For questions regarding the GPHDN:

Kyle Mertens
Health Information and Data Analytics Manager
kyle@communityhealthcare.net

For questions regarding the GPHDN:

Becky Wahl
Director of Innovation and Health Informatics
becky@communityhealthcare.net

GPHDN

Great Plains
Health Data Network

The Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) is a partnership with the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD), the primary care association for North Dakota and South Dakota, and the Wyoming Primary Care Association (WYPCA). The GPDHN collaboration 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.

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OUR MISSION

The mission of Great Plains Health Data Network is to support its members through collaboration and shared resources, expertise, and data to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance.

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: 

  • Ensure GPHDN is in compliance with grant requirements;
  • Share their perspective in areas of expertise and provide assistance to supporting participating health centers;
  • Support staff to maximize effectiveness and achievement of GPHDN goals and outcomes;  
  • Provide strategic guidance on future direction of GPHDN, as funding opportunities evolve;  
  • Monitor progress of the GPHDN; and,  
  • Report program and financial status to the Board. 
Chastity Dolbec
Committee Member
Coal Country Community Health Center
www.coalcountryhealth.com

Amanda Ferguson
Committee Member
Community Health Center of the Black Hills
www.chcbh.com

Kaylin Frappier
Committee Member
Family Health Care
www.famhealthcare.org

Scott Weatherill
Committee Chair
Horizon Health Care, Inc
www.horizonhealthcare.org

David Aas
Committee Member
Northland Health Centers
www.northlandchc.org

David Squires
Committee Member
Northland Community Health Centers
www.wyhealthworks.org

Tim Buchin
Committee Member
Spectra Health
www.spectrahealth.org

Scott Cheney
Committee Member
Crossroads
www.calc.net/crossroads

Amy Richardson
Committee Member
Falls Community Health
www.siouxfalls.org

April Gindulis
Committee Member
Community Health Center of Central WY
www.chccw.org

Collette Mild
Committee Member
Heritage Health Center
www.heritagehealthcenter.org

Will Weiser
Committee Member
Heritage Health Center
www.heritagehealthcenter.org

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.

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Upcoming Events

Patients First: PRAPARE Webinar Series

Patients First: How Health Centers Can Identify Socioeconomic Needs And Implement PRAPARE

Presented By Albert Ayson, Jr. & Joe Lee, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

October 2020 – March 2021

The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a national effort to help health centers and other providers collect and apply the data they need better to understand their patients’ social determinants of health, transform care to meet the needs of their patients, and ultimately improve health and reduce costs. The PRAPARE approach is especially valuable in light of COVID-19 because many social support and economic resources (including jobs) have been threatened or lost, and these changes are likely to impact patients’ overall health.

This collaborative learning series, presented by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), will include coaching calls and guidance on the modularized toolkit. October sessions will assist in identifying and preparing health center teams to assess their readiness to implement a new data collection initiative on socioeconomic needs and circumstances. Following these two sessions, the series will move into coaching calls with each health center team and continue into 2021 with guided implementation of the PRAPARE toolkit. Each session will include a 15-minute study hall and a log-in period in the beginning and an optional 15-minute window at the end for office hours and additional Q & A.

See individual session details below.

Click here to register for the Learning Collaborative.

Virtual Kickoff Training – Getting Started with PRAPARE
October 1, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CT

In this kickoff training, participants will receive an orientation to the PRAPARE Academy and readiness assessments. The speakers will share tips, tools, and tricks for beginning and sustaining data collection on social determinants of health (SDOH).

Virtual Learning Collaborative – Session #1 | Strategies to Support PRAPARE Implementation
October 22, 2020 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CT

The virtual learning collaborative will begin with a reorientation to the PRAPARE Academy and readiness assessments. The speakers discuss the importance of understanding SDOH and PRAPARE.

Virtual Learning Collaborative – Session #2 |Messaging and Engaging Key Stakeholders Around PRAPARE
January 14, 2021 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CT

In the second session of the learning collaborative, the speakers will discuss how to message PRAPARE to excite and engage stakeholders. Participants will strategize implementation plans and develop workplans and coaching models. The group will assess current staffing roles, workflows, and EHR platforms.

Virtual Learning Collaborative – Session #2 |Messaging and Engaging Key Stakeholders Around PRAPARE
January 14, 2021 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CT

In the second session of the learning collaborative, the speakers will discuss how to message PRAPARE to excite and engage stakeholders. Participants will strategize implementation plans and develop workplans and coaching models. The group will assess current staffing roles, workflows, and EHR platforms.

Virtual Learning Collaborative – Session #3 | Supporting PRAPARE Implementation Strategies: Workflows and Communication Techniques to Collect and Use PRAPARE Data
February 4, 2021 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CT

The learning collaborative continues in session three with the development of workflow models for collecting PRAPARE data and selecting populations of focus. The presenters will share quality improvement strategies.

Virtual Learning Collaborative – Session #4 | Supporting PRAPARE Implementation Strategies: Workflows and Communication Techniques to Collect and Use PRAPARE Data (continued)
February 25, 2021 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CT

The fourth session of the learning collaborative will focus on communication techniques for collecting PRAPARE data, including empathetic inquiry and other patient-centered approaches. The presenters will discuss practicing cultural humility in community health.

Virtual Harvest Meeting – Lessons Learned & Next Steps
March 18, 2021 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT/ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CT

In this final session, the group will harvest best practices and early lessons learned. Participants will be able to share this information with their PCA and other health centers to further support PRAPARE implementation in a local, state, and regional context.

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Resources

Patient Portal Optimization Peer Learning Series - Patient and Staff Feedback

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.

Click here for recording.
Click here for powerpoint.

Data Aggregation, Analytics System and Pop Health Management Review

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.

Click here for recording

Patient Portal Optimization Peer Learning Series - Patient Portal Training Recommendations

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.

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Patient Portal Optimization Peer Learning Series - Patient Portal Functionality

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.

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CHAD 2019 UDS Data Books Presentation

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.

Click here for recording and GPHDN Data Book.

Patient Portal Optimization Peer Learning Series - Patient Portal Optimization

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.

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Horizon TytoCare Demo

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.

Click here for recording

Data-titude: Using Data to Transform Healthcare

August 4, 2020
Webinar

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.

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GPHDN Summit and Strategic Planning Meeting

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.

Click here for resources
Click here for 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

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Media Center

Welcome to the GPHDN Media Center! Here you will find the latest news and information about the GPHDN and the participating health centers. News releases, newsletters, a photo gallery are all available to tell the most up-to-date announcements and activities. There are a lot of important things going on at GPHDN and across Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota, so be sure to check
back often or sign up to receive our newsletter and releases.

Great Plains Health Data Network 

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…

GPHDN Summit and Strategic Planning
January 14-16

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.