Today in healthcare the communication infrastructure is the backbone in IT. New reimbursement models are amplifying the need for care coordination, and communication between multiple departments, constituencies, and workflows is required. High-performing healthcare systems are adopting enterprise communication solutions to eliminate silos of information, improve patient care during critical situations, and make the most of their IT budget.
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.
Some factors commonly used to explain poor operating performance do not prevent many hospitals from being highly profitable. For example, Truven Health AnalyticsTM has found that rates of uncompensated care, drug expense, and other factors do not seem to differ between unprofitable and very profitable hospitals. But factors such as Medicaid utilization rates and poor reimbursement rates do appear to impact the least profitable hospitals. One controllable factor that appears to be significant is labor productivity, with the most profitable hospitals posting the lowest labor expense per patient.
Security risks and breaches have become part of the daily landscape as companies and organizations of every size and in every vertical and industry announce that they have been compromised. In 2016 reported security breaches were up 40%, and this year is on pace to surpass that steep rise. Over the past year alone, there have been high-profile breaches in the gaming, financial services, hospitality, food service, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors. Many of those breaches occurred due to vulnerabilities in applications and on websites. For example, this past April, the IRS announced a breach attributable to a tool designed to fetch data for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
The client, under a managed services contract for infrastructure services, was dissatisfied with the existing service provider due to stagnant quality of support, lack of innovation and inferior/ deteriorating end user. They wanted reduced downtime and optimal operational metric, and enhanced end-user experience. LTI helped in executing a series of interventions as part of the “Amplified Outcomes” support model.
a. 30% reduction in TCO
b. 65% reduction in alerts
c. 70% reduction in P1 tickets
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Organisations have invested heavily in cybersecurity tools and yet more than five million data records are lost or stolen every day. The problem is not that today’s cybersecurity tools are badly
designed or missing features, the problem is that surging volumes of network traffic overwhelm security tools, causing administrators to use sampling or disable advanced features in order to preserve application performance. Also, security tools and IT staff don’t get all the data they need to detect and respond to outside attacks and insider incidents, because they are faced with “blind spots” in data collection.
Read this business brief in local language to find out how
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
We’ve arrived at the second anniversary of the Equifax breach and we now know much more about what happened due to the August 2018 release of the GAO Report. New information came out of that report that was not well-understood at the time of the breach. For example, did you know that while Equifax used a tool for network layer decryption, they had certificates nine months out of date? This lapse gave the threat actors all the time they needed to break in and exfiltrate reams of personal data. As soon as Equifax updated the certs on their decryption tools, they began to realize what happened.
On the heels of the Equifax breach, we are reminded of the importance of efficient decryption for effective threat detection. That’s more important than ever today; Ponemon Institute reports that 50% of all malware attacks utilize encryption.
During this webinar, we’ll talk about:
-How TLS/SSL encryption has become a threat vector
-Why decryption is essential to security and how to effectively pe
In this InfoBrief, we discuss the broad impact of digitization and how organizations are utilizing RPA technologies for driving business outcomes.
We also share use cases and examples from different sectors, as well as key factors that organizations need to consider when selecting a partner for RPA deployment.
Since RPA is the latest buzzword, there is a lot of noise around this topic and we aim to filter the noise and provide key insights, as well as offer essential guidance for successful RPA strategies.
Descubra como uma empresa de comunicações está levando conectividade às áreas mais remotas do Peru. De uma frota de pesca offshore a uma vila acessível apenas por avião, a Axesat está levando soluções de satélite e cobertura de rede 4G a áreas que eram impossíveis de alcançar antes. O CEO da Axesat descreve como a empresa, em parceria com a SES Networks, consegue ampliar o comércio e a conectividade no Peru
Whether you want to optimise existing processes or transform entire operations, find practical advice on building digital solutions into your supply chain.
Read this guide to find out
• why defining your performance ambition must be the first step
• how to draw up a digital roadmap
• how deploying digital solutions will impact your workforce
• what partners you will need to realise your vision
• practical examples from real companies.
"The average company uses more than 50 security vendors: firewalls, web proxies, SIEM, appliances, intelligence - and the list goes on. Do you have more security tools than you can handle? There’s an easier way to make the most of your existing investments.
We'll share ways you can reduce security alerts and extend your security off network, anywhere users go, with Cisco Umbrella. Built with a bidirectional API, Cisco Umbrella easily integrates with the other systems in your stack, so you can extend protection from on-premises security appliances to devices and sites beyond your perimeter — and amplify investments you’ve already made.
Read the eBook to learn more about getting more bang for your security buck."
"We live and surf in a cyber world where attacks like APT, DDOS, Trojans and Ransomware are common and easy to execute. Domain names are an integral part of any business today and apparently an integral part of an attacker's plan too.
Domain names are carriers of malwares, they act as Command and Control servers and malware's ex-filtrate data too. In today's threat landscape - predicting threats, spotting threats and mitigating them is super crucial.. This is called Visibility and Analytics.
