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Mastering the Process is at the Heart of Quality Improvement

Mastering the Process is at the Heart of Quality Improvement

Change is a process. Those who manage change that leads to quality improvement have mastered the steps and embraced the tools to identify and address obstacles and challenges effectively. Healthcare is one of many industries requiring continual quality improvement...

Prescription for Health Tool Available

Prescription for Health Tool Available

Great Plains QIN is partnering with communities throughout the region to unite stakeholders, consumers and healthcare providers to improve communication and care coordination – resulting in reduced hospital admissions, readmissions and medication harm. A team at Great...

Taking Back Control: Diabetes Management Begins at Home

Taking Back Control: Diabetes Management Begins at Home

  As one of the most common chronic diseases, diabetes is an everyday reality for an estimated 23.1 million people in the United States. While healthcare professionals provide regular monitoring, the majority of care and disease management is a result of...

Impacts of Living Longer in South Dakota

Impacts of Living Longer in South Dakota

The South Dakota State University Extension recently released 'A Profile of Older South Dakotans' authored by Gerontology Field Specialist, Leacey Brown. The document is a broad overview of social indicators from marital status to health insurance coverage and...

Prediabetes…the Ticking Time Bomb

Prediabetes…the Ticking Time Bomb

  One in 3 adults in the United States—approximately 84 million—has prediabetes (a blood glucose level that is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes with a fasting blood glucose of 100–125 mg/dL). Of those, 90% don’t know they have...

Know Diabetes by Heart™ National Initiative

Know Diabetes by Heart™ National Initiative

Last week the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association launched the Know Diabetes by Heart™ initiative. The goal is to raise awareness about the increased risk for cardiovascular disease for patients with type 2 diabetes. The initiative will...

Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Although glucose is an important source of energy for the body’s cells, too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage...

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