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.

CDC WebEx Opportunity: Enhanced Barrier Precautions

CDC WebEx Opportunity: Enhanced Barrier Precautions

Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT The CDC has announced a webinar on Enhanced Barrier Precautions. This program provides...

October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

it is time to start preparing for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans...

The Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions: Free AHRQ Webinar

The Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions: Free AHRQ Webinar

Registration is open for a webinar, hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to discuss how health Information Technology (IT) can improve care transitions for patients with complex conditions. Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 pm CT...

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month

Prescription opioids can be an effective form of pain management, but they are not always the only option. It is important to understand the potential benefits and risks before you begin taking medications. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is...

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...

Patient Reminder: Continue to Guard Your Card!

Patient Reminder: Continue to Guard Your Card!

As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, people with Medicare can help protect themselves and the Medicare program from healthcare fraud As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, the Trump Administration through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is...

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Nikki Medalen, MS, BSN, APHN-BC; Quality Improvement Specialist in North Dakota, has been instrumental in increasing awareness of sepsis and the symptoms for early recognition. As an EMT who volunteers in her own rural community,...

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.