The MSQC was founded in 2005 under the sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network (BCBSM / BCN). Through the leadership of Dr. Darrell Campbell Jr., MD, Program Director, the MSQC has focused on real-world improvements in surgical outcomes. This approach has made the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) a model of successful regional teamwork for hospitals nationwide. We have grown from the original cohort of 16 hospitals, steadily adding participants, to a total of 72 hospitals in Michigan in 2016. The MSQC provides our member hospitals with practical approaches to better patient outcomes and lower costs.
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 and Purchasers—More efficiencies and bigger savings.
The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative is listed as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO), designated by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This designation requires a high level of quality and security in the way MSQC gathers, analyzes, and shares data from each of its hospitals for use in quality work. Listing as a PSO is a validation that data from each participating site is afforded the most appropriate protections. More information on MSQC PSO's designation can be found here.
MSQC 2017 Annual Report
We hope you will enjoy this brief overview of the broad scope and accomplishments of the
MSQC program in 2017.
Not only does it highlight our successes over the past year, but it illustrates the many things that make this organization unique. These include the many new friendships and collaborations forged over the years to drive change in surgical care.