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 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.
Published By: SendBird
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
Media brands are beginning to see that while their content generates excitement, all of their
audience engagement takes place on external platforms. As a result, companies such as Facebook
and Twitter control the audience’s experience — and reap the many benefits of hosting conversations
and interactions surrounding content they did not create.
For customers, this fragmented landscape creates a disjointed user experience because they’re
forced to constantly switch between applications and risk missing the action in the process. They
use one app to consume content, another app to discuss with friends, and yet another app to chat
with the broader community.
Published By: Corrigo
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
PropTech is disrupting the facilities management and real estate industries – from big data and
IoT to artificial intelligence and augmented reality. The latest advances in PropTech are
accelerating change in facilities management like never before, driving bottom line value and
helping future-proof FM operations. The promise of PropTech is why our Corrigo team is investing
so heavily in frictionless, self-learning platforms to help our clients use technology to truly
transform their businesses.
But as we amplify FM ops with new technology, we are just as passionate about helping our clients
optimize their current processes. Why? Because making even small changes today can mean huge
savings for their bottom line. In fact, 80% of organizations are leaking more FM value right now
than they could immediately gain with new, emerging tech strategies.
That’s no small leak – it’s a staggering loss for organizations of all sizes. After analyzing 700
million facilities management transactions a
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 23, 2019
"ITAM teams are uniquely placed to provide a holistic view of
the IT landscape through their people, processes, and tools. This holistic view improves strategic decision-making, helps break down silos, and identifies opportunities for innovationand service improvement. This whitepaper provides a roadmap to enable ITAM teams to gain seniority and contribute enhanced business value through effective stakeholder engagement."
Intel® Select Solutions for BigDL on Apache Spark* accelerates and simplifies deep learning development and deployment on an optimized, verified infrastructure based on Apache Spark*. Intel® Select Solutions for BigDL on Apache Spark* combine Intel® Xeon® Gold processors, Intel® SSDs, and Intel® Ethernet Network Adapters to empower enterprises to quickly harness a reliable, comprehensive solution that delivers excellent total cost of ownership (TCO) and accelerated time to market.
The combination of the SAP HANA platform and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory means that enterprises now have new ways to approach data tiering and management. Downtime can be significantly reduced because SAP HANA doesn’t have to reload data back into main memory after a server reboot, and more data can remain in the “hot” tier of main memory, which increases the amount of data that can be analyzed at a time. See this new infographic for a quick summary.
Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory also benefits SAP HANA by providing a higher memory density than DRAM, in addition to being byte-addressable. Up to three terabytes of Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory is available per CPU socket on systems configured with future Intel® Xeon® Gold processors and future Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, which means that an eight-socket server can contain up to 24 terabytes of Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory.
You can migrate live VMs between Intel processor-based servers but migration in a mixed CPU environment requires downtime and administrative hassle
A study commissioned by Intel Corp.
One of the greatest advantages of adopting a adopting a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment is being able to easily migrate the virtual machines that run your critical business applications—within the data center, across data centers, and between clouds. Routine hardware maintenance, data center expansion, server hardware upgrades, VM consolidation, and other events all require your IT staff to migrate VMs. For years, one powerful tool in your arsenal has been VMware vSphere® vMotion®, which can live migrate VMs from one host to another with zero
downtime, provided the servers share the same underlying architecture. The EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) feature of vMotion makes it possible to live migrate virtual machines even between different generations of CPUs within a given architecture.
Published By: Workable
Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
In every organization, the recruiting process generates data: how long it took to fill one role, how many candidates progressed to the final hiring stage or how many comments hiring teams exchanged until they made a hire. Through tracking metrics, you can get tangible evidence of how successful your recruiting process is, rather than relying on intuition.
In this guide, we put together everything you need to know to start making the most out of your recruiting data. You’ll find:
A list of common recruiting metrics to track.
A detailed look into five of the most important KPIs.
How to collect data and track metrics consistently over time.
Published By: SheerID
Published Date: Oct 18, 2019
Standing out in a competitive market is no easy feat. How do you make a splash? It goes beyond innovative technology or relatable brand identity. You need a customer acquisition strategy that will connect your company with the ideal audience.
Creating a personalized offer for specific consumer tribes—such as the military, students, or teachers—is a great start. But a manual verification process is frustrating for buyers and time-consuming for support teams.
Learn how Purple used gated, personalized offers backed by instant verification, which led to:
? A 6x conversion rate
? Saving their support team 49 hours per month of phone calls
? 25:1 ROAS (Return on Ad Spend)
Automation in ERP, CMS and vendor management. Streamlined inventory and logistics management. Reduction in manual errors and an increase in quality and efficiency. All this and a lot more can happen to heal inefficiency and unproductivity at your Life Sciences enterprise. All it takes is a healthy dose of RPA. A must-read.
Imprecision, inefficiency, delays in processing and an unengaged workforce can be a big problem even for a Fortune 500 Life Sciences enterprise. Here’s how our RPA-led digital transformation refreshed and rejuvenated the processes of this organisation.
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A supplier partnership model delivers greater levels of innovation than traditional transaction methods. Here’s how to get started.
Read this insight to discover:
• key steps for building strong supplier relationships
• potential risk areas that must be managed
• why behaviour change is as important as processes and tools
• why aligning your own organisation is essential.
Whether you want to optimise existing processes or transform entire operations, find practical advice on building digital solutions into your supply chain.
Read this guide to find out
• why defining your performance ambition must be the first step
• how to draw up a digital roadmap
• how deploying digital solutions will impact your workforce
• what partners you will need to realise your vision
• practical examples from real companies.