Published By: MedAssets
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
The shift to value-based care is one of the most significant financial, cultural and technological challenges ever faced by the U.S. healthcare system—and it will affect every stakeholder in the system. Healthcare providers can no longer focus solely on process-oriented measures and instead need metrics that gauge progress to deliver high-value care. This healthcare executive report provides three steps hospital executives can take now as they transition from volume to value and break down silos to create the infrastructure, processes and workflows required to succeed.
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.
In this in depth report, readers will learn about the factors driving companies toward a human resources outsourcing model, along with the risks and advantages of outsourcing human resources functions and processes, and the approaches available.
As the number and severity of cyberattacks continue to grow with no end in sight, cybersecurity teams are implementing new tools and processes to combat these emerging threats. However, the oneoverriding requirement for meeting this challenge is improved speed. Whether it’s speed of detection, speed of remediation or other processes that now need to be completed faster, the ability to do things quickly is key to effective cybersecurity.
The reason why speed is essential is simple: As the dwell time for malware
increases, the lateral spread of an attack broadens, the number of potentially breached files expands, and the difficulty in remediating the threat increases. And the stealthy nature of many of the newer threats makes finding them faster?before they become harder to detect?a critical focus in reducing the impact of an intrusion. These requirements make it essential that security operations centers (SOCs) can complete their activities
far more quickly, both now and moving forwa
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is the first line of defense against cyber attacks. They are charged with defending the business against the many new and more virulent attacks that occur all day, every day. And the pressure on the SOC is increasing.
Their work is more important, as the cost of data breaches are now substantial. The Ponemon Institute’s “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study” says the average cost of an incursion is $3.62 million. The study also says larger breaches are occurring, with the average breach impacting more than 24,000 records. And with new regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) putting stiff financial penalties on breaches of personal data, the cost of a breach can have material impact on the financial
results of the firm. This trend toward increasingly onerous statutory demands will continue, as the U.S. is now considering the Data Privacy Act, which will bring more scrutiny and accompanying penalties for breaches involving
Artifi cial intelligence is becoming a key component of business transformation. Virtually any business leader seeking to unlock value and develop new capabilities using technology is at some stage of the AI journey. For example, those at the leading edge have incorporated machine learning insights into business processes and are building functionality such as natural language processing and preventative maintenance diagnostics into their products. Others are experimenting with pilot projects or developing plans to get started.
The University of Melbourne deployed Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to reduce manual work and automate a range of administrative processes across student admissions, faculty administration, and supplier tracking.
The deployed software bots now automate the entry of all data and attachments for new admission applications, and the university has slowly expanded its automation capabilities for staff across other faculties.
This has allowed the University of Melbourne to increase the efficiency of critical business processes, boost staff engagement, and improve customer experience for its teachers and student body.
Global corporate enterprise AI practitioners are clearly still dealing with infrastructure issues related to talent and technology. End-to-end processes remain stubbornly carbon-based. Rule-based automation is truly not yet globally scaled across the majority of organizations.
Double the AI
And yet, the AI & Intelligent Automation Network members went from 21%, having deployed Intelligent Enterprise solutions to over 44% in just one year’s time.
Over 4/5 expect to deploy AI in under two years
The stated goal for deployment is just under 83% by the end of 2020. Considering the fact that they’ve essentially got two years, and those ranks have doubled in one year – doubling again in two years is achievable. Incidentally, that same number was only 67% a year ago.
50% expect to be established, globally scaling or refining AI in under two years
Global corporate enterprise is in fact slowly but surely transforming into the intelligent enterprise of tomorrow. Having said that, it will be
Automation is already pervasive in our lives—from tried-and-true mechanized assembly lines to the dawn of self-driving cars. But how can you use advanced forms of automation to improve your business processes?
Download this starter guide for a detailed look at robotic process automation (RPA), a type of automation that can help you:
Also explore the definition and features of RPA, as well as the types of automation software.
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%.
Bancolombia is an award winning, full-service financial institution that provides banking services to customers in 12 different countries and is one of the 10th largest financial groups in Latin-America.With bots from Automation Anywhere, Bancolombia sifts through structured, semi-structured, and unstructured customer data to transform their BPM. Bots automate hundreds of processes and greatly increasing back office efficiency, saving Bancolombia a significant amount of time servicing customers. This has led to an increase in CSAT numbers and has created additional revenue streams.
The overall supply chain is becoming increasingly complex. When running smoothly, this global system lowers costs and improves quality, but as more moving parts are introduced the potential for inefficiency increases.
Greater visibility is key to preventing disruptions and gaps in the supply chain - and location data is the key to enhancing visibility.
By reading this eBook, you will discover:
How location intelligence can help identify areas that are ripe for optimization
How real-time data can provide useful insights on supply chain health and help identify waste in your processes
How HERE helped a car manufacturer identify millions in savings annually by adding location awareness to its supply chain planning
According to Gartner, "supply chain leaders responsible for quality management are shifting to software solutions that standardize processes, optimize data and ensure compliance. This research provides guidance for structuring a process for QMS software selection."
