MSQC is a collaborative of Michigan Hospitals dedicated to overall surgical quality improvement, including better patient care and lower costs. We are multidisciplinary and inclusive as we work together to transform surgical quality and deliver care that is cost effective.
Founded in 2005 under the sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network (BCBSM / BCN), today we provide our 52 member hospitals with practical approaches to better patient outcomes and lower costs.
The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) has been recognized by the American Board of Surgery as an acceptable registry that can be used by surgeons to meet Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
Surgeons affiliated with MSQC participating hospitals have the opportunity to validate their ongoing participation in an "outcomes registry or quality assessment program" for the American Board of Surgery through the MSQC.
To learn more, members may sign into the MSQC Private website.
Dr. Campbell provided detail for the months that remain ahead in 2013. The MSQC has placed a new emphasis to engage and solicit feedback to further improve communication and service.
Dr. Robert Cleary's, Enhanced Recovery for patients undergoing Colon and Rectal Surgery was great background for a panel discussion and also served to overview a new MSQC Focus Area, the Enhanced Recovery Project.
The entire meeting conveyed the energy at work to provide our members and patients with value. Dr. Peter Henke's, VTE Risk Stratification Tool for Inpatient Surgical Procedures, Dr. John Birkmeyer's discussion of a video tool that is used as an adjunct to describe Surgeon Skill and Complication Rates after Bariatric Surgery and the robust description of Peri-Operative Standardization and Optimization by Dr. Roy Soto all served to further the atmosphere of shared experience and exchange of ideas to improve surgical outcomes.
A new application to assist in clinical decision making was introduced and promises to bridge a gap for bedside discussion between surgeon and patient by visually displaying the risk associated with certain surgical procedures.
QC Metrix and Arbor Metrics introduced "My Data" and the VTE Reports, respectively. Both enhancements are designed for provide greater sites access to their data to improve surgical outcomes.
The meeting also included a kickoff recognizing the MSQC's successful effort to achieve PSO status. The result of this yearlong process will serve MSQC members and patients well. What follows provides an overview:
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 authorized the creation of Patient Safety Organizations.
1. Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP)
Any data, reports, records, memoranda, analyses (such as root cause analyses), written or oral statements (or copies of any of this material) reported to a PSO, developed by a PSO or a provider for the conduct of patient safety activities; or that constitutes the deliberations or analysis of data within a patient safety evaluation system.
2. Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES)
The mechanism through which a participating hospital will collect, maintain, analyze, and communicate Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) to and from Patient Safety Organization (PSO).
Our evidence-based approach to best practices—and the proven savings that come with them—have already put MSQC on the road to a rare “triple win” for the region:
Patients: Better outcomes and well-being.
Surgeons: More professional satisfaction and autonomy.
Hospitals & Payers: More efficiencies and greater savings.