Frost & Sullivan’s award was bestowed on GE’s Centricity Financial Risk Manager which enables healthcare systems to reduce the cost of administering risk-based contracts, thus improving profitability and maximizing efficient workflows.
- The 4 must-haves of a great patient engagement mobile app
- Six steps to develop an efficient and compelling patient app use case
- How you, the marketer, can quickly launch a sustainable mobile app portfolio that drives patient engagement
• Efficient mobile strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
• Three easy mobile use cases your organization can launch within weeks.
• Six best practices for cost-effective patient- and physician-facing apps.
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.
The Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies U.S. hospitals that have achieved the best performance on a balanced scorecard of performance measures. Based on comparisons between study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, winners are achieving better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. If all cardiovascular providers performed at the same level of this year’s winners, almost 8,000 additional lives could be saved; nearly 3,500 heart patients could be complication free; and more than $1.3 billion could be saved.
The changing healthcare environment has put pressure on healthcare organizations to deliver top-quality care while keeping costs under control. Superior operational and financial performance can be measured by high margins and low costs. But there are significant operational indicators that differ between high- and low-performing hospitals, depending on whether performance is defined by expense or by margin. Often, hospitals with the lowest costs are considered the most successful. But low-cost hospitals do not necessarily behave the same way as hospitals with healthy margins. Low-cost hospitals can include both efficient hospitals and hospitals that are in dire financial circumstances that have forced them to even eliminate expenses necessary for their long-term fiscal health.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Apr 30, 2015
Building a data-driven organization takes more than technology. And, healthcare leaders can all agree that issues facing today’s industry are daunting; determining how to react in a way that matches your organization’s strengths and vulnerabilities may be even more challenging. With the right resources in place, you can take pragmatic steps to reduce data silos and deliver efficient, coordinated care across all your settings.
Published By: Epson EMEA
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
The needs of business users have changed, so today’s business printers must be faster, more cost-efficient and easier to integrate than ever – all while minimising environmental impact.
There’s pressure to put more in to your business to enhance experiences, drive sales and enable, new smarter ways of working. However, if you’re looking to get more out of your business while reducing costs, you need to be investing in the right printing technology.
This guide reveals why business inkjet is the answer. And over the coming pages, we’ll explore how a simple switch can have a potentially huge business impact – positively influencing your daily operations, employees, customers, community, society and the world at large.
Research has demonstrated enhanced technology can improve communication between patients, families and care providers, improve motivation, and has the potential to effect better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Additionally, better technology also makes the workplace more appealing to employees.
With the investment and complexity involved, how can health systems utilize technology in the most efficient and effective ways to drive business results?
Published By: SendBird
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
Why buyer-to-seller chat for marketplaces?
Experts understand marketplace apps as a challenge in scaling both
supply- and demand-side at the same time. Once trust and sufficient liquidity
are achieved, the value of marketplaces shift to fostering transparent and
There’s no better way to connect buyer and seller than in-app messaging.
Real-time messaging connects your marketplace’s buyers and sellers across
multiple apps and platforms so they can engage and inform both supply and
demand to transact more quickly. This creates more efficient transactions for
the marketplace platform.
Jeff Jordan, former eBay and current General Partner of Andreessen
Horowitz, said that to manage a marketplace well you need to “Maintain
complete transparency in the marketplace so that participants (especially
buyers but sellers too) have perfect information on products and their
pricing [...] Focus heavily on safety so the marketplace is as safe as possible
to create the trust requi
"The practices of continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment offer the promise of safer, faster, and more efficient software development. Critical to realizing this promise is the integration of application delivery and security services into the development and deployment workflows.
F5 offers the platform, the integration, and the training to insert industry-leading application protection and optimization services into workflows so that software can be built, tested, and deployed with the services it needs to be secure, fast, and available.
Download the solution guide to get all the details. "
Evaluating an existing HPC platform for efficient AI-driven workloads
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, data volumes and computing power in recent years mean that AI is now a serious consideration for most organizations. When combined with high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities, its potential grows even stronger. However, converging the two approaches requires careful thought and planning. New AI initiatives must align with organizational strategy. Then AI workloads must integrate with your existing HPC infrastructure to achieve the best results in the most efficient and cost- effective way. This paper outlines the key considerations for organizations looking to bring AI into their HPC environment, and steps they can take to ensure the success of their first forays into HPC/AI convergence.
