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Quality and Safety

Health IT The MMA is working to help members stay current on changes in health information technology strategies and meeting federal and state requirements. The MMA works to provide resources to support implementation and advocate for implementation requirements that are meaningful and lead to improvements in the delivery of patient care.

Health IT The MMA is working to help members implement health information technologies and meet federal and state requirements. The MMA's top priorities include helping physicians to take advantage of the federal HITECH Act (passed in 2009) and helping doctors to comply with Minnesota's 2011 e-prescribing mandate and its 2015 interoperability goal.

Measurement and Transparency The MMA encourages Minnesota physicians to embrace measurement and its capacity to move the health care system towards high-quality, high-value care. The MMA works to reduce the administrative burdens of quality measurement and advocates for fair, accurate measures that lead to improvements in care delivery and patient outcomes.

Patient information The following sites are resources to help patients find the best clinics, hospitals, and medical groups.

Patient Safety The MMA has been a leader in efforts to improve patient safety through the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS). MAPS focuses on efforts to reduce medical errors by educating health care providers about causes of errors, promoting a “Just Culture”, and impacting the patient safety culture.

Pay-for-Performance P4P initiatives have been established by employers, insurers, the state legislature, and federal agencies. The MMA has led efforts to monitor and evaluate P4P programs to assure they are fair, meaningful, and do not pose significant administrative burdens on Minnesota’s physician clinics.

Quality Improvement The MMA works in partnership with other organizations to support and implement transformational projects that lead to measurable improvements in care delivery and patient outcomes. The MMA builds physician capacity for improvement by providing tools, resources, and education and by sharing Minnesota’s quality improvement successes.

For more information, contact Barb Daiker  at 612-362-3766.

 

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