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.
The Latest News
Keep up with the latest ICSI news and events! This issue includes Colloquium program updates, information about ICSI's evolving community exploration work, including a new white paper on measuring population health; member spotlights and more. Read ICSI News and make sure you're on the mailing list!
Colloquium Program Complete
Gary Oftedahl's Sneak Preview
Gary Oftedahl, MD, ICSI’s Chief Knowledge Officer, describes the content, practical applications and value of the pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, and each of the four tracks at the upcoming Colloquium. Gary’s short sneak preview videos are available on the Colloquium pages of our website. Watch the videos.
Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol
New Materials Available
What should be considered when prescribing opioids for pain? How do you assess patients for risk of adverse events, and how do you talk to them about it? ICSI's new protocol can help you grapple with these pressing concerns. The slides and podcast from our recent webinar are also available. Access the materials.
Recent NewsAll News
New Member Advisory Council in Place
The recently formed Member Advisory Council will be on the front lines of ICSI's ideas and opportunities, and has the opportunity to advise ICSI program staff on education and training offerings, member communication and processes, and clinical guideline development and implementation. Read more.
New Data Shows RARE Campaign Prevented 7,030 Avoidable Readmissions
RARE Campaign participants have now helped prevent 7,030 readmissions since 2011 and allowed patients in Minnesota to spend 28,120 nights of sleep in their own beds instead of the hospital. Learn more.
New Choosing Wisely Implementation Tool
We've created a 45-minute recorded webinar to help you learn how to successfully integrate elements of the Choosing Wisely campaign in your clinic or organization. Other new materials are also available. Read more.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.
We’re told every year that one of the greatest values of attending the Colloquium is sustaining and building relationships. So at the close of sessions on Tuesday, May 6, attendees are invited to join us at the Saint Paul RiverCentre for an informal reception. Connect with your friends, get to know other members, spend extra time with our speakers, and talk with ICSI staff about our work. Learn more about the Colloquium and register by April 8 for early bird discounts.
Want to Attend Next Year's Colloquium for Free?
Submit Your Poster Abstract by March 28
The reception provides another opportunity to view the annual poster display, which has proven to be a great way for ICSI members to share their innovative work and advance best practices through collaboration. This year attendees and the Colloquium Planning Committee will judge the posters for an opportunity to win a free trip to next year's conference! Learn more and submit your poster abstract by March 28.