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. 

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Knowledge is Power

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.

A $2 solution for blood clot prevention after knee surgery

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 […]

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 […]