The Cejka Search Healthcare Perspectives survey identifies top healthcare delivery priorities for physicians and administrators, providing insight on attracting, engaging and retaining high-performing healthcare leadership teams in today’s market.
All healthcare delivery organizations will need to transform themselves in order to meet the quality, safety and cost challenges confronting healthcare. In this free ebook, Healthcare: a Better Way, you'll discover a strategic framework and a practical roadmap for developing a healthcare analytics approach for sustaining quality improvement. Download to learn more about navigating the challenges confronting healthcare today.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
When it comes to making decisions that positively impact care delivery and business outcomes, great leaders will tell you it’s better to rely on data than on myth. Through healthcare analytics, the clinical and financial leadership at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota used data to do just that—and set a strong course for reliable, trusted decision-making that helps address their most pressing issues. Using strong IT systems, accompanied by a cooperative and inquisitive organizational culture that brings together clinical and financial decision makers together to address pressing issues, put Regions on the path to create powerful healthcare analytics that fuel organizational change.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
The ripple effect of healthcare reform is beginning to impact care delivery strategies as care management now falls increasingly to providers.
According to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey, hospital leaders are making progress with care management efforts, but more robust tools will be needed if hospitals want to scale up. The October 2014 survey polled 134 senior, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information leaders across the healthcare spectrum. The majority of respondents were from nonprofit organizations (63%), while the remainder (37%) came from for-profit settings.
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Nearly six years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a massive retooling that is dramatically altering the way we think about cost management, strategic partnerships, and customer service.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is giving way to new models of care delivery and payment to support a system based on pay-for-value. With financial risk or payments tied to value measures (such as patient satisfaction, clinical performance, and population health), compensation and reimbursement will increasingly be tied to value-based incentives.
With the inception of Value-Based Purchasing, the measurement of successful patient care delivery has been redefined. The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered.
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
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.
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.
As chief transformation officer at MemorialCare Health System in Los Angeles and Orange counties, CA, it’s Helen Macfie’s job to rethink the future of healthcare delivery. Lately, she’s been thinking a lot about healthcare reform and care redesign as the six-hospital integrated delivery system, with more than 200 care sites, focuses on growth across the Southern California region.
Learn how a medical center improved their HCAHPS scores by streamlining the delivery and documentation of medication teaching at the patient bedside with an Interactive Patient Care system that’s integrated into the clinician's workflow and EMR system.
"In today’s Idea Economy, businesses need to turn ideas into services faster. Every new business and established enterprise is
at risk of missing a
market opportunity and being disrupted by a new idea or business model. It has never been easier, or more cru
cial, to turn ideas into new
products, services, or applications
—and quickly drive them to market. But IT needs an infrastructure that enables them to partner with the
business to speed the delivery of services."
As the application economy drives companies to roll out applications more quickly, companies are seeing testing in a new light. Once considered a speed bump on the DevOps fast track, new tools and testing methodologies are emerging to bring testing up to speed.
In this ebook, we’ll explore some of the challenges on the road to continuous testing, along with new approaches that will help you adopt next-gen testing practices that offer the ability to test early, often and automatically.
Business applications have become the battleground for customer loyalty. To compete, IT organizations are under pressure to deliver applications faster and with higher quality. Continuous Delivery (CD) of code offers a solution. CD may be paired with DevOps, Agile and other methodologies. However, QA and testing can be an obstacle to CD’s rapid development and deployment of high quality code. Testers and developers must engage in Continuous Testing, continuously testing software for performance, quality and user experience as it’s being developed.
Continuous Testing is not a push button process, though. It requires a comprehensive approach. This paper outlines the common challenges to Continuous Testing and highlights results from real users who have used technology to get to succeed with the Continuous Testing process.
With the application economy in full swing, more organizations are turning to Continuous Testing and DevOps development practices in order to quickly roll out applications that reflect the ever-changing needs of tech-savvy, experience-driven consumers.
Rigorous data they need, in the right formats. This forces teams to postpone their testing until the next sprint. As a result, organizations like yours are increasingly looking for ways to overcome the challenges of poor quality data and slow, manual data provisioning. They are also concerned about compliance and data privacy when using sensitive information for testing. CA Test Data Manager can help you mitigate all these concerns, so you’re positioned to achieve real cost savings.
To compete successfully in today’s economy, companies from all industries require the ability to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and reduced risk and costs. This is only possible with a modern software factory that can deliver quality software continuously. Yet for most enterprises, testing has not kept pace with modern development methodologies. A new approach to software testing is required: Continuous Testing.
In the first session in a series, join product management leadership to gain in-depth insights on how by shifting testing left, and automating all aspects of test case generation and execution, continuous testing, it enables you to deliver quality software faster than ever.
Recorded Feb 5 2018 49 mins
Steve Feloney, VP Product Management CA Technologies
If you’re relying on manual processes for testing applications, artificial and automated intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can help you build more efficient continuous frameworks for quality delivery.
In this on-demand webinar, “Continuous Intelligent Testing: Applying AI and ML to Your Testing Practices,” you’ll learn how to:
Use AI and ML as the new, necessary approach for testing intelligent applications.
Strategically apply AI and ML to your testing practices.
Identify the tangible benefits of continuous intelligent testing.
Reduce risk while driving test efficiency and improvement.
This webinar offers practical steps to applying AI and ML to your app testing.
The speaker, Jeff Scheaffer, is senior vice president and general manager of the Continuous Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies. His specialties include DevOps, Mobility, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Continuous Delivery (CDCI).
Companies struggle to find the right test data when testing applications which leads to bottlenecks, defects and constant delays. There is a better way and we want to show you how:
Join us for this webcast to learn:
- How Test Data Manager finds, builds, protects and delivers test data fast!
- How to get your testing teams moving towards self sufficiency with test data
Get your questions answered. Come away happy!
Recorded Aug 20 2018 60 mins
Prashant Pandey, CA Technologies
Welcome to the very first edition of Modern Monitoring, a collection of articles and insights designed to help IT operations and DevOps professionals deliver more resilient, supportable and high-performance IT services.
It’s perhaps a sign of the times that monitoring as a discipline is receiving much more attention within the biz tech community. And deservedly so. The new distributed application architectures being built, together with the dizzying pace of software delivery, demand new approaches in what’s traditionally been perceived as a “keeping the lights on” IT practice.
Of course, there’s no better way to consider monitoring than to draw parallels with other practices in related fields. It’s why we’ve included a couple of pieces with a distinct aeronautical flavor that discuss importance of instrumentation and contextual awareness.
DevOps ist nicht mehr topaktuell. Auch Continuous Delivery oder sogar das „Shift-Left“-Paradigma ist nicht mehr als innovativ zu bezeichnen.
Dieses White Paper zeigt auf, wie Sie DevOps-Tools und -Verfahren kundenorientiert einsetzen können, um einen geschäftlichen Nutzen zu erzielen. Dabei wird auf die aktuellen Herausforderungen für Unternehmen eingegangen, wenn sie versuchen, durch DevOps-Innovationen mehr als nur technische Vorteile zu realisieren. Zudem werden die Lücken aufgezeigt, die die Unternehmen in den Continuous Delivery-Ketten schließen müssen, um erfolgreich zu sein. Schließlich befasst sich dieses White Paper auch damit, wie die Themen Anwendereinbindung und Customer Experience in allen Phasen der Bereitstellungspipeline als wichtige Überlegung einbezogen werden.
DevOps non è più una metodologia all'avanguardia, né lo sono la continuous delivery o l'approccio shift-left.
Queste prassi e principi sono stati ormai adottati dalle aziende, almeno in una certa misura e, anche se in molti casi la transizione è risultata incompleta, praticamente tutte le aziende conoscono e si sforzano di implementare i workflow e le strutture organizzative DevOps.
Questo white paper spiega come utilizzare gli strumenti e le prassi DevOps in un'ottica incentrata sul cliente allo scopo di creare valore di business. Illustra le sfide che la maggior parte delle aziende deve affrontare per estendere le innovazioni DevOps al di là dell'ambito tecnico, identifica le lacune da colmare all'interno delle catene di continuous delivery per superare tali sfide e spiega come mettere il coinvolgimento degli utenti e la customer experience al centro di tutte le fasi della pipeline di delivery.
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.