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.
The Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies hospitals that achieve the best performance on a scorecard of performance measures. This year, based on comparisons between the winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, the study found that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners, approximately 9,500 additional patients could survive, more than $1 billion could be saved, and almost 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free. This is based on an analysis of Medicare patients; if the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.
The shift from inpatient to outpatient care is increasing as hospitals transition from volume to value. A specific shift is seen in interventional cardiology treatment (cardiac catheterization, intracoronary stents, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties [PTCA]), which is moving from an inpatient hospital to outpatient hospital setting. Preliminary data show that most interventional cardiology procedures will soon be performed in the hospital outpatient setting. It will be important for hospitals to consider future demand and volume for interventional cardiology services; capacity for an increase in hospital outpatient volume; and staffing and operational implications.
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos.
What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
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- Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization?
- Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
Creating a state-of-the-art clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program isn’t just about boosting coding accuracy. It’s a key strategy in managing the transition from volume-based to value-based care, say healthcare leaders. That transition is a risky endeavor that is putting hospital and physician financial performance to the test. As hospitals participate in new care and business models aimed at improving value, leaders must ensure that their organizations are able to maintain reimbursement levels, effectively treat the chronically ill—especially in outpatient settings—and gather accurate data that will allow them to assess performance and segment their varying populations. While some organizations often believe they are leaving revenue on the table because of documentation and coding issues, CDI offers numerous opportunities for improving financial performance, finds a recent HealthLeaders Media survey of 149 healthcare executives at provider organizations.
Published By: Zix corp
Published Date: May 11, 2016
Email is the most used communication tool in business and IT security and compliance professionals cannot ignore the sheer volume of unsecured PHI exchanged regularly in email. Read why email security is critical to your organization.
The current is changing. And as healthcare organizations switch from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, leaders will face new challenges. This downloadable presentation provides critical information for leaders managing the volume to value transition.
A decade ago, hospital leaders viewed cost containment as a distant option to that of building topline revenue through increased volumes and rates. But with the road to profitability choked off by a recession, the ACA, and double-digit increases in healthcare inflation, most have been left pursuing a flurry of initiatives to cut operational costs and maintain positive margins.
What is a Data Lake?
Today’s organizations are tasked with managing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organizations are finding that in order to deliver insights in a timely manner, they need a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems.
Data Lakes are a new and increasingly popular way to store and analyze data that addresses many of these challenges. A Data Lakes allows an organization to store all of their data, structured and unstructured, in one, centralized repository. Since data can be stored as-is, there is no need to convert it to a predefined schema and you no longer need to know what questions you want to ask of your data beforehand.
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Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 16, 2018
Email. You use it constantly. And it’s the number-one application to keep your organization functioning, lines of communication flowing, and productivity seamless. Organizations need email to stay up-and running all the time. After all, it’s supposed to just work, right?
This is where trouble often sets in. Cybercriminals use email constantly, too. It’s the number-one vector used to initiate attacks like malware delivery (think ransomware), impersonations and phishing attacks. In fact, almost 90% of organizations* have seen the volume of phishing attacks either rise or stay the same over the past 12 months. Internal threats have also been on the rise: Most organizations have encountered internal threats driven by careless employees (88%), compromised accounts (80%) or malicious insiders (70%) over the last year.
When most people think of denial of service (DoS) attacks, they think of the large pipe-saturating
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at the network layer. However, attacks on website
or application availability are not just volumetric in nature. Many attacks are designed to cause
resource exhaustion somewhere in the application stack, the application servers, middleware,
or back-end database.
Documents reviewed for production are the facts that underlay all claims and defenses – and they matter. But with volumes and costs exploding, it’s harder than ever to find the needle in the haystack. Join litigation experts from Thomson Reuters as they show you how to design a document review with an eye toward fact-finding, case analysis, and litigation strategy.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of document review and production practices and terminology. In this complimentary webinar, you will learn more about:
How to design a strategic review protocol
Optimizing process to increase communication
Knowledge sharing between the review and the law firm teams
Next steps once production is complete
This is Part I of a multi-part webinar series on leveraging document review to maximize litigation strateg
The combination of legislation, market dynamics, and increasingly sophisticated risk management strategies requires you to be proactive in detecting risks like fraud quicker and more effectively.
Dynamic detection systems need to adapt to evolving compliance regulations, scale to deal with growing transaction volumes, detect sophisticated risk specific patterns, and reduce false-positives. TIBCO's Risk Management Accelerator uses a combination of predictive analytics, streaming analytics, and business process management to deliver a powerful and cost-effective system for detecting anomalies.
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Solvent printing is the perfect solution for signs, vehicle wraps, and many other
print applications. Solvent inks produce top-quality graphics, enabling printing
service providers (PSPs) to maintain high-volume output and lower production
costs while providing their customers superior color gamut and accuracy.
Although solvent inks provide great performance and have many additional
bene ts, they come with one frustrating work ow drawback: the delays PSPs
experience by having to wait for solvent ink to dry, particularly when the
application requires lamination. A new breakthrough solvent ink technology
solves this problem by reducing print curing time by at least 75% of the 24
hour waiting period normally recognized by media manufacturers and industry
These new solvent inks make it possible for PSPs to laminate solvent prints on the
same day they are printed. PSPs can achieve high image quality without sacri cing
valuable time, plus they can avoid clutter and reduce spa
Using your desired number of seats, we have compared Adobe Acrobat Stardard CPL/TLP published pricing to Nuance volume pricing. Download this calculator to see how much you can save with Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
For the typical enterprise, the volume of data that needs to be managed and protected is growing at roughly 40% per year. Add to that the performance requirements of new applications and the demands for instant response time, always-on availability, and anytime-anywhere access. With such demands, data center managers face storage challenges that cannot be addressed using traditional, spinning-disk technology.
Pour une entreprise type, le volume de données devant être gérées et protégées augmente d'environ 40 % par an. Ajoutez à cela les exigences de performances des nouvelles applications, de temps de réponse instantanés, de disponibilité continue et d'accès en tout lieu et en tout temps. Avec de telles exigences, les responsables des datacenters sont confrontés à des défis de stockage qui ne peuvent pas être relevés à l'aide de technologies de disques rotatifs traditionnelles.
In einem typischen Unternehmen steigt das Datenvolumen, das verwaltet und geschützt werden muss, um ca. 40 % pro Jahr. Dazu kommen die Performanceanforderungen neuer Anwendungen und der Wunsch nach kurzen Antwortzeiten, ständiger Verfügbarkeit und Zugri zu jeder Zeit und an jedem Ort. Diese Speicheranforderungen lassen sich nicht mit herkömmlicher Technik mit rotierenden Festplatten bewältigen.
Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Government agencies have been collecting large amounts of data for some time and analyzing the data collected to one degree or another. Big data is a term that describes high volume, variety and velocity of information that inundates an organization on a regular basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and better services.
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
The next wave of cloud storage innovation is upon us. It’s called multicloud. With multicloud storage you can combine cloud simplicity with enterprise-grade reliability, provide data mobility among multiple cloud types, and eliminate vendor lock-in. And it’s available right now through the Nimble Cloud Volumes service.