Health Care Partnerships
At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we give a whole new meaning to the saying "there's safety in numbers."
Through our health care partnerships, we've created several studies, often the first of their kind, that have directly improved Michigan's health care. For example:
- Through our Value Partnerships, hospitals reviewed processes that are done prior to and during surgery to improve patient safety.
- The Michigan Breast Oncology Initiative was the first statewide effort to examine practice patterns in surgical, radiation, and medical oncology to improve breast cancer treatment and outcomes.
Here's a brief overview of the organizations we work with.
We’re working with doctors and hospitals to redesign the health care system. We’re improving the quality of patient care by:
- Enhancing clinical quality
- Decreasing complications
- Managing costs
- Eliminating errors
- Improving health outcomes
Visit the Value Partnerships website to learn more.
Michigan Cancer Consortium
Visit the Michigan Cancer Consortium website for more information.
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium
The Consortium creates treatment guidelines for common conditions. It also tracks how often health care professionals use those guidelines. Common conditions include diabetes, asthma, depression, heart failure and tobacco control.
Visit the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium website for more information.
Michigan Health and Safety Coalition
We've played a leadership role in the Michigan Health and Safety Coalition since it was founded in 2000. The coalition:
- Implements recommendations from the State Commission on Patient Safety
- Organizes workshops that target patient safety practics
- Makes sure information about patient safety reaches everyone efficiently
Visit the Michigan Health and Safety Coalition website for more information.