Upcoming Webinars: Preventing Common Vaccine Administration Errors and Payment Challenges

Upcoming Webinars: Preventing Common Vaccine Administration Errors and Payment Challenges

Immunize South Dakota and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are each hosting a Webinar in May to address vaccine administration errors and payment challenges. Details below. Immunize South Dakota: Preventing Common Vaccine Administration Errors...
More Evidence on the Need for Antibiotic Stewardship

More Evidence on the Need for Antibiotic Stewardship

An analysis of outpatient antibiotic prescribing in the United States from 2017 through 2021 was recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study shows that rates of inappropriate prescribing returned to baseline levels following a brief drop at the...
3 New Q-Tips For Your Ears Podcast Episodes | Listen Today

3 New Q-Tips For Your Ears Podcast Episodes | Listen Today

Looking for health care information and quality resources? We added a few more episodes to our new podcast series: Q-Tips For Your Ears. This podcast is designed for everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and family members; sharing basic healthcare information...
Updated Community Data Reports [Q3 2023]: Addressing Gaps, Achieving Growth and Quality Improvement

Updated Community Data Reports [Q3 2023]: Addressing Gaps, Achieving Growth and Quality Improvement

The Great Plains QIN team strives to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. We work with partners and community coalitions to identify areas for improvement, which include reducing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, including those caused by...
From Elimination to Resurgence: The Challenges of Controlling Vaccine-Preventable Disease in a Changing World

From Elimination to Resurgence: The Challenges of Controlling Vaccine-Preventable Disease in a Changing World

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Center for Immunization Research and Education (CIRE) and Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, Your Local Epidemiologist, have hosted a webinar, From Elimination to Resurgence: The challenges of controlling vaccine-preventable disease in a...
Unmasking Pneumonia: A Closer Look at Symptoms, Types and Prevention

Unmasking Pneumonia: A Closer Look at Symptoms, Types and Prevention

Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can be a complication of the flu, but other viruses, bacteria and even fungi can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia and its symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Treatment depends...
Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

Vaccines have greatly reduced diseases that once routinely harmed or killed children and adults. People all over the world—including in the United States—still become seriously ill or even die from diseases that vaccines can help prevent. It is important that you stay...
Updated Community Data Reports [Q3 2023]: Addressing Gaps, Achieving Growth and Quality Improvement

Updated Community Data Reports [Q2 2023]: Addressing Gaps, Achieving Growth and Quality Improvement

The Great Plains QIN team strives to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. We work with partners and community coalitions to identify areas for improvement, which include reducing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, including those caused by...
Printable and Shareable Valentine’s Day Vaccination Posters

Printable and Shareable Valentine’s Day Vaccination Posters

Great Plains QIN has created four unique Valentines Day Posters that were developed for use in your organization to promote the COVID vaccination with a Valentine’s Day theme. Please print and post in your lobby, break room or hallways. Thank you for all you do to...