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.