Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

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Quality Experts

Our team of subject matter experts offers technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources for healthcare organizations and Medicare consumers. We look forward to serving as your quality improvement expert, partner and resource in the journey towards improvement.

Our Commitment

We aim to achieve better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs. Our team works 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.

Consensus-Based Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals

Consensus-Based Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has published the 2020-2021 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals (TMSBP).  The updated list includes new best practices on opioid prescribing and on the risks related to the 'override' feature with...

COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

March 5, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued three new Quality, Safety and Oversight memos about COVID-19 - two apply to nursing homes and a third to hospitals that are listed below. We strongly encourage you to review. QSO...

CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

March 4, 2020 - CMS calls on all healthcare providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing several...

New Toolkits Available to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes 

New Toolkits Available to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes 

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two toolkits to help with safety and quality in nursing homes.    Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit – Consists of several component, including a nurse handbook, leadership...

Eliminating Medication Overload: Lown Institute Action Plan

Eliminating Medication Overload: Lown Institute Action Plan

Every day, 750 older Americans are hospitalized due to serious side effects from one or more medications. The odds of experiencing a serious adverse reaction to a medication increases 7 to 10 percent with each additional drug—yet today, more than 40 percent of older...

National Drug Control Strategy – Addressing the ‘Treatment Gap’

National Drug Control Strategy – Addressing the ‘Treatment Gap’

In 2018, an estimated 21.2 million Americans, aged 12 and older, needed treatment for a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), but only 3.7 million received any kind of treatment and only 2.4 million received treatment at a specialty facility - a disparity known as the...

Announcement: CMS Quality Award

Announcement: CMS Quality Award

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Selected as a Recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order I Award under the 12th Statement of Work On November, 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Great Plains Quality Innovation...

Quality Care Coalition

Join our mission to make healthcare in your organization and community better. We are looking for committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to partner with us. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be change makers. Join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition today.