"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
Published By: Nextgen
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
Your practice can save time and money by delivering on patient expectations. You can better keep up with regulatory demands and reporting requirements—and avoid unsatisfied and unresponsive patients—when you employ best practices that address patient needs.
In this eBook, you’ll learn strategies to avoid missed revenue and save staff effort by using smart efficiency improvements, such as checking insurance information up front. You’ll also learn how you can get back to caring for patients, not chasing payments—and the secret to achieving strong financial outcomes. Finally, you’ll discover how you can get paid quickly, easily, and fully—all while addressing your patient demands for an improved, more efficient experience.
Infinidat provides the difference you seek in a data storage solution for media and entertainment organizations. New demands have everyone in the industry feeling the impact of high latency storage and its impact on efficiently delivering speed to market on new and dense workload management. The Infinidat unified storage architecture enables the scale, performance and best overall TCO required to deliver an extreme competitive advantage to media and entertainment companies.
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Profits are the name of the game for a lot of technology solution providers, but keeping them coming in the door isn’t always simple. Building a solid foundation starts with a strong, efficient sales team. This eBook helps outline the five keys to creating and maintaining a well-oiled sales machine that allows you to bring in more business and encourage recurring revenue from your existing clients.
You’ve talked through problems and solutions with your prospect and have developed a relationship, and now you’re ready to offer your proposal. You know that the proposal is the first solid evidence of your work product. Invest in your proposal platform and process. Having a repeatable process based on the latest technology and streamlined with your business management platform or CRM will ensure an efficiently processed order. Devote time and resources into training everyone associated with sales on the proposal process. And finally, invest in your branding, image, and marketing to get that professional look that epitomizes who you are. Put these five steps together, and your proposal will stand out against a sea of lackluster competitors.
Sales transformation processes make your sales team more efficient. If you want to streamline your sales processes and sell more, you are in the right place. The Ultimate Guide to IT Sales Growth is your ticket to success. It spells out how to improve your entire sales experience in 5 simple steps. Those who have followed the advice in this guide have reduced their sales cycles by as much as 25%. What would a shorter sales cycle do for your business? It’s time to find out.
Today’s students are accustomed to leveraging technology as part of their education. For in-class and at-home learning, many are leveraging 1-to-1 iPad programs. For many more, a computer lab is made available to offer access to educational materials.
Labs are a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure students have access to a computer with the apps they need to be successful, saving students and parents the cost of purchasing computer hardware and software. Labs ensure digital equity for students who would not otherwise be able to afford these luxuries.
And, many school computer labs are Mac labs. Mac has a longer shelf life than PC, countless educational apps and students simply prefer them.
In order to set students up for educational and professional success, K-12 schools need to equip students with secure technology and a customized experience when they sit down at any computer in the lab.
Today’s students are accustomed to leveraging technology as part of their education. For in-class learning at K-12 environments, many are offering 1-to-1 iPad programs. While some universities are moving towards a 1-to-1 iPad model, such as The Ohio State University, many others are relying on computer labs to offer the technical tools students need.
In order to set these young adults up for professional success, higher education institutions need to equip students with secure technology and a customized experience when they sit down at any computer in the lab.
Labs are a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure students have access to a computer with the apps they need to be successful, saving students the cost of purchasing computer hardware and software. Labs ensure digital equity for students who would not otherwise be able to afford these luxuries.
And, many university computer labs are Mac labs. Mac has a longer shelf life than PC, countless educational apps and students simply
Advanced technology in elementary, middle and high schools creates
new ways for students to learn, and changes how teachers plan
and deliver lessons. It also provides the digital tools for school
administrators to simplify operations, better comply with regulations,
and deliver a safer environment for students and teachers.
Is your K-12 network ready for the digital education innovations
of the future?
This guide provides school administrators and IT teams information
and strategies for designing efficient and cost-effective IT networks
that enable dynamic digital learning experiences. This secure, highperformance
platform supports administrative innovation for today
and into the future.
Advanced service management platforms help reduce costs, enhance ITSM performance and give employees access to the IT they need. Find out how we helped a global law firm implement a state-of-the-art ServiceNow platform.
Read this story to understand:
• what benefits advanced ITSM platforms can deliver
• how to decide on your preferred platform
• how to ensure a fast, efficient, low-risk implementation
• five key principles to guide your transformation.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 22, 2019
This whitepaper explores how machine learning can make your HR and finance ERP solutions smarter and more agile and efficient. Read now to discover how Workday leverages AI to deliver value you can trust.