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.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: May 13, 2019
It’s time to think bigger than incremental processing power and storage capacity upgrades. In 2019 IT modernisation offers much more, providing opportunities to closely align infrastructure with your most ambitious goals and build a future-facing foundation for success.
Whatever your goals, this playbook gives you six versatile strategies that can help you plan a successful IT modernisation project, supported by examples from our industry-leading data centre portfolio.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
La microfusione è un'accurata metodologia di produzione che fornisce valore aggiunto a vari settori, dalle parti meccaniche, ai componenti per automobili e aerospaziali, fino agli intricati modelli per prodotti odontoiatrici, gioielli e sculture. In passato la produzione di parti microfuse lisce e accurate comportava costi elevati e tempi lunghi di consegna legati ai modelli di fusione.
Oggi l'evoluzione delle parti sta accelerando drasticamente in molti settori industriali, con conseguente riduzione dei cicli di vita dei prodotti e dei volumi di parti fuse tra un ciclo e l'altro. L’attesa di stampi per realizzare parti obsolete di aerei più vecchi significa anche ritardi nella riparazione degli aerei, con conseguenti costi di tempo e denaro. La domanda di una produzione di fonderia più rapida è in aumento in tutti i settori industriali e le fonderie devono essere pronte a rispondere.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
La tecnologia di sinterizzazione laser selettiva (SLS) è al centro dell'attenzione e in forte crescita nella produzione di massa personalizzata e nella prototipazione funzionale. Le giuste tecnologie additive, i materiali e le finiture stanno trasformando il modo di produrre.
La manifattura termoplastica diretta digitale offre una qualità eccezionale che apre la porta a nuovi parametri di design non attuabili con il tradizionale stampaggio a iniezione. La produzione additiva di termoplastici evita anche i lunghi tempi di consegna e gli investimenti iniziali negli stampi e nelle attrezzature per lo stampaggio a iniezione. Se si misurano i pezzi finiti sui tre parametri: qualità, "time to market" e costo per metro cubo, in molte situazioni l'SLS industriale porta a una soluzione globalmente migliore.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Jigs and fixtures offer manufacturers a reliable process for delivering accurate, high-quality outcomes, whether for a specific part or feature, or for consistency across multiples of parts. Although the methodologies and materials for producing jigs and fixtures have evolved beyond the conventional metal tooling of years past, their position as a manufacturing staple remains constant due to the benefits they offer.
This eBook discusses the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for jig and fixture applications, and demonstrates how production support can be improved in terms of speed, cost and functionality. The applications included within this eBook offer a mere glimpse at what is possible with AM for production support. The examples chosen illustrate opportunities for applying design principles and technology capabilities that are transferable across a wide range of applications.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Behind every successful CMDB deployment is a detailed configuration management plan for implementing, designing, and sustaining a configuration management capability. Learn the 4 key stages to deploying a healthy CMDB with this ebook including real-life examples that you can put into practice today.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Changing student demographics can pose big challenges to higher education institutions. The ability to adapt is key to creating a place where everyone can succeed. This report from Inside Higher Ed dives deep into what these changes mean for your campus and how technology can help you meet the needs of a new generation of students.
"Whether your organization is going all in on cloud or they have a more conservative approach, the undeniable reality is that workloads are moving to the cloud at warp speed. And with many IT leaders concerned that the complexity of the network hampers their organization's ability to migrate apps to the cloud, it's up to you to transform the network to meet the new demands.
Read this e-book to learn how a unified app-delivery strategy can help you:
- Increase IT efficiency
- Reduce security risks
- Free IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives"
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.
If designed properly, game mechanics can be successfully added into workplace wellness programs to amplify results and build engagement and excitement. Discover more about the role of game techniques in corporate health programs in this free paper.
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: Apr 18, 2008
In 2006, Direct Wines Ltd identified a need for a solution that would manage the thousands of wine related images they had collected. The main use of the images, which range from images of wineries and wine makers to those of grapes, is inclusion in the company's direct mail campaigns and on the Direct Wines website.
he rampant fad diets that seem to be here, there, and everywhere, can definitely help you to lose weight instantly, but the question is, how long can that weight loss be sustained, and what will it end up doing to your body.
With more than three decades in the hotel marketplace, Grupo Posadas operates more than 104 hotels and 19,042 rooms in 50 beach and city destinations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It's brands include AQUA, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Lat 19°, Caesar Park and Caesar Business, making Posadas the leading Mexican hotel operator in Latin America. Posadas selected Neolane's enterprise marketing software to improve segmentation and deliver consistent, personalized customer communications across e-mail and direct mail channels, while streamlining campaign management within its loyalty programs.
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
Lasers have been around since the 1960s, and the
technology has proven to be transformative across
a wide range of applications and industries. From
cutting steel and reshaping retinas to storing and
reading data, lasers have become so commonplace
that it’s easy to forget the word itself is an acronym
that describes the process by which this amazing
light is created: Light Amplification by Stimulated
Emission of Radiation
Published By: Campaigner
Published Date: May 26, 2010
Email marketing is one of the best performing marketing channels online. According to the DMA, for every dollar spent on email marketing, you can expect a return on investment of $43. But it's not as simple as sending an email to a list to get this sort of result.
Learn to ‘speak geek’ in 4 simple steps. Dice’s Tech Hiring Guide explains different tech roles and how they relate to one another in plain English. It even includes sample interview Q and A’s, specific to common job titles, and a skills cheat sheet.
Improve the quality and quantity of tech candidates applying to your jobs with Dice’s 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Creating Great Job Postings. You’ll also get 10 sample postings you can use as inspiration for your own tech jobs.
Published By: Mindfire
Published Date: May 07, 2010
In this report, results from well over 650 real-life cross-media marketing campaigns across 27 vertical markets are analyzed and compared to industry benchmarks for response rates of static direct mail campaigns, to provide a solid base of actual performance data and information.
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