The Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP) at the University of Michigan aims to improve the efficiency of healthcare in the United States, by optimizing clinical practice and informing health policy. Based at the new North Campus Research Complex, CHOP is a consortium of over 100 faculty and staff, including clinician scientists, economists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other social scientists from the U-M Medical School and School of Public Health.
Supported by over $10 million annually in funding from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and other sources, its primary expertise includes:
- Dimick research in JAMA prompts CMS to drop COE requirements on Bariatric Surgery
- NEJM study by Birkmeyer et al highlights variation in surgical skill importance in patient outcomes
- Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) goes live. Partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, MVC’s goal is to help Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost.
- Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) becomes third organization in state of MI to receive Patient Safety Organization (PSO) status by AHRQ.
- CHOP partners with Health Management and Policy/School of Public Health on new post-doctoral training program
4:00 to 5:00 pm
NCRC, Bldg 16, Room 266C
Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, will present Aims for a new R01 for an NHLBI study on costs and use of new ventricular assist technology.
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, will bring back a full draft of her AHRQ K08, which will be reviewed in a mock study section by Jennifer Griggs, Julia Adler-Milstein, and Amir Ghaferi
No seminar (spring break)
Assistant Professor of Urology, will bring his recently reviewed R01 on the comparative effectiveness of different strategies for treating kidney stones, including his summary statements (Brahmajee Nallamothu will be moderating)