LSU’s Improving Clinical Outcomes Network (LSU ICON), led by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, represents the joint efforts of several of the Louisiana State University academic health science and health care delivery institutions to improve the care of patients in Louisiana.

Key Elements

  • Joining the forces within the LSU System of those institutions engaged in medical informatics, population research, clinical research, disease management and quality improvement to generate ideas, gather evidence and test innovative interventions, all targeted at improving quality of patient health care in Louisiana;
  • Coalescing the common theme of shared resources, collaboration and commitment to a uniform and systematic approach so as to avoid duplication of resources and to increase efficiency; and
  • Creating a vision shared by all partners to translate the results of our efforts into health improvement for the vulnerable population we serve.

How does LSU ICON define Quality Improvement?

"Evidence is the cornerstone of a high-performing healthcare system." - Institute of Medicine