Frost & Sullivan’s award was bestowed on GE’s Centricity Financial Risk Manager which enables healthcare systems to reduce the cost of administering risk-based contracts, thus improving profitability and maximizing efficient workflows.
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Workforce management and the pursuit of productivity have formed a consistent pain point for hospitals for several years. The Affordable Care Act has only exacerbated the problem, increasing the demand on providers as the number of insured grows and the bar continues to rise on quality of care. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Council survey, workforce productivity and acuity-based staffing will continue to be top priorities this year. Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, chief clinical integration officer at API Healthcare, says the survey results indicate a shift taking place as workforce management initiatives are expected to deliver more than reduced labor costs.
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.
Some factors commonly used to explain poor operating performance do not prevent many hospitals from being highly profitable. For example, Truven Health AnalyticsTM has found that rates of uncompensated care, drug expense, and other factors do not seem to differ between unprofitable and very profitable hospitals. But factors such as Medicaid utilization rates and poor reimbursement rates do appear to impact the least profitable hospitals. One controllable factor that appears to be significant is labor productivity, with the most profitable hospitals posting the lowest labor expense per patient.
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.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Jun 15, 2015
Download the whitepaper to discover how to unlock value through three workforce strategies designed to address pressing needs for greater productivity, while supporting improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.
When building the ideal customer experience, it will be important to have cohesive, convenient, and productive customer interactions, no matter what stage of the customer journey. Technology will no doubt be at the forefront to integrate these qualities into every customer interaction at scale.
Therefore, when choosing a customer care technology like an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA), it is important to not simply implement technology just for the sake of technology, but to make sure that it is enhancing the overall customer experience.
We all know that the customer experience is a big deal. By
2020, customer experience will overtake price and product
as the key differentiator. But due to the complicated nature of integrating a large-scale, customer-facing technology like an IVA, many companies don’t know where to start or how to ensure they are creating the best possible virtual assistant.
We’ve compiled some key technologies and features that should be top of mind when assessing internal expertise or selecting an external vendor.
With culture impacting your talent, products and services, clients and even revenue, it’s important to measure, review and nurture something that is so critical to your company’s success. Learn the 7 ways to help build a strong company culture now.
A network of digital twins visually communicates information about products, manufacturing, supply chain, service, and customers for program, scenario, and role-based analysis, and ultimately better collaboration across your business network.
What is digital transformation? Why is everyone talking about it? And what can it do for me?
Across every level of your company, people are asking themselves these questions. The Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report provides answers. It’s based on data points from over 230 cases of digital transformation from around the world, in data centers, buildings, infrastructure, and industry. The results paint a compelling picture of what digital transformation can do for businesses of all types.
A selection of key findings:
- On average, digital transformation helped our customers save 35% on engineering costs.
- Our customers cut an average of 28% off their energy costs.
- Digital transformation efforts drove productivity gains by an average of 24%.
Published By: BehavioSec
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
In this case study, a large enterprise with an increasing amount
of off-site work from both work-related travel and a fast-growing
remote workforce, is faced with a unique challenge to ensure
their data security is scalable and impenetrable. Their data access
policies rely on physical access management provided at the
company offices and do not always provide off-site employees
with the ability to complete work-critical tasks. Legacy security
solutions only add burden to productivity, sometimes causing
employees to ignore security protocols in order to simply
complete their work. Upon evaluating security vendors for a
frictionless solution, they selected BehavioSec for its enterprise-grade capabilities with on-premise deployment and integration
with existing legacy risk management systems.
Automation in ERP, CMS and vendor management. Streamlined inventory and logistics management. Reduction in manual errors and an increase in quality and efficiency. All this and a lot more can happen to heal inefficiency and unproductivity at your Life Sciences enterprise. All it takes is a healthy dose of RPA. A must-read.
Published By: Smartrac
Published Date: Oct 23, 2019
Discover the unique experiences you could offer your customers using RFID technology
Find out how to get deeper insights into your products and optimize your supply chain
See how companies like Adidas are already using RFID to get ahead of their competitors
Digital commerce platform complexity continues to increase due to constant changes in product offerings and functionality, technology delivery, and pricing models. We evaluate the viability of 13 vendors to assist application leaders supporting digital commerce in making an objective evaluation.
