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: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally. As a result, customers are asking more questions during the buying cycle about how their data is captured, used, transferred, shared, stored, and destroyed. In last year’s study (Cisco 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study), Cisco introduced data and insights regarding how these privacy concerns were negatively impacting the buying cycle and timelines. This year’s research updates those findings and explores the benefits associated with privacy investment.
Cisco’s Data Privacy Benchmark Study utilizes data from Cisco’s Annual Cybersecurity Benchma
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Investment casting is a precise manufacturing methodology that delivers value across industries, from mechanical, automotive and aerospace parts to intricate dental work, jewelry and sculpture. For centuries the trade-off for smooth and accurate investment casted parts has been high costs and long casting pattern lead times.
Now the evolution of parts is accelerating dramatically in many industries resulting in shorter product life cycles and lower volumes of casted parts between cycles. Waiting for tooling for obsolete parts for aging aircraft also mean delays for aircraft to be repaired, costing time and money. Demand for faster foundry production is increasing in all industries and foundries need to be ready to respond.
To find out how 3D Sysytems can help your business, download this eBook today.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In such a competitive business market, retaining the best talent is crucial. Knowing what makes them want to walk out the door is the first step in keeping them. The good news is that business leaders recognize the peril they face - and the need to do something about it. In a recent survey, 45% said they fear becoming obsolete in three to five years; 73% agree on the business need to prioritize technology, and 66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership. However, investment without strategy is unlikely to succeed. Because innovation comes from people, investment must foster human creativity. Investment in technology that enables workers to address new challenges in new ways will give rise to new business initiatives, happier customers, and superior corporate financial performance.
Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
NICE has made a significant investment into AI and ML techniques that are embedded into its core workforce management solution, NICE WFM. Recent advancements include learning models that find hidden patterns in the historical data used to generate forecasts for volume and work time. NICE WFM also has an AI tool that determines, from a series of more than 40 models, which single model will produce the best results for each work type being forecasted. NICE has also included machine learning in its scheduling processes which are discussed at length in the white paper.
To remain competitive, manufacturers must focus on achieving new growth while driving down costs. Key to achieving this is greater flexibility and a dramatic upturn in operational efficiency across the manufacturing process. One area ripe for improvement is intralogistics transportation.
Many manufacturers still rely on autonomous guide vehicles (AGVs) to undertake repetitive transport tasks; but, rigid in nature, they do not support today’s demand-driven, dynamic manufacturing environments. Intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), like SEIT* from Milvus Robotics, offer a viable and cost-effective alternative.
This solution brief describes how to solve business challenges through investment in innovative technologies.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 10, 2019
Security and network performance tools are unable to or weren’t built to handle and analyze traffic at higher bandwidths. Read Enterprise Management Associates new research report, “Next Generation Network Packet Brokers: Defining the Future of Network Visibility Fabrics” to learn how to reduce unnecessary tool upgrades due to bandwidth increases -- resulting in decreased costs, improved tool utilization and optimized investments in existing networking and security tools. Learn more by downloading this report!
Did you know that organizations with advanced finance teams are more likely to have a compelling digital customer experience? The driver behind this trend? A digital, customer-first way of working with greater investment in talent, innovation, and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
While finance has long taken advantage of technology to help drive productivity and collaboration, the goalposts have recently moved. Today’s organizations must adopt an agile finance operating model— powered by emerging digital technologies and skillsets—to better support the demands of an economy driven by continuous innovation.
IBM provides a security incident response (IR) solution called Resilient
that helps its customers address security incidents quickly in an automated
and orchestrated manner. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to
conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential
return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Resilient.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to
evaluate the potential financial impact of the Resilient platform on their
Published By: Domo APAC
Published Date: Mar 04, 2019
Cisco’s marketing team has invested massively in technology over the past two years. This
$50 million investment in software has put Cisco at the leading edge of B2B technology
marketing. 40 new applications have been put in place, creating one of the most
sophisticated marketing technology stacks in the industry, resembling the more consumeroriented Amazon, Google, and Facebook. This investment has earned Cisco’s marketing team
plaudits and several industry awards
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
In our developing digital economy, IT is a strategic asset. By effectively leveraging data, businesses become more operationally efficient, create more differentiated customer experiences, and develop new products and business models. However, unlocking those benefits requires a higher degree of execution by IT. Simply keeping pace with demand is no longer good enough; IT needs to help drive the business’s digital pursuits. The increased pressure on IT has amplified complexity, as well—66% of IT decision makers surveyed by ESG say IT is more complex than it was just two years ago.1
Demands being placed on IT are scaling relentlessly, and the tools IT teams use are in a constant state of evolution. Integrating and optimizing those new infrastructure technologies while managing existing investments is a perpetual burden. IT organizations, therefore, have two choices: either increase their personnel and budgets enough to survive the evolution with just traditional tools, or redirect those
In this white paper you’ll learn how Citrix Workspace can help your workforce become more productive while improving manageability and security, including how you can:
Simplify adoption in any type of cloud environment
Reduce risk wherever and however people access Office 365
Give employees a great experience for every app they use
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.
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.
Migrations to the cloud sometimes face difficulties in transitioning apps, operational inconsistencies, and incongruent networks. VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand hybrid cloud service designed to preserve existing investments and legacy applications, while reaping the rewards of cloud scalability and flexibility.
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.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
Employee training is often seen as a luxury, especially if the workforce is being streamlined to cut costs. But a lack of investment in employee training in order to save costs can have the opposite effect. A well-trained workforce can improve business productivity and efficiency, drive innovation and development and vastly alter a customer’s perception of the business. We’ve identified the seven deadly skills that every modern employee should have in their skill set. This
paper highlights those general soft skills that are vitally important for the prosperous, innovative and efficient business.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today’s corporate environment calls for out-of-the-box thinking, incorporating the advantages of many types of learning to benefit your company’s single biggest investment — your people. Evaluating the ever-growing corporate learning solutions that are available enables you to obtain full benefit from your learning programs by selecting the range of learning resources that best match your strategic corporate goals. This handy guide will help you navigate the growing number of learning solutions and equip you with 8 must-ask questions as you develop a learning program.