Network Update 38: 5/3/2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

CCNC in the News

Governor McCrory's Medicaid reform proposal continues to generate media coverage. Support for CCNC has been overwhelming:

Op-eds:

Project Lazarus was heralded by Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the National Drug Control Policy in the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy and recognized in:

In a related story, the "Good Samaritan" bill moving through the General Assembly is detailed in the Wilmington Star-News.

Events

DHHS Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos and Medicaid Director Carol Steckel are traveling around the state to discuss the Governor’s Medicaid reform proposal with “Physicians, Medical Students, Practice Managers and Hospital Administrators.” DHHS officials met with health care providers and other stakeholders in Asheville on April 22 and have additional stops planned for:

Greensboro

  • Thursday, May 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Old Guilford County Courthouse (2nd Floor), 301 W. Market Street
  • Seating is limited, so arrive early

Durham

  • Wednesday, May 15, 4 p.m.
  • Hilton Durham, 3800 Hillsborough Road
  • RSVP to rsvp@dhhs.nc.gov

Winston-Salem

  • Thursday, May 16, reception held 6-7 p.m., program held 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway
  • RSVP by Monday, May 13 to sandy@fsdcms.org (336-760-1234)

The Aspen Institute Health Stewardship Project's North Carolina Regional Health Care Summit, "Doing It The North Carolina Way 2.0," will be held Monday, May 13 at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park. Tom Wroth, CCNC VP and Deputy Chief Medical Officer will be on the speaking panel.  You can register for the event here.

The 7th Annual Chapel Hill Drug Conference, "Pharmacy Practice Models: Traditions and Innovations," will be held Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. CCNC CEO Dr. Allen Dobson and Troy Trygstad, Director of the CCNC Network Pharmacist Program and Pharmacy Projects will present at the event.

Join the Hospice & Palliative Care Center in Winston-Salem for two conferences in May:

  • Thursday, May 23: "Bringing Advance Care Planning to Life: New Initiatives for North Carolina"
  • Friday, May 24: "Conversations Today or Crisis Tomorrow: Planning Ahead for Life’s Final Chapters"

Other News

Practices and providers: Training for NCTracks, the new DHHS claims system, is underway. Training sessions can be attended in person, and participation via webinar is possible. To register for training, click here. The new system is scheduled to go live July 1.

The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship is accepting applications for the next Fellowship class until June 14. Details of the Fellowship and how to apply can be found here. Email Judy Howell or John Frank with questions. 

Troy Trygstad, Director of the CCNC Network Pharmacist Program and Pharmacy Projects is serving as an expert in Pharmacy Times' series, Directions in Pharmacy.  The Pharmacy Times effort is detailed in this press release in the Wall Street Journal.

Chris Scarboro, CCNC HIE Manager, presented during the HRSA's webinar, "Using an Electronic Health Record for Health Information Exchange and Interoperability for Safety Net Providers." 

Keep up with the latest CC of Southern Piedmont Beacon Community news by checking out their weekly newsletters.

Welcome new faces.  Please welcome Director Behavioral Health Operations Peggy Balak (starting May 29); Associate Director BH Pharmacy Programs Ted Pikoulas (May 6); VP Strategic Relationships Steve Cline (June 1); PMH Intern Seri Link (May 13). Welcome to the CCNC family!

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

  • Senior Analyst, Quality Measurement and Reporting
  • IC Reports Developer
  • Staff Accountant-AP/AR
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • CMIS C# .net Developer
  • CHIPRA Pediatric Electronic Health Record Coach

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