MINNEAPOLIS – JANUARY 3, 2024
MN Community Measurement (MNCM) announced today that Julie Sonier, who has led the organization as its President and CEO since 2017, plans to step down in the spring of 2024. During her tenure, Sonier has led major transformational efforts to position MNCM for continued success in its role as a multi-stakeholder nonprofit that drives improvement in health care quality, cost, and equity.
“During her tenure as President of MNCM, Julie Sonier has guided our organization to become a national leader and a premier source of data addressing health care quality, costs, and health disparities,” noted Joe Bianco MD, Chairman of the Board, MNCM. “Her leadership has brought us into a new era of quality assessment and monitoring. She has made a tremendous impact on this work both statewide and nationally.”
MNCM has long been a national leader in collecting, analyzing, and reporting information about health care quality, cost, and equity. It publishes several reports each year on health care quality, cost, and disparities in Minnesota, and serves as a neutral convener of health care providers, health plans, employers, consumers, researchers, and state agencies to establish common priorities for measurement and improvement.
MNCM is unique in the nation in the breadth and depth of measures that it collects from both electronic medical records data and health plan claims data. In recent years, MNCM’s accomplishments include:
- Transforming and modernizing data collection from health care providers and health plans to improve timeliness and consistency of the data, as well as ease of reporting;
- Establishing the Common Health Information Reporting Partnership, or CHIRP, to facilitate efficient and timely data sharing between health care providers and health plans aimed at improving quality of care and patient outcomes;
- Designing and implementing a unique roadmap for collecting and harmonizing data about social risk factors such as food and housing insecurity; and
- Expanding MNCM’s analytic capacity to support quality improvement activities and research aimed at improving health care outcomes.
“I am so proud of the progress that MNCM has made over the past several years that positions the organization to adapt and innovate in response to evolving needs for data related to health care quality, cost, and equity,” said Sonier. “MNCM is a place where stakeholders with many different perspectives come together to work on how we can use data together to drive improvement in health care, and it’s been a great privilege to lead this work over the past seven years.”
Bianco notes, “The Board of Directors is currently engaged in a search process for a new President. Our goal is to have a smooth transition to new leadership within the next few months.”
About MN Community Measurement
MNCM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement. A trusted source of health care data since 2005, MNCM works with doctors, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and state agencies to collect, analyze, and report health care data related to quality, cost, and equity of health care. Learn more at www.mncm.org.