Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

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Quality Experts

Our team of subject matter experts offers technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources for healthcare organizations and Medicare consumers. We look forward to serving as your quality improvement expert, partner and resource in the journey towards improvement.

Our Commitment

We aim to achieve better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs. Our team works in conjunction with state partners, while pooling resources and common elements into an organization that can best serve the needs of healthcare providers and Medicare consumers across the region.

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

According to a recent Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study, the number of individuals reporting mental health symptoms [anxiety or depressive disorders] has jumped from 11% in 2019 to 36.5% in June 2020. This affects us all in one way or another. Nursing homes...

CMS COVID-9 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [October 2020]

CMS COVID-9 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [October 2020]

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Care Transitions Tools for Patients and Families

Care Transitions Tools for Patients and Families

As a patient or family caregiver, there are several steps you can take to help you be a more informed and effective member of the care team during the transition back home after hospitalization. By knowing what to expect, you may be able to avoid healthcare...

Influenza Vaccination Data Reporting for Long-Term Care Facilities

Influenza Vaccination Data Reporting for Long-Term Care Facilities

Flu season is here and that means we all need to take the necessary precautions to make sure we stay healthy. The National Healthcare Safety Network offers two new features for long-term care facilities to track weekly influenza vaccination data beginning with the...

Huddle Recording Available: Medication DePrescribing in Older Adults

Huddle Recording Available: Medication DePrescribing in Older Adults

Access to geriatric care improves the quality of life for patients and residents in our communities. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the University of North Dakota to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and...

Nursing Home COVID-19 Training – Three Ways!

Nursing Home COVID-19 Training – Three Ways!

For maximum flexibility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now offers three online, self-paced options for COVID-19 infection control training for nursing homes. While completion of any of these trainings is no longer tied to Coronavirus Aid,...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [September 2020]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [September 2020]

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Great Plains QIN Huddle: Medication Deprescribing

Great Plains QIN Huddle: Medication Deprescribing

Access to geriatric care improves the quality of life for patients and residents in our communities. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the University of North Dakota to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and...

Quality Care Coalition

Join our mission to make healthcare in your organization and community better. We are looking for committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to partner with us. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be change makers. Join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition today.