May 4 - 6, 2015, St. Paul
Early Bird Discounts End Soon
Tuesday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SDM Workshop Open to Public
AHRQ has developed the SHARE Approach curriculum, a five-step evidence-based approach to shared decision-making (SDM). Take advantage of this FREE train-the-trainer workshop, now open to the public. Learn more and register today.
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Quality Improvement Basics
This popular, members-only session includes practical basics plus the adaptive work, communications and change management considerations necessary to make it stick. Required for new ICSI members. Learn more and register by March 31.
Achieving the Triple Aim Through Innovation and Collaboration
ICSI's new interactive brochure, similar to an annual report, highlights our current areas of focus, the results of some of this work, and demonstrates how we bring value to members and the broader health community. View the report.
Going Beyond the Clinic
The February 2015 issue of Minnesota Medicine explores ICSI's efforts, funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to help clinicians more effectively care for their patients by looking beyond the walls of their clinics. Read the article.
Recent NewsAll News
New Health Care Disparities Report Shows Improvements in Diabetes, Vascular Care
Low-income patients in Minnesota with diabetes and vascular disease had better control over their conditions in 2014 than the year before, according to the eighth annual Health Care Disparities Report conducted by MN Community Measurement and sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The report evaluates care outcomes for patients enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) on 12 quality performance measures. ICSI member Entira Family Clinics increased the percentage of its MHCP-covered patients reaching optimal diabetes management by 21 percentage points over the past year. Learn more.
RARE Mental Health Collaborative Wraps Up
Team members from the 11 participating hospitals part of the RARE Mental Health Collaborative came together on February 24, 2015 to share their results and lessons learned. As they delivered their final reports, participants talked about signs of progress, data that is just beginning to move in the right direction, successful efforts that will be expanded and others that didn't work quite as well. Read more in ICSI News.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
Quality Improvement Basics
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Don't miss your chance to attend this popular day-long workshop just for ICSI members. The session will include 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 remain embedded in your practice. Learn more about this members-only opportunity and sign up today - only a few days left to sign up - registration closes March 31!
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 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.