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Mar 28 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools. “Where do you rate?” is the second webinar in[...]
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Care Coordination Team for the fourth in this series of action-oriented learning events. This WebEx session will help your organization build capacity for better, safer care and healthier[...]
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Value-based purchasing programs and their impact on home health agencies will be reviewed. Other topics will include interpreting CASPER data, the importance of accurate documentation of immunizations and steps to[...]
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation Handout Overview and Purpose: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, will provide an update on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s (NPUAP) changes in terminology and in the staging system. In addition, Dr. Black will discuss[...]
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout   Overview and Purpose: Colorectal cancer is preventable.  Precancerous polyps must be found and removed completely during a colonoscopy to achieve cancer prevention.  During this Web Ex, Dale Bachwich, MD,[...]
Mar 14 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Webinar Playback   Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered[...]
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm State Capitol Building Judicial Wing; Rooms 210 & 212
Co-hosted by the North Dakota Department of Health and Quality Health Associates of North Dakota March 9, 2017 1:00 – 3:30pm State Capitol Building Judicial Wing; Rooms 210 and 212 600 E Boulevard Ave Bismarck,[...]
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation handout   Nebraska State Immunization Information System (NESIIS) Join this event to learn more about the NESIIS system, which will include a short demo of functionality and identify the statutory authority,[...]
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   WebEx Overview and Purpose: For decades, Stanford University has developed, evaluated, and translated into practice self-management programs for English and Spanish-speakers with chronic health problems, as well as for cancer survivors[...]
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Home health agencies will learn how to utilize data sources to identify causes of acute care hospitalization and emergency room utilization as well as process improvement areas to reduce infections related to hospitalization and[...]
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout   Overview and Purpose: Determining high-impact quality improvement projects will be essential for moving forward with value-based payment programs.  Great Plains Quality Innovation Network staff recognized the need for a[...]
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Slide Handout Program Description: According to the American Medical Association (AMA), over 36 million people in the United States live with uncontrolled high blood pressure.  During this webinar, representatives from the[...]
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Great Plains QIN Care Coordination Team held this third in a series of action-oriented learning events to help organizations build capacity for better, safer care and healthier people and communities. Start WebEx Playback Medication Safety Presentation Handout Medication safety[...]
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Following the DASH Eating Plan Following the DASH Eating Plan (Spanish version) New Year, new you! Get lean in 2017. Do you have a similar New Year’s resolution? Many of our patients[...]
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This event provided the opportunity for peer sharing, trouble shooting and support to improve dementia care in North Dakota.  
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  This month, the Great Plains QIN is providing the opportunity to participate in a Coaching Call with peers and experts in the field regarding any one of the following three topics: reducing rehospitalizations, medication[...]
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Presentation handout In this second program in the antimicrobial stewardship series more specific functions and activities that can be incorporated into your stewardship program will be covered. Specific stewardship activities to[...]
Dec 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  Description: During this call, learn about the reform of requirements for long-term care facilities, highlighting the Behavioral Health Services & Pharmacy Services sections. A Tennessee nursing home will also discuss innovative approaches that they[...]
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join Quality Health Associates (QHA) staff, Michelle Lauckner and Nathan Brintnell, to learn how to perform National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data entry for the CDI Initiative. Please log-in to www.cdc.gov/nhsn with your SAMS[...]
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Join the Great Plains QIN Care Coordination Team for the second in this series of action-oriented learning events that will help your organization build capacity for better, safer care and[...]
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout: The basics of antimicrobial stewardship getting started The first program in this two-part antimicrobial stewardship series will focus on background and general concepts driving the need for antimicrobial stewardship and[...]
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Start WebEx Playback Download Presentation Handouts The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network invites you to attend this webinar. Join guest presenter, Johnathan Reeves, as he guides us through practical application of using data to meet[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout One in three adults in the United States has hypertension. With such a high prevalence, it is likely that most primary care practices treat many patients with this condition. Most[...]
