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News and Updates

Archive of past updates and news items

 

CCNC in NCQHA's transitional care summary report

The North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance and CCNC studied how the different ways of delivering transitional care impacted readmission rates. Check out the findings here.

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Opioid studies mark slowdown in abuse, but work remains

Dr. Robert Rich from Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear discusses using opioids to treat patients with chronic pain in this AAFP article

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CCNC innovation forum draws a crowd

2015 Innovation Forum at McKimmon Center gathers experts, fosters debate on healthcare challenges and innovations

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Project Lazarus does more than just raise awareness

The Winston-Salem Journal covered the kickoff meeting for Project Lazarus in Forsyth County

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CCNC, N.C. State partner to control Medicaid costs

NC State’s Industrial & Systems Engineering Department and CCNC form research partnership to improve healthcare

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Health officials urge flu shots despite lower effectiveness

Dr. Chuck Rich, Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear Clinical Director, interviewed by Wilmington Star News

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Healthcare Quality Awards

The NCCCN Board of Directors honored the winners of the 2014 CCNC Healthcare Quality Awards at a luncheon in Raleigh, NC last week

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CCNC wins $15 million CMMI award

This year, CCNC was among 39 recipients of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Health Care Innovation Award to demonstrate community pharmacy’s role in cutting costs

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AMIA Symposium

At the American Medical Informatics Association's recent Symposium, an abstract submitted by CCNC’s Charlene Wong, Deb Aldridge and Annette DuBard was accepted for an oral presentation

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Dr. Dobson speaks at Healthcare Summit

Dr. Dobson spoke about rising healthcare costs at the 2014 Healthcare Summit in Concord, North Carolina

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CCNC in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy

Theo Pikoulas contributed to an article for the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy on North Carolina Medicaid Recipient Management Lock-In Program: The Pharmacist’s Perspective”

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CCNC’s Theo Pikoulas, Carlos Jackson, Troy Trygstad, Amelia Mahan and Mike Lancaster contributed to a paper for the Mental Health Clinician

Check out the article, “Community Care of North Carolina – A Statewide Initiative for Innovative Pharmacy Practice with a Behavioral Health Focus,” here

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CCNC, GSK, and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy collaborate on medication management

Group seeks holistic, coordinated approach to patient care

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Time Warner Cable News Interview with Dr. Betsey Tilson

Time Warner interviews Dr. Betsey Tilson (former Medical Director at Community Care of Wake & Johnston Counties) about Enterovirus prevention

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NC DHHS Cites CCNC’s Pregnancy Medical Home Efforts in Release About NC's Lowest Infant Mortality Rate

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) today announced that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births, tying 2010 as the lowest Infant Morality Rate in NC's history

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CCNC mentioned in article by USA Today about focusing on high-risk patients to reduce spending

CCNC shows $382 million -- or 15% -- in savings for "super utilizers" enrolled in coordinated care programs. "Super utilizers" are 1% of the population who account for 22% of health care spending, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Time Warner Cable interviews Tom Wroth

Tom Wroth, executive vice president and chief medical officer at CCNC, interviewed by Time Warner Cable's In Depth news program on the subject of Population Health

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Trygstad on the panel for Pharmacy Times

Troy Trygstad co-moderated two expert panels at an Industry Insights Breakfast Roundtable following the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Awards that discussed how community pharmacists are well-positioned for the new value-driven model of health care

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TechTarget looks to CCNC in article on how to speed up analytics in healthcare

John Poonen, vice president of product management at CCNC, discussed speeding up analytics in healthcare using data virtualization at the TDWI Executive Summit in Boston

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