Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
The ripple effect of healthcare reform is beginning to impact care delivery strategies as care management now falls increasingly to providers.
According to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey, hospital leaders are making progress with care management efforts, but more robust tools will be needed if hospitals want to scale up. The October 2014 survey polled 134 senior, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information leaders across the healthcare spectrum. The majority of respondents were from nonprofit organizations (63%), while the remainder (37%) came from for-profit settings.
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.
In late August 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to reinstate the Recovery Audit program on a limited basis. CMS reports the delay in restarting the Recovery Audit program was to enable the various RAC regions to restructure, allowing time for the appeals to catch up. Soon, however, the hiatus will end and RACs in all regions will resume automated reviews; these will be in addition to select complex reviews based on topics chosen by CMS.
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.
Published By: TalentWise
Published Date: Jan 20, 2014
Start off the New Year by reviewing key HR trends for 2014. Our brief whitepaper offers insights into what's hot for HR this year, including:
- Mobile-friendly solutions
- Talent analytics
- Social tools
Plus, find out what trends (hello, stack-ranking!) are out for 2014. Read our whitepaper and discover what’s trending for HR hiring in 2014.
Published By: Sourcecast
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP's) final rule requiring affirmative action requirements for individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for protected veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) takes effect. The long anticipated final regulations will substantially impact federal contractors and their affirmative action plans for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Every day, employees in various companies from oil & gas, manufacturing or chemical industries perform extremely dangerous jobs, including building construction, commercial diving, and hazardous chemical monitoring. Yet, in 2014, companies with such working environments were voted among America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today.
Houston businesses are as unique as Houston itself. But not every business looks at healthcare the same. See what other Houston businesses are choosing to offer their employees, how satisfied they are with their choices, and what other cost-reducing options are available.
• Learn what % of employees live in Houston, and how that impacts health care costs
• See how happy businesses are with current carriers and what that means at renewal time
• Find out what alternative options smart businesses are looking at
According to ESG’s 2014 IT Spending Intentions Survey, improving data backup and recovery is the most often mentioned priority for midmarket organizations for the third year in a row. It is the third most frequently cited priority by enterprises and midmarket organizations overall. Additionally, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) also appear in the top-ten priority lists of both midmarket and enterprise respondents.
Your growing business shouldn't run on aging hardware and software until it fails. Adding memory and upgrading processors will not provide the same benefits to your infrastructure as a consolidation and upgrade can. Upgrading and consolidating your IT infrastructure to the Dell PowerEdge VRTX running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 can improve performance while adding features such as high availability.
No matter your line of business, technology implemented four years ago is likely near its end of life and may be underperforming as more users and more strenuous workloads stretch your resources thin. Adding memory and upgrading processors won't provide the same benefits to your infrastructure as a consolidation and upgrade can. Read this research report to learn how upgrading to Dell's PowerEdge VRTX with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 could reduce costs while delivering better performance than trying to maintain aging hardware and software.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
Remote support technology, including remote control, desktop sharing, and web collaboration, is one of the most popular platforms used across TSIA service disciplines. Today’s remote support solutions offer much more than just remote control for PCs, their functional footprint is expanding to include support for more devices and richer analytics for trend analysis and supervisor dashboards. Remote support solutions are typically well regarded by users, consistently delivering one of the highest average satisfaction scores in TSIA’s annual Global Technology Survey. Service executives should acquaint themselves with the new features and capabilities being introduced by leading remote support platforms and find ways to leverage the capabilities beyond technical support. Field services, education services, professional services, and managed services are all increasing adoption of these tools to boost productivity and avoid on-site visits. Download this white paper to learn more.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
Many organizations are making fundamental changes to their organizational structures, delivery models are changing, support organizations are adding new capabilities, and mission statements are changing at breakneck speed. Our support organizations are adding new services, taking on new roles and responsibilities, engaging in different ways with their customers, and consolidating many operational functions to create a scalable delivery model that is focused on customer success and outcomes within a cost structure that meets the company’s revenue, cost, and margin goals. This report will explore some of these issues, and how support organizations can make the shift needed to meet their customers' needs.
Research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Oracle,
provides answers. The results show that a proactive security strategy backed by a fully
engaged C-suite and board of directors reduced the growth of cyber-attacks and
breaches by 53% over comparable firms. These findings were compiled from responses
by 300 firms, across multiple industries, against a range of attack modes and over a
two-year period from February 2014 to January 2016.
The lessons are clear. As cyber-attackers elevate their game, the response must be an
enterprise solution. Only C-suites and boards of directors marshal the authority and
resources to support a truly enterprise-wide approach. In sum, proactive cyber-security
strategies, supported by senior management, can cut vulnerability to cyber-attack in half.
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Dec 08, 2017
Workplace culture is trending everywhere. In 2014, culture was declared the most popular word of the year by Merriam Webster. In 2015, Deloitte research listed culture as a top-three business challenge for leaders. In 2016, 80 percent of executives rated employee experience as an important issue they need to tackle.
Enterprises currently face challenges regarding
the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional
wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in
the adoption of public cloud services (a projected
86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1
organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective
network solution to address distributed traffic across
remote sites and branch offices.
Some of the specific issues organizations face with
their traditional WANs include:
- High total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Lengthy provisioning cycles
- Performance degradation with the growth of cloud
- Inadequate redundancy and resiliency
- Lack of application-aware connectivity
To better manage WAN investments, enterprises are
adopting a new approach for their distributed branch
office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN)
offers improved performance, agility, and operational
flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN
solutions are created equal.