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.
By making use of the right technology, transportation and logistics (T&L) companies can reinvent their industry with superior customer service, increased revenues, and reduced costs.
This whitepaper looks at the obstacles facing the T&L industry and examines how fleet planning and trip analysis software businesses can help by enabling faster and smarter data-driven decision-making.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE can help T&L companies improve fleet management.
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.
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.
IT market intelligence agency, IDC, conducted a global study of 3500+ IT leaders around the world and found that companies at all levels are considering PC Lifecycle as a Service models to reduce costs, shorten refresh cycles and procure better equipment for their employees.
Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) combines hardware, software, lifecycle services and financing into one all-encompassing solution – providing a single, predictable price per seat per month provided by Dell Financial Services.
The Cisco SD-WAN solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that enables digital and cloud transformation at enterprises. It significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services, and, builds a robust security architecture crucial for hybrid networks. Enterprises today face major user experience problems for SaaS applications on account of networking problems. The centralized Internet exit architecture is inefficient and results in poor SaaS performance. And branch sites are running out of capacity to handle Internet traffic which is a concern because more than 50% of branch traffic is destined to the cloud. More importantly there are many dynamic changes in Internet gateways and the SaaS hosting servers that lead to unpredictability in performance. The Cisco SD-WAN solution solves these problems by creating multiple Internet exit points, adding high bandwidth at branch locations, and dynamically steering around problems in real-time, resulting is an optimal SaaS
Health care costs are already out of control. You’ve tried everything you can think of to reduce costs, but nothing seems to work. Learn where the real problem lies and what you can do about it by rethinking your approach.
• Learn why the usual tactics do little to contain costs
• See how carrier choice and location impact cost
• Get educated on new approaches that contain costs
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: May 21, 2018
The start of a new chapter of your business, whether you're moving upmarket or adding products and features, is a great time to scale your customer service operations in a smart way.
We know customers prefer self service, via a knowledge base, if one is available. A Gartner report estimates that CIOs can reduce customer support costs by 25% or more when proper knowledge management discipline is in place.
If you've been on the sidelines waiting to take the self-serv ice leap, this white paper will prove that you and your agents already partake in the activities needed to offer great self-service,every single day.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Learn how having one backup and recovery solution on a converged platform that can unify, manage and protect mixed workloads across the enterprise allows IT to reduce administration and infrastructure costs, even in the most complex environments.
As the shift into a digital economy continues to accelerate, companies must out-innovate, outthink, and outpace their competition. Businesses must embrace change and transform to become the disruptors in their industries rather than wait to be disrupted by their competitors.
In the face of this pressure to evolve, organizations need to transform IT to reduce both the capital and operational costs of legacy IT. They must offload repeatable and time-intensive manual tasks like backup, disaster recovery, and service deployment to software and policy-driven automation.
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.
When IT decision makers at midsized organizations are assessing the modern data protection options available to them, five key questions can help them uncover the technologies that might be most appropriate. The questions center on:
What does the organization need to protect?
What kinds of recoverability should it plan for?
How can it reduce its costs?
How long does it need to keep its data?
Which cloud method or approach is best for the organization?
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This document will explore the challenges SMB IT faces today, how industry peers are addressing these challenges, best practices for these issues, and how IT professionals may be able to leverage HPE to achieve their goals.
Download this white paper to learn more about these notable findings from IDC's study of HP DC Service customers.
HP Datacenter Care Service can reduce the costs of delivering mission-critical business processes by 23%.
HP's Datacenter Care Service solution is able to reduce downtime by 88%, adding five hours of uptime annually to each internal user and $835,000 in revenue to each organization.
Increasingly, x86 servers will need a higher level of operational support.
On average, companies in this study were able to recognize an average ROI of 456% and pay back the initial investment in HP DC Service in six months.
Today’s idea-driven economy calls for a simpler, faster virtualization solution—one that can be managed by one IT generalist vs. numerous IT specialists. Enter HPE Hyper Converged 380, an advanced, virtualized system from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, this enterprise-grade VM vending machine enables you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs like no other hyperconverged system available today.