The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the nation’s largest payer, has set a clear direction with its publication of targets: By 2018, 50% of fee-for-service payments will be through alternative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payments, and 90% of FFS payments will be tied to quality or value. And CMS has begun to introduce mandatory bundles. This suggests that all providers will
need to develop population health competencies, including the ability to manage risk for both cost and quality.
Nearly six years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a massive retooling that is dramatically altering the way we think about cost management, strategic partnerships, and customer service.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is giving way to new models of care delivery and payment to support a system based on pay-for-value. With financial risk or payments tied to value measures (such as patient satisfaction, clinical performance, and population health), compensation and reimbursement will increasingly be tied to value-based incentives.
With the inception of Value-Based Purchasing, the measurement of successful patient care delivery has been redefined. The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered.
The current is changing. And as healthcare organizations switch from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, leaders will face new challenges. This downloadable presentation provides critical information for leaders managing the volume to value transition.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture, and many architects and IT executives experience pressure to jump on microservices as the new hot thing. But there is a feeling that microservices must only be implemented in a certain way, or it is being done incorrectly.
This simply isn't so. This whitepaper discusses how microservices presents itself as a series of patterns, and outlines how organizations should select the microservices pattern that makes sense for their own business, goals, and culture.
Read this whitepaper to discover:
The top six microservices patterns and the advantages and disadvantages of each
Foundational best practices to make sure your microservice implementation is successful
How Anypoint Platform can help you implement a microservices architecture in a workable way
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
Delaware North Sportservice provides food concessions to fans at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Delaware North operates 20,000 square feet of food service areas that feed up to 40,000 hungry fans per game. The company needed to replace old light box menu boards with cost-effective digital displays to improve promotion of food items and drive visitor traffic to the Chicago Sports Depot retail store.
"While free Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in airports, coffee shops, hotels, and other highly trafficked areas, this service is no longer unique to these locales. Guest Wi-Fi is now expected in nearly every industry – but how do you deliver Wi-Fi while enforcing acceptable use policies and meeting compliance regulations?
Dive into the requirements for Wi-Fi security by consulting this brief resource today. Inside, find five essential recommendations to help you make Wi-Fi security your business reality – read on to get started now."
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 24, 2014
Cornerstone Medical Care, a 10-provider practice in Brandon, Florida is currently using Allscripts EHR solutions to shift from fee for service to value based care. Today, their risk-based contracts have accounted for a seven-figure increase in revenue. Download the webinar now to learn how!
Learn what users are saying about the flash solution from NetApp, Pure and Dell EMC. The user feedback covers key evaluation criteria, deployment experience, customer service, technical support and peer recommendations.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 14, 2015
Independent physician practices are weighing their options as fee-for-service reimbursement models shift to value-based-care models, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Download this white paper to learn more about forming ACOs.
Customers hate waiting for engineers to show up. The hours drift by. Clocks tick slower. They may have taken the day off work, but feel unable to start anything productive in case the doorbell rings. Fury builds. They call the contact centre – they’re told to keep waiting.
It’s unacceptable. And in the 21st Century totally unnecessary. Solutions exist to provide customers with an accurate forecast of when field service agents will arrive and how long the job will take.
The enhanced performance that results from the DevOps approach has been proven to have a big impact on the overall performance of the business, with faster, more reliable software delivery, consequent cost savings, and faster time to value. Now that cloud is an integral element of the enterprise, automation of cloud management is key, and feeds into the DevOps approach. VMware offers your IT organization the opportunity to become DevOps-ready, using the GUI and API-led approach to enable an automated self-service infrastructure.
Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
Just 7% of consumers say that customer service experiences they have with companies typically exceed their expectations. Now think about how you could succeed and profit as a business if you not only continually offered good service to your customers, but also frequently offered more than what they expected.
The secrets to lining up your customer service with your brand.
The best way to train employees.
How to make employees feel good about giving great service.
The significance of monitoring customer interactions.
Which customer metrics you should pay attention to.
The cheapest way to earn new customers.
Download this ebook to learn what you need to do to give customers what they want and earn a customer for life!
This report presents the results of ESG Lab’s validation testing of the McAfee Next Generation Firewall. Integrating application control, intrusion detection, and evasion prevention, the product is designed to provide next generation firewall services, leveraging a unified software core to enable the deployment of multiple security services when and where they are needed.
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement has been a challenge for many providers. Financial incentives that favored high service volumes must now be re-focused to accommodate alternative models such as bundled payments and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
The waiting room experience at your business can make or break customer service. Customers not only feel special when they wait in style, it’s good for business too. You can give your hotel, retail store, auto repair shop, or other service-oriented business a big boost by customizing your waiting room to feature free Wi-Fi, TV or technology workspace.
For any business that serves customers each day, a comfortable waiting room is essential. Service-oriented companies strive to provide all of the best amenities to guests, including coffee, bottled water, and free Wi-Fi. These amenities not only show a customer service-oriented attitude. They also serve to make the wait time more enjoyable by giving visitors something to do.
"DNS has evolved from a set-it and forget it solution into a mission-critical layer of your online infrastructure. The capabilities of DNS go far beyond speeds, feeds and query resolution. Download this “Rethink DNS” eBook and discover smarter ways to use DNS to optimize performance, build resiliency and manage traffic across hybrid cloud environments.
This eBook covers:
• Why DNS is central to the user experience
• Costs and revenue impact of latency or outages
• Risks and challenges of in-house and managed DNS services
• Selecting the right DNS provider for your business
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident
International (FPI), it needed to replace FPI’s costly proprietary imaging and bond management
workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched
a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With
this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s
flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally
on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to
In the world of value-based healthcare, your data is the key to extracting the most actionable insights that provide real value to your organization. But getting to those insights can prove difficult, especially if you have to connect disparate data sources. You need transparency into key insights that can help your team make more informed decisions for the success of your organization.
In this listicle, we explore five ways an analytics solution can help you transform your organization through the power of insight. From risk modeling to predictive analytics, utilizing the right mix of analytics can improve patient outcomes and ultimately move your organization closer to your ideal value-based care model
The shift to value-based care means that healthcare organizations should expand their concept of return on investment (ROI) to include the ability of solutions to increase efficiency and contain healthcare costs. Data analytics and automation capabilities have become important tools for providers aiming to maximize value-based payments. Learn from this whitepaper about the best ways for healthcare organizations to measure health IT ROI in the value-based environment, including specific examples of how certain providers are approaching this challenge.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Nov 08, 2017
With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to market faster..
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Explore the latest feedback from HR organizations about how they are now taking on a much greater role in strategic business activities. The study finds that HR top performers are managing to strike the right balance between efficient transaction processes, cost, and service delivery.
Since the 1990s, the customer relationship management (CRM) concept has been embraced by the business world as a way to forge, maintain, and improve bonds with customers. Previously, many companies focused mainly on gathering consumer data for their own use. However, once businesses began to understand the value of allowing customers to dialog about their needs, they began implementing more systems that invited customer feedback.