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Accelerate Healthcare Reform with Information Technology [ Source: VMware ]

June 2013- As healthcare reform deadlines rapidly approach, choosing the right IT platform will be critical to the success or failure of new services and exchanges. This solution brief provides an overview of how VMware is helping healthcare organizations to future-proof the entire IT care environment.

Improve Outcomes with the VMware Care Systems Analytics Solution [ Source: VMware ]

June 2013- Information informs patient care. With more accurate data, caregivers can deliver better outcomes, faster. Yet, this reality is only possible when care systems are effectively managed to streamline complexity and support big data. This white paper examines how VMware is delivering new levels of automation, analytics and intelligent policy management to modernize and improve healthcare IT architectures.

Business Agility & the True Economics of Cloud Computing [ Source: VMware ]

June 2013- Read the results of a McKinsey & Company survey that reveals a direct link between implementing cloud computing and improving business agility.

IBM Patient Care and Insights: Identify new intervention and treatment opportunities and deliver coordinated, personalized care to help improve patient outcomes and lower costs [ Source: IBM ]

February 2013- The healthcare industry is poised for a transformation in patient care. As healthcare organizations around the world strive to deliver new treatments and meet expectations for higher-quality care, reduced costs and better outcomes, they face a critical shortage of resources and an increasing incidence of chronic disease, which costs the US economy more than USD1 trillion annually.

To address these challenges and capitalize on tremendous opportunities for improving patient care, healthcare organizations must ...

Redefining Value and Success in Healthcare: Charting the path to the future [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Transformation of the healthcare industry is finally happening, and with dramatic energy, driven by a fundamental shift in the expectations of all stakeholders - patients, governments, payers, employers and providers.

Today, the market is rejecting the three major structural deficiencies that have resulted in the industry's systemic challenges:
1) An over-emphasis on expensive advances in medical technology that yield incremental improvements in outcomes, with inadequate consideration to cost
2) The myopic focus on ...

Redefining Value in Healthcare: Innovating to expand access, improve quality and reduce costs of care [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Despite its increased spending, the healthcare industry struggles to deliver the right care, to the right patients, at the right time. The healthcare industry is turning to digital information and resources to improve quality of care while simultaneously reducing costs.

In this paper, learn how technology can be leveraged to increase consumer access and value, improve quality and outcomes, and build sustainable, cost-efficient healthcare systems.

The value of analytics in healthcare: From insights to outcomes [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Healthcare organizations around the world are challenged by pressures to reduce costs, improve coordination and outcomes, provide more with less and be more patient-centric. Yet, at the same time, evidence is mounting that the industry is increasingly challenged by entrenched inefficiencies and suboptimal clinical outcomes.

Read this paper to learn how building analytics competency can help these organizations harness "big data" to create actionable insights, set their future vision, improve outcomes and reduce ...

The Case for Smarter Healthcare [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Even as medical science advances, demand for health services increasingly outstrips supply, revealing critical flaws in the systems we use to deliver care.

In some countries healthcare costs are growing twice as fast as inflation; in the United States alone more than $850 billion is wasted each year on things like duplicate lab tests, preventable conditions, and inefficient paper-based systems; and millions of people every year are injured because of prescription medication errors.

Fade or flourish? Rethinking the role of life sciences companies in the healthcare ecosystem [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- The life sciences industry stands at a crossroads. Its business model is broken, and the surrounding healthcare ecosystem is changing dramatically. So how should companies respond?

They can carry on as normal and potentially fade into insignificance or completely rethink how they engage with the other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem in an effort to flourish anew.

In today's increasingly complex and fast-changing environment, business model innovation is critical to success. ...

Business Intelligence for Healthcare: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers [ Source: SAP ]

February 2011- Read this white paper by Don Tapscott and explore the criteria best-in-class hospitals use for selecting business intelligence solutions. Companies that learn to effectively harness the information generated by their IT systems will enjoy substantial productivity improvements.

Improving Healthcare Delivery with Role-Enabled Communications [ Source: NEC ]

September 2009- Today, more healthcare IT organizations than ever are interested in implementing UC applications in a planned, cost effective manner. In order to meet their tremendous potential for improved healthcare delivery requires more than UC - it requires role-enabled communications. Download NEC's whitepaper to see how to deal with healthcare challenges.

Comparing Wi-Fi RFID And IR-RFID Real-Time Locating Systems For Use In Healthcare [ Source: Versus Technology ]

August 2009- Real-time locating systems (RTLS) are becoming mainstream in healthcare environments. Although currently there is only a 29% adoption rate, this number is expected to grow to nearly 70% by 2011. However, there are many different RTLS offerings as well as remarkable variation in the implementation processes, functionality, and long-term success with each system. This white paper explores the implementation costs between two popular RTLS solutions: Wi-Fi RFID (radio frequency identification) from Cisco and hardwired Infrared-RFID from Versus, and ...

Re-engineering The Wireless Network In Healthcare [ Source: Radiant Networks ]

July 2008- The Radiant Networks StatAware Healthcare solution tracks equipment, medical staff, and patients to improve workflow, reduce costs, and increase satisfaction. The StatAware solution has combined the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and Mobility Services Engine with AeroScoutís WiFi-based RFID tags and MobileView application to cost effectively automate asset management.

How to Hire an IT Services Business for Your Specialty Medical Practice [ Source: Exigent Technologies ]

January 2007- This whitepaper serves as a guide for physicians, medical administrators and their staff members who are charged with hiring an IT services company in the large specialty-practice setting. The guide aims to arm the consumer with relevant questions and information to make the selection process as efficient as possible.

Why Outsource Health Care IT Staffing? [ Source: Team International ]

April 2009- The health care industry is ultimately the most complex in needs, data demands, regulations, market size and revenue models, core functions, and outsourcing niche vendors. Regardless of the fact that in recent years the complexity of health care IT solutions has significantly increased, this industry is still projected to be one of the most dynamically developing and fastest-growing segments of IT technologiesí implementation and development in 2009.

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Marginal Interpretation of Subject-Specific Curves: Logistic-Normal Regression [ Source: SAS Institute ]

January 2008- Generalized linear mixed models are widely used in medicine, agriculture, social sciences and others. In this paper a methodology is proposed to interpret subject-specific curves in a logistic model with random effects applied to a longitudinal study. The proposal is to interpret the subject-specific curves across time as percentiles of a distribution that depends on the values of the random effects variance and the covariate parameters.

IPR And Outsourcing: The Case Of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry [ Source: University of North Carolina ]

January 2008- Knowledge of data structures, data quality, data cleaning, SAS programming, data analysis, technical report preparation, and the ability to present analyses to management are all key skills needed by professionals. This paper from SAS describes an innovative new undergraduate program at the University of Memphis that teaches these skills to undergraduates. The undergraduate certificate in ""Data Analysis and Programming Using SAS Software"" is a first-of-its-kind program in the Americas and the third in the world. ...