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Network Update 65: 05/30/2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

In the News

CitiusTech Partnership. On May 20, CCNC announced its partnership with CitiusTech, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions. Under the agreement, CitiusTech’s BI-Clinical platform for healthcare business intelligence (BI) and analytics will be leveraged to support community-based care provided in the Community Care program. Read the press release for more information.

Board of Directors. CCNC, Inc. appointed Dr. Henry Hawthorne and Lydia Newman to its Board of Directors. Read the full announcement in the Wilmington Business Journal.

Well Check Visits. Haywood County ranks as one of the top five counties in the state with 83.9% of its children enrolled in Medicaid meeting the goal of six well checkups within the first 15 months of life. Kudos! Read the full story in The Mountaineer.

CCPEC. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in NC to equip its patrol cars with Naloxone, a substance that counteracts the effects of drug overdoses for heroin and other opioids. More than 145 patrol officers, investigators and school resource officers received an hour of training on using Naloxone, thanks in part to a partnership that includes Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina. Read the full story in the News & Observer.

TEDMED. Dr. Troy Trygstad joined a TEDMED panel to discuss shifting work in healthcare and rethinking the healthcare workforce. Watch the discussion on YouTube

NC Medicaid. The NC General Assembly remains in short session, and the Senate released its proposed budget this week. Additional Medicaid related coverage can be found here.

Events

Wake AHEC. Breathe Easy NC: Tobacco-Free Living in the Behavioral Health Community will be held June 2-3 in Raleigh.The program is designed to provide the most up-to-date research and information on evidence-based interventions and practices to reduce tobacco use in BH populations. Registration is $75. Register through Wake AHEC.

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.

CCNC Blood Drive. CCNC will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, July 23. Please contact Joe Voss if interested.

Other News

Call for Presentations. The 6th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference is currently accepting submissions for presentations. The conference will be held Nov. 12-14, 2014 in Clemmons, NC. For presentation applications, click here. For additional information contact Lisa Maurer.

Asthma Summit. Lynne Taylor presented “Integrating Guidelines & Shared Decision Making Into Asthma Visit Workflow” at the 2014 NC Asthma Summit held on May 7. The presentation highlighted efforts of the CCNC Pediatric Asthma Workgroup and results/recommendations from a pilot involving six pediatric practices within five networks.

White House Rural Council. Dr. Chip Watkins spoke and participated in a panel discussion as part of the White House Rural Council’s Opportunities for Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health Care Meeting in Washington, DC. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke representatives from HHS, HRSA, ORHP, AHRQ, SAMHSA and leading philanthropic organizations. The subject of the meeting was “Expanding and Disseminating the Rural Health Evidence Base,” and Dr. Watkins presented on the collaboration between CCNC/AccessCare and ASU which sends junior and senior Health Management students into the field to assist rural practices in attaining PCMH recognition and BQPP status as part of CMS’s Multipayer Demonstration. The CCNC/AccessCare team recently was recognized for their work by winning the national “Innovations in Rural Health Award” by the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation.

ACCP Secretary. Kim Thrasher, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CPP, was recently elected as Secretary of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). The Secretary is one of the ACCP’s Board of Regents that consists of five elected officers and six elected Regents. Kim will serve a three-year term, starting in October 2014.Congratulations, Kim!

NC HIE. HealthITSecurity recently published an article on NC HIE’s thorough privacy and security framework and linking to NC HIE’s new blog post. To read the article, click here. NC HIE has also launched a monthly e-newsletter that is 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 May 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Vice President of Product Management John Poonen and Grants/Contracts Analyst Emily Sink to the CCNC family!

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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