The HealthLeaders Media Physician Alignment Survey confirms there is continued deep support for clinical integration across our industry. We see some clear trends in how hospitals and health systems use clinical integration and risk sharing to work toward physician alignment and better access.
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.
We’re seeing a global trend towards responsible investing. Increasingly, institutional investors are recognising the potential for ESG factors to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in. At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the younger generation.
“Responsible” or “sustainable” finance and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have moved firmly into the mainstream today.
This booklet presents the proof to address the issues around responsible investment implementation: statistics from across investment markets that show how significant this shift is.
When we first launched the Women In Alternative Investments Report (WAI Report) in 2001, we were among the few voices talking about women’s advancement in alternative investments. It was a delicate conversation and one that few people were comfortable having. But now, eight years later, the conversation has shifted. The issues have moved mainstream, the dialogue has broadened, and the voices are many, but change is afoot. Investors are pressuring Alternative Investment Firms to increase gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in. Read the KPMG report to understand why achieving gender diversity is a business imperative.
The alternative investment industry is increasingly feeling the impact of digital technologies, but are hedge funds and private equity firms moving quickly enough to adapt to the digital world? Read now KPMG's report Alternative investments 3.0 and understand how the alternative investment industry can embrace disruption and accelerate digital innovation.
Consumers have become more educated about the value of data and cyber risks associated with it. As consumer awareness increases so does their expectations of trust and digital security. Read now KPMG's report Trust in the time of disruption to understand the cybersecurity gap that exists between consumers and organisations, and what asset management and financial services firms as a whole can do to close the trust gap.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Chief Marketing Officers who modernize business development strategies can accelerate revenue and market share growth with both new and existing clients. This requires unifying data across the entire client lifecycle, making that data transparent, and developing insights that drive better decision making across the board.
How much of an impact can this modern approach make? According to a recent study conducted by ALM Legal Intelligence and Calibrate Legal, the investment pays off with Am Law 200 firms seeing an average return of $47 million on $1 million of marketing and business development spending.
Download this point of view to learn what it takes to transform today’s law firm marketing from reactive to predictive. Topics include:
Winning business with data-driven insights
CMOs as change agents
The data divide
Smart collaboration in action: Key-client planning
The pivot: From reactive to predictive
The business of law is changing, and literally no corner of a large law firm operates exactly like it did several years ago. The process for evaluating and onboarding new clients in law firms is no exception. Five global legal trends are testing the limits of even the best new business acceptance models.
We’ll explore why and how these big trends are causing shifts in law firm approaches, offer insights and practical tips on what firms must do to adapt their business acceptance models, and identify specific areas where technology can help.
Lastly we offer law firms a checklist to assess the gaps in their business acceptance approach in this changing landscape.
Pricing matters and engagements accurately and profitably poses a challenge to many firms. However, developing effective pricing strategies has become more important than ever, as clients demand more transparency and alternative fee arrangements become more popular.
Technology can help law firms develop both tactical and strategic approaches to pricing.Download this ebook to learn how an AI-enabled approach to pricing can help your firm:
Price matters more accurately and profitably
Scope and resource matters to ensure better margins
Monitor engagements as they proceed and track budget to actuals
Improve client relationships with more transparency, accountability, and success
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
Midmarket firms face many of the same data center security risks as their enterprise counterparts with far fewer resources at their disposal to mitigate them. Downtime, data theft, and regulatory non-compliance all pose existential threats to these organizations and as they drive for continuous innovation and advantage in an increasingly competitive landscape, they must ensure valuable data and IT assets are secure, protected, and available at all times. How can midmarket organizations succeed in the face of these challenging market dynamics? This Research Insights report shows that the success organizations have enjoyed varies greatly, and further that organizations enjoying the greatest success demonstrate a clear organizational commitment to prioritizing security and operate fundamentally more secure data center environments. Download this report from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Real estate and facilities executives work across a broad agenda, from supporting business growth to improving building performance. Where should technology fit in and when is the right time to review your options? Independent research firm, Verdantix, explores the multiple trends profoundly changing real estate management and driving the need for a refreshed technology strategy. Download your complimentary report and learn more.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
Hobson & Company (H&C), a leading research firm focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) studies, conducted independent research and found that a proven Apple device management solution delivers a quick and compelling ROI to both large and small enterprises.
