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Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Recent research suggests ties between poor oral health and diabetes, stroke, heart disease, lung disease and other serious health issues (CDC). In addition, In 2013, an estimated $111 billion was spent on dental services in the United States. Older adults spend more...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. [symple_button url="http://greatplainsqin.org/neqfregistration/" color="blue" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel=""...

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.

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: Now Available

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: Now Available

Infections in the home care setting are not uncommon, yet there are few tools and resources specifically designed for the home care professional. To help address this need and make care safer, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Home Health Infection...

Pass on the Salt, Say “No” to the Cookie

Pass on the Salt, Say “No” to the Cookie

Couple Benefits from Better Choices, Better Health Carol has lived with type 2 diabetes for seventeen years. She experienced various phases of the disease and managing her health was a struggle. When she learned about a chronic disease self-management program during...

CMS Changes Five-Star Survey Domain Methodology

CMS Changes Five-Star Survey Domain Methodology

Effective March 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the survey domain methodology of the Five-Star Rating System for nursing homes. In the previous methodology, CMS used a skilled nursing facility’s most recent three survey cycles...

2018 Health Ranking Key Findings Report

2018 Health Ranking Key Findings Report

The County Health Rankings show that where we live matters to health. This year, the rankings report brings new analyses that show meaningful health gaps persist not only by place, but also among racial and ethnic groups. The 2018 County Health Rankings report was...

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.

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.[...]