Celebrate 10 Years of Collaboration at the MSQC Annual Conference
At a Glance
Attend any of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative's quarterly meetings, or more dramatically the annual meeting, and what you see is amazing. Three or four hundred attendees, doctors, nurses and administrators representing 64 Michigan hospitals, all focused on the same goal: transforming surgical care in Michigan.
Large hospital, small hospital, academic or community, it doesn’t matter. Who has an interesting idea or perspective that might benefit all of us? Our mission is to get these ideas to the surface. This is the power of collaboration, and it doesn’t happen in many other states.
Prehabilitation, enhanced recovery, bedside risk assessment using a tablet or smartphone, adding anesthesia, adding gynecology: all of these emerging efforts are cutting edge, and they come from our deep understanding of what the surgical community in Michigan wants and needs. And the ongoing development of a world-class database and reporting engine fuels our progress.
Ten years ago, when MSQC first took shape, it didn’t look like much. Sixteen hospitals, very small meetings, a data entry form that consisted of just six data elements, and endless arguments about the definitions of all six. But we had a dedicated and committed cadre of professionals, a very reliable sponsor in BCBSM, and most importantly, persistence.
We made site visits, invited experts to lecture, and organized panels of our own surgeons and nurses. Soon papers were published, and the MSQC began making its own important contribution to the literature. The group got progressively bigger, and surgical quality improved. Others from around the country visited, and emulated our organization.
As the saying goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But it only works if the caregivers have established a positive culture, if they are willing to share their insights, and if they place patient care at the top of the list. Looking back on 10 years, I can say that we have all done that.
MSQC is the sum of our efforts.
Darrell Campbell Jr., MD
MSQC Program Director
September 24th-25th, 2015
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