Workforce management and the pursuit of productivity have formed a consistent pain point for hospitals for several years. The Affordable Care Act has only exacerbated the problem, increasing the demand on providers as the number of insured grows and the bar continues to rise on quality of care. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Council survey, workforce productivity and acuity-based staffing will continue to be top priorities this year. Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, chief clinical integration officer at API Healthcare, says the survey results indicate a shift taking place as workforce management initiatives are expected to deliver more than reduced labor costs.
A recent Health Leaders survey sheds light on the top 5 workforce initiatives healthcare executives across the country are using for successful quality of care and labor cost improvements. Learn how these leading strategies can help your hospital.
A decade ago, hospital leaders viewed cost containment as a distant option to that of building topline revenue through increased volumes and rates. But with the road to profitability choked off by a recession, the ACA, and double-digit increases in healthcare inflation, most have been left pursuing a flurry of initiatives to cut operational costs and maintain positive margins.
Despite retention’s critical importance to a health plan’s success, many health plans treat the issue superficially. Health plans have not drilled down into the complex issues that cause disenrollment, nor have they implemented comprehensive strategies to improve retention. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting focuses on implementation, identifying the most effective initiatives for increasing retention, and laying out how these initiatives should be coordinated and prioritized.
IT service continuity undoubtedly is at or near the very top of every IT organization’s list of strategic initiatives, considering the dramatic costs and implications of downtime. Download this informative whitepaper for some compelling reasons to upgrade.
Asian ICT infrastructure investment is exploding as businesses review and modernise their data-centre architectures to keep up with the service demands of a growing and increasingly sophisticated population.
Demand for cloud services, particularly to support big-data analytics initiatives, is driving this trend. Frost & Sullivan, for example, believes the Asia-Pacific cloud computing market will grow at 28.4 percent annually through 2022. Despite this growth, many businesses are also rapidly realising that public cloud is not the best solution for every need as theydo not always offer the same level of visibility, performance, and control as on-premises infrastructure.This reality is pushing many companies towards the middle ground of hybrid IT, in which applications and infrastructure are distributed across public cloud and self-managed data centre infrastructure. Read about Medical company Mutoh and how it took advantage of the latest technology.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Transforming Cloud Connectivity & Security in Distributed Networks
Today’s digital transformation initiatives frequently begin with moving applications and data to the cloud. But traditional networking and security infrastructure, such as backhauling data from remote locations to central offices over MPLS lines, can’t keep up.
Fortunately, new approaches that also move connectivity and security to the cloud are rapidly overcoming these hurdles. Technologies such as direct-to-cloud SD-WAN and site-to-site VPNs dramatically cut the cost of connectivity. However, they put pressure on other parts of the organization to adopt new ways of defending each site against internet intruders, protecting the use of web content, and securing data stored in cloud apps.
In this webcast, we’ll discuss a new, integrated approach to connectivity and security. View the webinar today!
If you’re like most people, you’re a procrastinator. You know you need to use benefits data to make great decisions, but it’s not at the top of your to-do list. But access to clear, actionable benefits data isn’t just nice to have; it’s a must-have. In this whitepaper, we’ll show you:
• How wasted benefits spending is impacting your other strategic initiatives
• The gaps in coverage you could fill with the right analysis at the right time
• The ways a benefit data solution can help your employees access great care
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.
In this white paper, we explain the process of defining and using competency models to jumpstart talent management initiatives as part of a Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy, and how software tools can automate these processes.
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
View this new report to discover techniques you can use to engage your employees in your workforce health initiatives. Used together, these methods will ensure that these initiatives drive results for both your organization and your employees.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 01, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Aug 17, 2010
An exclusive success story of a Fortune 200 enterprise.
Learn how the master data management initiative delivered:
. A unified view of the master data across the enterprise
. Accelerated ROI realization from massive ERP investments
. Inventory optimization by duplicate identification
. Improved operational and process efficiencies
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
How to get C-Suite support for your talent initiatives.
Even though improved talent management has repeatedly been shown to drive powerful revenue growth, many C-Suite folks still see HR as an expense. This new eBook, “Making the Business Case for Talent Management”, will equip you with winning strategies to get the leadership buy-in you and to elevate the role of HR in your organization.
In this ebook, you’ll learn:
• Tips to build a business case for your proposed talent initiatives
• How to tailor your pitch with metrics that matter to your executives
• 3 steps to becoming a strategic partner to the C-Suite
This new ebook has everything you need to get executive buy-in and ongoing support for your proposed talent initiatives!
Check out our recent survey summary in a report entitled Participation Counts! A Look at Participation-Based Safety. The survey and its accompanying report, both sponsored by eCompliance®, provide insight into how safety professionals and their companies are encouraging employees to actively participate in safety initiatives in order to promote consistently safe behaviors on the job.
The study was conducted in May of 2017 and illustrates the diverse opinions within the safety field regarding such issues as implementing behavior-based vs. participation-based programs, measuring safety participation, and management visibility into safety performance.
The survey of over 500 respondents includes such findings as:
• 15% of survey participants believe that behavior-based programs have a negative impact on safety culture, and 55% think participation-based safety is most effective.
• The number one key initiative being prioritized by respondents in the next 12 months is “Improving communica