Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to report on, and how to best use their EHRs to do so. This white paper provides you with the basic information you need to choose appropriate CQMs for your practice, and offers tips on how to use your EHR to store the data in a structured format.
Published By: MedAssets
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
The shift to value-based care is one of the most significant financial, cultural and technological challenges ever faced by the U.S. healthcare system—and it will affect every stakeholder in the system. Healthcare providers can no longer focus solely on process-oriented measures and instead need metrics that gauge progress to deliver high-value care. This healthcare executive report provides three steps hospital executives can take now as they transition from volume to value and break down silos to create the infrastructure, processes and workflows required to succeed.
Today in healthcare the communication infrastructure is the backbone in IT. New reimbursement models are amplifying the need for care coordination, and communication between multiple departments, constituencies, and workflows is required. High-performing healthcare systems are adopting enterprise communication solutions to eliminate silos of information, improve patient care during critical situations, and make the most of their IT budget.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they have—and the data they don’t yet have—so that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
In many aspects of healthcare, we see indications of change, with movement toward new payment models and investments in infrastructure to support the delivery of value-based care. Cost control remains a top financial lever, but the discipline is becoming more complex. From a brute-force perspective, controlling cost has a direct effect on operating margin, which provides the classic move of cost control through cost cutting. Now, though, organizations need new command over cost factors themselves.
In late August 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to reinstate the Recovery Audit program on a limited basis. CMS reports the delay in restarting the Recovery Audit program was to enable the various RAC regions to restructure, allowing time for the appeals to catch up. Soon, however, the hiatus will end and RACs in all regions will resume automated reviews; these will be in addition to select complex reviews based on topics chosen by CMS.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Businesses are using hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to untangle today’s big IT challenges. HCI can help you accelerate workloads, meet growing storage needs, gain the commercial benefits of hybrid cloud and more – all with easy-to-manage building blocks.
Establishing a startup’s business infrastructure early — that is, establishing support in the areas of legal, accounting, tax, insurance, and human resources (HR) — provides a number of critical benefits for any entrepreneur to consider. This paper discusses suggestions for management teams that will facilitate establishment of an appropriate infrastructure.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
Unstructured business content contains critical information that can be tough to extract, manage, and analyze. Artificial intelligence capabilities can automate many manual processes and help unlock this valuable resource.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
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%.
The cloud journey today is well past the initial adoption phase. The question for most organizations is not ‘if cloud’ but ‘what’ and ‘when’; and ensuring that the strategy it embarks on achieves its business goals. This strategy is aiding organizations in transforming their operations and making them more digital and agile. Replacing your IT infrastructure with a cloud first approach, or even integrating both approaches, can be a daunting task.This white paper discusses the key factors to consider when migrating to the cloud.
Intel® Select Solutions for BigDL on Apache Spark* accelerates and simplifies deep learning development and deployment on an optimized, verified infrastructure based on Apache Spark*. Intel® Select Solutions for BigDL on Apache Spark* combine Intel® Xeon® Gold processors, Intel® SSDs, and Intel® Ethernet Network Adapters to empower enterprises to quickly harness a reliable, comprehensive solution that delivers excellent total cost of ownership (TCO) and accelerated time to market.
A modern network typically extends from the core data center out to the edge and across multiple public, private, and hybrid clouds. This reality is changing how networks are architected, deployed, and managed. Modern, future-ready networks must bring the scale, reliability, and efficiency associated with the cloud into the enterprise network. This can be done through server-based network virtualization and orchestrated virtual network functions (VNFs) that allow network infrastructures to deliver innovative services with efficiency and ease
Infrastructure considerations for IT leaders
By 2020, deep learning will have reached a fundamentally different stage of maturity. Deployment and adoption will no longer be confined to experimentation, becoming a core part of day-to-day business operations across most fields of research and industries.
Why? Because advancements in the speed and accuracy of the hardware and software that underpin deep learning workloads have made it both viable and cost-effective. Much of this added value will be generated by deep learning inference – that is, using a model to infer something about data it has never seen before. Models can be deployed in the cloud or data center, but more and more we will see them on end devices like cameras and phones.
Intel predicts that there will be a shift in the ratio between cycles of inference and training from 1:1 in the early days of deep learning, to well over 5:1 by 2020¹. Intel calls this the shift to ‘inference at scale’ and, with inference also taking up
Evaluating an existing HPC platform for efficient AI-driven workloads
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, data volumes and computing power in recent years mean that AI is now a serious consideration for most organizations. When combined with high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities, its potential grows even stronger. However, converging the two approaches requires careful thought and planning. New AI initiatives must align with organizational strategy. Then AI workloads must integrate with your existing HPC infrastructure to achieve the best results in the most efficient and cost- effective way. This paper outlines the key considerations for organizations looking to bring AI into their HPC environment, and steps they can take to ensure the success of their first forays into HPC/AI convergence.
"This Ovum white paper is sponsored by Juniper Networks. It reveals that organisations need to update and upgrade their cybersecurity postures to defend themselves against today's threats.
More than 80% of organisations in Asia are not protected against today's threats. Many of them depend on security investments made years ago, which cannot defend against new and emerging threats. The arrival of new technologies including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobility, bring your own device (BYOD), and social media have massively increased attack surfaces and expanded the threat landscape.
Over the past two years, there has been a global infestation of ransomware attacks, which have wrought destruction across a growing number of businesses. Crypto-jacking, attacks on critical infrastructure, and data exfiltration are now commonly affecting businesses and consumers alike. The financial impact of these attacks is increasing rapidly and has already cost some organisations hundreds o
"McKinsey conducted a study of CIOs and CTOs of large enterprises from 17 industries. 80% said they hadn’t reached the agility their business needs due to costly trade-offs like sacrificing speed for security or preferred tools for uniformity. Get the report, “Unlocking business acceleration in a hybrid cloud world,” to discover the top perceived trade-offs and how some CIOs have avoided them and steps to unlock the next stage of your IT modernization journey
"Modernizing apps on the cloud isn’t an “all or nothing” decision. Businesses want the option to modernize on-premises or choose multi-cloud solutions that meet their needs. That’s why we created Anthos, a new solution which lets you run your applications, unmodified, on existing on-prem hardware investments or in the public cloud. So that you write once and deploy anywhere.
Download “Application modernization and the decoupling of infrastructure, services and teams” to find out more."
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
As data volumes grow larger every year, businesses that adopt more sophisticated approaches to storing and deriving value from that data benefit in terms of performance, scalability, and cost. How do you migrate effectively to the latest storage and infrastructure technologies, while also mitigating the associated disruption and risk? Download this overview from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
This white paper from Dell Technologies and Intel® takes a deep dive into overall security preparedness, exploring the top concerns IT pros have about infrastructure security and how they are addressing those concerns. It also takes a closer look at infrastructure security solutions and how partnering with Dell Technologies can help organizations turn comprehensive security into a competitive advantage.
Compiling a cloud services comparison is a daunting task in the rapidlyevolving cloud environment. There are thousands of cloud services,
dozens of cloud service providers, and numerous Infrastructure-as-aService (IaaS) providers offering pay-as-you-go pricing models—each one
frequently changing and upgrading their portfolios.
We have chosen to limit our cloud services comparison to the top three
IaaS providers providing service in the Western Hemisphere—Amazon
Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform
(GCP)—because, not only are these the IaaS providers most organizations
are familiar with, they are also the IaaS providers whose services most
organizations are likely to compare.
This eBook provides an introduction to the range of services offered by
the leading cloud service providers, information on regions and availability
zones, a breakdown of cloud storage services, and more, to help inform
you on your multicloud journey.