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.

Preventable Transfer to the Hospital: A Case Study

Preventable Transfer to the Hospital: A Case Study

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Safety Network, shares a web case study to emphasize that the period following discharge from the hospital is an especially vulnerable time for patients. Hospitalizations have become progressively shorter despite...

Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit I Say Sepsis. Save Lives

Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit I Say Sepsis. Save Lives

One of the most important actions we can do in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month is to educate yourself and others about the different sepsis symptoms so that you know what to look out for. You could potentially save a life! Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and toxic...

Advocacy and Awareness: The Importance of Vaccinations

Advocacy and Awareness: The Importance of Vaccinations

Although significant vaccine-related advancements have been made in the United States, adult vaccination rates still remain low overall, especially among racial and ethnic minority populations, who have been shown to be less likely to be vaccinated against certain...

Your Quality Improvement Partner: Making an Impact

Your Quality Improvement Partner: Making an Impact

We are proud of our work, thankful for our partnerships and will continue to strive to make healthcare in our region the best in the nation. At Great Plains QIN, we are fortunate to have a solid team of qualified and committed individuals. We work to improve health...

Getting Back on Track with Vaccinations

Getting Back on Track with Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. This observance serves as an important...

FirstLink I An Inside Look

FirstLink I An Inside Look

FirstLink in Fargo, North Dakota is fortunate to have a leader who is compassionate, dedicated and committed to serving those in need. We are fortunate to meet with FirstLink’s Executive Director, Jennifer Illich to learn more about the organization and those that...

Immunize South Dakota Conference: Bridging the Gap I August 2, 2022

Immunize South Dakota Conference: Bridging the Gap I August 2, 2022

A few days left to register for the 6th annual Immunize SD Conference: Bridging the Gap on August 2. This conference is perfectly timed to Bridge the Gap between knowledge and action, between action and access and between access and trust. Intended to promote access...

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.