“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.
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 Network-QIOs...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
Effective communication is essential for the delivery of quality healthcare. Poor communication during hospitalization, and at the time of discharge, negatively impacts patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. Studies have shown the impact of teach-back in reducing...read more
Rooks County Health Center (RCH) in Plainville, Kansas will be accepting a 2018 Sepsis Hero award given out by the Sepsis Alliance, September 13, 2018, in New York City. Rooks County Health Center was nominated for the facility’s great work in improving sepsis...read more
There are many factors that affect retention of health information with a wide range of results, but overall studies indicate that only about 50% of information provided by healthcare providers is retained. Depending on conditions, 40 - 80% can be forgotten...read more
Like most of the country, Nebraska providers over-prescribe opioids. The CDC Prescription Drug Overdose Web site reports that Nebraska providers are writing 72-82.1 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons in the state. In addition, an analysis of data gathered by...read more
From allergy season to flu season and beyond, the common symptoms of a stuffy nose, cough and sore throat lead many individuals to their local clinic in search of relief. The presence of a fever increases the possibility of a bacterial infection; but most often the...read more
Nebraska healthcare professionals have been privy to two exceptional learning opportunities earlier this month. Great Plains QIN - Nebraska hosted the 15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum on June 7 and the first Annual Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship...read more