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.
"A zero trust security and access model is the solution: Every machine, user, and server should be untrusted until proven otherwise. But how do you achieve zero trust?
Read this white paper authored by Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to learn how to transition to a perimeter-less world in an incredibly easy way, with steps including:
• The zero trust method of proof
• The vision behind Google BeyondCorpTM
• Analysis of application access vs. network access
• How to deploy user grouping methodology
• Guidance for application rollout stages 1-8"
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
"Tenable Research’s analysis shows that how the race begins is a key indicator of how it will end. But, security teams have the power to reclaim the advantage by developing a risk-centric mindset and more agile vulnerability management.
Download the report now to:
- Find out more about Tenable Research’s analysis of the 50 most prevalent vulnerabilities
- Get recommendations on how to reduce the attacker’s seven-day window of opportunity
- Learn how real-world threat actor activity can be leveraged to prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation and mitigate the attacker’s first-mover advantage"
Gartner’s Continuous Delivery Automation Magic Quadrant (MQ) analyzes the current market solutions and their effectiveness in responding to the demands of the modern business. The MQ is created on a tool’s ‘ability to execute’ and its ‘completeness of vision.’
When assessing CA Continuous Delivery Automation, Gartner highlights its ability to ‘provide scalability, resilience, security and enterprise management connectivity.’ The analysis also goes much deeper to cover the strengths, weaknesses and various nuances of all the automation products on the market.
The popularity of integration platform as a service (iPaaS) started with business users looking to gain control and share data among their proliferating SaaS apps?without needing IT intervention.
iPaaS was then adopted by IT to support business users to ensure security measures were being maintained and to provide more of a self-service environment. Now, iPaaS has evolved from a niche solution to taking a much bigger role:
Read this whitepaper to learn about:
Drivers for cloud integration
Five emerging uses cases for iPaaS that enable better responsiveness, APIs, event-driven capabilities, human workflows, and data analysis
Questions to ask when evaluating your current solution
New technology is driving consumer expectations to new heights. Businesses that understand the value of customer experience (CX) excellence stand to capture significant revenue from this trend.
Read this report to find out:
• what’s really going on inside the mind of the customer
• how first-movers are using new technologies to transform customer experience
• what the six pillars of customer experience are and how to master them
• why internal and external connectedness is an essential component of CX excellence
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As the information age matures, data has become the most
powerful resource enterprises have at their disposal. Businesses
have embraced digital transformation, often staking their
reputations on insights extracted from collected data. While
decision-makers hone in on hot topics like AI and the potential of
data to drive businesses into the future, many underestimate the
pitfalls of poor data governance. If business decision-makers can’t
trust the data within their organization, how can stakeholders and
customers know they are in good hands? Information that is not
correctly distributed, or abandoned within an IT silo, can prove
harmful to the integrity of business decisions.
In search of instant analytical insights, businesses often prioritize data
access and analysis over governance and quality. However, without
ensuring the data is trustworthy, complete and consistent, leaders
cannot be confident their decisions are rooted in facts and reality
"Multi-stage attacks are an increasingly popular approach used by cybercriminals. By sending a malicious attachment in a phishing email that contains an embedded URL, with no malevolent code, attackers can evade existing security solutions, like sandboxes and AV.
How do you prevent these attacks before they happen?
Download this white paper to find out:
*How Menlo Security Labs recently isolated a multi-stage document attack
*What tools, techniques and procedures ( TTPs ) are attackers using to infect victims’ devices
*How Isolation can foil the attack before it can even start
The Definitive Guide to Compliance Programme Assessment is a comprehensive resource full of advice and best practices. It is designed to help organisations evaluate and improve their ethics and compliance programmes through industry evidence and insights.
Each programme is unique, with disparate risks and various levels of maturity, so not everything in this guide will apply to every programme. It is designed to help you perform a robust gap analysis of your unique programme and guide you through best practices to achieve the next level of programme sophistication right for your organisation.
What you'll learn:
How internal and external parties define programme effectiveness
The eight essential components of an effective ethics and compliance programme
How to share your assessment in a meaningful way
In today's big data digital world, your organization produces large volumes of data with great velocity. Generating value from this data and guiding decision making require quick capture, analysis and action. Without strategies to turn data into insights, the data loses its value and insights become irrelevant. Real-time data inegration and analytics tools play a crucial role in harnessing your data so you can enable business and IT stakeholders to make evidence-based decisions
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?
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Published By: Adverity
Published Date: Jun 15, 2018
In this whitepaper, we take a closer look at some of the biggest challenges facing e-commerce businesses, namely understanding your data in general and, more precisely, your customer acquisition costs (CAC).
It's full of inspiration, useful tips and actionable insights for you to step up your marketing game.
In order to reap the fruits from your data seeds, you have to make sure you tackle these five challenges full-frontal:
Knowing what data to capture
Understanding customer behaviour
Finding your technology solution
Ensuring analysis is impartial
Optimising website content - especially for your offline users