The Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies hospitals that achieve the best performance on a scorecard of performance measures. This year, based on comparisons between the winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, the study found that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners, approximately 9,500 additional patients could survive, more than $1 billion could be saved, and almost 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free. This is based on an analysis of Medicare patients; if the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos.
What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
Download the free report to get statistics and analysis from the survey questions below and much more
- Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
While we must continue to emphasize to all members of the care team that they are the front line to preventing errors, taking a systems or holistic approach will greatly assist in making adverse events rarer. Aiding in the implementation of the latter are many companies that provide incident reporting, analysis, and review systems.
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: McKesson
Published Date: May 27, 2015
The shift to value-based care creates a sharp increase in healthcare organizations and networks’ need for data collection, aggregation and analysis. This white paper outlines the challenges involved with performing population-level analyses, developing cost accounting and profitability analyses across care settings, evaluating care episodes and integrating quality data. It explores the limitations of targeted software solutions to provide cross-enterprise insights. Finally, it provides advice for healthcare executives regarding how to approach gathering quality and cost-related data and how to leverage technology and analytical expertise to drive risk-based contract success.
Web applications are valuable tools for businesses of all sizes. These applications enable businesses to communicate with customers, prospects, employees, partners, and other information technology (IT) systems. By definition, web applications must be open, interactive, and accessible at all times.. This report, authored by Frost & Sullivan analysts, takes a comprehensive look at the current Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendor landscape and analyzes the current web application threat landscape and how vendors will scale to face it.
Could you do more for worker safety? Protective gear alone can't prevent arc flash injury. In fact, according to NFPA 70E, injuries sustained during an arc ?ash event would be reduced and survivable due to arc-rated PPE. Complying with the safe work practices required by NFPA 70E and implementing arc flash mitigation strategies through engineering controls will enhance workplace safety for employees and lower financial risk for your company. Read the white paper, "Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards", for more information.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 07, 2017
This Total Economic Impact (TEI) analysis has been prepared exclusively for you based on your inputs. The analysis provides a high-level estimate of the impact of implementing IBM customer behavior analytics solutions.
Research in the SSL/TLS security market points to a growing need for securing web applications with high assurance certificates issued by a reputable Certification Authority (CA). The integrity of the CA and the extended services offered through a certificate management platform (CtaaS) can produce a truly secure IT environment for website transactions according to industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, in their in-depth analysis, SSL/TLS Certificates Market, Finding the Business Model in an All Encrypt World. Organizations want to avoid the negative publicity associated with security breaches and customers want to be assured of data protection when making online transactions. In this condensed report, catch the highlights of current industry trends and the ever important need to secure your server with a reputable CA.
The complexities of distribution make it a most daunting challenge. Indeed, for hoteliers, mastering it might be akin to finding the industry’s Holy Grail.
Consider the task’s many facets: Maximizing exposure to attract new customers and establish presence in markets, both near and far, requires contracts and integration with an everchanging cast of OTAs and metasearch companies. Evaluating voluminous amounts of data for rate management practically defines “paralysis by analysis.” And demonstrating online capabilities that can adapt to the ever-changing demands of today’s consumers – who expect everything to be faster, better and cheaper than yesterday.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
In this paper the case for Hyper-Converged Appliances, and in particular the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance powered by Intel® Xeon® processor, is made from both cost and measurable effort perspectives. Strict reliance on measurables was used in lieu of anecdotal observations or customer quoted benefits in order to provide realistic and repeatable analysis.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
In this paper the case for Hyper-Converged Appliances, and in particular the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance, is made from both cost and measurable effort perspectives. Strict reliance on measurables was used in lieu of anecdotal observations or customer quoted benefits in order to provide realistic and repeatable analysis.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 29, 2017
As the mobile workforce continues to expand, so do risks to enterprise security. Read the Lookout whitepaper for an overview of the current state of mobile security, including market analysis, current threats, and gaps in existing technology.
Any organization wishing to process big data from newly identified data sources, needs to first determine the characteristics of the data and then define the requirements that need to be met to be able to ingest, profile, clean,transform and integrate this data to ready it for analysis. Having done that, it may well be the case that existing tools may not cater for the data variety, data volume and data velocity that these new data sources bring. If this occurs then clearly new technology will need to be considered to meet the needs of the business going forward.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success.
This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
In the age of information, staying on top of emerging threats requires IT teams to leverage existing tools in innovative ways, such as applying deep packet inspection and analysis from performance monitoring solutions for advanced security forensics.
Based on recent insight gathered from 322 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world, 85 percent of enterprise network teams are now involved with security investigations, indicating a major shift in the role of those teams within enterprises. Large-scale and high-profile security breaches have become more common as company data establishes itself as a valuable commodity on the black market. As such, enterprises are now dedicating more IT resources than ever before to protect data integrity.
VoIP’s extreme sensitivity to delay and packet loss compared to other network applications such as web and e-mail services, presents a real challenge.
A basic understanding of VoIP traffic and of the quality metrics provided by VoIP monitoring tools will help keep your network running smoothly. Follow our 10 VoIP best practices to ensure quality service for your network.
This white paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP
troubleshooting, including common problems and the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. You’ll learn how these metrics relate to one another and to overall VoIP health. You’ll also learn the best practices for keeping your VoIP network flowing smoothly, your time-to-resolution low, and end users happy.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 08, 2017
Read this complimentary copy of the SiriusView: Marketing Automation Platforms 2017 and learn more about Marketo’s key differentiators including its native multi-channel experience, live event management, and content recommendation functionalities.
Marketo's powerful marketing automation capabilities and seamless CRM integrations are complemented by our LaunchPoint ecosystem featuring over 500 technology and service providers that offer best-of-breed solutions for today’s marketers.
The full report includes:
Market evaluation and analysis of 9 marketing automation platform vendors
Insights for selecting a vendor based on your organization's requirements
Opportunities and challenges faced when deploying marketing automation platforms
A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?