Harvard Business Review

The Mayo Clinic Model for Running a Value-Improvement Program

By Derek Haas, Richard Helmers, March Rucci, Meredith Brady, and Robert S. Kaplan

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ARTICLE SUMMARY

How can better health care outcomes be achieved at lower cost? There’s a prescription for that. Take the same disciplined, transparent approach as Mayo Clinic.

Mayo’s exemplary approach holds lessons for all medical institutions seeking to improve the value they deliver. Implementing value-improvement projects requires strong executive support, exceptional clinical leaders, and dedicated multi-disciplinary project teams. Learn about some of Mayo’s projects, which other medical institutions can emulate to improve the value they deliver, medical condition by medical condition.