The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
Improving Patient Care and the Bottom Line is a whitepaper from Capella University. Discover key research findings on how BSN degrees impact patient care. In reading this whitepaper you will uncover the benefits of a more educated nursing staff–including lowering the cost of care by over $5M annually, reducing annual readmissions by 248 days, improving patient mortality rates, and lowering their length of stay. Learn how BSN-qualified nurses can improve care for your patients–and allow you to meet your organizational goals.
Investing in healthcare benefits education and outreach for consumers can pay big dividends in the form of financial patient satisfaction and loyalty when those consumers become patients. Read this article to learn more.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Businesses are using hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to untangle today’s big IT challenges. HCI can help you accelerate workloads, meet growing storage needs, gain the commercial benefits of hybrid cloud and more – all with easy-to-manage building blocks.
Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying G Suite. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of G Suite on their organizations.
Google G Suite offers a set of work applications that help organizations transform their businesses. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed eight enterprise customers with years of experience using G Suite.
Establishing a startup’s business infrastructure early — that is, establishing support in the areas of legal, accounting, tax, insurance, and human resources (HR) — provides a number of critical benefits for any entrepreneur to consider. This paper discusses suggestions for management teams that will facilitate establishment of an appropriate infrastructure.
Published By: SendBird
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
Media brands are beginning to see that while their content generates excitement, all of their
audience engagement takes place on external platforms. As a result, companies such as Facebook
and Twitter control the audience’s experience — and reap the many benefits of hosting conversations
and interactions surrounding content they did not create.
For customers, this fragmented landscape creates a disjointed user experience because they’re
forced to constantly switch between applications and risk missing the action in the process. They
use one app to consume content, another app to discuss with friends, and yet another app to chat
with the broader community.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
What is digital transformation? Why is everyone talking about it? And what can it do for me?
Across every level of your company, people are asking themselves these questions. The Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report provides answers. It’s based on data points from over 230 cases of digital transformation from around the world, in data centers, buildings, infrastructure, and industry. The results paint a compelling picture of what digital transformation can do for businesses of all types.
A selection of key findings:
- On average, digital transformation helped our customers save 35% on engineering costs.
- Our customers cut an average of 28% off their energy costs.
- Digital transformation efforts drove productivity gains by an average of 24%.
Benefits, especially insurance benefits, are extremely important to employees and one of the main things they take into consideration when they make employment decisions. Many employers that offer insurance generally offer a combination of health, dental, and vision insurance. Sometimes dental and vision insurance are offered separately from health insurance, or they may all be rolled into one plan.
The combination of the SAP HANA platform and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory means that enterprises now have new ways to approach data tiering and management. Downtime can be significantly reduced because SAP HANA doesn’t have to reload data back into main memory after a server reboot, and more data can remain in the “hot” tier of main memory, which increases the amount of data that can be analyzed at a time. See this new infographic for a quick summary.
Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory also benefits SAP HANA by providing a higher memory density than DRAM, in addition to being byte-addressable. Up to three terabytes of Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory is available per CPU socket on systems configured with future Intel® Xeon® Gold processors and future Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, which means that an eight-socket server can contain up to 24 terabytes of Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory.
Develop practical strategies for success and manage the risks associated with supply chain transformation.
Read this insight to find out about:
• the digital solutions companies are using to reshape their supply chains
• the benefits they realise as a result
• how to identify opportunities for optimisation in your own supply chain
• which practical strategies to deploy for successful digital transformation.
Getting complex decisions right across complicated operational networks is the key to optimum performance. Find out how one of the UK’s biggest bus operators is using data and analytics to make better decisions and optimise the use of resources across their network.
Read this story to discover:
• how data and analytics can transform operational performance
• the benefits of using decision-support tools in the middle office
• key lessons for getting your plans for digital transformation right.
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
In this webinar Black Duck Software (www.blackducksoftware.com), together with representatives of SAP, will review the benefits open source offers to development organizations, the management challenges it presents, and approaches for addressing those challenges.
The needs of your facilities and buildings can vary. IBM TRIRIGA can add value across all dimensions of a building. It can help optimize your space, improve energy usage and maintenance efforts, ensure the success of capital projects, and whip your lease accounting practices into shape. Learn the insights and benefits IBM TRIRIGA can provide you in better optimizing your organization’s space, maintenance efforts, energy usage, and more. Download this demo to learn more about each of these critical areas.
With companies and executives being held accountable for incidents in the workplace, the issue of workers’ health and safety has become a persistent concern for organizations around the world. And with varying standards across borders, confusion about what companies need to do is rampant.
This need for an international consensus standard on workplace health and safety prompted the proposal of ISO 45001 in 2013.
The standard, passed in March 2018, now serves as the international guide on occupational health and safety (OH&S) and outlines relevant methods and benchmarks.
With insight from expert leadership, this whitepaper gives you the complete guide on how to work with the new standard. You'll learn:
• Why ISO 45001 matters and its impact upon your business
• The benefits and pathway to becoming certified
• Important considerations for the contractor selection process
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
For the second year, MicroStrategy has surveyed
business intelligence and analytics decision
makers from around the world about the current
state of their organization’s analytics initiatives
and their plans for the future. Respondents were
asked about benefits realized, challenges to
success, priorities, and investments—and most
importantly, if current initiatives to create and
deliver on a data-driven culture and business
were moving forward.
As in the previous year’s survey, respondents
had no doubt about the importance of data and
analytics when it came to digital transformation
(see figure 1). Yet, this year’s analysis uncovered
that, as the reality of 2020 and a new decade of
accelerated innovation set in, a smaller set of
leaders were confident in their progress to date.
For the second year, MicroStrategy has surveyed business intelligence and analytics decision makers from around the world about the current state of their organization’s analytics initiatives and their plans for the future. Respondents were asked about benefits realized, challenges to success, priorities, and investments—and most importantly, if current initiatives to create and deliver on a data-driven culture and business were moving forward.
As in the previous year’s survey, respondents had no doubt about the importance of data and analytics when it came to digital transformation. Yet, this year’s analysis uncovered
that, as the reality of 2020 and a new decade of accelerated innovation set in, a smaller set of leaders were confident in their progress to date.
Published By: Viventium
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
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Turnover in home health care is out of control.
The latest Home Care Salary & Benefits report found the turnover rate for all home health
employees to be 21% in 2018, trending upward slightly from 2017. For home health aides,
the rate is even higher at 25%.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Driver-based budgeting (DBB) is a business planning process that links demand with the operational activities needed to fulfill that demand. Its approach can be successfully implemented in nearly every industry due to its flexible methodology.
In this paper, you will learn:
What business drivers are and on which ones an organization should focus
The benefits of implementing a DBB process
How Connected Planning technology supports a sustainable DBB approach
AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.
Advanced service management platforms help reduce costs, enhance ITSM performance and give employees access to the IT they need. Find out how we helped a global law firm implement a state-of-the-art ServiceNow platform.
Read this story to understand:
• what benefits advanced ITSM platforms can deliver
• how to decide on your preferred platform
• how to ensure a fast, efficient, low-risk implementation
• five key principles to guide your transformation.