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.
The median fiscal and operational performance of U.S. hospitals over the past year remained relatively flat, despite expectations to the contrary. The data spans a four-year period from 2009Q4 to 2013Q4. Overall, hospitals saw flat or no growth in utilization, but major teaching hospitals saw steady utilization growth.
In the rough-and-tumble world of community and rural hospitals, the phrase “innovate or get left behind” is no longer a scary suggestion thrown out by expensive consultants, but a daily reality for CEOs. Rocked by reform and big changes in areas including financing, care models, and population trends, chief executives are getting used to making bold leadership decisions on a regular basis.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Small businesses are the backbone of every country’s workforce and arguably the hardest working. They create the most jobs and deliver growth – usually without the tools, resources, and support that larger enterprises take for granted – particularly in their use of technology
As you strive to deliver the speed your business demands, this new whitepaper from IDC provides the latest insights about the trends and challenges of delivering IT services in the new hybrid cloud world. You’ll also learn the characteristics at the heart of the new hybrid cloud platforms and find out more about how the right solutions and the right partner enables an extension of the cloud experience across your business in a way that’s open, flexible, and hybrid by design
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"Digital trends have impacted almost every aspect of today’s business world, from operational performance to customer service satisfaction. The payments department – the cash flow and working capital lifeline for an organisation – is no exception. Yet in Singapore and Malaysia, many organisations still have limited automation of the accounts payable (AP) process, or a heavy reliance on manual paper work. This report analyses the current AP landscape in Singapore and Malaysia, through surveys and interviews of 100 organisations in each country, across various industries.
Download this Deloitte study to understand why automation is the top initiative for organisations today.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Banking institutions worldwide are
expanding their digital capabilities to
meet evolving customer expectations
and keep pace with new digital
banking trends. As financial services
firms increasingly embrace a multicloud strategy to achieve greater
agility and cost savings, pervasive
visibility across data centres and
cloud environments is paramount
to meet evolving security and
Businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region manage many disparate security tools, frequently without a centralized information management platform. They also suffer a deluge of threat alerts, although only a small percentage of these require further investigation.
"It’s no secret that the way people work has changed dramatically over the past few years. As highly distributed environments become the norm, security teams are scrambling to protect users, the growing number of device types they carry, and their data.
With more users, devices, and applications connecting to the network, the number of risks and vulnerabilities is also increasing — triggering a total transformation in the security landscape.
In this research readout, we explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.Explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.
Building on the popular Threat of the Month series, Cisco researchers looked at notable 2018 cybersecurity incidents with a fresh perspective: what do they reveal about future adversary tactics? With this lens, they chose threats that best embody what defenders should expect in the year ahead. The report contains in-depth analysis, best practices, and trends to watch.
Connected Intelligence in Insurance
Insurance as we know it is transforming dramatically, thanks to capabilities brought about by new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
Download this IDC Analyst Infobrief to learn about how the new breed of insurers are becoming more personalized, more predictive, and more real-time than ever.
What you will learn:
The insurance industry's global digital trends, supported by data and analysis
What capabilities will make the insurers of the future become disruptors in their industry
Notable leaders based on IDC Financial Insights research and their respective use cases
Essential guidance from IDC
Real estate and facilities executives work across a broad agenda, from supporting business growth to improving building performance. Where should technology fit in and when is the right time to review your options? Independent research firm, Verdantix, explores the multiple trends profoundly changing real estate management and driving the need for a refreshed technology strategy. Download your complimentary report and learn more.
Simply put: Marketing isn’t what it used to be. If you want to compete in this rapid digital world, you need to make your customers happy. Constantly.
We’ll get you started with nine of the most exciting trends developing in the world of marketing in 2019. With this report, you’ll learn:
How the new director of marketing data position and GDPR compliance can build customer trust.
What it means for customer centricity now that MarTech and AdTech are finally coming together with AI and machine learning.
