Quality Improvement

Best Practices

BMC2 quality improvement initiatives are identifying and disseminating best practices to improve quality of care and patient outcomes while reducing costs.

Performance Indexes

Our performance indexes track the progress and findings of our quality improvement projects each year.

Calculators

BMC2 has developed several free risk-adjustment calculators available for use by physicians for individual patient care.

Links

Useful links have been curated through BMC2 quality improvement efforts and are offered as a resource to our members and other hospitals embarking on projects related to these topics.

How We Ensure Data Quality

BMC2 nurse auditors review a select sample of patient records at participating sites annually to ensure definitions are understood and all data is being thoroughly and accurately abstracted. This is not a “data cleaning” exercise—this is monitoring for quality assurance. We provide new data abstractors with in-depth training, and we host monthly webinars with data abstractors to answer questions and to discuss data abstraction issues. Participating physicians, coordinators, and data abstractors attend online and in-person meetings throughout the year to discuss data trends and share quality improvement challenges and best practices.

Cross site peer review of selected cases provides practitioners feedback on procedure appropriateness and interventional quality.