Improving care for chronically ill patients
QUICCC is a group supported by the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Clinical Management Research (VA CCMR) and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), and grants from federal agencies, private foundations and individual donors.
Developing and evaluating interventions
QUICCC’s purpose is to develop and evaluate new interventions that improve care for chronically ill patients with an emphasis on identifying services that support effective primary care and patient self-management.
Our work is fundamentally interdisciplinary and draws on experts from across the VA and University of Michigan, including:
- Department of Internal Medicine
- Department of Family Medicine
- Department of Psychiatry
- School of Public Health
- School of Information
QUICCC investigators work to:
- Develop and evaluate new services to improve the cost-effectiveness of care for patients with complex chronic conditions who are served by UMHS, VAAAHS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and other health systems nationwide.
- Position UMHS and VA CCMR as a national leaders in research and innovation in chronic illness care and quality improvement.
- Stimulate externally-funded research to develop new approaches to care management, and to help junior investigators become established in translational research.