Mi-COVID19 Initiative

In April 2020, HMS, with assistance from several BCBSM CQI's, launched a registry focused on patients with COVID19 in Michigan hospitals in direct response to the global pandemic. This initiative, titled Mi-COVID19, consists of 40+ hospitals across the State of Michigan working together to improve care for patients with COVID-19.

The goals of the registry are as follows:
  • Identify factors associated with critical illness/severe course and outcomes
  • Identify patient characteristics, care practices, and treatment regimens associated with improved outcomes
  • Understand the long-term complications for hospitalized patients including subsequent rates of readmission, mortality, and return-to-normal activities
  • Evaluate variability of care processes across Mi-COVID19 hospitals and identify processes associated with improved outcomes
  • Utilizing established CQI models, facilitate improvement in care across Michigan hospitals

The Mi-COVID19 initiative is a joint CQI venture across numerous BCBSM Quality Collaborative's. Below is a timeline of events that depicts the launch of the registry during the onset of the pandemic.

Participating Hospitals 

Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn

Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Beaumont Hospital, Taylor

Beaumont Hospital, Trenton

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Beaumont Hospital, Wayne

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo)

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Harper Hutzel Hospital (Detroit)

Henry Ford Health

Henry Ford Allegiance

Henry Ford Macomb

Henry Ford West Bloomfield

Henry Ford Wyandotte

Holland Hospital

Hurley Medical Center (Flint)

Huron Valley Sinai Hospital (Commerce)

Lakeland Health (St. Joseph)

McLaren Flint

McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Port Huron

Mercy Health (Muskegon)

Mercy Health St. Mary’s (Grand Rapids)

Metro Health Hospital (Wyoming)

Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor)

MidMichigan Alpena

MidMichigan Gratiot

MidMichigan Midland

Munson Medical Center (Traverse City)

Oaklawn Hospital

Sinai Grace Hospital (Detroit)

Sparrow Hospital (Lansing)

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital (Howell)

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital (Pontiac)

St. Mary Mercy Livonia


Partnering CQI's


 Mi-COVID19 Data Request Form

Past Webinars

 05/26/2020 CQI Wide Webinar Recording (via YouTube)

 07/29/2020 Empiric Antibacterial Therapy and Community-onset Bacterial Co-infection in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Recording (via YouTube)

 07/29/2020 Mi-COVID19 60 Day Outcomes Recording (via YouTube)

11/11/2020 ICU Management and Treatment of COVID-19 Patients Webinar - Click HERE to learn how to obtain CME. Click HERE to create a MiCME account.

11/16/2020 Mi-COVID19 Initiative Webinar Recording (via YouTube)

11/24/2020 Follow-up: COVID-19 Resurgence Webinar: ICU Management & Treatment of COVID-19 Patients - Click HERE to learn how to obtain CME. Click HERE to create a MiCME account.

Upcoming Webinars

Coming soon...


Vaughn V, Gandhi T, Petty LA, Patel PK, et al. Empiric Antibacterial Therapy and Community-onset Bacterial Co-infection in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19: A Multi-Hospital Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Published online 21 August 2020. doi:10.1093/cid/ciaa1239 Abstract

Chopra V, Flanders SA, O’Malley M, Malani AN, Prescott HC. Sixty-Day Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19. Annals of Internal Medicine. Published online 11 November 2020. doi:10.7326/M20-5661 Abstract