November 4, 2020

HMS November 2020 Collaborative Wide Meeting

HMS held its November Collaborative Wide meeting on November 4, 2020, in a virtual format. Dr. James Grant, new BCBSM Chief Medical Director, was introduced to the collaborative. Dr. Tejal Gandhi, Dr. Lindsay Petty, and Dr. Valerie Vaughn provided updates on the antimicrobial use data and next steps, followed by Dr. Vineet Chopra providing updates on PICC/Midline data and next steps. Dr. Alice Cusick, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Michigan Medicine and the Chief of Hematology at the Veterans Affairs System, and Dr. Sarah B. White, Vice-Chair of Research, and Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin both discussed central venous catheters (the need for, complications of, and determining the right one) for patients with cancer. We ended the session with breakout rooms for an interactive session.