Posts Tagged ‘Hospital Improvement Innovation Network’

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 […]

Foundation and 6SigmaTek honors “Green Belt” graduates

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation presented 27 graduates with Lean Six Sigma Green Belts on August 27 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. In all, 10 teams participated in the problem-solving exercises in an event co-hosted by 6SigmaTek. Attendees were made up of hospital employees from across North Texas, with Methodist […]

Foundation hosts CPPS course for 60 attendees

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hosted a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) review course on August 15 at the Arlington Convention Center. More than 60 attendees turned out for the course. The CPPS credential is earned by professionals who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the […]

Let’s Data! Foundation hosts data analytics classes

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation hosted a pair of data analytics classes today at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. The events, sponsored by the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), were sold out with 60-plus attendees from hospitals across North Texas. Dr. Kim Smith of the UT Health Science Center in Houston served as the […]

Yellow belts awarded to 69 Six Sigma graduates

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation completed its third series of Lean “Six Sigma” Yellow Belt presentations yesterday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The graduation ceremony honored 69 participants from hospitals across North Texas. A total of 19 hospital groups participated in the program involving problem-solving exercises to assist with patient […]

HRET HIIN Roadshow attracts 40-plus in Dallas

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation joined forces with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) roadshow yesterday at the DFW Airport Marriott Hotel in Irving. The all-day workshop detailed high-reliability organizations and leadership engagement to 40-plus attendees from hospitals across North Texas. The workshop sessions promoted skill building that […]

GET UP! – Foundation and HIIN to host June 8 webinar on mobility

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation and the DFW Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) will host the June 8 webinar “GET UP! – Early Mobility Matters” on June 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST. Jackie Conrad, RN, BS, MBA, and improvement advisor for Cynosure Health, will serve as speaker. The webinar will detail the […]

Six Sigma Green Belt classes continue this week

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is hosting its continuing series of Lean “Six Sigma” presentations with green belt classes from April 9-12 at offices in Las Colinas for 29 participants from hospitals across North Texas. Stephen Griffin served as this week’s instructor. Sponsored by the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), Six Sigma’s Green Belt […]

Third series of “Six Sigma” classes hosted by the Foundation

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation started its third series of Lean “Six Sigma” Yellow Belt presentations March 27-28 at its offices in Irving for more than 70 participants from hospitals across North Texas. More than 11 teams are expected to participate in the program involving problem-solving exercises to assist with patient safety. Sponsored by […]

DFWHC Foundation on the road to host data informatics classes

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 […]