The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium will establish and implement a core set of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. The interventions designed and implemented by each plan to improve consistent delivery of services will be at the discretion of individual plans, but guidelines, performance goals, measurement methodology, and performance reporting will be standardized.
MQIC wishes you a healthy, happy, warm and memorable holiday season!
While celebrating the holidays with family and friends, there are several things to keep in mind. As we’ve known for a long time, the holiday season is a very stressful time of year for some people, and health problems may be exacerbated in a number of ways. Whether you’re a provider of care or a patient, everyone can do their part in keeping others healthy. Here are some concerns to be aware of around the holidays:
Stick to a routine, get support when needed, exercise, do something that makes you happy, or perhaps volunteer for a change of pace. Take plenty of time to relax. Keep an eye on family members, friends, and neighbors who are at risk for depression.
Alcohol consumption and safety
Most people are not interested in drunken people ruining their holidays. Set a limit on the number of drinks you’ll have. Designate a driver in advance, so you’ll get home safely. When you’re on the road travelling, wear your seat belt and be sure children are always buckled or in a child safety seat if required.
Limit fatty foods, and your salt and sugar intake. Eat a piece of fruit instead of cookies. Control your portions. Do a dance after dinner or go for a walk outside!
Avoid this at all cost!
Treat yourself to the influenza vaccine if you haven’t received it yet. Wash your hands well, and frequently.
Cheers to a wonderful and healthy end to 2014!
MQIC guidelines assist by providing evidence-based recommendations in order for you to be able to focus on your patients. To help your patients increase their knowledge and commitment in their overall health, feel free to pass along MQIC guidelines and refer them to the website at www.mqic.org.
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About Our Committee
The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium establishes and implements clinical practice guidelines and performance measures with a focus on improvement for effecting positive health outcomes.
Medical Directors' Committee
- Develop common evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
- Provide direction and final decisions for MQIC
- Establish common definitions of populations among all health plans
- Establish common measurement protocols consistent with MQIC guidelines
- Coordinate MQIC communications
- Coordinate health plan and physician activities that complement MQIC quality improvement efforts
MQIC membership is diverse and includes physicians, health plan administrators, researchers, quality improvement experts, and specialty societies. The consortium recognizes the need to collaborate with other entities and experts to successfully achieve the consortium's vision.
Organizations and Health Plans