Posts Tagged ‘hospital’

Who are the members of your healthcare team?

Most people think of a healthcare team as their medical and clinical providers, such as their primary care physician, their preferred hospital and the staff at the hospital, their physical therapist or pharmacist. Each member of the provider team contributes to the healthcare team, but one of the most important members is often not mentioned: […]

Dec.13 event to cover Crisis Management

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council invites you to attend the upcoming “Hot Topic” educational meeting “Crisis Management: How to manage and mitigate your legal issues in the hospital.” Sponsored by Wilson Elser, LLP, the event is Dec. 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Hay T. Clark Auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for […]

Readmission Analysis across the Region

Several years ago the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) started using an Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) system to connect patient visits across the region’s major hospital systems. This allowed hospitals to better understand readmissions and patterns in the region. Through extensive work with regional data users, the DFWHC Foundation has created […]

NYU ED Utilization Analysis

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) preempted the state of Texas for data collection of hospital outpatient encounters beginning in 2006 with 40 hospitals participating. From the start the DFWHC Foundation has been collecting outpatient emergency room data to complement its inpatient emergency room data. Emergency room (ER) data is valuable as hospitals […]

How is the DFWHC Foundation Utilizing Present on Admission? (Part 3 of 3)

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s focus for collecting Present-on-Admission (POA) data is not only for hospital comparisons (though valuable in identifying best practices), but also on how we can use the knowledge of that existing condition to potentially identify preventable complications. Our goal is to assist hospital partners in delivering quality patient care and […]

Employee of the Year
Drew Pearson Guest Speaker

Known as “Mr. Clutch” to legions of Dallas Cowboys fans, Drew Pearson will serve as guest speaker at the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s 16th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon, April 19 at the Arlington Convention Center. A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Luncheon awards dedicated employees, nurses, technicians, educators and […]

Employee of the Year- Nominations Open

A special day for hospital employees across North Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s Employee of the Year Luncheon is set for Thursday, April 19 at the Arlington Convention Center. Celebrating its 16th year, the popular luncheon serves as an opportunity for metroplex hospitals to honor crucial employees who make a difference in the […]

Patient Safety Summit –
Early Bird Deadline Extended Through July 15

On August 10 and 11th, the Foundation is hosting our Annual Patient Safety Summit at the exciting Irving Convention Center. We hope you can join us for this great opportunity to discuss future trends in patient safety with prominent national leaders. Our robust line-up of speakers include John Nance, Dr. Michael Leonard, Dr. Steven Berkowitz and […]

New Geo-Mapping Software

Responding to a recent request utilizing the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s database and the new geo-mapping software, we created a Dallas County map detailing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) patients. MRSA is a bacterial infection highly resistant to antibiotics. The two types of MRSA are healthcare and community associated. Healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) occurs in […]