Providers face an onslaught of daily practice management challenges. In this MGMA Body of Knowledge (BOK) brochure, uncover relevant and practical essentials to improve any medical practice. Explore areas such as operations and financial management, governance, patient care and adverse legal events. The MGMA Body of Knowledge helps you easily define improvement areas within your medical practice. It also assists all employees in building a sustainable business plan and optimizing daily operations for better performance.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
The ripple effect of healthcare reform is beginning to impact care delivery strategies as care management now falls increasingly to providers.
According to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey, hospital leaders are making progress with care management efforts, but more robust tools will be needed if hospitals want to scale up. The October 2014 survey polled 134 senior, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information leaders across the healthcare spectrum. The majority of respondents were from nonprofit organizations (63%), while the remainder (37%) came from for-profit settings.
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.
The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study annually identifies those health system leadership teams that have most effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care.
The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 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. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
The shift from inpatient to outpatient care is increasing as hospitals transition from volume to value. A specific shift is seen in interventional cardiology treatment (cardiac catheterization, intracoronary stents, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties [PTCA]), which is moving from an inpatient hospital to outpatient hospital setting. Preliminary data show that most interventional cardiology procedures will soon be performed in the hospital outpatient setting. It will be important for hospitals to consider future demand and volume for interventional cardiology services; capacity for an increase in hospital outpatient volume; and staffing and operational implications.
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.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
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.
When it comes to effectively and efficiently protecting growing volumes of data, midsized organizations face unique
challenges. That is because they live in a world of constraints that are both operational and budgetary in nature. Cloud
disaster recovery offers new options for these organizations—they can optimize their data protection economics by
integrating on-premises protection solutions with cloud-based backup and recovery methods. Dell EMC’s cloud-ready
solutions, particularly its Integrated Data Protection Appliances with native cloud extension capabilities, along with its Data
Protection Software working in conjunction with its Data Domain backup storage appliances, provide cloud disaster
recovery with flexible features. These solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide midsized organizations with
clear economic and operational benefits.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Rubrik Cloud Data Management is a single, unified software platform to manage your physical, virtual, and cloud data. With Rubrik, enterprises can drastically simplify their data protection processes, automate workflows, and migrate data to the cloud. The results are powerful: faster recoveries, easier management, no forklift upgrades, and hard dollars saved for other projects. Organizations pursuing cloudfirst policies can use Rubrik to archive to the cloud, create cloud DR capabilities, or perform cloud-native backup. And with Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform, it has never been easier to unify data across data centers and clouds, simplifying operations and governance.
IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. It sounds like another current term, “digital transformation.” But in fact, effective digital transformation doesn’t happen without IT Transformation.
A company that undergoes IT infrastructure transformation no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. Although not synonymous with digital transformation, the two concepts are fundamentally linked together, as effective digital transformation cannot happen without IT Transformation.
A company that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Jan 04, 2019
The digital business continues to evolve. Investments in data analytics projects lead the way while traditional, proprietary infrastructures are being disrupted by cloud, open source and hyperconverged paradigms. These changes are forcing IT leaders to contend with greater workload diversity in the midst of tightening budgets. And while the workload [or] IT landscape is changing, the need for reliable data protection remains as crucial as ever to protect against, data corruption, human error, and malicious threats such as ransomware. Learn how Veritas can help you navigate through these obstacles. Join us to hear experts from ESG and Veritas discuss how the right data protection solution today can prepare you for tomorrow's business demands.
You will learn:
The key trends that are driving change in the digital business
The most common causes of data loss in tomorrow’s multi-cloud data centers
How to protect an increasingly diverse environment with minimal operational overhead
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Perimeter-based solutions for network security do not work, leading to tool sprawl and performance issues. Read CSO Magazine’s interview with Gigamon CISO, Simon Gibson, to learn why a new, more intelligent approach is needed to build resilience into technology operations. “Security Should Be an Enabler” talks about an architectural approach that distributes only relevant data to appropriate tools, enabling an adaptable, simplified model at a reduced cost. Read now.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Read "Understanding the State of Network Security Today" to learn why ESG recommends consolidating security tools through a structured, platform-based approach. Data, analytics and reports from multiple tools can be aggregated and consumed in one control panel, reducing network vulnerabilities. Learn more about challenges, changes and best practices for today’s network security operations and tools. Read now.
