NextGate – Tapping SDOH data to gain a picture of one’s needs


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by NextGate. By Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate Access to a complete picture of one’s health is key to enhanced clinical decision-making, coordination of care, patient safety, administrative efficiencies and patient-provider satisfaction. This requires tapping into data outside the four walls of traditional healthcare settings. Because the … Read More

Honor Home Care – Managing home recovery and readmissions


The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Honor Home Care. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at [email protected] Non-Medical Home Care Alice arrived in the emergency room today by ambulance after fainting just four days post-discharge. The emergency room staff recommended readmission as she was dehydrated, very weak and disoriented. … Read More

Love interviewed by CBS Evening News


With part of the Affordable Care Act going into effect, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s President and CEO Steve Love offered his insight for CBS Evening News Monday evening, October 1. Love was interviewed for Anna Werner‘s segment involving Medicare reimbursement penalties. As detailed, hospitals now face big fines if too many patients have to be readmitted because of complications. … Read More

Readmissions – A Complex Issue


In October each year we enjoy the State Fair of Texas, fall festivals, carving pumpkins and Texas football at all levels. This year a new event begins Oct. 1, 2012 resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). A readmissions provision imposes financial penalties on hospitals for “excess” readmissions when compared to “expected” levels of readmission. Generally, hospitals … Read More