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"The data is a starting point. The journey is process improvement, sharing best practices and openness to self and system improvement/change."
-Tom Hastings
Primary Care Physician, Chair, MHI Physician Leadership Council
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Midwest Health Hub

As we transition to a new year, the Midwest Health Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of a new communication tool to advance knowledge sharing and drive connections for better health care value. The Midwest Health Hub is a personalized newsletter that will allow you to receive custom health care updates on a schedule of your choosing and in a format that best suits your needs.
 
We are eager to feature content that highlights improvement and innovation efforts among those that use, pay for, and provide health care, including MHI’s own data insights and community projects. We invite your organization to share stories regarding your progress to enhance health care and well-being in our region. To learn more, click here.

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MHI's Community Scorecard of key health statistics for St. Louis commercial populations, 2015-2018.

Released and updated annually, this October 2019 scorecard provides regional benchmark information to enable St. Louis employers, medical groups, health plans, and others to understand how their population compares to the broader commercially insured population in our region.  These comparisons help to shine a light on improvement opportunities and progress made over time.

The Scorecard also provides measures by which the community can gauge its collective progress toward making St. Louis a national leader in health and the quality and affordability of health care. Metrics are categorized into four domains: population health; care quality; utilization; and cost and affordability.  Have an idea for new metrics to be included, click here.

Click here to view the scorecard.

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MHI November 2018 report highlights differences in health care prices, resource use and cost for commercially-insured people in St. Louis and 5 other U.S. regions.

Since 2014, MHI has been one of six Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) in a national Total Cost of Care Project.  The project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). In addition to regional comparisons, the newly released report provides price, resource use and cost comparisons across larger St. Louis medical groups.

Among other things, the report finds that:

1. Prices vary widely, both across and within regions. In aggregate, prices in St. Louis were below those of the other regions.  

2. Differences in prices and resource use drive differences in cost. Providers with lower prices may use more resources to provide care.

3. While in aggregate costs were below average in St. Louis, component cost for outpatient services and prescription drugs were above average, driven by higher utilization.

Click here to read the complete report and see how St. Louis compares with other regions.

Our Mission

To provide a forum where trusted information and shared responsibility are used to improve health and the quality and affordability of health care.


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MHI Launches Midwest Health Hub Communication Tool


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Scorecard of key health statistics for St. Louis commercial populations


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Report analyzing health care prices, resource use and cost in St. Louis


Our Vision

A community that consistently leads the nation in health, care quality and affordability.