Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
In the rough-and-tumble world of community and rural hospitals, the phrase “innovate or get left behind” is no longer a scary suggestion thrown out by expensive consultants, but a daily reality for CEOs. Rocked by reform and big changes in areas including financing, care models, and population trends, chief executives are getting used to making bold leadership decisions on a regular basis.
The FDA has announced plans to transition to standard ISO 13485:2016 for medical devices in 2019. In addition, the Medical Device Single Audit Program, MDSAP, has gained traction with full implementation set for 2019.
Download this paper to learn more about these two changes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to harmonize and modernize its Quality System Regulation (QSR).
"Agile" software development is an increasingly popular development process for producing software in a flexible and iterative manner that can deliver value to the enterprise faster, reduce project risk and allow adaptation to changes more quickly.
With the new TIBCO Spotfire® A(X) Experience, we are revolutionizing analytics and business intelligence.
This new platform accelerates the personal and enterprise analytics experience so you can get from data to insights in the fastest possible way. With the fusion of technology enablers like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language search, the Spotfire® X platform redefines what’s possible for analytics and business intelligence, simplifying for everyone how data and insights are generated, consumed, and acted on.
Download this whitepaper to learn more, then check out the new Spotfire analytics. It’s unlike anything you have ever seen. Simple, yet powerful, it changes everything.
Hobson & Company (H&C), a leading research firm focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) studies, conducted independent research and found that a proven Apple device management solution delivers a quick and compelling ROI to both large and small enterprises.
• Simplifying IT management
o 90% reduction in time spent managing apps
o 80% reduction in time spent provisioning
• Improving end-user experience
o 60% reduction in end-user productivity loss
o 15% reduction in volume of help desk tickets
• Mitigating risk
o 90% reduction in time spent creating inventory reports
o 65% reduction in time spent managing policy and setting changes
Facing combined ratios exceeding 98% in both P&C and Health Insurance1 for
three of the past five years and declining investment yields, insurers are asking
“What can we change in our operations to improve our economics?” Conclusive
answers are now coming from Cognitive Technology, the variety of Artificial
Intelligence that deals with knowledge and textual information. Applied to the
industry’s most resource-intensive processes, it is delivering unprecedented
productivity gains and insight, and leading to deep changes in how P&C insurers
do business. Here’s how.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Aite Group’s second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) Research Report, commissioned by iovation, a TransUnion Company, provides an in-depth analysis of how those in the payment services and e-commerce market should prepare to handle the new strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements under PSD2.
See the results of the actual market status in Europe regarding the main changes that PSD2 will bring to the e-commerce payments market.
This complimentary, custom report, PSD2: Advent of the New Payments Market in Europe, will teach you what Aite Group concluded after interviewing 20 payments executives from European banks, other PSPs, merchants, payment networks and industry experts.
Consultants and advisors are on the front lines of benefits data analytics. They’re the folks who dig through thousands of rows in a spreadsheet to surface problems and find solutions. In this whitepaper, we’ll dive deep on the advantages consultants offer to employers:
• Access to data analytics, trend analysis, and program measurement
• The expertise to identify, track, and take action on chronic conditions in a member population
• The industry insight into public policy and regulation changes
As modernized data centers scale up and out, there is a strong potential for growing complexity as well. IT teams need to be vigilant in simplifying architectures and operations as the technological landscape changes.
While the potential of monitoring and analytics in your data center is huge, to take advantage, you'll need an architecture that can handle shifting traffic patterns.
In this expert eGuide, you'll discover three ways of simplifying architectures, and how they can help you reduce complexity, improve workforce efficiency, and ease administration.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Did you know that two-thirds of U.S. health care spend, or $1.8 trillion, goes purely to salaries and wages? Yet our patient outcomes are on par with countries such as Cuba and Slovenia. Health care reform is changing the way our health care system operates and will ultimately affect your bottom line.
Dr. Robert Kocher, M.D. has been a key influencer of health care reform efforts in the U.S. In this white paper, Dr. Kocher discusses:
•Three recent policy changes
•Four potential outcomes of health care reform
•The evolving roles within the health care system
Graphic Products is pleased to bring you the Second Edition of the “Practical Solution Guide to Arc Flash Hazards” produced by EasyPower, LLC. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the most recent changes in standards and practices. We believe this will be a valuable tool for electrical engineers, safety managers, or anyone responsible for implementing and maintaining and arc flash hazard safety program.
The guide was designed to walk you through the necessary steps of implementing an arc flash assessment as part of your overall safety program requirements. It will help you and your team make important decisions concerning the safety of your employees an help manage the complex tasks of OSHA and NFPA 70E compliance for arc flash hazards.
