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

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

Hall Render – Sexual harassment legislation may impact employers

02/25/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Hall Render. In the year or so since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shined a national media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, the issue has reached several courts and state legislatures as well. As a result, employers may now be required to … Read More

Cancer Support Community NTX – The missing link in cancer care

02/22/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Cancer Support Community North Texas. Blog by Mirchelle Louis, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Support Community North Texas In 2018, more than 31,000 of our North Texas neighbors’ lives changed instantly when they heard the dreaded words – “You have cancer.” From the moment … Read More

Southwest Consulting Associates – FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule

02/20/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Southwest Consulting Associates. By Kyle Pennington, Client Relations Manager at Southwest Consulting Associates In its FY 2019 IPPS final rulemaking published August 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continued the transition of utilizing charity care and bad debt costs reported … Read More

What is the single-payer system?

02/19/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council In North Texas, we treat patients in our hospitals who support many cultural doctrines, so we steer clear of political discussion. We always try to advocate for public policy that improves coverage and treatment. We also strive to educate the community on emerging healthcare issues. With that said, let’s discuss the … Read More

Gerber – Important Immunological Components in Mother’s Milk

12/03/2018

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Gerber. By Heidi Storm, Clinical Sciences Sr. Manager at Gerber Breastfeeding is the best way to nourish an infant, and it is recommended as the sole source of nutrition for infants up to 6 months of age by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).1 … Read More

Flatirons Digital Innovations – Take out IT costs to fuel world-class care

11/07/2018

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Flatirons Digital Innovations. By Frank Hughes, Healthcare IT Specialist, Flatirons Digital Innovations As the cost of providing world-class healthcare continues to rise, healthcare organizations face ongoing challenges to support their patients, clinicians and practitioners. One of the biggest challenges that carries a significant underlying … Read More

6SigmaTek – Decreasing wait times in your emergency department

10/05/2018

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by 6SigmaTek. By Stephen Griffin, Managing Partner, Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation at 6SigmaTek, LLC Is your hospital experiencing long lengths of stays? Perhaps patients leaving without being seen or even against medical advice? Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation has created a high-level approach that … Read More

Wello – Our health and our bodies are connected to indoor moisture

09/25/2018

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Wello, Inc. Our health and our bodies are directly connected to indoor moisture. Viable or infectious viruses are far more potent in low humidity than higher humidity. To compound this, while our immune system depends on well-hydrated tissues inside, our respiratory system depends on … Read More