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HHS Deputy Secretary Recognizes Grand Rapids Leaders for Improving Quality and Value in Health Care
Date:3/18/2008

Encourages use of electronic health records to improve patient care

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a meeting today, HHS Deputy Secretary Tevi Troy recognized local providers, consumers, employers, insurers, and other community leaders as a Chartered Value Exchange (CVE) for their strong commitment to improving quality and value in health care. With this special federal distinction, the Minnesota Healthcare Value Exchange will have an opportunity to implement innovative and cutting-edge ways to connect consumers to better health.

"I applaud the efforts that health leaders in Grand Rapids have taken to transform health care to a patient-focused marketplace," Secretary Leavitt said. "Together we are building a foundation for a transparent system that empowers consumers to obtain affordable, effective, and high quality health care."

"Thanks to their foresight and hard work, we're coming closer to the day when those who chose to provide, pay for, or consume effective, competitively-priced health care will be rewarded for their smart choices," Deputy Secretary Troy added.

The designation gives the organization access to information from Medicare that measures the quality of care physicians deliver to patients. These performance measurement results may be combined with similar private-sector data to produce more comprehensive information on the quality of care available across Minnesota. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin providing these performance results to the Minnesota Healthcare Value Exchange by the summer of 2008. They also will join a nationwide Learning Network sponsored by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This network will provide peer-to-peer learning experiences through facilitated meetings, both face-to-face and on the Web, and will also feature tools, access to experts, and an ongoing private Web-based knowledge management system.

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