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From Resolution to Long-Term Solution: Healthier Lifestyle Choices

From Resolution to Long-Term Solution: Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier are always on the top of the New Year’s Resolution list. The gym is packed for the first few weeks and the vegetable tray is a fixture at the dinner table.  And then, life gets in the way.  For individuals with chronic...

A Community Hospital Committed to Filling Health Services Gaps

A Community Hospital Committed to Filling Health Services Gaps

  Changing reimbursement models are expanding hospital care beyond the treatment and recovery of individuals, to include a focus on overall population health. Hospitals are being incented to keep community members healthy. Read more about Chadron Community Hospital...

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...

Fargo-Moorhead Workgroup Offers Community-wide Teach-back Course

Fargo-Moorhead Workgroup Offers Community-wide Teach-back Course

A regional Midwestern collaboration is implementing an effective intervention proving achievable for myriad groups across their care communities. The Fargo-Moorhead Patient & Family Engagement Workgroup, part of the Great Plains and Lake Superior QINs’ Coordination of...

Be an Informed Patient about Antibiotic Use

Be an Informed Patient about Antibiotic Use

Healthcare was revolutionized by the discovery of antibiotics in the early 20th century. While antibiotics save millions of lives each year, the rise of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains is posing a serious threat and has become a national healthcare priority. It...

Study Finds Low Health Literacy Leads to Longer Hospital Stays

Study Finds Low Health Literacy Leads to Longer Hospital Stays

Clinical Advisor recently reported that patients with low health literacy were linked to longer hospital stays, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The study included 5,983 participants who were admitted or transferred to the general...

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[...]