Healthcare reforms have prompted hospitals across the country to improve cost efficiencies wherever they can. In response, the accounts payable department of Southern Louisiana’s Ochsner Health System discovered a solution that helped improve cash management while reducing costs.
Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
Every organization strives for a workforce that is engaged, inspired, and motivated to perform at its best day in and day out. But what is the reality?
According to Gallup, only 13 percent of all employees worldwide today are engaged in their jobs — an alarming statistic given the importance of the workforce in fueling growth and meeting other key enterprise goals. Employees are typically an organization’s most vital (and expensive) asset, and when they are disengaged and/or disenfranchised, the ripple effects across the business can impact your profitability and branding.
In fact, each employee generation — and each individual — has unique needs and expectations regarding work. So how do you engage and inspire them? It requires a creative and differentiated approach that accounts for the unique characteristics and requirements of each generation.
Fortunately, new human capital management (HCM) technologies are available today that can help you optimize employee engagement across a
Healthcare accounts for 21% of all cybersecurity breaches, making it the most affected business sector in the U.S. economy. Ongoing attacks are predicted to cost providers $305 billion in lifetime revenue over the next few years. Download this white paper to learn how to make healthcare cybersecurity stronger.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
In the not so distant past, the way we worked looked very different. Most work was done in an office, on desktops that were always connected to the corporate network. The applications and infrastructure that we used sat behind a firewall. Branch offices would backhaul traffic to headquarters, so they would get the same security protection. The focus from a security perspective was to secure the network perimeter. Today, that picture has changed a great deal.
The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30%
in the next three years1
. Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a
seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and
challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more
players, in more places, in less time.
TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming
companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show
the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are
facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
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.
First, today’s digitally oriented customers expect banks to provide an ever-higher quality experience defined by speed and the flexibility to conduct business across many channels. They’ve grown accustomed to going online and transferring money between accounts, for example, and using their mobile device to make payments and check their account balance. These kinds of experiences have raised the bar in terms of customer expectations – and banks need to keep up, or risk losing customers. This is particularly true of millennial customers, as they have little regard for loyalty, which banks have traditionally relied on to build their business. Once frustrated by inconvenience, they don’t hesitate to switch banks – and thanks to the internet, this is now a fast, painless process.
AWS provides powerful controls to manage the security of software-defined infrastructure and
cloud workloads, including virtual networks for segmentation, DDoS mitigation, data encryption,
and identity and access control. Because AWS enables rapid and elastic scalability, the key
to securing cloud environments is using security automation and orchestration to effectively
implement consistent protection across your AWS environment.
The following eBook will discuss Dome9 best practices for using AWS controls to establish a
strict security posture that addresses your unique business needs, and maintaining consistency
across regions, accounts, and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) as your environment grows.
Payer contracts, relationships, and a strong service portfolio give your lab a license to hunt and an opportunity to compete. But lack of EHR integration continues to be a barrier for independent labs and a differentiator for the largest lab companies.
In this webinar, you’ll discover a new, affordable, and innovative lab-to-EHR integration approach that eliminates the need for HL-7 interfaces and can help you:
• Reduce incomplete lab orders and associated labor costs
• Improve customer satisfaction and “stickiness” in your accounts
• Grow both new and existing customer revenue
Today’s headlines are replete with accounts of major corporations that have found themselves under attack for their enterprise data.
For data center operators, ensuring the security and continuity of their clients’ business operations is a key and compelling imperative. See how Digital Realty approaches data center security.
Malicious botnets present multiple challenges to enterprises — some threaten security, and others merely impact performance or web analytics. A growing concern in the bot environment is the practice of credential stuffing, which capitalizes on both a bot’s ability to automate repeat attempts and the growing number of online accounts held by a single user. As bot technologies have evolved, so have their methods of evading detection. This report explains how the credential stuffing exploit challenges typical bot management strategies, and calls for a more comprehensive approach.
Many breaches happen because of compromised privileged user accounts. Risks spread like wildfire in the dynamic traditional, virtualized and cloud environments common in enterprises today. One improperly authorized privileged account can cause widespread and irreparable damage to an organization’s infrastructure, intellectual property and brand equity, leading to sudden drops in market value, broad organizational disruption and costly compliance penalties. Effectively managing privileged access across your hybrid enterprise is an imperative to reducing security and compliance risks.
Privileged identity, accounts and credentials are core, critical assets for enterprises that must be highly protected through a combination of technology and processes which are enabled by privileged access management.
Delivering that protection is instrumental in breaking the data breach kill chain, helping to prevent attacks and mitigating the impact of those that do occur.
Social has the power to help your clients achieve larger marketing and business goals. But only 5% of brands use social to it’s fullest potential - do your clients and prospects? In this study we discuss social trends agency reps just have to know to stay ahead and ways you can leverage social to pitch prospects and preserve accounts.
If you’re new to Puppet on Windows, one of the first things you’ll want to do is start managing users and groups. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how to manage both local groups and Active Directory membership. The demo will include:
- Managing administrator accounts
- Managing local groups
- Setting up a domain controller
- Managing Active Directory membership
Puppet can do a lot, but we always recommend starting small and building on your success. Managing users and groups is a great way to get started. Make 2016 the year you banish manual configuration for good!
Managing privileged users is a continuous and critical process. First, you must discover where your admin accounts are and eliminate improper privileges and orphan accounts. Next, you must enforce your least-privilege policies for these users and eliminate shared accounts—this is called privileged access management (PAM). Lastly, you must govern privileged access to avoid entitlement creep and to ensure that each user still needs any elevated privileges that they have. If any one of these essential capabilities are weak or missing, your overall risk of breach or insider threat rises significantly.
Published By: UNIT4 CODA
Published Date: Jul 13, 2011
IKEA uses one common finance system globally making accounting quicker and easier. Their standard Chart of Accounts updates information in real time from IKEA's operational systems, so each store has on-demand access to real-time performance data.
Published By: ThingWorx
Published Date: Dec 03, 2015
By all accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast, fast-developing opportunity for the enterprise and everyone connected to the enterprise. This IoT market analysis roundup by Postscapes shows the wide range of numbers that represent the IoT market.