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.
When it comes to effectively and efficiently protecting growing volumes of data, midsized organizations face unique
challenges. That is because they live in a world of constraints that are both operational and budgetary in nature. Cloud
disaster recovery offers new options for these organizations—they can optimize their data protection economics by
integrating on-premises protection solutions with cloud-based backup and recovery methods. Dell EMC’s cloud-ready
solutions, particularly its Integrated Data Protection Appliances with native cloud extension capabilities, along with its Data
Protection Software working in conjunction with its Data Domain backup storage appliances, provide cloud disaster
recovery with flexible features. These solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide midsized organizations with
clear economic and operational benefits.
To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
IBM Multivendor Support Services can help organizations lower their overall hardware maintenance expense. The study provides readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact that MVS may have on their organizations.
Manufacturing sector has suffered from a disruptive economic climate. One of the most disruptive forces in the global manufacturing sector is the Internet of Things - ‘IoT’. This is forcing change both on and off the floor, making manufacturers think outside of the box.
Are you ready to take advantage of what IoT offers? Find out in this whitepaper.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
The Forrester TEI study examines potential ROI enterprises may realize by improving IT operations management and eliminating service outages. Customers interviewed experienced major financial benefits in improvements with IT productivity and cost savings. Read this study to learn more.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Digital Winners are more likely than their peers to report strong revenue and profit growth and to employ happier, more engaged workers. View this infographic to learn why it pays to be a Digital Winner.
This book helps you understand both sides of the hybrid IT equation and how HPE can help your organization transform its IT operations and save time and money in the process. I delve into the worlds of security, economics, and operations to show you new ways to support your business workloads.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-flash Storage can improve IOPS and latency results dramatically, increase the overall performance of a high workload environment, and lower administrative management work. The costs and benefits for a composite organization for 20 TB of 3PAR All-flash storage,
based on customer interviews, are:
? Investment costs: $130,722.
? Benefits: $1,213,601.
? Average cost/GB usable (street price) for all-flash storage (included 4:1 compaction and 25% overhead): $2.20