In the post-ACA era, aligning physicians with organizational goals appears to be gaining traction in health systems and hospitals nationwide. Based on a February survey of the HealthLeaders Media Council, comprising executives from healthcare provider organizations across the country, physician alignment remains a complex challenge.
Even as value-based care continues to take effect, clinical integration or alignment is quickly emerging from a need to ensure quality, cut costs, and drive referrals across health systems and hospitals. Directly employing physicians has been one of the main strategies healthcare leaders are using to improve physician alignment with health systems.
Download this free report today, and learn about the results of aligning the goals of physicians and organizations.
This report outlines the top challenges providers are facing in the transition to value-based care. The results this year reinforce both the magnitude of the task and leaders’ reluctance to make a full commitment while details of emerging but still largely unknown payment models are unresolved.
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 organizations with strong bond ratings are regarded favorably from a financial perspective, of course. In addition, research by the Truven Health AnalyticsTM ActionOI® program shows that such organizations tend to excel in other categories, such as average length of stay and results of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys.
Truven Health Analytics™ evaluated the extent to which community need— a measure of the underlying economic and social factors that affect the overall health of a community, including income, cultural/language barriers, education, insurance and housing—is associated with elevated rates of preventable hospitalizations or an increased risk of hospitalization believed to be preventable with quality ambulatory care. The results of this investigation reveal a modest but statistically significant association between community need and an increased risk of hospitalizations that are believed to be preventable with good-quality ambulatory care.
In the coming era of accountable care, providers will finally have something to gain by actively engaging patients in taking care of their health—and a lot to lose by not doing so. The best way to do that is to manage every aspect of their care. But the patients themselves will remain free to defect to another provider whenever they choose, either temporarily or permanently. Persuading them to centralize their care will rapidly become job 1. This report explores survey results about the primary forces enabling patient engagement and features a case study about the active care management program in development at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in South Carolina.
Provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. Especially in the face of the transition to ICD-10, results include optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
Can hospital staff use personal devices for work-related communications? Spok surveyed 450+ healthcare organizations to assess the current landscape. Results show a lot of variation and may surprise you.
Research has demonstrated enhanced technology can improve communication between patients, families and care providers, improve motivation, and has the potential to effect better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Additionally, better technology also makes the workplace more appealing to employees.
With the investment and complexity involved, how can health systems utilize technology in the most efficient and effective ways to drive business results?
As 5G is becoming a commercial reality in multiple lead markets, the question of how it should be positioned, packaged and priced will be critical in building competitive 5G propositions.
Download the Strategy Analytics report to discover the results from end-user study groups and operator interviews, undertaken to answer a fundamental question: Are Telcos getting 5G right? Learn:
How to build a 5G proposition to drive uptake, demand and profitability
What consumers want from 5G services
Where the opportunities and challenges are for operators, including content, unlimited data, enterprise offerings, network slicing, digital engagement, IoT etc.
What is digital transformation? Why is everyone talking about it? And what can it do for me?
Across every level of your company, people are asking themselves these questions. The Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report provides answers. It’s based on data points from over 230 cases of digital transformation from around the world, in data centers, buildings, infrastructure, and industry. The results paint a compelling picture of what digital transformation can do for businesses of all types.
A selection of key findings:
- On average, digital transformation helped our customers save 35% on engineering costs.
- Our customers cut an average of 28% off their energy costs.
- Digital transformation efforts drove productivity gains by an average of 24%.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 23, 2019
Forrester Consulting determined the Total Economic Impact™ of IT applications—and ServiceNow believes that the results were impressive. The study delivers a framework to evaluate the real world customer experience and economic impact of switching to ServiceNow. Download now.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Nov 11, 2019
Spiraledge is a health and ecommerce company in the online retail, activity tracking and farm management spaces.
The Obstacles They Faced
The online retailer needed to improve scalability, performance and agility to reduce the risk of unpredictable traffic causing outages or bad customer experiences.
What Spiraledge Achieved with Rackspace and GCP
After completing a 13TB migration, Spiraledge’s new Google Cloud Platform is more responsive to traffic spikes and has increased key business results from R&D platform innovations.
As marketers chase after the same people with the same tactics, traditional marketing has become less worth the time—and the money.
Email outreach worked until spam clogged up inboxes. Content marketing worked until everybody started to put out sub-standard material. And search engine marketing worked until it became inundated with new players clamoring for attention. Even inbound tactics aren’t delivering the results they once did.
