DFWHC Foundation on the road to host data informatics classes

Dr. Kim Smith


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was “on the road” this week hosting a pair of Data Informatics classes sponsored by Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station.

More than 20 attendees today participated in the educational events hosted by Dr. Kim Smith of the UT Health Science Center at Houston. The event detailed the importance of healthcare data in today’s market and included hands-on practice in analyzing “Big Data” through Excel.

HIIN is a nationwide effort to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and hospital readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) a two-year HIIN contract to continue efforts to reduce inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

The HRET HIIN is the largest and most diverse HIIN with over 1,600 participating hospitals and 32 state hospital associations. The DFWHC Foundation is one of the association participants.

Additional Data Informatics classes will be scheduled in Dallas this summer. For information, please contact Patti Taylor at [email protected].