Tickets still available to IQSC Data Summit on Nov. 15!

It’s two weeks until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Third Annual IQSC Data & Analytics Summit on November 15 at Brookhaven College. Tickets are still available. This year’s Data Summit is themed “Data Driven Decisions,” with an agenda for the all-day seminar to include: • Katherine Rowell, co-founder and principal of HealthDataViz, discussing “The […]

So, you have a Health Literate Health Care Organization…or do you?

In honor of October being Health Literacy Month, the DFWHC Foundation posted the following guest blog. By Brennan Lewis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PCNS-BC Many of you have likely heard the phrase “health literacy” in one capacity or another, but what exactly do we mean when we discuss it? According to the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

Stratasan to serve as top sponsor of Foundation’s IQSC Data Summit

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today that Stratasan will serve as the top sponsor of its Third Annual IQSC Data & Analytics Summit on November 15 at Brookhaven College. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Stratasan partners with more than 1,000 hospitals from the nation’s top healthcare systems, across 40-plus states, providing software and services […]

“WebLitLegit” video asks local teenagers about online health literacy

Did you know October is Health Literacy Month? In honor of the occasion, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative produced the local video “WebLitLegit” where multiple teenagers are asked about their online health literacy. A recent study found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. […]

Tickets available to Foundation’s Third Annual IQSC Data Summit!

It’s less than one month until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Third Annual IQSC Data & Analytics Summit on November 15 at Brookhaven College. Tickets are now on sale. This year’s Data Summit is themed “Data Driven Decisions,” with an agenda for the all-day seminar to include: • Katherine Rowell, co-founder and principal of […]

Health Literacy Month – Are your teens “WebLitLegit?”

By Katie Shanklin, UNT Health Science Center Would you trust Internet health information for your teen? A study in 2016, found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. This is problematic because during this phase, many teens have limited e-health literacy, lacking the knowledge and skills to distinguish […]

Sold out audience turns out for Foundation’s “Nurse Institute”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s “North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators” was a sellout, with more than 100 attendees on October 16 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. In all, five presentations including two panel discussions were provided detailing “Trauma Informed Care,” “Palliative Care,” “Patients who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and […]

Poster abstracts due tomorrow for IQSC Data Summit!

The deadline is upon us! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is seeking poster presentations for its Third Annual IQSC Data & Analytics Summit on November 15 at Brookhaven College. The deadline for poster abstracts is tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Authors will be notified of acceptance next week. An electronic file of the final poster […]

Governor Abbott proclaims October as “Health Literacy Month”

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it official last week, joining Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer when they signed proclamations from their offices. Teresa Wagner of UNT Health Science Center was present for the Governor’s signing. Health Literacy empowers patients to improve their […]

Health Literacy Month – Have you heard about the “Words-to-Lose” project?

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Members of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative completed a “Words-to-Lose” study last week. The test provides healthcare employees an opportunity to provide words that should be eliminated when communicating with patients. The use of plain language is a health literacy strategy for making […]