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Network Update 52: 11/15/2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

In the News

Project Lazarus. On Oct. 30, AccessCare of the Blue Ridge hosted a successful Project Lazarus clinical training with more than 30 participants from 16 diverse backgrounds. In addition, Project Lazarus of Watauga County recently installed a medication drop box at the Watauga Sheriff’s Office. The installation was featured in the Watauga Democrat.

DHHS Update. North Carolina’s Medicaid reform plans remain in the spotlight, and mental health reform talk resumes. See more in the articles below.


HealthLeaders. CCNC is featured in the Nov. 2013 issue of HealthLeaders in an article on engaging the chronic care patient. Check out the full article here


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.

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

Other News

Veterans Day. In honor of Veterans Day, CCNC thanks all who served our country and the families that sacrificed in support of that service. “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” - Mark Twain

Rx Champions Award. Congratulations to Karin Andrea Suess, network pharmacy & behavioral health integrative programs manager at Carolina Collaborative Community Care, on receiving the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award at the N.C. Association of Pharmacists Annual Convention. The award is for efforts in raising awareness of prescription drug abuse.

NC HIE. The North Carolina Health Information Exchange has seen tremendous growth, onboarding 77 new sites and increasing the number of data transactions by 74% to more than 116M since its launch in April 2012. Read more about the NC HIE’s progress here.

Pharmacy Home Project. The 2013 CCNC Annual Pharmacy Home Project Meeting was held in late October in Raleigh. More than 230 participants from 15 different states representing health systems, academic institutions, business development and technology organizations and pharmacy manufacturers and service providers participated in a variety of breakout sessions and networking.

Provider Portal Enhancements. The CCNC Informatics Center has announced the November enhancements to the Provider Portal application which include an updated Consolidated Medication List Section and Care Coordination Section. Click here to see the full list of enhancements and check out the CMIS External Messaging Instructions here.

New CCNC Team Member. Please welcome ETL Team Lead Andrew Blackard, Jr.,who will join us on Dec. 2!

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.   

  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst

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