3M Health Information Systems Press Release
  • State of Minnesota Selects 3M Data Analytics to Drive Health Care Improvement

    July 09, 2015

    • Salt Lake City, Utah (July 9, 2015) — A national leader in healthcare delivery innovation and population health, the State of Minnesota will use data analytics from 3M to help improve the quality and value of the care provided to Minnesota citizens served by public health care. The Minnesota Department of Human Services has selected 3M Health Information Systems as its analytics contractor to support Minnesota's Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) demonstration, a groundbreaking initiative that tests new approaches to health care delivery and payment.

      3M Health Information Systems will provide data management, analysis, and data access and reporting resources to help Minnesota IHP organizations analyze cost of care, utilization of services, and risk data so they can identify opportunities for cost and care transformation. The 16 healthcare organizations participating in IHP serve over 204,000 Minnesotans enrolled in Medical Assistance.

      The Minnesota project is part of a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) cooperative agreement, awarded to the Minnesota Departments of Human Services in 2013 by the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to help implement the Minnesota Accountable Health Model. This model expands patient-centered, team-based care through new service delivery and payment structures, which integrate medical care, behavioral health, long-term care and community prevention services. As part of this initiative, the SIM program tests ways to lower the costs of caring for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, while improving quality of care.

      “Minnesota’s participation in the SIM program is the latest example of the state’s pioneering efforts to transform health care,” said William Kelly, Senior Vice President, Population and Payment Solutions for 3M Health Information Systems. “We look forward to supporting the state’s efforts with advanced analytic tools and meaningful data that can be used to encourage preventive care and reward healthy outcomes.”

      3M technology and analytics are used throughout health care in prospective payment systems, quality outcomes measurement, risk stratification and analysis, and population health management. State Medicaid agencies, hospital associations, and payer-provider collaboratives in more than 30 states use 3M patient classification methodologies for comparative reporting of hospital quality and as the basis for determining outcomes-based financial incentives and designing new healthcare payment models.

      Visit 3M Health Information Systems online for more information about 3M solutions for value-based health care, or call 800-367-2447.

      About Minnesota Department of Human Services, Health Care Administration Division

      The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

      About 3M Health Information Systems

      3M Health Information Systems works with providers, payers, and government agencies to anticipate and navigate a changing healthcare landscape. 3M provides healthcare data aggregation, analysis, and strategic services that help clients move from volume to value-based health care, resulting in millions of dollars in savings, improved provider performance, and higher quality care. 3M’s innovative software is designed to raise the bar for computer-assisted coding, clinical documentation improvement, performance monitoring, quality outcomes reporting, and terminology management. For more information, visit www.3Mhis.com or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews.

      Media contact:

      Mollie Houns
      Price Houns Associates
      952-920-6951