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Director of Innovation and Health Informatics
The Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) consists of 11 participating health centers, consisting of 70 sites, collectively serving over 98,000 patients. The participating health centers are located in underserved and low-income urban and rural areas across North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The health centers are non-profit, community-driven clinics that provide high-quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
The GPHDN was established in August 2019 and is committed to improving patient access to their health information; heighten data security; improve provider satisfaction; promote interoperability; and support value-based care and contracts.
The GPHDN leadership committee is comprised of a representative from each participating health center. The committee will provide oversight, assure successful implementation and ongoing success of the program. The members will work to build and strengthen GPHDN in a variety of ways:
The GPHDN builds and fosters strong partnerships with national, state, and local stakeholders to advance the mission of participating health centers across the Dakotas and Wyoming. Collaboration, teamwork, and shared goals and results are central to our partnerships and affiliations, supporting our efforts to improving patient access to their health information; heighten data security; improve provider satisfaction; promote interoperability, and support value-based care and contracts.
Ransomware is an old but persistently evolving threat that continues to be on the rise. Today, ransomware is not only seizing patient files and locking up critical communications but also digging deeper into networks and deploying data exfiltration and extortion. With limited resources, health centers are especially vulnerable. To better understand innovative ways to face the challenge of ransomware, organizations need to take the time to be better prepared.
Keeping a step ahead is critical, and how your health care organization protects patient data and manages emergencies is essential to delivering safe, coordinated, high-quality care. This presentation is designed to help put an incident response plan in place with a focus on the new model of ransomware attacks. We will focus on the latest information and awareness to ransomware threats and how they impact health care emergency preparedness.
What You Will Learn:
1. Importance of planning—incident response.
2. Today’s ransomware impact to your health center.
3. Incident response tabletop excise to use and practice at your health center.
4. Training is the key.
5. Looking ahead at cyber security.
Presented by: Shannon Nielson, CURIS Consulting
This three-part series will explain the importance of provider satisfaction, its effect on health center performance, and how to identify and measure provider satisfaction. The webinar series will culminate in a final session at the CHAD in-person conference in September, discussing how to improve satisfaction using health information technology (HIT). Presented by CURIS Consulting, the series will include the process of distributing a survey to providers to evaluate satisfaction and analyze the results of CHAD members and the Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN). The intended audience for this three-part series is c-suite staff, clinical leads, and human resources staff.
Importance of Assessing Provider Satisfaction
June 30, 2021
Identification of Provider Burden
July 21, 2021
In this presentation, attendees will focus on identifying contributing factors and triggers associated with provider burden. The presenter will discuss questions included in the CHAD and GPHDN provider satisfaction survey tool and the process to distribute the survey.
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Measuring Provider Satisfaction
August 25, 2021
In this final webinar, presenters will share how to measure provider satisfaction and how to evaluate the data. The CHAD and GPHDN provider satisfaction survey results will be analyzed and shared with attendees during the presentation.
Health Information Technology (HIT) and Provider Satisfaction
November 17, 2021
Organization Culture and its Contribution to Staff Satisfaction
December 8, 2021
February 18, 2021
In this final session, the group discussed how to gather patient and staff feedback regarding the use of the patient portal and how to use the feedback collected to improve the patient experience. Participants heard from their peers on some of the challenges patients have for accessing their health data and explored ways to enhance patient communication.
December 9, 2020
The Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the Data Aggregation and Analytics System (DAAS) and the process used to determine the recommended population health management (PMH) vendor. The PMH tool will be an essential component of the DAAS, and the recommended vendor, Azara, was available to do a brief demonstration if needed. The target audience was health center staff, including leadership, who may need additional information to help the decision-making process or have any questions on a PMH system or the DAAS. The goal is to have a general discussion on the PMH vendor and provide health centers with the necessary information to make a final decision.
November 19, 2020
During the third session, participants learned how to develop training materials for staff on portal functionality and how to explain the benefits of the portal to patients. This session provided simple, clear talking points and instructions for the patient portal that staff can review with the patient.
October 27, 2020
This session discussed the features of the patient portal available and the impact they can have on the organization. Participants learned how to how to increase the functionality and heard considerations when it comes to the policies and procedures in the health centers.
October 21, 2020
CHAD staff presented a comprehensive overview of the 2019 CHAD and Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) Data Books, providing an overview of the data and graphs that demonstrate trends and comparisons in patient demographics, payor mixes, clinical measures, financial measures, and provider productivity.
September 10, 2020
In this first session, Jillian Maccini of HITEQ educated on the benefits of and how to optimize the patient portal. The patient portal can be used to increase patient engagement, align and assist with other organizational goals, and improve communication with patients. This session also provided ways to incorporate portal use into the health center workflows.
September 3, 2020
The main models are TytoClinic and TytoPro. TytoPro is the model Horizon used for this demonstration. TytoClinic and TytoPro both come with the Tyto device with the exam camera, thermometer, otoscope, stethoscope and tongue depressor. TytoClinic also comes with a O2 sensor, blood pressure cuff, headphones, desktop stand and an iPad.
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August 4, 2020
CURIS Consulting delivered an overview of how the use of a data aggregation and analytic system (DAAS) can support collaborative quality improvement and payment reform efforts in a network environment. This training identified elements to consider when selecting a population health tool along with the risk and return on investment with population health management. The presenter also provided insight into how the data collected via a DAAS can provide future service opportunities for the network.
January 14-16, 2020
Rapid City, South Dakota
The Summit and Strategic Planning Meeting for the Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) in Rapid City, South Dakota featured various national presenters who shared their health center controlled networks (HCCN) success stories and lessons learned along with ways an HCCN can assist Community Health Centers (CHCs) advance their Health Information Technology (HIT) initiatives. Summit topics focused on the GPHDN goals including patient engagement, provider satisfaction, data sharing, data analysis, data-enhanced value, and network and data security.
The strategic planning meeting followed on Wednesday and Thursday, January 15-16. The facilitator-led strategic planning session was an open discussion amongst the GPHDN leaders from the participating health centers and GPHDN staff. The discussion was used to align priorities, identify and allocate needed resources, and develop the goals for the next three years for the network.
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Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas and Wyoming Primary Care Association Awarded Grant to Form Great Plains Data Network
July 26, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD) announces a partnership with the Wyoming Primary Care Association to form the Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN). The GPHDN is a collaboration that will harness the strength of the Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) program to support the technical capacity of some of the most remote and under-resourced health centers in the country. The GPHDN is made possible by a three-year grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), totaling $1.56 million over 3 years. READ MORE…
The GPHDN Summit and Strategic Planning was held from January 14-16 in Rapid City, SD. This is the first time all eleven participating health centers from ND, SD, and WY came together as a network for face-to-face meetings. The Summit portion of the program was meant to be educational and to give participants a vision of what a health center-controlled network (HCCN) could be. Speakers included national leaders who have led successful HCCNs. The keynote speaker presented on collective impact and the power of partnerships and collaboration leading to shared benefits and learning opportunities.
The second part of the meeting was spent on strategic planning. The summit and strategic planning meeting were great opportunities for members to begin collaborating with their network colleagues and develop the future of the GPHDN. The group settled on the following mission for GPHDN:
The mission of Great Plains Health Data Network is to support members through collaboration and shared resources, expertise, and data to improve clinical financial, and operational performance.
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