The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
Partners HealthCare has implemented a program that helps surgeons and other clinicians easily apply best practice guidelines to a patient’s unique status. In this case study executives share the secret to boosting rates of appropriate use of high-cost procedures, and eliminating medical necessity reviews.
Published By: Caradigm
Published Date: Feb 16, 2015
Many organizations joined the ACO program with the idea of using it as the first step in the transition to new reimbursement models. It’s a critical time for more ACOs to achieve the milestone of shared savings in order to demonstrate the ability to lower costs for an “at-risk” population. As best practices are emerging from early participants in the ACO program, ACOs have the opportunity to evolve their strategies in order to achieve more success.
Somnia’s new white paper, “Five Warning Signs of an Underperforming Anesthesia Team,” reviews hospital and ASC management challenges, identifies five warning signs of underperformance in anesthesia, and shares specific elements for high performance in anesthesia management.
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
Technology is changing the way that businesses
across industries operate. Often referred to as
“digital transformation” or “digitization,” this change
is rapid, and it is relentless. It touches everything in the
legal profession from the completion of everyday tasks to
the way information is secured and shared
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
This white paper will examine the security issues introduced by
more data over faster networks, how an architectural approach can
solve those challenges and introduces the GigaSECURE® Security
Delivery Platform, the leading next-generation network packet
broker purpose-built for security tools to work more efficiently
across physical, virtual and cloud environments. In fact, IHS Markit1
has named Gigamon the market leader and the best-known vendor
in the space with #1 market share in multiple industries – 36%
overall and 59% in the government sector.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Sep 04, 2019
In this hands-on guide, our AWS Amazing Minds share advice on how to navigate and optimise your cloud journey on AWS, tackling the 9 most common questions around upskilling on AWS, automation, DevSecOps, customised cloud and more.
Our customers were the catalyst for creating the Amazing Minds series. Independent research combined with insights from our day-to-day business interactions, told us unequivocally that they wanted to be part of the journey. We also know that a secure and high-performing cloud journey is at its best when it’s a shared experience.
Download the guide to see how you can achieve how performance outcomes on AWS, and save time and money whilst doing so.
In this InfoBrief, we discuss the broad impact of digitization and how organizations are utilizing RPA technologies for driving business outcomes.
We also share use cases and examples from different sectors, as well as key factors that organizations need to consider when selecting a partner for RPA deployment.
Since RPA is the latest buzzword, there is a lot of noise around this topic and we aim to filter the noise and provide key insights, as well as offer essential guidance for successful RPA strategies.
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
Supply chain managers are increasingly leveraging location intelligence and location data to raise visibility throughout their whole logistics process and to optimize their delivery routes. Leveraging this data requires an ever-more-robust technology stack.
As supply chain technology stacks become more complex, diverse and defined by legacy system integrations, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are becoming essential to making stacks scale, allowing supply chain managers to better meet the demands of the new generation of consumers.
Innovative location APIs provide supply chain stacks and applications with:
Real-time data implementation
Introducing new technology into an organization can sometimes be daunting. As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and tips to streamline the supply chain technology integration across the whole organization.
"The average company uses more than 50 security vendors: firewalls, web proxies, SIEM, appliances, intelligence - and the list goes on. Do you have more security tools than you can handle? There’s an easier way to make the most of your existing investments.
We'll share ways you can reduce security alerts and extend your security off network, anywhere users go, with Cisco Umbrella. Built with a bidirectional API, Cisco Umbrella easily integrates with the other systems in your stack, so you can extend protection from on-premises security appliances to devices and sites beyond your perimeter — and amplify investments you’ve already made.
Read the eBook to learn more about getting more bang for your security buck."
Grab a cup of coffee and tune in to hear Alan Meirzon, Director – Chief Information Security Office at Deutsche Bank share his experience using Cisco Umbrella. Alan discusses how his team uses Umbrella as the first line of defense against threats on the internet. He shares best practices and the outcomes his team has seen using DNS-layer security to protect users wherever they access the internet. View this video to hear security best practices and lessons learned from Alan, a security veteran.