How to adjust your business purpose to create customer loyalty as the attention economy shifts to the emotion economy.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives.
This paper explores:
• Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud
• Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019
• What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
Mobility is undergoing one of the most transformational social, technological and economical shifts of a generation. The winners are likely to be organisations that truly understand the impact and timing of disruption and seize the right emerging opportunities.
Read this insight to understand:
• the three cross-sector megatrends disrupting mobility
• the shape of the emerging mobility ecosystem – and its impact in seven major sectors
• how to make the right decisions now to stake a place in the future ecosystem.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
The Digital Trends 2019 survey closed with more than 12,500 responses worldwide!
The results are in for 2019 and once again, businesses have their sights set on improving customer experience. Data continues to dominate, with an understanding that smarter use will lead to greater rewards. Data ownership and compliance are top-of-mind. And technological advances are an exciting prospect for many. But some need more guidance to understand the benefits for their business. Discover what your top digital priorities for 2019 should be with the 2019 Digital Trends report by Econsultancy in association with Adobe.
Key topics that you’ll read more about in this year’s report:
• Optimising customer experience and delivering personalised experiences in real time.
• Using data better for smarter audience segmentation and targeting.
• Be wary of walled gardens. Control and own the data, and always be compliant.
• Automation is the future. Understand the benefits, learn how to u
In this Q&Asession, data industry veteran Tony Fisher shares his insights on how –and why –connectivity unleashes an enterprise’s greatest asset -its data.Learn:?What macro trends are driving how companies think about data today??Why has data connectivity shifted from being just a tactical tool to becoming a strategic business priority??Where are businesses falling short in their ability to access and connect to their data?
Published By: TalentWise
Published Date: Jan 20, 2014
Start off the New Year by reviewing key HR trends for 2014. Our brief whitepaper offers insights into what's hot for HR this year, including:
- Mobile-friendly solutions
- Talent analytics
- Social tools
Plus, find out what trends (hello, stack-ranking!) are out for 2014. Read our whitepaper and discover what’s trending for HR hiring in 2014.
This White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a leading provider of web-based co-op marketing tools, examines the trends and challenges faced by companies looking to achieve more business growth from their trade marketing efforts.
As the federal workforce nears retirement age, it is crucial for the government to hire members of the millennial generation, particularly in the mission-critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math where there is stiff competition with the private sector.
These results are a must-read for government officials who want to stay up-to-date with developing trends in recruiting.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Employee compensation is the biggest line item for most businesses and spending it well is a priority for leaders in every organization. In PayScale’s “2016 Compensation Best Practices Report,” we heard from more than 7,000 business leaders about their pay practices and what they are adopting to improve business results.
Read our latest eBook, “What top Performing Companies Do Differently” to discover the tactics being utilized by high performing companies and what strategies you can implement in your organization.
Trends we’ll cover:
- Pay transparency
- Variable pay
- The rise of data
Get the eBook
The Future of Customer Experience: Five Essential Trends is part of a series examining life and
business in the 21st Century. SAP Center for Business Insight worked with more than a dozen
industry experts to answer these and other questions, uncovering five trends that will determine
the customer experience over the next decade. This report examines each of these trends and
offers recommendations for how brands should respond now to prepare.
This is an at-a-glance guide to the key innovation trends in fleet management that leverage location data to improve last-mile efficiency and road safety. Presented to you by HERE, one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2019.
The retail sector has been expanding with each passing decade thanks to intelligent marketing, intense research around customer behavior, creative advertising, and the adoption of new technology. Now industry movers and shakers are looking to boost sales with location intelligence.
With location intelligence, retail companies can track and predict consumer trends and shifts in demand. With these insights companies can capitalize on growth opportunities in new product or service areas.
HERE Open Location Platform provides powerful, easy-to-use developer tools, standardized technology and scalable infrastructure to simplify the processing of location-based data. Learn how to gain a competitive edge with HERE Technologies.