CQIs (Collaborative Quality Initiatives) address many of the most common and costly areas of surgical and medical care in Michigan. In each CQI, hospitals and physicians across the state collect, share and analyze data on patient risk factors, processes of care and outcomes of care, then design and implement changes to improve patient care.
These unique and successful organizations are funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan / Blue Care Network, and led by Michigan Medicine and Henry Ford Health in partnership with health and human services organizations across the state of Michigan. BCBSM’s Value Partnerships program provides clinical and executive support for all CQI programs. To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit www.valuepartnerships.com.
Learn more about each CQI in this portfolio below, and the diversity of specialists they collaborate with:
BMC2 (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium)
BMC2 comprises three different registries: PCI, Vascular Surgery, and Michigan TAVR.
BCBSM Cardiovascular Consortium-Percutaneous Coronary intervention (BMC2-PCI) is a prospective, multicenter registry that represents a regional collaborative effort to assess and improve quality of care outcomes of patients with coronary disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
The Vascular Surgery initiative is an additional prospective, multicenter, and multidisciplinary registry representing a regional collaborative effort to assess quality of care and outcomes of patients with peripheral vascular disease undergoing open abdominal aneurysm repair, endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR), and open bypass procedures of both upper and lower extremities. In addition, the Vascular Surgery initiative collects data on carotid artery procedures, including carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA).
Michigan TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Value Replacement) is a collaboration between the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS) CQI and BMC2 designed to improve quality of care and patient outcomes in patients who undergo a percutaneous valve replacement procedure.
ASPIRE (Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange)
The ultimate goal of ASPIRE is to improve the quality of anesthesiology care in the state of Michigan and around the world. We will use real-world data and the collective experience of its members to transform care.
HMS (Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium)
MHMSC is a data-driven, performance-focused collaborative which supports Michigan hospitals in improving the safety and quality of care for hospitalized medical patients.
INHALE (Inspiring Health Advances in Lung Care)
INHALE seeks to engage and empower medical providers across the state to accelerate the acquisition of knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for asthma (pediatric and adult) and chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and provide a framework for implementation of these guidelines.
MARCQI (Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative)
MARCQI promotes the collaboration and sharing of "best practices" through a consortium of hospitals that are providing care to hip and knee replacements.
MAQI2 (Michigan Anti-Coagulation Quality Improvement Initiative)
MAQI2 is an ongoing, multicenter, regional, collaborative registry of anticoagulation care, which seeks to improve the safety, quality of care and outcomes of patients requiring anticoagulation.
MBSC (Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative)
MBSC is a regional, voluntary consortium of hospitals and surgeons that perform bariatric (weight loss) surgery in Michigan. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of care for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
MCT2D (Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes)
MCT2D will focus efforts on engaging and empowering clinicians and patients across Michigan to accelerate dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies to prevent and reverse progression of Type 2 diabetes and its complications.
MEDIC (Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative)
MEDIC aims to advance the science and delivery of emergency care across the state of Michigan. The collaborative is dedicated to measuring, evaluating, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of patients seeking care in emergency departments.
MROQC (Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Collaborative)
The MROQC goal is to identify best practices in radiation therapy that minimize the side effects that patients may experience from radiation treatment.
MOQC (Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium)
MOQC is a quality collaborative with the goal of improving the care of cancer patients in Michigan by using data gathered as part of the national QOPI® (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) program.
MSSIC (Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative)
MSSIC aims to improve the quality of care of spinal surgery by enhancing patient-reported outcomes following spine surgery, reduce surgical complications, reduce average costs of surgeries and episodes of care, and reduce the rate of repeat spine surgeries.
MSQC (Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative)
MSQC is a collaborative of Michigan hospitals dedicated to overall surgical quality improvement, including better patient care and lower costs.
MSTCVS (Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative)
The MSTCVS Quality Collaborative promotes and shares optimal processes of care and cardiac surgery outcomes.
MUSIC (Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative)
MUSIC is a physician-led consortium of urology practices whose mission is to collaborate for the improvement of the quality and cost-efficiency of prostate cancer care in the state of Michigan.
MVC (Michigan Value Collaborative)
MVC aims to profile common inpatient conditions and procedures, to partner with existing CQIs to present findings and lead discussions and collaborate in designing and evaluating improvement interventions.
OBI (Obstetrics Initiative)
OBI is working to support vaginal delivery and safely reduce the use of cesarean delivery among low-risk births, with improved or stable rates of maternal and neonatal morbidity.