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.
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
Healthcare organizations are allocating significant dollars, time and resources to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). While several studies have estimated the cost to purchase and install an EHR to be anywhere between $15,000 to $70,000 per provider1, real-world implementations have soared into the billions.
The shift to healthcare’s value-based model is being accelerated by measurable goals and an aggressive timeline. With improved patient experience as the objective, addressing root causes that impact patient satisfaction scores is crucial to success.
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.
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.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which is putting strains on their revenue cycle management. Automation can help lower staff costs, enhance clean claims rates, cut denial rates, improve patient collections and reduce bad debt.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which is putting enormous strains on their RCM. This white paper will show how you can lower your staff costs, enhance clean claims rates, cut denial rates, improve patient collections and reduce bad debt.
Savvy healthcare organizations are embracing strategies to simultaneously improve the bottom line and care quality. Sometimes responsible for two separate aspects of the health system, now CFO and CNO collaboration is vital to a hospital’s success.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
Published By: Precyse
Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
First it was going to be October 1, 2013, and everybody panicked. Then a reprieve came when the date was changed to October 1, 2014, now we have another extension. You may not want to breathe a sigh of relief however and start thinking that there is now plenty of time to prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Time flies by and 2015 will be here before we know it. So don’t be left wondering where all the time went.
Published By: TigerText
Published Date: Jun 30, 2015
With clinicians wasting 45 minutes per day playing phone tag, it’s time to retire pagers and migrate to a secure messaging solution, that saves your staff time, is HIPAA compliant and fosters workflow collaboration.
Published By: Dell SB
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
Bon nombre de propriétaires de PME pensent que cela n’arrive qu’aux autres et que leur entreprise est trop petite pour être la cible de piratages, d’attaques par rançongiciel et d’autres types de cybercriminalité. D’autres sont conscients de l’importance de la cybersécurité, mais estiment qu’ils n’ont pas les ressources nécessaires pour en faire une priorité. Ce sont là quelques-unes des raisons pour lesquelles pas moins de 90 % des PME n’ont pas établi de système de protection pour leurs données ou celles de leurs clients.
Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
Learn about the HPE Intelligent Data Platform and the new IT realities it addresses. With digital transformation underway in many organizations, more dynamic business models are becoming the key to success. This means infrastructure modernization and the introduction of technologies such as solid state storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud. At the same time, it means IT infrastructure management becomes much more complex. Enter HPE’s Intelligent Data Platform. With comprehensive coverage and AI/ML-driven real-time optimization that enables intelligent management of the entire data life cycle, the HPE Intelligent Data Platform enables an organization to get the most out of its IT resources while also meeting its evolving needs over time.
Whether a CIO is on a four-year trajectory or has plans to stay much longer, there’s a way to thrive in this role as business priorities continuously evolve. I advocate producing early wins, setting sights on specific goals at specific points in time, and delivering on those goals whether you plan to be at a company for the long term or expect to move on soon after passing the four-year mark.
You’ve heard the stories: a large Internet company exposing all three billion of its customer accounts; a major hotel chain compromising five hundred million customer records; and one of the big-three credit reporting agencies exposing more than 143 million records, leading to a 25 percent loss in value and a $439 million hit. At the time, all of these companies had security mechanisms in place. They had trained professionals on the job. They had invested heavily in protection. But the reality is that no amount of investment in preventative technologies can fully eliminate the threat of savvy attackers, malicious insiders, or inadvertent victims of phishing. Breaches are rising, and so are their cost. In 2018, the average cost of a data breach rose 6.4 percent to $3.86 million, and the cost of a “mega breach,” those defined as losing 1 million to 50 million records, carried especially punishing price tags between $40 million and $350 million.2 Despite increasing investment in security
Published By: Dell EMEA
Published Date: Sep 09, 2019
Quando si tratta di longevità, nessuno può reggere il confronto con Dell. Oltre a fornire capacità, gestibilità e funzionalità di protezione scelte dai dipartimenti IT, i nostri computer sono anche progettati per garantire cicli di vita più duraturi, con una conseguente riduzione degli sprechi. Non c'è da stupirsi che riscuotano successo nel mercato da così tanto tempo.
Ma basta guardare al passato, parliamo piuttosto delle nuove funzionalità innovative. Il Latitude 7400 2-in-1 utilizza la nuova tecnologia ExpressSign-in di Dell che rileva la presenza dell'utente, attiva il sistema in circa un secondo e consente di effettuare l'accesso mediante riconoscimento facciale con Windows Hello. Gli utenti possono semplicemente sedersi alla scrivania e iniziare a lavorare, senza necessità di utilizzare combinazioni da tastiera per cambiare utente o addirittura toccare il tasto di accensione. Di fatto, è il primo PC al mondo a utilizzare un sensore di prossimità con tecnologia Intel® Context Se
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
One of Away’s core values is being “customer-obsessed”. But Away’s customer service agents had to constantly switch between systems to get the information they needed. Learn how Kustomer enabled them to deliver best-in-class customer experience, in real time.
For the first time in modern history, workplace demographics now span four generations. Download this white paper for best practices on how to better understand and effectively manage a multi-generational workforce.
In this guide you’ll learn tips to improve processes including, how you book and manage travel, to how your team communicates on the road. Your time is valuable and business travel shouldn't get in the way of that. Download the guide for 7 actionable tips and tools you can start implementing with your team today.
Published By: Jeppesen
Published Date: Oct 08, 2019
Get this infographic to go behind the scenes and explore the four phases of transforming raw aeronautical information into NavData. From Ingest to Completed Chart, the process ensures fidelity to the highest standard of quality and accuracy, resulting in four times few alerts issued than the next leading solution.