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Care Coordination Referrals “Exploding"
at South Lake Pediatrics

Care coordination has made a marked difference for patients at South Lake Pediatrics. Providers have seen approximately a 23 percent reduction in the number of behavioral health patients requiring emergency department or hospitalized care in 2013 and 2014. “Care coordination has helped us track and break down barriers to success of important referrals,” says Dale Dobrin, MD, Senior Medical Director of the 40-year-old practice. Read more.

Join the Mental Health Community Partners Networking Group at January Kick-Off

ICSI is pleased to announce a new networking opportunity for hospitals, clinics and community partners serving patients with mental illness focused on care transitions for four specific patient population groups. The first networking event will take place on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Learn more and sign up.

Discussions Continue on Population Health Measurement

As follow-up to previously hosted collaborative conversations around global health measures, ICSI recently convened a discussion with member organizations, MN Community Measurement and other stakeholders to further consider frameworks for population health measurement. Organizations are looking for ways to routinely collect data and identify measures that will help them better understand the health of the communities they serve; challenges continue on how to use that information in clinical encounters, if at all. Learn more about other takeaways from this discussion.

Upcoming Events

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Reaching the Never Screened with FIT Tests

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 12:15 - 1 p.m.

On this American Cancer Society webinar, Allina Health System will share its targeted intervention to reach the never-screened by mailing FIT stool tests. The impressive response rates were tracked in the Caucasian and non-Caucasian populations, and expanded from an initial pilot of six clinics to the entire system. Contact Matt Flory for call-in information.

Sanne Magnan Retirement Celebration

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 4 - 7 p.m.

ICSI's president and CEO Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD, has announced her retirement from ICSI, effective January 4, 2016. We will celebrate Sanne's accomplishments and contributions to ICSI and our community with a reception at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available; brief remarks will start at 5:45 p.m. Please RSVP no later than December 7. Learn more.

Quality Improvement Basics

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This session includes practical basics such as Aims and Measures and the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle and the adaptive work, communications and change management considerations needed for it to remain embedded in your practice. Learn more (members only) and register.

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ICSI offers guidelines on best practices to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage health care conditions and diseases. Get involved Learn more about our evidence-based guidelines Search for and view individual guidelines New or recently revised guidelines

Members & Sponsors

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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