Network Update 61: 04/04/2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

In the News

CCNC, Inc. Board. Robert A. Ingram was appointed to the CCNC, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Ingram, General Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners, brings years of pharmaceutical and healthcare experience. Check out Mr. Ingram in the Triangle Business Journal.

NC Medicaid Reform. Governor McCrory’s Medicaid Reform Plan will utilize ACOs, while building on what NC already has in place, to put patients first, improve whole person care, increase budget predictability and help ensure the Medicaid program is sustainable. To view the full text of the Proposal to Reform North Carolina’s Medicaid Program, click here. Additional relevant NC Medicaid news coverage can be found here.

Importance of well-child visits touted in Whiteville.  Nice coverage of CCNC pediatric efforts in yesterday's Whiteville News-Reporter. 

Events

Cone Health Patient Education Summit. On Friday, April 11 Moses Cone Hospital will host an interdisciplinary conference to identify strategies for overcoming barriers and challenges in patient education and healthcare literacy. For details, go to the AHEC site

AHEC CE Workshop. The Charlotte AHEC Center for Learning @ Development will host “Leadership Strategies for Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions” on Wed., April 22 from 9-4 p.m. The event will provide hospital leadership and clinicians both technical and behavioral strategies to reduce avoidable readmissions that impact both the quality of care and reduce the financial impact of hospital readmissions. For more information about the event, click here. CE credits are available.

Strategic Planning Seminar. Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is hosting Strategic Planning for the Future of Health Care, a 3-day Executive Education course that will challenge participants to think more strategically and creatively about how their business can continue to prosper in health care's new landscape. The event will be held May 14-16. Visit The Fuqua School of Business Executive Education website for more information and to register.

Other News

CCNC's inaugural Healthcare Quality Awards.  Be on the lookout early next week for details on a new awards program called the “CCNC Quality Awards.” We will be asking for nominations (200 words or less) of people deserving of recognition for exemplary service to CCNC's populations and stakeholders. Any CCNC staffer can submit a nomination and participating providers as well as network staff are eligible to compete. There will be a variety of entry categories and we expect to announce multiple winners. Judging will be by Dr. Dobson, Tork Wade,  Dr. Robin Cummings from DHHS and a clinical director and network director to be selected by their peers.

NC HIE. NC HIE has launched a monthly e-newsletter that will be distributed on the first of every month. NC HIE e-News aims to provide a monthly summary of NC HIE news, current initiatives and related health care topics. To view the April 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

Pinwheels at P4CC. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Partnership for Community Care planted a Pinwheel Garden. Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve.

AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members and their sponsors from Community Care of Wake and Johnston Counties met with Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane in honor of the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service.

NCDOJ Grant Opportunities. The NCDOJ Consumer Protection Division has released information about 2014 grants available for health and consumer protection programs. Funds have been used in the past to educate consumers, support local food banks, help struggling homeowners, and give patients access to needed medicines. Click here for more information on how to apply and the review and awards process.

Career Opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for Director of Population Care Management. For more information, please see the CCNC Careers page. Don't forget to check out the positions open in other local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.  

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