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From the Texas Hospital Association

Sept. 18 Texas Hospital Association Partners With Clarify Health Solutions To Elevate Hospitals’ Quality Improvement Work
Addition of Clarify Health to THA’s Data Program Provides Texas Hospitals a Full Suite of Analytics Tools
The Texas Hospital Association today announced its partnership with Clarify Health, a leader in real-time patient care analytics. The partnership will give Texas hospitals meaningful, actionable insights and guide paths to improve the quality of care provided while reducing variation in care delivery and outcomes …   Read more
Sept. 17 MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislative Preview Townhall Meeting in Seguin
On Wednesday, Sept, 20, the Texas Hospital Association will host its third of six regional Legislative Preview Townhall meetings to discuss Texas hospitals’ policy priorities and industry challenges heading into the 2019 Texas legislative session beginning in January …   Read more
Sept. 11 Texas Hospital Association Honors State Senator Kelly Hancock
Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy
The Texas Hospital Association honored State Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems …   Read more
Sept. 4 MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislative Preview Townhall Meeting in McAllen
On Wednesday, Sept, 5, the Texas Hospital Association will host its second of six regional Legislative Preview Townhall meetings to discuss Texas hospitals’ policy priorities and industry challenges heading into the 2019 Texas legislative session beginning in January …   Read more
Aug. 27 MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislative Preview Townhall Meeting
On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Texas Hospital Association will host the first of six regional Legislative Preview Townhall meetings to discuss Texas hospitals’ policy priorities and industry challenges heading into the 2019 Texas legislative session beginning in January …   Read more
Aug. 14 Texas Hospital Association Honors State Representative Four Price
Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy
The Texas Hospital Association honored State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health system …   Read more
Aug. 13 Texas Hospital Association Statement on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Decision to Disallow Federal Uncompensated Care Payments to North Texas Hospitals
The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/ CEO, on the decision of the Departmental Appeals Board at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to uphold the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ disallowance of approximately $26 million in federal uncompensated care payments to private hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth …   Read more
July 2 More Than 175 Texas Hospitals Commit to Improving Maternal Health
Texas Hospital Association Partners With Texas Department of State Health Services to Reduce Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
Through the Texas AIM project, 179 Texas hospitals will begin work to reduce the incidence of obstetric hemorrhage, one of the primary causes of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity …   Read more
June 26 Texas Hospitals To Testify On Opioid Epidemic In Texas
Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse Considers Impact of Epidemic on Hospital Emergency Departments
In invited testimony before the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse today, Texas hospital leaders will share their work to curb opioid use and misuse …   Read more
June 26 Texas Hospital Association Partners With Jump Technologies To Help Hospitals And Health Systems Improve Inventory Management
JumpStock platform reduces waste and generates savings that can be redirected to improve care delivery
Jump Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain solutions for hospitals and health care systems, announced today its endorsement by the Texas Hospital Association as a partner to help Texas hospitals save money and enhance patient care …   Read more
May 29 Texas Hospital Association Partners With Southwest Consulting Associates to Help Hospitals With Critical Uncompensated Care Costs Calculations
Texas-based Southwest Consulting Associates has been endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association to help Texas hospitals thoroughly and completely calculate and document uncompensated care costs to qualify for Medicaid supplemental payments …   Read more
May 22 Texas Hospital Association endorses technology to help hospitals manage frequent emergency department patients and decrease inappropriate opioid use
Partnership arms care teams with real-time information at the point of care
The Texas Hospital Association officially endorsed Collective Medical in a partnership to help hospitals build a community-based network of communications to identify and support complex patient populations …   Read more
May 10 Texas Hospital Association Honors U.S. Representative Michael Burgess
Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy
The Texas Hospital Association honored U.S. Representative Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX 26) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems …   Read more
May 8 Texas Hospital Association Honors U.S. Senator John Cornyn
Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy
The Texas Hospital Association honored U.S. Senator John Cornyn with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems …   Read more
April 18 Texas Hospital Association Partners with Connance to Support Revenue Cycle Initiatives in Texas
Texas hospitals and health systems seek innovative solutions to address challenges; endorses Connance, Inc. for cutting-edge predictive analytics
Connance, a leading provider of health care predictive analytic solutions, has been endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association as a partner to help Texas hospitals more efficiently and effectively manage revenue cycle initiatives for denials management, patient payment and agency vendor management …   Read more
April 4 Texas Hospital Association to Testify on Health Care Reform in Texas House Appropriations Committee
