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.
The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"Digital trends have impacted almost every aspect of today’s business world, from operational performance to customer service satisfaction. The payments department – the cash flow and working capital lifeline for an organisation – is no exception. Yet in Singapore and Malaysia, many organisations still have limited automation of the accounts payable (AP) process, or a heavy reliance on manual paper work. This report analyses the current AP landscape in Singapore and Malaysia, through surveys and interviews of 100 organisations in each country, across various industries.
Download this Deloitte study to understand why automation is the top initiative for organisations today.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
A number of recent surveys indicate that cloud costs are becoming a major
concern for businesses, many of whom have found cloud computing to be
more expensive than they thought. The surveys align with Gartner’s 2017
prediction that “through 2020, 80% of businesses will overshoot their cloud
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) budgets due to a lack of cost optimization
This could be due to a lack of understanding about cloud pricing, or a lack
of knowledge about the full range of measures that can be taken to reduce
cloud costs. The one area in which businesses are struggling to control
costs more than any other is the hybrid cloud. Analysts attribute hybrid
cloud overspend to the complexity of operating a private or public cloud in
conjunction with an on-premises infrastructure.
Businesses using VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS don’t experience as much
operational complexity in their hybrid environments, but they can still be
guilty of overspending.
This eBook will offer 6 Ways to
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
In today’s experience economy, a simple request for feedback on a receipt
is not enough to accurately determine your guests’ needs. Guests need
to be presented with the option to share feedback at the right time for
them—whenever, wherever, and however they want to. At the same time,
the volume of feedback requests and the length of surveys often result in
survey fatigue and other negative emotions in guests.
This is just one of the complex issues restaurant brands find themselves
facing today. Others include:
• How do I understand the experience every individual guest has with
• How do I communicate with them in a way that they’re more likely to
• How can I demonstrate awareness of the guests’ situations and acknowledge their needs?
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Companies across the world are innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer experience and forge deeper relationships with customers. Through surveys and interviews with 599 executives, from large and mid-sized companies across the globe, this MIT report reveals that most customer-centric firms have already deployed AI extensively in their customer-facing operations and customer experience management processes.
Get the global report and regional spotlights on North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to access complete results. Key insights include:
• Nearly 90% of respondents report measurable improvements in the speed of complaint resolution; 80% note enhanced call volume processing using AI
• 80% of respondents report measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, service delivery and contact center performance
• In North America, 60% of the respondents believe they will deliver a 10% or more increase in customer lifetime value in the next year
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
The workplace is becoming more distributed and global every day. 37% of U.S. workers have telecommuted, a huge increase from 9% in 1995.
Today’s leaders need to understand how to manage a remote workforce and the tools that navigate the challenges that come with it. Download What Leaders Need To Know About Remote Workers to understand how remote workers compare to in-office counterparts in:
• Feeling valued
• Communication with co-workers
You’ll get tips on managing remote workers and how to use communication, goals, and regular pulse surveys to keep information flowing.
You’ll also get a Free Culture Assessment of your remote and in-office workforce with a two week trial from TINYpulse, the employee engagement platform that helps build stronger teams.
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Jul 14, 2016
Keep a Finger on the Pulse of What Your Team Really Thinks
Are you concerned about employee engagement and reducing turnover? Are you looking for timely, actionable feedback on how to create a thriving culture that boosts morale and productivity? And are you also really busy and need a fast, easy solution?
We have your answer: pulsing.
Pulsing is the innovative, real-time evolution of employee engagement surveys. Check out the Advanced Guide to Pulsing for all the key tips and best practices to find out how happy, frustrated, or burnt out your employees are — and what you can do to help.
What separates pulsing from traditional surveys
The three key questions you'll want to include
The critical personnel you need for survey success
How to leverage virtual suggestions and peer-to-peer recognition
Fill out the form to start reading the guide today!
