Published By: PhoneTree
Published Date: Mar 18, 2014
Learn more about the cost and quality of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and how studies between 2012 and 2013 show that there are improvements in costs, utilizations and overall health due to the initiation of PCMHs. Download the entire white paper to learn more.
From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
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Healthcare reforms have prompted hospitals across the country to improve cost efficiencies wherever they can. In response, the accounts payable department of Southern Louisiana’s Ochsner Health System discovered a solution that helped improve cash management while reducing costs.
With the inception of Value-Based Purchasing, the measurement of successful patient care delivery has been redefined. The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered.
The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
The changing healthcare environment has put pressure on healthcare organizations to deliver top-quality care while keeping costs under control. Superior operational and financial performance can be measured by high margins and low costs. But there are significant operational indicators that differ between high- and low-performing hospitals, depending on whether performance is defined by expense or by margin. Often, hospitals with the lowest costs are considered the most successful. But low-cost hospitals do not necessarily behave the same way as hospitals with healthy margins. Low-cost hospitals can include both efficient hospitals and hospitals that are in dire financial circumstances that have forced them to even eliminate expenses necessary for their long-term fiscal health.
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos.
What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
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- Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
Registered nurses, with targeted training, are the secret weapon in the race for comprehensive care coordination.
Accountable care organizations. Patient-centered medical homes. Value-based reimbursements. Bundled payments. Healthcare is experiencing a revolution brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that aims to put patients squarely in the middle of all their clinical and financial decisions. Payers, including government agencies and insurers, are tying the quality and safety of patient care to reimbursements, making patient-centered care a necessity in all settings.
Read Part 1 of the Revenue Cycle Management Peer-to-Peer series authored by Cathy Dougherty, VP of Revenue Cycle Management at Gwinnett Health System. In this article, Cathy discusses how Gwinnett Hospital System handles the business side of caring by helping patients to understand and plan for what they owe, resulting in a positive and satisfying financial patient experience - See more at: http://www.relayhealth.com/solutions/financial-solutions
To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
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Discover the four big trends in fleet management being powered by location services. Trends to help you differentiate your solutions and enable transportation companies to overcome their logistical challenges and increase asset utilization. Discover what’s making the biggest impact, together with how, by integrating some of these trends into your solutions, you can position yourself as the service provider of choice in fleet and transportation management solutions. And find out how HERE is delivering features, from comprehensive mapping capabilities and real-time location data, to truck-specific attributes, to help you do just that.
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To compete in today’s world, business
leaders are placing increased demands
on IT. Unfortunately, many IT
departments are not able to deliver
future innovation with their current
infrastructure, applications and
processes. To meet these demands, IT
must digitally transform the enterprise
through the adoption of cloud native
practices, allowing them to both
optimize and transform their existing
infrastructure and applications. Recent
Avanade research supports this
thinking, finding that 88% of senior IT
decision-makers believe that IT
modernization is crucial to addressing
the emerging requirements of the
On the upside, those surveyed also
indicated that by modernizing their IT
infrastructures they expect to deliver
real business results, such as boosting
annual revenue by 14%, while at the
same time reducing business operating
costs by 13%1
. For many, this sounds
like a winning strategy but what does it
mean to adopt cloud native
approaches, and how does it impact
Today, IT leaders address the PC lifecycle across a continuum from control to transformation. Control is geared to optimization, while transformation focuses on the business impact of technology. Though the two approaches differ, they are not in opposition. They strive for the same goals and face similar challenges. As IT leaders provide their workforce with the tools to carry out the corporate mission, they should develop a PC lifecycle strategy that encompasses the key organizational needs of systems management, end-user productivity, business innovation and data-centric security. Read this Dell whitepaper to learn more about the findings of a recent Forrester Consulting study, “Digital Transformers Innovate, Digital Controllers Optimize”. This paper will help clarify the PC lifecycle continuum, from the basics of control to the advanced levels of transformation, so you will be better equipped to determine the needs of your organization on that spectrum.
