The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, MUSIC, wants to improve health care outcomes for men with prostate cancer, as well as the quality and cost-efficiency of their care. Music has over 54,000 patients with, or at risk for, prostate cancer in their registry. The data drives quality improvement efforts addressing appropriate imaging, appropriate treatment, shared decision making, and more. Ultimately, the goal is to provide the best prostate cancer care in the world right here in Michigan.

In 2016, MUSIC launched a pilot focused on reducing operative complications after kidney stone surgery, MUSIC ROCKS, with the participation of 11 MUSIC practices and data collection on patients undergoing Ureteroscopy, URS, and Shockwave Lithotripsy, SWL.

In January 2018, MUSIC ROCKS welcomed 23 additional practices for a total of 34 participating sites. The program has now collected data on more than 10,000 patients having undergone kidney stone surgery and already has identified a number of specific QI opportunities aimed at reducing avoidable emergency department visits after these procedures and decreasing the overall cost of care. In other expansion efforts, MUSIC also launched a pilot including eight practices focused on improving the quality of care for patients with small renal mass diagnoses, MUSIC KIDNEY.

Physician specialty focus: Urology