The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Physicians and their patients, medical policy makers and licensing boards, pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies all must work together to stem the opioid epidemic and achieve the fundamental objectives of reducing addiction and deaths. With so many players and data sources, today’s information is partial, fragmented, and often not actionable. We don’t have the data to understand what’s happening, to adjust policy, and to motivate physicians and patients to change their behaviors.
Better data and analytics can help develop better treatment protocols, both for pain in the first place and for remediation when patients are becoming dependent on the drugs.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 22, 2015
Passed on May 9, 2014, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) legislation requires federal agencies to report all expenditures—grants, loans, and contracts—in order to provide American citizens and policy makers better visibility into federal spending. At first glance, new federal requirements— which are scheduled to go in effect May 2017—can seem like imposed obligations with unknown benefits to the implementers. However, wise agencies and early adopters recognize how to transform this new compliance obligation into an opportunity to advance their federal agency by becoming more data driven. The Federal Government maintains vast amounts of data, and the DATA Act establishes data standards and sharing protocols that will help agencies exploit the benefits of data mining and analytics.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Riverbed Cascade is a new type of tool that incorporates traffic monitoring, packet capture and protocol analysis to provide an application-aware view of the network. Download this white paper from NetMedia to learn how Riverbed Cascade can help to solve your IT performance challenges.
Given the wide range of technology options available, it's important for healthcare IT executives to pick the right image management technology and approach for a long-term sustainable solution delivering the desired performance and ROI. This whitepaper explores solutions for multi-layered neutrality, a standards-based framework for unifying medical images and clinical documents across the enterprise and community.
This whitepaper discusses why speed, or throughput, is so critical for today’s Internet users, provides a historical perspective on the Internet’s TCP protocol underpinning and describes how the FastTCP protocol addresses the needs of today’s Internet.
This competitive review between Red Hat and TIBCO integration technologies has presented multiple differences between the products.
A notable difference is that only Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a 100% open source product. Red Hat is committed to leveraging existing open source projects and using open standards whenever possible for both product implementation and integration communication. This includes Camel, the de-facto integration standard included with Red Hat JBoss Fuse. Red Hat’s open source commitment extends to Active MQ, the upstream messaging technology used with JBoss A-MQ and included with Red Hat JBoss Fuse.
Another difference is that Red Hat JBoss Fuse clustering is based on the upstream Fabric8 community project and offers much more functionality than TIBCO clustering options.
The explosive growth of eCommerce has focused attention on security concerns associated with online payment transactions. Cardholders worry about the safety of online transactions while card issuers are concerned about balancing the risks and costs of payment fraud with a loss of revenue caused by transaction abandonment. The 3-D Secure protocol allows payment card issuers to reduce fraud in payment transactions by verifying cardholder identity during Card Not Present (CNP) transactions. Before a transaction is authorized, a cardholder can be challenged to enter a password, answer a question, or use some other form of authentication credential. This interruption in the transaction often causes legitimate customers to abandon the purchase resulting in loss of revenue for the issuer. The challenge is how to reduce fraud without impacting the user purchase experience.
Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
This paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational costs.
Social and technological changes are transforming the nature of network traffic, raising network costs and performance issues. Learn how to proactively manage the WAN as new Web protocols, consumer and corporate video and cloud-delivered applications become mainstream.
Advanced evasion techniques, or AETs, are delivery mechanisms used to disguise advanced persistent threats (APTs) and permit them to slip through network security undetected.
AETs work by splitting up malicious payloads into smaller pieces, disguising them, and delivering them simultaneously across multiple and rarely used protocols. Once inside, AETs reassemble to unleash malware and continue an APT attack.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
The increased mobility of the workforce is changing the way we work. Business users want the flexibility to share and collaborate on content that drives their business while IT needs to ensure the security of that data, no matter where it goes. An effective enterprise collaboration solution must consider people, processes and technologies to be effective, but where to begin?
This comprehensive Buyer’s Guide offers guidance on how to develop your organization’s requirements with regard to:
• Risk management – avoiding data breaches and loss of information that can result in non-compliance
• Business productivity - allowing for secure collaboration while enabling teams to work anywhere on any device
• IT efficiency - supporting the full breadth of external business content requirements while integrating with existing applications and protocols
In order to meet the challenges presented by the use of mobile apps and cloud services in the enterprise, a new generation of identity protocols has been developed.
OpenID Connect 1.0 uses the same building blocks as the modern application architectures and APIs it secures—REST and JSON.
This allows it to profile and extend OAuth 2.0 to add an identity layer—creating a singular, cohesive framework that promises to secure APIs, mobile native applications and browser applications.
This paper introduces OpenID Connect (Connect), detailing its features and its application in enterprise use cases.
For decades, learning in a corporate environment consisted of a day or a week of classroom-based training. However, technological advances delivered on the promise of a more complex learning protocol with automated, virtual, and experiential elements. At Connections 2014, SilkRoad’s annual user conference, a panel of learning professionals convened to discuss five major learning themes this year, including integration, mobility, engagement, compliance, and analytics.
The recent economic downturn and corporate scandals compounded concerns of corporate accountability and confidence in U.S businesses. To improve shareholder confidence in management’s ability to self-govern, the Federal Government implemented strict regulatory protocols to help restore accountability and improve public as well as shareholder confidence. The primary example of course is the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 which sought lasting eradication of corporate corruption by implementing specific controls across key financial business processes.
Today's enterprise networking environment is characterized by international coverage, a single end-to-end network protocol and a wide variety of network topologies, network carriers and access services. Enterprises look to Virtual Private Networks (or VPNs) to provide the same capabilities that private leased lines traditionally delivered, but with cost savings enabled by using a shared network. Read to find out more.