October 2, 2019
Patient-centered medical homes serve as key models for primary care and requires cooperation between patients, providers, and community stakeholders.
October 1, 2019
Now in its 11th year, the patient-centered medical home project sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has saved $626 million in health care costs in reduced hospital admissions, emergency department visits, use of generic drugs and fewer expensive radiologic exams, the company said.
February 13, 2019
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing fluoroquinolones — powerful but risky antibiotics — a new study shows that many patients still head home with prescriptions for those same drugs, increasing their risk of everything from “superbug” infections to torn tendons.
February 8, 2019
A statewide collaborative is identifying ways to improve patient care for hip and knee replacements through quality improvement projects.
November 8, 2018
Surgeons have prescribed opioids at rate that’s nearly four times what patients actually use, according to a new study.
February 26, 2018
…a new study finds that one in every four times a PICC gets inserted, the patient didn’t need it long enough to justify the risks that it can also pose.
January 30, 2018
Work to reduce surgical site infections, sepsis and more at dozens of hospitals across Michigan shows promise — but room to improve.
January 8, 2018
The rate of surgical site infections in colectomy patients decreased as hospitals implemented three specific care measures promoted by the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, according to a study funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
November 1, 2017
Data-driven, insurer-funded improvement approach has saved lives & dollars at 72 Michigan hospitals; federal help could accelerate change.