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Vaccines are Everybody’s Business

Vaccines are Everybody’s Business

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) International Infection Prevention Week is October 13 - 19, 2019 With measles cases now numbering more than 1,200 and spreading nationwide, protecting our “herd” through vaccination is more important than ever before. In...

Cough Drops and Flu Shots Signal New Season

Cough Drops and Flu Shots Signal New Season

The swimming pool has been traded for the football field and the cooler temperatures signal the start of the next season: cold and flu season. When stocking up on cough drops and decongestant at the local food or drug store, individuals also have the opportunity to...

Prepare Your Practices for Flu Season!

Prepare Your Practices for Flu Season!

As a healthcare professional, your strong recommendation is a critical factor that affects whether your patients get an influenza vaccine. Most adults believe vaccines are important, but they need a reminder from you to get vaccinated. It is necessary for some...

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...

Unintended Harm from Exposure to Common Viruses

Unintended Harm from Exposure to Common Viruses

A simple touch or a laugh can be enough to spread an infectious disease and trigger a major health crisis. Exposure to common viruses is unavoidable and vaccination is the strongest form of protection for every age.  While previously common childhood diseases have...

Influenza Vaccination for the Healthcare Community

Influenza Vaccination for the Healthcare Community

Healthcare workers can reduce or eliminate the spread of contagious diseases simply by being vaccinated. Healthcare providers are at risk for exposure to serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. Therefore, it is critical to stay current with the appropriate vaccines for...

Did You Know There are Two Pneumonia Vaccines?

Did You Know There are Two Pneumonia Vaccines?

Did you know there are two pneumonia vaccines? Pneumococcal vaccines help prevent infections caused by Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. In older adults, this disease can cause serious illness or even death. Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease kills...

Are Your Immunization Records Up to Date?

Are Your Immunization Records Up to Date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare providers to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. During NIAM, Great Plains Quality Innovation...

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Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly[...]
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Free
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This interactive session will allow participants to test their knowledge about medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults. Attendees will learn about polypharmacy as well as the associated risks. Get Registered   Objectives 1.[...]
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]