Creating a successful patient experience strategy is a long-term investment in planning, surveying, training, and technology. Healthcare organizations hope these efforts will pay off at the very least with a growing base of loyal patients, better care quality, and stable reimbursement. And then there are those organizations that are turning patient experience into a movement. What’s their endgame? They intend to build state-of-the-art service-oriented cultures that rival other industries, and they are doing it through data analytics, unique communication programs, radical cultural shifts, and consumer-centric technologies.
From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
Published By: Caradigm
Published Date: Feb 16, 2015
Many organizations joined the ACO program with the idea of using it as the first step in the transition to new reimbursement models. It’s a critical time for more ACOs to achieve the milestone of shared savings in order to demonstrate the ability to lower costs for an “at-risk” population. As best practices are emerging from early participants in the ACO program, ACOs have the opportunity to evolve their strategies in order to achieve more success.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
An Executive Strategy Guide Brought To You By The Cyber Resilience Think Tank
Big budget or not, CISOs must make threat intelligence a priority and learn how to focus on only the data that matters—data that will help mitigate future risks.
Though the technical definition of threat intelligence may change depending on who you ask, one factor remains constant: If threat intelligence isn’t part of your cyber resilience strategy in some capacity, you have a massive gap on your hands. And you may be blindsided by a phishing attack, malware incident or worse.
Read this Cyber Resilience Think Tank executive strategy guide to develop a plan to architect a threat intelligence program in your organization.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Michigan State's online certificate programs provide business professionals and organizations concise, yet powerful professional development series - available wherever, whenever you have access to a computer and Internet connection.
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The Broad School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
If designed properly, game mechanics can be successfully added into workplace wellness programs to amplify results and build engagement and excitement. Discover more about the role of game techniques in corporate health programs in this free paper.
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: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today’s corporate environment calls for out-of-the-box thinking, incorporating the advantages of many types of learning to benefit your company’s single biggest investment — your people. Evaluating the ever-growing corporate learning solutions that are available enables you to obtain full benefit from your learning programs by selecting the range of learning resources that best match your strategic corporate goals. This handy guide will help you navigate the growing number of learning solutions and equip you with 8 must-ask questions as you develop a learning program.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 01, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
With more than three decades in the hotel marketplace, Grupo Posadas operates more than 104 hotels and 19,042 rooms in 50 beach and city destinations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It's brands include AQUA, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Lat 19°, Caesar Park and Caesar Business, making Posadas the leading Mexican hotel operator in Latin America. Posadas selected Neolane's enterprise marketing software to improve segmentation and deliver consistent, personalized customer communications across e-mail and direct mail channels, while streamlining campaign management within its loyalty programs.
Compensation managers know that, although budgets are tight, top performers still insist on being rewarded. This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper shows how you can create a strong compensation program. Download it today.
Check out our recent survey summary in a report entitled Participation Counts! A Look at Participation-Based Safety. The survey and its accompanying report, both sponsored by eCompliance®, provide insight into how safety professionals and their companies are encouraging employees to actively participate in safety initiatives in order to promote consistently safe behaviors on the job.
The study was conducted in May of 2017 and illustrates the diverse opinions within the safety field regarding such issues as implementing behavior-based vs. participation-based programs, measuring safety participation, and management visibility into safety performance.
The survey of over 500 respondents includes such findings as:
• 15% of survey participants believe that behavior-based programs have a negative impact on safety culture, and 55% think participation-based safety is most effective.
• The number one key initiative being prioritized by respondents in the next 12 months is “Improving communica
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
Maverik is a regional convenience store chain that operates more than 270 convenience stores with a brand identity and décor theme around adventure, sports, and the outdoors. Maverik needed a digital signage program to reinforce the brand, drive foot traffic from the pump stations into the store, and promote food purchases.
The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP Company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying StandOut. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of StandOut on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using StandOut. StandOut is an integrated suite that pairs a technology platform with coaching to help organizations achieve their talent activation goals.
