A Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement OrganizationImplementing data-driven initiatives to improve healthcare quality
What We Do
Great Plains QIN works with healthcare providers and communities to implement data-driven quality initiatives to improve healthcare. We offer technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources. Through these efforts, we intend to improve patient safety, reduce harm and improve clinical care at the local and regional levels.
The alliance with Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota also offers greater opportunities to collaborate with and learn from providers across state lines while maintaining access to local resources.
During the next five years of our CMS contract, our activities will focus on the following areas:
- Antibiotic Stewardship
- Cancer Prevention
- Cardiac Health
- Coordination of Care
- Medication Safety
- Health Information Technology
- Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care
- Nursing Home Care
- Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Quality Payment Program Service Center
- Improving Immunization Rates
- Sepsis Prevention & Education
2017 QIO Program Progress Report Released
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2017 Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Progress Report.
The Progress Report provides information on the QIN-QIO Program and includes success stories highlighting the importance of national, state and local partnerships that leverage mutual resources for maximum effectiveness and impact. In addition, the report aims to encourage further partner participation in quality improvement initiatives and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Learning and Action Network
We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.