• Efficient mobile strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
• Three easy mobile use cases your organization can launch within weeks.
• Six best practices for cost-effective patient- and physician-facing apps.
From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
Some factors commonly used to explain poor operating performance do not prevent many hospitals from being highly profitable. For example, Truven Health AnalyticsTM has found that rates of uncompensated care, drug expense, and other factors do not seem to differ between unprofitable and very profitable hospitals. But factors such as Medicaid utilization rates and poor reimbursement rates do appear to impact the least profitable hospitals. One controllable factor that appears to be significant is labor productivity, with the most profitable hospitals posting the lowest labor expense per patient.
Truven Health Analytics™ evaluated the extent to which community need— a measure of the underlying economic and social factors that affect the overall health of a community, including income, cultural/language barriers, education, insurance and housing—is associated with elevated rates of preventable hospitalizations or an increased risk of hospitalization believed to be preventable with quality ambulatory care. The results of this investigation reveal a modest but statistically significant association between community need and an increased risk of hospitalizations that are believed to be preventable with good-quality ambulatory care.
Denials are a pervasive and persistent problem. There is no single root cause for denials, and problems that lead to a denied claim occur throughout the revenue cycle. Read our whitepaper to discover how to analyze, prevent and manage denials.
While we must continue to emphasize to all members of the care team that they are the front line to preventing errors, taking a systems or holistic approach will greatly assist in making adverse events rarer. Aiding in the implementation of the latter are many companies that provide incident reporting, analysis, and review systems.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
An online threat prevention strategy should be more than a collection of security tools. It needs to be an integrated and intelligent approach. A complete threat prevention solution not only enhances the performance of prevention tools, but it also increases the efficiency of operations teams by enabling them to quickly deploy patches and implement new technology without impacting network performance or relying on maintenance windows.
Read this solution brief in local language to learn how you can gain 50% in team productivity.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Network performance and security are vital
elements of any business. Organisations are
increasingly adopting virtualisation and cloud
technologies to boost productivity, cost savings
and market reach.
With the added complexity of distributed
network architectures, full visibility is necessary
to ensure continued high performance and
security. Greater volumes of data, rapidlyevolving threats and stricter regulations have
forced organisations to deploy new categories
of security tools, e.g. Web Access Firewalls
(WAFs) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
Yet, simply adding more security tools may not
always be the most efficient solution.
Product recalls cost food and beverage companies millions of dollars each year, but 56% of last year's recalls across the US, UK and Ireland were preventable. With compliance challenges becoming more complex and public scrutiny exponentially greater, one recall can cause a world of trouble.
The new US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) seeks to encourage a more proactive and predictive approach to food safety. Learn how automation can help you comply with this new regulation by 2020 and avoid a costly product recall.
Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
You are doing everything you can to avoid breaches. But what happens when a hacker manages to bypass your security? In this webinar we will show you how to build a strong security posture and a layered defence that will give you the ability to quickly respond to breaches. We will cover: - The evolving threat landscape and why prevention-only strategies eventually fail - How to build a strong first line of defence to reduce exposure to threats - Protect your last line of defence with retrospective security - A quick demo of how Cisco Umbrella and AMP for Endpoints work together to contain, detect and remediate threats in real time - An overview of how Incident Response Services can help you with the skills you need to manage a breach
TIBCO® Connected Intelligence for Smart Factory Insights
By processing real-time data from machine sensors using artificial intelligence and machine learning, it's possible to predict critical events and take preventive action to avoid problems. TIBCO helps manufacturers around the world predict issues with greater accuracy, reduce downtime, increase quality, and improve yield.
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Patches correct bugs, flaws and provide enhancements, which can prevent potential user impact, improve user experience and potentially save your technicians time researching and repairing issues that could have already been resolved or prevented with an existing update. Clients generally understand that their systems need to be patched, but they likely do not have the expertise to comfortably approve and install patches without help. When operating within the IT services industry, patching is one of the first areas that competitors auditing your clients will assess. Developing best practices to manage the risks associated with the approval and deployment of patches is critical to your IT department's service offering.
More people suffer from anxiety than ever before, and it’s deeply affecting companies like yours.
Many organizations are stuck wondering what to do.
In this white paper, “The Triple A Threat,” we explore the Triple A Threat of anxiety, anger, and aggression. We’ll explain what impact these issues have on your workplace and your bottom line.
You’ll also learn:
? The debilitating impacts of anxiety, which can lead to workplace anger and aggression
? Why resilient employees suffer less anxiety and can rebound after a setback
? How to build a habituated, protective shield through proven prevention techniques
Resilience can equip your people with the skills to address stress and the challenges that work presents every day. With more resilient employees, organizations can dramatically reduce the threats of anxiety, anger, and aggression.
"Como vamos usar todos os dados da rede inteligente?"
