Published By: PhoneTree
Published Date: Mar 18, 2014
Learn more about the cost and quality of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and how studies between 2012 and 2013 show that there are improvements in costs, utilizations and overall health due to the initiation of PCMHs. Download the entire white paper to learn more.
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
The median fiscal and operational performance of U.S. hospitals over the past year remained relatively flat, despite expectations to the contrary. The data spans a four-year period from 2009Q4 to 2013Q4. Overall, hospitals saw flat or no growth in utilization, but major teaching hospitals saw steady utilization growth.
In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
Published By: Precyse
Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
First it was going to be October 1, 2013, and everybody panicked. Then a reprieve came when the date was changed to October 1, 2014, now we have another extension. You may not want to breathe a sigh of relief however and start thinking that there is now plenty of time to prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Time flies by and 2015 will be here before we know it. So don’t be left wondering where all the time went.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. According to one estimate, between 2013 and 2023 the percentage of manufacturing and distribution software delivered via software as a service (SaaS) will increase from 22% to 45%.1
Published By: Globoforce
Published Date: Nov 06, 2013
Do you wish you had more insight into your performance review process and how to make it more effective? In our new Summer 2013 Workforce Mood Tracker Report, Empowering Employees to Improve Performance, we asked employees what they thought of reviews and what would make them better. Their answers may surprise you.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 01, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public
areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.
The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Dec 31, 2013
In the fall of 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) endorsed the latest best practices related to safety sign and tag technology by incorporating the 2011 ANSIZ535 safety sign and tag standards into its regulations. This guide will provide a clear understanding of the OSHA change and what it means to you and your organization.
Published By: Grainger
Published Date: Nov 04, 2013
On December 1, 2013, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will start phasing in a mandatory transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling potentially hazardous chemicals. The goal is to have one set of hazardous material classification standards used around the world to protect human health and promote environmental awareness.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
This paper explores the results of a survey, fielded in April 2013, of 304 data managers and professionals, conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today Inc. It revealed a range of practical approaches that organizations of all types and sizes are adopting to manage and capitalize on the big data flowing through their enterprises.
Curves® and Jenny Craig® operate 7,000 Curves clubs and franchises globally and 400 Jenny Craig locations supported by IT service desks in California, Texas, and Australia. The two organizations combined to form Curves Jenny Craig in November 2013. Outdated systems, known internally as “the black hole,” plagued Jenny Craig with inefficient processes and created a lack of accountability. For example, records could not be categorized or prioritized properly, tracked by date or owner, and they could be intentionally hidden in an ambiguous status. Without visibility, Jenny Craig had no way to quantify the impact of their customer service. Mary Carter, manager of IT service, summed it up, “We had no reporting prior Cherwell Service Management.” Curves was in even worse shape as they logged tickets in an Excel® spreadsheet.
The world set a new record for data breaches in 2016,
with more than 4.2 billion exposed records, shattering the former record of 1.1 billion in 2013. But if 2016 was bad, 2017 is shaping up to be even worse. In the first six months of 2017, there were 2,227 breaches reported, exposing over 6 billion records and putting untold numbers of accounts at risk. Out of all these stolen records, a large majority include usernames and passwords, which are leveraged in 81 percent of hacking-related breaches according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Faced with ever-growing concerns over application and data integrity, organizations must prioritize identity protection in their
security strategies. In fact, safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in 2017.
Robust Data Management Platforms drive intimate customer experiences.
You know the importance of identifying your best customer segments and treating them right. You also know that takes a ton of work. But it’s work that we can help you accomplish with our integrated and secure Data Management Platform (DMP). By using Adobe Audience Manager, our DMP offering, you'll aggregate data from all your sources to better understand your current customer segments, while we also help you identify new audiences to target.
The new Forrester Wave™: Data Management Platforms, Q2 2017 says “Adobe was a DMP Forrester Wave leader in 2013 and 2015, and continues to set the pace in this Forrester Wave.” See where we receive the highest scores and why we are named a Leader in this report.
Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
In July 2013 Acxiom commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how companies use the data they collect from their customers to make better decisions on their marketing campaigns by gauging their experiences and attitudes around their use of and future vision for using customer data across multiple marketing channels. In order to understand this topic, we conducted interviews with 11 executives representing a range of roles and perspectives, including consumer packaged goods companies, financial services organizations, and agencies.
Protect against hackers by upgrading to new desktops featuring Intel’s hardware-enhanced security and supporting software. Innovative hardware enhancements, built into Intel®-powered desktops since mid-2013, “harden” key information and commands normally executed in software, giving your business maximum protection. Read this paper to learn what your organization can do to overcome security challenges.
Published By: Websense
Published Date: Apr 09, 2013
This report focuses on significant changes in the global threatscape during the year, offering insights from several perspectives. Our goal is to help security professionals improve
the effectiveness of existing security solutions, and identify and prioritize security gaps that may require new approaches and more innovative strategies.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.
HP delivers the complete, end-to-end unified communication and collaboration solutions and services you need to improve decision making, increase customer satisfaction, and drive business results. HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft Lync 2013 get you up and running quickly, and help you improve your network to grow your business. Download this white paper to learn more about how Microsoft Lync and HP can build a productive workforce.