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MNCM Innovation Profile Featured By AHRQ

MNCM Innovation Profile Featured By AHRQ

MN Community Measurement’s (MNCM) Innovation Profile, Statewide Measurement and Reporting System Stimulates Quality Improvement in Targeted Clinical Areas, Becomes Standard for Local and National Pay-for-Performance Programs, is featured in the January 29, 2014 issue of the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange (

The Innovation Profile offers an overview of MNCM’s work with providing a single, comprehensive and credible source of information on health care performance for consumers and purchasers. Publicly reported information helps consumers and purchasers select and decide how to pay providers, and to help providers identify and address opportunities for improvement. MNCM makes data available to the public through reports, consumer-friendly websites and other means, and gives health plans and providers more detailed information to promote quality improvement.

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality created the Health Care Innovations Exchange to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care. The Innovations Exchange supports the Agency’s mission to improve the quality of health care and reduce disparities.

The AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange offers busy health professionals and researchers a variety of opportunities to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations.