Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
When it comes to making decisions that positively impact care delivery and business outcomes, great leaders will tell you it’s better to rely on data than on myth. Through healthcare analytics, the clinical and financial leadership at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota used data to do just that—and set a strong course for reliable, trusted decision-making that helps address their most pressing issues. Using strong IT systems, accompanied by a cooperative and inquisitive organizational culture that brings together clinical and financial decision makers together to address pressing issues, put Regions on the path to create powerful healthcare analytics that fuel organizational change.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
The ripple effect of healthcare reform is beginning to impact care delivery strategies as care management now falls increasingly to providers.
According to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey, hospital leaders are making progress with care management efforts, but more robust tools will be needed if hospitals want to scale up. The October 2014 survey polled 134 senior, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information leaders across the healthcare spectrum. The majority of respondents were from nonprofit organizations (63%), while the remainder (37%) came from for-profit settings.
From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
Most providers are involved in at-risk payment models of one kind or another. Their experience now should help them develop expertise that will be vital when value-based payments are the norm. Among the lessons to learn today is how to benefit from closer working relationships with payers in the future. In this latest report, peer leaders examine ways to benefit from closer working relationships with payers.
Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
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.
Download this whitepaper to learn the following:
1. Background and basis of decreasing payments and increasing risks
2. Challenges and opportunities associated with the trend
3. How to thrive versus simply survive in this new healthcare environment
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
Data is one of your enterprise's most valuable assets and the key to accelerating growth and improvement. Yet most organizations keep data in silos, stunting its value. Are you giving it the enterprise-level attention it needs?
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Apr 30, 2015
Building a data-driven organization takes more than technology. And, healthcare leaders can all agree that issues facing today’s industry are daunting; determining how to react in a way that matches your organization’s strengths and vulnerabilities may be even more challenging. With the right resources in place, you can take pragmatic steps to reduce data silos and deliver efficient, coordinated care across all your settings.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: May 27, 2015
The shift to value-based care creates a sharp increase in healthcare organizations and networks’ need for data collection, aggregation and analysis. This white paper outlines the challenges involved with performing population-level analyses, developing cost accounting and profitability analyses across care settings, evaluating care episodes and integrating quality data. It explores the limitations of targeted software solutions to provide cross-enterprise insights. Finally, it provides advice for healthcare executives regarding how to approach gathering quality and cost-related data and how to leverage technology and analytical expertise to drive risk-based contract success.
Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SAP S/4HANA on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using SAP S/4HANA.
Read the study to learn how Forrester concluded that SAP S/4HANA provides an ROI of 349%.
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
CA Technologies automation solutions help organizations increase business productivity by simplifying the management of complex workloads and empowering development teams with self-service tools that accelerate the development and delivery of new and enhanced applications. CA Technologies commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize from automation. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CA on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with CA workload automation (WLA) solutions, Forrester interviewed an existing customer with years of experience using CA. The organization that Forrester interviewed manufactures consumer electronics that it sells through retailers around the globe. Download this whitepaper to find out more.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
Advertisers have made great strides in understanding consumers’ digital journeys. But in order to truly map the steps of the consumer – including bridging the journeys between digital and physical worlds – you need advanced location-enabled intelligence. Find out how precise real-world geometry gives you the context you require to create personalized consumer experiences with the HERE and Location-Based Marketing Association (LBMA) white paper.
HERE Technologies gives you the location context you need to make sense of your dynamic user data. Mapping consumer movements to real-world elements such as points of interest, retailers and their building shapes allows you to observe consumer journeys to within meters, and deliver more timely, accurate campaign messages.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Mobile devices have rapidly become ground zero for a wide spectrum of risk that includes malicious targeted attacks on devices and network connections, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps.
Read the four mobile security insights CISOs must know to prepare for a strategic conversation with the CEO and board about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Zendesk commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that organizations may realize by utilizing Zendesk’s customer support products to improve handling customer interactions.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Zendesk on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a Zendesk implementation, Forrester interviewed seven organizations with experience using Zendesk’s customer support products.
The purpose of expense reporting software is to streamline your team’s workflow for submitting and reviewing business expenditures. By implementing an expense management solution, you can decrease the time and costs associated with processing expenses and increase your visibility into the implications of business spend, while helping improve general expense policy compliance and reduce expense fraud.
Published By: DocStar
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Accounts Payable is a fundamental activity for nearly all businesses. Pick any enterprise and you can bet there is an AP function at the heart of financial operations. The obligation to pay off short-term debt is one that every company must satisfy. But more than that, the process to do it must be efficient and productive. If you get behind on your obligations you risk missing important financial discounts, defaulting with creditors, and damaging your reputation with suppliers and stakeholders.
CFOs face the challenges associated with Accounts Payable…and it’s easy to lose sleep. As other areas of business and commerce have become more and more paperless, the accounts payable process in most organizations remains mired in paper copies and manual workflow. The result is an often costly and people intensive process that leaves companies vulnerable to competitors and financial executives with a growing unease over the inherent inefficiencies.
Oggi la tecnologia digitale è ovunque: cloud, mobility, social network e Internet of Things stanno cambiando il modo in cui tutti noi lavoriamo e ci divertiamo. Questo mondo digitale in rapida evoluzione sta anche rimodellando il rapporto tra le aziende e i clienti, che ora si aspettano dai propri brand preferiti un'esperienza utile e interattiva. Anche la sicurezza è motivo di preoccupazione. Azienda e clienti si scambiano un volume in continuo aumento di dati sensibili, aumentando i fattori di rischio.La trasformazione del mercato sta inoltre intensificando la concorrenza. Come osserva l'analista Mark Raskino, "Come conseguenza, tutti i contendenti hanno rielaborato le proprie strategie e si sono risvegliate alla potenza del business digitale nello stesso momento. Il conflitto è quindi inevitabile.
La protezione degli accessi privilegiati e la prevenzione delle violazioni restano
preoccupazioni urgenti per le aziende di tutte le dimensioni. Gli autori di attacchi
utilizzano una gamma sempre più ampia di metodi sempre più sofisticati per infiltrarsi
in sistemi vulnerabili. E anche se le notizie di violazioni esterne spesso dominano le
cronache, le aziende devono essere in grado di difendersi anche dalle minacce interne.
In effetti, dato l'impiego oggi diffuso di outsourcing e partnership per supportare le
funzioni aziendali chiave, il numero degli utenti che dispongono di accesso con privilegi
ai sistemi di business critici è aumentato. In aggiunta, è essenziale per gli amministratori
di sistema di oggi comprendere in che modo i sistemi vengono utilizzati, da chi e in
Purtroppo, le soluzioni di sicurezza standard non sono in grado di proteggere l'accesso
interno/privilegiato in modo efficace e presentano gravi carenze, che mettono a rischio
Molte delle aziende più grandi e di maggior successo nel mondo utilizzano CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) come chiave di volta della strategia di Business intelligence (BI). Questo permette a CA di monitorare costantemente l'andamento del mercato, e l'evoluzione relativa ad aspettative ed utilizzo, man mano che le aziende adottano tecnologie BI.
Tous les grands partenariats connaissent des hauts et des bas. Lennon et McCartney, ou Laurel et Hardy ont eux aussi connu des divergences de vues. Travailler ensemble implique de partager les mêmes objectifs, mais cela ne signifie pas toujours une harmonie totale et une reconnaissance des qualités et de la contribution de l'autre. Cette observation peut également s'appliquer aux fonctions financières et RH de toute entreprise : ce sont deux composantes clés de l'organisation mais historiquement deux domaines opérationnels très différents.