Creating a state-of-the-art clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program isn’t just about boosting coding accuracy. It’s a key strategy in managing the transition from volume-based to value-based care, say healthcare leaders. That transition is a risky endeavor that is putting hospital and physician financial performance to the test. As hospitals participate in new care and business models aimed at improving value, leaders must ensure that their organizations are able to maintain reimbursement levels, effectively treat the chronically ill—especially in outpatient settings—and gather accurate data that will allow them to assess performance and segment their varying populations. While some organizations often believe they are leaving revenue on the table because of documentation and coding issues, CDI offers numerous opportunities for improving financial performance, finds a recent HealthLeaders Media survey of 149 healthcare executives at provider organizations.
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.
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
"The Enterprise Strategy Group put HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure through its paces in a series of hands-on performance and stress tests simulating real-world configurations and load conditions.
Read this report to learn how an HPE SimpliVity infrastructure:
Ran nine workloads simultaneously, with an average response time across all applications of 3.9ms
Showed little to no performance impact as a virtual controller, drive, and node were systematically failed on a two-node cluster."
According to Forrester Research, "Enterprise data virtualization has become critical to every organization in overcoming growing data challenges," with faster access to connected data, self-service, and agility among the many benefits seen.
In this report, Forrester analyzes past research and Forrester Wave reports, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews to evaluate the offerings of top vendors in enterprise data virtualization. In compiling the vendor rankings, the report reviews the current offering, strategy, and market presence for the 13 most significant vendors.
They discuss where TIBCO ranks in the evaluation and positions TIBCO Data Virtualization as a leader in enterprise data virtualization
Read The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q4 2017 report to learn more.
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
Download this report to learn:
How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
Looking for a general primer or quick tactical reference on social marketing? We wrote the 2018 version of the Social Media Pocket Guide for you. In engaging, easy-to-read chapters, the Pocket Guide provides a broad overview of social media’s evolution — including current themes like pay to play, digital integrations, social care, and more. We also break down the latest tips and tactics for the four most common social objectives and explore specific use cases like product launches, events, and capitalizing on real-time trends. Do you learn by example? This guide is packed with fresh strategy inspiration from 15 different global brands and media properties. Keep The Social Media Pocket Guide on hand as your quick and definitive reference on all things social strategy.
Published By: TradeGecko
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Pinpointing the right pricing strategy for your wholesale business is key to running a successful business. But for wholesale businesses, getting pricing right – especially when dealing with multiple markets – can prove to be a tricky and often complex task.
With disruptive ideas and technologies coming thick and fast, formulating a strategic response is critical to long-term survival. How can you prepare a strategy for success?
Read this report to find out:
• how established organisations are meeting the challenge from disruptors
• what models they’re using to gain first-mover access to technology innovation
• why designing an overall portfolio of disruption responses is key
• how to navigate disruption successfully, with a clear four-step approach.
Initiatives that provide a digital customer experience or digitise existing processes merely scratch the surface. To unleash the true potential of digital, you need to reimagine your business model.
Download this report to find out:
• ten key technologies that will change business forever
• why strategy beats technology in the race to transform
• where business leaders think the key changes happen
• the three categories of innovation that will drive digital business models of the future.
Documents reviewed for production are the facts that underlay all claims and defenses – and they matter. But with volumes and costs exploding, it’s harder than ever to find the needle in the haystack. Join litigation experts from Thomson Reuters as they show you how to design a document review with an eye toward fact-finding, case analysis, and litigation strategy.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of document review and production practices and terminology. In this complimentary webinar, you will learn more about:
How to design a strategic review protocol
Optimizing process to increase communication
Knowledge sharing between the review and the law firm teams
Next steps once production is complete
This is Part I of a multi-part webinar series on leveraging document review to maximize litigation strateg
Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be
regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning.
The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a
business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their
customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business
(LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy.
IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as
businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs,
systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some
hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning
require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Email marketing continues to be the best digital channel for ROI, so delivering dynamic, personalized messaging to the inboxes of your customers is of the utmost importance. In fact, for 77 percent of consumers, email is the preferred messaging channel, dwarfing demand for SMS, push notifications and social media communications.
When you are determining the right email marketing strategy for your business, it’s natural to wonder how the industry leaders are conducting their campaigns. A¬er all, if they’re on top, then they must be doing everything right...right?
To glean best practices, we analyzed the email marketing strategies adopted by the top 100 e-retailers in the United States to study how they engage with their customers. These companies represent industries ranging from apparel and electronics, to auto parts and pet supplies, but all have the single goal of getting their users to go from inbox to checkout.
We note what companies are doing across the board, as well as what spec
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Since the term “omni-channel” was first coined by the Harvard Business Review in 2011, some marketing technology vendors claimed that they could provide businesses with this holy grail of brand ubiquity. Unfortunately, most of these early claims were false starts where vendors over-promised and under-delivered.
The good news is that a select number of solutions have caught up with all the promises and can now turn them into action. In this guide, we explain why the conversation around omni-channel marketing has changed and how you can transform your marketing strategy to leverage this new, powerful technology.
We’ll give you a heads up on the roadblocks you’ll encounter on your journey to achieving omni-channel relevance and the benefits you’ll gain once you reach your destination. No highfalutin jargon, no talking in circles and no nonsense. Just practical advice on how to create a superb customer experience.
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Whether they want tickets for the next Lady Gaga concert, the World Series, the Indianapolis 500, or Hamilton, people are quickly discovering that SeatGeekis the place to find the best selection and great bargains.
This relative newcomer to the online ticket business has quickly grown to offer the largest inventory of live event tickets on the web, in addition offering differentiating services like best-bargain ratings and notifications when a fan’s favorite team or entertainer will be performing nearby.
Email and push have been the primary channels for interacting with customers. However, according to Ben Clark, Vice President of Customer Retention, the marketing team previously struggled to deliver consistent, relevant messaging across channels because their email and push tools ran on separate platforms.
The old tools were also cumbersome to use and offered limited functionality. Worse yet, they didn’t support the team’s AI driven, omni-channel marketing strategy, which includes rea
Forrester has published the results of its research evaluating the 10 most significant web application firewall (WAF) vendors on 33 important criteria. Akamai is proud to be recognized as one of three Leaders in WAFs, with top rankings in both the current offering and strategy categories.
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
The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction it’s spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
It’s all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
• Mapping out a plan for engagement success
• Understanding the negative effects when you don’t have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization — on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
• Architecting content for engagement today — and for the road ahead
• Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
• Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
It’s all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"IT teams across industries face growing pressure to deliver projects faster while reducing costs. All too often, dated legacy systems hinder IT’s ability to accomplish either of these objectives. Legacy systems can also slow the speed at which IT can deliver new projects to support the business. For these reasons, legacy modernization has emerged as a key strategic imperative. But where should organizations start? One large global bank provides a detailed blueprint for how large enterprises can do so.
Read this legacy modernization blueprint to learn:
-Best practices for modernizing legacy SOA web services
-How to think about re-architecting monolithic applications into microservices
-The role that APIs play in driving an effective legacy modernization strategy
-The bank’s legacy modernization strategy, and how they used Anypoint Platform"
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"
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.