Network Update 24: 9/28/2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

CCNC In the News

  • CCNC’s success in population health management in rural settings was touted in a recent national publication of the PCMH Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
  • An article in the online publication of the American Academy of Family Practice calls CCNC “one of the most potent examples of how a primary care-based delivery model can restrain growth in health care costs and improve care.”
  • Chronic Pain Initiative featured in NCBOP News. See the October issue of NC Board of Pharmacy News for details.
  • The Child Health Accountable Care Collaborative (CHACC) was officially launched by Dr. Steve Wegner last week. CCNC looks forward to working with hospitals to help improve care for some of our state’s most vulnerable children. See the CCNC press release for details.

CCNC Annual Meeting held in Cary. There was a strong turnout at last CCNC’s Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Cary last Friday. The keynote address was given by Ed Wagner, Group Health Research Institute. Acting DHHS Secretary Al Delia and Jack Bailey, Vice President, Policy, Payers and Vaccines for GSK, also addressed the crowd.

Afternoon presentations included a “State of the State” presentation from CCNC President and CEO L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD and presentations on:

  • Transitional Care
  • A+Kids
  • The partnership between CCNC and the UNC School of Pharmacy
  • The Child Health Accountable Care Collaborative
  • The Chronic Pain Initiative
  • Pregnancy Medical Home
  • ED “high flyers"
  • The Multi-payer Initiative;  and
  • Radiology Benefit Management.

Attendees also enjoyed a live demonstration of the new North Carolina Information Portal, a soon-to-launch website that will geo-locate important health and community data. For copies of the presentations, please contact Paul Mahoney.

CCNC elects new Board of Directors. After a spirited election at the Annual Meeting, CCNC Members last Friday elected a new 11-member Board of Directors that is diverse, experienced and committed. Congratulations to the new Board Members!

Quality improvement efforts featured by CDC. Community Care was the featured example of a quality improvement initiative in a CDC teleconference on September 26. Please see this site for more information about the CDC educational series aimed at physicians in training.

CCNC network updates name. Residents of Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties are advised that the local CCNC network is now called Partnership for Community Care or “P4CC.” Be sure to check out the press release on their newly-launched website.  P4CC is the first CCNC network to launch a website designed as part of the CCNC Web Cooperative project. Congrats to P4CC on their new name and look!

CCNC and DMA reach out to Adult Care Home providers. The NC Division of Medical Assistance and CCNC are co-hosting a webinar at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9 to show Adult Care Home providers how to assist residents with CCNC enrollment. (The same presentation will run again at 12:30 p.m. the same day.) CCNC enrollment helps Adult Care Home providers improve residents’ medical care through links to primary care physicians, a 24/7 source of medical information, access to Care Managers and help in monitoring medications. To participate in the webinar, Adult Care Home providers should contact their local CCNC network for more information. If you can’t make either presentation, don’t worry: an archive of the webinar will be made available online.

Welcome new faces! Please welcome to the CCNC family Accreditation Coordinator Sherry Hedrick and IC Reports Coordinator Robert Dwier, both starting October 1st.

Career opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions. For more information, please see the CCNC Careers page.

  • Director of Analytics and Reporting
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • IC Reports Administrator
  • Informatics Center Outreach Coordinator
  • Care Management Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Education Specialist

For more information contact HR Director John Dowd.

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