DFWHC, Foundation and GroupOne hold annual holiday luncheon

12/15/2017

Enjoying the spirit of the season, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the DFWHC Foundation and GroupOne held its annual holiday luncheon today for team members in the Fireside Ballroom of the Las Colinas Country Club. More than 60 staff members turned out for an event that included annual employee awards and prize giveaways. Inspirational speaker Dave Davlin provided the keynote … Read More

DFWHC wraps up 2017 volunteer efforts

12/15/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the Foundation and GroupOne is wrapping up its volunteer efforts for 2017, with record contributions from staff members. For the Hurricane Harvey campaign, a total of 1,876 items including food, toiletries, diapers and blankets were collected. The items were donated to Trusted World, which in turn immediately shipped the resources to Houston. The annual food … Read More

Fort Worth City Council votes 8-1 in favor of smoking ban

12/14/2017

The Fort Worth City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to approve updates to the city’s smoking ordinance. Beginning March 12, customers in Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors will no longer be able to smoke within the buildings. Fort Worth was one of the last major cities in Texas to still allow smoking in bars. The new law also prohibits … Read More

Accenture – Technology for People Part 3

12/13/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following is the third of a series provided by Accenture. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. The Accenture Digital Health Technology Vision explores five trends that underscore the importance of technology for people: • Trend 1—AI is the New UI: Healthcare Experience Above All … Read More

DFWHC to be present at tonight’s FW vote on city smoking ban

12/12/2017

The Fort Worth City Council will vote tonight on a proposed smoking ban that would extinguish cigarettes in bars and bingo halls, and limit where smoke shops can be located within the city. If the vote passes, it could take effect within 90 days. DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love will be present prior to the vote and … Read More

Healthcare Alliance to host Dec. 13 event on “Ransomware”

12/06/2017

The DFW Alliance for Healthcare Excellence will host the educational lunch “How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware” on Dec. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Microsoft Technology Center in Irving. Stephen Cracknell, president/CIO of US Medical IT, will serve as speaker. With the dramatic increase in the number of healthcare businesses struggling with Ransomware and maintaining … Read More

Accenture – Technology for People Part 2

12/06/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following is the second of a series provided by Accenture. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. The Accenture Digital Health Technology Vision explores five trends that underscore the importance of technology for people: • Trend 1—AI is the New UI: Healthcare Experience Above All … Read More

DFWHC to host Jan. 25 webinar on Digital Health Technology

12/05/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be hosting its first webinar of 2018 on Jan. 25 titled “Digital Health Technology Trends.” The complimentary educational session is from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. and will be co-hosted with Accenture, a new DFWHC Associate Member. Dr. Kaveh Safavi, a senior managing director and head of global health practice at the company, will serve … Read More

Health insurance for Texas children expected to be extended

11/30/2017

In a story in this morning’s Dallas Morning News, Texas officials received some good pre-holiday tidings. They may not have to send out health insurance cancellation letters to nearly half a million kids three days before Christmas. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday said it’s very likely to give Texas enough additional money to keep its … Read More

Vestagen – Hospital uniforms are a great opportunity for improvement

11/30/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following is the first of a series provided by Vestagen. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. UNIFORMS – WHAT YOUR STAFF WEARS – are one of the most overlooked strategic opportunities for improvement on the Nurse Magnet, Quadruple Aim and High Reliability journey. With … Read More