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Celebrating Impact, Focusing on Collaboration AND Looking Ahead

Celebrating Impact, Focusing on Collaboration AND Looking Ahead

The final National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event, titled ​“Celebrating Impact, Focusing on Collaboration, & Looking Ahead,” will highlight significant outcomes, outstanding innovations and sustainability efforts. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:00 - 3:30...

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...