From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
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.
Today in healthcare the communication infrastructure is the backbone in IT. New reimbursement models are amplifying the need for care coordination, and communication between multiple departments, constituencies, and workflows is required. High-performing healthcare systems are adopting enterprise communication solutions to eliminate silos of information, improve patient care during critical situations, and make the most of their IT budget.
Limited visibility into the talents of the workforce made HR transformation difficult. The company has been relying on multiple legacy systems as a result of multiple mergers and acquisitions, and multiple HR departments. That's where Workday comes in.
In the beginning of 2019, a National Safety Council (NSC) study revealed that for the first time in US recorded history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose (1:96) surpassed those of dying in an auto accident (1:103).
As a result, opioid overdoses are now the number one cause of preventable injury deaths in the United States.
The growing trend of opioid-related workplace incidents is a major concern for supply chains across the world. In fact, a recent study by Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows higher opioid overdose incidents occurring in industries that have a higher chance of worker-related injury. Among these, construction and manufacturing are the two industries most heavily affected.
This whitepaper discusses tips for dealing with the opioid epidemic and gives clarity around OSHA drug testing regulations.
Published By: Ricoh US
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
On June 25, 2018, Ricoh announced its Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloudbased
solutions and services that bring streamlined processes to SMBs in scalable, subscriptionbased
packages. With an emphasis on addressing specific challenges facing smaller businesses,
these solutions are meant to empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing
manual data entry, and improving speed and accuracy to increase productivity and reduce overall
Many SMBs struggle to move beyond the challenges associated with content silos, lack of
interoperability, and ongoing transition to mobile work environments. Much like their enterprise
counterparts, smaller businesses face various complexities and pain points associated with
interdepartmental workflows combined with a real need to enable employees to work when, where,
and how they desire. Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions platform is designed to address these
challenges by streamlining and automating common busines
Business growth, innovation and IT departments and inextricably linked. Our new report explores insights from those who are leading the way by prioritising and completing automation innovations. While 67% of businesses are being held back by confidence in their own data. So what actions and attitudes separate those leading and those following in the data revolution? And what difference can self-driving technology make to innovation, strategy and wider business success?
AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
PC maintenance is consuming the time of IT departments.
The role of the IT team can, and should, go beyond
keeping devices up and running. And IT professionals
themselves are keen to change the nature of their role,
venturing further than simply ‘keeping the lights on.’
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
The U.S. military continues to develop its quick-strike potential, seeking greater capacity to project force globally, quickly and on several fronts simultaneously. Support services are integral to that effort, particularly in the area of logistics and asset maintenance. In its 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense identified the development of “resilient and agile logistics” among its key modernization goals.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites: consider the local culture and the people, prioritize basic needs and requests, work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments, and consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system. A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovation, and su
Published By: PatSnap
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
Out-of-box tools that use AI, machine-learning, and real-time intelligence are driving the commercialization of IP today. However, IP professionals are faced with a dizzying array of offerings on the market. What features are must haves for IP teams in 2019? What processes will streamline the commercialization process?
This eBook works as a clear guide in identifying the tools IP teams need to commercialize with confidence, in 4 easy-to-action workflow tips:
1. Confirming patent novelty easily
2. Deciding on ideas that are worth pursuing
3. Collating key data via analysis and patent landscaping faster
4. Mitigating bottlenecks through interdepartmental collaboration
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: May 04, 2008
With a library of thousands of on- and off-line slides growing by 1,200 new images monthly, chaos was spreading like a disease in The Pathology Department at Oregon Health & Science University. Until they found the perfect solution to help them organize, track and access their image library - Portfolio Server.
Customer and supplier portals are one of the many fruits borne from the
age of digital transformation. However, the level of accommodations that
portals provide to customers and suppliers has spawned a whole new
set of challenges that didn’t exist less than a decade ago. Chief among
these is something referred to as “portal fatigue.”
Many AR departments and CSR teams are painfully familiar with the
term, as it’s often their job to either retrieve orders from a customer portal
or submit invoices directly into customers’ AP systems. On paper, these
tasks don’t seem all that odious. But when you consider the amounts of
different portals being used, and the fact that not every user is trained
on each portal, it’s easy to see why portal fatigue is a very real and
concerning problem for today’s businesses.
Published By: PeopleDoc
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Managing talent and how that talent performs is a high-stakes arena that takes up a lot of time and resources. How are your competitors tackling these issues?
Every HR department is trying to find more efficient ways to provide service to employees, from answering routine requests to dealing with complaints and whistleblowing. For efficiency, employee satisfaction, and legal compliance, it’s important to track, monitor, and respond to all these employee actions. The consequences of having complaints and allegations fall through the cracks are two-fold: employees feel ignored, and lawsuits become more likely and harder to defend. As a result, many organizations are buying or building systems to manage this important tracking process.
To find out who’s doing what and what’s working in the real world, BLR conducted a Case Management Survey in February 2016.
Download the summary to see the results!
In the Safety Forms & Technology: Trends for 2016 survey sponsored by ProntoForms, we sought to learn how environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals are leveraging technology in the use of safety forms and metrics at their organizations and worksites. We surveyed 473 EHS pros to find out how their companies are approaching these issues in the real world, including:
•How safety forms are created, processed, and stored;
•What types of devices are being used in the field;
•The most common standards and metrics used by EHS departments;
•The efficiency of safety incident reporting at respondents’ organizations;
Download now to see the results!
11 ways to identify the best supplier verification partner for your organization
Most of us know that operating a thorough and sustainable supplier qualification program is critical to reducing risk. But how many can say they feel confident in their process? From the ongoing collection and verification of data, to the oft-required cooperation between departments; building and maintaining a great program can be challenging.
Avetta suggests there are 11 requirements of a world-class supplier qualification program. See how your organization measures up when you download the Ultimate Supplier Qualification Guide.
Rising urbanization has brought unprecedented levels of traffic and congestion to our major towns and cities. Departments of transport are battling to ensure their regions aren’t negatively impacted by increased pressure on their road networks.
On the frontline are traffic operators and planners. Every day, they face complex challenges as they attempt to improve traffic flow, minimize incidents, and unearth solutions to network issues.
This eBook explains how traffic planners and operators can use data to help overcome some of the challenges they face.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
It seems strange to think that just a few years ago, the IT department was considered a supplier to the organization. Today, IT leaders are at the forefront of their companies’ march into the digital age. Technology is now recognized as a key enabler for achieving strategic business goals, including revenue growth, market expansion, and customer satisfaction; and IT leaders have risen to the challenge of simultaneously running the organization while identifying and leveraging innovative solutions that can drive growth.