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Q&A: Improving Resident Health in Long-Term Care Facilities

Q&A: Improving Resident Health in Long-Term Care Facilities

Great Plains QIN and other Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organizations are working in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the use of antipsychotics in long-term care facilities and improve health outcomes...

CMS Blue Button: Tool for Healthcare Data Access

CMS Blue Button: Tool for Healthcare Data Access

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is embracing innovation and taking advantage of technology to fuel changes that will lead to better care, smarter spending and a healthier America. That was the key message from the second annual CMS IT Conference...

Five Ways to Increase Disease Prevention Among Men

Five Ways to Increase Disease Prevention Among Men

In honor of Men’s Health Month, we would like to share activities and resources to promote the importance of preventive health care in maintaining optimal health and ensuring early detection. Listed below are 5 ways to increase disease prevention. 1. Annual Wellness...

Takeaways from the Healthy Aging Summit

The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit took place on July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Summit explored the many ways researchers, providers and stakeholder organizations are encouraging healthy lifestyles and improving the delivery of preventive services to help older...

March 2015 Issue of QIO News Now Available

In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2015), QIO News has dedicated its entire March issue to this important topic, which spans from “A” (Adverse Drug Events) to “Z” (Zero Preventable Harm). There are multiple articles within; a few of those...

Great Plains QIN Announces New IDIQ Director

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network announces the selection and appointment of Ryan Sailor, MBA as the IDIQ Director for Great Plains QIN, succeeding Greg Schieke with his retirement on January 30. Ryan began in this capacity effective February 1. Ryan comes to...

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Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Register Now Improving care for people with multiple chronic conditions that are often complicated by patients’ limited ability to care for themselves independently and by their complex social needs will help improve the performance of[...]
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of[...]
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Register Now Detailed registration brochure  Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a[...]
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Geneva Senior Center
Join us for a FREE workshop on June 6th to learn about managing diabetes. This workshop will focus on; Managing Blood Sugars, Eating Healthy, Exercising, Coping with Diabetes Managing Medications and Preventing Complications. Each session[...]
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity,[...]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register Now Learn the recommended techniques for taking blood pressure (BP). Evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health. As a standard part of many physicians’ office workflows, measuring blood pressure may seem[...]