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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...

More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

Can’t find your car keys?  Forgot why you walked into a room? Realized too late you were supposed to meet a friend or colleague?  Most everyone has experienced these moments of memory lapse, especially during the back-to-school season when routines are altered and...

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Proper training and education is key to ensuring accurate results as Kelly Haug, RN, Community Home Health, Onaga, KS, witnessed firsthand when abstracting data for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Haug noticed missing and abnormal blood pressure...

Celebrating the 41st Annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week

Celebrating the 41st Annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week

June 14 - 21, 2018 is National Nursing Assistant's Week Nursing assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care and each nursing assistant is called to create an environment of caring for the elder and the worker as well. This week provides an...

Celebrating Life’s Stories This National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Celebrating Life’s Stories This National Skilled Nursing Care Week

In skilled nursing care centers across the country, each person has a unique story to tell. That’s why Great Plains QIN is excited that the theme of this year’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, is “Celebrating...

New! Wound Management Best Practice Intervention Package

New! Wound Management Best Practice Intervention Package

The brand new Home Health Quality Improvement’s (HHQI) Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available.The Wound BPIP brings together evidence-based practices from leading expert organizations, such as the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN);...

Upcoming Events

Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Submit Presentation Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 16th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. Do you have valuable healthcare knowledge that could help your peers navigate the[...]
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Northeast Community College; Norfolk, Nebraska
          How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices? How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients? Want to learn more?[...]
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center – Suites F & G
  Join national sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson as he facilitates learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the use[...]
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?[...]
Mar 21 @ 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?[...]
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare professionals at every[...]
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Emergency medical services personnel care for a substantial and increasing number of patients with sepsis. Rapid diagnosis and intervention for severe sepsis and septic shock is critical for appropriate treatment. This webinar will[...]
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care.  It has been found that nurses are generally not comfortable with microbiology reports.  Join us[...]
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now CMS recently published the final rule that provides updates to the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models. Policy changes include expanding the[...]