In the post-ACA era, aligning physicians with organizational goals appears to be gaining traction in health systems and hospitals nationwide. Based on a February survey of the HealthLeaders Media Council, comprising executives from healthcare provider organizations across the country, physician alignment remains a complex challenge.
Even as value-based care continues to take effect, clinical integration or alignment is quickly emerging from a need to ensure quality, cut costs, and drive referrals across health systems and hospitals. Directly employing physicians has been one of the main strategies healthcare leaders are using to improve physician alignment with health systems.
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Hospital communications used to be a lot simpler. If you needed to find a doctor, you could dial 0 and the operators would connect you or send a page on your behalf. People communicated through paper charts, wrote key phone numbers on grease boards, and kept on-call schedules in binders. Some of this still happens today, but communications across healthcare have become progressively more convoluted. The use of diverse mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, pagers, Wi-Fi phones, etc.), and the rise in care complexity necessitating care team coordination mean more sophisticated communication technology is required.
In many aspects of healthcare, we see indications of change, with movement toward new payment models and investments in infrastructure to support the delivery of value-based care. Cost control remains a top financial lever, but the discipline is becoming more complex. From a brute-force perspective, controlling cost has a direct effect on operating margin, which provides the classic move of cost control through cost cutting. Now, though, organizations need new command over cost factors themselves.
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.
Despite retention’s critical importance to a health plan’s success, many health plans treat the issue superficially. Health plans have not drilled down into the complex issues that cause disenrollment, nor have they implemented comprehensive strategies to improve retention. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting focuses on implementation, identifying the most effective initiatives for increasing retention, and laying out how these initiatives should be coordinated and prioritized.
Learn about the HPE Intelligent Data Platform and the new IT realities it addresses. With digital transformation underway in many organizations, more dynamic business models are becoming the key to success. This means infrastructure modernization and the introduction of technologies such as solid state storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud. At the same time, it means IT infrastructure management becomes much more complex. Enter HPE’s Intelligent Data Platform. With comprehensive coverage and AI/ML-driven real-time optimization that enables intelligent management of the entire data life cycle, the HPE Intelligent Data Platform enables an organization to get the most out of its IT resources while also meeting its evolving needs over time.
Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
Payments are essential to the success of marketplaces and platforms that connect buyers to sellers, where transactions are a critical component of customers’ satisfaction. Sellers seek fast and flexible payouts, while both sellers and buyers look for an integrated and seamless experience. With the increasing complexity of multi-party transactions on platforms, these expectations are difficult to meet.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Stripe Connect, an offering that allows marketplaces and platforms to accept payments from and send payouts to third parties.
Forrester’s interviews with four existing Stripe clients and subsequent financial analysis found that an organization based on these interviewed organizations experienced benefits of $6.1 million over three years versus costs of $1.3 million, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $4.
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
Managing a large, diverse, and geographically dispersed fleet of client systems can be complex and time-consuming. With the increasing prevalence of smart, connected devices that are beginning to appear within the enterprise across industries, technology service organizations will face an explosive demand for a consistent approach to device management and security.
Using Intel AMT, service organizations can take simple and effective steps to enable more manageable client systems. They can streamline operations and create a consistent approach to managing a broad spectrum of devices. Powerful platform capabilities can help service organizations meet user needs, minimize downtime, and safeguard the enterprise. Service organizations can draw upon available solution reference architectures, implementation guides, and readily available tools from Intel and others to successfully activate Intel AMT and begin to realize its major benefits.
Today, business is conducted in a fast-paced, on-demand, globally dispersed environment. Maintaining a competitive edge requires cohesive real-time collaboration. Mobile workers, partners, vendors, suppliers, and even customers expect to be able to work together seamlessly, both inside and outside the firewall. But delivering tools for high-quality collaboration is often challenging, due to the need for businesses of all sizes to support a wide range of personal and business devices. Mixing disparate devices with complex conferencing solutions often lead to frustrated employees, while businesses face a labor-intensive, costly endeavor without a high ROI. In addition, collaboration is evolving with businesses creating small "huddle" spaces and open workspaces that increase the demand for ubiquitous, effective conferencing.
