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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...

With Gratitude and Appreciation….We Celebrate You!

With Gratitude and Appreciation….We Celebrate You!

May 6 - 12: National Nurses Week & National Hospital Week A time to celebrate and express our appreciation and admiration for all the nurses in our region as well as all members of our hospital teams National Nurses Week falls on the same days each year, ending on...

A Culture of Patient Safety

A Culture of Patient Safety

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal, April 2018 By: Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care The potential for harm in medical care has been known since Hippocrates.  The principle of patient...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. [symple_button url="https://greatplainsqin.org/neqfregistration/" color="blue" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel=""...

Safe Transitions Across Ambulatory Settings: Toolkit Available

Safe Transitions Across Ambulatory Settings: Toolkit Available

Recent literature suggests that discharging patients who have follow-up appointments already scheduled reduces readmissions. However, successfully scheduling those appointments and effectively preparing patients for them can be problematic. AHRQ’s Safe Transitions...

Steps Forward: Practice Improvement Strategies

Steps Forward: Practice Improvement Strategies

Developed by the American Medical Association, Steps Forward™ is a free, online platform offering education, process improvement initiatives, metrics and tools with the goal of enhancing practice transformation. These modules include case studies and downloadable...

CMS Updates Website to Compare Hospital Quality

CMS Updates Website to Compare Hospital Quality

  CMS updated data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to provide patients, families and stakeholders with the information they need to compare the performance of hospitals where they seek medical care. Along with data on quality measures, CMS...

A Community Hospital Committed to Filling Health Services Gaps

A Community Hospital Committed to Filling Health Services Gaps

  Changing reimbursement models are expanding hospital care beyond the treatment and recovery of individuals, to include a focus on overall population health. Hospitals are being incented to keep community members healthy. Read more about Chadron Community Hospital...

Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery

Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery

AHRQ’s new Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery helps hospitals reduce Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). Based on the experiences of frontline providers in approximately 200 hospitals that participated in a national implementation project and successfully reduced SSIs, the...

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[...]