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.

DePrescribing in the Elderly Webinar – Materials Available

DePrescribing in the Elderly Webinar – Materials Available

Want to test your knowledge about medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults and learn more about polypharmacy and associated risks. You can access the July 8 DePrescribing in the Elderly Webinar presentation and recording on our Web site. Access...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – July 2020

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – July 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...

July 9 Webinar – Managing Staffing Challenges: Mission Impossible?

July 9 Webinar – Managing Staffing Challenges: Mission Impossible?

Following this training, participants will understand staffing challenges that are exacerbated by COVID-19 and associated resources regarding federal, state and local guidance and policies related to nursing home staffing during a public health emergency. ...

Burket Named to National Coronavirus Commission

Burket Named to National Coronavirus Commission

A rural South Dakota healthcare leader was chosen to contribute valuable insights as a member of the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.  Mark Burket, chief executive officer for Platte Health Center Avera, was chosen from among 800...

Webinar Invite: De-Prescribing in the Elderly [July 8, 2020]

Webinar Invite: De-Prescribing in the Elderly [July 8, 2020]

Did you know? According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the LOWN Institute; every day, 750 individuals [65+) in the United States are hospitalized due to serious side effects from one or more medications. Over the last decade, older people sought...

Caregivers Play Key Role Through Stages of Alzheimer’s 

Caregivers Play Key Role Through Stages of Alzheimer’s 

The number of Americans over 65 years living with Alzheimer's could jump from five million to 15 million by 2050, according to the 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures. The rising trend fuels advocates across the country to promote Alzheimer’s and Brain...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of June 22, 2020

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of June 22, 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 offer...

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.