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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.

MEDIC Hosts Pediatric Quality Researcher at Annual Meeting

Dr. Dayan is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center and is the Associate Director of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM). He has been a clinical investigator for more than 20 years and was the PEM Fellowship Director for 15 years. He was among the early mentored scholar (K12) awardees in PEM nationally. Dr. Dayan has been the PI, co-investigator, or senior investigator of numerous patient-oriented emergency department–based clinical investigations conducted through the multi center Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) or through the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (PEM-CRC) of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is in his 13th year as the nodal PI of PECARN and prior PECARN Steering Committee Chair. PECARN is the first and only federally-funded PEM research network and is regarded internationally as the premier PEM research network.

Dr. Dayan’s expertise is in the conduct of patient-oriented research aimed to optimize the diagnostic assessment and clinician decision-making for patients with common chief complaints but uncommon outcomes. More recently over the past 8 years Dr. Dayan’s work focused on studies in the realm of implementation science. This includes a recent study as the PI of a federally-funded 13-center trial to develop and test the effectiveness of clinical decision support imbedded in the electronic health record to safely minimize the use of cranial computed tomography for children with minor head trauma. He is a current senior investigator on studies to rigorously develop and test the effect of clinical decision support or mobile technology to facilitate evidence-based: a) antibiotic use for community acquired pneumonia and urinary tract infections; b) diagnosis and management of possible appendicitis; c) chronic asthma care; and d) reproductive health care for adolescents.

Dr. Dayan will be the keynote presenter at MEDIC’s February 2, 2018 Collaborative Wide Meeting, held at Lyon Meadows. His expertise regarding the development and testing of quality interventions is an invaluable resource in the continuous efforts of the MEDIC collaborative to impart strategies and ideologies that will result in positive outcomes in patient safety and population health management.

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.