And as the need for performance continues to climb, so does the status of account-based marketing (ABM). In the B2B sphere it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about ABM, a potent approach that puts sales and marketing together.
If you’re planning to sell products and services to today’s fast-moving global consumers, there’s no way around it—you need a website. And to make sure that website delivers an experience that fuels conversions and revenue, testing and optimization are crucial.
There are lots of different ways to test your website. However, while some tests will help you optimize, others will just take up your time and give nothing useful back in return.
This guide will show you how to build and run the right kind of website test and decode the results to get the answers you need.
It is breathing life into our existing energy resources and creating new opportunities.
Better use of data has visible, tangible and immediate results. It is helping energy companies become safer, more reliable and more efficient.
This is good for both our wallets and our planet.
For more information visit: www.ibm.com/energy or watch our webinar here
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?
Published By: Resolver
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
Together with ASIS International, Resolver polled corporate security professionals in the ASIS community about the state of security management in 2019. Based on the results, Resolver examined current practices and trends in the systems and technologies involved with managing incidents and assessing threats.
Watch this webinar for access to the survey results where Resolver identified the top incidents organizations face, where security teams are planning technology improvements or upgrades, and how they use incident management to assess future threats. You’ll walk away with the information you need to benchmark your team, as well as practical tactics to collect relevant data to help allocate and maximize your security budget for 2020.
To keep up with the growing needs of students, faculty and staff, higher ed IT departments must deliver a modern and seamless digital experience—often despite significant budget and staffing hurdles.
In this peer report, IT leaders at four different universities share how they’re using Cherwell’s IT service management (ITSM) solution to tackle common challenges and create extraordinary results in three key areas: efficiency, campus-wide user experience and enterprise-level innovation. What they’ve accomplished is only the start:
• Halving customization and configuration time while boosting user satisfaction
• Improving service delivery and enabling campus-wide collaboration
• Helping departments beyond IT to pursue their own automation initiatives
By replacing legacy systems, automating manual workflows, enabling self-help and much more, IT pros are making radically new realities possible with a streamlined and customizable approach to ITSM. Download the report to read their stor
"Optimizing technology investment isn’t about cutting costs — it’s about investing the right amount necessary to deliver the value required by the business, while at the same time looking for low-risk opportunities to fund innovation initiatives. But to be effective in optimization efforts, you need an efficient and repeatable approach. This guide shows you the way.
We’ve outlined six best practices for optimizing financial and resource investments in technology, from getting a handle on where you stand today to:
- Identifying opportunities
- Determining tradeoffs
- Demonstrating results
- Staying optimized over time"
To optimize technology operating costs and free-up funds to drive innovation, it’s critical for IT organizations to identify waste and eliminate it. A good place to start is often in the application portfolio, where it’s commonplace to have redundant apps which overlap in function and deliver minimal to no business value.
How do you zero in on the resource-drainers and excise them without compromising service delivery or ongoing business processes? How do you undertake the complicated route of rationalizing your application portfolio???
Download this eBook to:
o Get started on Application Rationalization (App Rat) with your existing data
o Use facts to cut through ambiguity and make defensible decisions
o Gain buy-in from skeptical app owners and business partners
o Measure results and show return on your efforts
o Sustain gains with ongoing portfolio management
At Quantum Metric, helping companies improve digital customer experience is our passion. We’ve harnessed the learnings and observations we’ve had across dozens of Fortune 500 organizations to develop a methodology that companies can use to achieve meaningful results quickly - helping leadership and teams highlight the lowest hanging fruit in their organizations. The principles for our guide are:
Be Easy to Understand. Five clear steps with specific goals and outcomes.
Provide Value from Day One. No month-long assessments required.
Deliver Quantifiable Outcomes. Clear, objective, and measurable improvements.
Be Consistent. Produce repeatable results.
Be Universal. Applicable to a wide-variety of businesses and situations.
Using the concepts illustrated within this methodology, digital teams from every industry have been able to consistently deliver stellar customer experiences that encourage and maintain long term brand loyalty.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Aite Group’s second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) Research Report, commissioned by iovation, a TransUnion Company, provides an in-depth analysis of how those in the payment services and e-commerce market should prepare to handle the new strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements under PSD2.
See the results of the actual market status in Europe regarding the main changes that PSD2 will bring to the e-commerce payments market.
This complimentary, custom report, PSD2: Advent of the New Payments Market in Europe, will teach you what Aite Group concluded after interviewing 20 payments executives from European banks, other PSPs, merchants, payment networks and industry experts.