The Intel Unite ' solution is a fast, simple, cost-efficient way to deliver a more secure, manageable, high-quality collaboration experience. Whether you select the
In years past, device functionality was enough to sell most embedded products without much concern for cybersecurity. Of course there were exceptions, such as in critical infrastructure, aviation, and military, for which security was always of importance. But today’s environment has evolved on several fronts. First, organizations across nearly all markets are demanding Internet connectivity to monitor and control devices as well as to aggregate and analyze data. Second, the magnitude of security threats has exploded, driven by highly sophisticated hackers including organized criminal gangs seeking financial returns, creating a constantly evolving threat landscape. Third, the increasingly complex nature of connected systems makes them ever more challenging to protect. The more complex a system, the more potential vulnerabilities it may contain. And fourth, the data generated by connected devices represent an asset that is becoming increasingly valuable for organizations to derive insigh
Rehab programs will experience a major infux of medically complex patients, including those with neurological conditions, in the coming decades. The drastic increase is being spurred by an aging population. For instance, stroke prevalence is expected to rise by 21% by 2030, and more than 1.2 million citizens are projected to have Parkinson’s disease.
This leaves rehab leaders with one signifcant question: What can be done to prepare for the increase of medically complex patients? By evolving to meet the needs of this changing population, rehab programs can successfully meet the challenge, providing patients with the highest level of care while achieving greater performance standards.
In this whitepaper, we’ll examine the three areas that drive the greatest impact on treating medically complex patients: • Clinical staff • Tech innovation • Patient and family member experience
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Nutanix created hyperconverged infrastructure years ago
because there was an urgent need for innovation within enterprise
infrastructure. IT silos, management complexity, and gross
inefficiencies were undermining the customer experience.
It was time for a paradigm shift, which is why Nutanix melded webscale
engineering with consumer-grade design to fundamentally
transform the way organizations consume and leverage technology.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Dataflow is increasing at a rate unseen in history. Network managers are tasked with enabling massive quantities of
new data in a secure and highly available fashion, all while facilitating access to new types of form factors and data
stores. This challenge is often met with layers of networking
hardware and tools resulting in a complex mess, or even worse, a
culture of network protectionism that inhibits business innovation.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Your organization depends on all kinds of inline tools to keep your
network up and running, but those same tools can fail, leaving you
vulnerable. Moreover, as network speeds increase, slower tools
can bottleneck network traffic, making organizations purchase
more and more tools, which then introduce complexity and
cost. There is a better way to increase network resiliency while
reducing security issues, and that’s inline bypass.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Network performance and security are vital
elements of any business. Organisations are
increasingly adopting virtualisation and cloud
technologies to boost productivity, cost savings
and market reach.
With the added complexity of distributed
network architectures, full visibility is necessary
to ensure continued high performance and
security. Greater volumes of data, rapidlyevolving threats and stricter regulations have
forced organisations to deploy new categories
of security tools, e.g. Web Access Firewalls
(WAFs) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
Yet, simply adding more security tools may not
always be the most efficient solution.
Supply chain managers are increasingly leveraging location intelligence and location data to raise visibility throughout their whole logistics process and to optimize their delivery routes. Leveraging this data requires an ever-more-robust technology stack.
As supply chain technology stacks become more complex, diverse and defined by legacy system integrations, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are becoming essential to making stacks scale, allowing supply chain managers to better meet the demands of the new generation of consumers.
Innovative location APIs provide supply chain stacks and applications with:
Real-time data implementation
Introducing new technology into an organization can sometimes be daunting. As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and tips to streamline the supply chain technology integration across the whole organization.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
DevSecOps, modern web application design and high-profile breaches are expanding the scope of the AST market. Security and risk management leaders will need to meet tighter deadlines and test more complex applications by accelerating efforts to integrate and automate AST in the software life cycle.
Product recalls cost food and beverage companies millions of dollars each year, but 56% of last year's recalls across the US, UK and Ireland were preventable. With compliance challenges becoming more complex and public scrutiny exponentially greater, one recall can cause a world of trouble.
The new US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) seeks to encourage a more proactive and predictive approach to food safety. Learn how automation can help you comply with this new regulation by 2020 and avoid a costly product recall.
As advanced technologies catapult manufacturing into the future, find out how to manage the most complex business challenge in generations.
Read this briefing to discover:
• why I4.0 transformation demands a cross-functional approach
• how to get planning for I4.0 transformation the right way round
• how to identify the best opportunities to create value
• critical enablers for I4.0 transformation
• five questions to ask for smarter I4.0.
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.
“We ruled out Zscaler due to its overly complex architecture and PAC file requirements. The ongoing management would have been a nightmare.” - Marc Tournier, Information Security and Compliance Manager (CISO), Avril Group