Costs are rising and budgets are getting tighter, and many employers are looking to voluntary benefits to fill any gaps in coverage. While healthcare and life insurance tend to receive the most attention, there is another unique asset that is valuable to any benefits package—comprehensive legal insurance.
Legal entanglements are going to happen in nearly everyone’s lifetime, and they can be a great source of stress. Offering legal insurance provides a safety net for these bumps in the road, and is a wonderful living benefit—it’s not just there for when tragedy strikes. Want to learn more? Start with the free white paper from ARAG®, How Comprehensive Legal Insurance Works for Employers and Employees: Three Typical Scenarios.
In this inforgraphic, we are going to show you the possibilities with modernised, optimized data infrastructure. In doing so, we aim to bring you ideas about how you can bring your own data-driven business vision to life, focusing on the outcomes that matter most to you.
In essence, we will be discussing five main industries and the possibilities for modernized data infrastructure. We will be displaying how Banking and Financial Services, Telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and retail can use data, analytics and automation to optimize their business, therefore bringing about a competitive edge which previous appeared unimaginable. Using data correctly, most importantly building proper data infrastructures, can be the driving force behind obtaining a competitive edge.
Data is your story. And it’s our story, too.
Published By: Cymfony
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
The pharmaceutical industry is very interested in using social media to promote products, services and issues important to it. However, many drug firm executives are uncertain about how to tackle the legal and regulatory issues associated with social media communications.
This paper provides an overview of opportunities and benefits of business communications integration and includes two "before and after" scenarios - one in financial services and one in healthcare - that demonstrate how IBM clients have benefited from integrated business communications.
Throughout the industrialized world, healthcare systems are in crisis. Aging populations and skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented financial and organizational pressure on healthcare providers and payers. The result is often a decreasing level of care. In response, fundamental changes are taking place. Patient-centric systems are evolving in which the patient's well-being and the responsibility for good health are defining treatment and operational policies.
Many healthcare providers have gone through several challenging years of organizing their electronic records systems. And during that time, consumer-driven healthcare has gained momentum. This executive brief explains how an IBM WebSphere Portal software–based solution can provide a flexible and valuable long-term solution compared to other options, with personalized user experiences that help deliver agile, security-rich access to relevant information.
IBM conducted an in-depth assessment to identify vulnerabilities in New Hanover Health Network's information security practices, with emphasis on their auditing activity and capabilities. This white paper will explain how IBM helped them implement a series of best practices, thereby improving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information systems.
Published By: Imprivata
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
When the U.S. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, among the law's many provisions was the establishment of formal regulations designed to protect the confidentiality and security of patient information. In addition to mandating new policies and procedures, the HIPAA security regulations require mechanisms for controlling access to patient data on healthcare providers' information technology (IT) systems.
Any organization that stores or transfers health or insurance records electronically must comply with HIPAA, from health care facilities to HR departments. PKWARE offers straightforward strategies for managing protected health information.
This document details the mandated and proposed rules generally referred to as the "HIPAA requirements" and how they affect healthcare organizations and their business partners transmit medical information electronically.
Healthcare organizations are being targeted by financially motivated attackers that steal and sell valuable data, including identities and computing resources. This white paper defines the new threat, and outlines three important steps that providers can take to protect their critical systems.
Get this free white paper to read why mass casualty and other public health emergencies create a demand for information within hospitals, between hospitals, between hospitals and local incident command centers, and between local, statewide and multi-state incident command centers and agencies.
Published By: SpringCM
Published Date: Dec 06, 2006
A New York based psychiatric hospital maintains a record system to manage basic data entry and patient information. However, the organization did not have a central source for patient records, accompanying doctors’ notes, x-rays or other relevant information. Download this case study and learn how they overcame this challenge.
This white paper communicates the value of software technologies that provide a single point of entry for prospects and health plan providers (including agents) to educate a new or renewing insured on the full value proposition of each plan offering.
The applications for the healthcare industry are multiple, including asset tracking, patient tracking, staff location, baby monitoring, blood bank distribution, and more. Learn more in this overview by GAO RFID.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Oct 01, 2007
The healthcare industry has benefited from the breakneck pace of digitization - spanning everything from payments to patient records to X-ray film - but it has also been increasingly exposed to greater risk. Efforts to increase healthcare provider productivity via increased digitization and system interconnectivity have to be counterbalanced against the growing concerns for patient privacy and a backdrop of increasing liability.
Do you need to implement corporate policies regarding security and confidential health information? Learn: How to use IT documentation to prepare for and pass Security audits; What IT data is critical for Security Standards; What is the difference between Security and IT Audits. You can implement a sustainable HIPAA Security Standard – Read this paper to learn more.
Today, most healthcare professionals carry mobile phones. These phones are capable of sending and receiving text messages; immediately, non-intrusively and cost effectively. Text messaging has opened up a revolutionary way for healthcare organizations to interact with their health care staff. This document will help the reader to understand the costs associated with current staffing organizations' communications and identify a cost effective alternative.
LifeLink Foundation needed to provide business continuity and DR of critical transplant related information to multiple locations and needed to manage DR planning and implementation in a hurricane zone. Learn how VMware & Dell EqualLogic worked together to implement two remote sites providing consolidated virtual storage, snapshot-based backup and recovery.
Published By: HighRoads
Published Date: Jul 29, 2008
How bad has the impact of the high costs of benefits become? For the past five years, the cost of healthcare rose at double-digit rates, greater than the growth of wages or inflation. The high cost of employee benefits is one of the primary reasons preventing leading companies from achieving their financial objectives.
In order to deliver quality patient care, Health First must exchange information with a large number of partners, customers, and vendors on a timely basis. Complicating this enormous task is the fact that Health First has over 15 business units using a variety of mission-critical applications.
Healthcare Management Solutions (HMS) is an industry leader in outsourced revenue cycle management for hundreds of healthcare industry clients. Its client base includes large for-profit and not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery networks, stand-alone hospitals of all sizes, physician groups and managed care organizations of all types.
This paper describes how Cost and Breakeven Analysis of Email Discovery Using Mimosa NearPoint Email Archiving with eDiscovery Option. This customer is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of healthcare supplements in North America with corporate headquarters in California. The company wanted to solve two related problems: eDiscovery risk and cost and PST propagation.
The data security challenges in the healthcare industry have never been as challenging as they are today. Not only must healthcare providers comply with HIPAA regulations concerning patient privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against identity theft as well more complex scenarios of insurance data theft, medical identity theft and the adulteration of health records.