The annual Truven Health 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. Study projections indicate that if the new national benchmarks of high performance were achieved by all hospitals in the United States, nearly 126,500 additional lives could be saved, almost 109,000 additional patients could be complication-free, and $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
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.
The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study annually identifies those health system leadership teams that have most effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care.
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.
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.
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: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
The modern-day customer expects their needs to be met immediately, no matter the channel. Drive meaningful customer relationships, increase revenue streams and improve operational performance, with omnichannel support.
Operational resilience is high on the regulatory agenda in the UK. A joint discussion paper in 2018 took a broader view of operational resilience to cover all risks to the provision of critical business services with a greater emphasis on recovery and response when incidents occur. Regulators now place the same importance on operational resilience as on financial resilience. This represents a fundamental shift that companies are at different stages of addressing. Based on discussions with clients and regulators here are ten conversations to help guide you through this new landscape.
The client, under a managed services contract for infrastructure services, was dissatisfied with the existing service provider due to stagnant quality of support, lack of innovation and inferior/ deteriorating end user. They wanted reduced downtime and optimal operational metric, and enhanced end-user experience. LTI helped in executing a series of interventions as part of the “Amplified Outcomes” support model.
a. 30% reduction in TCO
b. 65% reduction in alerts
c. 70% reduction in P1 tickets
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
The IT pendulum is swinging to distributed computing environments, network perimeters are dissolving, and
compute is being distributed across various parts of organizations’ infrastructure—including, at times, their extended
ecosystem. As a result, organizations need to ensure the appropriate levels of visibility and security at these remote
locations, without dramatically increasing staff or tools. They need to invest in solutions that can scale to provide
increased coverage and visibility, but that also ensure efficient use of resources. By implementing a common
distributed data services layer as part of a comprehensive security operations and analytics platform architecture
(SOAPA) and network operations architecture, organizations can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and improve operational
After evaluating all the options on the market, one company chose Automation Anywhere RPA to start its digital transformation journey and automate its invoice processing, help desk, and internal financial reporting processes. The company achieved its initial goals—and more. It got the first initiative—automating accounts payable—up and running in less than 6 months, and increased the efficiency of the operation by 300%.
Getting complex decisions right across complicated operational networks is the key to optimum performance. Find out how one of the UK’s biggest bus operators is using data and analytics to make better decisions and optimise the use of resources across their network.
Read this story to discover:
• how data and analytics can transform operational performance
• the benefits of using decision-support tools in the middle office
• key lessons for getting your plans for digital transformation right.
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
Continuous data availability is a key business continuity requirement for storage systems. It ensures protection against downtime in case of serious incidents or disasters and enables recovery to an operational state within a reasonably short period. To ensure continuous availability, storage solutions need to meet resiliency, recovery, and contingency requirements outlined by the organization.
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
IT Transformation is a concept that is not synonymous with digital transformation, but the two concepts are fundamentally linked. A business that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed legacy technologies. Updating IT often yields a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness ? tasks become automated, processes streamlined, and resources freed up. These IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation enabling businesses to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors in today’s digital economy. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®.
Today, despite massive investments in data, IT infrastructure,
and analytics software, the adoption of analytics continues to lag
behind. In fact, according to Gartner, most organizations fail to hit
the 30% mark. That means that more than 70% of people at most
organizations are going without access to the critical information
they need to perform to the best of their abilities.
What’s stopping organizations from breaking through the 30%
barrier and driving the pervasive adoption of intelligence? Simple.
The majority of existing tools only cater to users who are naturally
analytically inclined—the analysts, data scientists, and architects
of the world. The other 70%—the people making the operational
decisions daily within a business—simply lack the time, skill, or
desire to seek out data and intelligence on their own.
HyperIntelligence helps organizations operationalize their
existing investments and arm everyone across the organization
with intelligence. Whether
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
In this e-book, you’ll discover
1. How next-generation cloud technologies such
as customer journey mapping platforms and
advanced analytics are poised to transform the
2. The top operational and technical challenges
that next-generation cloud technologies tackle.
3. Examples of how companies can tap into
next-gen cloud technologies to elevate the