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Network Update 73: 09/29/2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

In the News

Super Utilizers. CCNC was mentioned in this USA Today article about focusing on high-risk patients to reduce spending. 

Board News. Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine and senior associate vice chancellor for medical affairs at East Carolina University, shared a message on health care reform a recent Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Power Luncheon. Dr. Cunningham also serves on the CCNC, Inc. Board of Directors. Read more in The Greenville Daily Reflector.

NC Medicaid. Medicaid-related news coverage can be found here.


CCNC Healthcare Quality Awards. It’s been a few months, but the winners for CCNC’s Inaugural Healthcare Quality Awards have been chosen! Winners will be notified and revealed in October, and their achievements will be recognized at local events and at the N3CN Board meeting in Raleigh in December. And, as promised, all nominees were entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini. The winner was chosen at the September Network/Clinical Director meeting. Congratulations to Carrie Pettler from Community Care of Western North Carolina for taking home the iPad mini! And many thanks to all who took the time to submit nominations.  For more information on the awards, please check out CCNC's Awards Page.

One Community in Recovery - Recovery Champion Award. Do you know of someone making a positive difference for Recovery in North Carolina? Help their contribution be recognized by nominating them for a Recovery Champion Award. This award honors people who have dedicated their individual talents, whether through professional work or volunteering to successfully promote mental health and/or substance abuse recovery. 

The 6th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Village Inn and Conference Center in Clemmons, NC. Online registration and an informational brochure can be found here. Three people will be chosen to receive the award, which includes a full scholarship and lodging at the conference. If you cannot access the link please contact Michael Cottingham, (336-716-8976). Deadline is September 30, 2014.

Other News

NC DataPalooza. Earlier this month, Dr. Steve Cline (second from left) participated in a panel discussion during NC DataPalooza, a multi-week competition and discussion forum for open-data development.
Thanks to Steve for representing Community Care on a diverse panel of experts in healthcare data who convened to discuss implications of open data and how to improve the use of HIT in healthcare. 

ANCHOR Program. Northwest has been granted a one year extension from the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue its successful ANCHOR program that offers transitional care services for Medicare and dual Medicare/Medicaid patients. Read more here

Kudos! Ron Gaskins, formerly Northwest’s Deputy Director has recently accepted a new position at Vidant Health as Administrator Regional Health Plans. In his new role, Gaskins will manage programs that include Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina, an uninsured program and a FQHC program. Northwest Community Care expressed gratitude for Ron's service with them and predicts he will play an important role in ensuring quality healthcare in the eastern region.

NC HIE. Check out NC HIE on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates. For more NC HIE news, subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter, NC HIE e-news, for automated updates by clicking here. To view the September 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Clinical Data Analyst Maggie O’Keefe 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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