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.
This report outlines the top challenges providers are facing in the transition to value-based care. The results this year reinforce both the magnitude of the task and leaders’ reluctance to make a full commitment while details of emerging but still largely unknown payment models are unresolved.
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).
Partners HealthCare has implemented a program that helps surgeons and other clinicians easily apply best practice guidelines to a patient’s unique status. In this case study executives share the secret to boosting rates of appropriate use of high-cost procedures, and eliminating medical necessity reviews.
While we must continue to emphasize to all members of the care team that they are the front line to preventing errors, taking a systems or holistic approach will greatly assist in making adverse events rarer. Aiding in the implementation of the latter are many companies that provide incident reporting, analysis, and review systems.
In many aspects of healthcare, we see indications of change, with movement toward new payment models and investments in infrastructure to support the delivery of value-based care. Cost control remains a top financial lever, but the discipline is becoming more complex. From a brute-force perspective, controlling cost has a direct effect on operating margin, which provides the classic move of cost control through cost cutting. Now, though, organizations need new command over cost factors themselves.
The shift to healthcare’s value-based model is being accelerated by measurable goals and an aggressive timeline. With improved patient experience as the objective, addressing root causes that impact patient satisfaction scores is crucial to success.
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.
Savvy healthcare organizations are embracing strategies to simultaneously improve the bottom line and care quality. Sometimes responsible for two separate aspects of the health system, now CFO and CNO collaboration is vital to a hospital’s success.
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.
Improving Patient Care and the Bottom Line is a whitepaper from Capella University. Discover key research findings on how BSN degrees impact patient care. In reading this whitepaper you will uncover the benefits of a more educated nursing staff–including lowering the cost of care by over $5M annually, reducing annual readmissions by 248 days, improving patient mortality rates, and lowering their length of stay. Learn how BSN-qualified nurses can improve care for your patients–and allow you to meet your organizational goals.
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.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: May 27, 2015
The shift to value-based care creates a sharp increase in healthcare organizations and networks’ need for data collection, aggregation and analysis. This white paper outlines the challenges involved with performing population-level analyses, developing cost accounting and profitability analyses across care settings, evaluating care episodes and integrating quality data. It explores the limitations of targeted software solutions to provide cross-enterprise insights. Finally, it provides advice for healthcare executives regarding how to approach gathering quality and cost-related data and how to leverage technology and analytical expertise to drive risk-based contract success.
Cities are changing at a pace never before possible, bringing
smart features online daily. But smart features don’t equal
smart cities. That’s why aspiring smart cities are shifting from
siloes of smart features to a more holistic approach that
connects and makes sense of all people and things. This
shift demands technology solutions that are edge-centric,
cloud-enabled and data-driven, able to deliver citizen-centric
outcomes now and into the future.
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and the need to rework faulty products.
Watch this webinar to learn how TIBCO’s Smart Manufacturing solutions can help you overcome these challenges. You will also see a demonstration of TIBCO technology in action around improving yield and optimizing processes while also saving costs.
What You Will Learn:
Applying advanced analytics & machine learning / AI techniques to optimize complex manufacturing processes
How multi-variate statistical process control can help to detect deviations from a baseline
How to monitor in real time the OEE and produce a 360 view of your factory
The webinar also highlights customer case studies from our clients who have already successfully implemented process optimization models.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Like businesses of all sizes, midmarket firms are focused on reducing operational costs and improving profitability. Midmarket firms, though, have a set of unique challenges and opportunities that will shape their ability to manage expense and boost the bottom line. This Proaction Series report, commissioned by Dell, will highlight technologies to deliver the clearest cost and profitability benefits to midmarket businesses.
Access this report from Dell and Intel® for more information
Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Feb 27, 2019
"Unlike other business disciplines (CRM, ERP, HR), cybersecurity lacks clear business metrics that help frame decision-making in language the C-suite and board easily understand. To evaluate which metrics matter most, Tenable commissioned Ponemon Institute to study the effects of cyber risk on business operations. The study, which surveyed 2,410 IT and infosec decision-makers in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Mexico and Japan.
Download the report now to:
-See why organizations are vulnerable to multiple cyber attacks. Compare your own practices for measuring the business costs of cyber risk against those of peers in six countries.
-Explore the seven key reasons why organizations struggle to evaluate the business impact of cyber events.
-Get five tips, based on the research, that you can use today to start improving your ability to mitigate cyber risks in your own organization."
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Red Hat is a trusted partner to enterprise customers; cloud, software, and hardware suppliers; and the global open source community. A Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® subscription provides customers with direct access to innovation and advocacy—within the open source community and within a certified and trusted network of partners.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides you with an innovative platform that serves as the foundation for your business. It is hardened, certified, and supported by the Red Hat Product Security team, support teams, and certified engineers.
Red Hat supports your timelines and advocates for your requirements so you can focus on the work of your business rather than being your own operating system vendor. We use our leadership in the open source community to do the work that brings you the best of open source.
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Intapp Time provides superior business intelligence thatchangesyour firm’sfundamental relationship with time.Thisunified suite of applications gives timekeepers access to time data and capture wherever they are: in the office, on a mobile device, online and offline.It is user-centric, offering a completely automated option while fullysupporting hands-on tracking—contemporaneous or reconstructionist.Intapp Time helps your business mine time data to reveal new sources of revenue, inform staff decisions, increase project efficiency, and reduce time leakage.
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve ever ordered your morning coffee and felt uninspired by the request to participate in an online survey or leave a social review regarding your experience, you probably didn’t have a particularly noteworthy experience. If you’re willing to take time out of your day to leave online feedback, it’s usually because you want to warn people about a bad encounter, or to help them make a better buying decision.
Think the online review phenomena might sometimes have ulterior motives? Read on to see what we uncovered.
Whether you’re a newly appointed demand gen specialist or a well-versed, highly-skilled demand gen ninja, this session is for you to learn about the Demand Gen imperatives for 2019 from the renowned, demand gen master himself, Andrew Gaffney. In this session, you’ll learn about the latest best practices for breaking down the top channels to optimize your demand gen efforts. We’ll discuss everything from how to breathe new life to your lead-gen webinars to creating killer content that drives pipeline. As a bonus, Andrew will share the latest, fresh-off-the-press findings from the 2019 Demand Gen Benchmark Study.