Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to report on, and how to best use their EHRs to do so. This white paper provides you with the basic information you need to choose appropriate CQMs for your practice, and offers tips on how to use your EHR to store the data in a structured format.
• Efficient mobile strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
• Three easy mobile use cases your organization can launch within weeks.
• Six best practices for cost-effective patient- and physician-facing apps.
Alan Manning has an intimate view of what it takes to provide an outstanding patient experience, not only because he has been COO of Derby, Connecticut–based Planetree for four years, but also because he spent several months in the hospital with his critically ill daughter. That pivotal experience, while traumatic, solidified friendships with his daughter’s nurses and brought him several years later to Planetree, a nonprofit organization started in 1978 by a patient who wanted to help hospitals deliver stronger patient-centered care practices. Planetree works with 700 organizations in more than 17 countries.
What do standard best practices for radiology look like? Without them, it is impossible for a hospital to identify the strengths and weaknesses of its current radiology services and strive for improvements.
Driving financial performance in the outpatient setting is a top-of-mind priority among senior health system leaders. But managing the differing clinical documentation methodologies and risk assessment strategies present the greatest challenges to optimizing this important source of revenue, according to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey. Provider organizations are finding the ambulatory setting is still a ‘Wild, Wild West’ in terms of assessing risk, clinical documentation, coding billing and medical record keeping practices. Download this report to discover key targets to improve ambulatory revenue.
A recent Health Leaders survey sheds light on the top 5 workforce initiatives healthcare executives across the country are using for successful quality of care and labor cost improvements. Learn how these leading strategies can help your hospital.
Published By: Caradigm
Published Date: Feb 16, 2015
Many organizations joined the ACO program with the idea of using it as the first step in the transition to new reimbursement models. It’s a critical time for more ACOs to achieve the milestone of shared savings in order to demonstrate the ability to lower costs for an “at-risk” population. As best practices are emerging from early participants in the ACO program, ACOs have the opportunity to evolve their strategies in order to achieve more success.
For the first time in modern history, workplace demographics now span four generations. Download this white paper for best practices on how to better understand and effectively manage a multi-generational workforce.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and concepts can transform and enhance process safety practices if appropriately applied. Download the white paper for guidance on leveraging IIoT tools and techniques to deliver industrial safety in a profitable manner.
Best practices for taking control.
The numbers don’t lie: Driver monitoring can reduce accidents, save organizations money, and protect the people and communities you serve.
Advances in safety technology, like comprehensive driver monitoring solutions, are enabling companies not only to stay safer, but to better navigate the tricky territory of insurance. By following a few new best practices, you can manage insurance costs and protect your company’s bottom line before your drivers even hit the road.
In our free white paper, “Lowering Commercial Automotive Fleet Insurance Costs,” we’ll show you:
• The many ways vehicle crashes affect the bottom line
• A deeper look at the risks of employer- and employee-owned vehicles
• How negligent entrustment suits can snare companies in any industry
• How to mitigate risk and take control of insurance
Three myths about driver safety can cause business leaders to make dangerous decisions -- exposing their organizations to unnecessary risk.
Our free white paper Driver Monitoring: Myth vs. Reality, will show you:
• Why background checks, public records, and license checks are inadequate
• Why pulling Motor Vehicle Records once or twice a year isn’t enough
• How to go beyond telematics and GPS to create real behavioral insights
• The four best practices for comprehensive driver monitoring
What you don't know could hurt your bottom line
Let’s begin with a question: Do you know who is behind the wheel? The reality is that for many enterprises with employees who drive as part of their job, the answer is, “I think so,” or maybe, “no.” Driver risk management has recently become a top issue for many organizations since it directly affects budgets and the bottom line. The fact that there are more than 100 million people driving for work-related activities on U.S. roads and many of them have invalid, suspended or no driver’s license at all should be cause enough for concern. But combining this with the facts that:
• most organizations’ budgets are at best flat
• P&C insurance rates are rising 14% every 2 years
• 90% of crashes are due to human error
• there are fewer qualified drivers available today
• the number of lawsuits around negligence are skyrocketing
• and it becomes clear that understanding exposure to driver risk is imperative for every organization.
