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Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Download presentation handout Overview and Purpose: Attend this WebEx to learn from a team at Sakakawea Medical Center in North Dakota about how they have implemented a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) using[...]
Jul 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
https://youtu.be/R5renGn8fIU Presentation handout Sleep Program Guidelines handout   Overview and Purpose: Two long-term care teams will present approaches to a quality sleep culture. Leadership from Avamere Health and Rehabilitation, Eugene, OR, used lessons from the[...]
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Download presentation handout Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs can reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use, length of stay, Clostridium difficile infection, rates of resistant infections and cost. Electronic health records (EHRs) have the potential to enhance antimicrobial stewardship[...]
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to recognize the need and value in working together to solve problems, establish communication channels and implement protocols and standards in the[...]
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Presentation Handout The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated and streamlined systems to better serve users. This month’s QPP Power Hour will highlight one of these updates by outlining the[...]
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Overview and Purpose: Vaccine hesitancy has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the ten threats to global health in 2019, potentially having broad implications reaching beyond the typical vulnerable populations.[...]
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Access the presentation slides. Overview and Purpose: Ten percent of the population reports a penicillin allergy, but less than one percent of the whole population is truly allergic.  When a patient reports a penicillin[...]
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Presentation Handout Overview and Purpose: Unrecognized and untreated foot ulcers in patients with diabetes can result in a lower extremity amputation (LEA), which may lead to high mortality, increased medical costs and reduced quality[...]
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation/Slides Handout Webinar Q&A’s Overview and Purpose: With the implementation of Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) slated for October 1, 2019, diagnosis coding will become even more important. Skilled nursing facility and hospital diagnoses will be[...]
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
      Presentation Handout Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare[...]
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Northeast Community College - Lifelong Learning Center
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Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Northeast Community College; Lifelong Learning Center
          How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices? How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients? Visit the Connecting the[...]
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center
Presentation | Dr. Steven Q Simpson – Severe Sepsis a Time Critical Diagnosis Across the Spectrum of Care National sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson facilitated learning and discussion on the critical role[...]
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska   Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska hosted an action-oriented/peer-led conference on how pre-visit planning,[...]
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation/Slides Handout We know that patients who are co-prescribed opioid therapies and benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives, are at an increased risk of hospitalization and death due to drug interaction and drug overdose. Unfortunately, several[...]
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides Overview and Purpose: The recently finalized Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) along with the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program will have significant impact on long-term care ratings for 2019 and beyond.[...]
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mid Plains Community College
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska hosted an action-oriented/peer-led conference on how pre-visit planning, chronic[...]
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation/Slides Handout Bedside medication delivery (Med-to-Bed) involves patients obtaining their discharge medications and education prior to leaving the hospital. It has been found to reduce readmissions and improve patient satisfaction scores. This presentation provided an[...]
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare professionals at every stage of[...]
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet, a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes, showed only about[...]
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program is underway. You’ve heard the basics for 2019; here is an opportunity for both small and large practices to get answers. Join Nebraska’s Great Plains QIN[...]
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Patient Experience Beginner’s Guide Facility Branding: Identify and Impact Public Perception Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level[...]
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation handout   Emergency medical services personnel care for a substantial and increasing number of patients with sepsis. Rapid diagnosis and intervention for severe sepsis and septic shock is critical for appropriate treatment. This webinar[...]
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Presentation Handout Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care.  It has been found that nurses are generally not comfortable with microbiology[...]
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Quality Payment Program Power Hour Presentation Notice: JavaScript is required for this content. {{{ data.renderProgressBar() }}} {{{ data.renderBreadcrumbs() }}} {{{ data.renderPartTitle() }}} {{{ data.title }}} {{{ data.renderNextPrevious() }}} {{{ ( part.errors ) ? '' :[...]
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handouts: Beyond First Impressions: Determining Market Impact on Patient Engagement Patient Engagement Case Study Patient Experience: A Beginner’s Guide   Overview and Purpose: Marketing in the healthcare industry must reach beyond first impressions of[...]
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Play WebEx Recording Presentation Handout Project ECHO is a collaborative model to increase sharing and workforce capacity to provide best-practice care and reduce health disparities. Learn how three different organizations in the Great Plains QIN[...]
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Overview and Purpose: From storms to droughts, wildfires to floods or accidents to epidemics, disasters occur nearly every day in the United States, and the frequency is increasing. How many people are hurt or even[...]
Nov 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Presentation Handout Join us as we discuss the community-wide involvement in antibiotic stewardship that is spreading throughout Huron, SD. Huron, with a population of just over 13,000, is seeing growing community-wide efforts to reduce antibiotic[...]
Nov 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
https://greatplainsqin.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Great-Plains-Teach-Back-Webex-11-6.mp3 Presentation handout Teach-back Quick Start Guide – AHRQ Overview and Purpose: The WebEx will provide practical and specific strategies to incorporate teach-back in the workflow at your clinic, measure effectiveness of teach-back implementation, and[...]
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Presentation handout Overview and Purpose: This webinar will provide a brief explanation of antibiograms and will delve into their value in acute care, long-term care and outpatient settings. Using antibiograms to support improved antibiotic use[...]
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
https://greatplainsqin.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Great-Plains-QIN-Teach-Back-Recording10-23.mp3 Teach-Back Presentation Additional Presentation Resources American Heart Association – The Salty Six The 10 Elements of Competence for Using Teach-Back Effectivey AHRQ Teach Back Implementation Start Guide FDA Sodium Food Label Overview and Purpose: The purpose of[...]
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us as we explore how healthcare providers in a rural Kansas county work together to ensure that the population is vaccinated for influenza each year.  Presenters will discuss the role the local hospital, primary[...]
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Presentation Handout Discharge Timeout Checklist In June 2016, Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD, launched a new method of quality improvement that puts frontline staff in the driver’s seat for healthcare reform.[...]
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout Only 20% of people with opioid use disorder receive treatment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic lists expanding access to treatment as a key area[...]
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation handout WebEx Q&A Learn how a large system practice and rural clinic practice are using Chronic Care Management Programs to better coordinate care, increase communication to providers, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and ED visits, empower[...]
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Presentation Slide Handout   Annually thousands of Americans are hospitalized and even die due to vaccine-preventable diseases.  Healthcare workers care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications so it is especially important for[...]
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Click here to download the brochure Overview and Purpose: Health and quality of life rely on many community systems and factors, not simply on a well-functioning health and medical care system. Making changes can effectively[...]
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Presentation Slide Handout   By attending this event, participants will gain additional knowledge about the IMPACT Act and realize how it will help Long-Term Care (LTC) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) improve quality of[...]
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Presentation slide handout Overview and Purpose: Join Peg Gilbert as she reviews the list of top ten common areas for infection prevention improvement and the evidence-based best practices for addressing them.  Participants will be[...]
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation slide handout During this Great 8 WebEx, staff members from three separate nursing homes in Wisconsin, Iowa and Oregon will share their best practices for pain management and prevention of readmissions. Pre-registration is not[...]
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation/slides Handout Overview and Purpose: During this WebEx recognized international expert and chairman of the Institute on Global Drug Policy, Dr. Eric Voth, will discuss the nationwide opioid epidemic, appropriate prescribing, alternative modalities and Opioid[...]