Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Apr 11, 2017
Like healthcare organizations elsewhere, reducing readmissions had become a top priority by 2011. Advocate, the state’s largest healthcare provider, had just signed its first shared savings agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to become one of the first commercial accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the country. This event, along with others such as signing up as a Medicare Shared Savings Provider, led to re-evaluating the care continuum throughout Advocate Health’s 250 sites of care, including 13 acute-care hospitals, two children’s hospitals and a growing home healthcare division.
Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Apr 11, 2017
Population health initiatives are helping to lower healthcare costs and improve quality. As a result, 85% of hospitals reported strong or total commitment to population health. This year, hospital readmissions should be a top priority.
Restaurant technologies have transformed drastically over the past decade, however there have been several misconceptions about the impact big data can have on restaurant operations. According to a Hospitality Technology study, only 23% of restaurants have confidence in overall tech innovation. When it comes to the state of technology many restaurants are still stuck with disconnected architecture, complex legacy systems, lack of visibility, and high maintenance costs.
These challenges ultimately intimidate restaurant operators to outdated systems and processes that significantly limit their business growth. This ebook looks at the four pressing challenges and presents one unifying solution.
Published By: nThrive
Published Date: Sep 22, 2017
Claim denials plague health care providers nationwide, siphoning up to 5 percent of patient net revenue per year and causing a cycle of rework on roughly 20 percent of claims. Couple that with the troubling statistic that upwards of 50 percent of denied claims are never worked by hospitals, and the scope of the issue becomes clear: denials management is vital to the financial health of your organization.
HCAHPS is the barometer for understanding a patient’s hospital experience. But can you predict the
outcome of your patient satisfaction surveys by reading online reviews from past and present patients?
And more importantly, does improving your hospital’s online reputation improve HCAHPS scores?
Reputation.com’s Data Science team, led by Brad Null, Ph.D, analyzed two years of HCAHPS hospital
survey data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, across more than 4,800 hospitals.
Watch this 3-minute video to learn how Optum Interactive Platform simplifies and automates the way hospitals deliver helpful information and services to patients to increase their overall satisfaction, while freeing up clinicians to focus more directly on patient care.
The future is fast approaching. Are you ready?
For hospitality leaders, anticipating consumer trends and seeking innovations that enhance guest experiences are vital exercises that need to be practiced diligently. Now, more than ever – with the coming wave of disruptive technologies – taking these steps helps ensure success tomorrow.
As more people continue to travel all over the world for business and pleasure, so the battle for hotel guests has become more and more intense, and unsurprisingly hotels are deploying a full range of loyalty programs and incentives to try and hook in guests, build up brand loyalty and reap the rewards of return business. Points programs, privileges such as free access to spas or executive lounges and exclusive offers are popular rewards. But are guests engaged? Given the choice to revoke their personal information from hotel brands, more than 80% of respondents said they would. Yet loyalty programs are at the heart of hoteliers’ commercial strategy. So what is going on?
In today’s booming world of dining the competition for loyalty is fierce. In just one city block you might find half a dozen artisan coffee shops, independent diners and high-end restaurants all jostling for customers. Consequently it’s no surprise to find that customer loyalty programs sit at the heart of so many eateries’ business strategies. For cafés, diners and restaurants, repeat business is an imperative. One-off bookings are great, but it’s the regulars who sustain business. Frequent visitor stamps, booking priority, a free glass of wine, invites to one-off events – all these strategies keep customers coming back for more. But how hard are these programs really working for businesses?
Bar code systems help hospitals deliver accurate information in a variety of patient care and clinical settings, making them an important component in improving both patient safetyand process efficiencies.
Published By: Imprivata
Published Date: Jun 30, 2014
This IDC Health Insights white paper, sponsored by Imprivata, presents key findings of interviews with three healthcare IT executives at Atlantic Health System, Carolinas Pathology Group, and Beaufort Memorial Hospital regarding the deployment of Imprivata Cortext, a secure communications platform. Consistent findings across the three healthcare organizations are as follows: ease of use leads to quick clinician adoption, there is broad application of secure communication across various hospital workflows, and instant communication can save time for care team members and can improve collaboration. Read this report to learn more about how these organizations streamlined clinical workflows such as patient admission notifications, specialist referrals, pathology consultations and code team activations.