So what do
Today, it’s commonplace for companies to check the motor vehicle records (MVRs) of their drivers once a year. That’s considered due diligence. But what if one driver gets a moving violation or a citation for driving under the influence three weeks after the report was pulled? It could take months for that potentially costly issue to come to light. Likewise, a driver safety policy issued annually is typically worth about as much as the paper it’s written on. There is great potential in setting high standards and creating positive driving behaviors, but this must be a continual process informed by concrete policies, shared motivation to improve, useful data, and quality leadership. Fortunately, several important practices can help companies create a better safety culture –saving money, reducing risk and legal vulnerability, and keeping employees and communities safe. Here’s how.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 06, 2019
The retail sector is increasingly difficult and volatile. Enterprises must adopt easily available technology to liberate themselves from the daily grind and better focus on achieving their core business objectives. To be cost-effective in doing this, retailers turn to Google Cloud Platform, the most affordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud platform in the world, to drive operational agility and optimization of application performance.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud’s 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year, Rackspace is helping retailers everywhere to accelerate innovation and cost savings, by taking over their intensive, day-to-day operations of the cloud.
This e-book looks at how different retail brands work with Rackspace to ensure smooth and easy migration and operation on Google Cloud, as well as to gain added value from Rackspace’s depth of knowledge and best practices to effectively tap Google Cloud Platform too
Let’s just say it — inefficient restaurant employee scheduling practices can be Hell for managers. Trying to manage schedules with spreadsheets, sticky notes, missed phone calls and text messages isn’t just source of pain for your employees — it can also do more damage to your business than you might expect, including unnecessary labor spend, increased employee turnover and decreased customer satisfaction.
In this eBook, we’re going to take a journey through the 9 Circles of Restaurant Employee Scheduling Hell and outline tangible paths to scheduling and labor management salvation.
To gain better insight into today’s work practices and risks, IDG Research Services surveyed IT security decision-makers (ITSDMs) as well as end users to gauge VPN usage. Download the white paper to learn several security capabilities identified by IDG that, if available, could prove extremely valuable in reducing the risk of off-network laptop usage.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
As new code deployments accelerate through wider adoption
of DevOps methodology, maintaining software security is
crucial to you and your customers. Is your software security
program up to the challenge? If you’re not getting the most out
of your software security program, our security experts may be
able to diagnose your difficulties. We’ve created a list of specific
recommendations on how to improve your program for better,
faster results. We present to you “How to make your software
security program successful: 10 Essential Best Practices.”
How confident are you and your peers about the data and security practices you’re working with? We asked 5,000 executives globally, across 24 markets and have some interesting results to share. For example, up to half of IT leaders consider their data is manageable but struggle to gain meaningful insights from it. Yet, while AI and autonomous technology could help relieve this situation, they aren’t high on the priority list. Read our report to find out more about executives’ views about data in connection with security, ethics, and visualisation.
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Finance leaders believe data management is a burden on businesses. Yet less than half of organisations have a data management strategy in place. But data management strategies positively impact security across all lines of business.
Poor data management practices inevitably lead to poor outcomes, with bad decisions based on bad data. Data must also be protected, with weak practices leading to cyber breaches. And the reputational damage to an organisation’s brand cannot be underestimated. However, when managed well, data offers a competitive advantage. In the past, data was typically informed historical reporting, with internal needs and compliance taking priority.
There is a new data paradigm. Data is the new currency in the digital age.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
As more and more companies are encouraging their employees to work from anywhere, on any device, data loss prevention (DLP) has evolved from an option to a requirement. In the past, DLP has been associated with complicated deployments and pervading operational management issues, yet DLP is not so much a product but a strategy—success depends on methodology and execution.
Download the whitepaper for insightful guidance on implementing DLP. Key topics include:
• Latest data-breach trends
• Assessing DLP vendors
• Nine-step framework
• Best practices to ensure success