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Celebrating the 41st Annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week

Celebrating the 41st Annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week

June 14 - 21, 2018 is National Nursing Assistant's Week Nursing assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care and each nursing assistant is called to create an environment of caring for the elder and the worker as well. This week provides an...

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...

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...

Upcoming Events

Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Submit Presentation Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 16th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. Do you have valuable healthcare knowledge that could help your peers navigate the[...]
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Northeast Community College; Norfolk, Nebraska
          How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices? How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients? Want to learn more?[...]
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center – Suites F & G
  Join national sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson as he facilitates learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the use[...]
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?[...]
Mar 21 @ 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?[...]
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare professionals at every[...]
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Emergency medical services personnel care for a substantial and increasing number of patients with sepsis. Rapid diagnosis and intervention for severe sepsis and septic shock is critical for appropriate treatment. This webinar will[...]
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care.  It has been found that nurses are generally not comfortable with microbiology reports.  Join us[...]
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now CMS recently published the final rule that provides updates to the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models. Policy changes include expanding the[...]