Published By: NextGen
Published Date: Jan 29, 2015
Learn how Mirth’s HIE solution can support your growth, ease data sharing, and help you reach your goals.
In this case study, you'll learn why the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) moved to Mirth® solutions.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has a total of 310 refrigerators throughout the organization. These items require strict temperature ranges for quality patient care and safety. Regulatory agencies perform audits requiring logs of temperature monitoring and corrective actions.
Read this case study to learn about how St. Joseph's deployed the wireless AeroScout Environmental Monitoring solution to leverage its wireless network by working with STANLEY Healthcare.
Florida Hospital Celebration Health has long recognized that nursing is a key factor in the efficient delivery of high quality patient care. Nursing also represents the hospital’s highest cost of labor. Given these factors, administrators at Celebration Health sought business intelligence tools to better understand current nursing performance and pinpoint opportunities for workflow improvements leading to higher patient and staff satisfaction.
Read this case study to learn more about how Florida Hospital Pioneers used RTLS and business intelligence to analyze and improve nursing workloads and workflows.
When performing preventive maintenance or addressing a recall on IV pumps, Deaconess Gateway Hospital personnel spent hours scouring the facility to locate the right pieces of equipment. At the same time, the hospital was purchasing an average of 12 new telemetry packs each year—at over $1,000 each—due to accidental loss of these highly mobile devices.
Read this white paper to learn more about how Deaconess Gateway Hospital is using a real-time locating platform to improve mobile equipment visibility and build a foundation for future analytics and intelligence.
IASIS Healthcare LLC executives challenged the Arizona-based supply chain team to find innovative ways to manage inventory and reduce cost. Targeting areas with some of the most expensive supplies—catheterization laboratories and interventional radiology (IR)rooms—the team sought a new way to drive down costs while still providing a wide variety of products, offering patients innovation and high quality, and maintaining physician satisfaction.
Read this case study to learn how Arizona Hospitals use STANLEY Healthcare's SpaceTRAX® Point of Use™ Inventory Management System to overcome the challenges of managing inventory in Cath Labs and IR Rooms.
Patient falls were the largest category of adverse events reported at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. Progress in meeting targets for reducing falls and fall injury rates had been static despite multiple efforts. One component of the hospital’s Fall Reduction Program was a portable bed exit alarm system—a Bed-Check Classic-Check® control unit (CU) with Sensormat® pressure sensitive mat— widely used throughout the hospital. Due to high demand by staff, the CU was often not available, resulting in delayed care delivery and staff dissatisfaction. Loss or damage due to handoff between staff and the central service department resulted in additional resources and costs.
Read this case study to learn how Barnes-Jewish Hospital implemented Bed-Check® Fall Management Solution as a part of their Fall Reduction Program, resulting in decreased fall injury rates and improved staff satisfaction.
In 2010, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota underwent a renovation at its Minneapolis facility. The goal was to transform the entire location into a place where patients and families – who previously received care in a shared-space environment – would enjoy private, family-centric rooms. Such a renovation would also transform the way staff worked together. Minnesota Children’s used the project as an opportunity to reevaluate its entire workflow and communications infrastructure.
Read this case study to learn how Minnesota Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota implemented AeroScout® Real-Time Staff Visibility Solutions to achieve a quieter patient environment, enhanced safety, and improved workflow.
Electronic infant protection systems have, to date, been department-level solutions. A new generation of Wi-Fi technology, however, expands infant protection hospital-wide, presenting new opportunities. This white paper reviews the steps required for healthcare IT professionals to select, design and deploy a Wi-Fi Infant Protection solution, in cooperation with clinical and security peers.
Restaurants are a top choice for a teen’s first job. In fact, minors comprise almost a third of the hospitality workforce. But employing such a prominent population isn’t always easy. Managers need to comply with labor laws that are regional in nature and constantly changing. They also need to contend with teens’ school schedules, which are always in flux. How’s a manager supposed to keep up?