In today’s world, advanced vision technologies is shaping the next era of Internet of Things. However, gathering streaming video data is insufficient. It needs to be timely and accessible in near-real time, analyzed, indexed, classified and searchable to inform strategy—while remaining cost-effective.
Smart cities and manufacturing are prime examples where complexities and opportunities have been enabled by vision, IoT and AI solutions through automatic meter reading (AMR), image classification and segmentation, automated optical inspection (AOI), defect classification, traffic management solution—just to name a few.
Together, ADLINK, Touch Cloud, and Intel provide a turnkey AI engine to assist in data analytics, detection, classification, and prediction for a wide range of use cases across a broad spectrum of sectors.
Learn more about how the Touch Cloud AI brings cost savings, operational efficiency and a more reliable, actionable intelligence at the edge with transformative insi
There is no doubt that customers want to protect their environment against unplanned downtime. But what happens when disasters do occur? Download this webinar for a deep dive into the VMware Cloud on AWS Disaster Recovery (DR) use case.
Experts from VMware and AWS jointly discuss the disaster recovery challenges that customers often face and detail how you can leverage VMware Cloud on AWS to overcome them. See demos of how you can use VMware Cloud on AWS for your DR scenario and hear from current customers.
Download our webinar to learn
The benefits of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), delivering on-site protection
How automated orchestration accelerates failover and failback capabilities
The ways DRaaS simplifies and modernizes your existing DR solutions
What VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS does to help reduce costs, simplify operations, and quicken recovery times
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.
But what are the right use cases for VMware Cloud on AWS, and how do you best approach this new solution? Download our webinar to find answers to both questions, and to see specific use cases like migration, disaster recovery, and M&A integration.
Download our webinar to learn
How to prepare and validate your environment for integration
The right circumstances for and expected benefits of deploying VMware Cloud on AWS
The value of deploying a right-sized VMware Cloud on AWS environment based on your application needs
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
As one of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated controlled-temperature food distribution companies, Burris Logistics offers over 60 million cubic feet of freezer warehousing space in 15 strategic locations along the
East Coast. Burris Logistics IT Team manages two data centers, one primary and another DR site that supports multiple remote locations up and down the East Coast. Download this case study to see how Burris Logistics acheived these benefits:
- Over 80% reduction in backup windows
- 25% CapEx savings and ongoing OpEx savings
- Simplified operations with an easy-to-use and manage UI
Security leaders across all industries face mounting
challenges. Cyberattacks are continually growing in
volume, complexity, and sophistication, and incident
response (IR) teams are pushed to the limit of their time,
skill, and resources. Additionally, the average Security
Operation Center (SOC) uses more than 75 different
security tools – making full visibility nearly impossible
and integrating those tools challenging as well.
The discipline of data quality assurance ensures that data is "fit for purpose" in the context of existing business operations, analytics and emerging digital business scenarios. It covers much more than just technology. It includes program management, roles, organizational structures, use cases and processes (such as those for monitoring, reporting and remediating data quality issues). It is also linked to broader initiatives in the field of enterprise information management (EIM), including information governance and master data management (MDM)
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Read the whitepaper “Rochester Regional Health – Equipping HR to support the evolving
demands of the health care industry” to learn how cloud-based technology helps respond to critical M&A
business needs and drivers, improves operational effectiveness and efficiency, and enhances capabilities
and streamline regulatory compliance.
With today’s customers demanding fast and seamless experiences, it’s critical that merchants’ payment technology evolve just as quickly. Read this guide to discover why payment is strategic to business operations today and how to master payment management to drive business success.