The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the nation’s largest payer, has set a clear direction with its publication of targets: By 2018, 50% of fee-for-service payments will be through alternative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payments, and 90% of FFS payments will be tied to quality or value. And CMS has begun to introduce mandatory bundles. This suggests that all providers will
need to develop population health competencies, including the ability to manage risk for both cost and quality.
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Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
Medicare spend per beneficiary (MSPB) information is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services metric that reflects the average cost of an episode of care for Medicare patients. This measure is important to consider as part of a hospital’s national balanced scorecard, as it reflects executives’ efforts to transform the healthcare delivery system and manage the full continuum of care, including the prominent shift from inpatient to outpatient utilization.
The shift from inpatient to outpatient care is increasing as hospitals transition from volume to value. A specific shift is seen in interventional cardiology treatment (cardiac catheterization, intracoronary stents, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties [PTCA]), which is moving from an inpatient hospital to outpatient hospital setting. Preliminary data show that most interventional cardiology procedures will soon be performed in the hospital outpatient setting. It will be important for hospitals to consider future demand and volume for interventional cardiology services; capacity for an increase in hospital outpatient volume; and staffing and operational implications.
In late August 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to reinstate the Recovery Audit program on a limited basis. CMS reports the delay in restarting the Recovery Audit program was to enable the various RAC regions to restructure, allowing time for the appeals to catch up. Soon, however, the hiatus will end and RACs in all regions will resume automated reviews; these will be in addition to select complex reviews based on topics chosen by CMS.
Healthcare billing and claims handling has become increasingly complex. With the transition to Version 5010 of the HIPAA electronic transaction standards, the expansion of billing codes under ICD-10, and the ever-changing requirements of insurance companies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it can be nearly impossible for providers to keep up.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated.
Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their
enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the switching requirements for next-generation campus networks incorporating wired switches, wireless LANs and WAN routers in an intuitive, intent-based network supporting cloud, mobility, IoT and digitization, with pervasive security.
The United Nations predicts that by 2050 an additional 2.5 billion people will live in towns and cities, with 90% of this increase happening in Africa and Asia. With congestion already a challenge on many city roads how will we keep our megacities moving and quality of life high for their populations?
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE shares location data, insights, tools and services which keep people and traffic flowing through cities and states around the world. This eBook explains how it can help megacities of today and the future.
Get higher quality, more accurate location data – and a safer, more profitable fleet – by choosing the right location services provider. The true value of a location platform comes from bringing together multiple data sources and presenting them in a meaningful way. Using a platform approach, you can help customers differentiate their service, increase margins and increase safety. So, in this guide, we cover the four key considerations for choosing a mapping and location service platform to ensure a high quality, accurate mapping service for you and your customers.
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Discover the four big trends in fleet management being powered by location services. Trends to help you differentiate your solutions and enable transportation companies to overcome their logistical challenges and increase asset utilization. Discover what’s making the biggest impact, together with how, by integrating some of these trends into your solutions, you can position yourself as the service provider of choice in fleet and transportation management solutions. And find out how HERE is delivering features, from comprehensive mapping capabilities and real-time location data, to truck-specific attributes, to help you do just that.
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HERE was named the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum), overtaking Google for the first time.
Ovum’s Index assesses and ranks the major vendors in the location platform market.
According to Ovum: ‘HERE has always scored well on the completeness of its offering, leading on this front for some time. Where it traditionally lagged Google was on the reach of its platform, but this has been steadily improving thanks to the wide range of verticals its platform addresses. An important factor in HERE topping the leader board has been its strong focus on the developer community.’
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of how fleet and logistics software providers can deliver more value in their solutions to enhance efficiency, productivity, and safety. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich, always up-to-date, and a neutral offering – is a leader in the location data arena.
Advertisers are beginning to invest in location insights which give them data on how and why transactions are made in specific places. U.S. marketers are poised to double their spend on location-targeted mobile ads between 2017 and 2021 to $32 billion, according to research firm BIA/Kelsey. Understanding location is key to gaining insights and making change.
