Research shows that congestive heart failure patients using a patient portal offered by a hospital or physician practice have higher engagement rates, lower hospitalization and readmission rates, according to an online story penned by Joseph Goedert in Health Data Management.
The research was achieved by utilizing data from the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s database, with 100,000 emergency room and outpatient visits among congestive heart failure patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area analyzed.
You can read the full story here.
It is just one week until the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s annual Patient Safety Summit on Wednesday, August 3 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving. The event is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Communication is Key,” with John Nance, pilot, author and business leader, to serve as keynote speaker. Nance is one of the key thought leaders to emerge in American healthcare in the past decade. Having helped pioneer the renaissance in patient safety as one of the founders of the National Patient Safety Foundation in 1997, his efforts are dedicated to reforming American healthcare from a reactive cottage industry to an effective system of prevention and wellness. A lawyer, Air Force and airline pilot, prolific author, national broadcaster and renowned speaker, Nance is expected to be just one of many highlights at the event.
This seminar is ideal for healthcare employees, nurses, patient safety advocates, chief nursing officers and hospital executives. Check the flyer below for the numerous CE’s provided.
You can register here.
For additional information, please contact Patti Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-648-5023.
The North Texas Commission hosted “Opioids: The Silent Epidemic” today at the Courtyard and TownPlace Suites in Grapevine. The luncheon event attracted more than 100 attendees and was part of the Commission’s series “To the Point, The Presidents.”
Kristin Jenkins, president of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, introduced the panelists including David Tesmer, senior vice president at Texas Health Resources, Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources and Dr. Paul Hain, North Texas market president of Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The event included an informational handout, “Prescription Opioids: What you Need to Know,” detailing the serious risks of addiction when opioids are prescribed to patients following surgery or injury. As noted during the meeting, it is estimated as many as 1 in 4 patients receiving prescription opioids long term in primary care struggle with addiction.
The Presenting Sponsor was Fidelity Investments, with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and the Dallas Business Journal serving as Premium Sponsors.
Last chance to register for the North Texas Commission’s event “Opioids: The Silent Epidemic” set for tomorrow at the Courtyard and TownPlace Suites in Grapevine. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the event begins at 12:00 noon. Presenting Sponsor is Fidelity Investments, with the event part of the North Texas Commission’s series “To the Point, The Presidents.”
Kristin Jenkins, president of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, will introduce the panelists to include Barclay Berdan of Texas Health Resources and Dr. Paul Hain of Blue Cross Blue Shield.
You can register here. For additional information, please contact Christine Soileau at email@example.com or 972-621-0400.
Don’t miss the DFW Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s annual “Summer Institute” on August 4 at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. This popular event will be highlighted by speaker Margie Dorman-O’Donnell, director of case management at Cook Children’s and past president of the Texas Nurses Association. She will be discussing “Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations in Texas.”
The presentation is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, please click here. Registration deadline is July 29.
For information, contact Sally Williams at 972-717-4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.