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Reduce First Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
Ask About Aspirin Initiative
ICSI is part of an innovative new initiative to help lower the number of heart attacks and strokes, a leading cause of death in Minnesota. It includes a statewide public awareness campaign and a health system quality improvement initiative. Learn more.
September 25 and October 30
Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Learn more and register by September 18, 2015. Special member rate!
Tuesday, July 21, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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 Tuesday, July 14.
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New Guidance Available for Use of Medical Cannabis in Ambulatory Setting
In response to a request by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and member inquiries, ICSI convened a work group to develop guidance for practitioners in the ambulatory care setting to understand their role in certifying Minnesota patients who may be eligible to receive medical cannabis. As set forth in the legislation, medical cannabis is available to certified patients as of July 1, 2015. The guidance document prepared by the work group was sent to ICSI members for review, reviewed by MDH, and will be available soon on the MDH/Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) website. Learn more.
Primary Care and Specialty Clinics: Practice Facilitation Opportunity
ICSI and Stratis Health were awarded a grant through the Practice Facilitation Grant Program as part of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model – SIM Minnesota. We are recruiting 10 – 15 primary care and specialty clinics around the state, and will provide practice facilitation to support your unique goals for achieving the Triple Aim of better care, better health, and lower cost. For additional details, contact ICSI’s Jeyn Monkman. Learn more.
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Quality Improvement Basics Plus Workshop
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Not just for QI staff! This session includes practical basics such as Aims and Measures and the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle. We'll also cover the adaptive work, communications and change management considerations necessary to make it stick. Available to current and prospective new members. Learn more or call 952-814-7060 for more information.
Medicare's SGR Formula Fix: What Does it Mean for Measures and Payment Models?
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Noon - 1 p.m. Webinar
Learn about the recently passed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and its potential impact on you and your organization. ICSI members only. Learn more and register.
Foundations of Motivational
Friday, September 25 and Friday, October 30, 2015 | 8 a.m. - Noon
Don't miss our next offering of this popular two-part workshop. ICSI members pay just $45; nonmembers are $125. Learn more and register by September 18.