Network Update 48: 9/20/2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

In the News

"Small Data" Analytics. GlaxoSmithKline and CCNC announced a new approach to analyzing health information that allows healthcare providers and payers to improve health care quality and rein in cost. View the media release here and additional coverage below.

CCNC's Transitional Care Success. The CCNC study published in the August edition of Health Affairs detailing successful efforts to reduce readmissions for high-risk patients continues to earn media attention. See an additional article below.

Medicaid Update. Coverage on NC Medicaid continues:

NC Tracks Update. NCTracks continues to work through issues since its July 1 launch. Recent coverage is below. There's also a Facebook page for providers trying to navigate the system.

Other News

AF4Q National Meeting. Annette DuBard, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Cockerham, represented CCNC at the Aligning Forces for Quality National Meeting in May. Dr. Dubard presented on Data Analytics and Sustainability within CCNC’s Informatics Center. Information on the presentation can be found here. Ms. Cockerham participated on a panel that discussed the innovative partnerships various multi-stakeholder or community organizations have developed with their states to advance shared goals. See more about the discussion here

IMPaCT Package. The August 2013 IMPaCT Primary Care Transitions Change Package, developed by CCNC and AHEC, is now available. View the package in its entirety here.

MMCi Earned. Congratulations to Melodie Staton on receiving her Master of Management in Clinical Informatics from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in August! This program is the only interdisciplinary management program of its kind in the United States -- leveraging Duke's world-renowned track record in medicine, business, and health informatics.

NCMS Physician Leadership School. Congratulations to Chip Watkins, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Marianne Ferlazzo, QI Specialist for the AccessCare network, and Carrie Pettler, QI Specialist for Community Care of Western North Carolina on their inclusion in the inaugural class in NCMS's Physician Leadership School - Quality Improvement Track. Well done!

CHIPRA Anniversary. Action for Children North Carolina, the Covenant with North Carolina's Children and the NC Pediatric Society join together to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program being reauthorized on Feb. 4, 2009. The advocates are issuing a call to action for local, state, and federal stakeholders to ensure that all NC children have access to the insurance they need to lead healthy lives. Read the media release here.

NY Medicaid Budget Webinar. On Sept. 26 at 3 p.m., John Ulberg, Division of Health Care Financing and Ann Foster, Office of Health Insurance Programs at New York State Department of Health will provide a one hour webinar hosted by Treo Solutions to discuss details around the NY Medicaid Budget. This webinar, targeted to state Medicaid leadership, health plan executives and health system executives, will focus on topics including: The Landscape Prior to Medicaid Redesign Team and Global Spending Cap; The Medicaid Redesign Team/Global Spending Cap Process and Goals; The Components of the Medicaid Global Spending Cap and How it Works; Global Spending Cap Impact and Transformation and Global Spending Cap Results and Next Steps. Register for the webinar here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K. Join your CCNC co-workers, friends and family for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K walk on Saturday, Oct. 5 at North Hills in Raleigh. Sign-up here to walk on the CCNC team or donate toward our $1,000 fundraising goal. The $25 registration fee benefits the American Cancer Society. Dr. Dobson has also agreed to personally match our office's contributions up to $500, so please show your support!

ACMA NC Conference. The American Case Management Association North Carolina Fall Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 in Concord. For more information, view the brochure or register online here.

MAHEC Motivational Interviewing Training. The Mountain Area Health Education Center is hosting a second Motivational Interviewing session to introduce participants to the theory, principles and skills of MI and related motivation-enhancing behavior change approaches. The training is Oct. 24-25 in Myrtle Beach. View the training session brochure here.

Small & Rural Hospital Conference. The Small & Rural Hospital Conference will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel. Dr. Gary Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle will discuss his organization's journey and lessons learned on the way to becoming a national leader in deploying the Toyota Production System to healthcare management. View the brochure here, or register for the event here.

Project Lazarus Trainings. Training programs are scheduled for Boone, Concord, Raleigh, Pinehurst and Reidsville in the coming months. Visit the Project Lazarus registration site for more information and to register for trainings. 

Recovery Champion Award Nominations. Do you know individuals who have dedicated their talents, whether through professional work or volunteering, to successfully promote mental health and/or substance abuse recovery in NC? Recognize their contributions by nominating them for a Recovery Champion Award presented at the 5th Annual NC "ONE Community in Recovery" Conference.

Flu Shots. CCNC will hold an onsite flu shot clinic in the Central Office in October. Final dates and details will be announced shortly.

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

Career Opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions. For more information, please see the CCNC Careers page.  Don't forget to check out the seven additional positions open in local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.   

  • Business Intelligence Project Coordinator
  • Community Transformation Grant Project Clinical Liaison
  • ETL Programmer
  • Data Analyst
  • Outreach Project Coordinator

Social Media Update.  LinkedIn fans can follow CCNC's new company page starting today!  Please support CCNC's growing social media presence by following us on Twitter (@communitycarenc), LinkedIn or Facebook.

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