The Story

In 2012, North Texas’ Cardiothoracic Surgeons and the hospitals in which they operate created the Texas Quality Initiative at the DFWHC Foundation. The “TQI” is a physician led, hospital funded collaborative designed to improve cardiovascular surgery for patients in North Texas. Participant hospitals and surgeons share a regional certified cardiovascular registry combined with a regional hospital all payer claims data warehouse to identify and spread best practice outcome and value information to providers. The TQI’s goal is make North Texas a destination center for cardiac care worldwide. The National Quality Strategy’s Triple Aim of better care, affordable care, and better community health are all served by this collaborative improvement model.

Research Requests

Texas Regional Data Managers Network (TRDMN)

TQI Leaders

TQI Advisory Board
Scott Bennett – UTSW
Deborah Bricker – THR
Todd Dewey – HCA
Baron Hamman, MD – THR – TQI Co-Chair
Michael Jessen, MD – UTSW – TQI Co-Chair
Michael Mack – BSWH
Syma Prince – TRDMN
Steves Ring, MD – UTSW – TQI QR Co-Chair
Scott Robins, MD – HCA
David Simpson – TRDMN
Carolyn Swann – UTSW
Richard Vigness – THR
Nancy Vish – BSWH
James Edgerton – BSWH – TQI QR Co-Chair

TQI Quality & Research Committee
David Ballard, MD – BSWH
Joyce Carver – HCA
Stephanie Clifton – THR
James Edgerton – BSWH – TQI QR Co-Chair
Giovanni Filardo, PhD – BSWH
Morley Herbert, PhD – HCA
Baron Hamman, MD – THR – TQI Advisory Co-Chair
Lara Lee Hogg – THR
Michael Jessen, MD – TQI Advisory Co-Chair
Syma Prince – HCA
Steves Ring, MD – UTSW – TQI QR Co-Chair
Scott Robins, MD – HCA
William Ryan – BSWH
David Simpson – TRDMN
Carolyn Swann – UTSW
Kristen Tecson, PhD – BSWH
Richard Vigness – THR


TQI Partner Hospitals

Baylor Scott and White
Baylor All Saints
Baylor Garland
Baylor Grapevine
Baylor Irving
Baylor University Medical Center
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

HCA Healthcare System
Denton Regional Medical Center
Las Colinas Medical Center
Medical Center of Arlington
Medical Center Plano
Medical City Dallas
Medical Center McKinney
North Hills Hospital
Plaza Medical Center

Methodist Healthcare System
Charlton Medical Center
Dallas Medical Center
Mansfield Medical Center
Richardson Medical Center

Texas Health Resources
THR – Fort Worth
THR – Hurst Euless Bedford
THR – Arlington
THR – Presbyterian Dallas
THR – Presbyterian Denton
UT Southwestern Medical Center

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