• Working together to improve emergency care

    Working together to improve

    Emergency Care

  • Value Partnerships participant

    MEDIC is proud to

Overview

The Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC) aims to advance the science and delivery of emergency care across the state of Michigan.  MEDIC is an integrated adult and pediatric, emergency medicine-led project encompassing the full spectrum of care across a diversity of emergency department settings.  The collaborative is dedicated to measuring, evaluating, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of patients seeking care in emergency departments.  We leverage the shared knowledge and experience of site participants combined with timely feedback on performance on quality measures to improve the care of our patients.

Our Mission

Advance Emergency Care

Work together to advance the delivery of emergency care.

Improve Patient Outcomes

Evaluate current patterns of care, guide quality improvement efforts.

Learn & Collaborate

Provide tools to help providers help each other get better.

Drive Performance

Deliver accurate, statistically rigorous performance feedback.

About MEDIC 

Established in 2015, the Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC) is an emergency physician led quality improvement collaborative compromised of a consortium of hospital emergency departments across the state of Michigan.  We develop relationships with emergency physicians in Michigan working collaboratively to collect and analyze data, identify best practices, and improve our collective performance.  Participating emergency departments submit data to a clinical registry maintained by the MEDIC Coordinating Center.  We hold regular consortium-wide meetings to discuss the data, review measures of processes of care and patient outcomes, develop strategies to change care delivery, and implement best practices for quality improvement.

The consortium is managed by the MEDIC Coordinating Center, which is housed at the University of Michigan. Support for MEDIC is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) as a part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program.  To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit www.valuepartnerships.com.  Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and MEDIC work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.