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Immunizations are Not Just for Children

Immunizations are Not Just for Children

Immunizations not only help your body fight off disease, they help prevent you from spreading them. Though many people associate immunizations with children, as you age many vaccinations wear off and you may need new or booster shots. Based on your age, health...

CMS Announces Updates for Nursing Home Compare

CMS Announces Updates for Nursing Home Compare

Several updates to Nursing Home Compare are noted below: Long-Stay Hospitalization Quality Measure The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to focus on reducing hospitalizations to improve the health and safety of nursing home residents. Over the...

New Leadership Team Rolls Up Sleeves to Exceed Composite Score Goal

New Leadership Team Rolls Up Sleeves to Exceed Composite Score Goal

Nursing homes across the country receive a Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score derived from 13 Long-Stay Quality Measures.  The composite score monitors quality from a systems view and serves a guide to identify areas for quality improvement change. The...

Quality Improvement Toolbox: Tools You Can Use

Quality Improvement Toolbox: Tools You Can Use

Performance improvement is best accomplished by using tried and true techniques. These include the 5 Whys, PDSA cycles, Cause and Effect diagrams, eliminating waste, and more. Looking for a template or a short refresher for your skills? The National Nursing Home...

Celebrating Life’s Stories This National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Celebrating Life’s Stories This National Skilled Nursing Care Week

In skilled nursing care centers across the country, each person has a unique story to tell. That’s why Great Plains QIN is excited that the theme of this year’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, is “Celebrating...

Q&A: Improving Resident Health in Long-Term Care Facilities

Q&A: Improving Resident Health in Long-Term Care Facilities

Great Plains QIN and other Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organizations are working in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the use of antipsychotics in long-term care facilities and improve health outcomes...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. [symple_button url="https://greatplainsqin.org/neqfregistration/" color="blue" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel=""...

Upcoming Events

Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Only 20% of people with opioid use disorder receive treatment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic lists expanding access to treatment as a key area[...]
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Learn how a large system practice and rural clinic practice are using Chronic Care Management Programs to better coordinate care, increase communication to providers, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and ED visits, empower the patient[...]
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Annually thousands of Americans are hospitalized and even die due to vaccine-preventable diseases.  Healthcare workers care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications so it is especially important for them to get[...]
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Would you like to earn the highest MIPS score you can achieve for your practice? Are you selecting the right quality measures? Do you know how well you are performing against the CMS[...]
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Register Now Click here to download the brochure Overview and Purpose: Health and quality of life rely on many community systems and factors, not simply on a well-functioning health and medical care system. Making changes[...]
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Presentation Slide Handout   By attending this event, participants will gain additional knowledge about the IMPACT Act and realize how it will help Long-Term Care (LTC) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) improve quality[...]
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Presentation slide handout Overview and Purpose: Join Peg Gilbert as she reviews the list of top ten common areas for infection prevention improvement and the evidence-based best practices for addressing them.  Participants will[...]