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Balancing Tensions: Improving Chronic Condition Management

The December 2016 issue of Minnesota Physician includes an article that outlines the tensions that often complicate clinics’ efforts to improve patient care, and what can be done to manage these tensions to ensure steady progress. The article reflects lessons learned from ICSI's work with clinics across the state to improve care for patients with chronic health conditions, and other recent efforts to help Minnesota health care organizations make the adaptive changes needed to survive and thrive. Read the article.

SIM Practice Facilitation Participants
Share Progress Snapshots

At a December 2016 webinar, the original eight participants in the first round of SIM Practice Facilitation work with ICSI and Stratis Health had the opportunity to share their progress with each other. While it was an opportunity to discuss lessons learned, it was primarily a celebration of successes, of which there were many. Several of the participants have opted to continue their work through June 2017, as part of a recent funding extension. Learn more.

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington, MN

This rigorous full-day workshop takes a deep dive into MI skills and offers you ample practice time with actors playing the part of patients to help you hone your skills while receiving real-time coaching. The small class size (limited to 15 participants) ensures personalized instruction and feedback. Open to members and non-members. Don't wait! Learn more and register.

Quality Improvement Basics

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bloomington, MN

Quality improvement is both foundational and essential. Learn the key elements of quality improvement the ICSI way! The workshop includes practical basics such as Aims and Measures and the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle, and we'll also cover the adaptive work, communications and change management considerations necessary to make it stick and remain embedded in your practice. Open to members and nonmembers. Learn more and register.


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Collaboration among ICSI medical group members and nonprofit health plans, patients, employers and other stakeholders, helps ICSI accelerate improvements in health. Learn more.

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