Posts Tagged ‘readmission’

Foundation to host two-part webinar “Reducing Readmissions” on March 2, April 18 – CE credits available!

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will host the two-part webinar “REDUCING 30-DAY Readmissions by Improving Care Transitions” on Thursday, March 2 and Tuesday, April 18. The event will take place from 1:00-2:00 p.m., CT on both days. Jackie Conrad, MBA, BS, RN, an improvement advisor at Cynosure Health, will serve as speaker. Objectives will […]

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 in New Mexico to address “Border Readmission”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Texas Hospital Association, the New Mexico Hospital Association and the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) is hosting a “Border Readmission Symposium” in Las Cruces, New Mexico today. The event, sponsored by HIIN, has attracted more than 65 attendees. The purpose of the symposium is to […]

I Love….

In this month of love, many texts and valentines use shorthand to say I Love You. We have come to equate the iconic heart with love and emotion. I recently went to a chocolate shop and rather than the heart shape, they had an anatomical heart molded from chocolate. I thought it was great! But […]

Regional Master Patient Index (REMPI)

Research at the DFWHC Foundation is an adventure. I guess you could say I’m a nerd, but the claims database offers exciting research possibilities. We have a regional master patient index (REMPI) that amazingly tracks patients across time, hospitals and payors. An ID number is assigned to patients allowing us to follow them at hospitals […]