Reflections from a patient: CQI collaboration improves quality and patient experience

July 17, 2019

I have long admired the Collaborative Quality Initiatives, but never imagined that I would personally benefit from their work. 

Michigan Coalition Successfully Reduces Unnecessary Blood Transfusions

September 25, 2018

Although blood transfusions are considered to be insignificant, and done without much forethought, the procedure is not without potential risk. “Blood transfusions are associated with infections, allergic reactions, lung injury, as well as potential for long-term complications, such as heart attack or kidney failure,” said Sarah Lanivich, senior health care analyst, Value Partnerships. “They also […]

National summit aims to expand Collaborative Quality Initiative model to other states

November 7, 2017

Surgeons from California, Washington, South Carolina – even from the United Kingdom – travelled to Northern Michigan in early October to learn about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Collaborative Quality Initiative model. Roughly 75 surgeons and health professionals gathered at an inaugural summit to share information and experiences, and inspire similar initiatives in other […]