Latest Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Stories

2014-06-17 16:26:27

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively) Campaign, one of the largest coordinated improvement initiatives ever undertaken by the Minnesota health care community, reports that it has prevented 7,975 avoidable hospital readmissions since 2011. By avoiding these readmissions, it is estimated that patients spent 31,900 more nights sleeping comfortably in their own beds instead of at the hospital, and that inpatient...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

Will Integrate DIAMOND Program and Substance Abuse into Primary Care BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a $3.5 million grant to a consortium that includes the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI, www.icsi.org) to help up to 90 primary care practices in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania implement behavioral health and substance abuse screening and early intervention. ICSI will...

2011-01-11 13:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanne Magnan, M.D., Ph.D, who recently ended her tenure as Minnesota Commissioner of Health, has been named by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI, www.icsi.org) as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Magnan served as ICSI President in 2006-2007 before being appointed Commissioner of Health by then Governor Tim Pawlenty. As Commissioner, she was responsible for implementation of significant components of...

2010-11-10 05:00:00

ICSI Option Can Help Ensure Right Procedures Are Ordered at Point of Care, Improving Patient Care and Slowing the Rise in Health Care Imaging Costs BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new initiative launched by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI, www.icsi.org), a nonprofit, health care improvement organization, could save the Minnesota health care community more than $28 million annually, as well as improve patient care and provider groups'...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has selected the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement's (ICSI, www.icsi.org) DIAMOND program as the winner of its 2010 Gold Award for community-based program. DIAMOND (Depression Improvement Across Minnesota, Offering a New Direction) was recognized for its innovative way of delivering services to the mentally ill or disabled, for overcoming obstacles in implementation, and for...

2010-06-25 08:00:00

Results Based on More Than 3,000 Patients Receiving Team-based Treatment in 83 Primary Care Clinics BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DIAMOND program (Depression Improvement Across Minnesota, Offering a New Direction) continues to get at least five times as many patients into remission by six months than patients receiving typical primary care treatment, according to two-year findings reported today by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI,...

2010-06-25 07:00:00

Increased Follow-Up Care Proves Key to Helping Depressed Patients Feel Better Medical clinic-specific data available at www.mnhealthscores.org MINNEAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released by two non-profit health care organizations, MN Community Measurement and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), indicate that Minnesota providers only slightly improved their quality of care for patients with depression from a year ago, but that new programs that...

2010-03-18 07:00:00

Goal Is to Increase Colon Screenings That Could Prevent Cancer BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, four health organizations have kicked off an initiative to increase screenings for Minnesotans at risk from this disease. Involved in the effort are the American Cancer Society, Minnesota Cancer Alliance, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), and MN Community Measurement (MNCM). "With appropriate...

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