Tenet drive collects 4.5 million servings of cereal to benefit local food banks


Tenet Healthcare Corporation announced on June 27 the results for its 2019 Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive. The Cereal Drive works to help those struggling with hunger and to promote the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, especially for children who lose access to school-based nutrition programs during the summer months. The 2019 Cereal Drive took place June 7-14 across … Read More

DFWHC and SendaRide to host July 24 webinar on “Patient Transportation”


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with SendaRide will host the webinar “Patient Transportation: How important is it in today’s industry?” on Wednesday, July 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CST). With today’s research indicating more than 80 percent of health outcomes are tied to the social determinants of health (SDoH), the evolution of the healthcare industry is … Read More

Flatirons Digital Innovations – Case study on EHR data


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Flatirons Digital Innovations. During the past several years, three hospitals in the northeast were acquired by a larger hospital network. The parent network has more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in more than 20 states. In … Read More

I2Verify – Happy, productive and engaged employees: The employment verification guide


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by i2Verify. As an HR professional, you are probably aware that 7 out of every 10 American workers are either disengaged or dislike their jobs. This shocking statistic is based on an extensive ongoing study conducted by Gallup regarding the American workplace. Management puts pressure on … Read More

Webinar on “Patient Matching” posted online


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and NextGate complimentary educational webinar “Patient Matching: Comparing Value and Performance for the Healthcare Enterprise,” held Thursday, June 27 is now available online. David Bennett, regional vice president, B. S. E. E., of NextGate, served as the keynote speaker with DFWHC President/CEO W. Stephen Love providing the introductions. David discussed why patient matching is difficult … Read More

NextGate – Patient Matching: Overcoming Healthcare’s $6 Billion Problem


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by NextGate. By David Bennett, NextGate Despite intense efforts and significant investments to implement EHRs, duplicate and disjointed medical records continue to plague providers. The financial impact is substantial— duplicate records cost the U.S. healthcare system more than $6 billion annually and individual hospitals $1.5M per … Read More

Hall Render – Patient Transportation: How to Legally Get Patients in the Door


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. Providers are often looking for additional opportunities to engage patients and ensure compliance with treatment regimens. By implementing patient transportation programs, providers are able to help alleviate this frequent hurdle facing their patients. In addition, providers are able to increase efficiencies, avoid missed … Read More

Love discusses hospital pricing transparency on KRLD


President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down. The idea is to give patients practical information they can use to help save money. The order, directed to the Department of Health and Human Services, made national headlines. DFW Hospital Council … Read More

EHN to host “Hospital Resuscitation” event on June 26


The Executive Healthcare Network (EHN) of DFW will host the morning session “A Paradigm Shift in the Standard of Care in Hospital Resuscitation” on Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the BravoTech Offices in Dallas. Russell Griffin, vice president of research and innovation for RQI Partners, a joint-venture between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical, … Read More

One week until DFWHC and NextGate June 27 Webinar!


It’s just one week until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and NextGate complimentary webinar “Comparing Patient Matching Value & Performance for the Healthcare Enterprise” on Thursday, June 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CST). Duplicate patient records cost U.S. healthcare systems more than $6 billion annually and individual hospitals $1.5M per year. The problem not only negatively impacts a … Read More