July 29, 2020

HMS July 2020 Collaborative Wide Meeting

HMS held its July Collaborative Wide meeting on July 29, 2020, in a virtual format. Eleven new hospitals that joined HMS at the start of 2020 were introduced to the collaborative. We announced that administrators, physician champions, quality staff, pharmacists, etc., now have the ability to access and view HMS live data reports in the HMS database. Dr. Flanders provided an update on the new Mi-COVID19 registry which launched in April 2020. We provided site-specific COVID data reports to hospitals for this meeting. Dr. Faris Ahmad, our BCBSM medical director, shared a message from leadership thanking HMS and other participating CQIs for their quick response in the fight against COVID-19. Dr. Hallie Prescott gave updates on COVID and Sepsis, while Dr. Tejal Gandhi, Dr. Lindsay Petty, and Dr.  ValerieVaughn provided updates on the antimicrobial use data and next steps. We ended the meeting by reviewing PICC and midline data and the next steps with Dr. Vineet Chopra.