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Minnesota Organizations Join Together to Save 500 Lives
Date:3/18/2010

fying and screening appropriate patients moving forward, and 4) provide better measurements of the number of screens performed and the resultant patient outcomes.

According to Matt Flory at the American Cancer Society, "ACS and the Minnesota Cancer Alliance have been engaging consumers 50 and older, but with the support of ICSI's evidence-based guideline we can help health care providers address the specific needs of individuals with higher cancer risks, and the new provider metrics being developed by Minnesota Community Measurement will tell us how many more people have been screened as a result."

ICSI is a non-profit, quality improvement organization with 55 medical group and hospital members representing about 9,000 physicians in Minnesota. As part of the initiative, ICSI will provide materials on appropriate screenings for colorectal cancer to its member and other provider groups, as well as consumers, through its Website (http://www.icsi.org).

A key focus will be on identifying the best practices for getting appropriate patients screened, and explaining the differen
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