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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?
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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
"Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed- breach world.
Over 6,500 publicly disclosed data breaches occurred in 2018 alone, exposing over 5 billion records—a large majority of which included usernames and passwords.1 This wasn’t new to 2018 though, as evidenced by
the existence of an online, searchable database of 8 billion username and password combinations that have been stolen over the years (https://haveibeenpwned.com/), keeping in mind there are only 4.3 billion people worldwide that have internet access.
These credentials aren’t stolen just for fun—they are the leading attack type for causing a data breach. And the driving force behind the majority of credential attacks are bots—malicious ones—because they enable cybercriminals to achieve scale. That’s why prioritizing secure access and bot protection needs to be part of every organ
As ride-hailing, e-commerce and food delivery services continue to grow, the value of curbside space is increasingly apparent. Though valuable and potentially lucrative, its original design is failing to live up to the needs of today's society. The demand for curbside space is growing, but the asset itself is fixed.
To reduce urban congestion, ensure optimal roadway performance management, encourage new mobility solutions and facilitate on-demand delivery efficiency, it is vital that the curb be better utilized.
In this eBook, gain insight from six visionaries and thought leaders with a stake in the landscape of urban mobility as they share how to better optimize curbside space.
HR’s most confident leaders are using data, predictive insights and AI to transform HR into a new value driver. Discover what it takes to become an HR transformation trailblazer.
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• how trailblazers are exploiting uncertainty to drive new competitive advantage
• which technologies HR leaders are investing in
• what it means to integrate human and digital labour in a collaborative workplace
• six priorities for forward-looking HR leaders.
Users are working off-hours, off-network, and off-VPN. Are you up on all the ways DNS can be used to secure them? If not, maybe it’s time to brush up. More than 91% of malware uses DNS to gain command and control, exfiltrate data, or redirect web traffic. Because DNS is a protocol used by all devices that connect to the internet, security at the DNS layer is critical for achieving the visibility and protection you need for any users accessing the internet. Learn how DNS-layer security can help you block threats before they reach your network or endpoints.
You are doing everything you can to avoid breaches. But what happens when a hacker manages to bypass your security? In this webinar we will show you how to build a strong security posture and a layered defence that will give you the ability to quickly respond to breaches. We will cover: - The evolving threat landscape and why prevention-only strategies eventually fail - How to build a strong first line of defence to reduce exposure to threats - Protect your last line of defence with retrospective security - A quick demo of how Cisco Umbrella and AMP for Endpoints work together to contain, detect and remediate threats in real time - An overview of how Incident Response Services can help you with the skills you need to manage a breach
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
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? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
Connected Intelligence in Insurance
Insurance as we know it is transforming dramatically, thanks to capabilities brought about by new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
Download this IDC Analyst Infobrief to learn about how the new breed of insurers are becoming more personalized, more predictive, and more real-time than ever.
What you will learn:
The insurance industry's global digital trends, supported by data and analysis
What capabilities will make the insurers of the future become disruptors in their industry
Notable leaders based on IDC Financial Insights research and their respective use cases
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As recognized leader in master data management (MDM), and a pioneer in data asset management, TIBCO EBX™ software is an innovative, single solution for managing, governing, and consuming all your shared data assets. It includes all the enterprise class capabilities you need to create data management applications including user interfaces for authoring and data stewardship, workflow, hierarchy management, and data integration tools. And it provides an accurate, trusted view of business functions, insights, and decisions to empower better decisions and faster, smarter actions.
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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.
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An agile and automated billing platform simplifies complex processes, dramatically reducing operating expenses and increasing your speed to market. Discover how today.
What if you could use just one platform to detect all types of major financial crimes?
One platform to handle the analytical tasks of fraud detection, including:
Data processing and aggregation
Statistical/mathematical/machine learning modeling
One platform that could successfully reduce complex and time-consuming fraud investigations by combining extremely different domains of knowledge including Business, Economics, Finance, and Law. A platform that can cover payments, credit card transactions, and know your customer (KYC) processes, as well as similar use cases like anti-money laundering (AML), trade surveillance, and crimes such as insurance claims fraud.
Learn more about TIBCO's comprehensive software capabilities behind tackling all these types of fraud in this in depth whitepaper.
Companies typically begin with a
basic approach to sales tax: figure out the requirements of the state
in which they’re headquartered, register with that state, and start collecting sales tax from customers in that state. That approach may work for a while,
but as your business expands into new states (whether you have a physical presence there or not), the risk of non-compliance with sales tax becomes significant.
Smart finance leaders know they need to have a sales tax
compliance strategy before they start getting notices from state tax authorities.
City leaders around the world can consider the examples cited in this paper as they plan for the future. From predicting the weather and improving public transportation routes – to mitigating complex public health crises, leaders have a plethora of technology resources available to them. There’s no shortage of data to help inform their strategies and ultimately make cities more resilient. What leaders do with this data, and how effectively they involve their constituents in the solution, will determine their success
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers scalable, cost-efficient cloud services that public sector customers can use to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and accelerate innovation.
The procurement of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Traditional public sector procurement and contracting approaches that are designed to purchase products, such as hardware and related software, can be inconsistent with cloud services (like IaaS). A failure to modernize contracting and procurement approaches can reduce the pool of competitors and inhibit customer ability to adopt and leverage cloud technology
Innovation requires many ingredients: a great idea, creativity, persistence, the right data, and technology. Governments around the world are taking advantage of the cloud to reduce cost and transform the way they deliver on their mission. The expectations of an increasingly digital citizenry are high, yet all levels of government face budgetary and human resource constraints. Cloud computing (on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing) can help government organizations increase innovation, agility, and resiliency, all while reducing costs. This whitepaper provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.