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We'll explore the new and evolving teams and teamwork needed, both inside of health care and reaching outward beyond our walls, to meet the coming shift to value-based payment systems and achieve better health for all. Learn more.
Shifting to Value
Awareness, Action, Alignment
“The community is at various stages of MACRA knowledge: I am not behind. I am not alone.” This was a key takeaway from one participant at ICSI's recent event, which opened with a "fascinating peek behind the curtain at CMS." Learn more.
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Respiratory Illness Guideline
Rally Around Health Systems Change
Tuesday, November 15
Disparities in Minnesota's smoking prevalence and tobacco-related illness and death persist. Just 50% of smokers get a referral for assistance to quit. At this action-oriented event, we'll plan how we can go from good to great, together! Learn more.
Recent NewsAll News
Transforming Primary Care Delivery
The Peterson Center on Healthcare recently announced a new initiative to transform how primary care practices deliver care by replicating a proven, high-performance, lower-cost model. Three practice sites, including ICSI member Essentia Health - Moorhead Clinic, have begun implementing an operational and management change process with support from their health system leadership, the Center and a group of national experts in primary care, including ICSI.
“To be chosen as one of three participants in the entire country is a compliment to our system and quite an honor,” said Mark Waldera, vice president of primary care at Essentia Health-West. Read more.
A Conversation About Population Health
In August 2016, ICSI facilitated a third collaborative conversation with members and other stakeholders around population health activities and related measurement. The primary objectives were to learn about organizations’ current population health activities, share how organizations are thinking about population health measurement, and discuss and consider population health activities within the context of shifting from volume to value. Read more.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
Quality Improvement Basics
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bloomington, MN
Today more than ever, your staff must be grounded in the basics of quality improvement! Don't miss this chance to learn QI basics plus the adaptive, communications and change management tools needed to make it stick. Open to the public; ICSI members receive a discount. Learn more.
Rally Around Health Systems Change for Treating Tobacco Dependence
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Maple Grove, MN
Disparities in Minnesota's smoking prevalence and tobacco-related illness and death persist. Just 50 percent of smokers get a referral for assistance to quit. At this free action-oriented event, we'll plan how we can go from good to great, together!
The program is mainly focused for those in health care delivery systems; open to health care leaders, clinicians, tobacco cessation specialists, community organizations and associations, and others. Learn more and plan to join us.