Posts Tagged ‘population health’

A family affair – daughter of Dr. Sushma Sharma has story posted in national forum

The apple evidently does not fall far from the tree. For Dr. Sushma Sharma, the director of public and population health research at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, her daughter Shivi Sharma has certainly proven that anecdote. Shivi wrote an opinion column titled “Kids These Days: Why Older People Should Stop Judging Our Generation as […]

Foundation’s Dr. Sharma to be panelist at Global People’s Summit on Sept. 22

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s own Dr. Sushma Sharma will serve as a panelist during the “Dallas Global People’s Hub: Reimagine Our Community” on September 22 at The Brain Performance Institute in Dallas. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will take place during The Global People’s Summit and is hosted by The […]

“National Public Health Week” celebrated at the Foundation!

Join the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in celebrating National Public Health Week to become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. The DFWHC Foundation is celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing a strong public health system. During the […]

Oliveros and Kinney to chair Community Health Collaborative

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation hosted a North Texas Community Health Collaborative Board Meeting on March 21 at its headquarters in Irving to discuss strategic priorities for 2018. The board selected Catherine Oliveros, vice president of community health improvement at Texas Health Resources, as chair and Ashleigh Kinney, director of family services and child […]

Foundation releases white paper on North Texas readmission trends

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation released the new white paper “Readmissions in North Texas: A Comprehensive Overview of Statistics, Demographics and Charges to Identify Disparities 2013-2015” this week detailing hospital readmission trends in the region. Published by Dr. Sushma Sharma, the director of public and population health research in the DFWHC Foundation, the report […]

Foundation publishes paper in TPHA Journal on ER disparities

More than 65 percent of emergency (ED) visits could be treated in an out-patient venue, according to a paper authored by staff members of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation with assistance from the late Dr. Ron Anderson of Parkland Health & Hospital System. Titled “High Frequency Patient Analysis to Identify Disparities Associated with Emergency […]

Foundation releases 2015-2016 Annual Report

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation) released its 2015-2016 Annual Report to the public this week. This year’s edition, themed “A Helping Hand,” details each DFWHC Foundation department in addition to research and data projects over the past 12 months. You can view the report here. Hard copies will be mailed to members next week. […]

Sue Pickens honored at Community Health Collaborative meeting

It was time to sadly bid farewell to Sue Pickens today during the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative meeting in Irving. Pickens, the long-time director of population medicine at Parkland Health & Hospital System for 23 years who announced her retirement last month, was honored today in what would be her final […]

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

By Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Last month, I discussed some of the challenges related to deployment of a population focused, data analytics system. These challenges were presented in more detail in a recent article in Healthcare IT News (09/14/2015). The article noted that the efficiency of a population health […]

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 […]