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.
- 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