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.
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.
How can providers and insurers reduce costs and increase patient satisfaction? In the evolving value-based care (VBC) model, better healthcare IT is a must have. L.E.K.'s Joseph Johnson and Harsha Madannavar identify key success strategies in our latest Executive Insights.
As water is increasingly being recognized as a high-value commodity, aging assets present a major threat to organizations that treat and deliver it. Improving asset performance is one of the most effective strategies water and wastewater plants and networks can implement to reduce costs and protect quality.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
The IT pendulum is swinging to distributed computing environments, network perimeters are dissolving, and
compute is being distributed across various parts of organizations’ infrastructure—including, at times, their extended
ecosystem. As a result, organizations need to ensure the appropriate levels of visibility and security at these remote
locations, without dramatically increasing staff or tools. They need to invest in solutions that can scale to provide
increased coverage and visibility, but that also ensure efficient use of resources. By implementing a common
distributed data services layer as part of a comprehensive security operations and analytics platform architecture
(SOAPA) and network operations architecture, organizations can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and improve operational
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
Disruption to data availability has the ability to cripple an organisation, and in the consumer goods market, restricted access to data could cause goods to take longer to get to market. To prepare for data outages, it is imperative that businesses have effective backup and recovery solutions in place to minimise downtime and maintain functionality.
This case study examines how PT Wings Surya, a leader in the Indonesian consumer goods market, was able to increase business uptime, cut the time taken to run backup jobs from 8 to just 2 hours, and reduce backup costs by 60%.
Today, you can improve product quality and gain better control of the entire
manufacturing chain with data virtualization, machine learning, and advanced
data analytics. With all relevant data aggregated, analyzed, and acted on, sensors,
devices, people, and processes become part of a connected Smart Factory
•? Increased uptime, reduced downtime
•? Minimized surplus and defects
•? Better yields
•? Reduced cost due to better quality
•? Fewer deviations and less non-conformance
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.
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
When any organization starts planning for cloud-native applications, it is important to consider
the entire time span: from selecting a development platform until an application is truly production-grade and ready for delivery in the cloud. It can be a long journey, with many decisions
along the way that can help or hinder progress.
For example, at the beginning of a move to cloud-native development, it is easy for inefficiencies
to occur if developers begin selecting tools and frameworks before they know where the application will be deployed. While enterprise developers want choice of runtimes, frameworks, and
languages, organizations need standards that address the entire application life cycle in order
to reduce operational costs, decrease risks, and meet compliance requirements. Organizations
also want to avoid lock-in, whether it is to a single provider of cloud infrastructure or the latest
In addition, given the steep learning curve in cloud development, con
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Contamination can have a dramatic effect on the life and effectiveness of equipment, resulting in increased wear rates and damage, loss of equipment reliability and reduced component efficiency. As equipment continues to become more complex, and manufactured with tighter clearances, system contamination is increasingly important to control maintenance costs and improve equipment reliability.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Aug 30, 2019
Fraud is a serious concern for the communications industry, with proceeds and services used by organised crime and terrorist networks. Whilst reliable statistics are difficult to come by, industry association Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimates the total global fraud loss at around $29bn annually. Of this, over $7bn is attributed to subscription fraud and account takeover.
In an industry which is undergoing widespread digital transformation to streamline customer journeys and reduce operating costs through automation, preventing fraud is critical. Learn More
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
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Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.