Every lender, bank, and credit union has different product mixes and marketing priorities, but one thing they all share is the goal of winning, retaining, and growing our customer relationships. Typically, there are two ways to maximize customer engagement: seek margin with products like credit cards, or seek volume and deeper relationships with products like home equity.
This report analyzes both of these options through three key lenses: current market conditions, access to today’s high-quality borrowers, and the rich opportunity for integrated, targeted marketing. Our goal is to enable you to determine the best way to fine-tune your strategic customer engagement for 2019 by helping you:
Review current market conditions.
Connect with higher-quality borrowers.
Develop a 360-degree, integrated marketing mix.
It’s not uncommon to find slick-looking user interfaces, well-run product demos, and exciting sales narratives when evaluating a data management platform (DMP), but don’t let those features distract from the elements needed for day-to-day and long-term strategic success of a DMP.
Whether you’re looking to invest in a DMP for the first time or want to switch to a new provider, there are a few crucial factors to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Key functionality, architecture, and partnership dynamics are all important factors, but they rarely surface until your team is hands-on and using the platform. Once you dig in, it can quickly become apparent that a shiny interface and smart storytelling are a distraction from what really matters—at this point, it’s often too late.
Avoid buyer’s remorse by considering these seven facets of all DMP providers before making your decision.
If you’re planning to sell products and services to today’s fast-moving global consumers, there’s no way around it—you need a website. And to make sure that website delivers an experience that fuels conversions and revenue, testing and optimization are crucial.
There are lots of different ways to test your website. However, while some tests will help you optimize, others will just take up your time and give nothing useful back in return.
This guide will show you how to build and run the right kind of website test and decode the results to get the answers you need.
In the past, B2B transactions occurred in face-to-face meetings as a sales professional worked a product demo, business luncheon, or boardroom presentation to influence a customer – and close the deal. Today, however, B2B stakeholders perform much of their product and service research online. In fact, 93 percent of B2B buying starts with online searching, according to a Pinpoint Market Research study. This research occurs long before a customer engages with sales.
As your prospects research and evaluate your offerings, they leave behind valuable clues to their intent. Understanding these clues – cracking the code – can help you tailor your messages to them, thereby providing them a more tailored, relevant experience. As a result, business-savvy marketing and sales departments have embraced marketing automation platforms, so their respective teams can work together on one common platform, reach B2B customers online, and drive revenue.
Marketing automation platforms automate repetitive
Digital marketing. You hear it everywhere. As you and all your competitors know, it’s:
A marketing approach that leverages online channels like email, websites, social media, and display advertising to deliver content that influences opinions and sells products and services.
But to effectively execute a digital marketing strategy, you’ll need a marketing automation system that can follow a customer’s lead around the web and offer the best recommendations at the best times to deliver a more relevant "1-to-you" customer experience.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
Digital transformation is a strategic imperative to modernize technology in response to new business realities. Businesses increasingly view hybrid cloud as a critical component of this transformation to enable greater agility, efficiency, and productivity. IT organizations need the right technology approaches and partnerships to make their cloud transition as effective and successful as possible.
Download this white paper sponsored by Dell Technologies and Intel® to learn more.
Focus less on maintenance and operation and more on innovation and growth with automated billing processes. Automation can greatly improve productivity and help your company save money.
If you have a complex billing process, your enterprise will benefit greatly from automating as much of your billing as possible. Download this whitepaper and discover the following:
• Billing challenges most companies face
• Benefits delivered with automated billing processes
• Implementation strategies that support automation
• Four features critical to billing automation success
An agile and automated billing platform simplifies complex processes, dramatically reducing operating expenses and increasing your speed to market. Discover how today.
Organization leaders and companies of all sizes are leveraging digital transformation in their industry, market, and business using a myriad of disruptive technologies like connectivity, the Internet of Things, blockchain, business intelligence and big data.
CFOs who manage to get in front of these technologies will lead their businesses to greater success. This eBook illustrates how cloud-based billing management offers the quickest path toward this transformation.
Download this eBook to explore how the right solution can help you:
• Monetize IoT and increase revenue
• Launch product innovations quickly
• Automate billing to improve customer retention
• Leverage the cloud to reduce costs
Adapting today can mean the difference between success and obsolescence. With the right billing solution your business can thrive in these challenging times. Discover how today.