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Tue, Feb 17 at 4:15pm EDT by Bryan Anderson · View  

Mayo Clinic App Update Now Available On Android Platforms

mc-app-intranet-news-banner-AndroidROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today the update of the Mayo Clinic app is now available on Android platforms. With enhanced navigation and functionality, the newest version of the app provides patients with an improved user experience managing and understanding their health information.

Mayo Clinic app for Android enhancements includes:

Home page improvements
The app’s home page provides the patient with an overview of all the functions, with links to patient information, appointments, messages, lab results, notes and documents, medications, and reports. A swipe of the finger will give patients the information needed to actively participate in their health care.

Appointments at a glance
Patients can click through to their appointments to check the time, review instructions, and any other appointment-related information. They can also see all of their appointments for the day, allowing them to seamlessly plan their day.

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Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu [...]

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Thu, Feb 5 at 9:44am EDT by Bryan Anderson · View  

Virginia Hospital Center Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Mayo Clinic and Virginia Hospital Center today announced Virginia Hospital Center as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration. Members of the network have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to give their patients additional peace of mind when making health care decisions while continuing to offer the highest quality and value of care close to home.

“Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic is a high honor for the physicians and staff of Virginia Hospital Center,” says James Cole, president & CEO, Virginia Hospital Center. “As the only Mayo Clinic Care Network hospital in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with this relationship, we are excited to explore its potential for our patients and the community and advance our mission ‘To Be the Best Health System.’”

“We began the network because Mayo Clinic wanted to work with those who saw collaboration as the way to better meet patients’ needs. It was clear to us from the outset that the doctors, nurses and entire staff at Virginia Hospital Center are committed to providing quality, patient-centered care, and that the organization would be a great addition to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005; Maryanne Boster, Virginia Hospital Center, 703-558-6595 [...]

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Tue, Jan 13 at 9:12am EDT by Bryan Anderson · View  

Mayo Clinic App Update Includes Touch ID, Passbook, and Radiology Images

closeup of Mayo Clinic event ticket appROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today the update of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store. Mayo’s flagship mobile app now includes access to radiology images and Touch ID, and is compatible with Apple’s Passbook.

Touch ID
Apple users now can more easily and securely authenticate access to the Mayo Clinic app on-the-go from any iOS 8-enabled device. The patient’s fingerprint is the password and with a touch of the home button on the device, the Touch ID sensor quickly reads the fingerprint and automatically logs into the Mayo Clinic app.

Passbook
Users of the Mayo Clinic app can now leave their Mayo Clinic patient appointment guide at home. Upcoming appointments appear as a pass within the Passbook app. Users can see their appointment details from the lock screen of their iOS device with a simple swipe of the appointment pass.

Radiology images
Patients will now have anywhere, anytime access to their radiology images and reports within the Mayo Clinic app. This gives patients flexibility and greater access to their health information. These images are for a patient’s information only, and not meant to be used for diagnostic purposes.

The Mayo Clinic app also integrates with Apple Health, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data. [...]

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Oct 2, 2014 by Bryan Anderson · View  

Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store. The Mayo Clinic app integrates with Apple Health, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data. Mayo Clinic’s flagship mobile app, which will replace the current patient app, was first announced during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

"We are committed to a connected health strategy that puts patients at the center of health care technology development," says John T. Wald, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs. "Users of the new Mayo Clinic app will have easier access to health information, guidance and care when they need it most. Through the Apple Health app, users will be able to integrate information from other apps with their Mayo Clinic health information, creating actionable data to improve health and wellness."

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu [...]

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Oct 1, 2014 by Bryan Anderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Downtown Minneapolis Opens Oct. 1

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MINNEAPOLIS — Mayo Clinic announced today the opening of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. Services in the new 22,000-square-foot facility include health and well-being programs, injury prevention, EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) performance solutions, physical rehabilitation and sport-specific skills programs, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries for athletes of all ages.

The facility will be staffed by orthopedic and physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists, as well as EXOS performance specialists and dietitians.sports 2

“For more than two decades, the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center has provided care for professional and international sports teams, premier athletes and weekend warriors from virtually every sport,” says Jonathan Finnoff, D.O., medical director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square. “Our approach to integrated, multidisciplinary care to optimize performance, minimize risk and treat injury is truly a differentiator.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu

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Sep 9, 2014 by Bryan Anderson · View  

Dallas-based Methodist Health System Newest Member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

DALLAS — Mayo Clinic and Methodist Health System (Methodist) officials announced today that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Methodist, one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems, was selected following a comprehensive evaluation that ranged from its clinical and business practices to quality, safety and service efforts and patient satisfaction.

Methodist Health System location in Dallas.

Methodist Health System location in Dallas.

Mayo Clinic and Methodist share a common philosophy and commitment to improve the delivery of health care through high-quality, collaborative medical care.

“Methodist is home to some of the most accomplished and preeminent physicians in the Southwest,” says Stephen Mansfield, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, Methodist Health System. “Working with Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network will be accretive for Methodist physicians and will afford access to world-class Mayo Clinic specialization for patients treated at Methodist Health System.”

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. Methodist physicians will now be able to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on patient care, community health and innovative health care delivery. Using digital technology to consult and share knowledge, these physicians will have access to the latest evidence-based medical information and will connect with Mayo specialists on questions related to complex medical cases.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu
Joe Brown, Methodist Health System, 214-947-4603, joembrown@mhd.com [...]

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Sep 5, 2014 by Bryan Anderson · View  

3T Wide Bore MRI For Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Earlier this year, Mayo Clinic announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, 22,000 square foot Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center location in downtown Minneapolis as part of a long-term collaboration with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. 3T Wide Bore MRI installed at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. This weekend, the Twin Cities’ first sports medicine/musculoskeletal-dedicated GE 3T wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was installed using a telescopic crane.

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center providers will begin treating Timberwolves and Lynx players at the Mayo Clinic Square location this October. The GE 3T wide bore MRI is just one example of the cutting edge technology Mayo Clinic will include in this facility to treat people of all ages and all walks of life.

Crane delivering new MRI to Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. WHAT:
GE 3T wide bore MRI install at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic Square

WHEN:
Sat., Sept. 6 (crane lift at approximately 7 a.m.)

WHERE:
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center
Mayo Clinic Square
700 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu [...]

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Aug 19, 2014 by Bryan Anderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to Offer Saturday Morning Injury Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center will provide a Saturday morning injury clinic for middle school, high school and college athletes injured during Friday night or Saturday morning sports activities. The clinic will be open each Saturday from Aug. 23 to Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon.

FootballGrass_00010205381_SP FeatureAppointments may be scheduled by calling 507-266-9100, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Walk-ins also are welcome but must arrive by 11 a.m. Appointments will receive priority.

The Saturday morning injury clinic is in the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center location. The clinic will be staffed by a physician, physical therapist and athletic trainer. Care options may include X-rays, splinting, bracing, crutch instruction, concussion evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation exercises.

In addition to the injury clinic, Saturday sports medicine offerings include programs for hockey, running, golf, throwers, and any athlete wanting to improve athletic performance.

For more information, contact Chad Eickhoff, athletic training services coordinator, at 507-266-3461 or eickhoff.chad@mayo.edu.

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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