Network Update 84: 3/31/2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In the News

Pregnancy Medical Home. CCNC’s PMH program is spotlighted in Women AdvaNCe. Read the article here. We also put out a news release yesterday noting improvements in the rate of low-birthweight babies in our state. Congrats to Kate Berrien, CCNC staff and all the OB/GYN providers working with the PMH effort.

Readmissions Study. A recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine was picked up by the Remington Report. CCNC’s Annette DuBard and Carlos Jackson contributed to the study. Read the full article here.

Project Lazarus. A Project Lazarus community discussion was held at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Read more in the Wayne Independent

Pharmacy. Troy Trygstad published an editorial in Pharmacy Times, "The Two Fundamental Changes to Pharmacy Work Flow We've Been Awaiting." Read the piece here. Troy will also be speaking in April at the "American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' Forum: Pharmaceutical Care and Post-Acute Transitions.” Read more in McKnight's here.

NCCCN Leadership. NCCCN announced this week that Mark Benton, chief operating officer of NCCCN, has been named its acting president. Read the full press release here.

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


Health is Primary. The Health Is Primary Raleigh City Tour has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 16 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Health Is Primary is a three-year communications campaign traveling to cities across the country to showcase local initiatives improving primary care. The event will feature local leaders who are building a strong primary care system and delivering on the Triple Aim of better health and quality at a lower cost. You can find details on the Health is Primary campaign here.

I/DD Workshop. Children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) often have difficulty accessing medical care and are at risk for poor health outcomes. Many people with I/DD need an expanded care team to improve access and quality of care. On May 20, “The Role of Coordinated Team Care in Improving the Health of Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” workshop is an opportunity for medical and disability professionals to learn from one another and develop partnerships and plans that promote coordinated team care. Registration is $25, limited to 50 participants, and includes lunch, breaks and CMEs/CEUs. Contact Kelly Crosbie for more information.

Other News

QIPS Presentation.  On Wednesday of this week, the NCCCN Board of Directors will hear a reprise performance of the Quality Improvement Plan presentation that was given recently at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's16th Annual International Summit in  Dallas, Texas. This year's IHI theme was "Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community."  Congrats to Lynne Taylor, Randy Barrington, Dr. David Halpern, Vinay Shastry and Dr. Chip Watkins on a job well done!  Look for the project's four large (four feet by four feet) boards to be on display in the CCNC Training Room later this week.

Bernstein Fellowship. The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship will be accepting applications for its next fellowship class through Monday, June 1. Details of the Fellowship and how to apply are available on the NCFAHP website here

Blood Drive. CCNC will be sponsoring a blood drive today at the Central Office (2300 Rexwoods Drive). Please consider donating as supplies are always low, and it is a great way to help the community. If you are interested, please email or call Joe Voss (919-926-3916, and he will send you the information that you need to sign up for future events. Thanks!

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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