E-cigarettes Evidence Brief
Developed by the Healthy Lifestyles work group, this brief examines the safety of e-cigarettes as well as their use as a tobacco cessation tool.
A Newly Revised Edition is Available
Low Back Pain Guideline
This guideline is for adult patients age 18 and over who have symptoms of low back pain or radiculopathy. View the guideline.
Minnesota Health Collaborative
Fourteen of the largest health systems in Minnesota are working in a new collaborative effort to tackle major health topics that affect all communities. Providing care and coverage for 80 percent of the patients in Minnesota, their first focus is on opioids and mental health.
“Minnesota has a rich history of health care organizations collaborating to address some of the greatest challenges faced by our patients and members,” said Andrea Walsh, President and CEO of HealthPartners, one of the participating organizations. “Together we can make a meaningful impact on issues such as curbing opioids and increasing access to mental health care.”
ICSI President Receives Book Award
David Abelson, MD, and president of Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and Mary Koloroutis, RN, and CEO of Creative Health Care Management are the winners of the 2018 James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award for Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures (Creative Health Care Management, 2017). In this book, Koloroutis and Abelson explain and expand on a fundamental and often overlooked truth in healthcare: It is the confluence of relational and clinical competence that advances relationship-based healing cultures. A relationship-based culture is one in which a critical mass of people provides care and service with relational competence. Read the article here.