The Michigan Value Collaborative

Helping Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost

Category: Coordinating Center Updates (page 1 of 9)

Introducing New Research Associate: Shiyuan Yin

Shiyuan Yin

Shiyuan Yin is the MVC Research Associate

My name is Shiyuan Yin, and I am delighted to join the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) team as a Research Associate. My goal is to provide support for MVC member hospitals. In my role, I will work closely with the 70+ diverse MVC hospitals across the state, including helping hospitals understand their data and facilitating cross-institutional learning and collaboration to improve patient outcomes. I hope to further encourage an open, comfortable space that values curiosity and constant learning. I am very excited to work with the Collaborative to optimize care.

As background, I was born and raised in Beijing, China, and I recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining MVC, I have been involved in both economics and political science research, as well as participating in national research conferences in Washington D.C. and Chicago. I am passionate about the intersections between public policy, law, and business, and look forward to learning from each of you how the Coordinating Center can best help hospitals achieve their goals.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the MVC semi-annual conferences, data, or methodologies. I am more than happy to be your resource.

Contact information: Email:

Phone: 734-763-8237

Introducing New Hospital Engagement Associate, Abeer Yassine

Abeer Yassine

Abeer Yassine, MM is the MVC Hospital Engagement Associate

My name is Abeer Yassine, and I am excited to join MVC as an Engagement Associate! Prior to MVC, I graduated from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a Master of Management degree. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan- Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services in Health Policy Studies with a concentration in Public Health Studies. My professional experience includes an internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) in Health Care Value. At BCBSM, I worked with several stakeholders, team members, and organizations to engage different community health organizations in the statewide Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) project. As a result of collaboration with different organizations, I helped create an ADT implementation guidebook to encourage the use of technology and data among various stakeholders to ultimately improve patient care and coordination.

As part of the Hospital Engagement team, I will be working alongside colleagues to implement MVC’s mission of “helping Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost”. In my role as Engagement Associate, I will be working with hospitals in recognizing and addressing their needs and concerns and subsequently working on tailored initiatives that support our partner hospitals’ goals of improving quality of care. In addition, through site visits I hope to help foster communication and collaboration among hospitals and relevant stakeholders to optimize patient care.

My goal is to keep in touch with our member hospitals and help cultivate long-term relationships to ensure MVC programs and projects are tailored to their needs.  I look forward to developing upon the existing workgroups to provide greater opportunities for hospitals to collaborate and engage with one another. My role will also include researching different quality improvement best-practices as well as their implementation successes and barriers to share with hospitals throughout the state.

I am excited to learn from each MVC hospital, including how the Coordinating Center can be a stronger partner to help improve patient outcomes. Moreover, I hope to meaningfully leverage my educational and professional experiences to develop new initiatives to drive success among hospitals.

I look forward to working with Michigan hospitals in improving health in our state. If you are interested in more information on the MVC Hospital Engagement team activities, please feel free to reach out to me at I am excited and honored to join such a great team of collaborators and to begin working on different projects and initiatives with you all!

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