The Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC) is dedicated to improving the quality of emergency department (ED) care across the state of Michigan. Launched in 2015, MEDIC is an integrated adult and pediatric, emergency medicine-led Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. We leverage our shared knowledge and experience combined with timely feedback on quality measure performance to improve the care for our patients. Participating EDs submit data to a clinical registry maintained by the MEDIC Coordinating Center, and together we collect and analyze data, identify best practices, and improve our collective performance.
The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) launched in October 2016 with support from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Value Partnerships, and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan. Michigan OPEN was founded in an effort to develop a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic in the state of Michigan by tailoring postoperative and acute care opioid prescribing.
The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is one of nine CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers nationally, that address urgent injury issues with research, education, and outreach.
The Center benefits from the vast educational, research, outreach, and policy resources of the University of Michigan to address the burden of injury in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.
MC3 is a University of Michigan Depression Center program that provides psychiatry support to primary care providers in Michigan who are managing patients with behavioral health problems. MC3’s support is extended to children, adolescents, young adults through age 26, women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or postpartum with children up to a year. MC3 works with a team of Psychiatrists to offer guidance on diagnoses, medications, and psychotherapy interventions so that primary care providers can better manage patients in their practices.
MI CARES is a program developed by Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Spectrum Health to address the need for Addiction Medicine specialists in the state of Michigan. The program is designed to:
- Educate providers on how to successfully enter the specialty of Addiction Medicine by 2021
- Properly assess a provider’s current roles and responsibilities and how they can translate to meet the time-in-practice requirements for Addiction Medicine certification
- Identify areas outside of direct patient care to ensure required hours of experience in Addiction Medicine research, teaching activities and administration are met, utilizing collaborative resources
- Provide a robust overview of the Addiction Medicine core content for the board exam
- Provide an efficient and streamlined process for providers applying for Addiction Medicine subspecialty certification