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The Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions: Free AHRQ Webinar

The Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions: Free AHRQ Webinar

Registration is open for a webinar, hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to discuss how health Information Technology (IT) can improve care transitions for patients with complex conditions. Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 pm CT...

Immunization Registry Helps Providers Call the Shots

Immunization Registry Helps Providers Call the Shots

Convenience and incentives from pharmacy locations in drug and grocery store chains have been helping increase immunization rates. The state immunization registry is a valuable tool for ensuring medical health records are properly updated  for primary care providers...

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

A neighborhood tends to be on high alert when the sirens and lights of an ambulance cross into their boundaries.  A medical emergency becomes personal and first responders are recognized for their ability to quickly assess and react to any number of scenarios from car...

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Healthcare professionals strive every day to provide patients with the most effective, safe and beneficial care possible. The healthcare industry works hard to create the best care delivery within each practice setting and area of responsibility. However, it is when...

Implementing Just Culture Within Indian Health Service

Implementing Just Culture Within Indian Health Service

Organizational leaders must set the standard and, more importantly, demonstrate the behaviors and expectations essential to a safe and transparent culture. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a culture of safety as one “in which healthcare...

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...

Care Management:  A Good Habit for Patient and Provider

Care Management: A Good Habit for Patient and Provider

Good habits are hard to form and bad habits are hard to break. Even with a strong motive, basic lifestyle changes are a challenge for most people. Individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes face the added layer of monitoring blood sugar levels and/or managing...

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...