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.

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: February 2021

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: February 2021

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...

Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit

Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit

Communities throughout the nation continue to be impacted by the opioid epidemic, which has worsened the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) can affect women in particular ways at all stages of life, including adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy,...

Opioid Overdose Deaths Surge During Pandemic

Opioid Overdose Deaths Surge During Pandemic

An official Health Advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was recently released regarding an increase in fatal drug overdoses driven by synthetic opioids. A record increase in overdose deaths of 18.2 percent was reported from June 2019 to...

Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities – Now Available

Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities – Now Available

We are pleased to let you know that the Vaccination Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities is now available on CDC’s website. For the Long-Term Care (LTC) Vaccination Toolkit and all COVID-19 vaccination toolkits visit: COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits | CDC   You play a...

Emergency Department Toolkit Goal: Reduce Overdose Rates

Emergency Department Toolkit Goal: Reduce Overdose Rates

Emergency departments are among the frontline providers for assessment and treatment of substance use, opioid use and non-fatal drug overdose. According to the Avoid Opioid web site, opioid deaths in South Dakota have steadily increased since 2012 and unintended...

Virtual Offering Expands Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Virtual Offering Expands Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Author: Jane Strommen, PhD Gerontology Specialist, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be filled with enormous physical, emotional, and financial challenges. It is essential for caregivers to...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [December 2020]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [December 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 Quality Care Coalition

Our mission is 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.