Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

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Four States

The Great Plains QIN was established to carry out the work of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program within Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. We offer technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources for healthcare organizations and Medicare consumers.

One Commitment

Great Plains QIN aims to achieve better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs. Each organization will continue their focus on improving care in conjunction with state partners, while pooling resources and common elements into an organization that can best serve the needs of healthcare providers and Medicare consumers across the region.

Deaths Caused by Heart-Related Conditions Rising in the United States

Deaths Caused by Heart-Related Conditions Rising in the United States

Medical News Today recently reported that the total deaths in the United States for cardiometabolic disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure, have been rising since 2011, according to a study published in JAMA. Researchers said...

Sepsis Coordinator Network: Best Practices, Resources and Guidance

Sepsis Coordinator Network: Best Practices, Resources and Guidance

The Sepsis Coordinator Network (SCN) is a community created by Sepsis Alliance to provide sepsis best practice resources and guidance to sepsis coordinators and all health professionals across the country. The SCN is led by a team of expert leaders in the field of...

CMS Public Meeting Announcement and Invitation: SUPPORT Act

CMS Public Meeting Announcement and Invitation: SUPPORT Act

Register to join CMS for a public meeting on the development of an Action Plan to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Enhance Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (SUPPORT Act). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responding to the opioid epidemic by...

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

A neighborhood tends to be on high alert when the sirens and lights of an ambulance cross into their boundaries.  A medical emergency becomes personal and first responders are recognized for their ability to quickly assess and react to any number of scenarios from car...

First Statewide Survey for Nebraska Community Health Workers

First Statewide Survey for Nebraska Community Health Workers

The Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) in the College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is conducting the first statewide assessment of the Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce in Nebraska. This assessment will...

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Learn More about Reporting Requirements for Query of PDMP Bonus Measure for 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program In 2019, the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) finalized a new measure...

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Healthcare professionals strive every day to provide patients with the most effective, safe and beneficial care possible. The healthcare industry works hard to create the best care delivery within each practice setting and area of responsibility. However, it is when...

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...

Learning and Action Network

We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.