On September 29, 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services awarded grants to 29 Practice Transformation Networks and 10 Support and Alignment Networks. Known as the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, it is designed to support physicians and other clinicians in all 50 states through collaborative and peer-based learning networks.
Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC) is one of 29 Practice Transformation Networks that will provide technical assistance and peer-level support to assist clinicians in delivering care in a patient-centered and efficient manner. CCNC expects to engage 3,000 clinicians and address a range of physical and behavioral health needs for patients through this reformed health care model.
In addition, NC is one of eight states in the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control that will use a distance-learning platform to train providers. Centralized resources will include data warehousing, analytics, transformation experts, care management strategies, evidence-based guideline development, and web-based educational tools.
NC is also one of three states in the VHS Valley Health Systems LLC. The network will enhance the practice outreach, educational offerings, analytic ability, and process improvement capabilities of physician practices.
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