Published By: TigerText
Published Date: Sep 14, 2015
Hospital noise, like overhead pages, is one of the chief annoyances among patients. It can affect sleep, speedy recoveries and overall patient satisfaction. But, you can go above and beyond the national standard for patient care and boost your HCAHPS with a quick and easy way to communicate.
In response to concerns raised by healthcare leaders that the absence of adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) and race characteristics in patient populations impedes the fair comparison of hospitals on risk-standardized 30-day unplanned readmission rates, Truven Health AnalyticsTM evaluated the extent to which risk-adjusted readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia are affected by adjustments for community-level SES factors through its Community Need Index (CNI) and patient race. The study shows there is, indeed, a statistically significant effect. For more, visit truvenhealth.com/wp/readmissionpenalties.
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 Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies hospitals that achieve the best performance on a scorecard of performance measures. This year, based on comparisons between the winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, the study found that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners, approximately 9,500 additional patients could survive, more than $1 billion could be saved, and almost 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free. This is based on an analysis of Medicare patients; if the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.
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
Healthcare billing and claims handling has become increasingly complex. With the transition to Version 5010 of the HIPAA electronic transaction standards, the expansion of billing codes under ICD-10, and the ever-changing requirements of insurance companies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it can be nearly impossible for providers to keep up.
The more holistic view of risk a property underwriter can get, the better decisions they are likely to make. In order to build up a detailed picture of risk at an individual location, underwriters or agents at coverholders have, until now, had to request exposure analytics on single risks from their portfolio managers and brokers. Also, they had to gather supplementary risk data from a range of external resources, whether it is from Catastrophe Risk Evaluation and Standardizing Target Accumulations (CRESTA) zones to look-ups on Google Maps.
Rehab programs will experience a major infux of medically complex patients, including those with neurological conditions, in the coming decades. The drastic increase is being spurred by an aging population. For instance, stroke prevalence is expected to rise by 21% by 2030, and more than 1.2 million citizens are projected to have Parkinson’s disease.
This leaves rehab leaders with one signifcant question: What can be done to prepare for the increase of medically complex patients? By evolving to meet the needs of this changing population, rehab programs can successfully meet the challenge, providing patients with the highest level of care while achieving greater performance standards.
In this whitepaper, we’ll examine the three areas that drive the greatest impact on treating medically complex patients: • Clinical staff • Tech innovation • Patient and family member experience
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
Die INFINIDAT® Enterprise-Storage-Lösungen basieren auf der einzigartigen und patentierten INFINIDAT Speicherarchitektur - Ein vollständig abstrahierter Satz von Software-De?ned Storage (SDS)-Funktionen wird mit der besten Standard-Hardware integriert. Mit dem Versand der Software liefert INFINIDAT eine ausgiebig getestete Hardware-Referenzplattform mit. Damit stellt INFINIDAT die ersten echten SDS-Lösungen der Enterprise-Klasse bereit.
The Constellation AstroChartTM supplies a visual guide of the trends impacting Data to Decisions. After
assessing boardroom priorities, organizations should employ AstroCharts to inform
This report contains two AstroCharts: one identifying Business Trends and one identifying Technology
Trends. The AstroCharts’ vertical axes plot “Organizational Adoption” rates from Mainstream to
Early Adopter to Bleeding Edge. Horizontal axes plot “Business Impact,” the impact of the trend on an
organization’s business model, from Incremental to Transformational to Exponential. The Constellation
AstroChart moves beyond both the hype and constraints of the standard 2 x 2 grid to identify the
dynamics impacting the entire market.
This report applies Constellation’s AstroChart to the Constellation’s business theme of Data to
Decisions. This research domain examines the enablement of data-driven decisions across organizations.
Holistic, data-informed decisions require a multidisciplin
Ready to communicate IT cost and value in terms your business unit partners understand?
The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business.
