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    August 10, 2009 | Filed under: Minnesota
  • ORIGIN AND MISSION In November 2008, five Minnesota organizations signed an accord to form an alliance called The Minnesota Health Care Value Exchange. The alliance was established to support HIT; quality improvement and measurement; price transparency and public reporting; incentives to promote high-quality, efficient care; and consumer engagement and education. The five partner organizations comprising […]

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    May 19, 2009 | Filed under: Minnesota
  • The Adverse Health Events Reporting Law, passed during the 2003 legislative session and modified in 2004, provides health care consumers with information on how well hospitals and outpatient surgical centers are doing at preventing adverse events. The law requires that hospitals disclose when any of 28 “never events” occur and requires the Minnesota Department of […]

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    March 17, 2009 | Filed under: Minnesota
  • Minnesota’s ABCD III project, Communities Coordinating for Healthy Development will build on the state’s excellent progress in recent years in the development and coordination of early childhood services and systems.  Well-established partnerships between public agencies as well as between public and private entities and an overlap in staff who work on the various initiatives provide […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Minnesota