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.

Updated Multi-Visit Patient Utilization State Reports

Updated Multi-Visit Patient Utilization State Reports

The Great Plains QIN team strives to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. We work with partners and community coalitions to identify areas for improvement, which include reducing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, and high utilizers of the...

Polypharmacy On The Rise Among Older Americans Living At Home

Polypharmacy On The Rise Among Older Americans Living At Home

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows a rise in medication use among older Americans living at home. The research found the percentage of people taking five or more medications (polypharmacy) increased significantly from 23.6 percent (in 1999...

Rural Chronic Disease Management Toolkit

Rural Chronic Disease Management Toolkit

Rural areas face higher rates of many of the most prevalent chronic diseases, with some rural residents experiencing multiple chronic conditions, and higher rates of related mortality. Depending on the disease, different types of management activities and strategies...

Be Safe With High-Risk Medications | Great Plains QIN Tip Sheets

Be Safe With High-Risk Medications | Great Plains QIN Tip Sheets

An adverse drug event (ADE) is “an injury resulting from the use of a drug.” Under this definition, the term adverse drug event includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses) and harm from the use of the drug. ADE's may result from medication...

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.