Oncology collaborative adds ovarian cancer as a special focus

The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium was launched in 2010 with the ambitious goal of improving the quality of cancer care provided to patients across the state of Michigan. As a result, over 90 percent of eligible Michigan oncologists participate to promote high-quality, effective, and cost-efficient care for cancer patients. Late last year, MOQC expanded its […]

A Patient’s Voice: Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative

After his doctor said the word “cancer,” Bill Crooks didn’t hear much else as he tried to absorb the devastating news. “Hearing the diagnosis … it feels like life is over,” the Grand Rapids Township man said. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993, he opted for surgery to “get it out of my body.” The […]

Michigan Collaborative Recognized for Advancing Prostate Cancer Care

The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC) recently earned a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction Award from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  MUSIC was selected from more than 30 entries from Blues plans across the nation to receive the top honor for clinical programs that improve quality and outcomes. The collaborative has achieved meaningful […]

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. […]