Explore Past Events & Webinars

Below, explore resources and materials from past MN Community Measurement live events and webinars.

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Access to Recordings from 2021 Annual Conference & Pre-Conference Mental Health Summit

Video recordings of each session are now available to attendees through Whova, as well as presentation slides and additional resources. To access them, log in to your Whova account and navigate to the agenda. From here you can click on any session to view the recorded video. The recordings will be available to access for 30 days after the conference date.  Note: You will only be able to view the sessions for which you were registered.


Select Sessions Available for Public Viewing:

Mental Health Summit Presentation | Strategies for Success: Minnesota Providers’ Experiences in Improving Depression Care
MN Community Measurement is excited to offer new insights on practices Minnesota health care providers are using to overcome barriers and successfully improve outcomes in depression care.  This session highlights new information gathered through a best practices study funded by a prestigious Eugene B. Washington Community Engagement Award from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The presentation reviews best clinical practices and other significant factors associated with the successful care management for persons diagnosed with depression, as well as common challenges and potential opportunities to improve care.


Using MNCM Health Care Data as a Resource for Improving Health and Equitable Outcomes // Recorded 02/09/2022

Data provided by MN Community Measurement can provide valuable insight into in quality of health care, cost, and disparities. This webinar will walk through the resources available from MNCM, types of reports published by MNCM, and how the data can be used to inform strategies for improving health and health outcomes. There will be opportunities to provide feedback on potential future uses of the data as well.

Improving Together: Advancing Mental Health Outcomes in Minnesota // Recorded 05/11/2021

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, this webinar expands on topics highlighted during the MNCM Mental Health Summit held on February 17, weaving in perspectives shared in the recent Community Dialogues and bringing forward new information gathered through the 2021 Clinic Practices in Depression Care Survey. The webinar discusses clinic practices that contribute to higher rates of performance on the depression suite of measures publicly reported by MNCM. It also provides insights on what is needed to support quality improvement initiatives and to help guide development and communication of programs to help patients with depression. High-performing clinics are also recognized for their excellent work in supporting patients with depression on their journey to remission.

The work highlighted in this presentation was made possible through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Eugene B. Washington Community Engagement Award.

Welcome to MNCARES!  A Study to Inform Care Coordination Strategies // Recorded 04/14/2021

In 2020, HealthPartners Institute, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health and MN Community Measurement, was awarded funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effect of care coordination on patient outcomes. The purpose of MNCARES is to compare two approaches to care coordination for patients with complex health and social issues. The first model includes care coordination performed by a nurse or other clinical staff. The second model includes a social worker as part of the care team. Using health care data, surveys, and interviews the study will help to discover what approaches to care coordination in primary care settings produce the best care quality, utilization, and patient-centered outcomes.   This webinar highlights progress made in preparation for the official launch of the study activities in spring of 2021, and discusses how Minnesota Health Care Home Clinics, health plans, and patients will be engaged with the study.

Research reported in this presentation was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Award (IHS-2019C1-15625).

A New Approach for Data Sharing Among Health Care Payers and Providers // Recorded 01/13/2021

This webinar provides an introduction to the Common Health Information Reporting Partnership (CHIRP) and the new CHIRP data standards that have been developed collaboratively by health care providers and payers to improve the efficiency and ease of data sharing. This webinar highlights the types of information that are shared between payers and providers, the importance of standardization, and how this information can be used to improve patient outcomes and coordination of care. It also includes information on how health care payers and providers can learn more and volunteer to participate in pilot testing the new standards.

Expanding the Care Team to Improve Outcomes: Minnesota Evaluation Project Highlights Impact of Pharmacy-Based Interventions // Recorded 12/9/2020

In August 2020, MNCM concluded its work on an evaluation project focused on evaluating outcomes of local pharmacy-based interventions to address specific gaps in care for patients with diabetes. This webinar highlights the results of the evaluation, and provides perspectives on the evaluation outcomes from payer participant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and the pharmacy network administrator, Thrifty White Drug. The project provided an opportunity to evaluate a pharmacy network’s ability to receive and act on data supplied by a health plan that identified patients with specific gaps in care, and to deliver targeted interventions when patients with diabetes were in the pharmacy on a monthly basis picking up their prescriptions. The evaluation was conducted with collaboration and support from Pfizer.

Preparing to Onboard to PIPE: A Detailed Look at the Process and Requirements // Recorded 11/18/2020

This webinar is for medical groups interested in a deeper dive into the PIPE implementation process and requirements for transitioning to the PIPE data collection system.  MNCM’s implementation team describes the key differences between the current data submission process and the new PIPE process,  provides a detailed overview of the demographic and clinical data files required for the PIPE data standard, and reviews helpful tips that will help medical groups determine the best timeline to onboard to PIPE.

Health Care Cost and Utilization in Minnesota: A Review of Results from 2019 // Recorded 11/12/2020

This webinar highlights the results from MNCM’s 2020 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report that focuses on care delivered in 2019.  MNCM provides an overview of the report and methodology, including new data on trends and variation in total cost of care, prices, and utilization for commercially insured patients.  Independent consultant and health care markets expert Allan Baumgarten provides insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors are likely to influence market trends for 2020 and beyond.

A New Approach to Measurement: Introduction to MNCM’s PIPE Data Collection System // Recorded 10/28/2020

This webinar provides an overview of MNCM’s new approach to collecting data, calculating measures, and producing performance rates. Attendees will learn how the new method supports community goals to make quality measurement easier for health care providers and improve the timeliness of feedback to health care providers to inform improvement efforts. Content includes a high-level overview of the implementation process and information on what medical groups can do now to prepare for transitioning to PIPE.