The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems® in the United States outperform their peers by demonstrating balanced excellence—operating effectively across all functional areas of their organizations. Investigating the winner and nonwinner data from this study is a useful way to see how the nation’s health and the industry’s bottom lines could be improved. For apples-to-apples comparisons, the 15 Top Health Systems were placed into size categories by total operating expense: large (>$1.5 billion), medium ($750 million–$1.5 billion), and small (<$750 million).
The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
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: Parallon
Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
To succeed in today’s healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems must evaluate the best operating model for key functions to enhance efficiency and optimize performance. This often involves determining whether partnering with another organization to perform a business function makes sense for you.
Discover the transformational power of intelligent storage. A company’s competitive success depends greatly on how well it harnesses the value of its data. However, it can be challenging to keep pace with the increases in the scale of data being generated, as well as users’ demands for accessibility. Additionally, maximizing the value of digital information requires data to be leveraged at both the optimal time and the optimal place. With HPE’s intelligent storage portfolio, organizations can modernize their IT to better understand their customers, run more agile IT functions, and improve logistical operations.
In this in depth report, readers will learn about the factors driving companies toward a human resources outsourcing model, along with the risks and advantages of outsourcing human resources functions and processes, and the approaches available.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Artifi cial intelligence is becoming a key component of business transformation. Virtually any business leader seeking to unlock value and develop new capabilities using technology is at some stage of the AI journey. For example, those at the leading edge have incorporated machine learning insights into business processes and are building functionality such as natural language processing and preventative maintenance diagnostics into their products. Others are experimenting with pilot projects or developing plans to get started.
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Apr 12, 2019
Your store locator is a critical component on your website; it’s the moment of truth when an online shopper becomes an offline customer. And while it may seem like a simple tool, there are several key factors that will transform the user experience from functional to best-in-class. See how you can optimize this key aspect of your customer journey.
This IDC study provides an evaluation of 10 vendors that sell all-flash arrays (AFAs) for dense mixed
enterprise workload consolidation that includes at least some mission-critical applications.
"All-flash arrays are dominating primary storage spend in the enterprise, driving over 80% of that
revenue in 2017," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage. "Today's leading AFAs offer all the
performance, capacity scalability, enterprise-class functionality, and datacenter integration capabilities
needed to support dense mixed enterprise workload consolidation. More and more IT shops are
recognizing this and committing to 'all flash for primary storage' strategies."
According to Gartner, "supply chain leaders responsible for quality management are shifting to software solutions that standardize processes, optimize data and ensure compliance. This research provides guidance for structuring a process for QMS software selection."
Download this Gartner Analyst Guide to learn:
Key challenges in the QMS software selection processes
What to expect from different QMS solutions across the market
Analysis of the current state of quality management to help define software requirements
Self assessment questions and commonly sought QMS system functionalities to use in your decision making process
Quality professionals recognize that streamlining processes can deliver significant returns, but many are unsure where or how to start. With dozens or even hundreds of processes, automating them all can seem overwhelming.
In this white paper you'll learn:
The three most important quality functions to automate for process excellence
Strategies for streamlining your quality process so you can turn insight into action
Tips for choosing a flexible platform that harnesses creative problem-solving.
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
Disruption to data availability has the ability to cripple an organisation, and in the consumer goods market, restricted access to data could cause goods to take longer to get to market. To prepare for data outages, it is imperative that businesses have effective backup and recovery solutions in place to minimise downtime and maintain functionality.
This case study examines how PT Wings Surya, a leader in the Indonesian consumer goods market, was able to increase business uptime, cut the time taken to run backup jobs from 8 to just 2 hours, and reduce backup costs by 60%.
As recognized leader in master data management (MDM), and a pioneer in data asset management, TIBCO EBX™ software is an innovative, single solution for managing, governing, and consuming all your shared data assets. It includes all the enterprise class capabilities you need to create data management applications including user interfaces for authoring and data stewardship, workflow, hierarchy management, and data integration tools. And it provides an accurate, trusted view of business functions, insights, and decisions to empower better decisions and faster, smarter actions.
Download this datasheet to learn:
What makes EBX™ software unique
Various capabilities of EBX software
The data it manages
Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
To help you find the PSA tools best suited for your firm, Forrester’s report “Now Tech: Professional Services Automation Tools, Q2 2018” separates vendors by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus.
Ninety percent of business executives believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to the future of their organization. And, as IoT is expected to generate a whopping 21% increase in corporate profits by 2022, it’s clear there’s value in adoption. However, there are still plenty of risks that require mitigation through careful planning, cross-functional teamwork and mature security measures.
This white paper explores the business benefits and the security complexities IoT introduces for business organizations, and provides key considerations and recommendations for securing IoT deployments.
Download the white paper today!
Artemis Health teamed up with Employee Benefit News to research the current “benefits landscape.” We surveyed self-insured employers to find useful trends, interesting stats, and info on what leaders like you are doing to improve their benefits strategy. In this whitepaper, you'll discover:
• Regional differences in benefits offerings and priorities
• What benefit leaders believe they can accomplish with benefits data analytics
• The features and functionality your peers are looking for when they evaluate a data solution
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
When considering data center security, you will need to decide which security functions need to be deployed and where you want to deploy them. These functions are expected to be implemented wherever a firewall is used.
Read our eGuide to find out which security functions to deploy, and where to deploy them, including:
• Next-generation firewalls
• Intrusion prevention systems
• Centralized security management
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Successfully managing a contact center requires a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to handle a broad range of operational and tactical tasks. Planning, day-to-day operations and quality management must be seamlessly orchestrated, along with human resources functions like recruitment, learning and development, and employee scheduling.
Read this executive brief to learn how to transition to an AI strategy that can take your team – and business results – to the next level. See how you can:
Create an AI strategy with a single data model that includes routing, interaction analytics, forecasting/scheduling and predictive engagement
Harness the power of your data to align customers with the best resource
Drive employee effectiveness by ensuring you hire the right people and manage their performance to drive their success over the long term
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.