Modern Healthcare Summit lands in Austin May 16-17

03/20/2019

Nearly 83 percent of CEOs surveyed by Modern Healthcare say innovation is speeding up. Are you keeping up? Join top leaders, innovators and disrupters at the Modern Healthcare Transformation Summit on May 16-17 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas to learn how you can bring innovation into your organization. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will … Read More

Love discusses new FDA smoking policies on KRLD

03/19/2019

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love discussed the latest updates on potential U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies concerning e-cigarettes during an interview last week with Mitch Carr on KRLD 1080 AM Radio. A new FDA policy drafted earlier this week could get flavored e-cigarette oils pulled off the shelf. The policy is aimed at preventing e-cigarette products … Read More

Healthcare Alliance to host March 13 educational event

03/12/2019

The Alliance for Healthcare Excellence will be hosting the educational lunch “Harnessing Technology to Migrate the Healthcare System to a Value-Based Model” tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas. Scott Flannery, CEO of United Healthcare in North Texas and Oklahoma, will serve as keynote speaker. United Healthcare employs more than 17,000 employees with … Read More

“Get Kidz Fit Fest” set for April 13 at Fair Park

03/12/2019

The Community Council of Greater Dallas will host the 12th Annual “Get Kidz Fit Fest” on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Centennial Building at Fair Park. This year’s event is being held in partnership with the Oncor Mayor’s Race. Get Kidz Fit brings hundreds of organizations, companies and sponsors together in a one-of-a-kind collaboration … Read More

Support this bill – Senator Johnson releases statement on bill to combat teen e-cigarette sales

03/04/2019

NOTE: DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love worked with Senator Nathan Johnson drafting this bill to help curtail the epidemic use of vapor products by elementary and high school students in Texas. “Youth addiction to nicotine is becoming, once again, a public health crisis,” said Texas State Senator Nathan Johnson upon filing SB1332. The bipartisan bill places e-cigarettes under … Read More

Flywire Health – Striking the Right Balance for Patient Payments

03/01/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Flywire Health. Blog by John Talaga, EVP/GM, Flywire Health To view a webinar on this topic recorded last month, please click here. NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Rising healthcare costs and growing patient financial liability are changing the way hospitals get paid as payers punt the … Read More

ACHE joins forces with TCU for March 28 event

02/27/2019

The ACHE of North Texas will host the educational event “The Business of Healthcare” on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Fort Worth at 5th and Carroll in the event space above Blue Mesa Grill. ACHE will be joining forces with Texas Christian University to offer a new kind of networking event for mid- and early … Read More

Mercer seminars set for March 5 in Plano, Irving and Fort Worth

02/27/2019

DFW Hospital Council Associate Member Mercer will host “Health Benefit Trends & Insights You Can Use in 2019” at three different locations on Tuesday, March 5. The first event is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Glen Eagles Country Club in Plano. An identical roundtable is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Las Colinas Country Club … Read More

FDA taking action against companies illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s

02/26/2019

The following is a statement by the Alzheimer’s Association, a partner of the DFW Hospital Council. On behalf of millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, the Alzheimer’s Association welcomes action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on companies that are illegally selling products – mostly sold as dietary supplements – that … Read More