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Presentation Handout PDF On October 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Sepsis Town Hall meeting focusing on the importance of collaboration between clinicians in rural facilities and major[...]
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
This event was canceled due to technical difficulties. More information will be forthcoming regarding a rescheduled date. November 1, 2016  •  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (CT) Webinar Objectives: As a result of attending, participants will[...]
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rehospitalizations – Medication Safety – Chronic Disease Management Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Recording Transcript Join the Great Plains QIN Care Coordination Team for a series of action-oriented learning events over the next several months[...]
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm WebEx
American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) MDS Webinar Series – Part IV October 20, 2016 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m.) C.T. MDS Part IV:  MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Updates: What Changed for October 1 Click[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Presentation handout: Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing  Start WebEx Playback In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and others, released new data showing that at least 30 percent[...]
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Start WebEx Playback Handout – Communicating with the Vaccine Hesitant Client Many healthcare providers and communities are dealing with groups and growing numbers of individuals who are delaying or refusing recommended vaccinations. This has[...]
Oct 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (CT) Webinar Objectives: As a result of attending this WebEx, participants will be able to: •    Describe the steps involved in delivering serious news[...]
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Overview Achieving optimal EHR utilization in the management of various populations of patients is necessary to ensure success in the changing delivery and payment environment. However, understanding what that looks[...]
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback OQR and ASC Reporting/Surveillance Handout Dr Brooks Colonoscopy Quality Presentation   Endoscopy measures can be a challenge for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Facility reported data suggests that locally, as well as[...]
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WebEx
MDS Part III: Understanding Quality Measures and Avoiding Common Pitfalls Start WebEx Playback Handouts MDS Series Part 3 Quality Measures Quality Measures Scoring Chart Presenters: Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP,CADDCT AANAC Curriculum Development Judi Kulus,[...]
Sep 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  Presentation Handout and Recording   Overview and Purpose: This call focused on effective care transitions between long-term and acute care settings, highlighting transitions that involve residents with dementia. This is critical for residents with[...]
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm WebEx
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death. In the US in 2016, it is estimated that 134,490 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer and 49,190 people will die from the disease (American Cancer[...]
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback WebEx Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to: •    Describe the population distribution according to age •    Explain why the older person’s pain is difficult to diagnose[...]
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Follow-up Event – Driving Safer Care Part II             Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CT) Audience:   This event is free and open to the quality[...]
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WebEx
  Start WebEx Playback MDS Part II: Sections C, D, F and J: Capturing Resident Voice through Resident Interviews Presenter: Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP Vice President of AANAC Curriculum Development[...]
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Do you have questions about FluFIT implementation? During the “FluFIT Implementation Office Hours,”  the North Dakota Flu FIT Workgroup was available for a Question & Answer (Q&A) session and to offer group technical assistance. Participants[...]
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Start WebEx Playback Vaccinations in North Dakota Nursing Homes Handout The North Dakota Immunization Information System (NDIIS) is a confidential, population-based, computerized information system that attempts to collect vaccination data for all North Dakotans. Registered[...]
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm Ramkota Inn
Presentations: Transforming Healthcare: Making the Change from Volume to Value–Dennis Wagner North Dakota Data Overview–Richard Bubach Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): Strategies for Success–Dr. Paul Kleeberg   Healthcare delivery and healthcare reimbursement are changing and transforming[...]
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Overview During this WebEx, the presenters shared the unique partnership Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital has created with their local firefighters to conduct home visits on high risk patients that would[...]
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) C. difficile Reporting and Reduction Initiative Members will be required to enroll their facility into the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) as well as[...]
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  Start WebEx Playback   Presentation Handout Presentation Transcript The purpose of this program is to instruct National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) users on the process for obtaining meaningful reports from their data. As a[...]
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Webinar
Please Note: All events are listed in Central Standard Time   Presentation Materials: Start WebEx Playback Anthony Montegut, MD presentation handout Tinka Duran, BA, CPH presentation handout WebEx Overview: Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third[...]
