“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.
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 often the culprit...read more
As one of the most common chronic diseases, diabetes is an everyday reality for an estimated 23.1 million people in the United States. While healthcare professionals provide regular monitoring, the majority of care and disease management is a result of...read more
Pictured above: Shannon Bacon (American Cancer Society), Jesse Tran and Joyce Sayler (North Dakota Dept. of Health), Judy Beck (Great Plains QIN), and Amanda Houston (lND CRC survivor). Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer...read more
Great Plains QIN facilitated a WebEx on Teach-Back in late October to demonstrate the use of teach-back to support patients and families throughout the healthcare journey. The teach-back method, also called the "show-me" method, is a communication confirmation method...read more
Congratulations to the Hillcrest Health Services Dementia Care Team for receipt of the national 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Gold Award (Quality Category). The award was given for utilization of the Montessori method into the Hillcrest dementia care...read more
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