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A Day for Prevention: Understand. Engage. Act!

A Day for Prevention: Understand. Engage. Act!

Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence | April 11, 2018 | Bismarck, ND “Perhaps we can turn a day for prevention into a generation for prevention.” “If we are ever going to get equity, we need to walk through truth.” ~ Dr. Donald Warne, (Speaking...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for additional information on each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Ischemic Heart Disease Still the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

Ischemic Heart Disease Still the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

On April 10, Healio reported that ischemic heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S., according to findings by the U.S. Burden of Disease published in JAMA. High blood pressure and body mass index, poor diet, high-fasting plasma glucose and...

10th Annual Kansas Quality Summit…Register Today

10th Annual Kansas Quality Summit…Register Today

  Kansas Summit on Quality [10th Annual] Friday, May 4, 2018 Hyatt Regency; Wichita, Kansas The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. and The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative will jointly host the Tenth Annual Summit on Quality. The 2018 Summit on Quality will be...

2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. Estimated at $327 Billion

2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. Estimated at $327 Billion

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Lewin Group published a report in March 2018, updated from 2012, showing a 26 percent increase in the costs of diabetes. This is due to increased diabetes prevalence and increased per person cost. This cost increase is...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for additional information on each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Disparity Exists in Infectious Disease Deaths

Disparity Exists in Infectious Disease Deaths

Infectious Disease Deaths Decline, But Disparity Exists Fewer Americans are dying from infectious diseases compared to three decades ago, but the outcome gap between rural and urban areas of the country has widened, according to a new study. Deaths from infectious...

A Culture of Patient Safety

A Culture of Patient Safety

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal, April 2018 By: Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care The potential for harm in medical care has been known since Hippocrates.  The principle of patient...

“Pathways to Safe Opioid Use” Training Program Launched

“Pathways to Safe Opioid Use” Training Program Launched

Increased opioid prescribing has led to a growing crisis of misuse, addiction, and overdose in the United States, with prescription or illicit opioid-related overdose deaths totaling 42,249 in 2016 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16

"It always seems too early, until it's too late." The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to engaging the public in the importance of making decisions about the care they would...

Upcoming Events

Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Register Now Detailed registration brochure  Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a[...]
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Geneva Senior Center
Join us for a FREE workshop on June 6th to learn about managing diabetes. This workshop will focus on; Managing Blood Sugars, Eating Healthy, Exercising, Coping with Diabetes Managing Medications and Preventing Complications. Each session[...]
May 24 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Naloxone is a safe medication that can prevent opioid deaths. This webinar will improve participants’ understanding of the role of naloxone in preventing opioid overdose related death, identification of individuals who may benefit[...]
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Hyatt Regency Wichita
Register Now Download the Registration Brochure The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc., and The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative will jointly host the Tenth Annual Summit on Quality. The 2018 Summit on Quality will be held[...]
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Register Now Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have developed TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system that offers a powerful solution to improving collaboration and communication. Teamwork has been[...]
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Participation Instructions: Pre-registration not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start. https://qualitynet.webex.com Locate the event, click “Join” Enter your name and email Enter the password: ICAMP (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few[...]
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers participating in the MIPS program are invited to join our Power Hour webinar. Great Plains QIN QPP Power Hour is an open discussion format for[...]
Apr 24 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Antibiograms are important tools for healthcare professionals to classify types of bacteria found in cultures, to identify patterns of antibiotic susceptibility in those bacteria, and to track changes in antibiotic susceptibility over time.[...]