"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

New Health Care Quality Report Available

2013 HCQR coverThe MN Community Measurement 2013 Health Care Quality Report is now available to be viewed or downloaded.  This is the 10th annual report that compares clinic, medical group and hospital performance on clinical measures related to preventive and chronic care, hospital care and health information technology.  The primary purpose of this report is to provide valid, reliable and comparable information for providers to use in their efforts to improve patient care and outcomes.

We appreciate the significant contributions of clinics, medical groups, health plans, hospitals and others who contribute data for this report, and to the multitude of community stakeholders who share their expertise on our committees. Achieving our mission to accelerate the improvement of health by publicly reporting health care information relies on this collaborative effort. We continue to strive to be the trusted source for performance measurement and public reporting in our community.  If you have any questions or comments concerning this report, please contact our hotline (612-746-4522) or email

View this article and others in The Measurement Minute — February 2014 newsletter.