Published By: MedAssets
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
The shift to value-based care is one of the most significant financial, cultural and technological challenges ever faced by the U.S. healthcare system—and it will affect every stakeholder in the system. Healthcare providers can no longer focus solely on process-oriented measures and instead need metrics that gauge progress to deliver high-value care. This healthcare executive report provides three steps hospital executives can take now as they transition from volume to value and break down silos to create the infrastructure, processes and workflows required to succeed.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) are a set of metrics that provide information on the potential for inpatient hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures, and childbirth. PSIs can be used to help hospitals identify potential adverse events that might need further evaluation, provide the opportunity to assess the incidence of adverse events and complications, and understand patient safety events on a broader level.
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.
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos.
What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
Download the free report to get statistics and analysis from the survey questions below and much more
- Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
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.
For a non-profit enterprise seeking to design effective investment portfolios for its asset pools, understanding the role of each of those asset pools is a crucial first step.
The organization's goals and exposures can impact all parts of its portfolio construction process, from initial broad decisions on risk tolerance to more targeted decisions on asset-class exposures and investment vehicle preferences.
Published By: Zix corp
Published Date: May 11, 2016
Email is the most used communication tool in business. It's so easy to click that seemingly innocent 'Send' button that you may not realize the risk. Find out your next steps to an implementing an effective secure email strategy.
Provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. Especially in the face of the transition to ICD-10, results include optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
There is a growing need for granular de-identified health information, but many organizations are unsure of where to begin. This Privacy Analytics white paper is designed to guide you through the process of risk-based de-identification.
In today’s interconnected world you need to future-proof the integrity and reputation of your business. Your company’s network remains the Achilles heel of the whole enterprise because once compromised, your company’s reputation is compromised as well. Banks, credit card brands, payment processors, and e-commerce companies regularly launch new products and services that have new, unforeseen fraud risk factors.
HERE can provide an additional layer of security and safeguard your company's reputation.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2018, HERE shares insights and solutions to preventing mobile payment fraud, credit card fraud and identity fraud.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
AI applications and especially deep learning systems are extremely demanding and require powerful parallel processing capabilities. IDC research shows that, in terms of core capacity, a large gap between actual and required CPU capability will develop in the next several years.
IDC is seeing the worldwide market for accelerated servers grow to $25.6 billion in 2022, with a 31.6% CAGR. Indeed, this market is growing so fast that IDC is forecasting that by 2021,12% of worldwide server value will be from accelerated compute.
Download this IDC report to find out why organizations like yours will need to make decisions about replacing existing general-purpose hardware or supplementing it with hardware dedicated to AI-specific processing tasks.
Published By: Conduent
Published Date: Jul 23, 2019
In this eBook, we’ve distilled the key information into a “decision guide” to help you head in the right direction with your technology planning. The guide walks you through the five main options for your technology and overviews the benefits and challenges related to each — so you can weigh the pros and cons and make the best technology choices for your organization. Complete the form at right to get your copy today.
Advanced key and certificate management enables the use of digital credentials even in the most demanding of security environments. Such solutions enable users, regardless of whether they are internal or external to their network, to benefit from both basic and enhanced capabilities in a consistent and secure manner.
This document was created to assist organizations in the selection of the best PKI solution to meet their business and security needs. It outlines key questions to be considered during the selection process to ensure the aforementioned requirements are addressed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. It is meant as a starting place to assist you in your review process.
In this in depth report, readers will learn about the factors driving companies toward a human resources outsourcing model, along with the risks and advantages of outsourcing human resources functions and processes, and the approaches available.
As the number and severity of cyberattacks continue to grow with no end in sight, cybersecurity teams are implementing new tools and processes to combat these emerging threats. However, the oneoverriding requirement for meeting this challenge is improved speed. Whether it’s speed of detection, speed of remediation or other processes that now need to be completed faster, the ability to do things quickly is key to effective cybersecurity.
The reason why speed is essential is simple: As the dwell time for malware
increases, the lateral spread of an attack broadens, the number of potentially breached files expands, and the difficulty in remediating the threat increases. And the stealthy nature of many of the newer threats makes finding them faster?before they become harder to detect?a critical focus in reducing the impact of an intrusion. These requirements make it essential that security operations centers (SOCs) can complete their activities
far more quickly, both now and moving forwa
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is the first line of defense against cyber attacks. They are charged with defending the business against the many new and more virulent attacks that occur all day, every day. And the pressure on the SOC is increasing.
Their work is more important, as the cost of data breaches are now substantial. The Ponemon Institute’s “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study” says the average cost of an incursion is $3.62 million. The study also says larger breaches are occurring, with the average breach impacting more than 24,000 records. And with new regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) putting stiff financial penalties on breaches of personal data, the cost of a breach can have material impact on the financial
results of the firm. This trend toward increasingly onerous statutory demands will continue, as the U.S. is now considering the Data Privacy Act, which will bring more scrutiny and accompanying penalties for breaches involving
Cybercrime has rapidly evolved, and not for the better. What began in the 1990s as innocent pranks designed to uncover holes in Windows servers and other platforms soon led to hacker Kevin Mitnick causing millions of dollars in malicious damages, landing him in prison for half a decade and raising the awareness of cybersecurity enough to jump-start a multimillion-dollar antivirus industry. Then came the script kiddies, unskilled hackers who used malicious code written by others to wreak havoc, often just for bragging rights. If only that were still the case.
Artifi cial intelligence is becoming a key component of business transformation. Virtually any business leader seeking to unlock value and develop new capabilities using technology is at some stage of the AI journey. For example, those at the leading edge have incorporated machine learning insights into business processes and are building functionality such as natural language processing and preventative maintenance diagnostics into their products. Others are experimenting with pilot projects or developing plans to get started.
The University of Melbourne deployed Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to reduce manual work and automate a range of administrative processes across student admissions, faculty administration, and supplier tracking.
The deployed software bots now automate the entry of all data and attachments for new admission applications, and the university has slowly expanded its automation capabilities for staff across other faculties.
This has allowed the University of Melbourne to increase the efficiency of critical business processes, boost staff engagement, and improve customer experience for its teachers and student body.
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
Global corporate enterprise AI practitioners are clearly still dealing with infrastructure issues related to talent and technology. End-to-end processes remain stubbornly carbon-based. Rule-based automation is truly not yet globally scaled across the majority of organizations.
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And yet, the AI & Intelligent Automation Network members went from 21%, having deployed Intelligent Enterprise solutions to over 44% in just one year’s time.
Over 4/5 expect to deploy AI in under two years
The stated goal for deployment is just under 83% by the end of 2020. Considering the fact that they’ve essentially got two years, and those ranks have doubled in one year – doubling again in two years is achievable. Incidentally, that same number was only 67% a year ago.
50% expect to be established, globally scaling or refining AI in under two years
Global corporate enterprise is in fact slowly but surely transforming into the intelligent enterprise of tomorrow. Having said that, it will be