Too many COVID-19 patients get unneeded “just in case” antibiotics

August 26, 2020

Study in 38 Michigan hospitals shows need for faster in-hospital testing for coronavirus and other infections, which could reduce overuse of antibiotics that raise risks to patients

Which Operations Can Restart First? New Guide Helps Hospitals Decide

May 8, 2020

As hospitals across the country start to return to doing non-emergency operations that keep their beds full and their books balanced, they need to think carefully about what resources each of those procedures will need as the pandemic continues. A new guide could help them prioritize and plan.

Emergency Departments Across Michigan Collaborate on COVID-19 Response

April 9, 2020

A collaborative for emergency departments across the state of Michigan is working to help its colleagues through various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using Team-Based Care for Patient-Centered Medical Home Success

October 2, 2019

Patient-centered medical homes serve as key models for primary care and requires cooperation between patients, providers, and community stakeholders.

Blue Cross outlines gains through patient-centered medical home project

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.

Hospitals Send Some Patients Home With Risky Antibiotic Prescriptions

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.

Hip, Knee Replacement Registry Reaches 250,000 Cases

February 8, 2019

A statewide collaborative is identifying ways to improve patient care for hip and knee replacements through quality improvement projects.