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Network Update 64: 05/16/2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

In the News

NC HIE. NC DHHS has executed a data use agreement with the NC HIE that implements legislation to improve health care transparency and give doctors more complete patient information. Check out the press release and additional coverage in HealthData Management, Triangle Business Journal and the Winston-Salem Journal. To help you keep up with NC HIE developments, they have launched a e-newsletter that is distributed on the first of every month. The NC HIE e-News will keep you up-to-date on NC HIE news, current initiatives and related health care topics. The May 2014 issue is available here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

NC Medicaid. The NC General Assembly convened its short session this week with a goal of adjusting the state budget. Medicaid reform is an expected point of discussion. Other recent coverage related to DHHS and NC Medicaid can be found here.

NC Now video.  Check out this clip from Dr. Dobson's recent appearance on UNC-TV's statewide news program North Carolina Now.  The interview focuses on Medicaid reform and the value of CCNC's statewide infrastructure in the process.



ABCD Feature.
Dr. Henry Hawthorne (right) and Shannon Robinson of Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear recently participated in a filming of Southeastern Community College’s "Your Health Matters" television series. The episode was dedicated to the ABCD Program (Assuring Better Child health and Development), a partnership between CCLCF and Smart Start of New Hanover County, made possible through a grant from the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant. Check out the full interview.

Publications

NCMJ. The May/June issue of the NC Medical Journal features contributions from CCNC Central Office and Network staff:

Other News

Congratulations! To celebrate National Nurses Week, the News & Observer featured nurses around the triangle including Tara Robinson from Community Care of Wake/Johnston Counties. Great job, Tara!

MCC Webinar. Dr. Annette Dubard presented, “Highlights from the Medical Care Special Issue on Multiple Chronic Conditions,” during the February Multiple Chronic Conditions webinar. View the presentation

Pediatrics Webinar. Dr. Marian Earls will co-present during the National Academy for State Health Policy’s webinar, “Engaging Adolescents Through the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents.” The May 21 webinar is the second in a series on the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents. Register online.

Pharmacy.  Dr. Troy Trygstad will speak about The Pharmacy Home Project and Team Based Care at Carolinas Medical Neighborhood Forum on June 20. Read more in the brochure. Dr. Trygstad will also present at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' one-day seminar, “Engaging Pharmacists in Emerging Models of Care,” on June 26. Registration is available online.

Infographic. A new infographic explaining how CCNC improves quality and reduces cost in North Carolina is now featured on the CCNC website.  Check it out by clicking on the bar at the top of any page on the site. Through the use of a simple patient anecdote, the infographic provides a brief and easy-to-understand description of how CCNC operates.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Financial Analyst Brandon Hollis (June 2)and Staff Attorney Thomas Rardin who has joined CCNC as a regular full time employee.

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

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