Nursing Home Quality

Better Together.
We are partnering with and supporting nursing homes across our region to implement quality improvement strategies to achieve overall better care, lowered healthcare costs and better health outcomes.

Specifically, we are partnering 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 have access to expertise and technical assistance from our team.  Best practices, data, tools and trainings are available to support nursing homes in achieving set quality improvement aims. We identify and facilitate educational opportunities and peer networking while utilizing data as a driver for change.

Thursday’s Boost

The Great Plains QIN team will provide updates, guidance, resources and education on topics pertinent for nursing homes, including infection prevention, NHSN reporting, CMS-initiatives and partner updates. An office hours format will follow for you to ask questions of our team and your nursing home peers. Each Boost With Your QIO will be 30 minutes, and you only need to register one time. Click here to register.


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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.