In response to concerns raised by healthcare leaders that the absence of adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) and race characteristics in patient populations impedes the fair comparison of hospitals on risk-standardized 30-day unplanned readmission rates, Truven Health AnalyticsTM evaluated the extent to which risk-adjusted readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia are affected by adjustments for community-level SES factors through its Community Need Index (CNI) and patient race. The study shows there is, indeed, a statistically significant effect. For more, visit truvenhealth.com/wp/readmissionpenalties.
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.
Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SAP S/4HANA on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using SAP S/4HANA.
Read the study to learn how Forrester concluded that SAP S/4HANA provides an ROI of 349%.
As the shift into a digital economy continues to accelerate, companies must out-innovate, outthink, and outpace their competition. Businesses must embrace change and transform to become the disruptors in their industries rather than wait to be disrupted by their competitors.
In the face of this pressure to evolve, organizations need to transform IT to reduce both the capital and operational costs of legacy IT. They must offload repeatable and time-intensive manual tasks like backup, disaster recovery, and service deployment to software and policy-driven automation.
The top data protection mandates from IT leaders are focused on improving the fundamental reliability and agility of the
solution(s) in use. The mandate that follows closely behind is cost reduction, which is also seen as a top priority among
data protection implementers. These challenges should not be seen as contradictory or mutually exclusive; in fact, they
can all be addressed by improved data protection solutions that are engineered as much for efficiency as they are for
reliability and capability.
Digital technology is so intrinsic to our personal lives that we barely think
about the fitness trackers and smartphones that are as much a part of
us as the clothing we wear. For organizations, the shift to digital is more
disruptive and the stakes far higher. Digital transformation has been high
on the executive agenda for a few years and, for many, harnessing data
has become a significant force for value and revenue creation.
Agility has emerged as an organizational superpower as businesses
grapple with change and uncertainty in their own customer bases and in
the global political and economic landscape. IT has been thrust into the
spotlight as the unwitting hero of the story – tasked with delivering on
the digital vision, implementing all manner of applications and building
firm infrastructure foundations to support the latest digital initiatives.
In an increasingly on-demand world, it is this final point that often gets
overlooked in the rush for the next shiny new technologies. E
As flash storage has permeated mainstream computing, enterprises are coming to better understand
not only its performance benefits but also the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at
scale. This combination of benefits — lower latencies, higher throughput and bandwidth, higher
storage densities, much lower energy and floor space consumption, higher CPU utilization, the need
for fewer servers and their associated lower software licensing costs, lower administration costs, and
higher device-level reliability — has made the use of AFAs an economically compelling choice
relative to legacy storage architectures initially developed for use with hard disk drives (HDDs). As
growth rates for hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays fall off precipitously, AFAs are
experiencing one of the highest growth rates in external storage today — a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 26.2% through 2020.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of
the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost
all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver
affecting IT spending in 2016
The cost of labor can be managed effectively when restaurateurs are equipped with the right training, tools and processes. Traditional methods for capturing critical forecasting data and formulating labor plans & budgets are incomplete and often inaccurate, rarely accounting for menu pricing changes or current economic conditions.
Even when the best practices of forecasting are employed, the information isn’t always available to the store managers who are attempting to manage the cost of labor. This ebook will walk you through the ins and outs of labor forecasting and best practices to build efficiency, grow revenue, and positively impact your restaurant’s bottom line.
Learn more about the cost savings and business benefits enabled by SAP S/4HANA - One of the companies reduced inventory carrying costs valued at nearly $6.7 million, reduced staff required to manage ongoing operations for a benefit of over $6 million and avoided downtime inherent in legacy systems that impacted productivity.
The recent economic downturn has created some formidable challenges for the retail banking industry. Fraud and identify theft are on the rise, costing banks big money and raising customer concerns about security.
The best way to prepare for the changing landscape of your workforce is with state-of-the-art talent management and succession planning tools. Chances are, you have the talent within your company you’ll need going forward—you just have to discover it, nurture it and find the best way to use this talent. Don’t be caught unawares when the economy improves and your employees start to leave. Instead, prepare now for the economic recovery so employees know they will have a bright future should they choose to stay.
Big data needs both high availability and protection.
The amount of data created and replicated globally is predicted to increase ten-fold by 2025, according to IDC research. You may be wondering where to store that big data, as well as how to ensure your data is highly available and protected.
In this eBook, explore why cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) improves data availability, eases the processes associated with DR management, and creates a more economically efficient solution for today’s data-driven companies.
Studies show that life-cycle waste management planning can reduce environmental impact on landfills, drive economic value, and even cultivate sustainable, social behaviors.
Read this report to learn the top 5 ways to leverage waste management services.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Published By: HireRight
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
At some point, you’re probably going to have to terminate an employee. With business and economic cycles in a seemingly constant state of flux, this has never been more of a reality. Nobody likes thinking about it, but everyone should have a plan.
Have you thought about outplacement? Think it is too expensive to offer to everyone? Think again. Learn about your options and advantages in this white paper, including:
• Some surprising and strategic advantages of universal outplacement.
• The limits and high costs of traditional, brick-and-mortar outplacement solutions.
• A newer, non-traditional, and affordable outplacement options for everyone, not just executives.
• How universal outplacement may help contain unemployment costs.
Economic and social factors are transforming the way in which organizations define today’s workforce. The confluence of a growing millennial workforce that values flexibility, the rise of automation, and the increasing prevalence of telework challenges organizations to recognize that a workforce is comprised of more than full-time, 9-to-5, career-track employees.
This altered definition of work will ultimately force companies to adjust their recruitment strategies in favor of what candidates are looking for from employers and how such a wide and increasingly remote talent pool will be managed.
To understand the ways in which today’s workforce is evolving and the reasons why recruiters must find ways to adapt to this changing definition of talent, it’s valuable to look at an overview of today’s workforce…This report does just that.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementation of SAP Business Objects Analytics solutions, Forrester interviewed four organizations with multiple years of experience using these analytics solutions from SAP across one or more of the following key analytics areas: planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. A composite, or representative, organization was developed to provide the conclusions of this cost and benefit analysis.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Analytics solutions, Forrester interviewed four organizations with multiple years of experience using these analytics solutions from SAP across one or more of the following key analytics areas: planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. A composite, or representative, organization was developed to report cost and benefit findings
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
HPE Flexible Capacity service enables a cloud-like consumption model and economics for your on-premise IT. Now you don’t have to a make difficult choice between security and control of on-premise IT versus the agility and economics of public cloud.
Watch this video to find out more.
SAP Jam is a cloud-based social software platform that transforms the way people work by bringing together people, data, and decision-making capabilities when and where workers need them. In this Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study commissioned by SAP, learn about the potential return on investment you can realize by deploying SAP Jam.