HERE offers data sets and services that advertisers can use to contextualize consumer movements and habits in the world around them. This gives them well-timed and relevant advertising.
Healthcare IT is in the midst of a revolution. Far from its leaky-ceiling basement beginnings, healthcare information technology (HIT) is now a strategic business differentiator with a key to the executive washroom. Challenged to innovate new patient and provider application services while maintaining traditional client-server applications, HIT teams are seeking ways to ensure investments in the management and maintenance of traditional systems don’t prevent the delivery of new digital experiences now and into the future.
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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the best strategic option for meeting your organization’s demands for increased efficiency and agility while leveraging existing apps and data. HCI is a scale-out software-defined infrastructure that converges core data services on flash-accelerated, industry standard servers, delivering flexible and powerful building blocks under unified management.
Put simply, HCI has the potential to revolutionise your security environment and increase efficiencies relating to application performance.
In this whitepaper, we break down the top 5 reasons why hyperconverged infrastructure is the right way forward for your organisation.
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Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
A comprehensive service visibility strategy with automated infrastructure discovery and service mapping gives a clear view into business-critical services. Quickly locate potential problems before downtime happens. Learn best practices to develop your service visibility framework. Read this eBook.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
A single outage can be the thread that causes business services to unravel. Can you quickly identify the root cause of an outage and its impact on your business? See how ServiceNow helps customers seamlessly connect their IT infrastructure to transform the customer experience for business stakeholders.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
A multi-cloud world is quickly becoming the new normal for many enterprises. But embarking on a cloud journey and managing cloud-based services across multiple providers can seem overwhelming.
Even the term multi-cloud can be confusing. Multi-cloud is not the same as hybrid cloud. The technical definition of hybrid cloud is an environment that includes traditional data centers with physical servers, private cloud with virtualized servers as well as public cloud provisioned by service providers. Quite often, multi-cloud simply means that an organization uses multiple public clouds from many vendors to deliver its IT services. In other words, organizations can have a multi-cloud without having a hybrid cloud, or they can have a multi-cloud as part of a hybrid cloud.
Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research.
The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
Many enterprises have
VMware tools into their
environments and are now
looking to reap the benefits of
the cloud. But this migration
isn’t as easy as flipping a
switch, especially if you’re
looking to continue running
your VMware environment.
The ability to utilize your
existing VMware tools on
an AWS platform can result
in a more cost-effective,
simplified cloud experience,
allowing organizations to
begin their cloud journey by
moving workloads closer to
native cloud services. In this
document, we will review
ideal use cases for VMware
on AWS (VMC).
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Oct 08, 2018
One of the great advantages of the digital age is the vast amount of information and opinions that consumers are exposed to when making a buying decision. This gives enormous exposure to businesses, whether in a positive or negative way. With this significant increase in information, unbiased and authentic customer reviews become increasingly important to both consumers and businesses. There is a wide choice of rating portals and review platforms, that specialize in all types of industries and services.
Today, new application architectures like Devops microservices are opening great opportunities for innovation. But you still have traditional IT-managed applications to provide for.
How do you bridge the gap between these different architectures?
Download “The ADC Guide to Managing Hybrid (IT and DevOps) Application Delivery” to learn more. Fill out the form below to receive this eBook.
This eBook identifies ADC considerations for:
-Managing traditional and microservices apps in a unified environment
-Monitoring and troubleshooting your entire application delivery infrastructure
-Delivering consistent features and capabilities for all applications
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
The market for financial services is changing fast. To evolve, banks are transforming their organizations into digital ecosystems using APIs.
APIs have emerged as critical enablers to help financial services firms meet new consumer expectations. Through collaboration with fintechs, banks will use APIs to add new functionality from business partners and deliver internally-developed service offers to partner value chain and ecosystems.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about the role of APIs and how this new ecosystem will allow banks to:
Drive horizontal and vertical integration
Foster a culture of collaboration
Create new revenue streams and get solutions to market faster
Deliver innovation and functionality to the business