MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MN Community Measurement (MNCM) has released a new report highlighting
Key Findings of the Report
While Minnesota has some of the best health indicators in the country, measurement results show a pattern of wide variation in health care quality overall and significantly different outcomes among some patient populations. Key findings of the report include:
The report also presents results by gender and language.
The measures were developed or selected for their potential to reduce the modifiable risks and complications associated with these conditions. National and state statistics illustrate the need for improvement in care.
Although statewide rates have been relatively stable, the report also illustrates substantial variation across health care providers (page 9 of the report). MN Community Measurement President Julie Sonier says, "The reason we do this work is to provide health care decision makers with information that can be used to improve health outcomes. Many health care providers in Minnesota have been very successful in this effort, and we should look to spread these stories of success."
Andrea Walsh, president and chief executive officer of HealthPartners, one of the highest performing medical groups across most measures in Minnesota, says that data drives progress. "High quality care doesn't just happen. It's a continual process that's guided by data to drive improvement and innovation across our system so that we can better serve patients," she explains. "This report recognizes the work we've done to improve treatment of chronic conditions and pushes us to do better, especially our focus in reducing health disparities among diverse racial and ethnic communities."
About MN Community Measurement
MN Community Measurement is a nonprofit organization that empowers health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement. A trusted source of health care data since 2003, MNCM works with doctors, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and state agencies to collect, analyze, and report health care data related to quality, cost, and patient experience. Learn more at http://www.mncm.org.
SOURCE NM Community Measurement
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