Network Update 49: 10/4/2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

In the News

"Small Data" Analytics. GlaxoSmithKline and CCNC’s new approach to analyzing health information that allows healthcare providers and payers to improve health care quality and rein in cost continues to earn coverage. See the press release here and additional articles below:

Project Lazarus in the Triad. CCNC and Project Lazarus are highlighted in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal about substance abuse deaths in the Triad and northwestern NC counties. Read the full article here.

NC Tracks Update. NCTracks reaches its three-month mark with payment issues still ongoing. Recent news coverage is below.

DHHS Update. Coverage of NC Medicaid, Division of Medical Assistance and Department of Health and Human Services continues.


Population Health Management. A study recently published in Population Health Management details CCNC’s success in better managing care provided to disabled Medicaid patients. The study found that inpatient admission and ED visit rates declined for patients enrolled in CCNC, and enrollment in CCNC was associated with statistically significant cost savings. View the press release here and an article in Disease Management Care Blog here.

NCMJ. CCNC’s comprehensive approach to asthma management is spotlighted in this NCMJ commentary. CCNC helps providers follow evidence-based practice guidelines; data guide continuous quality improvement initiatives and inform the care of individual patients and populations; and care managers work with high-risk patients.


Flu Shots. CCNC will hold a flu shot clinic in the Central Office on Oct. 11. See Whitney Beaver for more information and details on how to sign up.

NC HIE Trainings. NC HIE, the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation and CCNC are providing three two-hour trainings on NC HIE: Opt-Out training and Super User training. For details on dates and times, visit the NC HIE site here.

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.

Improved Care Coordination Conference. The Northwest Triad Coalition for Improved Care Coordination Conference will be held Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Clemmons. Dr. Dobson will be a keynote speaker for this event which encourages community stakeholders to collectively develop solutions and benchmarks to improve the coordination of care for patients and residents as they transition across the continuum of services provided by various healthcare and community-based services. View the conference Save the Date here.

Pain Society Annual Meeting. The Pain Society of the Carolinas Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions will be held Nov. 1-3 at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Topics include the management of acute and chronic pain, the use of opioids in the treatment of pain, and translational pain research. Click here to view the preliminary program and click here for more information about the meeting.

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. 

NC HIE Trainings. NC HIE, the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation and CCNC are providing three two-hour trainings on NC HIE: Opt-Out training and Super User training. For details on dates and times, visit the NC HIE site here.

Other News

Provider Portal Enhancements. The CCNC Informatics Center has announced recent enhancements to the Provider Portal application which include an updated search feature, Care Team Tab and prescription fill history. Click here to see the full list of enhancements and check out the CCNC Provider Portal Quick-Desk Reference Guide here.

CMIS Enhancements. September CMIS enhancements include new report features, a patient-centered care plan, initial assessment tool and more. Review the full list of updates here.

BQPP Recognition. Congratulations to Randy Barrington, Lead QI Coordinator, and Pat Johnson, RN, QI Nurse, from Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear, for assisting all of the multi-payer practices in Bladen and Columbus Counties to achieve Blue Quality Physician Program Recognition. Outstanding accomplishment!

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 $2,000 fundraising goal. The $25 registration fee benefits the American Cancer Society. Dr. Dobson has also personally matched our office's contributions up to $500, so please show your support!

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.

Beacon Updates.  Community Care of Southern Piedmont distributed its final Beacon Leadership Team Wrap on Sept. 27; see the full archive here.  Congrats to Beacon and CCoSP for completing this enormous project!

New CCNC Team Members. Please welcome Administrative Assistant Ashley Ellis, who joined CCNC as a full time team member on Sept. 25!

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
  • Staff Accountant
  • Outreach Project Coordinator

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

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