Taking Action Express Week 3: A quick look at what’s new
February 10, 2014
The Weekly Buzz
The Action Group is in the news! For the first time, we will host an Innovator’s Showcase at the February 21, 2014, Employer Leadership Summit, bringing five entrepreneurial companies to the stage to demonstrate their fresh products and services. This exciting Summit addition is being featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
The theme for the Minnesota Health Action Group’s 7th Annual Employer Leadership Summit is, “Moving Forward in Uncertain Times.”
Save the Date!
The Action Group will be hosting a Community Dialogue on Joint Replacements for Hips and Knees. We will convene employers, providers, health plans, and interested stakeholders on March 28 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. to discuss cost and quality issues related to total hip and knee joint replacement surgery. This no-cost event is open to all! Additional information, including registration, will be coming soon.
Misplaced Fears in Longer Childbirths
On Tuesday, February 4, The Action Group released a new tool for members: Purchaser’s Guide on Maternity and Infertility Care. This topic was chosen as a Learning Network primarily because of its frequency, variation in costs, and lack of quality transparency. Coincidentally, the New York Times published an article on February 5, suggesting that women who experience longer childbirths should not face inappropriate interventions. “It’s time to re-examine what normal and abnormal is, and revise our guidelines based on the modern obstetric population.”
Action Group Resources For All
While many Action Group resources are housed in the secure member portal, we also offer an array of materials to the general community. We invite you to take a few moments to explore our website: mnhealthactiongroup.org.
Our website is mobile-enabled for optimal viewing on tablets and smartphones, too. We invite you to check us out!
- “The High Cost of Low Health Literacy” blog by Carolyn Pare
- “The Value of the Maternity Care Learning Network” blog by Linda Davis
- The Benefits of Action Group Membership, contributed by Jeremy Zajicek of Hennepin County
- Employee communications and engagement information
The Minnesota Health Action Group is the only Minnesota organization whose sole purpose is to represent the collective voice of those who pay the bill for health care — employers, public purchasers, and individuals. We drive innovation, collaboration and engagement in ways that improve health care and ensure the economic vitality of all Minnesota communities.