The goal of the Maryland Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (MCSQI) is to improve clinical quality in the state’s cardiac surgery community through outcomes analysis and process improvement. MCSQI serves as a peer-to-peer value exchange whose work promotes the adoption of evidence-based best practices, ensures fair and accurate reports and enhances healthcare policies.
Our group endorses the spirit and intent of the Maryland Health Care Commission’s (MHCC) legislative charge to improve oversight and maintain high performance standards in Maryland hospitals’ cardiac programs.
Improve Quality and Control Costs:MCSQI members collaborate to analyze hospital processes, work to identify opportunities for improvement and help implement relevant best practice protocols.
Enhance Communications:MCSQI serves as the interface to communicate process of care information between member sites, eliminating decision making in silos and connecting clinical teams.
Inform MHCC Policy:MCSQI helps establish a voice within the state’s healthcare legislation by providing MHCC committees and staff with ways to define and assess cardiac surgery performance.