"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

The Measurement Minute — September 2013

Welcome to the September 2013 issue of The Measurement Minute, MN Community Measurement’s monthly summary of current news and events. We welcome your feedback!

Patient Experience survey results

  • Results from the more than 230,000 patient-completed surveys on patient experience of care from 651 clinics are now available for consumers to use along with other information on the cost and quality of health care providers. The data is collected as part of Minnesota’s Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System and is the most comprehensive look at patient experience on a statewide basis in the country. Read more >>

MNCM named as CMS Qualified Entity

  • MN Community Measurement is very proud to be named as a Qualified Entity (QE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Read more >>

Aligning with Medicare to reduce data collection burden

  • As the demand for information on cost and quality has risen, MNCM’s measurment activities have also grown. Unfortunately, this has the potential to place a greater burden on clinicians. MNCM is taking several steps to ensure our measurement activities have the greatest impact for the least burden. Read more >>