MSQC Care Pathway Development

MSQC is working to develop specific care pathways for colon surgery, hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and hysterectomy. As a collaborative we will identify the most effective care pathways across our state and help hospitals implement these best practices.


Colectomy Care Pathway

MSQC’s Colectomy Care Pathway is now actively being implemented in 16 MSQC hospitals as part of the 2019 MSQC P4P QI Initiatives.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Care Pathway

MSQC’s lap chole quality improvement targets have been identified as reducing ED visits, opioid free procedures, and reducing unnecessary imaging.


Inguinal Hernia Repair Care Pathway

MSQC’s Hernia Repair Care Pathway quality improvement targets include preoperative patient optimization, multimodal pain management and opioid sparing protocols, instituting a synoptic op note to include common nomenclature that will allow examination of intraoperative practices.

Based on collaborative feedback at our December Meeting Hernia Breakout Session, a draft synoptic op note has been developed for your review and feedback.


Hysterectomy Care Pathway

MSQC’s Hysterectomy Care Pathway was developed during our Hysterectomy Quality Improvement Workshop on May 17th 2019. Slides and documents from that meeting are available here.

The MSQC Hysterectomy Care Pathway template is available here: