Workforce management and the pursuit of productivity have formed a consistent pain point for hospitals for several years. The Affordable Care Act has only exacerbated the problem, increasing the demand on providers as the number of insured grows and the bar continues to rise on quality of care. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Council survey, workforce productivity and acuity-based staffing will continue to be top priorities this year. Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, chief clinical integration officer at API Healthcare, says the survey results indicate a shift taking place as workforce management initiatives are expected to deliver more than reduced labor costs.
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.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Dec 18, 2015
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Change is commonplace within the healthcare industry. Executives are faced with many of the traditional challenges of operating hospitals. Now emerging external factors like the HITECH Act (meaningful use), the Affordable Care Act and an aging U.S. population are pushing providers to change the frameworks in how they view and solve these traditional problems.
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Leaders from Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Influence Health discuss the challenges providers face and the skills they must acquire to increase patient engagement. In the coming era of accountable care, providers will finally have something to gain by actively engaging patients in taking care of their health—and a lot to lose by not doing so. Increasingly, providers will receive a fixed sum to care for each patient attributed to them by payers, and they will be able to make an overall profit only by keeping those patients as healthy as possible.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
When it comes to the threat landscape, it’s important to take a look in the rearview mirror once in a while.
As with driving, not only do you get a good look at what’s behind you, but you can often spot what’s coming up quick, set to overtake you.
That’s the spirit of this threat report. We’ve picked out five key stories from the last year or so, not just because they were big events, but because we think these threats, or similar ones, could very well appear in the near future. Take modular threats like Emotet and VPNFilter, for example.
These are threats that can deliver an on-demand menu of attacks and threats, depending on which device is infected or the intended goal of the attacker. We saw plenty of such modular threats in recent history, and wouldn’t be surprised if we see more in the future.
Email remains the darling delivery method of attackers, with threats from cryptomining to Emotet using it to spread. It’s also highly likely that other threats, such as unauthorized M
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and the need to rework faulty products.
Watch this webinar to learn how TIBCO’s Smart Manufacturing solutions can help you overcome these challenges. You will also see a demonstration of TIBCO technology in action around improving yield and optimizing processes while also saving costs.
What You Will Learn:
Applying advanced analytics & machine learning / AI techniques to optimize complex manufacturing processes
How multi-variate statistical process control can help to detect deviations from a baseline
How to monitor in real time the OEE and produce a 360 view of your factory
The webinar also highlights customer case studies from our clients who have already successfully implemented process optimization models.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
The need for digital transformation dominates business strategy today, and there are two obvious consequences for IT. Demand for application development is at an all-time high, and speed and agility are more important than ever before.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its fifth year, the goal of the OutSystems State of Application Development Report is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe in this age of digital transformation.
This analysis is based on the responses to a survey conducted in March 2018. More than 3,500 IT professionals from over 116 countries took part. Respondents worked in all kinds of industry, and in this concise summary of the report, we focus on specific findings related to the manufacturing sector.
The need for digital transformation dominates business strategy today, and there are two obvious consequences for IT. Firstly, the demand for application development (app dev) is at an all-time high. Secondly, speed and agility are more important than ever before.
This backdrop informed the themes we wanted to explore in this year’s survey, which set out to answer five critical questions:
How are the app dev priorities of organizations adjusting
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Investment casting is a precise manufacturing methodology that delivers value across industries, from mechanical, automotive and aerospace parts to intricate dental work, jewelry and sculpture. For centuries the trade-off for smooth and accurate investment casted parts has been high costs and long casting pattern lead times.
Now the evolution of parts is accelerating dramatically in many industries resulting in shorter product life cycles and lower volumes of casted parts between cycles. Waiting for tooling for obsolete parts for aging aircraft also mean delays for aircraft to be repaired, costing time and money. Demand for faster foundry production is increasing in all industries and foundries need to be ready to respond.
To find out how 3D Sysytems can help your business, download this eBook today.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Le moulage à modèle perdu est une méthode de fabrication précise qui apporte de la valeur ajoutée dans tous les secteurs, des pièces mécaniques, automobiles et aérospatiales aux traitements dentaires, bijoux et sculptures complexes. Pendant des siècles, les pièces coulées lisses et précises ont été obtenues au prix de coûts élevés et de longs délais de modèles de moulage.
À présent, l'évolution des pièces s'accélère de manière spectaculaire dans de nombreux secteurs, ce qui se traduit par des cycles de vie des produits plus courts et des volumes de pièces moulées plus faibles entre les cycles. L'attente de l'outillage pour les pièces obsolètes destinées aux avions vieillissants entraîne également des retards dans leur réparation, ce qui coûte du temps et de l'argent. La demande d'une production en fonderie plus rapide augmente dans tous les secteurs et les fonderies doivent être prêtes à réagir.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 08, 2019
Greater performance, agility and security are the new imperatives of the modern data center, and according to the Edison Group, Dell EMC PowerEdge servers outperform HPE servers. PowerEdge servers?with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors? have customer-centrice innovation that is better able to meet the advance demands of IT Transformation, today and tomorrow. Download this infographic to learn the 5 reasons why.
