Evaluating Standard Practice For Better Care ...

With financial support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN), the Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative (MiBOQI) was launched in 2006. In an effort to improve the quality and safety of breast cancer treatment and outcomes. MiBOQI is the first statewide effort to examine practice patterns in surgical, radiation, and medical oncology. This BCBSM/BCN-sponsored Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) is helping hospitals and associated medical practices compare treatment methods with nationally accepted treatment National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) guidelines.

There are 25 Michigan-based hospitals currently participating in the Initiative, and MiBOQI will continue to expand further, recruiting new sites each year. The coordinating center is located at the University of Michigan.