Prior to using StandOut, the interviewed organizations did not have a structured program to improve and measure employee engagement and performance. Organizations used annual surveys and annual performance reviews, and some even encouraged weekly check-ins, but there was no guidance on how to complete these tasks, and the data t
Social connectedness is essential to employee health. The need for social connections in ingrained in us from the day we are born. What’s more, humans are known to be naturally social animals and need to have relationships with others, both in our personal lives and in the workplace. But where did this desire for social connectedness come from, and what does it really mean for employees’ health and wellness?
Download our white paper, “Social connectedness: The secret to employee health and happiness” to learn:
• The science behind social connectedness
• How social behaviors impact our health and the workplace
• How to incorporate social technology into your wellness program
You’ll also receive key takeaways on driving social engagement in your wellness program.
How can a corporate wellness program get your employees motivated?
Motivation is essential to maintaining positive behavior changes, especially when it comes to achieving health goals. But how do employees get motivated, and most importantly, stay motivate? Simply put—it depends on the person and why they want to get healthy.
Download our white paper, “The truth about motivation and what makes healthy habits stick” to learn:
• The ins and outs of motivation
• The importance of motivational interviewing
• What motivation means for wellness incentives
You’ll also get your hands on motivational messaging tips to apply to the various fitness levels at your company.
Get your team on a path to wellness today. Download the motivation whitepaper now!
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right
stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure,
compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
Hotel room prices account for only a fraction of total corporate lodging costs. What could your company be overlooking?
Read our “The Total Cost of Lodging” white paper to discover:
•The top 3 largest costs in lodging management
•The percentage of inaccurate hotel invoices
•How to save on lodging
Find expert answers to rising hotel rates, inaccurate billing, and inefficient systems. Read more to find out how to make your lodging program better!
Improve revenue, loyalty, and productivity while controlling costs.
It’s a given: Most shoppers are now armed with a mobile device when they enter a retail store. They are highly informed and expect retail employees they interact with to be at least, if not more knowledgeable about a store’s products, promotions, and services.
This white paper outlines the 5 key benefits of a winning mobile app strategy, including new ways retailers can effectively leverage mobile technology as a competitive advantage. With the average shopper looking at their phone more than 150 times a day, learn how leading retailers leverage mobile technology to:
Enhance customer experience
Boost customer loyalty
Achieve operational efficiencies
Download this white paper to find out how retailers with a powerful, effective mobile app program in place can win the battle for shoppers’ eyes and ears — and wallets.
Complexity, globalization and digitalization are just some of the elements at play in the risk landscape—and data is becoming a core part of understanding and navigating risk.
How do modern finance leaders view, navigate and manage enterprise risk with data? Dun & Bradstreet surveyed global finance leaders across industries and business types. Here are the top trends that emerged from the study:
1. The Enterprise Risk & Strategy Disconnect—Finance leaders are using data and managing risk programs, but over 65% of finance leaders say there’s missing link between risk and strategy.
2. The Risks of the Use and Misuse of Data—Up to 50% of the data used to manage modern risk is disconnected. Only 15% of leaders are confident about the quality of their data.
3. Risky Relationships—Only 20% of finance leaders say the data they use to manage risk is fully integrated and shared.
Download the study to learn how finance leaders are approaching data and enterprise risk management
Keas surveyed more than 100 Human Resource Executives across the United States via an online survey between July 31 and August 16, 2013. This survey tracked HR executive opinions on HR topics and plans and priorities for the 2014 calendar year. The survey revealed health and wellness programs are taking center stage in employee engagement and retention. With healthcare costs and obesity-related diseases on the rise and wellness incentives baked into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this will be the first year health will play a major role in health benefits as organizations integrate preventative care programs to manage costs.
The start of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed to January 2015 and now is the time to get educated on provisions for Corporate Wellness Programs which are critical to combatting rising healthcare costs.