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Collaborative Quality Initiatives: A strategy that works for improving health care quality & cost

Can better health care and cost savings go hand in hand? Michigan physicians and hospitals working together in collaborative quality initiatives (CQIs) sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Blue Care Network (BCBSM/BCN) are proving that collaboration is indeed a powerful model for saving both lives and dollars for patients throughout Michigan. For example: In one Michigan …

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Traverse City Record-Eagle: Health care crisis hurts kids

CHRT Director Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses how the health care crisis impacts children in her May 22, 2009, op-ed in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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Detroit Free Press: Health-care reform: A shot in the arm for Detroit 3?

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips and vice-chair and U-M associate VP for medical affairs Dr. John E. Billi are quoted in a recent Detroit Free Press story about the potential for national health care reform to boost the recovery of Detroit’s automakers.

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Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation releases Cover Michigan — a report on healthcare coverage and access

Cover Michigan, a report on healthcare coverage released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that while Michigan compares well to the country as a whole, the state is losing ground in critical areas, including the number of Michigan’s children and adults who are uninsured and the percentage of the population covered by private insurance. “Cover …

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Covering the Uninsured: Who Has the Will and Who Has the Way?

On Friday, May 2, 2008, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured. “In this election year, voters, candidates and the media are increasingly focused on the issue of healthcare and the uninsured – and rightfully so,” said Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s director. “We know the …

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The Ann Arbor News: Other Voices

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips’ op-ed.

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U-M Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announce Marianne Udow as director for joint venture

The board of directors of the joint venture between the University of Michigan Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has named Marianne Udow as the organization’s first director. Called the Center for Healthcare Quality & Transformation, the joint venture is dedicated to improving the quality of Michigan’s health care, and transforming the way patient care is delivered …

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BCBSM and U-M Health System launch Michigan HealthQuarters, a new organization devoted to improving Michigan’s health care

A new Michigan organization is dedicated to improving the quality of the state’s health care system, and transforming the way patient care is delivered in the state and beyond. Called Michigan HealthQuarters LLC, it is a joint venture of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System. In recent weeks, the organization held the first …

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