Network Update 70: 08/18/2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the News

Project Lazarus. Lee County is working to address the problems of overdose and prescription pill abuse. Read more in the Sanford Herald. Additionally, Fred Brason, founder of Project Lazarus, participated in a discussion about the rise in prescription pill overdose as well as programs and treatments that can help on WUNC-FM's "State of Things." Listen to the discussion here

TechTarget. CCNC’s John Poonen discussed speeding up analytics in healthcare using data virtualization at the TDWI Executive Summit in Boston. Read the full story in TechTarget

Population Health. The Mountaineer picked up a CCNC release about managing health disparities across the state. Read the full release here

NC Medicaid. The General Assembly works toward wrapping up the Short Session. Medicaid-related coverage can be found here.

Events

PCMH Trainings. CCNC network staff are eligible for a 15% NCQA discount for PCMH trainings held in Charlotte in September and October. There is also an early-bird registration fee discount that ends on Aug. 19. To get these discounts: 1) Call NCQA to register any staff (do not use the online registration feature); 2) Indicate eligibility for 15% CCNC group discount; 3) Email Randy Barrington with registrant’s names to ensure the discount is tracked and processed properly. There is no discount on lodging or other related expenses, just for session registration fees. The trainings are: Intro to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home (Sept. 30-Oct.1) and Advanced PCMH 2014: Mastering the Medical Home Transformation (Oct. 2).

Other News

NC HIE. Healthcare Informatics, EHR Intelligence and Health Data Management highlighted NC HIE's efforts to connect skilled nursing facilities to improve care transitions across North Carolina. For more NC HIE news, check out the 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 August 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

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.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Financial Analyst Steven Gray, Staff Accountant Kristie Sayre, and Health Coaches Nancy Suriani and Jordan Bryant 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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