South Dakota Great Plains Quality Care Coalition (GPQCC) Quarterly Meeting

The goal for these meetings will be to focus on needs within South Dakota and how we can work together to improve and implement best practices. Next Meeting: May 16, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT During the May 16 meeting, Jess Danko, MS, RRT, LTC-CIP, will discuss pneumonia and oral health; focused on […]

November Focus 4 Health Series | TeamSTEPPS® – Improving Communication and Teamwork Skills

Join our November Focus 4 Health Series: TeamSTEPPS. During this Series, we will discuss TeamSTEPPS, an evidenced-based set of teamwork tools that are aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare teams, including patients and family caregivers. Objectives: Examine the benefits and tools of the AHRQ TeamSTEPPS program Apply TeamSTEPPS […]

Advance Care Planning: What’s New

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that involves making decisions about your future health care. It typically involves discussions between individuals, their families and their healthcare providers to understand and document a person's values, preferences and goals for medical treatment, especially in situations where the individual may not be able to communicate or make […]

Great Plains QIN Webinar: Building Bridges and Enhancing Care Together: Leveraging Partnerships for Improved Services to Native American Patients | January 23, 2024 

This presentation explored the unique aspects of healthcare delivery for patients receiving care through Indian Health Service and Tribal Healthcare organizations, including federal policy, referral mechanisms and reimbursement structures as well as legal and regulatory considerations. We will examine the potential for partnerships between private sector and Indian Health Service/Tribal Healthcare organizations and discuss how […]

Great Plains QIN Webinar: It’s All About the Heart; Opportunities for Cardiac Care in the Dakotas | February 27, 2024

Watch this Webinar, hosted by Great Plains QIN, to learn cardiac rehab services in the Dakotas; results from a cardiac rehab environmental scan will be shared. Viewers will be better able to recognize opportunities to increase the quality of care that cardiac patients receive and the communities they live in. Presenters highlighted South Dakota's Cardiac […]

South Dakota Partnership for Community Health Quarterly Meeting


Join us for our quarterly Partnership for Community Health meetings; bringing together healthcare partners and stakeholders throughout the state to discuss issues and highlight programs that impact healthcare quality and outcomes in South Dakota. We look forward to connecting with you, adding value to the work you do and offering resources and tools to enhance […]

Thursday’s Boost Session With Your QIO | Nursing Homes in North Dakota and South Dakota

Register Here Thursdays @ 4:00 CT/3:00 MT For Nursing Home Staff in North Dakota and South Dakota Join Us. The Great Plains QIN team will provide updates, guidance, resources and education on topics pertinent for nursing homes, including infection prevention, NHSN reporting, CMS-initiatives and partner updates. An office hours format will follow for you to […]

Ensuring Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Treatment through the Care Continuum Webinar Series


More than 1 million Medicare beneficiaries had a diagnosis of opioid use disorder in 2020.1 However, fewer than 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries with an opioid use disorder (OUD) diagnosis received medication to treat this condition. In addition, the number of patients who stay in treatment after hospital discharge decrease drastically during the transition of […]