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Now Available: TCOC and Affordability Improvement Within the Triple Aim Webinar

This recorded webinar presented by Howard Epstein, MD, chief medical officer, Preferred One, followed by a deeper discussion with Dr. Epstein and Gary Oftedahl, MD, ICSI’s chief knowledge officer, will help you understand imperatives for addressing health care affordability, share examples of successful Triple Aim collaboratives, and explore Total Cost of Care (TCOC) models for our community. Find it in the Learning Center.

Preliminary Results Shows COMPASS
Improves Patient Outcomes

Results through Dec. 31, 2014 show that the team-based COMPASS model improves the outcomes of patients with uncontrolled depression and uncontrolled diabetes and/or heart disease. The aggregated results from the 18 regional medical groups participating in this ICSI-led initiative show the model is exceeding goals set for depression and heart disease improvement, and close to the goal set for diabetes improvement. Read more.

ICSI Welcomes Two New Members

The membership committee of ICSI's Board of Directors has approved Axis Medical Center and Neighborhood HealthSource as provisional members. Both are located in Minneapolis and are part of the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers. They are currently implementing quality improvement activities to qualify for full membership.

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Interested in Minnesota's 2014 Health Equity of Care Report? Get up to Speed Quickly with Two Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 23 and Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Noon - 1 p.m.

In collaboration with MN Community Measurement (MNCM), ICSI is offering two hourlong webinars to help medical groups and clinicians get up to speed on the 2014 MNCM Health Equity of Care Report, which presents quality data by race, ethnicity, preferred language, country of origin, and region of the state. These webinars are free and open to all. Sign up for one or both to meet your organization's needs. Learn more about the April 23 and May 21 webinars.

AHRQ's Shared Decision-Making Training
Open to the Public

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Are you a clinician with a commitment to patient-centered care? To help health care professionals work with patients to make the best possible health care decisions together, AHRQ has developed the SHARE Approach curriculum, a five-step evidence-based approach to shared decision-making. ICSI is cosponsoring this FREE train-the-trainer workshop, which is now open to the public. Over six (6.25) hours of continuing medical education credits (CME)/continuing education units (CEUs) are available. 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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