Network Update 13: 4/5/2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012*

CCNC in the News

  • Medical Home savings. A recent article in Managed Care magazine debates studies on savings from patient-centered medical homes. You can read it either in the online publication or the digital publication.
  • Chronic Pain Initiative gets noticed. Recent items concerning CPI include Becker’s ASC Review and communications of the North Carolina Medical Society.
  • CCNC in the NC Medical Journal. The January/February issue of the NCMJ focuses on Care Transitions and includes articles from a number of CCNC authors, including Troy Trygstad, Annette DuBard, Jennifer Cockerham and Carlos Jackson. You can view the Table of Contents for links to specific articles or download the full issue.

Case Management Information System (CMIS) enhancements go live. CMIS 6.3.1 is now online! The new version makes a number of enhanced functions available, including: a new process for referral forms to support the Chronic Pain Initiative; a new risk screening tool and state reporting for the Pregnancy Medical Home program; caseload and state-level reports for the CC4C program: script changes, a “resources” tab and enhanced reporting for the Call Center program; updated disease management functionality for the Self-Management Tool and a variety of other general enhancements. For additional details, see this summary of the new features.

Update on Pregnancy Medical Home. If you’re following the process of the Pregnancy Medical Home project, check out the program newsletter.  Participating practices now number more than 300! Please note that the PMH screening tools have been updated and are available on the PMH homepage.

CCNC presents. CCNC Privacy Officer Frances Bethea will speak at the 62nd Annual North Carolina Health Information Management Association on May 2nd, 2012. The presentation is titled “The Domino Effect of HITECH in Employment; Non-Traditional Roles in Health Information Management. The event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Available online are the event invitation, online registration and the tentative agenda.

Welcome new faces. Please welcome two new additions to the CNCC family. Software engineer Greg Rojas and NET developer Adam Faulkner join CCNC effective Monday, April 9. Welcome to Greg to Adam!

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*Due to tomorrow’s Good Friday holiday, Update is publishing a day early.