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Published By: CEP Amercia     Published Date: Jun 22, 2016
In the post-ACA era, aligning physicians with organizational goals appears to be gaining traction in health systems and hospitals nationwide. Based on a February survey of the HealthLeaders Media Council, comprising executives from healthcare provider organizations across the country, physician alignment remains a complex challenge. Even as value-based care continues to take effect, clinical integration or alignment is quickly emerging from a need to ensure quality, cut costs, and drive referrals across health systems and hospitals. Directly employing physicians has been one of the main strategies healthcare leaders are using to improve physician alignment with health systems. Download this free report today, and learn about the results of aligning the goals of physicians and organizations.
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Published By: PhoneTree     Published Date: Mar 18, 2014
Learn more about the cost and quality of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and how studies between 2012 and 2013 show that there are improvements in costs, utilizations and overall health due to the initiation of PCMHs. Download the entire white paper to learn more.
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Published By: Buyer Initiated Payments from American Express     Published Date: Oct 16, 2014
Healthcare reforms have prompted hospitals across the country to improve cost efficiencies wherever they can. In response, the accounts payable department of Southern Louisiana’s Ochsner Health System discovered a solution that helped improve cash management while reducing costs.
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Published By: API Healthcare     Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
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.
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Published By: API Healthcare     Published Date: Mar 28, 2016
An innovative staff scheduling model is reinventing how hospitals leverage their employees for better outcomes; including staff satisfaction, labor costs, and improved quality of care. View the paper to learn the research behind this new approach!
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Feb 01, 2015
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: May 01, 2015
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.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Sep 01, 2015
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.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
The changing healthcare environment has put pressure on healthcare organizations to deliver top-quality care while keeping costs under control. Superior operational and financial performance can be measured by high margins and low costs. But there are significant operational indicators that differ between high- and low-performing hospitals, depending on whether performance is defined by expense or by margin. Often, hospitals with the lowest costs are considered the most successful. But low-cost hospitals do not necessarily behave the same way as hospitals with healthy margins. Low-cost hospitals can include both efficient hospitals and hospitals that are in dire financial circumstances that have forced them to even eliminate expenses necessary for their long-term fiscal health.
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Published By: Caradigm     Published Date: Feb 16, 2015
Many organizations joined the ACO program with the idea of using it as the first step in the transition to new reimbursement models. It’s a critical time for more ACOs to achieve the milestone of shared savings in order to demonstrate the ability to lower costs for an “at-risk” population. As best practices are emerging from early participants in the ACO program, ACOs have the opportunity to evolve their strategies in order to achieve more success.
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Published By: GE Healthcare     Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which is putting enormous strains on their RCM. This white paper will show how you can lower your staff costs, enhance clean claims rates, cut denial rates, improve patient collections and reduce bad debt.
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Published By: IntelliCentrics, Inc.     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
The financial challenges facing hospitals are daunting. Find out how outsourcing medical staff credentialing could help your facility reduce costs while increasing efficiency.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014
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.
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Published By: Avanade DACH     Published Date: Jan 08, 2019
To compete in today’s world, business leaders are placing increased demands on IT. Unfortunately, many IT departments are not able to deliver future innovation with their current infrastructure, applications and processes. To meet these demands, IT must digitally transform the enterprise through the adoption of cloud native practices, allowing them to both optimize and transform their existing infrastructure and applications. Recent Avanade research supports this thinking, finding that 88% of senior IT decision-makers believe that IT modernization is crucial to addressing the emerging requirements of the digital business1 . On the upside, those surveyed also indicated that by modernizing their IT infrastructures they expect to deliver real business results, such as boosting annual revenue by 14%, while at the same time reducing business operating costs by 13%1 . For many, this sounds like a winning strategy but what does it mean to adopt cloud native approaches, and how does it impact
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Published By: Sage EMEA     Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
SagecommissionedForresterConsultingtoconducta TotalEconomicImpact™(TEI)studytoexaminethe potentialreturnoninvestment(ROI)organizationsmay realizebydeployingits Enterprise Management solutionas part of Sage Business Cloud.Thepurpose ofthisstudyistoprovidereaders withaframework to evaluatethepotentialfinancialimpactof Enterprise Managementwithintheir organizations. Tobetter understandthebenefits,costs,andrisks associatedwithaninvestmentinEnterprise Management,Forrester conducted in-depth interviews withtwoEnterprise Managementcustomers. For a brief description of each customer, see the Analysis section. According toSage,Enterprise Managementis an integratedand globalenterprise business management solution for purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service,and financial management. Formoredetails ontheEnterprise Management solution,seeAppendix A. For this TEI study, Forrester has created a compositeOrganizationto illustrate the quantifiable benefits and costs of investing i
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Published By: ipoque     Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that? In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a large bandwidth. The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core (EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware. NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
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Published By: IBM Watson Health     Published Date: Dec 10, 2018
In this case study, large health systems implement IBM Watson Health to surface improvement opportunities. Using this tool, they were able to cut costs, reduce patients’ length of stay, acquire actionable data, address number of readmissions and improve management of COPD and sepsis.
