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.
To successfully navigate workforce transformation, you need to consider both IT and end-user needs. Upgrading your hardware, and “right-sizing” it to fit your workforce only solves half the issue. On this video meetup we discuss the logistics, both operational and security that you’ll need to consider when managing your organization’s PC lifecycle, as well as how Dell can help get you there. This panel includes, Ian Haynes, Product Marketing Manager for Dell EMC and Jason Christensen, Dell EMC Product Development Manager.
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Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Regulatory compliance is more than a series of rules to adhere to, and getting it right could save you time and money.
Historically, compliance has been regarded as a checklist of fixed requirements. But this reactive outlook risks being too short-sighted. It can lead to higher compliance costs, audit deficiencies, greater business downtime and an increased risk of data loss. Furthermore, it can lead to missed opportunities to achieve greater levels of operational effectiveness for your business.
The only way to achieve a greater level of operational efficiency is to adopt a proactive strategy and stay ahead of the compliance curve.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
In this eBook, we’ll take a look at why DataStax and Azure combine to make the ideal hybrid operational cloud database for the modern application needs of many of our large enterprise customers. The eBook explains how digital disruptors like Microsoft, Komatsu, and IHS Markit are leveraging the DSE+Azure hybrid cloud database to build game-changing applications built for the Right-Now Economy.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.
Public clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of a hybrid cloud model.
With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, when and where to run workloads to assure performance while maximizing efficiency?
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the players in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud, the challenges surrounding effective implementation, and how to iden
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Many government organizations run their core business and operational applications on
systems a generation (or two) behind current technologies. This whitepaper from the Governing Institute
explains how forward-thinking government agencies are leveraging the cloud to reduce costs and
implement a modern, secure platform for delivering IT services.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Say goodbye to crippling up-front costs and maintenance demands when you
move your government agency’s finance and HR applications to the cloud. This webinar
provides practical advice and strategies on how to move administrative processes to the cloud
to improve operational efficiency and future-proof your agency.
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
IBM Planning Analytics Local is the on-premises version of the planning solution built on the powerful, in-memory OLAP engine of IBM TM1. It automates your planning, budgeting and forecasting, and helps you link operational tactics with financial plans.
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about the latest innovations in IBM Planning Analytics Local, including:
Workspace: The interactive interface that enables you to quickly drill through to supporting detail to understand the underlying assumptions in your plans. It lets you create custom dashboards and colorful, compelling visualizations with ease.
IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel: The next-generation Microsoft Excel add-in that lets you retain Excel functionality and formatting when moving data between IBM TM1 and Excel.
Hierarchies: The new capability that enables you to model and drill into attributes as if they were a dimension -- without having to create a new dimension or add elements (members) to the hierarchy, for unprecedented insight into your IBM TM1 data.
IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1, is the fast, flexible, planning solution that helps you align financial plans with corporate objectives linked to operational tactics and market events. In this quick, 10- minute guided demo, you’ll get hands-on experience with IBM Planning Analytics by building a revenue plan.
You’ll play the role of a financial planner and learn how to:
• Create a revenue plan in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace
• Adjust the plan by increasing sales by 20% through an online channel
• Review the impact of your changes on net profit
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Once you've designed and secured your Global Transit Network, are you done? Are you ready to hand day-to-day responsibility over to an operations team? Or, are there other elements you need to ensure that the day-to-day operation of your transit hub is efficient and effective?
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, demonstrate the best practices they've gleaned from working with operations teams, all who require:
• Visibility: Do you have a way to centrally view your network, see performance bottlenecks, control security policies, and set other configuration details?
• Deep Analytics: Can you easily gather performance and audit data and export it to Splunk, DataDog, or other advanced reporting tools?
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Do you have a real-time view of network health, and how easily can you access the data needed to locate and fix issues?
• Alert Management: When issues do occur, what r
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Businesses are currently experiencing a generational shift in competitive and operational environments due to a convergence of technological, social, and economic forces. A single characteristic is emerging as the key factor that determines a company’s success: speed.
API-led connectivity is the integration approach that will provide the speed organizations are looking for. It provides an approach for connecting and exposing assets. With this approach, companies can deliver today’s projects faster than ever before while also building an infrastructure to increase productivity on future projects and an enterprise ready for change.
In this paper, you'll learn:
-How to adopt an API-led connectivity approach that packages underlying connectivity and orchestration services as easily discoverable and reusable building blocks, exposed by APIs.
-How to structure these building blocks across distinct systems, process and experience layers, to achieve both greater organizational agility and
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Omnichannel is becoming more than connecting system A to system B - but rather preparing for the future as new channels continue to arrive. By leveraging an API-led approach, organizations can develop more meaningful (and valuable) relationships with their customer and improve customer engagement—moving beyond transactions through multi-channel engagement.
This whitepaper outlines why and how to develop an omnichannel strategy. Accenture and MuleSoft are uniquely positioned to help companies realize the revenue potential and capture the operational synergies of an omnichannel strategy.
Read this whitepaper to discover:
-How API-led connectivity leads to developing an omnichannel strategy
-Case studies of Accenture and MuleSoft customers who achieved strong business outcomes with omnichannel
-How to accelerate the omnichannel journey with an application network"
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Aug 17, 2010
An exclusive success story of a Fortune 200 enterprise.
Learn how the master data management initiative delivered:
. A unified view of the master data across the enterprise
. Accelerated ROI realization from massive ERP investments
. Inventory optimization by duplicate identification
. Improved operational and process efficiencies
HCM suite vendors are building out their offerings to address administrative, strategic and operational needs of users in multiple geographies, but solutions still vary. HR IT leaders should use this research to identify best-fit vendors based on their own critical product and service/support needs.
Published By: Windstream
Published Date: Oct 30, 2015
UCaaS enables businesses to transition their enterprise communications costs from a capital-expenditure (CapEx) to an operational-expense (OpEx) model, transforming the upfront costs related to on-premises PBX and UC deployments to a flexible per-user pricing model, which allows them to quickly scale the number of UC users up or down as business needs dictate.