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.
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: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Regulatory compliance is more than a series of rules to adhere to, and getting it right could save you time and money.
Historically, compliance has been regarded as a checklist of fixed requirements. But this reactive outlook risks being too short-sighted. It can lead to higher compliance costs, audit deficiencies, greater business downtime and an increased risk of data loss. Furthermore, it can lead to missed opportunities to achieve greater levels of operational effectiveness for your business.
The only way to achieve a greater level of operational efficiency is to adopt a proactive strategy and stay ahead of the compliance curve.
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.
Public clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of a hybrid cloud model.
With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, when and where to run workloads to assure performance while maximizing efficiency?
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the players in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud, the challenges surrounding effective implementation, and how to iden
Ask the average business user what they know about Business Intelligence (BI)
and data analytics, and most will claim to understand the concepts. Few, however,
will profess to know how analytics works or to have the skills needed to put it
into practice. 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.
This situation has led to ease of use and accessibility becoming the main focus
for recent updates from all the leading BI vendors—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.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Say goodbye to crippling up-front costs and maintenance demands when you
move your government agency’s finance and HR applications to the cloud. This webinar
provides practical advice and strategies on how to move administrative processes to the cloud
to improve operational efficiency and future-proof your agency.
Complex and strictly regulated supply chains require trust between involved parties to function properly and maximize efficiency.
Addressing a wide range of challenges, IBM Blockchain efficiently streamlines the supply chain by digitizing the process to provide a secure, trustworthy and shared record of ownership. Making relevant information available to parties involved, the blockchain addresses transparency issues and open standards. It can also simultaneously track the supply chain status for risks and triggers remediation actions before a crisis emerges.
Learn more about how IBM Blockchain can transform your supply chain to get more business value out of your processes and data.
Click here to find out more about how embedding IBM technologies can accelerate your solutions’ time to market.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
In today’s competitive market, FFLs often have inadequate tools that are hindering their growth, or are often sold software rather than solutions to their ATF compliance needs—leaving them confused and less compliant than before. Fortunately, it just got easier to streamline compliance processes and keep your Bound Book up-to-date.
Get the facts in a quick-reading guide from the FFL Operations experts at Orchid Advisors and the software experts at Epicor. Learn how firearms businesses like yours are using cloud technology to keep their bound book to date, making compliance tasks much simpler and more cost effective.
• Why the ATF changed its rules in 2016 and how you take advantage of it
• Practical tips for moving your Bound Book to the cloud, stress-free
• Streamline business process and improve ATF Compliance
Published By: DocStar
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
You arrive at the office and watch helplessly as your AP processing team tries to
avoid an avalanche of paper invoices while simultaneously juggling non-stop vendor service calls.
The phones are ringing off the hook and the sound and sight of inefficiency is maddening—no one is happy.
You try to move, but can’t.
Thankfully you wake up and realize it was just a dream.
Wiping the drool from your cheek, you resolve to update your own AP process before it’s too late.
This scenario is a familiar recurring nightmare shared by many Accounts Payable Managers, Controllers and CFOs—and for good reason.
Without scalable AP and invoice processing, your business cannot flourish or reach maximum potential.
In this eBook, we’ll show you how integrating your AP processing with your accounting software will help you save time and money, allowing you and your team to focus on your customers and your business.
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.
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.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Apr 24, 2018
"The healthcare industry struggles along the entire paper trail from start to finish. The current process is slow, costly, inefficient, full of errors, vulnerable to security breaches and hurts the people they are chartered to care for.
Download this complimentary whitepaper and discover how DocuSign’s eSignature solutions modernize healthcare and life sciences organizations by eliminating paper and antiquated signature processes while meeting compliance requirements and reducing costs and errors.
You will learn how DocuSign helps the healthcare industry to:
• Reduce turnaround times for diagnostic result documents by weeks
• Cut excessive administrative expenses and eliminate manual rekeying errors
• Increase efficiency by eliminating time spent sending paper forms with doctors’ signatures"
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
Published By: PeopleDoc
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Managing talent and how that talent performs is a high-stakes arena that takes up a lot of time and resources. How are your competitors tackling these issues?
Every HR department is trying to find more efficient ways to provide service to employees, from answering routine requests to dealing with complaints and whistleblowing. For efficiency, employee satisfaction, and legal compliance, it’s important to track, monitor, and respond to all these employee actions. The consequences of having complaints and allegations fall through the cracks are two-fold: employees feel ignored, and lawsuits become more likely and harder to defend. As a result, many organizations are buying or building systems to manage this important tracking process.
To find out who’s doing what and what’s working in the real world, BLR conducted a Case Management Survey in February 2016.
Download the summary to see the results!
In the Safety Forms & Technology: Trends for 2016 survey sponsored by ProntoForms, we sought to learn how environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals are leveraging technology in the use of safety forms and metrics at their organizations and worksites. We surveyed 473 EHS pros to find out how their companies are approaching these issues in the real world, including:
•How safety forms are created, processed, and stored;
•What types of devices are being used in the field;
•The most common standards and metrics used by EHS departments;
•The efficiency of safety incident reporting at respondents’ organizations;
Download now to see the results!