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 Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies U.S. hospitals that have achieved the best performance on a balanced scorecard of performance measures. Based on comparisons between study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, winners are achieving better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. If all cardiovascular providers performed at the same level of this year’s winners, almost 8,000 additional lives could be saved; nearly 3,500 heart patients could be complication free; and more than $1.3 billion could be saved.
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.
We know that primary care is challenging today, but these challenges don’t have to derail your practice’s success. This resource from Greenway takes the top three challenges in primary care and explains how specialty-specific tools can help you meet them by achieving better clinical outcomes, improving population health, lowering costs and increasing practice profitability, while still providing compassionate care to patients.
Published By: Caradigm
Published Date: Feb 16, 2015
Many organizations joined the ACO program with the idea of using it as the first step in the transition to new reimbursement models. It’s a critical time for more ACOs to achieve the milestone of shared savings in order to demonstrate the ability to lower costs for an “at-risk” population. As best practices are emerging from early participants in the ACO program, ACOs have the opportunity to evolve their strategies in order to achieve more success.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which is putting strains on their revenue cycle management. Automation can help lower staff costs, enhance clean claims rates, cut denial rates, improve patient collections and reduce bad debt.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which is putting enormous strains on their RCM. This white paper will show how you can lower your staff costs, enhance clean claims rates, cut denial rates, improve patient collections and reduce bad debt.
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.
The overall supply chain is becoming increasingly complex. When running smoothly, this global system lowers costs and improves quality, but as more moving parts are introduced the potential for inefficiency increases.
Greater visibility is key to preventing disruptions and gaps in the supply chain - and location data is the key to enhancing visibility.
By reading this eBook, you will discover:
How location intelligence can help identify areas that are ripe for optimization
How real-time data can provide useful insights on supply chain health and help identify waste in your processes
How HERE helped a car manufacturer identify millions in savings annually by adding location awareness to its supply chain planning
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
To meet future demands, businesses need to take advantage of multicloud technology without replacing your current storage, yet ensure that it is fast, cost-efficient, scalable, and modern.
The right storage solution can help businesses to respond rapidly, expand capacity, and lower costs. This infographic looks at how businesses can modernise their infrastructure by investing in the next generation of IBM Storwize V7000, which is easy to scale, deploys faster and accelerates business execution with end-to-end NVMe.
Each year it seems pharmacy costs are taking a larger bite out of businesses like yours. We’re here to relieve some of the burden and help you reach your business goals by putting the sound advice you need right at your fingertips.
Today's energy, environment, and utility companies face an unfamiliar landscape in which they must integrate alternative energies, expand situational awareness across the system, and deepen their relationships with customers-all while continuing to deliver reliable, safe, and affordable electricity, gas and water to everyone.By combining predictive analytics with IoT, cloud and mobile technologies, utilities companies can Lower costs, improve operational efficiency and increase equipment reliability.
To become more effective, enterprises must fast-track projects to digitally connect their organizations. Building value and providing compelling customer experiences at lower cost requires more than a quick technology fix; it demands a business and technological commitment to a new target operating model (TOM). This operating model should offer a way of running the organization that combines digital technologies and operational capabilities to achieve improvements in revenue, customer experience and cost. Enabling digital capabilities via the TOM is an ongoing process that requires DevOps skills and agile development techniques. This is easier to achieve with partners that have the requisite capabilities to help with the creation of new digital assets
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
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: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Disaster recovery and long-term retention of data can be very challenging for organizations of any size, especially small to mid-sized companies. Cloud can provide efficiencies such as scale, agility, and initial lower storage costs, but organizations face significant challenges when expanding their data protection environments to the cloud. Dell EMC recognizes the use of cloud as a backup destination that is only going to increase in the future and as such they have architected modern IT solutions for small and mid-sized organizations that require powerful, easy to manage and to deploy data protection solutions with the introduction of the Dell EMC DP4400. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®
This eBook outlines how organizations can leverage showback and chargeback to impact IT costs—to improve awareness and accountability, and to shape demand and consumption.
Follow the guiding principles outlined in this eBook so you can:
- Eliminate labor-intensive manual billing
- Get rid of high-level, indefensible IT allocations
- Put an end to the notion that IT is free
- Reduce frustration by business leaders about their IT costs
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Aug 09, 2019
IT organizations everywhere are undergoing significant transformation to keep pace with the needs of their businesses. They’re tasked with
consolidating data centers and migrating both workloads and data to the cloud. The transition has been easier for some than others.
As hybrid architectures increasingly become the norm, how are enterprises gaining complete visibility, simplifying management, and making use
of all of their data—both on-premises and in the cloud?
Five enterprises explain how they’ve replaced multiple products that created legacy data silos with Cohesity – a single, hyperconverged softwaredefined
platform with native Microsoft Azure integration for simplified secondary data and applications. For them, Cohesity and Azure together
boost IT agility while lowering costs, solving critical secondary data challenges from long-term retention, storage tiering, test/dev, disaster
recovery and cloud-native backup in a proven hybrid cloud architecture.
Under risk adjustment, health plans with a lower average risk score make payments into the system or miss out on revenue opportunities, while plans with relatively high average risk scores receive payments. So it’s critical for a plan to get this analysis right – or forfeit revenue it deserves.
With advanced analytics and machine learning, health care organizations can be more timely and confident in their risk adjustment programs, more effectively managing the cost of care and building a stable annual financial portfolio.
Published By: StrongMail
Published Date: Jun 08, 2008
The growing trend towards insourcing marketing and transactional email is being driven by businesses that are looking for ways to improve their email programs, increase data security and lower costs. When evaluating whether it makes more sense to leverage an on-premise or outsourced solution, it's important to understand how the traditional arguments have changed.
Technology should empower payroll to become a more strategic asset, not act as a barrier. By adopting the following payroll best practices, your organization can become more efficient and cut costs without adding complexity, and leverage the full potential of payroll by shifting the burden from administrative tasks to strategic goals.
The U.S. spends more on health care than any country in the world – to the tune of $7,290 per capita per year. Yet this massive spend does not equate to high quality care for Americans. As a result, $300 billion is wasted every year.
If you’re a self-insured employer focused on driving down health care costs and better meeting the health care needs of your employees, this paper provides valuable and actionable insights to help you achieve this goal.
This white paper reveals:
• How low-quality care affects both the cost of care as well as patient outcomes
• Five best practices in helping employees identify high-value providers
All those employees who access email, financial systems, human resources, and other core corporate applications; Replay for Exchange continuously protects and monitors the health of your Exchange data stores and allows administrators to quickly search, recover, and analyze mailbox content. With Replay for Exchange you can restore individual email messages, folders, or mailboxes to a live Exchange server or directly to a PST, thereby solving some of your most costly and time consuming challenges. Take advantage of these Free Trial Offer!!