U-M creates M-CARE
In response to the need to contain medical costs, U-M establishes M-CARE, becoming the second university in the U.S. to create its own managed care program. M-CARE also reviewed, facilitated, and supported clinical and health services research activities and provided a rich source of healthcare data for analysis. It was acquired by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in 2006.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is founded
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a future IHPI local partner, was founded by U-M researchers as the University Renal Research and Education Association (URREA); it was renamed in 2006 to better reflect the breadth of its efforts to improve patient care and support the development of sound public healthcare policies.