• Simplifying IT management
o 90% reduction in time spent managing apps
o 80% reduction in time spent provisioning
• Improving end-user experience
o 60% reduction in end-user productivity loss
o 15% reduction in volume of help desk tickets
• Mitigating risk
o 90% reduction in time spent creating inventory reports
o 65% reduction in time spent managing policy and setting changes
Published By: ToneTag
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
It’s critical for BFSI and fintech firms in APAC to enable frictionless payments to win the customer experience war.
Making it easier and more intuitive for customers to make payments opens new revenue channels for BFSI and fintech, increases customer loyalty, and attracts more merchants.
That’s why more APAC’s BFSI and fintech innovators are adopting data-over-sound technology.
This technology allows customers to make mobile payments using sound to communicate with payment devices like credit card readers, or other phones.
It is also flexible: It can transform any device with a speaker or a microphone into a payment device. This includes ATMs, food kiosks, etc. The benefit? BFSI and fintech firms can re-use existing assets, driving down innovation cost.
Plus, it doesn’t require the Internet, and works even on feature phones. This makes it ideal to acquire customers in rural and semi-rural markets.
Inside This Guide:
• The top 5 ways BFSI and fintech firms are using data-over-
Performance evaluation is coming of age. Once a narrow, back office role focused solely on
crunching returns, it has become ever more integrated into the DNA of investment firms. Both
internally and externally, performance evaluation adds value, helping senior management make
key judgement calls where the difference between the right solution and the wrong solution is the
difference between growth or decline. The performance analyst of the future will provide valuable
input into nearly every area of an investment firm.
What began as a mathematical task—calculating investment returns—is morphing into something
much broader. The objective of performance evaluation today is determining what is behind the
return being analyzed. What were the key drivers—allocation or selection? What risk was taken to
achieve the return? Was it skill, or was it luck, that produced the return?
Published By: Quovant
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Even with the greatest level of talent on your in-house legal team, you will at some point, need the services of external counsel. When an organization rates its outside law firms, selecting just the right data might be a challenge. Business leaders may not be lawyers, so it may be necessary to rely on the self-assessment of firms to determine the “health” of their programs.
But does it need to be that subjective? Hard data is an essential tool when it comes to performance evaluation. There are specific metrics organizations can use to evaluate law firm performance. While it may not be “all about the money,” these key metrics can provide insight into how your panel handles its work and the value of the results you receive.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
"The “detect and prevent” approach has reached its potential, and attackers have learned how to bypass this defense method. Verizon reports that 2018 was a record year, with 41,686 reported security incidents and 2,013 confirmed cybersecurity breaches. What’s more appalling is that studies have shown that 68 percent of breaches take months or longer to detect.
Menlo Security’s Internet Isolation Platform enables the Zero Trust Internet, which takes the guesswork out of security by assuming that all Internet content and websites are malicious.
- How companies are able to separate their enterprise network from the public web while still allowing employees to have seamless access to the Internet.
- How you can warn employees that they are on a phishing site when they’ve fallen for a real phishing attack.
- How you never have to worry about malware, viruses, or ransomware being downloaded."
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Companies across the world are innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer experience and forge deeper relationships with customers. Through surveys and interviews with 599 executives, from large and mid-sized companies across the globe, this MIT report reveals that most customer-centric firms have already deployed AI extensively in their customer-facing operations and customer experience management processes.
Get the global report and regional spotlights on North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to access complete results. Key insights include:
• Nearly 90% of respondents report measurable improvements in the speed of complaint resolution; 80% note enhanced call volume processing using AI
• 80% of respondents report measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, service delivery and contact center performance
• In North America, 60% of the respondents believe they will deliver a 10% or more increase in customer lifetime value in the next year
Published By: Icertis
Published Date: Oct 24, 2019
LIBOR is the preeminent contracting challenge in finance today. ICM is the leading contract management solution in the cloud, trusted by corporations across the globe, in every industry. With ICM, financial firms can be confident that they will meet the challenges of a post-LIBOR world.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 27, 2019
Banks of all sizes, from multinational firms to regional credit unions, face unparalleled pressure to digitally transform in the face of evolving customer expectations. Learn how a top 10 bank partnered with MuleSoft to address these pressures by developing an application network to rapidly modernize legacy systems, digitally transform mortgage lending, and accelerate Salesforce implementation.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
How banks can leverage APIs to accelerate integration between core banking systems, legacy applications, and modern SaaS endpoints.
The step-by-step approach a top 10 bank took to build a Center for Enablement (C4E) and transform their SDLC to accelerate application development.
How the bank created unified customer experiences across different product lines, from mortgages to wealth management, across in-person, and digital engagement channels.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.