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Rasmussen College of Nursing Incorporates Teach-Back Methodology

Rasmussen College of Nursing Incorporates Teach-Back Methodology

There are many factors that affect retention of health information with a wide range of results, but overall studies indicate that only about 50% of information provided by healthcare providers is retained. Depending on conditions, 40 - 80% can be forgotten...

A Letter to Doctors from CMS Administrator Seema Verma

A Letter to Doctors from CMS Administrator Seema Verma

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network was asked, via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to share this information with healthcare providers and stakeholders throughout the region. Please share this important message with the providers at your...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for complete details regarding each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Complex Care Patients Focus of Webinar and Coaching Call

Complex Care Patients Focus of Webinar and Coaching Call

Great Plains QIN recently drew a large audience for the webinar, “Improving Care Coordination by Working with Super-Utilizer Patients.” LaraShadwick, MBA, Mountain Pacific Quality Health, shared insights on a collaborative project in Montana to address super-utilizer...

CMS Announces Updates for Nursing Home Compare

CMS Announces Updates for Nursing Home Compare

Several updates to Nursing Home Compare are noted below: Long-Stay Hospitalization Quality Measure The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to focus on reducing hospitalizations to improve the health and safety of nursing home residents. Over the...

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities. We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, not smoking, getting the recommended immunizations and screening tests and seeing a doctor when sick all influence...

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Home Care for Common Viruses

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Home Care for Common Viruses

  Whether a skeptic or a fanatic, home remedies and miracle treatments for everything from weight loss to cancer is at our fingertips.  Healthcare professionals carry the burden of educating the consumer on fact versus fiction, especially when it comes to managing...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for complete details regarding each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Upcoming Events

Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Would you like to earn the highest MIPS score you can achieve for your practice? Are you selecting the right quality measures? Do you know how well you are performing against the CMS[...]
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Register Now 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[...]
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now 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 introduced to[...]
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  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 required. Please[...]
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   Overview and Purpose: During this WebEx recognized international expert and chairman of the Institute on Global Drug Policy, Dr. Eric Voth, will discuss[...]
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of[...]
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Improving care for people with multiple chronic conditions that are often complicated by patients’ limited ability to care for themselves independently and by their complex social needs will help improve the performance of[...]
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Participation Instructions: Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start. https://qualitynet.webex.com Locate the event, click “Join” Enter your name and email Enter the password: Trauma (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes[...]
Jul 24 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
  Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   Join us as we welcome Johnathan Reeves from the Great Plains QIN, for a cross setting webinar focused on using your quality[...]
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Register Now This webinar will feature a review of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) framework for improving end-of-life care which includes five “bite-sized” practical principles. Stories from several organizations and communities will be shared[...]