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback Slide handouts PDF Great 8 MDS Webinar Series 1 Handout MDS Sections AA and GG Handout Section GG Key Coding Tool MDS Part I: Section GG: What You Need to Know about[...]
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Webinar
Start WebEx Playback Join us in a highly interactive virtual learning event. Participants will hear from Barbara Lewis, an experienced passionate speaker on exceeding patient and family member expectations, and Managing Editor of DocCom. She[...]
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Start WebEx Playback Please Note: The audio for this recording cuts out at 16:29 and resumes at 18:29. C. difficile Reporting and Reduction Presentation Handout Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a germ that causes major[...]
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout “Dying from Dirty Teeth” “Novel Approach” Article Webinar Evaluation (Each individual wishing to obtain 1 contact hour for nurses for participating in this webinar must complete, sign and return this evaluation[...]
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        This webinar offered information on how to access the CASPER system, identify and interpret CASPER agency data, develop a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) based on CASPER data and support a model[...]
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Objectives: Upon conclusion of this webex, participants will be able to: Discuss how specific leadership practices generate positive staff, resident and organizational outcomes Identify concrete strategies and systems for recruiting and[...]
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   HCAHPS Presentation Overview Struggling with your pain management metric and HCAHPS? Join us as Melanie Simpson discusses effective strategies that have been successfully employed to improve perception of pain management with[...]
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   QRUR Introduction Presentation Overview: This educational learning event is Part Two of the PQRS Series as offered by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. Conversation continued on changes that are forthcoming with[...]
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
This 1-hour recorded webinar is intended for hospital team members interested in learning more about Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) reporting. Cindy Gross, an infection preventionist from the Centers for Disease Control, reviews VAE definitions and[...]
May 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm WebEx
Medicare Part B Immunization Billing Presentation Nebraska 1st Quarter Error Findings Report Medicare Part B Immunization Billing Fact Sheet Vaccines Part D Fact Sheet Mass Immunize Roster Fact Sheet   Approximately 50,000 adults die each[...]
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Start WebEx Playback Using EHR to Establish a Workflow Presentation The toll of having a chronic disease such as diabetes can greatly compromise a person’s quality of life.  Evidence-based, self-management education programs have been[...]
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Quality Forum Brochure and Event Details (Updated 4/21/16) Overview The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to recognize the need and value in working together to solve problems, establish[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Hyatt Regency
Please Note: All events are listed in Central Standard Time 2016 Summit on Quality Brochure Overview and Purpose: Great Plains QIN in Kansas, along with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (the Kansas HRET HEN and PTN[...]
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the next installment of the National Learning & Action Network (LAN) webinar learning series, “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Healthcare.” The session topic will align with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services[...]
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Overview During this WebEx, nationally-recognized home health experts, Misty Kevech and Cindy Sun, discussed the importance of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). They also discussed how to directly apply best[...]
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Please Note: All events are listed in Central Standard Time   Overview: Diabetes is a serious public health concern in the United States.  According to the CDC, it affects 29.1 million people, or approximately 8.3%[...]
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout Start WebEx Playback Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can improve population health outcomes by efficiently collecting data in a form that can be shared across multiple healthcare organizations and leveraged for quality improvement and[...]
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm WebEx
Presentation Download: Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Negative Interactions Overview: The presenter discussed identification, triggers and strategies to manage this type of negative interaction.  Target Audience: This presentation is directed to the long-term care setting. Physicians, nurses,[...]
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback PQRS: What’s is NEW in 2016   Overview and Purpose: This webinar is intended to provide healthcare professionals with up-to-date and accurate information on PQRS for the 2016 reporting year. Important resources[...]
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Handouts   The purpose of this WebEx was to provide an update on the surveillance definitions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Healthcare Safety Network.[...]
Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you prepared to attract, train and retain this generation of nurses? This informational webinar focuses on staff stability in which Dr. Cheryl Kruschke described the characteristics of our newest addition to the workforce –[...]
Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
  March 31 Agenda – Its All About the Cs Overview and Purpose: The purpose of the program is to share strategies for healthcare associated infection reduction, prevention and sustaining a quality improvement program over[...]
