Posts Tagged ‘Patients’

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, […]

Tanya Lord discusses patient and family engagement with area hospitals

More than 30 attendees were present this morning at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation offices in Irving to discuss plans for a new community-wide Patient and Family Engagement Council. Tanya Lord, PhD, the director of patient and family engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities provided the presentation and served as speaker. A national expert, […]

Patient and Family Engagement national expert to speak Feb. 19

In support of future plans to create a community-wide Patient and Family Engagement Council, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will host Tanya Lord, PhD, the director of patient and family engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities, on February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Foundation headquarters in Irving. A national […]

DFWHC/Coker Group event details “Volume to Value”

Great crowd turned out for this morning’s DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) “Hot Topic” event “Enabling the Successful Transition from Volume to Value” at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Co-hosted by DFWHC partner the Coker Group, speakers included Stefan Werdegar, vice president of leadership development/executive search at the Coker Group; Dr. Ron Strieker, […]

The safest patients are highly engaged

The Feb. 14, 2013 brief on patient engagement in Health Affairs offered some startling statistics on the low value of care for disengaged patients. According to the article authored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, patients with the lowest engagement scores incurred 21 percent higher costs than patients who were highly engaged. Furthermore, the predicted […]

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 […]