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Mayo Clinic Health System

Consider a health system of your choice. Describe and account for the main factors that have most strongly influenced its historical development to date. (The aim of this question is to analyze rather than to simply describe. The aim is to explain how the chosen health system has come to be the way it is. This will require that you define what you see as the essential features of the health system. That, in turn, requires that you justify your choice of those defining features.)

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"No one is big enough to be independent of others," Said Charles. H. Mayo the founder of Mayo Clinic (Mayo Clinic, 2010). Medicine has proven to be a complex department that requires a dedicated and qualified team of specialists, physicians, medical professionals, and scientists collaborating to provide the best medical attention. Mayo Clinic history is about being at the right time at the right palace. It was a moment where the scientific discovery made possible the creation of the modern medicine. It is essentially a story of an extraordinary family of Dr. William Worrall Mayo and his two sons, Dr. Charles H. Mayo and Dr. William J. Mayo. They built one great institution, the Mayo Clinic. As their expertise continued to develop, their fame spread globally and they started inviting more partners who could provide services and complement their surgical practice. They developed one of the global incorporated practices of medicine. They were determined, dedicated and had the will to face harsh and hostile environments. It is a story of sharing, discovery, selflessness, collaboration, and generosity. In order to analyze Mayo Clinic, we have to look at its goals, achievements, failures and recommendations. Whether or not they have lived up to their dreams and goals and whether there are needs that still need to be addressed is of paramount issue.

Innovation in healthcare has led the Mayo Clinic to make a shift and modify its services to attract more patients. The strategy was revolutionary, as the company became the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world (Mayo Clinic, 2010). The founders of the clinic understood that medicine has become so complex that it requires a team of specialists, physicians, scientists, and medical professionals all working together to provide the absolutely best medical care available, and diagnose each patient, recommending the best possible courses of treatment. The services have changed in that examinations are unhurried and each doctor listens attentively to the patient he or she is treating. In addition, evaluations are comprehensive with timely, efficient assessment and treatment, with availability of the most advanced, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and techniques. Innovation's impact on healthcare has led to the creation of Mayo Clinic, an organization that chooses to interact with the ...

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This solution provides the student with a comprehensive evaluation and systematic review of the Mayo Clinic. Three references are provided.