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Unintended Harm from Exposure to Common Viruses

Unintended Harm from Exposure to Common Viruses

A simple touch or a laugh can be enough to spread an infectious disease and trigger a major health crisis. Exposure to common viruses is unavoidable and vaccination is the strongest form of protection for every age.  While previously common childhood diseases have...

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 &...

PATH Aims to Improve Care Transitions within IHS Facilities

PATH Aims to Improve Care Transitions within IHS Facilities

In collaboration with the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) project work is supporting improvement efforts with care transitions for certified hospitals providing...

Just Culture Impacts Risk Management

Just Culture Impacts Risk Management

  Just Culture is a clear and easy-to-use healthcare quality tool used to manage risk and prevent adverse events.   Leaders use the system to determine if an action was a simple human error, a risky choice or a reckless choice and how that behavior or choice...

Celebrating Healthcare Professionals

Celebrating Healthcare Professionals

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team would like to celebrate the incredible people that you are, your incredible coworkers (including our own) and the places where you work!  Thank you for all you do to contribute to your profession, your communities and...

Patient Experience Week: Celebrating Employee Impact

Patient Experience Week: Celebrating Employee Impact

Healthcare is personal.  Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare professionals at every stage of care can impact positive health outcomes.  Long waits, big words and confusing bills...