Creating a successful patient experience strategy is a long-term investment in planning, surveying, training, and technology. Healthcare organizations hope these efforts will pay off at the very least with a growing base of loyal patients, better care quality, and stable reimbursement. And then there are those organizations that are turning patient experience into a movement. What’s their endgame? They intend to build state-of-the-art service-oriented cultures that rival other industries, and they are doing it through data analytics, unique communication programs, radical cultural shifts, and consumer-centric technologies.
Alan Manning has an intimate view of what it takes to provide an outstanding patient experience, not only because he has been COO of Derby, Connecticut–based Planetree for four years, but also because he spent several months in the hospital with his critically ill daughter. That pivotal experience, while traumatic, solidified friendships with his daughter’s nurses and brought him several years later to Planetree, a nonprofit organization started in 1978 by a patient who wanted to help hospitals deliver stronger patient-centered care practices. Planetree works with 700 organizations in more than 17 countries.
For a non-profit enterprise seeking to design effective investment portfolios for its asset pools, understanding the role of each of those asset pools is a crucial first step.
The organization's goals and exposures can impact all parts of its portfolio construction process, from initial broad decisions on risk tolerance to more targeted decisions on asset-class exposures and investment vehicle preferences.
In many aspects of healthcare, we see indications of change, with movement toward new payment models and investments in infrastructure to support the delivery of value-based care. Cost control remains a top financial lever, but the discipline is becoming more complex. From a brute-force perspective, controlling cost has a direct effect on operating margin, which provides the classic move of cost control through cost cutting. Now, though, organizations need new command over cost factors themselves.
Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
This paper explores electronic and digital signatures and shows how Adobe solutions let you work with either approach, or a combination of the two. Adobe Sign is an Adobe Document Cloud solution that manages signature processes from end to end, integrates easily with existing business processes and provides a quick return on investment.
An investment firm is only as good as its data and its ability to leverage that data to make smart trades. A firm’s ability to differentiate itself in meeting market needs and bringing new products to market all hinge on its ability to squeeze maximum value out of all available data. But when it comes to implementing the right technology and processes to support a data-reliant business, those three factors present tremendous challenge
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Secure Your Move To Cloud-Based Email With A Trusted Third-Party Security Service Provider
Email is an essential component of business activity and workforce enablement. As cost, scale, flexibility, and usability become more important, organizations are seeking cloud-based email systems to support their workforces.
Although cloud-based email investments provide financial and operating benefits, they do raise several security challenges. This report suggests that few firms understand or prepare upfront for the security challenges prior to their migration to a cloud environment.
Download the study to learn more."
Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance costs associated with the mechanical driven system.
In this complimentary white paper, learn how to reduce the TCO of your pumping system with a limited investment in three key areas: energy efficiency management, asset management, and energy cost management.
Health reforms and increased consumer focus on value are pushing health care organizations to deliver improved outcomes and enhanced patient experiences at reduced cost. Leading organizations are reassessing their ERP financial and HR systems to define where investments are required to tackle these challenges and provide scalability for growth. Read more.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 08, 2017
As a marketer, you know how critical it is to understand how your marketing efforts contribute to the bottom line. There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to generate sales pipeline and ultimately revenue. And by becoming a data-driven marketer that’s in tune with the right metrics, you can demonstrate marketing’s contribution to both.
Metrics illustrate the impact that you and your team are driving in the organization, which is critical to ensure you have the budget and resources you need to deliver optimum business outcomes. Without metrics, it’s nearly impossible to measure the success of your activities and identify elements to optimize in future campaigns. And without them, there’s no way to determine your return on investment (ROI).
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 08, 2017
It’s an exciting, albeit challenging time for marketers—new channels, strategies, and technologies have empowered us to engage our buyers like never before. At the same time, due to the abundance of available information, buyer expectations have increased, leaving marketers to fight for their attention as we showcase our products and services.
In response, organizations are implementing an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy. Account-based marketing offers organizations a significant return on investment (ROI) as they are faced with the need to acquire, retain, and grow high-value accounts. This comprehensive, 100+ page guide includes checklists, worksheets, examples, and advice from over 12 industry thought leaders to help marketers at any level, from beginners to experts, create and implement an effective account-based marketing strategy.
Download The Definitive Guide to Account-Based Marketing to learn:
• How to create a solid ABM strategy to meet your goals
• What stakeholders to involve across the organization
• How to identify, prioritize, and profile the right accounts
• What content you need to support an ABM strategy
• Which channels to leverage and how to coordinate them
• How to measure the effectiveness of your ABM strategy
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 18, 2017
While ABM is not a new way to strategically market to target accounts, now it is a scalable, achievable strategy that organizations of all sizes can implement to focus on whole lifecycle marketing for key accounts. Marketing, selling to, and supporting your customers at an account-level is not only critical to your success, it’s what your customers expect.
Competitive organizations that are focused on engaging their customers across the entire lifecycle, and throughout their buyer journey, need to sell at an account level, understand the influence of the different contacts and speak directly to them. The ABM we practice today is entirely different than the manual processes of days past. Implementing an ABM strategy no longer means an astronomical investment but it does mean increased revenue, focus, and partnership within your organization.
Learning content is an investment and with most companies having a portfolio of over $18 million tied up in content, this represents a significant investment. Unfortunately, this investment depreciates at an alarming rate. In fact, most content is completely unusable for any number of reasons after only four years.
Infopro Learning has created a guide that helps companies to extend the shelf life of their content using a modernization strategy. This strategy not only applies to the one-time effort of updating legacy content, but it also provides information about how to future-proof new content. In addition, companies that follow the modernization strategy can significantly decrease content production costs and timelines by leveraging evergreen content that already exists in their training portfolio.
Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
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.
As the benefits of investment in Learning and Development continue to be signaled to the market, Chief Learning Officers and leaders of learning organizations will be taking center-stage in the transformation of their organization. In addition, companies spent just over $180 billion on corporate training last year, putting immense pressure on training leaders to show return on investment.
With the spotlight on, these CLOs and other leaders of learning organizations will be measured across three core levers; transforming the business performance of learners, creating learning experiences that engage learners, and improving the operational efficiency of the organization.
Download The Three Levers of a Successful CLO to learn the first step in aligning yourself with the three levers that business find most important.
It's important to select the right branding approach for your organization's health and wellness investments. Discover the merits and best practices of 3 branding approaches for your health and wellness benefits.
The results of this seminal study on green building in the retail and hospitality sectors show that green building is expected to grow significantly in the next two years.
In this 64-page SmartMarket report, new green opportunities are discussed for firms in the retail, restaurant, and hotel sectors.