Posts Tagged ‘REMPI’

NTREC working on new physician data analytic project

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) operates data analytic capabilities for 95 percent of the hospitals in North Texas. This includes an extensive data warehouse of inpatient claims complete with a proprietary Regional Enterprise Master Patient Index (REMPI). The North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC), operating under the DFWHC Foundation, is developing a […]

Foundation’s REMPI detailed in HFMA magazine

In the March issue of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) magazine Leadership, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Regional Enterprise Master Patient Index (REMPI) was covered extensively in a feature story. Penned by DFWHC Foundation President Kristin Jenkins, the article detailed the teaming of the hospitals of Dallas and Fort Worth to develop […]

Changes in policy affect the Death Master

The “Death Master” is not the Grim Reaper or some obscure vampire film. It is a file maintained by the Social Security Administration (SSA) with information on millions of deceased persons and their social security numbers. It is updated weekly and available for subscription. Government agencies, financial entities and credit organizations use the information to […]

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 […]

DFWHC Foundation Featured in
Modern Healthcare Magazine

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was spotlighted in the July 25 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. The special edition, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the national publication, detailed market profiles across the country. Page 10 was devoted to Dallas-Fort Worth with the story “Cutting Readmissions: Index allows hospitals to track high-risk patients.” Penned […]

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 […]