“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Thank you to the healthcare providers, stakeholders, advisory council members and dedicated partners who made the commitment to join our quality journey. Our team comes to work each day to improve patient safety, reduce patient harm and improve clinical care in our communities. We recommend best practices, teach quality improvement and offer updates on timeliness and reporting requirements with the sole purpose of improving patient care and outcomes.
At the completion of year 4 as the regional Quality Innovation Network, we are pleased and excited about the progress made. Access our Impact Statement [September 2018], which highlights areas of achievement in many of our areas of focus. In addition, we have created a sample of successes highlighting the work of our partnering providers.
Our success is dependent on our partners. We are extremely grateful for your partnership, dedication and drive for excellence. The contributions from your organization and colleagues make a positive impact on the health of our communities.
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) began in January 2017 under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.The QPP aims to improve health outcomes, promote smarter spending, minimize burden of participation and provide fairness and transparency...read more
Champions for Lifestyle Change: Great Plains QIN South Dakota Receives Better Choices, Better Health Award
The passion of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) diabetes care team for teaching proven diabetes self-management education was recognized at the Office for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion meeting on October 17, 2018, with the...read more
Members of the Norfolk Fire Division recently met with the Quality Innovation Network-National Coordinating Center (QIN-NCC). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated the QIN NCC to provide analytic and technical assistance to the 14...read more
Gardenside Long-Term Care [Fairbury, NE] Identified as a ‘High Performer’ by the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN-NCC) Gardenside Long-Term Care (LTC) in Fairbury hosted the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and team members of the...read more
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska team attended the PATCH (Planned Approach to Community Health) Health Fair in Norfolk, Nebraska in mid-September. "Our goal was to connect with and engage fair attendees to educate and improve their knowledge of...read more
Nearly 125 nursing home employees took the opportunity to learn more about sepsis, Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) during a series of learning sessions offered in August and September. The Wizard of Oz production was the...read more
Over 150 healthcare professionals, stakeholders and community service providers attended the 2018 Quality Forum hosted by Quality Health Associates of North Dakota (QHA) in late August in Bismarck, ND, under the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Communities.” Presenters...read more
As a valued partner in our quality improvement activities, we are pleased to share with you the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2017 Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Progress Report, which highlights how Quality Innovation...read more
Can’t find your car keys? Forgot why you walked into a room? Realized too late you were supposed to meet a friend or colleague? Most everyone has experienced these moments of memory lapse, especially during the back-to-school season when routines are altered and...read more