The annual Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. Study projections indicate that if the new national benchmarks of high performance were achieved by all hospitals in the United States, nearly 126,500 additional lives could be saved, almost 109,000 additional patients could be complication-free, and $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos.
What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
Download the free report to get statistics and analysis from the survey questions below and much more
- Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
AA Ireland specializes in home, motor, and travel insurance and provides emergency rescue for people in their homes and on the road, attending to over 140,000 car break downs every year, 80% of which are fixed on-the-spot.
“In each of the last five years, the industry lost a quarter billion in motor insurance," says Colm Carey, chief analytics officer. "So, there's a huge push for new data, models, ways to segment and pick profitable customer types—and get a lot more sophisticated. Our goal is to optimize pricing, understand the types of customers we're bringing, and the types we're trying to attract. We would like to tie that across the business. Marketing will run a campaign, trying to attract a lot of customers, but maybe they're not the right type. "We wanted to step away from industry standard software and go with something that was powerful and future-proof. In 2016, we had an opportunity to analyze all software.
We chose the TIBCO® System of Insight with TIBCO BusinessWorks™ i
Get a step-by-step walkthrough of what it takes to take your organization to the next level of compliance, focused on ASPICE for automotive engineering. Join Michael Halder from IBM to learn how you can integrate ASPICE compliance into your engineering workflow
This presentation takes you through the auto industry's move toward more sophisticated levels of compliance among suppliers and OEMs. Learn how achieving ASPICE can be integrated into your engineering 'v' model for improved workflow and built-in tools for achieving compliance.
Published By: Bulwark
Published Date: Sep 12, 2012
The flame-resistant garment business is standards and specifications driven. A basic understanding of how flame resistance is defined and measured is very important.
Included is an overall listing of common industry standards, as well as a discussion of the requirements of standards related to specific activities, such as power generation and distribution or petroleum refining.
The retail sector has been expanding with each passing decade thanks to intelligent marketing, intense research around customer behavior, creative advertising, and the adoption of new technology. Now industry movers and shakers are looking to boost sales with location intelligence.
With location intelligence, retail companies can track and predict consumer trends and shifts in demand. With these insights companies can capitalize on growth opportunities in new product or service areas.
HERE Open Location Platform provides powerful, easy-to-use developer tools, standardized technology and scalable infrastructure to simplify the processing of location-based data. Learn how to gain a competitive edge with HERE Technologies.
Whether your company has been selling online for 20 minutes or 20 years, you are
undoubtedly familiar with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It
requires merchants to create security management policies and procedures for safeguarding
customers’ payment data.
Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS
has evolved over the years to ensure online sellers have the systems and processes in place
to prevent a data breach.
As of May 2017, according to a report from The Depository Trust &
Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides financial transaction and data processing services for the global financial industry, cloud computing has reached a tipping point1. Today, financial services companies can benefit from the capabilities and cost efficiencies of the cloud. In October of 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) jointly announced enhanced cyber risk management standards for financial institutions in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)2. These proposed standards for enhanced cybersecurity are aimed at protecting the entire financial system, not just the institution. To meet these new standards, financial institutions will require the right cloud-based network security
platform for comprehensive security management, verifiable compliance and governance and active protection of customer data
Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
Robotic Process Automation was born with the vision of empowering business users to create software bots that could interact with enterprise systems just like humans.
Its benefits include substantial time and cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, increased workforce morale, and the ability to build a competitive advantage over competitors.
But to fully realize all these benefits, it’s important for businesses to select a solution with a robust RPA security architecture that supports core principles, such as least privileges and separation of duties while delivering end-to-end protection for the critical apps and sensitive data involved.
This paper provides an overview of the industry’s highest standard for enterprise-grade security as demonstrated by the market’s leading Digital Workforce platform, Automation Anywhere Enterprise.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
Running on industry-standard x86 servers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is ideal for new business workloads and can be easily integrated into existing Windows environment, protecting your existing infrastructure investments.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
There’s a reason Red Hat Enterprise Linux is consistently chosen as the operating platform for industry-standard performance benchmarks. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is designed to deliver scale-out and scale-up performance for small and large servers, offering documented scalability up to 4,096 CPUs and 64 Terabytes of RAM.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
IT teams that need high-performing, secure database deployments are turning to Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a foundation for these deployments. Thorough testing and impressive results on industry-standard benchmarks make Red Hat Enterprise Linux a great candidate for operations ranging from high-performance computing to cloud infrastructure.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Linux has proven to be a key element for successful datacenter modernization. Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers cross-architecture standardization to a single operating system (OS) and provides a target platform for migrating mission critical workloads. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux datacenter modernization watch the webinar here.
Organizations handling transactions involving credit or debit cards are facing increasing pressure to meet regulatory compliance mandates. In particular, they must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3, which went into effect in January of 2015.
BMW's OpenStack implementation shows that on-premises, industry-standard infrastructure as a service (IaaS) helps grow the business innovation and enhance operational efficiency through agility and automation.
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Industry standards have been established to ensure performance, consistency, and interoperability between network equipment vendors. However,
the consistent implementation and operation of these standards become even more critical as speeds and bandwidth increase.
At the fiber infrastructure level, this also means more testing may be needed beyond the basic fiber end-face inspection certification and Tier 1
This white paper explores Tier 2 optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing and examines its relationship to Tier 1 testing and how
inspection plays into both. This paper defines Tier 2 testing and explains when it is needed. It also addresses the OTDR complexity argument.
The demands of modern IIoT applications increases the complexity of systems infrastructure
and puts additional pressure on IT and OT security. As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, operations must leverage industry standards to achieve consistent protection. This paper will address how IEC62443 can be applied to industrial control systems and help readers understand the various priorities and steps required to help mitigate cyber
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 11, 2016
In ESG’s opinion, the evaluation of OpenShift 3 is essential for enterprises looking to modernize application processes to meet growing demands, to stay ahead of the ever-changing market landscape, and to leverage the advantage of emerging industry standards.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was first introduced in 2004 to increase controls over credit card holder data and to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. Validation is required annually and over the years, it has evolved with new revisions periodically. The latest one, version 3.2 came into force in April 2016. Until the end of January 2018, PCI DSS and Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS) are considered best practice to implement, and starting February 1, 2018, are considered a requirement.
Automation and gold have much in common. One of the most coveted materials in the world, gold isn’t just beautiful – it has a wide array of uses within industry.
’Au’ is of course the first two letters of automation! Automation is the gold of the software world. It’s the backbone of modern business, enabling communication and orchestration between components.
As the only company with a dedicated automation team, at CA Technologies, we set the Automation Gold Standard.
With that in mind, this is our Golden Book of Automation.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the best strategic option for meeting your organization’s demands for increased efficiency and agility while leveraging existing apps and data. HCI is a scale-out software-defined infrastructure that converges core data services on flash-accelerated, industry standard servers, delivering flexible and powerful building blocks under unified management.
Put simply, HCI has the potential to revolutionise your security environment and increase efficiencies relating to application performance.
In this whitepaper, we break down the top 5 reasons why hyperconverged infrastructure is the right way forward for your organisation.
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Updated for PCI DSS Version 2.0 where internal scanning is now required!
With the recent updates to PCI DSS, get all the facts and learn how to comply with our updated version of the book.
The book is a guide to understanding how to protect cardholder data and comply with the requirements of PCI DSS. It arms you with the facts, in plain English, and shows you how to achieve PCI Compliance. Discover:
. What the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is all about
. The 12 Requirements of the PCI Standard
. How to comply with PCI
. 10 Best-Practices for PCI Compliance
. How QualysGuard PCI simplifies PCI compliance