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Latest Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Stories

2013-03-26 08:30:16

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and Minnesota Health Action Group chosen as regional collaborative for campaign encouraging physician and patient conversations about overuse in health care BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and the Minnesota Health Action Group (The Action Group) are among 21 state medical societies, specialty societies, and regional health collaboratives that have received grants...

2012-06-15 10:22:57

Project Is to Spread Collaborative Care Model for Managing Depression and other Chronic Conditions Locally and Nationally BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded almost $18 million to a local and national collaboration of partner organizations with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) as lead organization. The three-year cooperative agreement, part of a $1 billion CMS Health Care...

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...

2009-07-07 10:37:00

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) will hold a symposium here on October 5 to explain how its DIAMOND program is dramatically improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of care for patients with depression. The DIAMOND program changes how care for the patient with depression is delivered and paid for in primary care settings. The symposium will focus on the 18-month experiences of provider groups, behavioral health...