Lacey is the Director for Mayo Clinic’s Biomedical Statistics & Informatics Project Management Office which
means she runs stacks of research programs working with ONC, CaBIG, SHARP, eMERGE and more. But she’s here to show how the SE Minnesota Beacon is one of the very first to incorporate “unmentionable” patient data including money, relationships, and emotions into clinical practice.
First introduced two years ago, the Unmentionables covers those topics that aren’t talked about in health care and has quickly become one of our most popular sessions. That first year we covered childhood exercise, divorce and personal relationships. In 2011 we highlighted sleep, caregiving, money, suicide and work stress, with demos from Zeo on sleep, Mindbloom on community and mindfulness with GravityEight to bring it all together. This year we’ll visit even more unmentionables including an overview of the Vulnerability Index, poverty, sex and end of life issues.