Use this poster as a resource to:
• Establish better alignment between IT, Finance, and other business units by using common language around IT costs
• Confidently manage the business of IT with the backing of peer-derived best practices
• Understand 10 essential metrics you should track to communicate the business value of IT
Get the poster that maps AWS, Azure, and GCP services to a standard IT taxonomy. The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business.
Download the Cloud Cost Management Poster for best practices to:
- Map AWS and Azure billing to a standard taxonomy
- Better understand cloud costs and usage to avoid surprises and drive accountability
- Optimize resources by taking action on underutilized and idle instances
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
Thousands of federal employees are issued mobile devices every year to carry out their agency’s mission. The government has strict security standards for such devices, but a new poll by Government Business Council (GBC) suggests that employee perceptions may be at odds with organizational priorities regarding security of these mobile devices.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
Compliance Training Tip:
Why Should I Implement a Hearing Conservation Program
in my Workplace?
Excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk.
Ongoing exposure to excessive noise in the workplace can lead to permanent hearing loss. It can also increase stress, reduce efficiency, interfere with concentration and cause fatigue. Excessive noise can even cause industrial accidents if employees can’t hear co-workers give them warnings or directions.
Hearing loss due to excessive noise is often so gradual that employees may not realize they have a problem until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are simple steps you take to protect your employees’ hearing… Download our free paper today to learn what those steps are.
You’ll also learn:
• What you can do to prevent hearing loss in the workplace
• The OSHA Standards for hearing conservation
• How Hearing Conservation can affect the bottom line
• And more
Years ago, there were proprietary networking solutions like IBM Token Ring. Every new PO had to go to the same vendor if customers wanted to ensure connectivity.
Then came Ethernet which promised to be an open interoperable standard. However, vendors recreated lock-in by implementing proprietary VLAN extensions such as private VLANs.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jun 26, 2014
Employees don’t leave companies. They leave bad managers. Bad managers are the number one reason employees quit. We’ve all experienced them at some point. They are the leading cause of employee disengagement. Today, 70 percent of North American employees feel indifferent or disengaged at work, costing the U.S. economy nearly $500 billion every year in lost productivity, substandard performance, and employee turnover.
Since Adobe debuted the PDF file format in the early 1990s, it has become the defacto standard for electronic documents in many markets. While engineers, publishers, and printers push the format to its technical limits with rich media and 3-D content, the general office worker comprises the PDF-using majority.
Michigan State's online certificate programs provide business professionals and organizations concise, yet powerful professional development series - available wherever, whenever you have access to a computer and Internet connection.
The Supply Chain Management or Strategic Leadership and Management programs offer an unparalleled combination of academic excellence, expert knowledge, content quality and advanced technology.
Michigan State is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Broad School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Sep 10, 2010
UNSPSC enables preference item management, better spend analysis, supply standardization and information control.
Whether you are deliberating on the need for a common product and classification standard for your company, or are an advanced UNSPSC adopter, we hope that "Adopting UNSPSC" will answer some of your questions and perhaps help you in some way to improve your purchasing and supply management processes.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public
areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.
The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.
Published By: Camfil APC
Published Date: Dec 17, 2015
Wet scrubbers and dry media dust collectors are two very different technologies used to capture dusts generated during production processes. Both types have inherent advantages and disadvantages. Which is best for your application? The choice is not always clear-cut, but this white paper will help with the decision process by providing a comparison between wet and dry dust collectors. It will outline general parameters for equipment selection with respect to dust properties including combustibility, explosibility, particle size, moisture and adhesiveness.
It will also discuss how to apply NFPA 484: Standard for Combustible Metals, the standard that best addresses wet collection. Though NFPA 484 is specific to metals, some of its content can and should apply to nonmetal combustible dusts, as this paper will explain.
Published By: Grainger
Published Date: Nov 04, 2013
On December 1, 2013, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will start phasing in a mandatory transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling potentially hazardous chemicals. The goal is to have one set of hazardous material classification standards used around the world to protect human health and promote environmental awareness.
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!