A decade ago, hospital leaders viewed cost containment as a distant option to that of building topline revenue through increased volumes and rates. But with the road to profitability choked off by a recession, the ACA, and double-digit increases in healthcare inflation, most have been left pursuing a flurry of initiatives to cut operational costs and maintain positive margins.
Cost reduction is a key criteria that executives often use when choosing initiatives to focus on. They are the ones that have the greatest potential to impact an organization's bottom line. Across life science organizations, a critical area for cost containment is training management.
In this paper we describe effective data center pod frame containment systems and demonstrate how they can reduce time to deploy by 21% and reduce capital costs by 15% compared to traditional methods and containment systems.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
The Center for Digital Education (CDE) surveyed over 130 K-12 decision-makers on the classroom use of printer and scanner technologies in September 2014 and found scanning materials for digital use in the classroom is a key concern, with ease of use, cost containment and flexible deployment among the most critical needs. In the context of this study, this white paper will build a case for the use of scanners to revolutionize K-12 teaching, learning and administration.
For many organizations, the wide area network (WAN) infrastructure that connects an enterprise’s remote and branch
offices has not changed for decades. Over the years, organizations consolidated many regional data centers into a few
highly available data center locations which meant that remote locations had to connect to centralized applications over
WANs and all internet traffic went through these data centers as well. This introduced bandwidth constraints and latency
issues. The development in WAN optimization provided incremental and measurable improvement in WAN performance
and provided some bandwidth cost containment. However, that technology typically was only deployed at the most
problematic sites that struggled to achieve acceptable levels of performance and user experience. It did not solve all the
issues with WAN connectivity.
WAN infrastructure planning was limited to increases in capacity that were met by provisioning additional carrier MPLS
(multiprotocol label switching)
Health insurers have long been plagued by issues of fraud, waste, abuse, error and corruption. Taking an enterprise approach to payment integrity – one that combines advanced data management and sophisticated analytics – can help payers detect and prevent fraud; effect positive change in how providers, employees and patients behave; and substantially reduce health care costs. Payers can achieve better outcomes when software support for the core disciplines of payment integrity run on a single platform.
As a claims management professional, you have to deal daily with formidable - and sometimes competing - challenges: provide superior customer experience; achieve operational excellence and cost containment; and effectively manage risk. Predictive analytics can help you improve each of these three outcomes, but more importantly, it helps strike the right balance among these three objectives for each new claim received. Read this white paper from IBM to learn about applying predictive analytics to claims management, including the typical ROI achieved, how embedded analytics improves decision making, and technology components of a predictive analytics solution.
As explored in this paper, the SAS Fraud Framework supports a complete, modular,
enterprise-level program integrity solution that helps payers prevent, detect and
manage fraud, waste and abuse across all silos and lines of business. Its fully integrated
components offer both top-down and bottom-up functionality for exposing hidden and
risky networks. This approach gives payers enhanced detection capabilities, greater
insight into case management and improved operational efficiency while decreasing
overall cost of ownership. The result is highly effective, early, and even preventative
detection of fraud, waste, abuse and corruption that improves operational efficiency
and reduces health care costs.
This white paper presents and compares the effectiveness of two types of airflow containment systems (legacy and modular), the resultant impact on IT temperatures, the energy consumption and associated operational costs for the data center, and the projected return on investment (ROI) for implementing the containment systems.
So far, most data centers have virtualized their least-critical workloads as a matter of basic cost containment. Virtualizing mission-critical applications is still forthcoming for the majority,though, largely due to infrastructural concerns. Complicating matters is the shift in IT purchasing decisions from IT to business management.
Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.
Find expert data center considerations here.