Overview

The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium, or HMS, is a Collaborative Quality Initiative.  The data driven collaborative is made up of hospitals across the state of Michigan.  The goal of the consortium is to improve the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients who are at risk for adverse events. The Coordinating Center for HMS is housed at the University of Michigan.  The structure of HMS includes 3 committees: Data/Design/Publications, VTE Bleeding Review and Executive.

Mission

The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS) is a data-driven collaborative designed to provide the infrastructure needed to facilitate information sharing to support Michigan hospitals in improving patient safety and the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients.

Vision

The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS) will significantly enhance clinical quality and patient safety for hospitalized medical patients in the state of Michigan through rigorous data analysis and facilitation of tailored implementation of best practices.

Sponsors

Support for HMS is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and HMS 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.