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ASU students talk health care transformation at Mayo Clinic's Transform 2014

Transform 2014
September 08, 2014

This week, students from Arizona State University traveled to Rochester, Minnesota, to participate in Transform 2014, a conference dedicated to sharing ideas on redesigning the way health and health care are experienced and delivered.

Transform is a collaborative symposium hosted by Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation that brings together thought-leaders from around the country to share ideas and best practices on how to fast-track transformation in health and health care amid a rapidly changing environment.

In addition to attending sessions, seven students from the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation are supporting real-time reporting of the conference in partnership with the Transform team.

Brandi Rone, a 2014 graduate of the Science of Health Care Delivery master’s program, says attending the conference gives her an opportunity to hear different perspectives on the delivery of care.

Rone is part of a team of Science of Health Care Delivery graduates whose capstone project analyzed the workflow in the dermatology clinic at Mayo Clinic and recommended design process improvements to increase patient access while maintaining the Mayo standard of care and physician capacity. The model they recommended will be adopted and incorporated into daily practice.

“Everything leads back to the patient. New ideas and different perspectives are welcome at Mayo Transform 2014. Innovation and great minds working together will lead the way to change health care," said Rone.

In addition to a number of faculty attending Transform from ASU, associate deans from the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation are facilitating activities for workshop sessions.

ASU is a Silver Sponsor of Transform 2014. ASU and Mayo Clinic enjoy a partnership dedicated to fostering medical innovation and health transformation, including advancing new knowledge and discovery, tools, treatments and educational programs to enhance health outcomes.