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.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
To succeed in today’s healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems must evaluate the best operating model for key functions to enhance efficiency and optimize performance. This often involves determining whether partnering with another organization to perform a business function makes sense for you.
Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SAP S/4HANA on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using SAP S/4HANA.
Read the study to learn how Forrester concluded that SAP S/4HANA provides an ROI of 349%.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
Health systems that implement CRM-based engagement solutions stand to achieve significant strategic gains, from acquiring and retaining patients to supporting more positive clinical outcomes to increasing referrals to member providers and practices. Driven by easy access to rich consumer data and analytic profiling, as well as patient encounter histories, CRM-based engagement centers optimized for healthcare enable health system CSRs to quickly offer personalized responses to consumer or patient inquiries via multiple in- and outbound media, including telephone, email, social, and web.
Transportation companies are expected to solve logistical challenges, improve service, optimize costs and increase efficiencies. More and more, they are turning to new IoT technologies to help them achieve this.
In this guide, we’ve identified the latest location, routing and other data-driven services, that are helping commercial fleet management and logistics organizations differentiate and lead the way in an increasingly complex market.
A&D manufacturers and their suppliers now depend more than ever on global supply chains. As they reach across time zones, languages and cultures, supply chains have to work around challenges that build up costs and drag down production schedules. Communication between distributed engineering and production centers can be labored and error-prone. These problems are often compounded by repetitive programming, incomplete simulations, time-intensive production methods, and concern that the shop floor may not be working with current data. Ideally, global companies should be able to design products at any location and produce them at selected sites, with all stakeholders from design to the shop floor working concurrently from a single unique global data source.
Understand how manufacturing companies can deliver machined parts faster and increase revenue by reducing costs – despite operating globally across time zones and cultures.
Experience IBM Watson Order Optimizer
How can retailers efficiently leverage inventory from one channel to serve another without breaking the bank?
See how IBM Watson Order Optimizer helps Fulfillment, Operations, and Inventory:
Gain a holistic view of omni-channel operations across different functional areas
Optimize in real-time against multiple, competing business objectives
Utilize inventory at its most profitable price point
Make better fulfillment decisions with cognitive insights
Many retailers are investing in distributed order management systems to optimize their consumer order fulfilment performance. Chief supply chain officers can use this research to successfully implement these systems into their business application landscape.
Information on artificial intelligence (AI) is flooding the market, media and social channels. Without doubt, it’s certainly a topic worth the attention. But, it can be difficult to sift through market hype and grandiose promises to understand exactly how AI can be applied in practical and reliable solutions. Like most technological advances, incorporating new technology into business processes requires significant leadership and effective direction that all stakeholders can easily understand.
Great leaders become great by balancing strategy with tactics, future vision with current reality and strengths with weaknesses – all with the goal of accomplishing a clearly defined objective. Great leaders also understand that people are the most valuable resources within their organization. To drive and inspire their success, you must optimize strengths while recognizing inherent weaknesses.
Many of our daily human experiences and interactions involve machines or devices of some sort. Technolo
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Putting inventory in the right place at the right time
No company wants to be known as the “company that never delivers.” That’s what poor inventory optimization leads to, as customers wait for that guaranteed two-day shipping that turns into three, four, five days, and beyond. To stay competitive and keep customers loyal, you need to know where to store inventory and for how long. Optimizer for Anaplan makes inventory optimization fast and easy.
Inside this paper, you’ll find:
Why optimization is key to supply chain success
How inventory optimization works with Optimizer in Anaplan
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
When you can anticipate customer needs, you can provide a customer experience that reduces frustration, increases satisfaction and creates better business results.
Genesys Altocloud uses live analytics, powered by machine learning, to give you real-time insight into the customer experience. You can anticipate customer behavior, personalize journeys and use feedback to continuously tune your analytics to achieve desired business outcomes.
Download the white paper and learn how to make better use of your analytics:
• Automate responses that optimize the journey
• identify and engage with customers before they contact you
• Use predictive analytics and machine learning to drive outcomes
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Every organization strives for a workforce that is engaged, inspired, and motivated to perform at its best day in and day out. But what is the reality?
According to Gallup, only 13 percent of all employees worldwide today are engaged in their jobs — an alarming statistic given the importance of the workforce in fueling growth and meeting other key enterprise goals. Employees are typically an organization’s most vital (and expensive) asset, and when they are disengaged and/or disenfranchised, the ripple effects across the business can impact your profitability and branding.
In fact, each employee generation — and each individual — has unique needs and expectations regarding work. So how do you engage and inspire them? It requires a creative and differentiated approach that accounts for the unique characteristics and requirements of each generation.
Fortunately, new human capital management (HCM) technologies are available today that can help you optimize employee engagement across a
Our evaluation found that, where Cisco and Huawei both offer all the comparable components for building a campus-wide, wireless and wired, network infrastructure, test after test found that the Cisco package offers certain positive advantages that Huawei does not. Cisco showcased superior performance against the Hauwei wireless solution with a highly developed resource management, hardware, software and security platform to provide the most optimized, trustworthy system to ever customer.
Think you can’t afford flash?
Think again. If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford not to consider an
all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
As more enterprises adopt technologies such as cloud, mobile, and analytics to help achieve strategic competitive advantage, CIOs and IT managers must support business-critical processes at a very high level across the enterprise. At the same time, IT organizations must manage complex hybrid IT infrastructures that include both cloud and on-premises technologies from multiple vendors and support providers. IDC believes that to tackle these challenges, IT organizations should look to support
providers for comprehensive offerings to help optimize IT operations and improve the efficiency of IT service delivery. In addition, IDC recommends that IT organizations looking to manage rapid change in today’s IT landscape consider support providers with a record of innovative support services and a focus on advanced technology in support delivery.
In this report, we'll look at some of the top pressures that organizations are facing when it comes to optimizing their infrastructure for modern services and workloads, analyze the strategies taken by successful businesses and offer key recommendations for those organizations looking to become leaders in high performing IT infrastructures.
An optimized hybrid IT infrastructure enables innovative business outcomes—but rapid IT transformation also creates new risks, threats and vulnerabilities. Coupled with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and complex regulatory pressures, managing risk in today’s digital environment becomes even more critical to the enterprise. Download now to learn more.