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.
In today’s dynamic business environment where applications and data are accessed outside of traditional corporate boundaries, IT must embrace the needs of both the business and an ever present mobile workforce. From business agility to employee efficiency, the never-ending quest for improved productivity is found in organisations across industries. And throughout it all, IT is charged with maintaining an organisation’s infrastructure, and security and access, while working to support initiatives that keep the business agile and growing, and employees productive.
IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.
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.
Growing concern for the environment is driving increased regulatory and consumer focus on energy and water efficiency – and pump manufacturers are on the front line. To succeed in this demanding new market, pump manufacturers must build smarter pumping systems.
Learn how new PLC and VSD technologies are helping to support smart pumping systems.
In the face of compressed margins, what avenues exist for multi-family providers to build revenue? The answer is found in taking full
advantage of the benefits of lower vacancies and high demand by maximizing operational efficiency–and background screening can
help! Below we outline best practices for three main routes to building stronger revenues.
1. Squeezing value out of lower vacancies
2. Taking technology to the next level
3. Maximizing revenue while protecting against risk
DEI Communities, based in Omaha, Nebraska, manages apartment communities throughout the central United States. With a healthy portfolio of more than 9,400 units, the company has always placed a high priority on pre-lease applicant screening, which includes a basic criminal background check, eviction check and credit check on all applicants.
A few years ago, however, it learned a valuable lesson – that not all screening providers are created equal. After switching to a new provider– First Advantage Resident Screening–the company discovered some impressive benefits, including better data, more streamlined processes, greater reporting flexibility, reduced bad debt and higher efficiency overall.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
The enterprise landscape has changed dramatically with the influx of millennials — and their preferred devices — into the workforce. As a result, Macs that were once limited to mostly niche usage are now rapidly expanding their enterprise footprint. These devices require the same level of security and oversight that organizations apply to all of their other devices. Otherwise, the risk of leaving Macs either unmanaged or secured by point products creates security gaps that can leave the enterprise open to cyberattacks and compliance violations.
The good news is, MobileIron makes it easy to secure Macs the same way all other devices in the enterprise are managed. No integrations, additional training, or learning curves are involved. The time has come for a modern approach to Mac management that is seamless for end users, improves operational efficiency, and simplifies IT operations across the entire device lifecycle. MobileIron makes it all possible.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
Digital transformation has changed the face of business across the globe. New digital technologies—
specifically, mobile devices—are opening new avenues for companies to engage their prospects and
manage their operations with greater effectiveness and efficiency.
However, in the healthcare space, the response to these technological innovations has been reserved.
While it’s undeniable that digital transformation could bring great change to the healthcare space just as
it has in other industries, obstacles like regulatory compliance and rigid systems of record discourage the
adoption of new tools and technology.
This has led to frustration from all sides of the healthcare ecosystem. Many people are accustomed to
using intuitive digital applications in their everyday lives, so when healthcare applications deliver archaic
user experiences, everyone is left wanting more. Patients and members want applications that enable
them to manage their health more easily. Providers want to provide new
More connected, informed and demanding customers have the financial services sector looking closely at their processes and products. Collaborative digital platforms can transform your value network and approach.
• Improve data insights: Transform legacy systems, manual processes and data silos for consumer-centric collaboration.
• Compete with agile FinTech startups: Use disruptive technologies to meet clients’ changing needs.
• Empower me to make my own decisions: Give self-directed customers exceptional experiences, like rapid enrolment and self-assessment tools.
• Turn regulatory compliance to competitive advantage: Use digitization to improve compliance, reduce risk and enhance governance.
• Improve customer experience through digitization: Reduce regulatory issues, gain insights, increase efficiency and customer-centric innovation.
I invite you to download your targeted industry analysis and uncover the expectations to take into account at every stage to be disruptive in the age o
Today, organizations of all sizes recognize the value of an agile software delivery process. Agility is the foundation for cost–efficiency, competitiveness, high team morale and customer satisfaction.
Yet most organizations face an agility paradox in that the more agile their software delivery workflow becomes, the higher the risk that instability or unpredictability will be introduced and undercut the investment they make in software production.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this conundrum. It’s called shift–left monitoring, and it allows your company to maximize agility in software delivery without assuming undue risks. This e–book explains how you can achieve agility and stability at the same time to streamline the path to digital transformation and innovation by shifting monitoring to the left of your software delivery workflow.
Intel Xeon Scalable processors together with Optane and 3D NAND enable increased VM density, better performance and efficiency. Working with Intel and VMware, Evaluator Group tested several next generation Hyperconverged configurations based on VMware vSAN and Intel technologies, including a new class of storage media known as OptaneTM for extreme performance levels.
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.
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: Camfil APC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2017
OSHA’s new standard for beryllium exposure, which currently has an effective date of May 20, 2017, contains standards for general industry, construction and shipyards. This white paper focuses on the standard for general industry and highlights the most important aspects of the new standard: means of exposure and hazardous health effects; how to determine risk; and the use of high-efficiency dust, fume and mist collection as a recognized engineering control to achieve compliance and keep workers safe.
Marking pipes in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities can help make a workplace safer and more efficient. When pipes are clearly labeled, fewer accidents involving injuries and damage to property occur.
This pipe marking guide will explain the best practices for creating a visual pipe marking system to increase safety and efficiency in your workplace.
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!