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.
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.
Web application and DDoS attacks hit enterprises without warning or reason. Most Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks require little skill to launch with attackers can simply rent resources from DDoS-for-hire sites at a low cost.. In comparison, DDoS attacks typically result in:
• Operational disruption
• Loss of confidential data
• Lost user productivity
• Reputational harm
• Damage to partner and customer relations
• Lost revenue
Depending on your industry, that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage – and in some cases it could be millions. Only 2% of organizations said their web applications had not been compromised in the past 12 months – 98% said they had.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 18, 2017
In today’s always on world, IT systems are so interdependent
with business operations that even a few minutes of downtime
can have big implications—for your productivity, reputation
and finances. New technologies like cloud, mobile, analytics
and social can help your business be more flexible and
responsive, but at the same time they increase your risk.
While most business is digital, most organizations still rely on paper for the “last foot” of the process: the sign-off. Continued reliance on paper-based signatures is fraught with risks, including impeding productivity, reducing visibility, hampering compliance?and diminishing the customer experience. Electronic signatures (e-signatures), which are easily implemented from the cloud, help speed up the sales process by reducing errors and bottlenecks, while also ensuring greater security and mobility.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 08, 2017
Enterprise organizations around the world are rapidly shifting their corporate apps and data to the cloud to drive IT efficiency and expand employee access to business processes. This applies not only to productivity suites like Microsoft Office 365, but also to enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions like MobileIron.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Apr 24, 2017
The modern, mobile enterprise is expanding faster than ever, across every part of the world and in every industry. Increasingly, organizations are looking for comprehensive security blueprints to help them secure their mobile devices, apps, and data without compromising productivity or the user experience.
For that reason, iOS has become the mobile OS of choice in a majority of enterprises because of its highly intuitive, user-friendly, and easy to manage design. With MobileIron’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform, IT organizations gain a comprehensive mobile solution that complements and augments the security features inherent in iOS.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Numerous studies demonstrate that a diverse and inclusive workforce is more collaborative and generates higher levels of creativity and productivity. Yet, despite the best intentions, many of today’s organizations still struggle in an attempt to increase diversity and belonging. Why? Research from the NeuroLeadership Institute suggests that unconscious thought patterns can impede organizational diversity and belonging initiatives. Register for the webinar to gain a better understanding of these challenging thought patterns and to learn the extent to which they impact such important aspects of business as decision-making, team building, hiring, innovation, and workplace success.
Data fuels workforce productivity. But corporate data typically resides in disparate silos spread across on-premises networks and cloud repositories. Knowledge workers are forced to repeatedly disrupt daily workflows to gather information from this data sprawl — a time-consuming and inefficient activity that diminishes productivity. They need a single point of access to all data sources, available from any device, where they can share and manipulate the content resources required to do their jobs.
Live Chat software can help you to increase online sales conversions and customer service productivity - if you use it correctly. To maximize your live chat ROI it's important to select the right live chat vendor. This PDF provides some essential tips that you should consider in making the best selection.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: May 22, 2017
Microsoft and Polycom are long-term partners, helping businesses improve productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. With the introduction of three exciting new services for Office 365, this partnership will take business communications even further.
Globally, employers are leveraging mobile to enhance employee productivity and flexibility, and 90% of healthcare provider employees use mobile devices to engage patients in their healthcare. How are you leveraging mobile to keep pace with changing healthcare needs? Learn more.
The changing healthcare environment means that both payers and providers must use all of their available data to ensure that employee productivity goals are met, members and patients receive high-quality service, and compliance is maintained. Unfortunately, many organizations face challenges with disparate systems providing inconsistent data. Find out how leading healthcare organizations are integrating HR and finance systems for one source of truth, and in turn enabling better decisions.
This white paper is a business briefing for C-Level Executives on how integrating a range of technologies - including unified communications, service oriented architecture, virtualization and cloud computing - can transform the productivity and profitability of large enterprises.
The proliferation of communications channels has set expectations around cost and productivity
benefits. Unified Communications (UC) is proffered as a way of helping bring them all together, but
companies struggle to justify the business case for it. Against this background, how important is UC as an approach to streamlining communications, and how can businesses exploit it?
Did you know that those who respond to a proactive online chat invitation are 6 times more likely to buy than the average website visitor? Download this paper for practical advice on using proactive chat to increase sales online sales and customer satisfaction.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jun 26, 2014
Employees don’t leave companies. They leave bad managers. Bad managers are the number one reason employees quit. We’ve all experienced them at some point. They are the leading cause of employee disengagement. Today, 70 percent of North American employees feel indifferent or disengaged at work, costing the U.S. economy nearly $500 billion every year in lost productivity, substandard performance, and employee turnover.
Three decades after the height of the cold war between Apple and IBM, these former nemeses have formed a partnership emblematic of the shifting tide in enterprise IT. Macs are no longer just a niche choice for the creative class. In this report, see how Macs have proven themselves in the enterprise. They’re easier to support than PCs, increase worker productivity, enhance information security and save money.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).