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MNCM Health Care Disparities by RELC Report MY 2021

Pandemic’s Impact on Health Care Quality by Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Country of Birth Is Still Evident, Despite Improved Performance in 2021

November 7, 2022

New report provides data to support health equity investment Download Report Health care quality improved in 2021 for a core set of measures across categories defined by race, Hispanic ethnicity, language, and country of birth, according to a new report from MN Community Measurement (MNCM). The measures include care for chronic conditions like diabetes, heart…

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MNCM Blog Articles

Recent Analysis Shows Racial Disparities in Depression Treatment

July 11, 2022

By Julie Sonier, MNCM President I recently came across an interesting report on racial disparities in depression treatment by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.…

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President’s Blog | A Vision for Data to Drive Improvement in Health Equity

October 14, 2021

In my last blog post in June, I wrote about MN Community Measurement’s new strategic plan for 2021 to 2025 and how improvement in health…

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President’s Blog | Improving Minnesota Health Care Quality, Affordability, and Equity: Strategic Priorities for 2021-2025

June 21, 2021

In the past few years, MN Community Measurement’s work has been evolving and changing. Many people know MNCM as an organization that collects and publishes…

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Diverse people putting hands in to signify teamwork

President’s Blog | Together, we can make progress in reducing health disparities.

June 23, 2020

In recent months, we’ve all experienced a lot of things we likely didn’t expect we’d see this year: the emergence of a pandemic that has…

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Health care graphs, stethoscope and professional using laptop to review records

Measurement Blog | Simplifying & Refining Quality Measures to Reduce Burden

June 15, 2020

In this current day and age of electronic health records (EHRs) it is hard to remember a time when all health records were maintained on…

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Two medical professionals look at test tube

President’s Blog | What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for health care measurement and reporting?

April 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to upend business as usual in health care, many people are wondering what it will mean for health care quality…

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Pandemic’s Impact on Health Care Quality by Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Country of Birth Is Still Evident, Despite Improved Performance in 2021

New report provides data to support health equity investment Download Report Health care quality improved in 2021 for ...

Minnesota Health Care Quality Regaining Ground Lost During Pandemic

New Report Highlights Statewide Trends, Variation by Region and Medical Group Statewide performance on key measures of health ...

In Minnesota, Large Disparities in Health Care Persist by Race, Language, and Country of Birth

New report provides data to support improvement efforts Minnesotans who are Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx are far more ...

New Report Shows 2020 Decline in Quality Measures for Minnesota Public Health Insurance Programs

Disparities with other payers shrinking in several places, however Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there were some bright spots ...

Minnesota Health Care Performance in 2020 Reflects Pandemic Challenges

New Online Tool Allows Easier Comparisons Across Medical Groups Statewide performance on many measures of health care quality ...

New Report Shows Decline in Cancer Screenings, Other Health Care Quality Measures

Results Illustrate Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Care Services in 2020 MN Community Measurement (MNCM), an ...