Cancer Support Community NTX – Opening eyes about survivorship

09/27/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Cancer Support Community North Texas. By Mirchelle Louis, LCSW, CEO, Cancer Support Community North Texas Great news! More people are surviving cancer than ever before. In fact, according to the latest American Cancer Society stats, there will be roughly 1.25 million survivors in Texas by … Read More

Bryan’s House – Building innovative pathways to inclusion

09/26/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Bryan’s House. Over the past 30 years, Bryan’s House has served more than 23,000 children in the community. Founded in 1988 to serve children with HIV/AIDS, Bryan’s House has relaunched to include a continuum of medically-managed care, early childhood education for medically fragile children, in … Read More

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP – CMS revisits Hospital Co-location

09/19/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. By Laura Keidan Martin, Kenya Woodruff and Rachel Adams of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP On May 3, CMS issues a draft letter to State Survey Agency Directors regarding “Guidance for Hospital Co-location with Other Hospitals or Healthcare Facilities” (Guidance) that is … Read More

Hall Render – Conscience Rule and Protected Employees

09/12/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. By Robin Sheridan and Lindsey Croasdale On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced the issuance of the final conscience rule, which prohibits discrimination of individuals on the basis of their exercise … Read More

Flatirons Digital Innovations introduces Flatirons Digital Hub for healthcare

08/01/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Flatirons Digital Innovations. Flatirons Digital Innovations Inc., FDI, a content services and system integration provider, announced last week the availability of Flatirons Digital Hub for Healthcare. The new clinical informatics solution moves patient information from aging or redundant electronic health record (EHR) systems to a … Read More

Love posts national blog detailing e-cigarette abuse in Texas

07/24/2019

Detailing the alarming rise in e-cigarette abuse in Texas, DFW Hospital Council’s President/CEO W. Stephen Love posted a blog this week on the American Communities Project website. The website is a combined social science/journalism effort based at The George Washington University’s School of Media & Public Affairs that uses a vast array of data – from election results and economic … Read More

Flatirons Digital Innovations – Case study on EHR data

07/03/2019

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

07/02/2019

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

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

06/28/2019

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

06/27/2019

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