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) publishes an adult immunization schedule that outlines recommended routine immunizations for adults in the United States. Despite these recommendations, immunization coverage rates for[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am WebEx
  Start WebEx Playback   Vaccination Quality Measures Handouts Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule -2016 LTCF Annual Influenza Checklist Vaccination Quality Measure Checklist Vaccination Log Vaccination Quality Measure Checklist – Fillable Form Overview Some quality measures[...]
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Download Event Flyer Download Presentation Handouts Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) billing for provider services under Method II are responsible for reporting quality data to Medicare under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).[...]
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm WebEx
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network CAUTI Collaborative Hot Topic Call Join your colleagues from across Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. This WebEx will spotlight how a Kansas hospital dramatically reduced their urinary catheter[...]
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback   The ability to develop, test and implement change is essential for any individual, group or organization that wants to improve.  One way to implement change is to utilize the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)[...]
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please Note: All events are listed in Central Standard Time Join the next National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Call, Trends in Person and Family Engagement. This session in the Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Presentation Handout   WebEx Overview This WebEx will offer information on the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” (or MACRA) signed into law on April 16, 2015 and the new[...]
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network/Quality Health Associates of North Dakota invites you to attend the webinar “North Dakota Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative: Where Are We Now?” Start WebEx Playback   Webinar Description Join[...]
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Handouts Objectives: Review updates and best practices for SSI prevention from various guidelines Highlight practical recommendations from SHEA Compendium of Strategies to guide acute care hospitals in implementing and[...]
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Download Presentation Purpose: CMS and long-term care providers have never considered sleep as an integral part of the plan of care and services provided for the resident. This Restorative Sleep Vitality Program[...]
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In August, the national Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program launched a learning series focused on healthcare quality improvement. The series, titled “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care,” features training sessions led by recognized experts and thought[...]
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Virtual Meeting
Meaningful Use Virtual Office Hour For Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout Questions and Answers This is a recording of the Meaningful Use Virtual Office Hours webinar held on December 15,[...]
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Download Presentation Discuss the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) healthcare personnel vaccination entry, review measures CAH are reporting for MBQIP and/or for purposes of Hospital Compare, share tools/resources and have open discussion on other[...]
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm WebEx
Overview of final rule changes, discuss NHSN healthcare personnel vaccination entry, review ASC measures, share tools/resources and have open discussion on any other Hot Topic items. Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Questions Contact: SOUTH DAKOTA: Nancy[...]
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All too often patients do not receive the care they wish for as they approach their last days or in medical emergencies. Having conversations about these situations is difficult, but it is critical that these[...]
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Start WebEx Playback   Webinar Objectives This webinar will be a discussion on strategies to engage community-based programs to support advance care planning. Learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) The Conversation Project[...]
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am WebEx
Start WebEx Playback   Presentation handout Overview Vaccination rates for children have steadily risen well over 90 percent the past few years, but the rates for older adults getting flu, pneumonia, tetanus or shingles shots[...]
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Meaningful Use Presentation Handout The NCC invited QIN-QIOs and participating providers to a discussion delving into the new rule on Meaningful Use of electronic health records recently released by the Centers for Medicare &[...]
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In August, the national Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program launched a learning series focused on healthcare quality improvement. The series, titled “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care,” features training sessions led by recognized experts and thought[...]
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Learning and Action Network (LAN) Hot Topic Call Start WebEx Playback View Presentation Handouts CAUTI Evaluation Tool for Cause Root Analysis See How One Hospital Reduced Their CAUTIs Significantly To[...]
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule Presentation on CMS Website CMS has added the presentation and recording from the October 8th webinar titled, ”EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule Overview and What You Need to Know for 2015,”[...]
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Start WebEx Playback Objectives Describe how the use of coaching techniques can enhance communication and strengthen relationships in the workplace Discuss strategies for using coaching tools Target Audience This presentation is directed to all healthcare settings[...]