In response to concerns raised by healthcare leaders that the absence of adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) and race characteristics in patient populations impedes the fair comparison of hospitals on risk-standardized 30-day unplanned readmission rates, Truven Health AnalyticsTM evaluated the extent to which risk-adjusted readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia are affected by adjustments for community-level SES factors through its Community Need Index (CNI) and patient race. The study shows there is, indeed, a statistically significant effect. For more, visit truvenhealth.com/wp/readmissionpenalties.
The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems® in the United States outperform their peers by demonstrating balanced excellence—operating effectively across all functional areas of their organizations. Investigating the winner and nonwinner data from this study is a useful way to see how the nation’s health and the industry’s bottom lines could be improved. For apples-to-apples comparisons, the 15 Top Health Systems were placed into size categories by total operating expense: large (>$1.5 billion), medium ($750 million–$1.5 billion), and small (<$750 million).
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.
The Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies U.S. hospitals that have achieved the best performance on a balanced scorecard of performance measures. Based on comparisons between study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, winners are achieving better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. If all cardiovascular providers performed at the same level of this year’s winners, almost 8,000 additional lives could be saved; nearly 3,500 heart patients could be complication free; and more than $1.3 billion could be saved.
Quickly see differences between brands like Avaya, Mitel, Cisco, ShoreTel, 8x8, Panasonic, etc and compare over 94 phone systems by 52 brands for small to big business. Our latest Spring 2010 edition of the chart also compares PBX and Business VoIP systems side by side so you can make an educated comparison of your options. This analysis is prepared in an easy to use Excel spreadsheet so you can edit and add information to suit your analysis and presentation needs.
Published By: Camfil APC
Published Date: Dec 17, 2015
Wet scrubbers and dry media dust collectors are two very different technologies used to capture dusts generated during production processes. Both types have inherent advantages and disadvantages. Which is best for your application? The choice is not always clear-cut, but this white paper will help with the decision process by providing a comparison between wet and dry dust collectors. It will outline general parameters for equipment selection with respect to dust properties including combustibility, explosibility, particle size, moisture and adhesiveness.
It will also discuss how to apply NFPA 484: Standard for Combustible Metals, the standard that best addresses wet collection. Though NFPA 484 is specific to metals, some of its content can and should apply to nonmetal combustible dusts, as this paper will explain.
Published By: SafeStart
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
The 2nd Annual Safety Progress Survey from SafeStart and the EHS Daily Advisor was launched in November 2017, and by the time the survey closed, 531 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals had shared their insights into the state of safety at their companies.
Our 2018 Safety Progress Report includes all of the findings from the new survey, as well as year-over-year comparisons.
You’ll see how EHS pros and their organizations are moving the safety needle in a positive direction, eliminating challenges, and checking off the required boxes necessary to meet the very important objective of protecting workers in all industries.
Download the report to see what our respondents had to say!
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
Searching for a Cloud Security Provider can be confusing. Many providers appear the same at first glance: similar metrics, similar promises. The fact is, the information you need to make a real comparison requires asking questions and probing for details that cloud services vendors don’t always volunteer. Use this list to be sure you’ve covered the essential elements for choosing the right cloud security provider to protect your organization from malicious cyberattacks.
Web application and DDoS attacks hit enterprises without warning or reason. Most Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks require little skill to launch with attackers can simply rent resources from DDoS-for-hire sites at a low cost.. In comparison, DDoS attacks typically result in:
• Operational disruption
• Loss of confidential data
• Lost user productivity
• Reputational harm
• Damage to partner and customer relations
• Lost revenue
Depending on your industry, that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage – and in some cases it could be millions. Only 2% of organizations said their web applications had not been compromised in the past 12 months – 98% said they had.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Choosing the right helpdesk software for your team can be a path so perilous that even Hercules’ labours pale in comparison. But the truth is, if you have the right information, it doesn’t have to be that hard.
In this whitepaper, we discuss some of the core things you should know when you shop for a helpdesk solution like:
- Why you need support software and why you need just one tool
- The advantages of hosted helpdesks over on-premise software
- A feature list to help make that shopping experience a little less painful
The Cisco UCS solution provides all management and configuration services at the centrally located Fabric Interconnects, so you can manage large-scale deployments from a single location. This method lets you consolidate hardware and streamline management. The IBM Flex System solution uses a distributed management model with chassis-level control. This method adds to the complexity to the hardware configuration, which can increase management needs.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Mar 02, 2017
Market-leading research group Ovum recently conducted a comparison of B2B integration managed services providers. Get your copy for a full vendor comparison and see why OpenText™ is positioned as the leader in B2B integration managed services.
See your peers' biggest priorities, most important KPIs, and marketing spending for mobile devices and experiences.
WHY SHOULD THE TARGET AUDIENCE CARE?
Between September and October 2017, Adobe surveyed close to 500 marketers and IT professionals to explore current mobile trends and priorities, get a glimpse of where they're going with their mobile efforts, and learn what the most advanced organizations are doing to create the next wave of transformative mobile experiences. Read our findings and see how mature your mobile strategies are in comparison to your peers'.
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
A recent PwC survey noted that 45 percent of business and IT executives across 51 countries identified growing revenue via digital transformation as a top priority1. Success in this fast-paced digital landscape requires businesses to transform their IT infrastructures to achieve new levels of flexibility and responsiveness. At the same time, business leaders must find a balance between funding core aspects of the business while investing in new business and technology innovations needed to compete in today’s dynamic environment.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departmen
Read the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites to get a side-by-side comparison of key HCM vendors and learn why the world’s leading research and advisory company named Workday a leader for the third year in a row.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 12, 2016
Businesses using multiple outdated servers for email, database, file and print workloads can benefit greatly by consolidating these workloads onto a single new server and running them in virtual machines. Read this paper and learn how the latest servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, can help you free up data center space, reduce power consumption and lower TCO.