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Announcement: CMS Quality Award

Announcement: CMS Quality Award

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Selected as a Recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order I Award under the 12th Statement of Work On November, 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Great Plains Quality Innovation...

What’s Next: National AIMS and Community Coalitions

What’s Next: National AIMS and Community Coalitions

Our team is eagerly waiting to get started facilitating change and improvement across our region. The Great Plains Quality Care Coalition will be the platform. Individuals receiving care, community leaders and healthcare professionals will be at the table; working...

Diabetes Self-Management Journey to Health

Diabetes Self-Management Journey to Health

  Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. They are also the leading drivers of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual healthcare costs. In the United States, one in two adults has a chronic condition and one in...

Healthcare Quality Week 2019 – We Celebrate You!

Healthcare Quality Week 2019 – We Celebrate You!

Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), brought to you by National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), is the week dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made to improve healthcare quality. It also gives us an opportunity to bring greater...

Reminder: October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Reminder: October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

it is time to start preparing for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans...

Tobacco Use: VA Policies, QUIT Assistance and Vaping Related Illness

Tobacco Use: VA Policies, QUIT Assistance and Vaping Related Illness

Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing two new policies eliminating smoking on the grounds of healthcare facilities by patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors, vendors and employees. The policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes (including electronic and...

CDC WebEx Opportunity: Enhanced Barrier Precautions

CDC WebEx Opportunity: Enhanced Barrier Precautions

Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT The CDC has announced a webinar on Enhanced Barrier Precautions. This program provides...