Produtores, distribuidores e consumidores de eletricidade em quase todos os países desenvolvidos estão se perguntando isso. Os dados gerados por medidores inteligentes, os dispositivos conectados, os geradores de energia, barragens hidrelétricas, fazendas solares e consumidores cada vez mais sofisticados têm o potencial de melhorar consideravelmente a confiabilidade da geração, gerenciamento, armazenamento e da distribuição de energia.
A análise avançada pode ajudar a alcançar todo esse potencial. Mas, como? Ela desempenha um papel importante nas empresas de serviços que buscam transformar dados em dinheiro, por meio da análise das informações acumuladas para melhorar a gestão da demanda, a alocação de ativos e de pessoal, a previsão de demanda e a manutenção preditiva e preventiva. De fato, a análise está alimentando essa transformação do setor.
“¿Cómo utilizaremos todos los datos de la red inteligente?”
Los productores, distribuidores y consumidores de electricidad de casi todos los países desarrollados se están haciendo esa pregunta. Los datos producidos por los medidores inteligentes, los dispositivos conectados, los generadores de energía, las presas hidroeléctricas, las granjas solares y los consumidores más sofisticados, tiene el potencial de mejorar considerablemente la confiabilidad de la generación, gestión, almacenamiento y distribución de electricidad.
La analítica avanzada puede ayudar a alcanzar todo ese potencial. Pero, ¿cómo? Tiene un papel de gran relevancia en las empresas de servicios que buscan convertir los datos en dinero mediante el análisis de la información acumulada para mejorar la gestión en el lado de la demanda, la asignación de recursos y de personal, pronosticar la demanda y el mantenimiento preventivo. De hecho, la analítica está impulsando esta transformación de la industria.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
The digitalization of business processes and the advent of mobile computing have given rise to the next generation of fraud. Cybercriminals have a variety of tools and techniques—as well as opportunities—to steal money and services. Furthermore, traditional fraud prevention tools often fail to stop this fraudulent activity.
Companies need a new approach to fraud prevention—one that stops fraud early and preserves the user experience. Companies with an online presence must have the ability to:
Detect and respond to fraudulent activity before incurring losses
Leverage human insight and machine learning to identify advanced fraud
Work with other fraud analysts to identify larger fraud trends and stop cybercriminals on a global scale
Block more fraud while reducing fraud prevention costs
This book explores how companies can leverage a next-generation fraud prevention solution to stop more fraud while reducing costs and providing a positive user experience for trusted customers.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
Compliance Training Tip:
Why Should I Implement a Hearing Conservation Program
in my Workplace?
Excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk.
Ongoing exposure to excessive noise in the workplace can lead to permanent hearing loss. It can also increase stress, reduce efficiency, interfere with concentration and cause fatigue. Excessive noise can even cause industrial accidents if employees can’t hear co-workers give them warnings or directions.
Hearing loss due to excessive noise is often so gradual that employees may not realize they have a problem until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are simple steps you take to protect your employees’ hearing… Download our free paper today to learn what those steps are.
You’ll also learn:
• What you can do to prevent hearing loss in the workplace
• The OSHA Standards for hearing conservation
• How Hearing Conservation can affect the bottom line
• And more
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Aug 30, 2019
Fraud is a serious concern for the communications industry, with proceeds and services used by organised crime and terrorist networks. Whilst reliable statistics are difficult to come by, industry association Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimates the total global fraud loss at around $29bn annually. Of this, over $7bn is attributed to subscription fraud and account takeover.
In an industry which is undergoing widespread digital transformation to streamline customer journeys and reduce operating costs through automation, preventing fraud is critical. Learn More
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Aug 30, 2019
Telecommunications companies lost more than $29 billion to consumer fraud in 2017 globally (1.27% of their revenues). The largest and most advanced communications service providers (CSPs) have sophisticated fraud detection systems and processes in place, but those organizations are now questioning their fraud readiness. Are they doing enough? Fraudsters may be individuals or increasingly sophisticated criminal networks. They constantly develop new methods and target new lines of business
Read this interview where Anat Hoida, Head of the FICO’s Telecom Practice in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, discusses the impacts of the evolving spectrum of fraud risks on the growth and competitiveness of CSPs globally.
"In today’s digital landscape, balancing user experience with customer safety has never been more important -- or more difficult. By surveying 500 employees responsible for fighting fraud, Sift found that 77% prioritize delivering a frictionless experience, but nearly as many say fraud prevention blocks this goal.
The answer isn’t additional fraud prevention. Businesses must adopt a Digital Trust & Safety approach, strategically aligning risk and revenue decisions supported by sophisticated processes and technology. How can you optimize your business strategies for the challenges and opportunities of the digital world?
Read This Guide To Find Out
How to move beyond reactive fraud-fighting strategies and deliver excellent customer experiences without compromising safety
The 4 qualities of a Digital Trust & Safety organization
A step-by-step guide to help you evolve to Digital Trust & Safety
Why the time for Digital Trust & Safety is now"