The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Since the induction of the Affordable Care Act the Mayo Clinic reached a new goal of 63 million patient services in 2013. (Mayo Clinic , 2014) There has been substantial growth as seen in 2011 they reported just over 20 million patient services. (Mayo Clinic , 2014) The Affordable Care Act has allowed those patients that could not afford health insurance and or issues with pre-existing conditions to finally be able to seek out treatment with the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic had recognized early on that there would need to be health care reform to ensure the future of quality patient care. In 2006 the Mayo Clinic started the …show more content…
This is the only resource in North America that offers complete disease information about a real population spanning half a century. In 2013 the Mayo Clinic was recognized for their high quality of care delivery. The Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery this center conducted cutting edge research and ultimately reduced the time to bring new discoveries to patients and the world. The collaboration between Optum Labs, and Mayo Clinic’s strategic research and The Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is a wonderful collaboration that analyzes data to answer the toughest questions in health care.

• The Mayo Clinic uses health informatics technologies to improve its healthcare delivery. One example is the Laboratories clinical informatics in Intensive Care. Health information technology is becoming an integral part of an increasing number of acute care clinical settings. (Mayo Clinic , 2014) The laboratory is concerned with all aspects of development, testing, adoption and implementation of health information technologies in both research and clinical settings. The lab's work has already led to the implementation and adoption of a number of acute care clinical and administrative applications. Through health informatics this allows the highest level of care without error and or omission. Some