Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol
Featured in Minnesota Medicine
The April issue of Minnesota Medicine includes an article, co-authored by ICSI's Howard Epstein, M.D., Carmen Hansen, B.S.N., and member David Thorson, M.D., about the work of the Prescription Opioid Management Advisory Task Force. Read the article.
There's Still Time!
Join Us at the 2014 Colloquium
We’ve built this year’s Colloquium to deliver maximum value in what we know are tough times for clinicians to get away. Gary Oftedahl, MD, ICSI’s Chief Knowledge Officer, helps you understand why you must tear yourself away from work in four short videos and a recent blog. Find out more and register today!
2013 Annual Report
Highlights of our Collaboration
During 2013, ICSI concluded, continued and began new initiatives designed to help members improve the health of their populations, the patient care experience, including quality, and the cost of care. In addition to helping members achieve Triple Aim results, several initiatives garnered national recognition for Minnesota's collaborative work. Read the annual report.
Measuring Health in Minnesota
Importance, Challenges and Future Directions
Find out more about the discussion that took place among Minnesota’s health care, community, and public health stakeholders. This white paper identifies measures currently being used and suggests areas of alignment for meaningful measurement of health in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Learn more about our Accountable Health work.
Recent NewsAll News
ICSI Endorses American Academy of Pediatrics ADHD Guideline
ICSI has taken an important first step in the scientific document enhancements we announced in late 2013. Following a thorough review by the ADHD work group, on March 4, 2014, ICSI's Committee for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP) endorsed with qualifications the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guideline, ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline, and Supplement. The CEBP also approved ICSI’s process for endorsement of external organizations’ clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Read more about the endorsement process.
New Cardiovascular Risk
Guideline and Estimator
There have been many questions about how ICSI plans to respond to the new lipid treatment recommendations from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA).The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet endorsed the new 2013 ACC/AHA Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Guideline and Estimator. Read more.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
Tobacco Cessation Half-Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tobacco is still a problem in Minnesota. 625,000 adults smoke, and tobacco kills 5,100 people every year. How are your screening efforts going? What are you doing to counsel and refer tobacco users in your clinic? Attend ICSI's free half-day workshop and develop an action plan to continue your tobacco cessation efforts. Space is limited; register by May 28, 2014. Learn more.
Pre-Colloquium Workshops Designed for Leader, Team and Individual Skill-building
Monday, May 5, 2014 | 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Our pre-conference workshops are built around emerging concepts and practical skill-building essential for moving your organization and staff forward. You can attend just a workshop or combine with the full Colloquium. Learn more and register today!