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.
Hospital communications used to be a lot simpler. If you needed to find a doctor, you could dial 0 and the operators would connect you or send a page on your behalf. People communicated through paper charts, wrote key phone numbers on grease boards, and kept on-call schedules in binders. Some of this still happens today, but communications across healthcare have become progressively more convoluted. The use of diverse mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, pagers, Wi-Fi phones, etc.), and the rise in care complexity necessitating care team coordination mean more sophisticated communication technology is required.
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.
Truven Health Analytics™ evaluated the extent to which community need— a measure of the underlying economic and social factors that affect the overall health of a community, including income, cultural/language barriers, education, insurance and housing—is associated with elevated rates of preventable hospitalizations or an increased risk of hospitalization believed to be preventable with quality ambulatory care. The results of this investigation reveal a modest but statistically significant association between community need and an increased risk of hospitalizations that are believed to be preventable with good-quality ambulatory care.
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.
Download the free, on-demand version of this webcast that took place on December 8, 2015.
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.
How can providers and insurers reduce costs and increase patient satisfaction? In the evolving value-based care (VBC) model, better healthcare IT is a must have. L.E.K.'s Joseph Johnson and Harsha Madannavar identify key success strategies in our latest Executive Insights.
Download this whitepaper to learn the following:
1. Background and basis of decreasing payments and increasing risks
2. Challenges and opportunities associated with the trend
3. How to thrive versus simply survive in this new healthcare environment
In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
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.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: May 27, 2015
The shift to value-based care creates a sharp increase in healthcare organizations and networks’ need for data collection, aggregation and analysis. This white paper outlines the challenges involved with performing population-level analyses, developing cost accounting and profitability analyses across care settings, evaluating care episodes and integrating quality data. It explores the limitations of targeted software solutions to provide cross-enterprise insights. Finally, it provides advice for healthcare executives regarding how to approach gathering quality and cost-related data and how to leverage technology and analytical expertise to drive risk-based contract success.
Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
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: Aventri
Published Date: Apr 11, 2019
"Successful meetings management requires a wide array of skills and tools to help you meet stakeholder's expectations and reach your goals. From tools to assist with budget creation to meeting approval workflows and cost-effective venue sourcing, a great meetings management program takes a lot of effort. That's why at Aventri, we created an eBook that combines all the essential meeting management strategies into one package.
Learn how to:
• Efficiently source the right meeting venue
• Use the right meeting management technology to increase success
• Implement money saving strategies with big budget results
• Measure your total meeting spend and return.
In the end, you will feel confident in your abilities to implement a successful meeting management strategy at your organization."
From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights1, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the potential to:
• Improve productivity of internal applications
• Increase revenue through enhanced customer interacton and improved customer acquisiiton
• Reduce costs by optimizing operations
• Enhance products and services with "smart" functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control
This paper provided by Dell and Intel® gives executi
Organisations moving to AWS seek improved performance, increased innovation, and a faster time to market—but the road to cloud maturity, and ultimately cloud success, proves both challenging and expensive.
Learn to accelerate your AWS cloud journey with:
A checklist for determining if you have clear visibility into your AWS environment
Expert tips for developing proper cloud security best practices
Real examples of financial, performance, and security management policies for automating your cloud ecosystem
Looking to optimise your AWS cloud infrastructure? Use this eBook to regain control over your visibility and cost management, security and compliance, and governance and automation.
Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
Organizations need resilience in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability.
Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change and other factors that increase volatility. And the pressure these and other groups are applying to drive change can no longer be ignored.
Robots play a major role in making manufacturing processes more efficient and
less labor intensive. They can help control costs and improve quality, as well as
increase productivity. The complexity of robotic system design, however, creates
obstacles for many manufacturers, and this is made more difficult by the need to
identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
NexCOBOT, a NEXCOM company, offers a flexible, modular robotics solution
integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with machine vision and powered by the
new Intel® Vision Accelerator Design products. The solution brings together
the insight of artificial intelligence, the mobility of robotics, and the capabilities
of machine vision, providing a new level of precision and optimization for
manufacturing and industrial implementations
More than 10,000 customers are using VMware vSAN to
quickly adopt hyper-converged infrastructure to accelerate
their IT modernization initiatives, reduce their total cost
of ownership, and increase their businesses agility in
preparation of future needs. Read some of their stories and
see how hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN
can ease the burden of infrastructure management and
create new possibilities for your business.
Hyper-converged infrastructure has emerged as a breakthrough IT
technology over the past several years. With the right HCI solution,
IT teams can lower costs, increase agility and reduce complexity—
leveraging a modern software-defined IT platform that provides a
seamless path to hybrid cloud. IT continues to embrace HCI in great
numbers, with the market expected to grow at a compound annual
rate of 42% through 2023.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Security and network performance tools are unable to or weren’t built to handle and analyze traffic at higher bandwidths. Read Enterprise Management Associates new research report, “Next Generation Network Packet Brokers: Defining the Future of Network Visibility Fabrics” to learn how to reduce unnecessary tool upgrades due to bandwidth increases -- resulting in decreased costs, improved tool utilization and optimized investments in existing networking and security tools. Learn more by downloading this report!
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
As the hunger for bandwidth and the number of devices within enterprise networks continue to increase, collaboration between NetOps and SecOps for a fast, secure network is a must. Download the SANS whitepaper Network Architecture with Security in Mind and learn about a new security approach that relies on pervasive visibility to send the right data to the right tools that are already in place, rather than adding more performance-hindering layers of security.