The resource guide describes a general quality improvement approach that is easily adaptable to any QI effort in any type of organization. It provides key resources that explain what QI is and information and tools to assist with implementing QI strategies.

While many of the examples within the guide are related to cardiovascular disease, the quality improvement process can be applied to any process or condition where improvements are needed. This resource guide was created through a partnership between the South Dakota Department of Health and the South Dakota Cardiovascular Collaborative.

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Quality Improvement Webinar Series

The Quality Improvement Webinar Series includes four trainings around quality improvement. Webinar topics include the basics of QI, the impact of QI on population health, and how QI can be implemented in rural areas.

Whether you're a healthcare professional or simply interested in learning more about QI, these webinars provide valuable insights and tools to help you improve the quality of care you provide. Below are descriptions of each webinar, along with links to access them.

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This webinar showcases the new South Dakota Quality Improvement Toolkit created in partnership with the Cardiovascular Collaborative and demonstrates how to use it to access helpful, South Dakota-specific resources for quality improvement.

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This webinar gives an overview of how payers perceive quality improvement (QI) efforts and how it impacts reimbursements. It also discusses the importance of different QI initiatives and how QI can impact the bottom line for organizations fiscally. The webinar is presented by Kathi Mueller from the South Dakota Department of Social Services and Dr. Preston Renshaw, Chief Medical Officer for Avera Health Plans and Dakotacare.

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This webinar discusses the basics of QI, what it is, and how it is used. It also discusses quality improvement and its impact on population health. The webinar is presented by Holly Arends from the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care and Patti Brooks from Avera Health Plans.

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This webinar allows us to hear from practitioners in the field as we present case studies of how quality improvement has been used in rural settings, examining the successes and challenges.

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