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April 14, 2009

Military invades Mayo Clinic

Well, kinda. Sorta.

Look for some big brass military-types on Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus this week through Wednesday.
The Military Health System has a new deal called the Traveling Fellowship Program for "current and future healthcare decision-making leaders from the Army, Navy and Air Force."

That means going on tour to major health institutions. The 2009 military medical tour covers Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.

The Mayo Clinic blog says the topics to be discussed include:

  • Mayo Clinic History and Vital Statistics
  • Governance of Mayo Clinic
  • Mayo Model of Care
  • Patient Logistics
  • Patient Experience
  • Health Information Technology
  • Global Products and Services
  • Human Resources
  • Wellness
  • Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center
  • Research
  • Center for Innovation
  • Education

  • Here's a little from the release on this:

    The goal of the Fellowship program is to provide senior leaders the ability to discuss and collaborate with their colleagues in the civilian sector. The overarching themes of the visits will include transformational leadership and culture, reengineered clinical and administrative processes and infrastructure.
    “We are committed to providing the very best care to our patients throughout the MHS,” says Dr. S. Ward Casscells, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. “This program will enable us to continue to collaborate and gain insight from our civilian partners and bring those insights directly to the warriors and families we serve.”



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