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CDC WebEx Opportunity: Enhanced Barrier Precautions

CDC WebEx Opportunity: Enhanced Barrier Precautions

Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT The CDC has announced a webinar on Enhanced Barrier Precautions. This program provides...

Invitation – Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences

Ongoing Efforts to Combat C. diff in Long-Term Care Settings

Angel Davis [pictured] is a registered nurse and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ subject matter expert for the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program’s long-term care work. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Quality Innovation...

Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll

Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll

We are pleased to announce the Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll Great Plains QIN wants to recognize nursing homes that have participated in the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative efforts to improve care and applaud those who received this...

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...

Bringing Joy through Music to South Dakota Nursing Facility Residents

Bringing Joy through Music to South Dakota Nursing Facility Residents

Several residents at Platte Health Care Avera are enjoying the benefits of individualized music playlists thanks to the Music & Memory ® South Dakota program. The program can assist in many areas including decreased use of anti-psychotic medications and depression...

CMS ACO Care Coordination Toolkit

CMS ACO Care Coordination Toolkit

CMS is developing a series of toolkits that explore different aspects of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) operations; the first in the series was released April 10, 2019. The toolkit series aims to educate the public about strategies used by ACOs to provide...