Capping Medicaid Funding Would Inhibit Meaningful Reform
During a hearing today at the Texas Capitol, the Texas Hospital Association will discuss the potential for federal health care reform initiatives to solve the state’s uninsured problem and provide insight for state lawmakers on the need for a strong but flexible Medicaid program …   Read more
March 28 Texas Hospital Association Partners with Stratasan To Bring Powerful Claims Data Tool to Hospitals
New Technology Gives Texas Hospitals Market Data Insights to Steer Smarter Business and Development Decisions
The Texas Hospital Association announced a partnership with technology company, Stratasan. The new partnership will give THA member hospitals access to Stratsan’s powerful suite of strategic planning analytics, Launch Pathway, through the association’s Compass data program …   Read more
March 27 Texas Hospital Association to Testify on Opioid Epidemic in Texas House Committee on Opioids & Substance Use
Committee Considers THA’s Voluntary Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
The Texas Hospital Association will provide insight for Texas lawmakers at the Texas Capitol, describing the effect of opioid abuse on Texas hospitals and patients and ways the hospital industry is leading efforts to identify solutions …   Read more
March 1 Texas Hospitals’ Use of Plain Language Emergency Alerts Grows
Hospitals across Texas continue to transition from hospital-specific, color-based emergency codes to standardized, plain language alerts as part of their work to promote safety, reduce errors and increase transparency of communications and safety protocols …   Read more
Feb. 9 Texas Hospital Association Endorses Use of Voluntary Emergency Department Prescribing Guidelines to Curb Opioid Misuse and Abuse
Texas hospitals lead initiative to reduce opioid deaths
The Texas Hospital Association recommends that Texas hospitals voluntarily adopt its guidelines to advise prescribers working in hospital emergency departments of ways to minimize inappropriate use of opioid painkillers and ultimately reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in the state …   Read more
Feb. 7 Texas Hospital Association Releases Special Report On Hospital Disaster Response During Hurricane Harvey
Report Offers Findings and Recommendations to Improve Disaster Preparedness and Response for Future Events
The Texas Hospital Association today released a special report analyzing Texas hospitals’ disaster response before, during and after Hurricane Harvey, including findings and recommendations for future preparation strategies …   Read more
Feb. 6 Texas Hospital Association Honors Barclay Berdan
HOSPAC Star Award Recognizes Hospital Leader’s Advocacy and Engagement
The Texas Hospital Association and its political action committee, HOSPAC, today honored Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources in Arlington, with the 2017 HOSPAC Star Award for his commitment to political and public policy advocacy …   Read more
Feb. 6 Tim Lancaster Receives Prestigious THA Award For Distinguished Health Care Administration
Earl M. Collier Award Is Highest Honor THA Bestows
The Texas Hospital Association today named Tim Lancaster, FACHE, president and CEO of Hendrick Health System in Abilene, the recipient of the 2017 THA Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration for his dedicated efforts to advance health care for more than 30 years …   Read more
Feb. 5 Cowling Elected Chair of Statewide Hospital Association Board
Phyllis Cowling, FHFMA, president and CEO of United Regional Health Care System in Wichita Falls, has been elected chair of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees. Cowling officially became chair on Jan. 1, 2018 …   Read more
Feb. 1 Partnership brings focus on cyber security solutions to Texas hospitals
Texas Hospital Association partners with Clearwater Compliance to manage critical hospital cyber security
The Texas Hospital Association announced its newest partnership with Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning health care cyber risk management and regulatory compliance solutions company. The endorsement follows an extensive due diligence analysis with Texas hospital leaders closely examining Clearwater’s operations and services …   Read more
Jan. 17 Texas Hospitals Issue Guidance to Avoid Longer ER Wait Times Due to Severe Flu Season
Texas hospitals, like others across the country, are experiencing a high volume of patients due to the seasonal flu and are taking necessary steps to ensure patients receive appropriate care …   Read more
Jan. 10 Texas Hospital Association Working with Baylor Scott & White to Improve Patient Care
THA Smart Ribbon, a product of the Texas Hospital Association’s Center for Technology Innovation, has announced a new collaboration with Texas-based Baylor Scott & White Health …   Read more
Jan. 2 Court Ruling Slashes More Than $40 Million In Medicare Prescription Drug Payments To Hospitals
Congressional action needed to ensure continued drug affordability and access to care
Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today ruled in favor of the federal government to dismiss hospitals’ case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to stop scheduled Medicare reimbursement cuts for outpatient prescription drugs. …   Read more
Dec. 21 Texas Hospitals Applaud Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extension
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission have reached an agreement to approve a new five-year Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver. …   Read more
Nov. 2 Texas Hospital Industry Leader Recognized For Innovation
‘Smart Ribbon’ Earns Texas Hospital Association Digital Leader CHIME’s Innovator Award
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recognized a top Texas hospital industry leader Wednesday at the organization’s CHIME17 Fall CIO Forum …   Read more
Nov. 1 Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace Opens
Texans Can Purchase Affordable Health Coverage Through Dec. 15
Open enrollment through the health insurance marketplace begins today and runs through Dec. 15 at healthcare.gov …   Read more

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