Posts Tagged ‘population health’

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 […]

DMN story reveals overall Texas numbers on health

In a story penned this morning by The Dallas Morning News reporter Karen Robinson-Jacobs, a composite index of more than 20 factors in America’s Health Rankings revealed Texas ranked 34th in overall health, down from 31st in 2014. Released by the United Health Foundation, the report showed Texas had one of the largest declines among […]

Foundation debuts updated “Healthy North Texas” website

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) hosted a meeting on population health while also providing a preview of its updated website Healthy North Texas, Sept. 15 at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving. Representatives of the Healthy Communities Institute were present to display the new capabilities of Healthy North Texas, including access to […]

Study reveals habits of Fort Worth healthcare consumers

A new DFW Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) study released today reveals the habits of Tarrant County residents when obtaining healthcare, with approximately 50 percent of consumers uncomfortable when discussing mental health issues and more than a third having stopped taking medication due to cost. The DFWHC Foundation white paper “Healthcare Consumerism in Tarrant County” […]

Foundation discusses data and population health with HealthIT Analytics

In an article released today in HealthIT Analytics, DFW Hospital Council Foundation staff members discussed how population health could be influenced by big data. Theresa Mendoza, directory of quality, BI and data services, and Richard Howe, PhD, executive director of the North Texas Regional Extension Center, provided their expertise in the story penned by Jennifer […]