Nursing Home Quality

Better Together.

We look forward to partnering with and supporting nursing homes across our region over the next five years. We will work together to implement quality improvement strategies to achieve overall better care, lowered healthcare costs and better health outcomes.

Specifically, we will partner with nursing homes to:

  • Improve the Five Star Quality Domain Score Rating that includes 15 quality measures
  • Reduce adverse drug events with a focus on anticoagulants, diabetic agents, opioids and antipsychotic medications
  • Increase resident safety
  • Reduce healthcare acquired infections and conditions
  • Improve appropriate and quality care transitions with an emphasis on the reduction of emergency department visits and readmissions

We will meet nursing homes where they are at in their quality improvement journey. Participating homes will have access to expertise and technical assistance from our team.  Best practices, data, tools and trainings will be available to support nursing homes in achieving set quality improvement aims. We will identify and facilitate educational opportunities and peer networking while utilizing data as a driver for change.

Nursing Home Quality Measure Video Series

Short videos to aid in understanding the CASPER report and each of the Nursing Home Quality Measures that comprise the Quality Five-Star Rating.
Nursing Home Quality News

Great Plains QIN Nursing Home Nuts & Bolts Newsletters 
We will post the most recent Nuts & Bolts newsletters on this page. If you would like a copy of a previous issue, contact Keri McDermott, Communications Director, at


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C.diff Reduction & Antibiotic Stewardship

Connecting the Dots – Antibiotic Stewardship, Immunization, Sepsis
Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship Modules
Toolkit 1. Suspected UTI SBAR Toolkit (AHRQ)

The MN Department of Health 

C. diff Tools:

GPQIN Decision Tree for Diarrhea Management

Healthcare Providers:

CDC tools: Visit CDC’s C. diff website to learn more

Quality Measure Video Series
Trauma Informed Care
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Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.