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2011

'You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure': 3,500 More Minnesotans with Heart Disease Getting 'Best' Care

July 2011

Over the last four years, more than 3,500 additional Minnesotans with heart disease or vascular disease have received ‘optimal care’ from their doctors and met evidence-based goals that will help them stay healthy. Download PDF


2009

MN Community Measurement Brings Cost and Quality Information Together for Consumers

August 26, 2009

MN Community Measurement publishes new information about how much medical groups are paid to provide more than 100 common health care services. This release represents a significant step toward bringing cost and quality information together to help consumers make informed decisions about their care. Download PDF

MN Community Measurement Launches First-of-Its-Kind Quality Measure for Depression Care

August 20, 2009

The HealthScores depression measure is launched on HealthScores, using a standard questionnaire called the PHQ-9 to provide information on the number of patients at participating clinics who were in remission – no longer depressed – six months after being diagnosed. Download PDF

New Information Released on Patients’ Experiences in Minnesota Clinics

June 5, 2009

HealthScores issues the first annual report on patient experience. Nine Minnesota medical groups representing 124 clinics take the lead in participating in a statewide survey of patients.Download PDF
 

Select Media Coverage

Lerner, Maura. “New data show depression’s stubborn grasp in Minnesota.” Star Tribune. 20 August, 2009 http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/53888142.html 
 
“Website Compares Prices, Quality of Minnesota Medical Providers.” Kaiser Health News. 27 August 2009. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2009/August/27/cost-compare.aspx 


Martin, David S. “How to bargain hunt for health care.” CNN.com. 10 September 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/10/health.care.price.comparison/index.html 

 
Greder, Andy. “Health-care price shopping gets a toehold on the Web.” Duluth News Tribune. 5 October 2009. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/148225/ 
 
Mathews, Anna Wilde. “Compare and Contrast.” The Wall Street Journal. 27 October 2009. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204488304574431741881361528.html 
 
Mathews, Anna Wilde. “Lifting the Veil on Pricing for Health Care.” The Wall Street Journal. 28 October 2009. http://voices.allthingsd.com/20091028/lifting-the-veil-on-pricing-for-health-care/

 

Lerner, Maura. “New Data Shows Only Slight Improvement in Quality of Depression Care in Minnesota.” Star Tribune. 16 June, 2010. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/97123384.html

 

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