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.
In response to concerns raised by healthcare leaders that the absence of adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) and race characteristics in patient populations impedes the fair comparison of hospitals on risk-standardized 30-day unplanned readmission rates, Truven Health AnalyticsTM evaluated the extent to which risk-adjusted readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia are affected by adjustments for community-level SES factors through its Community Need Index (CNI) and patient race. The study shows there is, indeed, a statistically significant effect. For more, visit truvenhealth.com/wp/readmissionpenalties.
The operation of your organization depends, at least in part, on its data.
You can avoid fines and remediation costs, protect your organization’s reputation and employee morale, and maintain business continuity by building a capability to detect and respond to incidents effectively.
The simplicity of the incident response process can be misleading. We recommend tabletop exercises as an important step in pressure-testing your program.
The Cisco® Incident Response team is led by elite security specialists who can uncover the source of threats by analyzing and synthesizing intelligence from multiple sources. These sought-after specialists consistently deliver resolution in a shorter timeframe, returning businesses like yours to normal. Fast.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 13, 2018
On the 13th February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act was passed in the Australian
Parliament, introducing a mandatory notification regime. This bill commences on the 23rd February 2018 and will
require organisations to notify data subjects and regulators in the event of an “eligible” data breach.
An “eligible data breach” will occur where:
? There is unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, the information; and
? A reasonable person would conclude that the access or disclosure would be likely to result in serious harm to
any of the individuals to whom the information relates
The amended legislation provides greater clarity to Australian citizens about the privacy of their personal information
and will affect Australian companies as well as international organisations with Australian operations.
It also means that businesses must carefully think about the practical issues related to data breach responses
and the disruptive consequences of any un
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
In a survey of over 900 US and UK companies, Trustpilot compiled results from finance companies among the respondents to learn which initiatives they consider most important, what their 2018 priorities are, and whether or not trust plays a role in their business strategy. Trustpilot also conducted a global consumer poll throughout the month of January 2018 on Trustpilot.com to learn more about customers’ expectations when it comes to the finance industry, receiving over 15,000 responses. Those survey results provided a more detailed understanding of whether finance companies’ priorities are aligned with consumer expectations, while also getting a clearer picture of how trust and reputation should be approached. At the end of this report, in addition to the findings, recommendations are provided to finance companies based on the survey findings and analysis.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 01, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
Published By: WhatCounts
Published Date: Apr 30, 2010
There's no reason overseeing and managing a million-plus subscriber email database should be a discombobulated and overbearing task. Start being an effective email marketer by creating a plan, brushing up on your skills, and cleaning house. Implementing these six simple tweaks will go a long way towards maximizing the return, response, and revenue from your email program.
Are you taking the proper precautions in identifying hazards for lone workers and reducing their risk for injury? If not, your workers could suffer delays in emergency response or medical assistance. Stay in compliance and help keep your employees safe with this Free Best Practices Report.
Professional coaching is an interactive process that helps individuals and organizations improve their performances and achieve extraordinary results.
See highlights from the ICF's Global Coaching Client Study, which includes responses from 2,165 coaching clients representing 64 countries, to learn how professional coaching can help.
Personalization is the key to getting candidates to respond. With Dice’s Guide to Engaging Tech Candidates, you’ll get tips and templates for crafting effective recruiting emails and social messages that get response.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 20, 2018
It’s an exciting, albeit challenging time for marketers—new channels, strategies, and technologies have empowered us to engage our buyers like never before. At the same time, due to the abundance of available information, buyer expectations have increased, leaving marketers to fight for their attention as we showcase our products and services.
In response, organizations are implementing an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy. Account-based marketing offers organizations a significant return on investment (ROI) as they are faced with the need to acquire, retain, and grow high-value accounts. This comprehensive, 100+ page guide includes checklists, worksheets, examples, and advice from over 12 industry thought leaders to help marketers at any level, from beginners to experts, create and implement an effective account-based marketing strategy.
Download The Definitive Guide to Account-Based Marketing to learn:
How to create a solid ABM strategy to meet your goals
What stakeholders t
Published By: Mindfire
Published Date: May 07, 2010
In this report, results from well over 650 real-life cross-media marketing campaigns across 27 vertical markets are analyzed and compared to industry benchmarks for response rates of static direct mail campaigns, to provide a solid base of actual performance data and information.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 23, 2017
Digital information has quickly become the lifeblood of business success, enabling firms to become more
operationally efficient and to better serve their customers. As companies seek to harness their data in new ways, the
infrastructure that houses that data can falter under the strain. In response, new innovations have emerged to help
address the concerns of managing and protecting these increasingly important data capacities. While some vendors
focus innovation development on software alone and allow the hardware to remain commodity, Dell Technologies is
delivering some impressive hardware innovation with Isilon’s next generation hardware to complement its software’s
The 2015 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design describes a hypothetical company, referred to as NeedToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
The e-book describes a hypothetical company, referred to as Need ToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
The digital marketplace presents new challenges for marketers, yet provides the perfect canvas for creating personalized, relevant communications and developing deep relationships with customers based on ongoing interactions.
This paper explores what customer “moments of truth” mean, and how understanding those moments of truth along the customer journey enables marketers to deliver the personalized, real-time responses that customers crave. You’ll also learn best practices on how customer experience optimization and digital marketing optimization can help marketers capitalize on moments of truth.
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Nov 04, 2015
This report explains the benefits that Hadoop and Hadoop-based products can bring to organizations today, both for big data analytics and as complements to existing BI and data warehousing technologies based on TDWI research plus survey responses from 325 data management professionals across 13 industries. It also covers Hadoop best practices and provides an overview of tools and platforms that integrate with Hadoop.
To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses.
Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World”
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Based on responses from more than 1,100 adults who currently have investments, the research found the wave of millennials (ages 18-34) entering the market is not only putting pressure on financial advisors to use newer technologies in managing their money, but also pushing even Gen Xers (ages 35-54) and baby boomers (ages 55+) toward more modern financial tools, such as modeling on mobile devices or online portfolio rebalancing.