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 Michael Englesbe MD, FACS, 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 69 hospitals in Michigan. 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.