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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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the nation’s largest payer, has set a clear direction with its publication of targets: By 2018, 50% of fee-for-service payments will be through alternative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payments, and 90% of FFS payments will be tied to quality or value. And CMS has begun to introduce mandatory bundles. This suggests that all providers will
need to develop population health competencies, including the ability to manage risk for both cost and quality.
The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos.
What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
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- Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
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.
Provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. Especially in the face of the transition to ICD-10, results include optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legal framework that will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 in the European Union. EU regulations have direct effect in all EU member states, meaning the GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Directive and applies to all EU member states.
The GDPR’s focus is the protection of personal data. In fact, GDPR is one of the biggest shakeups ever seen affecting how data relating to an individual should be handled—and it affects not just companies but any individual, corporation, public authority, agency or other body that processes the personal data of individuals based in the EU.
As gatekeepers and processors of personal data, HR and People teams have a crucial role to play in preparing for this step change. The rules on how data is kept and used will become much more stringent, and it’s vital that HR and People teams become more transparent, communicating to employees exactly how their data is processed.
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If you have a website, you most likely have an infestation of bots. While some bots are beneficial, bots can make up a significant portion of your daily website traffic. Malicious bots bombard websites with direct and specific attack goals, such as stealing customer information, scraping content, and even initiating DDoS attacks. Our latest eBook explores the differences between good bots and bad bots, and explains the best way to manage harmful bots.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
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Headquartered in Chicago, Bean Suntory owns over 70 premium spirit brands from whiskey and rum, to vodka, cognac, tequila, and gin. Beam Suntory generates $4 billion in annual revenues.
But that revenue was in danger.
The company’s production software, Wonderware, which controls embedded systems driving almost every critical production process, was underpinned by ageing hardware. If it failed, production would come to a grinding—and expensive—halt.Every hour of downtime results in lost production, which can amount to millions of dollars in losses,” says Sanjay Kirtikar, Director Digital Technologies, Beam Suntory.
To ensure Wonderware never failed, Beam Suntory implemented hyperconverged clusters integrated with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software
The results were instant and outstanding. Beam Suntory expects a 25-35% cost benefit from lower support and maintenance efforts, and a 50% reduction in power usage.
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Read this case study to learn how the makers of Duck® Tape leverage product experience management to increase efficiency and grow market share.
“You need to both be able to create, generate, and optimize great content, and then deliver it to your customers in an efficient and effective way. And that's what I feel like Salsify has done for us - it’s given us that simple point of truth, the ability to manage and measure it, optimize it, and iterate.” - Scott Sommers, Director of Ecommerce Strategy
With a wide range of globally recognized brands like Duck®, FrogTape® and Shurtape® brands, ShurTech needed to develop a more streamlined approach to the ecommerce presence that empowered his team to continually optimize and deliver impactful content to key retail channels like Amazon, Walmart and Essendant.
Learn more about the step-by-step approach the ShurTech team took to:
Build and maintain a centralized, consistent and accessible source of production information to arm all divisions
Mobile marketing platforms facilitate direct marketing on mobile devices by enabling mobile campaign management and activation. These platforms can operate as stand-alone solutions; however, they typically integrate with, or operate alongside, CRM, location/data management, and multichannel marketing hub (MMH) or email marketing platforms. Regardless of how a mobile marketing platform gets deployed, the native or third-party analytics supporting its audience targeting, campaign sequencing, personalization and performance measurement capabilities form the foundation of this technology.
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
RPA platforms represent a hyper growth market, with enterprises investing in new RPA platforms for process
and task automation to achieve greater operating efficiency and agility, while allowing the human workforce to
focus on more strategic and higher priority projects and tasks. Intelligent process automation (IPA) is in an
early phase of its evolution and represents the next frontier for RPA vendors. This Ovum Decision Matrix
(ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT and business leaders, including chief information
officers (CIOs), enterprise and process architects, IT directors, line-of-business (LOB) leaders and process
owners, and digital transformation leaders select an RPA platform that is well suited to their specific
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
Compliance Training Tip:
Why Should I Implement a Hearing Conservation Program
in my Workplace?
Excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk.
Ongoing exposure to excessive noise in the workplace can lead to permanent hearing loss. It can also increase stress, reduce efficiency, interfere with concentration and cause fatigue. Excessive noise can even cause industrial accidents if employees can’t hear co-workers give them warnings or directions.
Hearing loss due to excessive noise is often so gradual that employees may not realize they have a problem until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are simple steps you take to protect your employees’ hearing… Download our free paper today to learn what those steps are.
You’ll also learn:
• What you can do to prevent hearing loss in the workplace
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The direct and indirect costs associated with Employee Health & Happiness have shifted Employee Wellness from voluntary benefit to Strategic Imperative. HR is on the front lines of this fight. Are you ready?
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: Apr 18, 2008
In 2006, Direct Wines Ltd identified a need for a solution that would manage the thousands of wine related images they had collected. The main use of the images, which range from images of wineries and wine makers to those of grapes, is inclusion in the company's direct mail campaigns and on the Direct Wines website.
All those employees who access email, financial systems, human resources, and other core corporate applications; Replay for Exchange continuously protects and monitors the health of your Exchange data stores and allows administrators to quickly search, recover, and analyze mailbox content. With Replay for Exchange you can restore individual email messages, folders, or mailboxes to a live Exchange server or directly to a PST, thereby solving some of your most costly and time consuming challenges. Take advantage of these Free Trial Offer!!
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Jun 16, 2010
Could your website be doing more? Find out in Oneupweb's latest study. Today, the design and usability of your website directly affects your bottom line. Discover if it's driving sales, or driving them away with the new measurement you need to determine the success of your site's design.
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Nov 23, 2010
Does social media marketing really work? How do you separate fact from fiction as you navigate your way through the buzz about "going viral"? Amidst the chatter about Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, and Linked In-what will really get your business ahead? Tune in to find out as Oneupweb CEO Lisa Wehr and Social Media Director, Maureen Michaels team up to unveil the truth.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
HR execs are not finding their budgets rising at the same levels as their workforce requirements. By 2020, the global labor market faces a shortage of 38-40 million college educated workers and 45 million secondary educated workers1. Despite the change catalyst that the mounting crisis demands, many organizations have not adjusted their strategies. Why would an organization race to develop skills by investing the same portion of their budget in classroom approaches and build training that they could buy? To help organizations find a smarter way out of the talent crisis, the Director of Research at the world’s leading learning analytics firm compared the results of Skillsoft elearning to classroom and internally developed elearning benchmarks. The results were clear; Skillsoft provides a solid answer to the global talent imperative.
As direct marketers, you know "the devil is in the details." Being able to drill-down on results is important to determine future strategies. It takes discipline and the application of direct marketing tenets. But you can fine-tune your results, target better and reap the rewards.