July 17, 2019
I have long admired the Collaborative Quality Initiatives, but never imagined that I would personally benefit from their work.
November 21, 2018
Opioid overdoses have tripled in Michigan since 2012. Michigan ranks 10th in the nation for rates of prescribing opioids and 18th for overdose deaths.
November 13, 2018
Sometimes, the answer to a complicated medical challenge isn’t complicated at all. In the case of the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI), an analysis of 30 months of data from Michigan patients having total knee transplants found that aspirin worked as well as anticoagulants to prevent blood clots after the procedure. “There are […]
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 […]