VitalTech offering 90 days of free telehealth in advance of DFWHC webinar on June 4

05/29/2020

In advance of the June 4 webinar “Virtual Hospital Today” hosted with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), VitalTech announced today it will offer 90 days of free telehealth services in an effort to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The “DFWHC – VitalTech Give-Back” program provides 90 days of free access to VitalTech’s platform to all DFWHC members, thereby helping … 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

Guests from Baylor Scott & White, UT Dallas highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

05/26/2020

Episode 21 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion included a COVID-19 financial forecast in North Texas and the recent phenomenon of local residents’ fear of calling 9-1-1. Guests included: • John McCracken, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Management at UT Dallas and Professor of … 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

DFWHC and VitalTech to detail “Virtual Hospital Today” on June 4

05/20/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and VitalTech will co-host the webinar “Virtual Hospital Today” on Thursday, June 4 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., CDT. The complimentary event will detail a revolutionary device that provides real-time remote patient monitoring. The proprietary platform enables health systems, nursing facilities, home health providers, physicians and senior living facilities to streamline workflows while improving outcomes, … Read More

Guests from Prism Health and Texas Scottish Rite highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

05/19/2020

Episode 20 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion included the “new normal” as businesses begin to reopen in the community, hospital safety measures and a world-renown dyslexia program. Guests included: • Dr. John Carlo, Physician CEO at Prism Health North Texas; • Dr. … Read More

DFWHC Blog – COVID-19, as we learn from history

05/14/2020

By Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council Many historians, including John M. Barry who wrote the book “The Great Influenza,” believe in 1918 someone in Haskell County, Kansas had a mild H1N1 virus and carried it to a huge Army base. From there, it spread across the world transmitted largely by troops in close barracks on ships. The … Read More

Guests from JPS and UTSW highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

05/12/2020

Episode 19 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion included the recent phenomenon of a dramatic decrease in 9-1-1 calls due to fear of COVID-19. The drop in calls has caused an increase in heart attack and stroke fatalities across the nation. Guests included: … Read More

Data shows alarming 9-1-1 trends for EMS calls during COVID-19 pandemic

05/07/2020

MedStar dropped a press release this week detailing the continue of alarming trends during the COVID-19 pandemic preventing people from calling 9-1-1. Simply put – residents are scared to death! Statistics for cardiac arrest are trending in an unhealthy direction, with an increase in residents having died at the scene and decreases in treatment for victims at area hospitals. The … Read More

Guests from Baylor Scott & White, Methodist and Cook Children’s highlight “Human Side of Health Care”

05/04/2020

Episode 18 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast yesterday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion included a COVID-19 update, the reactivation of primary care, ER trauma and gun safety. Guests included: • Dr. David Winter, president and chief clinical officer of the Baylor Scott & White Health Texas Provider Network; … Read More