To ensure loyalty and win new customers, leading brands are focusing on the quality of their customer care to stay ahead. This eBook will explain how you can:
-Upgrade your support centers to deliver omni-channel customer care.
-Introduce self-service and AI without sacrificing the human touch.
-Deploy technology to empower support agents to go beyond transactional service and deliver personalized, proactive service.
This eBook looks at the barriers which prevent companies delivering omni-channel service and then examines the process and technology changes required to overcome them.
New market forces are creating unprecedented pressure for companies to move faster, with greater agility, and change in response to new threats and opportunities. Companies that are embracing a new approach built on Intelligent Cloud ERP are gaining valuable advantages — such as boosting profits, growing faster, entering new markets, and disrupting their industries.
Learn how Intelligent Cloud ERP empowers you to leverage the opportunities presented by changes to how we work, collaborate and achieve success in this practical, actionable overview.
Although data and analytics are highlighted throughout the popular press as well as in trade publications, too many managers think the value of this data processing is limited to a few numerically intensive fields such as science and finance. In fact, big data and the insights that emerge from analyzing it will transform every industry, from “precision farming” to manufacturing and construction. Governments must also be alert to the value of data and analytics as the enabler for smart cities. Institutions that master available data will leap ahead of their less statistically adept competitors through many advantages: finding hidden opportunities for efficiency, using data to become more responsive to clients, and developing entirely new and unanticipated product lines. The average time spent by most companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased from an average of 60 to 70 years to only 22 years. There are winners and losers in the changes that come with the evolution of both technology
The Cisco SD-WAN solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that enables digital and cloud transformation at enterprises. It significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services, and, builds a robust security architecture crucial for hybrid networks. Enterprises today face major user experience problems for SaaS applications on account of networking problems. The centralized Internet exit architecture is inefficient and results in poor SaaS performance. And branch sites are running out of capacity to handle Internet traffic which is a concern because more than 50% of branch traffic is destined to the cloud. More importantly there are many dynamic changes in Internet gateways and the SaaS hosting servers that lead to unpredictability in performance. The Cisco SD-WAN solution solves these problems by creating multiple Internet exit points, adding high bandwidth at branch locations, and dynamically steering around problems in real-time, resulting is an optimal SaaS
Over the course of several months in 2011, IDC conducted a research study to identify the opportunities and challenges to adoption of a new technology that changes the way in which traditional business solutions are implemented and used. The results of the study are presented in this white paper.
What P2P Leaders Do That You Can, Too
Purchase-to-pay (P2P) organizations are under high-stakes stress. With constant changes in market volatility, fierce competition, and disruptive technology, P2P teams need to re-think their approach to balancing traditional cost concerns and emphasize agility. The question is: how?
To help companies discover the answer, The Hackett Group looked at P2P organizations across a variety of industries and areas over a 12-month period to identify what top performers had in common—and what set them apart.
Read this report to gain insight into three key areas:
Ensuring stakeholder needs guide day-to-day decisions
Digitizing information to increase availability and agility
Automating processes to accelerate response to change
In his time as Director of E-Commerce at Linen Chest, Riaz Faride was faced with a challenge right out of the gate. He found himself responsible for a site that had page load times ranging anywhere from 6 to 30 seconds. Linen Chest’s site was heavy, images were hosted on the origin, and code was never refactored and needed to be optimized. Riaz knew he needed to make some changes, and fast.
Many of your peers are using Ethernet to reduce costs, simplify the management of communications and provide flexibility to cope with changes in their business.
Now is a great time to take stock of your existing network and see how Ethernet can bring new benefits to your organization.
It seems that with each passing year the speed at which new and emerging technologies are transforming business increases in almost direct proportion to impact. We now all live in an era of digital business transformation that is being enabled by rapid advances in telecommunications services. These changes do not just impact the way employees work; they profoundly change the way customers interact with businesses of all sizes.
In this report, you will:
• Understand the long-term role ERP will play in a digital business and IoT strategy.
• Learn why redirecting resources away from ERP system maintenance towards capitalizing on IoT-driven opportunities is crucial
• Examine how adopting IoT strategy can modernize ERP and increase agility to better respond to accelerating business opportunities
Virtualization has transformed the data center over the past decade. IT departments use virtualization to consolidate multiple server workloads onto a smaller number of more powerful servers. They use virtualization to scale existing applications by
adding more virtual machines to support them, and they deploy new applications without having to purchase additional servers to do so. They achieve greater resource utilization by balancing workloads across a large pool of servers in real time—and they respond more quickly to changes in workload or server availability by moving virtual machines between physical servers. Virtualized environments support private clouds on which application engineers can now provision their own virtual servers and networks in environments that expand and contract on demand.