Entries by Melissa Hale

TAHFA will Dissolve the Association by December 31, 2018

The Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA) Board of Directors, an association that has advocated to be the foremost leadership organization regarding financial issues for Texas healthcare providers, has voted to dissolve the association by December 31, 2018. Originally launched as the Texas Association of Hospital Accountants in 1941, the association rebranded itself as […]

Texas Women’s Health Programs Report

Click Here to review the Texas Women’s Health Programs Report for Fiscal Year 2017. The Texas Women’s Health Program Report Fiscal Year 2017 is submitted per 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act, Senate Bill (S.B.) 1, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (Article II, Health and Human Services Commission [HHSC], Rider 97). The report provides a summary of […]

TAHFA Member of the Year!

  Congratulations Joann Hernandez! TAHFA MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Joann has been a great asset to the TAHFA organization for many years.  She has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President.  Joann worked tirelessly as the Chair of the Education Committee of TAHFA for several years.  She served as a mentor to […]

Congratulations David Pipkins!

Congratulations to one of our TAHFA Board Members, David Pipkins. He has been named CEO at Kate Dishman Rehabilitation Hospital. Previously, he served as the controller at PAM Rehabilitation Hospital in Beaumont. Learn more in the latest issue of Texas Hospitals from the Texas Hospital Association HERE

Reducing Hospital Costs and over Utilization with Technology

IllumiCare®, in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association, collaborated with Parkland Health and Hospital System (“Parkland”) to implement the Smart Ribbon® within their inpatient health system. Parkland engaged in a rigorous pilot study to compare physicians who used the Smart Ribbon against their historical behavior and then versus non-user Parkland physicians as a control group. […]