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The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The message below was sent to all Great Plains Quality Innovation Network LAN Partners on Monday, July 5. Passing along again in case you missed it. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is entering a transition phase as the Centers for Medicare &...

Caring for People is Always the Priority

Caring for People is Always the Priority

Relating to different points of view is a valuable personal and professional skill, especially in the healthcare industry. In her 30 years of nursing, Cheri Fast, RN, BSN, WOCN, has certainly developed a strong understanding of the challenges and rewards of positive...

Bringing Joy through Music to South Dakota Nursing Facility Residents

Bringing Joy through Music to South Dakota Nursing Facility Residents

Several residents at Platte Health Care Avera are enjoying the benefits of individualized music playlists thanks to the Music & Memory ® South Dakota program. The program can assist in many areas including decreased use of anti-psychotic medications and depression...

UP Network Webinar Opportunity | Engaging Caregivers as Partners

UP Network Webinar Opportunity | Engaging Caregivers as Partners

Join the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) team as they present ”Engaging Caregivers as Partners.” Engaging Caregivers as Partners Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT Caregivers are unpaid persons who provide support for medical tasks and activities...

Technology Aids in Medication Adherence

Technology Aids in Medication Adherence

The pharmaceutical industry is changing. Changes such as value-based reimbursement, physician shortage, demand for better patient outcomes, rising cost of prescription drugs and the increase in diagnosis of chronic diseases is forcing these changes to occur. It is...

Solutions for Super Utilizers Needed to Reduce Medical Cost Burden

Solutions for Super Utilizers Needed to Reduce Medical Cost Burden

As year-end approaches, employers and every individual approaching retirement age is carefully considering the impact of rising healthcare costs and insurance premiums. Decisions related to lifestyle, employment and even medication or recommended health treatment are...

An Estimated 5.7 Million Individuals Are Suffering

An Estimated 5.7 Million Individuals Are Suffering

  Currently there is an estimated 5.7 million individuals suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia; according to the American Alzheimer's Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the number of Americans living with...