Posts Tagged ‘healthcare costs’

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 […]

“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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s official – October is Health Literacy month!

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price made it official on September 24 when she signed the proclamation at Fort Worth City Hall. Teresa Wagner of UNT Health Science Center and Jessica Rangel of SaferCare Texas were present for the signing. Health Literacy empowers patients to improve their health […]

Jennifer Miff named new president of DFWHC Foundation

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today that Jennifer Miff has been named the new President of the DFWHC Foundation. Miff will replace Kristin Tesmer, the long-time former president of the DFWHC Foundation who stepped down in September to join Dallas Medical Resources. Miff has extensive experience leading data analytics to drive growth and […]

DFWHC to co-host April 30 webinar on emergency center wait times

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with 6SigmaTek will host the complimentary educational webinar “Decreasing Emergency Wait Times” on Tuesday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will detail opportunities to decrease wait times, crowding, length of stay and overall chaos in hospital emergency departments. Solutions to increase efficiency, core measures, […]

Analysis finds hospital-acquired conditions declined by nearly one million

New data released January 29 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from 2014-2017. AHRQ’s preliminary analysis estimates that […]