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MN EHR Consortium

COVID-19 Project

About the MN EHR Consortium

The mission of the MN EHR Consortium is to improve health by informing policy and practice through data-driven collaboration among members of Minnesota's health care community. The Consortium, through funding from the Minnesota Department of Health, is working to identify disparities in COVID-19 testing and vaccination by race, ethnicity, and other characteristics that can inform outreach efforts to underserved populations.

Access the MDH Vaccination Dashboard for the latest data.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each health system produces a summary report for their patients who have received a vaccine as reported to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). These summary reports are sent to a central site for aggregation. The process at each site is standardized so summary reports are comparable.

Summary data contributors include Allina Health, CentraCare, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Essentia Health, M Health Fairview, University of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Hennepin Healthcare, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System, and North Memorial Health.

The Consortium is working with Sanford Health and the Minneapolis VA Health Care System to add summary data from their organizations in the coming weeks and are open to additional clinics/systems contributing summary data in the future.

Other affiliated organizations include Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Minnesota Community Measurement, and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

The summary data will include any vaccination reported to MIIC from any type of facility, provided the recipient has received care from one of the participating health systems in the last 5-10 years. This includes vaccines delivered by community vaccine sites, pharmacies, retailers, and private clinics in Minnesota.

Patients who have never been seen at any of the participating health systems have no data included.
However, the Consortium data cover approximately 90% of Minnesotans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to date. Patients who received a vaccine at a VA facility are not included currently but we are working to incorporate their information in our reports.

Data on race/ethnicity are missing for approximately 7% of vaccinated Minnesotans.

This data provides information on demographic and clinical trends in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. This information is critical for identifying gaps and disparities in vaccination efforts that can be acted on by health systems, state and local public health, and other health care organizations.

The Care Delivery System (CDS) Coalition consists of operational leadership from health systems also participating in the MN EHR Consortium. The CDS in partnership with MDH has already begun work to reduce inequity in vaccine administration across the state through public health partnerships, community outreach events, vaccine education efforts, and setting up vaccination sites in key areas to promote equity. Summary race and ethnicity data will be incorporated into MDH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Data dashboards for public viewing and use. The CDS and MDH intend to use Consortium data to inform their vaccine administration efforts across the state.

MN EHR Consortium Partners

Hennepin Healthcare, Minnesota Department of Health, Allina Health, CentraCare, Essentia Health, M Health Fairview, University of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Mayo Clinic, Children’s Minnesota