DFWHC/Coker Group event details “Volume to Value”


Great crowd turned out for this morning’s DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) “Hot Topic” event “Enabling the Successful Transition from Volume to Value” at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Co-hosted by DFWHC partner the Coker Group, speakers included Stefan Werdegar, vice president of leadership development/executive search at the Coker Group; Dr. Ron Strieker, principal at the Strieker Group, … Read More

Foundation’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 9-10


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services will be hosting the 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit and the 2017 TDSHS Healthcare Safety Conference, August 9-10 at the Marriot Las Colinas Hotel in Irving. Titled “Stand Up for Safety!,” the event will be highlighted by Dr. Abdusalam Nasidi, director of the Nigeria … Read More

Peeling Back the Onion


U.S. healthcare spending grew 3.9 percent in 2011, reaching $2.7 trillion and representing three consecutive years of slow growth. Healthcare spending as a percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) remained stable at 17.9. If we peel back the onion to look at how U.S. healthcare dollars are spent, we might be surprised. Hospital patient care represents only 31 percent of … Read More

Patient safety indicators require a comprehensive approach


The North Texas hospitals support sharing data regarding hospital performance with the public in a transparent manner as long as the information is complete, accurate and limitations are fully disclosed. An example of the complexity related to data analysis is the computer error revealed recently impacting the financial penalties against hospitals on Medicare readmissions within 30 days. The Centers for … Read More