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Rural Health Strategy Released by CMS

Rural Health Strategy Released by CMS

The obstacles faced by healthcare providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas. Workforce shortage problems, socioeconomic factors and health inequity envelop a broad range of issues that create healthcare disparities impacting...

Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Whether  swinging through the drive-through or stopping by the pharmacy counter, individuals with prescriptions for managing a chronic health issue are in regular contact with their pharmacist.  Medication consumers rely on these healthcare professionals to answer...

Sepsis Alliance Launches Network to Improve Treatment for Sepsis

Sepsis Alliance Launches Network to Improve Treatment for Sepsis

  In the United States, sepsis affects more than 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives each year. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading...

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

It is National Stroke Awareness Month. Be sure to access the Million Hearts Toolkit for resources, key messages, educational opportunities, survivor stories and much more. It is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Attend our WebEx on May 31 to learn more about...

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.

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year,...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

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.

MIPS Eligibility Information and New Video Tutorial

MIPS Eligibility Information and New Video Tutorial

Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level You can now log in to the CMS Quality Payment Program website to check your group’s 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). After logging into...

Upcoming Events

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[...]
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 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[...]
Jun 20 @ 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[...]
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Register Now Detailed registration brochure  Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a[...]
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Geneva Senior Center
Join us for a FREE workshop on June 6th to learn about managing diabetes. This workshop will focus on; Managing Blood Sugars, Eating Healthy, Exercising, Coping with Diabetes Managing Medications and Preventing Complications. Each session[...]
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity,[...]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register Now Learn the recommended techniques for taking blood pressure (BP). Evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health. As a standard part of many physicians’ office workflows, measuring blood pressure may seem[...]