Forrester conducted in-depth surveys with 330 global BI decision-makers and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps you can take to either stay a leader or join their ranks.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
Unlike surveys that just look at what respondents say at a specific point in time, the BPTrends survey has been asking questions of process practitioners for over a decade. Thus, we are in a good position to generalize about ongoing trends in process work. Broadly speaking, the interest in business process change has evolved slowly. For some organizations the progress has been dramatic, but for most, their process initiatives are best described by the phrase “two steps forward; one step back.” An amazing number of organizations have focused on process work for several years, made significant progress, then, seemingly forgotten all about their process work, regressed, and then, a few years later, started up again.
The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP Company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying StandOut. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of StandOut on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using StandOut. StandOut is an integrated suite that pairs a technology platform with coaching to help organizations achieve their talent activation goals.
Prior to using StandOut, the interviewed organizations did not have a structured program to improve and measure employee engagement and performance. Organizations used annual surveys and annual performance reviews, and some even encouraged weekly check-ins, but there was no guidance on how to complete these tasks, and the data t
The stats, risks, and tactics you need to shape your mobile strategy are in this definitive guide!
We’ve compiled all the stats you need from first- and third-party surveys. We’ve identified the key risks. And, we’ve outlined the tactics you can put in place. With this definitive guide, you will have everything you need to shape a mobile strategy that succeeds.
Get this guide now.
Forrester presents the relevant endpoint security data from their most recent surveys, with special attention given to those trends affecting SMBs (firms with 20 to 999 employees) and enterprises (firms with 1,000+ employees), along with analysis that explains the data in the context of the overall security landscape. As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Please download this Forrester Research report, offered compliments of Dell, for more information.
When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. These surveys help us discover overall industry sentiment on topics of importance to you. We believe that the more we know, the better we can serve you. Check out what leaders are saying about their outlook on the U.S. economy, expansion plans, and their thoughts on changing healthcare policy when you read our latest quarterly report.
Through a collaborative, groundbreaking study with three prominent U.S. business schools, Senn Delaney has discovered that people who operate from a unique set of three core principles consistently perform at the top 10 percent of performance ratings. The joint study and subsequent research and surveys led to creation of our new, evidence-based, practical performance model that can be taught, practiced, reinforced, applied and measured.
Despite long-standing concerns captured in a myriad of surveys, security in the cloud has progressed to a more practical and achievable level.
The cloud represents a shared security responsibility model whereby that responsibility is split between the Cloud Service Provider and the cloud customer. For organisations moving some or all of their applications and data to the cloud, acceptance of this model clears the way to more thoughtful consideration for how security can and should be architected — from the ground up. As a result, IT and IT Security leaders now have a much clearer trajectory to support their business operations in the cloud in a secure manner.
This book is a quick guide to understanding IT policy compliance. It surveys the best steps for preparing your organization's IT operations to comply with laws and regulations - and how to prove compliance to an auditor.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
It’s all too easy for CIOs and technology management to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower technology costs and greater operational efficiency. However, to get your cloud strategy right, you have to learn to move away from measuring the success of change against technology management care-abouts and focus on the priorities of the business. Forrester’s Business Technographics® surveys show a stark disconnect between technology management’s and the business’ desired outcomes from cloud computing; embracing the shift to cloud services means driving and measuring its success against metrics defined by the business before those of IT. This report outlines the strategic plan of Forrester’s solution for CIOs working on cloud computing. This report is designed to help you onboard the business to your cloud strategy.
Five high-value uses for big data: IBM has conducted surveys, studied analysts’ findings, talked with more than 300 customers and prospects and implemented hundreds of big data solutions. As a result, it has identified five high-value use cases that enable organizations to gain new value from big data.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 28, 2015
A new generation of tools is bringing agility to components of IT operations . Learn how recent advancements in agile data management, data virtualization, and data masking are combining to help companies achieve previously unachievable breakthroughs in IT security and risk management. Starting with a technical dive into data masking and the key concepts surrounding “virtual data”, this eBook also leverages exhaustive industry research and company surveys to translate the business value associated with these solutions.