Network Update 67: 06/30/2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

In the News

Project Lazarus. At the recent International Conference on Opioids, David M. Marks, PhD, from the Duke Pain Care Clinic and James W. Finch, MD, president of the North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine presented on the success of Project Lazarus. Check out Medscape’s article on the community-based opioid overdose prevention program.

NC Medicaid. The General Assembly's Short Session continues with talks around budgets and appropriations. Medicaid-related coverage can be found here.

Events

CCNC Blood Drive. CCNC will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, July 23. Your donation could save a life and it only takes a few minutes to donate. Please contact Joe Voss to sign up to support this important effort.

Other News

DCCC Fall Registration. Davidson County Community College has set up Maternal Case Management, Pediatric Case Management and Case Management Assistant classes for fall registration. The classes are open to anyone interested – contact Christie Comer for registration information. 

Pharmacy. Troy Trygstad and Neil Williams presented at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists’ continuing pharmacy education program, “Engaging Pharmacists in Emerging Models of Care.” The program focused on pharmacists’ involvement in ACOs and other care models, where we stand, what to expect next, and how to become a part of this growing trend.

Advisory Board Company visits CCNC.  Staff of the Advisory Board Company were in Raleigh this week to discuss population management and driving down costs with next generation health analytics.

Appalachian Care Medical Mission. Earlier this month, AccessCare and Community Health Partners took part in the Appalachian Care Medical Mission, which provided the public with free primary medical care, dentistry, optometry and behavioral health services and classes on nutrition, smoking cessation, stress reduction and healthy and fit lifestyles. The mission reached 8,069 individuals needing care (and their 2,653 pets needing vaccinations). Well done!

Main Quality Counts. Tara Robinson (CCWJC) and Jennifer Cockerham presented at the Maine Quality Counts Learning Session, “Primary Care Leadership in a Changing World: The Next Big Thing.” The program focused on the critical role that primary care teams have as leaders and transformers in the ever-changing health care environment. View Tara and Jennifer’s presentation, “Care Management/Risk Stratification 201: Developing Complex Care Management Teams.”

Image result for One Community in RecoveryCall 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.

NC HIE. NC HIE’s monthly e-newsletter 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 June 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 Director of Care Management Tammy Strickland, Health Policy Associate Jeffrey Connell and Clinical Data Analyst Abhijit Bagal 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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