Quality Improvement

Quality care at an equitable cost has been a cornerstone of Integrity Health Network and its predecessor organizations since our inception.  Due to our extensive Quality Improvement programs, we are consistently recognized for excellent performance.  These honors prove that independent providers deliver high-quality and lower-cost care. Ultimately we bring tremendous value to the healthcare marketplace.
Many of our members are top performers in their own right, some even achieving “best-in-class” status.  Cromwell Medical Clinic is a consistent top performer in diabetes care. St. Cloud Medical Group and Buffalo Clinic are demonstrating leadership in Total Cost of Care, as well as measured improvement in the quality of care. Unfortunately there is little public recognition of the quality and cost achievements in specialty clinics, but data shows that IHN’s specialists are leaders in their respective specialties regarding both cost and quality.
IHN is actively involved in quality improvement at the state level with representation on committees in Minnesota Community Measurement and Minnesota Bridges to Excellence. We participate in contractual and state-required clinical data reporting, as well as internal QI programming.

We became the first organization of our type to apply and be approved for membership in ICSI, the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. While already having an ingrained culture of quality improvement, we recognize the value of such membership and seek to be excellent, not just better at improving the clinical outcomes of our patient populations.

With quality improvement being an integral part of health reform at both state and federal levels, Integrity is proactively involving every member of our organization in this work. This involvement has led to our network and clinics receiving multiple recognition awards for the quality of care we deliver.

MN Bridges to Excellence for Outstanding Performance Awards

2011 BTE:  6 IHN clinics recognized for 6 awards

2012 BTE:  6 IHN clinics recognized for 7 awards

2013 BTE:  6 IHN clinics recognized for 7 awards

2014 BTE:  3 IHN clinics recognized for 5 awards 


HealthPartners Partners in Excellence Awards

2011 Silver Award for Generic Prescribing

2012 Silver Award for Generic Prescribing

2013 Silver Award for Generic Prescribing

2013 Gold Award for Attributed Total Cost of Care

2014 Silver Award for Attributed Total Cost of Care        

2012 Minnesota Community Measurement Consumer Reports Special Edition

IHN clinics were two of the three top performers for diabetes management in NE Region


UCare Quality Improvement Awards

2010 Excellence in Healthcare Award 

2014 Excellence in Healthcare Award BlueCross


BlueShield Recognizing Excellence Awards

2010:  Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, IT

2011:  Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, IT

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