American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

The Committee on Trauma is a standing professional committee of the American College of Surgeons appointed by the Board of Regents dedicated to improving all phases of the care of the injured patient, including improvement in emergency care at the scene, transportation of the injured, care in the emergency department and hospital, teaching of the surgery of trauma, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and the practice of the surgery of trauma.


American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program is the first nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. The program employs a prospective, peer controlled, validated database to quantify 30-day risk-adjusted surgical outcomes, which allows valid comparison of outcomes among all hospitals in the program.


National Trauma Data Bank®

The National Trauma Data Bank® is the largest aggregation of US trauma registry data ever assembled. Participants not only contribute to the growing knowledge base for trauma research, but they also gain access to reports that contain descriptive information about trauma patients, including demographics, injury information, and outcomes.


American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program

Trauma Quality Improvement Program utilizes the infrastructure of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) to collect valid and reliable data, provide feedback to participating trauma centers, and identify institutional characteristics that are associated with improved outcomes to provide risk-adjusted benchmarking of designated/verified trauma centers to track outcomes and improve patient care.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a nonprofit health insurance provider with over 70 years' experience in the state. It offers health care coverage for everyone regardless of circumstances. Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQIs) were launched in the mid-1990.s with the BCBSM Cardiovascular Consortium. By 2000, success of the program supported the expansion of CQIs as a larger component of BCBSM.s statewide, value-based purchasing strategy. In 2004, BCBSM began an accelerated effort to develop and implement similar programs in other clinical areas. There are currently 14 CQI programs which are supported thru its Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program and the Physician Group Incentive Program


Blue Care Network of Michigan

Blue Care Network of Michigan is a Health Maintenance Organization and is the largest HMO network in the state. It has 640,000 members, 4,500 primary care physicians, and 14,000 specialists. Blue Care Network, a nonprofit corporation, is the affiliated HMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

BCBSM Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Michigan residents through the support of research and innovative programs.

Michigan Surgical Collaborate for Outcomes Research and Evaluation is a consortium of surgeons and other clinical scientists sharing common interests in health services research, quality improvement, and policy issues in surgery that aims to examine and improve the safety, effectiveness and cost-efficiency of surgical care in the United States.


National Trauma Data Standard

The National Trauma Data Standard is an effort to standardize trauma registry data collection. This manual is the basis for TQIP and MTQIP data elements and definitions. It is updated and revised annually.