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Annual Colloquium

Care delivery organizations are undergoing phenomenal change in their pursuit of the Triple Aim. Yet questions remain: Will the emerging system rein in unsustainable health care cost increases and still ensure patients get appropriate care and value? How are health care systems reducing costs and remaining viable? What payment systems are working? Can we succeed without community and patient engagement? What are the new leadership skills required? Those topics and more will be addressed in support of this year’s theme, Building a Sustainable Health System.

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17th Annual ICSI Colloquium
on Health Care Transformation
May 5-7, 2014 - Saint Paul RiverCentre

Registration & Hotel 

Keynote Speakers

Transforming Care Through Connectivity
and Collaboration

Craig Brammer, Tuesday, May 6

Unless you’re focused on both health care and health, and engaging with your system and the community, you won’t succeed at the rapid transformation we need in today’s environment. Craig Brammer will share lessons learned from three organizations, united by a common goal to provide better care for individuals, better health for populations, at lower per capita costs, that are working to transform health care in the Greater Cincinnati region. Brammer, CEO of the combined operations of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Collaborative and HealthBridge, will discuss how innovative health care information technology, coupled with a growing network of collaborative partners, makes health and health care a competitive advantage for the community.

Living With Chronic Disease: Your Care + My Context = Better Health

Kerri Sparling, Wednesday, May 7

How can we improve the patient experience, both "in the doctor's office" and in "real life"? Kerri Sparling, creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the most widely read diabetes patient blogs, uses her experience living with type 1 diabetes to inform her insights on how the health system can address the coming tsunami of patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Patient advocates are working tirelessly to help health care providers and their fellow patients understand the experience of disease in “real life” to improve health outcomes for patients, both emotionally and physically. Sparling will share testimonials about patient-centric programs that are getting results.

Pre-Conference Workshops Designed for Leader, Team and Individual Skill Building

The Pre-Conference Workshops offer tremendous value again this year whether you’re a health care executive, medical director, quality improvement leader or care manager. Each one is built around emerging concepts and/or practical skill-building essential for moving your organization and staff forward. Learn more.

  • Unlocking Your Organization’s Internal Capacities Through Relationally Coordinated Teams This workshop will explain the key components and implementation strategies for building strong, team-based, patient-centered care, and how relational coordination can support your organization’s mission, strategy, and performance goals while yielding a quantifiable return on investment. Learn more.
  • Orchestrating Care for Better Patient Experience This workshop will provide expert and practical information on how your organization can provide more patient-centered care. Attendees will learn how providers and care teams are improving communication and creating stronger partnerships with patients. Learn more.
  • Quality Improvement Basics Plus! In today’s health care environment, delivering excellent quality improvement is not for the fainthearted and definitely not for the unprepared! Sign up for this workshop to learn the foundational elements of quality improvement – the ICSI way! Learn more.

New Tracks!

Local and national experts will address the Colloquium theme through four tracks designed to build the skills and provide practical tools for leaders, front-line staff, teams and organizations. Get the program details.

More Reasons to Attend

Poster Session: This year there will be judging by members of the colloquium planning committee. A member of the organization submitting the poster best supporting the “sustainability” theme will win a free trip to the 2015 Colloquium. Learn more.

Continuing Medical Education Credits: The Colloquium has been approved for up to 14.5 credits for physicians. Application for CMEs has also been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Read more in the program.

App: Our popular mobile app introduced last year will be back!

Tuesday Reception: New this year, we’ll have a reception at the close of presentations on May 6 where attendees can renew and build relationships, and collaborate with their peers.

Registration & Hotel