The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study annually identifies those health system leadership teams that have most effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care.
Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
To succeed in today’s healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems must evaluate the best operating model for key functions to enhance efficiency and optimize performance. This often involves determining whether partnering with another organization to perform a business function makes sense for you.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
As enterprises work to balance IT innovation with efficiency—and increasingly adopt cloud-first strategies—agility is key. In this IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, learn 4 key capabilities supporting cloud adoption and agile integration approaches that offer faster, more flexible workflows.
Companies are pursuing digital transformation. The goal is to improve customer value, operate with greater efficiency and agility, and increase innovation. But as companies leverage new workflows, security has not kept pace, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated. This white paper describes a security paradigm for today’s hostile environment: zero trust.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. It sounds synonymous with digital transformation, but in actuality, IT Transformation is the set of enabling technologies, processes, and focus areas that make effective digital transformation possible.
A company that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
Download this whitepaper for 4 reasons shorter server resfresh cycles are better for business.
Analyst firm IDC reports that organizations can increase agility, improve efficiency and reduce operational costs by refreshing their servers every three years.
If you’re relying on manual processes for testing applications, artificial and automated intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can help you build more efficient continuous frameworks for quality delivery.
In this on-demand webinar, “Continuous Intelligent Testing: Applying AI and ML to Your Testing Practices,” you’ll learn how to:
Use AI and ML as the new, necessary approach for testing intelligent applications.
Strategically apply AI and ML to your testing practices.
Identify the tangible benefits of continuous intelligent testing.
Reduce risk while driving test efficiency and improvement.
This webinar offers practical steps to applying AI and ML to your app testing.
The speaker, Jeff Scheaffer, is senior vice president and general manager of the Continuous Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies. His specialties include DevOps, Mobility, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Continuous Delivery (CDCI).
Despite being knowledgeable about their industry and experienced in running their organizations, the majority of business users lack expertise in analytics and visualization techniques—but that doesn't stop them from wanting to have a go. But making tools easier and more widely accessible is only part of the answer. A better approach is to work both sides of the gap. To make tools that can empower business users to discover and unlock value in their data—and that extend capabilities for experts, so they can share the analytics workload, improve efficiency, and focus on higher level work.
World leader in design and manufacture of innovative sensing solutions that enhance safety, security, and energy efficiency.
For this manufacturers of high-tech imaging systems, monitoring accuracy and product quality are critical. Any quality problem could mean a part fails sooner than expected, or triggers a false alarm at a customer site that causes unnecessary panic.
By setting up automated manufacturing analytic workflows with the TIBCO StatisticaTM platform, the company can complete complicated processes in just a few minutes and improve product quality by decreasing the variability of everything they produce.
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of how fleet and logistics software providers can deliver more value in their solutions to enhance efficiency, productivity, and safety. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why HERE’s Open Location Platform – described as super-rich, always up-to-date, and a neutral offering – is a leader in the location data arena.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
Your company is only as agile, connected and secure as its networks are. But making changes to your networks can feel risky, since improving security often means harming connectivity and vice versa. Even still, if your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s probably time for a change.
Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network investigates how Forcepoint NGFW is changing the status quo and enabling digital transformation efforts:
Enterprise-grade SD-WAN connectivity. Deploy and operate connections between more than 1,000 sites from a single console
Security. Top-rated security that doesn’t impede performance and reliability
Ease of Deployment and Operation. Built specifically for true, centralized manageability, even at enterprise scale
Future-Proof Agility and Flexibility. Adapts to different environments seamlessly
Read Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network and take the first step toward true network efficiency.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Sep 04, 2018
Connecting and protecting organizations as their people disperse to more locations
and need access to resources inside and outside the enterprise are driving a renewed
focus on operational efficiency and security efficacy. While the fundamental concerns of
confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility are unchanged, the cost and potential losses to
organizations continue to increase, making the role of C-level infrastructure and security
executives more complex than ever before. A recent IDC survey of CISOs ranked the
following as the top 5 scenarios keeping them up at night:
• Breach disclosure on the front page of WSJ and so forth
• Leak of 50% of employee HR records
• IT systems to be a source of major attack against partner
• Target-style breach
• Leak of 10% of PHI/PII customer records
Law firms are – or should be – rethinking the way they approach the delivery of legal services and leveraging service providers to achieve the efficiency their clients are demanding. According to the Alternative Legal Service Study, 51% of law firms report using an Alternative Legal Service Provider (ALSP) such as a managed review provider for at least one type of service today. And the use among law firms is set to grow dramatically in the next five years.
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.
After several years of relentless hardware and software innovation, the mainframe is at an
inflection point from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a
source of revenue growth and innovation. Organizations are evolving toward what IDC calls
the “connected mainframe.” The platform is transforming from a revenue-supporting machine
into a revenue-generating machine and is increasingly playing a central role in organizations’
digital transformation (DX) journey. Key steps in achieving the connected mainframe require
organizations to modernize and integrate the platform with their internal and external
environments. IDC finds that these modernization and integration initiatives lead to new
business innovations, which in turn are driving revenue growth and improving organizational
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
When a global transportation logistics provider wanted to improve support for its global network of branch offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, it used performance analytics to monitor and analyze the organization’s support processes. Not only did performance analytics dramatically increase visibility—allowing the company to move from monthly reports to on-demand performance dashboards—it also uncovered major process bottlenecks. In one case, resolving a single bottleneck increased efficiency by 17%, making support far more responsive while saving hundreds of hours of effort.
Discover how ServiceNow Performance Analytics can benefit your business by downloading this white paper.
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
• The OSHA Standards for hearing conservation
• How Hearing Conservation can affect the bottom line
• And more
Published By: Engagio
Published Date: Jun 26, 2018
This is an inside look at the state of Account Based Marketing. More specifically, our research examined:
?How companies are utilizing ABM as a strategy
?How organizations are structuring their teams to support ABM
?How ABM can be measured at different stages
?The challenges most organizations are facing regarding ABM
Along with showing the results, we’ve included our interpretation of the data to help you draw insights and apply them as you continue down your ABM journey. The research underscores where companies are at with their ABM programs and the key challenges they are facing.
Regardless of your company size or maturity, there is always a need to grow your business and drive efficiency. The data from this survey illustrates how ABM can help.
? Smarter and more efficient workplaces are becoming a norm as these spaces enhance productivity, collaboration, and efficiency. Lenovo offers the best-in-class solutions to make the organizational workplace efficiency a reality. Starting from endpoint devices which enable workspace optimization to IT automation services, we bridge the gap between user requirements and IT deployments.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
Employee training is often seen as a luxury, especially if the workforce is being streamlined to cut costs. But a lack of investment in employee training in order to save costs can have the opposite effect. A well-trained workforce can improve business productivity and efficiency, drive innovation and development and vastly alter a customer’s perception of the business. We’ve identified the seven deadly skills that every modern employee should have in their skill set. This
paper highlights those general soft skills that are vitally important for the prosperous, innovative and efficient business.