Posts Tagged ‘readmissions’

Foundation brings in Cynosure Health data expert for hospital visits

As part of an effort to reduce readmissions, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation coordinated a series of meetings February 27-28 at area hospitals with Pat Teske, a national expert from Cynosure Health Solutions, providing the education. Teske is the improvement advisor and implementation officer at Cynosure, and with the DFWHC Foundation in tow, did […]

Foundation to host Feb. 7 “Behavioral Health Network” webinar

Would you like to learn first-hand how a U.S. health system resolved issues with inappropriate admissions while improving behavioral healthcare for patients? The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with Blaze Advisors will discuss this growing healthcare trend during the complimentary webinar “Creation of High Performance Behavioral Health Network” on February 7 from 11:30 […]

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 […]

Foundation database detailed in online feature story

Research shows that congestive heart failure patients using a patient portal offered by a hospital or physician practice have higher engagement rates, lower hospitalization and readmission rates, according to an online story penned by Joseph Goedert in Health Data Management. The research was achieved by utilizing data from the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s database, with […]

Foundation white paper on readmissions inspired by Dr. Ron Anderson

Due to his inspiration and assistance, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s white paper “Readmissions in North Texas: A Comprehensive Overview of Statistics, Demographics and Charges to Identify Disparities” released this week was dedicated to Dr. Ron Anderson, former president/CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System who died September 11. A member of the […]

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 […]

Thirty-day mortality rate for regional facilities

For several years now the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) has been able to replicate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 30-day, all-cause readmission measures for congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction (AMI) and pneumonia (PN). What has been missing is information on patients who have expired within the 30-day period without […]

Research on 2011 Readmissions available

In a readmissions report created by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) in August, claims data in 2011 for hospitalizations of patients 18 years and older from 77 acute care facilities was analyzed with surprising results. Readmission rates, characteristics, patient age, gender, ethnicity, discharge status, payer and diagnoses were included in the study. […]