Foundation’s REMPI detailed in HFMA magazine

In the March issue of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) magazine Leadership, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Regional Enterprise Master Patient Index (REMPI) was covered extensively in a feature story. Penned by DFWHC Foundation President Kristin Jenkins, the article detailed the teaming of the hospitals of Dallas and Fort Worth to develop an immense database that allows hospitals to track readmissions and other patient information across a diverse North Texas market.

Today, 80 hospitals—including multiple health systems and acute care hospitals, as well as rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals—participate in the DFWHC Foundation’s regional enterprise master patient index. Used in conjunction with other business intelligence tools, the patient index reviews claims data from participating hospitals. Hospital members can access the tool with a simple click, pulling up dashboards and benchmark reports. The patient index tracks more than 100 quality indicators for members, including healthcare-acquired conditions, readmissions, and other metrics.

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