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
The demands of modern IIoT applications increases the complexity of systems infrastructure
and puts additional pressure on IT and OT security. As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, operations must leverage industry standards to achieve consistent protection. This paper will address how IEC62443 can be applied to industrial control systems and help readers understand the various priorities and steps required to help mitigate cyber
Data centers are evolving. They are much more than the data storage facilities of the past—they are gateways to emerging markets and platforms from which businesses can expand their reach through greater connectivity. These evolutions require the deployment of secured IT platforms capable of supporting and treating a huge amount of data generated in real time. Learn how Interxion partnered with Schneider Electric to meet the needs of its customers and stay relevant in the rapidly evolving colocation market.
To remain competitive, manufacturers must focus on achieving new growth while driving down costs. Key to achieving this is greater flexibility and a dramatic upturn in operational efficiency across the manufacturing process. One area ripe for improvement is intralogistics transportation.
Many manufacturers still rely on autonomous guide vehicles (AGVs) to undertake repetitive transport tasks; but, rigid in nature, they do not support today’s demand-driven, dynamic manufacturing environments. Intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), like SEIT* from Milvus Robotics, offer a viable and cost-effective alternative.
This solution brief describes how to solve business challenges through investment in innovative technologies.
o The growing video surveillance market is driving demand for advanced video analysis technologies. Businesses and organizations from all vertical sectors are looking to leverage the benefits of enhanced detection accuracy and flexibility provided by deep learning to solve their security, safety, and operations challenges. Discover how Agent Vi’s innoVi* leverages cutting-edge deep learning technology to transform the hundreds, or even thousands, of cameras deployed across a city into smart video devices, contributing to the city’s ability to improve security, safety, and incident response citywide.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and scale security controls and policy without starting over. Discover your options for improving security architecture on your terms, using existing infrastructure and intelligently applying security controls at scale without major overhauls. With this approach, your network protection can evolve with applications, attackers and technology—even in today’s demanding 100Gbps network environment.
Operational readiness depends on rich location data. When managing logistics and tracking high-value assets, there is no room for error and our new data-driven world demands richer, smarter advanced mapping and navigation services.
The 2018 Counterpoint Research Location Ecosystems Update compared 16 location platform vendors—including Google, TomTom and Mapbox—and it named HERE the “undisputed leader” in location based services.
Counterpoint recognized HERE for its integrated analytical capability and commitment to open partnerships, allowing for custom operational requirements and a truly mobile location intelligence platform.
See how HERE provides the industry leading tools and expertise to process that data—streamlining the logistics supply chain, boosting responsiveness, and guaranteeing mission success.
The confluence of AI and Industry 4.0 is transforming image processing. As image vision becomes widespread, there is an increasing need to transition stand-alone imaging to an integrated driver of automation feeding insights back into the business systems that monitor overall factory performance.
Download the whitepaper to learn more about fitting multiple demands into a single platform—
• Building an industrial system with advanced functions like machine vision and Industry 4.0 connectivity
• Minimizing the footprint of the systems to save space, cost and power consumption
• Adhering to principles of long life, safety, reliability, real-time control functionality alongside AI and IIOT capabilities
Rich, real-time location intelligence enables third-party logistics (3PL) companies to deliver pinpoint accuracy and offer superior service, which ultimately means higher volumes, better timelines and more competitive budgets.
This ebook looks at seven specific ways in which location data is being used by 3PL companies to enable more accurate fleet routing, precise tracking of vehicles and the ability to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes), HERE can help 3PL companies develop key competitive advantages.
Did you know that organizations with advanced finance teams are more likely to have a compelling digital customer experience? The driver behind this trend? A digital, customer-first way of working with greater investment in talent, innovation, and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
While finance has long taken advantage of technology to help drive productivity and collaboration, the goalposts have recently moved. Today’s organizations must adopt an agile finance operating model— powered by emerging digital technologies and skillsets—to better support the demands of an economy driven by continuous innovation.
There can be no doubt that the architecture for analytics has evolved
over its 25-30 year history. Many recent innovations have had significant
impacts on this architecture since the simple concept of a single
repository of data called a data warehouse. First, the data warehouse
appliance (DWA), along with the advent of the NoSQL revolution, selfservice analytics, and other trends, has had a dramatic impact on the
traditional architecture. Second, the emergence of data science, realtime operational analytics, and self-service demands has certainly had
a substantial effect on the analytical architecture.