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North Dakota Communities Receive Grants to Further Activity and Wellness

North Dakota Communities Receive Grants to Further Activity and Wellness

A number of North Dakota communities received 2020-2021 grants from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to serve and show benefit to North Dakotans and their health needs while raising...

Tobacco Use: VA Policies, QUIT Assistance and Vaping Related Illness

Tobacco Use: VA Policies, QUIT Assistance and Vaping Related Illness

Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing two new policies eliminating smoking on the grounds of healthcare facilities by patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors, vendors and employees. The policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes (including electronic and...

Deaths Caused by Heart-Related Conditions Rising in the United States

Deaths Caused by Heart-Related Conditions Rising in the United States

Medical News Today recently reported that the total deaths in the United States for cardiometabolic disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure, have been rising since 2011, according to a study published in JAMA. Researchers said...

Patient Safety and Engagement

Patient Safety and Engagement

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal August 2019 issue. Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Health care is a complex, adaptive system where people, processes and technology intersect in a work...

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 &...

June 6th is “What Matters to You? #WMTY19

June 6th is “What Matters to You? #WMTY19

June 6th is “What Matters to You?” Day Inspired by the question posed in a 2012 New England Journal of Medicine article by Dr. Michael Barry and Susan Edgman-Levitan, 'What Matters to You' is a day for medical professions to build relationships with patients and staff...

Patients Can Take Charge of Their Blood Pressure through Self Monitoring

Patients Can Take Charge of Their Blood Pressure through Self Monitoring

Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure, and of these, almost half (45.6%) are not controlled. High blood pressure contributes to major health conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, diabetes and other health...

Moderating Lifestyle to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Moderating Lifestyle to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

When speaking with your patients about how to decrease their risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, lifestyle changes are an important aspect but can be difficult to tackle. One place to start is the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7: encouraging...

Stroke and the Importance of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Stroke and the Importance of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States....

Upcoming Events

Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly[...]
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Free
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This interactive session will allow participants to test their knowledge about medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults. Attendees will learn about polypharmacy as well as the associated risks. Get Registered   Objectives 1.[...]
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]