Collaborative Quality Initiatives

Collaborative Quality Initiatives Transform Care Processes, Improve Outcomes, Save Money, Enhance Community Well Being & Position BCBSM as an Essential Partner to Hospitals & Physicians.

What is a Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI)?

• Statewide quality improvement initiatives, developed and executed by Michigan physicians and hospital partners with funding and support from BCBSM and the HMO subsidiary, Blue Care Network

• In most cases, a CQI project relies on a comprehensive clinical registry which includes patient risk factors, processes of care, and outcomes of care

• Physicians, hospitals, and health systems collaborate to measure and improve the standard of care in Michigan by focusing on reduction of errors, prevention of complications, and improvement of patient outcomes

• CQIs promote partnerships with physicians, physician groups and hospitals to create strong collaboration and reward systems for the transformation of health care.

Want to learn more?

Check out BCBSM’s CQI Overview Slide Presentation

 Hospitals and physicians collect and share data to develop best practices around areas of care with high costs, high variation and scientific uncertainty (i.e. best practices not known).  With majority of hospitals collecting and sharing data, areas of opportunity can be identified – and acted upon – quicker.  Locus of control remains with the providers – complete, accurate, risk adjusted, confidential, provider-owned data  Trust is the foundation of the partnership. BCBSM does not see any identified data; ownership of the data remains with the consortium.

Hospitals and physicians collect and share data to develop best practices around areas of care with high costs, high variation and scientific uncertainty (i.e. best practices not known).

With majority of hospitals collecting and sharing data, areas of opportunity can be identified – and acted upon – quicker.

Locus of control remains with the providers – complete, accurate, risk adjusted, confidential, provider-owned data

Trust is the foundation of the partnership. BCBSM does not see any identified data; ownership of the data remains with the consortium.

CQIS lead to results.PNG
 Cross-group/institution collaboration yields more than competition on quality:                       • Improvement catalyzed by sharing best practices                                                                    • More can be learned from variation in care processes and outcomes across groups                               • Allows more robust analyses of link between processes and outcomes of care than can be achieved by examining one group

Cross-group/institution collaboration yields more than competition on quality: • Improvement catalyzed by sharing best practices • More can be learned from variation in care processes and outcomes across groups • Allows more robust analyses of link between processes and outcomes of care than can be achieved by examining one group