Categories

Featured News Posts

Special Funding: Reducing Sepsis Harm and Death

Special Funding: Reducing Sepsis Harm and Death

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Awarded Contract to Reduce Sepsis Harm and Death Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of an infectious process that without rapid diagnosis and treatment can quickly progress to tissue damage, organ failure and death. The...

A Healthcare Professional’s Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

A Healthcare Professional’s Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern and serious health threat – locally, nationally and globally. Past reports suggested that in the United States, more than two million people are sickened every year with antibiotic-resistant infections, with at least 23,000...

Age, Race and Education Impact Diabetes

Age, Race and Education Impact Diabetes

Every 19 seconds someone’s life is changed by the results of a blood test diagnosing diabetes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017, 30.3 million people (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) were...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

The Great Plains QIN offers several educational opportunities for healthcare partners. The topics are diverse; there is something for everyone! Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences.

Master Trainer Joins Great Plains QIN Team

Master Trainer Joins Great Plains QIN Team

Vicki Palmreuter (pictured above right) has a true passion for impacting the health and wellness of others through outreach and education. As a self-starter with a background in medical business development, medical marketing and community event coordination, she...

How Are You Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week?

How Are You Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week?

  Taking place October 15-21, Healthcare Quality Week is the time we dedicate to celebrating the contributions professionals have made in the field and their impact on healthcare. Help us honor the work of you and your colleagues and raise awareness of the positive...

Three Steps to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Three Steps to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) partnered with organizations from eight communities across the four-state region to host viewing sites for American Cancer Society's Vice President of Cancer Control Intervention Dr. Durado Brooks' live presentation...

AHRQ’s Annual Report Card on the Status of the Country’s Health

AHRQ’s Annual Report Card on the Status of the Country’s Health

Healthcare quality continues to improve each year, but gains remain uneven among minorities, according to a recent report. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released its National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which serves as...

Get Involved: Check Your Meds Day – October 21

Get Involved: Check Your Meds Day – October 21

“Check Your Meds Day” is scheduled for October 21, 2017. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is asking pharmacies across the country, including its 22,000 members, to host a Check Your Meds Day event. As part of the campaign, individuals are invited...

Upcoming Events

Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants. In healthcare settings, safety, staff education and intelligent use of essential oils are critical factors when using aromatherapy. This webinar will address[...]
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now   Overview: Join us for this exciting webinar that will provide an overview of Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) strategies for engaging patients and families as part of your team. Learn exemplar practices[...]
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   During this WebEx, National Healthcare Safety Network-Clostridium Difficile Initiative project participants will learn how to extract reports from the submitted data. Peg Gilbert will[...]
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now   Overview and Purpose: Healthcare providers can recommend the best diabetes education options for each individual when they are aware of the availability and purpose for each program. A panel of diabetes healthcare[...]
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Social media is everywhere and it is constantly evolving. So how does healthcare fit into all of this? Social media has found its place in healthcare thanks to the important role it plays[...]
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Heart failure is a top diagnoses linked to readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the fifth in a series of webinars to assist communities in[...]
Oct 31 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
  Register Now November 13-19, 2017 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. This observance is a key component of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities, healthcare facilities and on[...]
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event. All healthcare providers, especially those with direct patient contact, have a unique opportunity to help tobacco users quit. Tobacco users cite ‘a doctor’s advice to[...]
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Access Dr. Kabbani’s PowerPoint Presentation Join WebEx Up to 70 percent of nursing home residents receive an antibiotic during a year and up to 75 percent of antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly.¹ The Centers for Medicare[...]