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Published By: HERE Technologies     Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
By making use of the right technology, transportation and logistics (T&L) companies can reinvent their industry with superior customer service, increased revenues, and reduced costs. This whitepaper looks at the obstacles facing the T&L industry and examines how fleet planning and trip analysis software businesses can help by enabling faster and smarter data-driven decision-making. As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE can help T&L companies improve fleet management.
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location data, transport & logistics, location services
    
HERE Technologies
Published By: Stratoscale     Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
This eBook offers a practical hands-on guide to analyzing and mitigating the risks of migrating to PostgreSQL. With the ongoing shift towards open-source database solutions, it’s no surprise that PostgreSQL is the fastest growing database. While it’s tempting to simply compare the licensing costs of proprietary systems against that of open source, it is both a misleading and incorrect approach when evaluating the potential for return on investment of a database technology migration. A key decision criteria for adopting any technology is whether it can support requirements for existing applications while also fitting into longer term strategies and needs. The first section of this eBook provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of migrating from legacy and commercial solutions to PostgreSQL: ? Schema and code migration ? Data migration ? Application code migration ? Testing and evaluation
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Published By: Stratoscale     Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
This eBook offers a practical hands-on guide to “Day One” challenges of deploying, managing and monitoring PostgreSQL. With the ongoing shift towards open-source database solutions, it’s no surprise that PostgreSQL is the fastest growing database. While it’s tempting to simply compare the licensing costs of proprietary systems against that of open source, it is both a misleading and incorrect approach when evaluating the potential for return on investment of a database technology migration. An effective monitoring and logging strategy is critical for maintaining the reliability, availability, and performance of database environments. The second section of this eBook provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of monitoring and logging PostgreSQL: ? Monitoring KPIs ? Metrics and stats ? Monitoring tools ? Passive monitoring versus active notifications
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Published By: Stratoscale     Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
This eBook offers a practical hands-on guide to “Day Two” challenges of accelerating large-scale PostgreSQL deployments. With the ongoing shift towards open-source database solutions, it’s no surprise that PostgreSQL is the fastest growing database. While it’s tempting to simply compare the licensing costs of proprietary systems against that of open source, it is both a misleading and incorrect approach when evaluating the potential for return on investment of a database technology migration. After a PostgreSQL deployment is live, there are a variety of day-two scenarios that require planning and strategizing. The third section of this eBook provides a detailed analysis of all aspects accelerating large-scale PostgreSQL deployments: ? Backups and Availability: strategies, point-in-time recovery, availability and scalability ? Upgrades and DevOps: PostgreSQL upgrade process, application upgrades and CI/CD
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Published By: Stratoscale     Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
This eBook offers a practical hands-on guide to deploying, managing and scaling PostgreSQL in various environments, in the public cloud and on-premises. With the ongoing shift towards open-source database solutions, it’s no surprise that PostgreSQL is the fastest growing database. While it’s tempting to simply compare the licensing costs of proprietary systems against that of open source, it is both a misleading and incorrect approach when evaluating the potential for return on investment of a database technology migration. The eBook provides a detailed analysis of planning, day-one, and day-two challenges of PostgreSQL deployments, in the context of potential operating environments: ? Public cloud ? Private cloud ? Private DC (bare metal / VM)
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Published By: Domino Data Lab     Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
As organizations increasingly strive to become model-driven, they recognize the necessity of a data science platform. According to a recent survey report “Key Factors on the Journey to Become Model-Driven”, 86% of model-driven companies differentiate themselves by using a data science platform. And yet the question of whether to build or buy still remains. This paper presents a framework to facilitate the decision process, and considers the four-year projection of total costs for both approaches in a sample scenario. Read this whitepaper to understand three major factors in your decision process: Total cost of ownership - Internal build costs often run into the tens of millions Opportunity costs - Distraction from your core competency Risk factors - Missed deadlines and delayed time to market
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Published By: Cielo     Published Date: Jan 30, 2019
For healthcare organizations, talent shortages mean lost revenue from having to cancel procedures and turn away patients. And with the aging population and increased competition for great healthcare talent, organizations like yours need a new, flexible workforce solution. That solution is Total Talent Acquisition (TTA). TTA can break down hiring silos by unifying your organization’s efforts in acquiring all types of workers, whether they’re full-time staff, consultants, freelance contractors, temporary staff or project-based workers. It can rein in costs, help assess your current and future talent needs, and create a better experience for candidates and, most importantly, patients. We created this guide to help you learn more about Total Talent and to assess how your organization can benefit from it. Download it to learn: ? What is Total Talent Acquisition ? How TTA creates a competitive advantage in the healthcare industry ? The positive impacts this model can have on healthcare organ
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Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
Customer interactions, across all channels, are of strategic importance in today’s world. Managing those interactions to assure the customer is seeing the best face of the company is vital. At the forefront is making sure you are providing useful, easy to navigate cloud-based Interactive Voice Response systems for your customers that places the emphasis on: Meeting the customers’ needs The increase in self service options An intelligent, efficient way that drives costs down and satisfaction up. Let Genesys help you meet these criteria and guide you to designing, developing and delivering a best-in-class IVR Platform that ensures a Great Customer Experience. Improve your game and score more wins across the business, with your customers. Achieve your IVR goals by downloading our IVR Playbook here.
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