The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Proper training and education is key to ensuring accurate results as Kelly Haug, RN, Community Home Health, Onaga, KS, witnessed firsthand when abstracting data for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Haug noticed missing and abnormal blood pressure...

Great Plains QIN Announces New IDIQ Director

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network announces the selection and appointment of Ryan Sailor, MBA as the IDIQ Director for Great Plains QIN, succeeding Greg Schieke with his retirement on January 30. Ryan began in this capacity effective February 1. Ryan comes to...

The History of the QIO Program

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill to make Medicare a part of Social Security coverage. The new bill went into effect July 1966 and expanded the 30-year-old Social Security program to provide hospital care, nursing home care, home nursing service and...