#NTXDoesItRight Outreach

07/31/2020

We hope everyone is having a great Friday! We are excited to let you know that Dallas County Health and Human Services has launched a new campaign to promote its COVID-19 community health guidelines. In collaboration with the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and the Dallas Zoo, they have created the #NTXDoesItRight campaign to encourage North Texans to wear a mask … Read More

DFWHC Blog: Three simple words – wear a mask

07/30/2020

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council What is the best way to stimulate the economy? I can tell you in three simple words – wear a mask. As COVID-19 cases dramatically increase in Texas, we are being forced to delay business openings and the North Texas economy continues to suffer. Wearing a mask will prevent the spread of … Read More

DFWHC’s Love to participate in July 9 “State of Health” event

07/07/2020

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce will host a “State of Health” virtual panel discussion on July 9 at 12 noon CDT. Speakers will include: • Stephen Love, DFW Hospital Council; • Dr. Phillip Huang, Dallas County Health and Human Services Department; • Jason Isham, Children’s Health; • and Dr. Shawna D. Nesbitt, UT Southwestern. The event is sponsored by Children’s … Read More

New video promotes wearing a mask over holiday weekend

07/02/2020

In a video released in advance of the Fourth of July holiday weekend by the Texas organization “Stand Tall for Small,” the message of wearing a mask to help the economy is emphasized. As stated on the public service announcement page, “Small businesses are the heartbeat of the Texas economy and have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis in … Read More

Webinar on June 25 to detail COVID-19 coding challenges

06/23/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be co-hosting a webinar with HCCS HIM Services on June 25 to detail “COVID-19 Coding Challenges and Opportunities” from 10:00 a.m. To 11:00 a.m. CDT. One of the many disruptions wrought by COVID-19 on hospital finances are coding, documentation and compliance changes. Two such changes are appropriate telehealth coding and revenue recovery resulting from … Read More

Love to serve on panel during July 8 COVID-19 discussion

06/17/2020

The North Texas Commission will host a continuation of its “To the Point” panel series with the virtual “The Changing Face of Healthcare after COVID-19” on July 8 at 12 noon CDT. Speakers will include: • Stephen Love, DFW Hospital Council; • Dr. Paul Hain, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; • Dr. John Burruss, Metrocare Services; • and Dr. … Read More

Webinar on June 11 to detail COVID-19 “Surge Staffing”

06/08/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be co-hosting a webinar with Apollo on June 11 to detail “Surge Staffing” from 10:00 a.m. To 11:00 a.m. CDT. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase nationally, regional “hotspots” are sprouting up in numerous areas. Hospitals within these areas are experiencing an increased need for beds and personnel. At the same … Read More

Health Catalyst – Managing Hospital Patient Flow

06/04/2020

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Health Catalyst. One of the ongoing challenges healthcare systems face is managing hospital patient flow—the movement of patients through the hospital from entry to discharge. If not managed effectively, patient flow can have negative ripple effects throughout the health system. Efficient hospital patient flow allows … Read More

OSPECS Consulting – What happens in the basement might prevent COVID-19

05/28/2020

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by OSPECS Consulting, LLC. There is an unsung hero in the fight against COVID-19: the sterile processing department of your local hospital. The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) and its technicians are charged with cleaning, preparing and sterilizing any reusable medical device used on patients. Often overlooked—it … Read More

Hall Render – The ADA and COVID-19

05/21/2020

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. The firm’s COVID-19 Resource Center can be found here. By Robin Sheridan, attorney at Hall Render While there has been an onslaught of new legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers don’t want to lose sight of traditional employment laws. The Fair Labor … Read More