Quality Field Notes features key lessons learned by regional Alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. The latest topic in this series focuses on patient experience. Patient experience surveys, particularly those that use validated questions such as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and...

The quality improvement (QI) work of MN Community Measurement (MNCM) was featured in the August 2014 edition of regional medical journal Minnesota Medicine, published by the Minnesota Medical Association.
Since 2011, all Minnesota clinics and hospitals have had to submit their quality improvement numbers annually for a variety of measures to MN Community Measurement. In addition, some submit them to payers, who use the numbers to determine reimbursements. Some even use the information to determine compensation...
Minnesota health care leaders are building on quality measurement and improvement efforts—including reductions in avoidable hospital readmissions that led to $70 million in savings—to tackle the important, but tough, task of measuring how much an individual health care episode costs. These efforts are led by MN Community Measurement, one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality communities, which has convened disparate health care stakeholders over the years to measure everything from the management of diabetes to the patient experience.

MN Community Measurement leads the AF4Q initiative in Minnesota, guided by a broad stakeholder group forming the AF4Q Leadership Team. Organizations represented on the Leadership Team include: the American Cancer Society, Buyers Health Care Action Group, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Minnesota AARP, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Medical Association, Stratis Health, plus health plans, consumers, and physician and nursing leadership.


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MN Community Measurement
3433 Broadway Street NE # 455
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Martha Burton Santibanez
MN Community Measurement
AF4Q & Community Engagement Project Manager