Download this Gartner Analyst Guide to learn:
Key challenges in the QMS software selection processes
What to expect from different QMS solutions across the market
Analysis of the current state of quality management to help define software requirements
Self assessment questions and commonly sought QMS system functionalities to use in your decision making process
Across all industries, document control is one of the most important processes to get right. It ensures documents are updated and revision-controlled, allowing you to effectively route them for review, approval and distribution.
Download now to learn more about the key document processes that drive quality:
Document Routing, Review and Approval
Integration with Employee Training
Document Change Requests
Quality professionals recognize that streamlining processes can deliver significant returns, but many are unsure where or how to start. With dozens or even hundreds of processes, automating them all can seem overwhelming.
In this white paper you'll learn:
The three most important quality functions to automate for process excellence
Strategies for streamlining your quality process so you can turn insight into action
Tips for choosing a flexible platform that harnesses creative problem-solving.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
HfS published the Top 10 Cognitive Assistant Service Provider report that explores the emerging conversational service provider ecosystem across key areas including execution ability, innovation capability, and the voice of the customer. The conversational services called as Cognitive Assistants, go beyond the traditional chatbots and augment human-customer interaction across both front- and back-office business operations. IBM was recognized for its market leadership in Cognitive Assistant that harness the power of IBM Watson capabilities – including NLP, conversation and analytics. HfS also merits IBM for demonstrating the greatest volume and depth of cognitive assistant use cases across industry verticals and enterprise processes.
Published By: Icertis
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Sell-side contracts are vital to companies’ bottom lines. By managing them on a unified, cloud-based contract management platform, enterprises can accelerate and optimize their sales processes while driving down risk.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Pursuing agility to truly impact business transformation requires embracing date center modernization as a core competency. Crucial to this is having the most up-to-date IT instructure to support the scale and complexity of a changing technology landscape. Companies must embrace this imperative by adopting software-defined data center principles, embracing modernization, and automating their IT management processes. Those that do will propel business innovation and deliver superior customer experiences with fast, secure, and reliable business technology. Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
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®.
Facing combined ratios exceeding 98% in both P&C and Health Insurance1 for
three of the past five years and declining investment yields, insurers are asking
“What can we change in our operations to improve our economics?” Conclusive
answers are now coming from Cognitive Technology, the variety of Artificial
Intelligence that deals with knowledge and textual information. Applied to the
industry’s most resource-intensive processes, it is delivering unprecedented
productivity gains and insight, and leading to deep changes in how P&C insurers
do business. Here’s how.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
The digitalization of business processes and the advent of mobile computing have given rise to the next generation of fraud. Cybercriminals have a variety of tools and techniques—as well as opportunities—to steal money and services. Furthermore, traditional fraud prevention tools often fail to stop this fraudulent activity.
Companies need a new approach to fraud prevention—one that stops fraud early and preserves the user experience. Companies with an online presence must have the ability to:
Detect and respond to fraudulent activity before incurring losses
Leverage human insight and machine learning to identify advanced fraud
Work with other fraud analysts to identify larger fraud trends and stop cybercriminals on a global scale
Block more fraud while reducing fraud prevention costs
This book explores how companies can leverage a next-generation fraud prevention solution to stop more fraud while reducing costs and providing a positive user experience for trusted customers.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
In HR, you have access to an enormous amount of data. How do you filter out the noise from the insights? In this eGuide, and as part of the Getting the Basics Right series, you'll learn how to align on business and HR KPIs including a priority sequenced step-by-step approach to forming these processes.
IoT adoption is expected to generate a 21% increase in corporate profits by 2022. This business value comes from the ability to automate processes and collect and analyze massive amounts of data—so organizations can make better informed decisions and deliver powerful customer experiences.
But how are organizations really putting IoT to work for their business? And how can IoT risks be mitigated so these rewards can truly be achieved?
This e-book explores the potential of IoT in the enterprise, which industries are leading the way and how to secure your connected things. It also provides:
• 7 best practices for data privacy and security policies
• 7 items to consider for device security
• 6 key considerations for network connection security
Published By: Quovant
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
When it comes to managing your organization’s legal spend, it’s important to set expectations with outside counsel clearly from the onset to avoid confusion and expensive surprises. This in-depth white paper will provide some useful ideas and insights to help you get a better handle on your legal spend.
Timekeeper Authorizations – Authorizing timekeepers builds accountability into your relationship with outside counsel.
Billing Guidelines – The utilization of legal billing guidelines has become the norm in the day- to-day invoicing processes of law firms. General Counsel willing to enforce billing guidelines can increase savings and promote accountability of tasks billed.
Alternative Fee Agreements – Managing legal spend when firms bill on an hourly basis can be challenging. Some companies are using alternative fee agreements (AFAs) to deal with these challenges.