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How to Drive an Enterprise Wide Data Management Strategy: A Sutter Health Case Study

Healthcare organizations are under pressure due to lowered reimbursements, rising costs and increased competition. Data is exploding in healthcare which can be a key enabler to navigating a changing healthcare landscape. Join the live webinar on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:00PM EST to hear the VP of Enterprise Data Management for Sutter Health, Vijay Venkatesan describe the challenges and successes that Sutter Health faced in driving their enterprise wide data strategy.

Sponsored by IBM

Healthcare and Telecom Management – Trends, Drivers and Solutions

Rising costs associated with patient care are driving the pressure to reduce costs in various areas of healthcare. Telecom is usually one of the first departments asked to find cost savings. Many healthcare providers implement a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) strategy to minimize these hidden IT costs associated - mobile device and application management, security and invoice processing.

Average TEM annual savings: 9% on fixed costs and 11% on mobile costs (greater savings, not uncommon)

Please, register to view this on-demand webinar for an in-depth presentation on the long-term IT savings reaped as a result of orchestrating an astute TEM system.

Sponsored by ComView

The Real Value of Telecom Service & Asset Visibility: Use Cases in Financial Control & Cost Savings

Visibility into the services and true cost of a telecom environment is often elusive. Carriers provide various levels of charge detail, service components vary carrier-by-carrier, and the data sources used to establish visibility are plentiful. There are many challenges to establishing a telecom service and asset inventory and the effort required leads some to question whether or not it’s worth it. The right tools, the right partner and the right experience neutralize these challenges and empower organizations with the visibility they need. 

During this 45-minute webinar, we will explore the real business value of a telecom service and asset inventory. Use cases illustrating financial and operational benefits of a telecom inventory will be shared and the results will support your business case for establishing and maintaining a telecom environment inventory.  Please, register to view this on-demand webinar.

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  • Industry Consolidation Underscores the Need for IT System Integration Planning


    Changes in reimbursement approaches in healthcare are unleashing unprecedented business forces in the industry. As a result, providers are consolidating into larger integrated delivery networks, hoping to achieve economies of scale and greater operating efficiency. Consolidating organizations need a solid integration strategy to be successful.


  • eBrief: Five Ways to Save Your Hospital Money with Better Communication



    Hospitals and health systems around the globe are looking at everything from tighter supply controls to energy efficiency initiatives as ways to cut costs and save money. Another avenue being evaluated more closely is communications. By improving communications and designing more efficient mobile workflows, hospitals can make a big impact on their bottom line.

    A preview of the five ways:

  • 2015 Survey Report: BYOD Trends in Healthcare: An Industry Snapshot


    Bring-Your-Own-Device Issues Are Changing Rapidly as Mobile Strategies in Healthcare Mature

    A popular topic for hospitals right now is whether to allow employees to use their personal smartphones and tablets for staff communications and patient alerts. “Bring your own device” (BYOD) is a challenging issue because it encompasses so many questions related to an organization’s costs, security risks, IT availability, and the varying needs of different groups of staff.

  • Bringing the Amazon Experience to Healthcare

    There is no argument that Amazon would not be the goliath it is today without its stellar customer service.  When applying this transparency-focused concept to healthcare, consider the following:

  • Case Study: Health Care Cost Drivers Identified/Acted Upon by Pennsylvania Population Health Management Company

    Getwell Network


    Analytics Converted into Clinical Action for Improvement

    Redundant diagnostics, avoidable ER visits, preventable inpatient admissions, and multiple gaps in patient care... these are just a few of the areas driving up health care costs without contributing to quality. But how can unnecessary cost drivers be identified? And, once pinpointed, what’s a workable action plan to reduce those costs and track clinical progress?

  • Patient Collections: Business Critical for Today's Healthcare Organizations

    Getwell Network

    Physicians and administrators face an uncertain economic future in which emerging payment models offer a seemingly endless array of reimbursement schemes – especially given the shift towards greater patient responsibility. According to a National Center for Health Statistics study, in the first quarter of 2013, 32.5% of persons under age 65 with private health insurance were enrolled in high deductible health plans. Yet despite this growing number, many current patient collections efforts have yielded lackluster results.

  • Community Regional Medical Center Improves HCAHPS Scores for Medication Communication

    Getwell Network

    Combining leadership engagement, Epic electronic health record (EHR) integration, and Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC), units at Community Regional Medical Center that utilized GetWellNetwork improved patient satisfaction scores.

    Through the auditing of more than 2,000 patient charts, they came to realize there were opportunities for care delivery improvements, such as:

  • 3 Ways Your Data Management Practices Threaten Your Hospital’s Performance and Reputation


    Massively Wasteful and Vulnerable to Errors…

    Today’s data management practices – which are massively wasteful and highly vulnerable to error – are not in step with the enormous volume of data entering health systems. With this increased volume of data floating around your institution, lack of attention and action to manage it appropriately brings risk to quality of care, staff retention, and the accreditation of your specialty units.

  • 9 Tips to Bring Order to Hospital Communication Chaos


    Communications in healthcare have become a web of information that is difficult to navigate and manage. Beeps from patient monitoring systems, constantly changing on-call schedules, diverse mobile devices, and the rise in care complexity mean more sophisticated communication technology is required to connect the right people with the right information for top-notch patient care.

    In this eBrief, you’ll learn nine tips to cope with the chaos and improve patient care.

  • Seizing the Big Data Opportunity in Healthcare


    The demand for better, actionable, data has escalated as the industry shifts to a value-based model where financial success is now linked to patient outcomes. This has incentivized researchers to mine data and discover which treatments are most effective and identify patterns in hospital readmissions, allowing for better reimbursements. By harnessing this big data, the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries stand to greatly benefit.

    Taking full advantage of big data can result in additional benefits such as: