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Impacting Patient Experience: Positive Impressions for Positive Outcomes

Impacting Patient Experience: Positive Impressions for Positive Outcomes

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 may...

November 15 | Great American Smokeout®

November 15 | Great American Smokeout®

  Great American Smokeout ®  |  November 15, 2018 For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy,...

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...

Million Hearts Cardiac Rehab Change Packet – Now Available

Million Hearts Cardiac Rehab Change Packet – Now Available

The Million Hearts®/AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package is now live! This Change Package is a compilation of care processes and strategies to improve Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) referral, enrollment and participation and adherence. Strong evidence shows the...

Make Your Promise: #worldheartday

Make Your Promise: #worldheartday

The World Heart Federation (WHF) recognizes World Heart Day on September 29 to increase awareness about heart disease and stroke, the world’s leading causes of death, which claims 17.3 million lives each year. The observance promotes preventive measures that reduce...

2017 Progress Report: Putting Patients at the Core

2017 Progress Report: Putting Patients at the Core

As a valued partner in our quality improvement activities, we are pleased to share with you the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2017 Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Progress Report, which highlights how Quality Innovation...

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...

Learn the Recommended Techniques for Taking Blood Pressure

Learn the Recommended Techniques for Taking Blood Pressure

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke—about 795,000 per year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults....

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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[...]
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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[...]