Health care is changing rapidly. Some of the changes are driven by public policy and many others by the innovation of care providers and others involved in the health care system. We have collected background papers on some of the issues and initiatives affecting health care. Look here to see the issues covered.
Minnesota has a tradition of outstanding hospitals staffed by great caregivers. Well-trained, highly skilled professionals are among the most important reasons why Twin Cities hospitals consistently rank among the highest quality institutions in the country. Continue Reading
Quality care is the result of good processes, transparency in reporting and valid measurement of outcomes. It’s also is a product of the expertise of caregivers, smart staffing, investments in technology and a commitment to innovation. Continue Reading
The priority for hospitals is to improve the health of patients as effectively, safely and cost-efficiently as possible. The priority for labor unions is to protect the jobs, compensation and work conditions of their members. These goals aren’t in conflict. In fact, on many core issues – for example, quality care and compensation for nurses – Twin Cities hospitals and nurses are a national role model. Continue Reading