May 2012- As hospitals and clinics strive to boost operational efficiency metrics and rein in rising costs, patient satisfaction is perhaps the best indicator of how a healthcare organization is succeeding in its mission. In an increasingly competitive environment, patient satisfaction is frequently used as a measure that influences accreditation and licensure, compensation under ?pay for performance programs? and quality rankings that affect the choices of well-informed customers. Learn how predictive analytics help healthcare organizations collect and ...
Every day, life sciences companies' such as those in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields' gamble with their futures, making bets big and small and risking "currency" in the form of their strategic direction, their processes for innovating and the success of their product portfolios.
This white paper describes how to connect all areas of your enterprise to help create the right strategies to deliver the right products to the right marketplace ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
The healthcare sector is in the midst of a revolution on that will change almost every aspect of the industry, from the back-office processes associated with managing the relationship between service buyers and service deliverers, to the way in which patient data is stored, analyzed and shared, and in the way that patient care is delivered on the front line.
This paper sets out to describe the way in which a number of ...
Healthcare organizations strive to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. Using analytics to create new insights and optimize all types of decisions can transform healthcare delivery.
This whitepaper by Decision Management Solutions discusses how advanced analytics can drive real time, point-of-care decision making that saves lives and improves the quality of care.
To succeed, the global health care industry must improve the delivery of quality of services while slowing the unsustainable costs associated with today's health care system.
Changing long established health care industry practices to leverage the wealth of new information available will require evidence-based justification and incentives to change provider behavior and patient acceptance.
Advanced analytics will help providers adapt to forces that will transition the health care industry toward new ...
Effective asset management is critical for hospitals and healthcare
organizations. These organizations face increasing quality of care, regulatory pressures and financial requirements that make effective asset management a key part of their success.
IBM Maximo Asset Management helps healthcare providers track, monitor and manage the increasing variety of assets on which clinical outcomes and patient care depend.
Today, Healthcare providers are under increased pressure to enhance patient care and improve clinical outcomes while reducing costs and ensuring compliance with a myriad of applicable regulations.
To meet these seemingly divergent objectives, Healthcare Administrators are seeking ways to efficiently and effectively manage an increasingly sophisticated mix of Clinial, Biomedical, Facilities, engineering and Health Information Technology assets.
Healthcare Executives are seeking for a new opportunities to lower capital expenditures, extend asset ...
In 2011, the US government began paying out more than $36 billion in incentives to qualifying healthcare providers who implement or upgrade electronic health record (EHR) systems. There's still time to register for the program, but before you do, you must decide whether to participate as a Medicare or Medicaid provider.
Each track has different incentive opportunities, eligibility criteria, qualifying requirements and program deadlines. If you are uncertain which is the right choice for your ...
Careful planning and effective change management can help keep missteps – and the stress and costs that come with them – to a minimum when implementing electronic health records (EHR).
This report presents strategies for avoiding common problems as you select technology, choose your implementation team, assign responsibilities and lay out the logistics.
There are many important factors to consider when rolling out an EHR implementation, and one of the most important is getting your people behind the change. This paper provides insight into where your staff may be in terms of resistance to or support for new EHR system, and walks you through the process of making sure they have tools, training and support to move through the transition successfully.
HP's extensive, modular data center product portfolio drives simplicity through streamlined network designs and centralized management; enhancing agility with high performance, security, and accelerated provisioning; and saving money with energy efficiency and low total cost of ownership.
In this paper, we'll lay out the challenges healthcare organizations are facing and how HP is the right partner to help solve them.
November 2011- Through a robust intrusion prevention reference architecture as detailed in this white paper, the HP TippingPoint IPS helps healthcare organizations get a high level of security and privacy of patient information while providing legitimate access to data and high availability.
Medical practices have been contemplating the prospect of moving from paper-based records to electronic health record (EHR) systems for decades. But relatively few have begun taking steps to make the transition - until now.
This white paper examines the factors that have kept many medical practices from moving forward with EHR over the years and the factors that are prompting action today; explains some of the technological requirements of making the transition to ...
Bridgehead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV) company, offers a scalable, future-proof platform to overcome rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around the access, availability and protection of electronic patient data.
Trusted by more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, Bridgehead Software solves healthcare organizations backup, recovery and archiving challenges.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about why backup and disaster recovery matter more than ever, and to ...
November 2011- The health care industry is undergoing a transformation - spurred by an unsustainable reimbursement model that rewards volume rather than outcome. Many alternatives are being considered, including pay for performance, accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes and bundled payments. Although the destination is not certain, it's clear that providers, payers, employers and patients are interested in a health care ecosystem that is connected, intelligent and aligned. Such sustainable health communities represent an innovative yet practical ...
September 2011- The health care industry is undergoing a transformation - spurred by an unsustainable reimbursement model that rewards volume rather than outcome. Many alternatives are being considered, including pay for performance, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and private ACO-like models, medical homes and bundled payments. Although the destination is not certain, it's clear that providers, payers, employers and patients are interested in a health care ecosystem that is aligned, connected and intelligent. With these initiatives gaining momentum ...
September 2011- Rational's solutions for systems and software engineering can assist healthcare companies with reaching FDA compliance goals through integration, collaboration, automation and reporting. The solutions support the creation and management of life-cycle work products necessary to fulfill FDA regulations and guidelines.
Medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies face many of the same challenges as product-focused companies in other industries - they must be able to respond quickly to market demands with the right product at the right time but with the additional complexities of adhering to compliance and regulatory mandates.
Learn how product portfolio management can set the framework for managing and launching successful healthcare products.
It is clear that the healthcare industry is being driven toward major changes and transformation. Although it is difficult to plan ahead for transformation, it is even more of a challenge to be able to respond quickly and cost effectively to change. Often, organizations do not have visibility into the full effects of change-such as costs, needed resources and time.
Learn how your company can become more agile, nimble and responsive to change ...
Healthcare reform is the hot topic right now, but other legislation frequently goes into effect that impacts healthcare organizations. For example, the Stark IV regulation states that healthcare organizations cannot refer patients to ancillary services owned by the same organization.
This posed a threat to Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic Association because they both operated as unique entities but relied heavily on each other.
Learn how Carle Hospital and Carle Clinic successfully ...
August 2011- In France, the contrat de bon usage du medicament (CBUM) promotes the computerization of medical practices. Committed to the CBUM and continuously delivering on its longstanding policy of improving the quality and safety of patient care, CESH set a goal of completely eliminating its paper-based processes by the end of 2010. In 2005 the clinic implemented Ware Systeme's Sharegate medical records software but required a comprehensive mobility solution to optimize all of Sharegate's functions in real time, ...
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