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.
Organizations today are undertaking tremendous digital transformations. They are adopting new technologies to identify new marketplace opportunities, enhance the customer experience, increase internal efficiencies and more.
Meet end- user expectations and enterprise IT requirements using PCs equipped with next- generation Intel Core vPro processors.
"In a recent global survey conducted on behalf of Google Cloud in association with MIT SMR Custom Studio, respondents were asked: over the last two years, how has your overall confidence in the security of cloud applications and infrastructure changed?
The response was encouraging. 74% of respondents have become more confident in cloud security.
The age of unthinking fears about cloud security is over. Not only is cloud adoption rising steadily across geographies, industries and job functions, but confidence in cloud security is rising as well — to the point where increased security is a major reason enterprises opt for cloud solutions.
Download this report and find out more."
Published By: Dur-A-Flex
Published Date: May 14, 2018
Previous best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities centered on sanitizing frequently touched objects, such as bed rails or call buttons, because these objects were believed to be major sources of contagion. However, this new study finds that floors are the largest potential source of pathogens after reviewing five participating Cleveland-area hospitals.
Specifically, the following findings are highlighted in the study:
• Patient room floors in five hospitals were found to be contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens.
• High-touch objects often came to be in direct contact with the floor.
• Touching objects on the floor frequently resulted in transfer of pathogens to hands.
• Floors in hospital rooms are overlooked as a source for pathogen dissemination, with potentially dangerous results.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
Wellesley College has a lot of success stories to share following its strategic
deployment of Workday. Increased internal adoption and collaboration between finance and
HR are just the start of a long list of benefits the college now enjoys.
Watch the webinar replay with Wellesley’s Ravi Ravishanker, CIO and associate provost;
Nephellie Dobie, director of Project Management and Business Analysis; and Veronica
Brandstrader, associate CIO, to learn about its:
• Evaluation and deployment
• Technology transformation
• Benefits realized
• Lessons learned
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.
Trader Interactive provides marketing services and technology solutions to
customers across seven verticals. Their customer support team was bogged
down with associating support requests with the appropriate cases in
Salesforce, and they needed a solution to streamline their work. Now, the
customer support team enjoys Gmail integration with Salesforce, and the
sales team takes advantage of multi-step campaigns, email tracking, and
much more. Overall, they’ve been able to work more efficiently and provide
better value to their customers. Let’s check out their story.
"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data.
Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to:
· Create the important elements of a good story
· Put the data in context
· Select the best type of ch
For 20 years running, SAS has landed a coveted spot on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Our HR department plays a critical role in keeping current employees engaged and productive as well as anticipating and preparing for future workforce needs. How? One reason is our use of data and analytics to drive HR decision making. It would be easy to assume other companies see the value of analytics; however, a Deloitte survey found 75 percent of HR leaders rate analytics as a priority, yet only 8 percent say their HR organization has a strong analytics capability.
I had the pleasure of meeting David Harcourt, Associate Manager of Employee Insights at Yum! Brands when he spoke at the Analytics Experience 2016 conference in Las Vegas. His session, “HR Analytics from Scratch: 8 Lessons Learned in the First Year,” provided valuable insight into what it takes to build HR analytic competency from scratch. His mission is to share with others what he wishes he’d known when he started bui
In un contesto dove le imprese cercano di replicare le modalità agili di sviluppo delle Internet company e di innovare in mercati altamente concorrenziali, lo sviluppo di applicazioni è diventato sempre più complesso. La grande mole di codice sorgente monolitico tradizionalmente alla base delle applicazioni aziendali rendono difficile avviare rapidamente nuovi servizi. Lo sviluppo distribuito e settorializzato e la distribuzione geografica dei team di sviluppo e di operations portano a problemi di allineamento aziendale. A tutto ciò si sommano le aspettative crescenti degli utenti, che rendono necessari un dimensionamento efficace e un monitoraggio costante delle distribuzioni per assicurare ai clienti prestazioni elevate e un’esperienza uniforme. E naturalmente, il tutto deve essere realizzato assicurando una disponibilità continua dei servizi.
Published By: HireVue
Published Date: May 18, 2018
Recruiting and selecting talented people has become a top
HR priority. To support this priority, many organizations are
leveraging assessment tools and processes to find, hire, and
select the best candidates.
To better understand both the use and value of modern
assessments, HR.com and its partner, HireVue, launched The
State of Assessments survey. The investigation covered the
• The biggest challenges to hiring the best talent
• Primary benefits and uses of assessments
• Features that HR professionals want most from
• Most commonly used components of assessments
• Time-to-completion and completion rates associated
• The role of video interviewing in the assessment process
• Future investments in pre-hiring assessments
• And, finally, the ways that high-performing organizations tend to differ from other
organizations in terms of how they use these tools
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.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Early in my career, I worked on the shop floor at Home Depot. As part of my management training, I rotated into an assistant store manager position, and the team I found myself leading was full of highly experienced master-tradespeople. I quickly realised that my lovely college degree was of zero use when customers wanted to know how to fix their leaky taps or install new light fixtures. No amount of friendliness could overcome the fact that I simply couldn’t answer those questions. Yet, our experienced associates were helping customers find exactly what they needed.