In December 2017, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study refresh to determine how enterprise organizations are structured from an IT departmental perspective. The study explored two types of IT: digital controllers and digital transformers; and the trends and challenges seen in PC provisioning. Digital controllers are often associated with top-down approach, linear structure, and emphasize security and accuracy. In contrast, digital transformers focus on innovation, employee-and customer-centricity, and prioritize speed and flexibility. By understanding the two groups, enterprises can overcome challenges that arise from PC life-cycle management. By investing in existing PC management tools and partnering with a company that specializes in PC deployment and management, firms can empower employees to better serve customers. Download this Forrester report to learn more about the approach and strategy differences in how these two groups address the dynamic digital demand
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Today's marketplace is hypercompetitive. Brands compete for attention, hoping they can turn that attention into a loyal customer. But too many companies are not able to build a long-term relationship that results in a loyal customer because the customer had a poor experience.
To remain competitive, brands need to create compelling integrated customer experiences that continue to evolve and reduce the friction between company and customer over the lifetime of the relationship.
This IDC Vendor Spotlight discusses the current challenge that organizations face in providing a differentiating customer support experience and the potential that technology offers as a lever to improve the customer support experience.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
People analytics is increasingly on the agenda for organisations. With the rise of workplace technology allowing leaders to track employees’ performance, productivity and wellbeing, we partnered with the CIPD to survey over 3,000 business professionals to understand how people analytics is being used.
And the results are in. 65% of respondents who work in an organisation with a strong people analytics culture, say their business performance is strong compared to competitors.
As well as outlining the key opportunities leaders can capitalise on, this report covers:
- How different professions are using people data
- The various types of people data that are being used
- How people analytics adds value to organisations
- What the future holds for people data
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
Today’s data volume, variety, and velocity has made relational database nearly obsolete for handling certain types of workloads. But it’s also put incredible strain on regular NoSQL databases. The key is to find one that can deliver the infinite scale and high availability required to support high volume, web-scale applications in clustered environments. This white paper details the capabilities and uses case of an Active Everywhere database
Robots play a key role in achieving manufacturing efficiencies and reducing labor intensive operations across diverse industries. Traditional machine vision has its limitations, however—typically, it can only conduct defect detection and classification based on fixed rules and work in fixed environments. To add on, the complexity of robotic system design poses challenges for many manufacturers to identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
The future of robot and machine solutions is a production environment where devices, machines, robots, and sensors are interoperable.
Find out how NexCOBOT integrates AI-driven vision capabilities into robotics to improve quality and accuracy over traditional machine vision—as well as providing an open and modular solution for users to develop a robot control system that best fits their particular application requirements.
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
How Top Brands Automate Social Service Practices
Today’s conversational commerce requires brands to provide immediate answers to their customers’ questions. Chatbots and artificial intelligence are fast becoming critical tools for customer service, bringing speed and scale that ensures a superior experience. But what are the best practices that marketers need to know to tackle the challenges of customer service automation?
?Learn from experts from General Motors, Booking.com and Spredfast about how to bring automation into your CX workflows and bolster your social service strategies. You’ll find out:
How to think about automation for your business?
How chatbots enhance your agent workflows??
??How Booking.com and GM are using AI to drive inspiration and customer? service efficiencies??
Transformation technologies like IoT, blockchain, AI, cloud security, autonomous and chatbots are all jostling for our attention. But which ones are considered important and which ones are businesses actually using? In August 2018, we asked 4,000 senior decision-makers across 21 markets to tell us how they felt about the different technologies.
Fascinated to find out?
Read our global survey of what matters most to your IT peers. Download now.
Car-sharing, ride-sharing and ride-hailing aren’t
new. Uber and other personal mobility services
have redefined how people move from place to
place. And now these services are beginning to
redefine traditional car ownership itself. As people
move from one vehicle to another, their personal
information and preferences need to follow them,
so the car they use feels like their own. Blockchain is
defined as a shared, immutable ledger, and it can
address many of the challenges that new types of
personal mobility present.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
The data deluge problem isn’t just about the amount
of internal, operational data being stored, but also the
level of granularity available. The finance and HR teams
of many institutions still operate on outdated systems
that are only able to store aggregate data with complex
details summarized. While these systems may be
sufficient for the purpose of financial reporting, they’re
unable to keep up with the level of complexity needed
to drive business decisions.