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What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know

What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and...

Influenza Vaccination Data Reporting for Long-Term Care Facilities

Influenza Vaccination Data Reporting for Long-Term Care Facilities

Flu season is here and that means we all need to take the necessary precautions to make sure we stay healthy. The National Healthcare Safety Network offers two new features for long-term care facilities to track weekly influenza vaccination data beginning with the...

Fall Risk Assessment Slipping Through the Cracks

Fall Risk Assessment Slipping Through the Cracks

As the temperatures drop, the risk of a fall increases. Slippery driveways, cluttered entries and lack of handrails are just a few of the home hazards contributing to fall-related injuries and even death for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Huddle Recording Available: Medication DePrescribing in Older Adults

Huddle Recording Available: Medication DePrescribing in Older Adults

Access to geriatric care improves the quality of life for patients and residents in our communities. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the University of North Dakota to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and...

Mental Health Symptom Reporting Triples as COVID-19 Persists

Mental Health Symptom Reporting Triples as COVID-19 Persists

Those with symptoms of COVID-19 may receive a nasal or throat swab test to confirm a diagnosis. For the growing number of Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders, diagnosis is a far more complex process. According to a recent study from the...

Nursing Home COVID-19 Training – Three Ways!

Nursing Home COVID-19 Training – Three Ways!

For maximum flexibility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now offers three online, self-paced options for COVID-19 infection control training for nursing homes. While completion of any of these trainings is no longer tied to Coronavirus Aid,...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [September 2020]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [September 2020]

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Safer Together: National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety 

Safer Together: National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety 

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has released a new report to guide advances towards reduced harm and safer care throughout the healthcare system. The report, developed by the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, consists of 17 recommendations to...

Upcoming Events

Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm
COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls – Nurses CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best[...]