Quality Improvement Organizations: A Driving Force for Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Organizations: A Driving Force for Quality Improvement

Since 1984, Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) have been a driving force for quality improvement throughout the country.  On September 15, Modern Healthcare published an infographic on the 2017 Quality Improvement Organization efforts. The data draws...
Nebraska Infection Prevention…..Sepsis, MDROs and CDI….Oh My!

Nebraska Infection Prevention…..Sepsis, MDROs and CDI….Oh My!

Nearly 125 nursing home employees took the opportunity to learn more about sepsis, Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) during a series of learning sessions offered in August and September. The Wizard of Oz production was the...
More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

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...
Free Healthcare Navigation Program Helps Medicare Patients Coordinate Healthcare Services

Free Healthcare Navigation Program Helps Medicare Patients Coordinate Healthcare Services

At some point in their lives, Medicare patients may need short-term nursing home services; also referred to as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). For example, an individual may be discharged from a hospital, but may need short-term rehabilitation services prior to...