Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Details of the Texas State Health Plan

By Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation In November of even-numbered years, the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) updates the Texas State Health Plan and submits their work to the governor. This legally-required plan seeks to ensure health-planning activities and that healthcare is provided in a cost-effective manner. The 2019-2020 update addresses many […]

Summer Interlocutor is now available

The summer edition of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click on the graphic below to read the latest on DFWHC’s upcoming 70th Annual Awards Luncheon and a column by Steve Love on the rising uninsured rates in Texas. You will also find guest articles on the DFW Intimate Partner Violence Coalition, […]

Improving mental health and substance misuse in Texas

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation With a growing North Texas focus on improving the mental health and substance misuse of residents, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is supporting the efforts with new collaborations. The DFWHC Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative Advisory Board, representing 11 area health systems, has selected the improvement […]

What does the regional FSRDC mean to you?

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation In April, a Federal Reserve Bank-led coalition of universities and the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation were awarded the designation as a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) by the National Science Foundation. Why does it matter to our healthcare systems and partners? The designation allows […]

Foundation’s plans for 2017

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation The DFW Hospital Council Foundation is dedicated to improving health and healthcare in North Texas. We would like our partners to consider us the “go to” resource to support improvement in the region. During 2017, we will highlight strategic initiatives designed to achieve these […]

Collective Impact models can make a difference

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFW Hospital Council Foundation For years, communities have identified the pressing health needs of citizens through evaluation and assessment. In North Texas, common needs include behavioral health treatment, access to care, high diabetes prevalence and infant mortality. All of these needs are addressed by many sponsored programs that can demonstrate […]

Thank You North Texas Regional Extension Center

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFW Hospital Council Foundation It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to an outstanding program – the North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC). We are so grateful to Dr. Matt Murray of Cook Children’s Health Care System and Dr. Richard Howe, the executive director of NTREC. Their […]

We are protecting your valuable data

By Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation Last year seemed to be filled with stories about healthcare data breaches. According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology (ONC), more than 113 million individuals were affected by breaches in 2015, with hacking comprising nearly all of the incidents. In […]

Physician Data Analytics – Challenges and Tips for Deployment (Part 1 of 2)

By Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Over the last 3 months, I discussed how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for physicians, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) and meaningful use (MU) will become integrated into a […]

Physician Data Analytics and Your EHR – Impact of MACRA, MIPS, and SGRs (Part 3 of 3)

By Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Last month, I discussed more about how the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for physicians, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) and meaningful use (MU) will become integrated into a single program. The MIPS program is part of the Medicare Access […]