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The  Flu Does Not Discriminate

The Flu Does Not Discriminate

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu or flu-related complications last winter, according to estimates from the CDC.  The flu does not discriminate, it can be dangerous for anyone. Charlie Hinderliter wasn't opposed to the flu shot. He didn't have a problem...

PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor Mobile App for Vaccine Providers

PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor Mobile App for Vaccine Providers

The PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app helps vaccination providers quickly and easily determine which pneumococcal vaccines a patient needs and when. The app incorporates recommendations for all ages so physicians, family physicians, pediatricians and pharmacists alike...

How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients

How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients

WebEx Opportunity - #HowIRecommend Flu Vaccine December 12, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT Every year, large numbers of Americans get sick and die as a result of seasonal flu. Yet, many patients may underestimate flu's severity or their own susceptibility to catching it...

It’s That Time of Year Again

It’s That Time of Year Again

 It’s that time of year again — FLU season.As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Remind your patients to get a flu vaccine now if they have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.Support National Influenza...

Influenza; Older Adult Patients are at Greater Risk

Influenza; Older Adult Patients are at Greater Risk

  Influenza is a highly infectious viral illness. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Adults age 65 years and older are at greater risk of severe complications from influenza, due to their increased likelihood of having chronic...

#FightFlu Digital Campaign Toolkit

#FightFlu Digital Campaign Toolkit

CDC’s 2018-2019 Flu Campaign Toolkit As you gear up for the 2018 - 2019 flu season, be sure to check out CDC’s Campaign Toolkit The toolkit includes social media content, posters, website assets and important events. What is new this flu season? • Flu vaccines have...

Getting Out Into the Community….

Getting Out Into the Community….

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska team attended the PATCH (Planned Approach to Community Health) Health Fair in Norfolk, Nebraska in mid-September. "Our goal was to connect with and engage fair attendees to educate and improve their knowledge of...

It’s Flu Vaccination Season!

It’s Flu Vaccination Season!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) hosted  their annual press conference to kickoff flu vaccination season last week. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October before...

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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[...]