Value Partnerships closes 2014 with three new awards
Three Value Partnerships initiatives recently earned awards, recognizing the programs for their positive impact on health care quality and patient care outcomes.
• The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative and its project director, Dr. Darrell “Skip” Campbell, earned the 2014 Impact Accelerator Award from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan. Under Dr. Campbell’s leadership, the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative demonstrated the ability to use evidence-based quality improvement to engage policymakers on issues relevant to the health of Michigan’s population.
The collaborative collects data from 64 participating hospitals in Michigan and reviews performance metrics in a peer-to-peer setting, so that participants can learn from each other and share what works. And the model works. From 2005 to 2009, thirty-day surgical morbidity rates for MSQC hospitals declined 20 percent. This translates into 2,500 fewer patients suffering complications per year.
• The Michigan Cancer Consortium recognized two Value Partnerships initiatives recently. The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium earned the Spirit of Collaboration Award, and the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative earned an honorable mention. Both initiatives were honored for improving cancer care to members throughout Michigan.
The Spirit of Collaboration Award is the highest honor the Michigan Cancer Consortium presents to member organizations. Michigan Cancer Consortium recognizes the outstanding collaborative work that significantly moves cancer prevention forward in Michigan.