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A PARTNERSHIP AMONG QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TEAMS IN MICHIGAN

Several organizations within Michigan – the Michigan Program on Value Enhancement (MPrOVE), the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC), and the Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE) – have partnered to address unnecessary preoperative testing through a collaborative lens that includes data-driven approaches. While each organization has individual projects underway, these groups collaborate under the umbrella of RITE-Size to support de-implementation of low-value testing and develop resources for the benefit of their stakeholders.

AN ALIGNED APPROACH

Together, the RITE-Size partner organizations support hospitals in Michigan in a variety of ways. Hospitals may receive individualized reports on their preoperative testing rates alongside benchmarking data from peer hospitals. They may also opt into pay-for-performance incentive programs to earn financial rewards for improvement or achievement. The partners also designed a template decision tree, sample preoperative testing reference chart, and other resources to help hospitals get started.

MEET THE CORE TEAM

Dr. Hari Nathan

Associate Professor of Surgery, Michigan Medicine; Co-PI; Director, MVC

Dr. Lesly Dossett

Chief of Surgical Oncology, Michigan Medicine; Co-PI; Co-Director, MPrOVE

Tony Cuttitta

Program Manager, MPrOVE

 

Dana Greene, Jr.

Project Manager, MPrOVE

Valerie Gavrila

Project Manager, MPrOVE

Jana Stewart

Project Manager, MVC