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Education for Infection Prevention Increasing for Home Health Staff

Education for Infection Prevention Increasing for Home Health Staff

Home health services provide an alternative for individuals requiring medical care outside the traditional setting of a hospital or nursing facility. While the comfort of home can have a positive impact on recovery time and quality of life, a significant number of...

November is Home Care and Hospice Month

November is Home Care and Hospice Month

Celebrating Home Care and Hospice Caregivers The month of November is Home Care and Hospice Month. Thousands of home care and hospice professionals across the nation are honored for the key role they play in our healthcare system. Did you know: More than 12 million...

Managing Alzheimer’s Hand in Hand

Managing Alzheimer’s Hand in Hand

Getting dressed, folding laundry and setting the table for dinner are everyday tasks done without much thought or effort by most. For those struggling with Alzheimer’s, these common activities can be a source of constant frustration. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain...

Reducing Infections in Home Health

Reducing Infections in Home Health

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network was recently awarded special funding to work with home health agencies in our region to develop and test educational interventions to prevent and manage common infections observed in home health; such as respiratory, urinary...

Upcoming Events for Healthcare Providers!

Upcoming Events for Healthcare Providers!

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network offers several educational opportunities for healthcare partners. The topics are diverse; there is something for everyone! We hope you are able to join us.  Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and...

Upcoming Webinars – What’s New…

Upcoming Webinars – What’s New…

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network offers several educational opportunities for healthcare partners. The topics are diverse; there is something for everyone! We hope you are able to join us. Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar's...

Upcoming Educational Webinars/Events

Upcoming Educational Webinars/Events

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network offers several educational opportunities for healthcare partners. The topics are diverse; there is something for everyone! We hope you are able to join us. Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar's...

Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Ratings Now Available

Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Ratings Now Available

CMS Releases First Round of Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings Ratings to Help Consumers Compare and Choose Among Home Health Agencies (HHAs) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the first time published star ratings on Home...

Upcoming Events

Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
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 recognize the need and value[...]
Apr 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Register Now This webinar will review acute pain and chronic pain guidance and will discuss how to use a pain guidance document in practice. Differentiation of pain treatment recommendations as they relate to patient populations[...]
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Register Now On January 1, Nebraska became the first state to require pharmacists and pharmacies to report all dispensed prescriptions daily to the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), not just controlled substances. PDMPs are a[...]
Mar 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now This webinar will highlight the development of a Pain Guidance Task Force in Nebraska. Presenters will  discuss composition of the task force and utilization of CDC’s guidelines on opioid prescribing to compile the[...]
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 look[...]
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[...]