Who We Are
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) is an independent, nonprofit health care improvement organization that unites clinicians, health plans, employers, policymakers and consumers to bring innovation and urgency to improve health, optimize the patient experience and make health care more affordable. ICSI is comprised of approximately 50 medical groups representing 8,000 physicians, and is sponsored by three Minnesota nonprofit health plans.
ICSI’s mission is to champion the cause of health care quality and to accelerate improvement in the value of the health care delivered by our medical group members and health plan sponsors. We accomplish this through the unique collaboration and trust that exists among our diverse stakeholders, by being grounded in evidence-based medicine, and by tackling and solving our community’s most complex health and health care system problems.
Our success stems from our stakeholders’ belief that more can be done faster to improve the health system if we collaborate together rather than take on tough issues separately. From developing evidence-based guidelines that enable clinicians to practice the best medicine, to uniting diverse stakeholders to improve how care is delivered and paid for, to reaching out to communities and consumers to engage them in their care and wellness, ICSI is at the forefront of co-creating a healthier tomorrow.
Learn more about ICSI’s evolution, expansion and growing influencing in shaping a better health care system and healthier communities over the last two decades.