Organizations that create and deliver software — whether for their own IT operations, for the packaged applications market, or as the core of their final product, as in the systems space — must grapple not only with today’s competitive landscape, but also with increased complexity in their processes and supply chains. Many factors serve to complicate software delivery, but differentiation lies at the heart of managing this complexity. This smartpaper explores how effective quality management creates opportunities to deliver key business benefits, such as improved market share, higher customer satisfaction, and increased brand equity.
With upward of a billion vehicles in operation across the world and rising urbanization there is an unprecedented level of traffic and congestion in our major towns and cities. On the front-line, are the emergency dispatchers and responders facing complex challenges as they attempt to overcome congested traffic, unexpected road closures and work zones as quickly as possible.
Each additional minute of response time has the potential to save a life, reduce suffering or prevent unnecessary property damage. Most public safety and security organizations, however, are still using legacy location technology, which has its limitations and does not properly address some key challenges.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and solutions to improve emergency response times with real-time location data
As recognized leader in master data management (MDM), and a pioneer in data asset management, TIBCO EBX™ software is an innovative, single solution for managing, governing, and consuming all your shared data assets. It includes all the enterprise class capabilities you need to create data management applications including user interfaces for authoring and data stewardship, workflow, hierarchy management, and data integration tools. And it provides an accurate, trusted view of business functions, insights, and decisions to empower better decisions and faster, smarter actions.
Download this datasheet to learn:
What makes EBX™ software unique
Various capabilities of EBX software
The data it manages
Public clouds have fundamentally changed the way organizations build,
operate, and manage applications. Security for applications in the cloud
is composed of hundreds of configuration parameters and is vastly
different from security in traditional data centers. According to Gartner,
“Through 2020, at least 95% of cloud breaches will be due to customer
misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud
The uniqueness of cloud requires that security teams rethink classic
security concepts and adopt approaches that address serverless, dynamic,
and distributed cloud infrastructure. This includes rethinking security
practices across asset management, compliance, change management,
issue investigation, and incident response, as well as training and
We interviewed several security experts and asked them how public
cloud transformation has changed their cloud security and compliance
responsibilities. In this e-book, we will share the top
2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
The complete guide to understanding the technology available for better efficiency and customer experience.
As customer demands and expectations are revolutionising the service industry, service providers are embracing the outcome economy to remain relevant and gain market share. This means a shift in focus from competing through selling products and services, to competing on delivering measurable results and outcomes that are important to the customer.
How we fuel our vehicles, heat our homes, and power our industries is undergoing fundamental change. Well-deployed but inefficient technologies, such as internal combustion engine cars and oil/gas boilers are being replaced with electrified and higher-efficiency alternatives. And renewables such as sunlight, wind, thermal, and others, supported by next generation battery storage, are fueling an evergreater share of energy demand.
In this brief, we’ll share peer-tested best practices for building and managing a strategic plan that elevates IT from a cost-center into an innovation-driver.
Download the business brief to learn:
- 10 essential KPIs for your IT strategic plan
- The benefits of using these specific KPIs in your strategic planning process
- How to eliminate the disconnect between IT strategy and execution
- Best practices to drive strategic alignment across IT & finance
A global mobility revolution has already begun and is accelerating rapidly, opening up major opportunities and challenges for players across the mobility ecosystem.
Read this report to discover:
• the likely winners and losers in the mobility revolution
• how the way people and goods are moved will change dramatically
• how the mobility revolution will impact eight traditional sectors
• what alliances organisations must build to win in this brave new world.
In an age of tech-savvy customers and self-service channels, do companies still need to invest in contact centers and staff to provide support?
The answer is, yes.
READ THIS PAPER TO:
Examine the strategic role of the contact center to deliver differentiated customer experiences while driving increased revenues and cost savings.
Learn essential strategies for promoting associate productivity and satisfaction.
Leverage cross-sell and up-sell opportunities that benefit the customer.
Share lessons learned from EnergyAustralia’s experience.
Published By: Globoforce
Published Date: Nov 06, 2013
As human capital becomes the foremost challenge for companies worldwide, employee engagement has become an important strategy for success.
In this report, more than 800 HR leaders and practitioners share their perspectives on innovations and technologies that are changing the way people are managed and measured.