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.
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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.
NICE has made a significant investment into AI and ML techniques that are embedded into its core workforce management solution, NICE WFM. Recent advancements include learning models that find hidden patterns in the historical data used to generate forecasts for volume and work time. NICE WFM also has an AI tool that determines, from a series of more than 40 models, which single model will produce the best results for each work type being forecasted. NICE has also included machine learning in its scheduling processes which are discussed at length in the white paper.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 10, 2019
Explosive data growth and network complexity hindering your ability to deliver results? We get it: the more complex the application infrastructure, the harder it is to ensure apps are functioning optimally.
Read our new eBook, “Driving Digital Transformation with Application Intelligence,” to learn how to provide insight into applications across complex infrastructure. Discover previously hard-to-get information about bottlenecks, suspicious data, and user experience.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
As new code deployments accelerate through wider adoption
of DevOps methodology, maintaining software security is
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security program successful: 10 Essential Best Practices.”
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: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
In a recent study, IDC analyzed the business value and benefits of supporting network operations with Forcepoint NGFW solutions. The research included interviews with eight organizations relying upon Forcepoint’s NGFW to connect and protect their networks and business operations.
IDC created a model based upon their analysis to identify the costs and real benefits of deploying Forcepoint NGFW. The highlights of this analytical model are captured in their Business Value Snapshot; and the complete results are available for download now in the IDC Quantifying the Operational and Security Results of Switching to Forcepoint NGFW Whitepaper.
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Download the IDC Whitepaper now to learn how the eight organizations surveyed realized improved efficiency, availability and security with Forcepoint NGFW, as well as a return of cost in only seven months and an average 5-year ROI of 510%.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
When it comes to choosing an NGFW, it pays to listen to the experts. That's why we're excited to announce that NSS Labs, the leading independent third-party assessment provider for network security products, has awarded Forcepoint NGFW its highest rating for the sixth consecutive time.
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Published By: Monster
Published Date: Oct 25, 2012
It's a new world of recruiting in 2012, and every employer needs to stay ahead of the curve. Who's doing what in the real world of recruiting? This detailed survey report conducted by Monster and BLR's HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line, answers your questions:
* Which recruiting sources are working best in 2012?
* What recruiting methods are most popular?
* Is social media really the best way to find great candidates?
* Should you do Facebook and Google background checks?
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Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.
If designed properly, game mechanics can be successfully added into workplace wellness programs to amplify results and build engagement and excitement. Discover more about the role of game techniques in corporate health programs in this free paper.
View this new report to discover techniques you can use to engage your employees in your workforce health initiatives. Used together, these methods will ensure that these initiatives drive results for both your organization and your employees.
Many business leaders know that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are critical to their future but don’t know where to start. Those who do have an AI/ML strategy struggle to find qualified data scientists; and once they find them, even advanced data scientists need a lot of time—even months—to build and deploy ML models. These challenges put significant limits on the range and number of problems a business can solve.
In this webinar, learn how H2O Driverless AI on Amazon Web Services (AWS) automates the best practices of leading data scientists to create advanced machine learning models automatically. With these production-ready models, relative newcomers to AI/ML can generate reliable results and scale-up AI programs that anticipate and capitalize on trends, optimize supply chains, understand customer demand, match consumers with goods and services, and much more.
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Implement ML successfully with minimal data science expertise.
Join us to learn why Human-in-the-Loop training data should be powering your machine learning (ML) projects and how to make it happen. If you’re curious about what human-in-the-loop machine learning actually looks like, join Figure Eight CTO Robert Munro and AWS machine learning experts to learn how to effectively incorporate active learning and human-in-the-loop practices in your ML projects to achieve better results.
When to use human-in-the-loop as an effective strategy for machine learning projects
How to set up an effective interface to get the most out of human intelligence
How to ensure high-quality, accurate data sets
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Who Should Attend: IT leaders and professionals, line-of-business managers, business decision makers, data scientists, developers, and other experts interested in implementing AI/ML on the cloud are encouraged to attend this webinar.
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The results of this seminal study on green building in the retail and hospitality sectors show that green building is expected to grow significantly in the next two years.
In this 64-page SmartMarket report, new green opportunities are discussed for firms in the retail, restaurant, and hotel sectors.
Published By: Varicent
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
When incentive plans are managed through complicated and disparate spreadsheets, just getting an accurate view of payout results is difficult. This white paper discusses automating incentive compensation as a solution.