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.

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.

Implementing Just Culture Within Indian Health Service

Implementing Just Culture Within Indian Health Service

Organizational leaders must set the standard and, more importantly, demonstrate the behaviors and expectations essential to a safe and transparent culture. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a culture of safety as one “in which healthcare...

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx Pain management and opioid oversight: Ensuring quality, safety and compliance The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety is hosting a WebEx on the timely topic of antibiotic stewardship and pain management; focusing...

Team Member Reflections: Joy and Satisfaction

Team Member Reflections: Joy and Satisfaction

As you may know, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is part of the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). At this time, CMS is working to identify priority areas for the QIO program...

Patient Safety and Engagement

Patient Safety and Engagement

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal August 2019 issue. Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Health care is a complex, adaptive system where people, processes and technology intersect in a work...

Team Member Reflections: Successful Initiatives

Team Member Reflections: Successful Initiatives

As you may have heard, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is part of the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). At this time, CMS is working to identify priority areas for the QIO...

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990

United States drug overdose deaths last year dropped for the first time in nearly 2 decades, federal health officials reported. Access the National Center for Health Statistics Vital Statistics Rapid Release report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

CMS Advances MyHealthEData with New Pilot to Support Clinicians

CMS Advances MyHealthEData with New Pilot to Support Clinicians

Pilot program gives clinicians direct access to claims data, putting patients over paperwork and at the center of their care. Earlier today, at the White House Blue Button Developers Conference (BBDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced...

Opioid Guardianship: A Blueprint for Change

Opioid Guardianship: A Blueprint for Change

Data-Driven Opioid Guardianship: A Health Care System's Blueprint for Change Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. In 2016, over 214 million prescriptions were written for opioids. On average,...

Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

Pain management and opioid oversight: Ensuring quality, safety and compliance The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety is hosting a WebEx on the timely topic of antibiotic stewardship and pain management; focusing on implementation, policies and prescribing...

Quality Care Coalition

We are getting ready to launch the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition in a community near you. 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. Sign up to receive more information. Recruitment materials will be sent soon.