In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 22, 2015
Passed on May 9, 2014, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) legislation requires federal agencies to report all expenditures—grants, loans, and contracts—in order to provide American citizens and policy makers better visibility into federal spending. At first glance, new federal requirements— which are scheduled to go in effect May 2017—can seem like imposed obligations with unknown benefits to the implementers. However, wise agencies and early adopters recognize how to transform this new compliance obligation into an opportunity to advance their federal agency by becoming more data driven. The Federal Government maintains vast amounts of data, and the DATA Act establishes data standards and sharing protocols that will help agencies exploit the benefits of data mining and analytics.
Using the Integrated Analytics Hub, data analytics projects have already accounted for an estimated quarterly savings on marketing digital-media expenditures of approximately USD 170,000.
Download this white paper to find out more.
The Internet of Things (IoT) stands to benefit a number of key public sector subverticals, particularly public safety, because it will be leveraged to enhance real-time situational awareness, improve response times and safety, function as a force multiplier, help minimize operational expenditures, and facilitate evidence-based operations and real-time safety decisions.
The following questions were posed by Cisco to Dr. Alison Brooks, research director, on behalf of Cisco's customers.
The time is right for your organization to benefit from the greater hardware utilization, decreased capital expenditures, reduced power and cooling costs, accelerated productivity and enhanced disaster recovery delivered by server virtualization.
The purpose of expense reporting software is to streamline your team’s workflow for submitting and reviewing business expenditures. By implementing an expense management solution, you can decrease the time and costs associated with processing expenses and increase your visibility into the implications of business spend, while helping improve general expense policy compliance and reduce expense fraud.
The crisis of mass power consumption in the corporate data center has come to a head. Power required to run data centers in the U.S. is estimated to be as much as that produced by five power plants in a year. Energy expenditures and requirements have doubled in the last five years, and computer disposal is the fastest growing type of waste in the world, according to top Stanford researchers and Greenpeace.
Dr. Ron Goetzel of Emory and Thomson Reuters discusses the rising health and productivity-related expenditures that employers face, the top 10 most costly chronic conditions, and the role obesity plays in creating these conditions.
This white paper, based on a webinar presented by Dr. Ron Goetzel of Emory University and Thomson Reuters, discusses the cost of health and productivity-related expenditures that employers face, the role obesity plays in creating or exacerbating these conditions, and employer strategies for how to offer the best support for obese and overweight employees.
Published By: Magnetrol
Published Date: Nov 05, 2018
With fuel accounting for as much as 80% of production costs, power companies are on the hot seat to identify energy efficiency solutions.
The level control experts at Magnetrol can help you manage controllable losses through effective, accurate feedwater heater level control that may save you significant fuel expenditures.
Our Heat Rate Reduction Tool Kit will show you how we can help reduce your heat. rate.
Local governments face a growing public demand for services, and unprecedented cuts in expenditures. Consequently, their IT departments need to start thinking fresh.This includes supporting fundamental change in council operations, enabled by digital transformation. IT leaders must not only understand what technology can be harmonized and shared, and what must be designed individually for specific needs, but also where legacy IT has become a barrier to change.
Efforts to reduce capital and operating expenditures by consolidating data centers can fail if applications and network are not optimized. Learn about a consolidation strategy that goes beyond centralizing servers, routers, software, and switches to solve multiple business problems.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As wattages increase in high-density server racks, providing redundant
power becomes more challenging and costly. Traditionally, the most
practical solution for distributing redundant power in 208V server racks
above 5 kW has been to connect dual 3-phase rack PDUs to dual power
supplies in each server. Although this approach is reliable, it negates a
rewarding system design opportunity for clustered server applications.
With their inherent resilience and automated failover, high-availability
server clusters will still operate reliably with a single power supply in
each server instead of dual power supplies. This streamlined system
design promises to reduce both capital expenditures and operating
costs, potentially saving thousands of dollars per rack.
The problem is that dual rack PDUs can’t distribute redundant power
to a single power supply. An alternative approach is to replace the dual
PDUs with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) connected to a single PDU,
but perfecting an ATS tha
The Internet of Things (IoT) stands to benefit a number of key public sector subverticals, particularly public safety, because it will be leveraged to enhance real-time situational awareness, improve
response times and safety, function as a force multiplier, help minimize operational expenditures, and facilitate evidence-based operations and real-time safety decisions.