to improve health care delivery through medical education and practice-transforming research. Learn more about collaborations with ASU.
  • High Value Healthcare Collaborative. The center is a coordinating partner in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, a cooperative effort to improve health while reducing health care costs. Learn more about the High Value Healthcare Collaborative.
  • LHSNet. In collaboration with LHSNet — a patient-centered network of learning health systems — the center is developing a research infrastructure to transform health care. Learn more about LHSNet.
  • OptumLabs. Mayo Clinic has partnered with Optum, a technology and health services business, to use big data to improve the quality and effectiveness of care. Learn more about OptumLabs.
  • Rochester Epidemiology Project. In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the Rochester Epidemiology Project is improving health globally by studying health locally. Learn more about the Rochester Epidemiology Project.
  • Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. The center participates in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, which supports efforts to transition volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered health care services. Learn more about Mayo Clinic and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award.
  • Well Living Lab. A collaboration of Delos and Mayo Clinic, the Well Living Lab is a one-of-a-kind research center opened at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to transform human health and well-being in indoor environments. Learn more about the Well Living Lab.
  • Yale University and Mayo Clinic Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) program. Mayo Clinic, Yale University, and the Food and Drug Administration have collaborated to create a CERSI program that will advance regulatory science through research, education and scientific exchanges. Learn more about the Yale University and Mayo Clinic CERSI program.