Watch this on demand session with our Cisco cloud security experts Shyam Ramaswamy and Fernando Ferrari as they talk about how Cisco Umbrella and The Umbrella Research team detect anomalies, block threats and identify compromised hosts. The experts also discuss how effectively Cisco spot, react, filter out IOC, block the network communications of a malware; identify and stop a phishing campaign (unknown ones too).
You are doing everything you can to avoid breaches. But what happens when a hacker manages to bypass your security? In this webinar we will show you how to build a strong security posture and a layered defence that will give you the ability to quickly respond to breaches. We will cover: - The evolving threat landscape and why prevention-only strategies eventually fail - How to build a strong first line of defence to reduce exposure to threats - Protect your last line of defence with retrospective security - A quick demo of how Cisco Umbrella and AMP for Endpoints work together to contain, detect and remediate threats in real time - An overview of how Incident Response Services can help you with the skills you need to manage a breach
If a retailer views “Buy Online, Pickup In-Store” as purely e-commerce, they’re losing. Each transaction in which customers pickup in-store is a chance to add value to the relationship. Whether that means speed, cross-selling, or a unique bit of customer service that amplifies the visit, BOPIS plays just as important a role as the rest of the brick-and-mortar experience. Some trips may not translate to additional purchases right then and there, but the way a retailer handles pickup can dictate how the customer feels about the brand.
To get the most out of BOPIS, retailers should ask themselves a few important questions.
When it comes to embracing new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s easy for companies who are curious
to be influenced by extreme examples of success or failure. Indeed, a lot of the stories of failure and disappointment
are often based on exaggerated expectations. However, such stories are not necessarily helpful or instructive for a
company who is considering AI for its business. Instead, a more realistic analysis of the challenges and opportunities
at play is in order. In this white paper, we will analyze both sides of the AI issue and help you discover the right way to
approach your AI journey.
We get it: there are only so many hours in your day. If there were a competition for the busiest team at any company, the HR/Benefits team would reach the podium every time. But it’s time to stop procrastinating and add data to your toolbelt. In this guide, you’ll learn:
• How to find cost savings using a benefits data solution
• Real-world examples of how data helped employees lead healthier lives
• Why data is crucial for staying ahead of benefits industry trends
Omnichannel is one of those words everyone
uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for
multichannel. It’s a different state of existence.
In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact
with customers across many different channels, but
not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels
become available, they are “bolted on” to existing
customer experience infrastructure such as CRM
or customer support systems. Too frequently, the
management of these channels becomes siloed (web
versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from
the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed
and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue
following a customer conversation with an associate
in the contact center may not be reflected when the
customer goes online or into a store.
Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is
table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in
the channels where customers want you to be, you cease
In this e-book, you’ll discover
1. How next-generation cloud technologies such
as customer journey mapping platforms and
advanced analytics are poised to transform the
2. The top operational and technical challenges
that next-generation cloud technologies tackle.
3. Examples of how companies can tap into
next-gen cloud technologies to elevate the
The organizations that win at value-based care will be those that expand their scope to promote community health outside their own four walls. Read on for three examples of healthcare organizations connecting with their patients early and often, right in their communities.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Aug 14, 2018
Workday has grown at a rapid pace since the company’s inception. Though this growth was indicative of the company’s success, it had an unintended side effect. Workday faced the same challenge experienced by nearly every high growth company: a tension between growth and culture. The company needed a way to bring all of its employees into its values system quickly, and ensure that people leaders were truly growing and leading in alignment with Workday’s culture. The company also needed a way to help people leaders newer
to management learn and on-ramp quickly, in alignment with the speed of the business. One of the steps Workday took to protect and nurture its special culture was reaching out to BetterUp to try out its leadership coaching. In partnership with Workday, BetterUp introduced an initial pilot program focused on people managers, with the goal of helping Workday support and grow its people leaders in the future.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Digital insurance platforms enable insurance companies to connect with their ecosystem of customers, partners, and vendors on a single, unified platform. Hear firsthand from CTO Ben Turner how Legal and General’s digital insurance platform helped the company diversify product offerings, and scale quickly to meet customer expectations.
How industry leaders have digitally transformed insurance offerings with a platform business model.
How to build an integrated insurance platform to connect your ecosystem of suppliers and exceed customer expectations.
Best practices to increase customer retention and profitability with a single view of the customer.
Ben Turner, CTO, Legal and General
Dan Snowdon, UK&I Financial Services Marketing Lead, MuleSoft
Angie Lee Campos, Global Financial Services and Insurance Lead, MuleSoft
Drift and Demandbase are joining forces to
revolutionize the way businesses do accountbased marketing (ABM).
Want to join us?
In this guide, we explore how adopting a
conversational approach to ABM can help you
amplify your existing strategy and help you be
more targeted, proactive, and consistent with
your outreach. When you’re finished reading,
you’ll come away with a step-by-step set of
instructions for implementing a conversational
ABM game plan for your business.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.