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Defining Value in Patient-Centered Care

Defining Value in Patient-Centered Care

Patients, Providers Vary in Defining Value in Patient-Centered Care Patient Engagement HIT recently reported that patients and providers are divided in what they view as “value” in healthcare, according to a recent report from the University of Utah Health. A survey...

Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit Now Available

Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit Now Available

  Check out the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI's) free Quality Improvement (QI) Essentials Toolkit that includes ten tools and templates needed to launch, manage and measure successful QI projects. Each of the tools and templates can be used with the...

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.

Improving Antibiotic Use: Be Antibiotics Aware

Improving Antibiotic Use: Be Antibiotics Aware

  As we head into the holiday season, we’re reminiscing on the exciting events of 2017 and anticipating what’s to come in the new year. Throughout this year, we’ve enjoyed engaging with our valued stakeholders. We continue to be inspired by the great work, dedication...

End-Of-Life Care and Advance Planning: Four Key Insights

End-Of-Life Care and Advance Planning: Four Key Insights

  Of the 2.6 million people who died in the U.S. in 2014,1 2.1 million, or eight out of ten, were people on Medicare,2 making Medicare the largest insurer of medical care provided at the end of life. Spending on Medicare beneficiaries in their last year of life...

Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery

Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery

AHRQ’s new Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery helps hospitals reduce Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). Based on the experiences of frontline providers in approximately 200 hospitals that participated in a national implementation project and successfully reduced SSIs, the...

The Art & Science of Building Effective Leadership Teams

The Art & Science of Building Effective Leadership Teams

Dream Teams -vs- Scream Teams: The Art & Science of Building Effective Leadership Teams Certified content expert, Kate Hilton, JD, MTS, Founding Director and Senior Consultant at ReThink Health recently shared essential conditions that enable teams to function...

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Our favorite season is finally here! Now is the time to enjoy time with family and friends, be grateful and reflect on what’s important in your life. While the holiday season brings joy to many, often we forget the importance of safety and health. Proper planning and...

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.

Upcoming Events

Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
  Submit a Presentation   Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska seeks your participation during the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to[...]
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm Younes Conference Center
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. CT Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE Register Now   Attend this free event to learn more about the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment; we will[...]
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Register Now One of the multitude of contributing factors to the opioid epidemic is highly variable pain treatment practices between healthcare providers. Efforts are being made nationally and at organizational levels to provide more consistent[...]
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Presentation Overview Join this exciting webinar, where nursing home leaders share strategies to boost staff empowerment, increase ownership and accountability, engage staff in quality improvement and promote retention of quality staff. Discover how staff[...]
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
Register Now   All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers, participating in the MIPS program, are invited to join our Office Hour call. Office Hours is an open discussion format for participants to seek[...]
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Register Now One of the multitude of contributing factors to the opioid epidemic is highly variable pain treatment practices between healthcare providers. Efforts are being made nationally and at organizational levels to provide more consistent[...]
Jan 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
Register Now   Join staff from Great Plains Quality Innovation Network as we host our Community Antibiotic Stewardship Hot Topic: Urinary Tract Infections in Post-Acute Patients and Long-Term Care Residents. During this call, there will[...]
Jan 29 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Register Now Nonpharmacologic therapies have become a vital part of managing chronic pain. This webinar will focus on the non-pharmacologic options available including mindfulness and meditation, yoga and exercise, anti-inflammatory foods, emotional triggers, sleep and[...]
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Join experts from the American Medical Association (AMA) to learn how AMA’s extensive, evidence-based resources can lead to better health, better care and lower costs. The AMA has put together 50 free online[...]
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WebEx
Sepsis Matters!! Early Recognition and Management for Nursing Home and Home Health Providers  This event will provide knowledge on why early recognition and management of sepsis are important and how to accomplish it. Presenter: Teresa[...]
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Register Now By attending this WebEx, participants will improve their knowledge of the components of an infection prevention program, including but not limited to risk assessment, surveillance, data collection and reporting in the home[...]
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
Register Now   All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers, participating in the MIPS program, are invited to join our Office Hour call. Office Hours is an open discussion format for participants to seek[...]