White Paper: Athena Health
At varying paces nationally, payment models are shifting from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, including new models in which leading provider organizations take on the financial risk of providing health care to a pre-defined population. While many agree that value-based reimbursement will become increasingly common, fee-for-service contracts remain the dominant form of reimbursement in most markets. A recent poll found that 81 percent of health systems and hospitals are participating in a mix of value-based reimbursement models combined with fee-for-service.1 For the foreseeable future, hospitals, health systems and other large provider organizations will have a foot in two boats and the engines in both must be able to run efficiently.
White Paper: Athena Health
The pressure exerted on practices to grow, often through integration with additional practices or with larger health care systems, has been strong for years, and the trend shows no signs of abating. There are multiple reasons for this trend. One is the desire for critical mass to gain leverage with payers in specific markets as payer reimbursement declines relative to increased cost. Another is the shift to quality-based reimbursement, risk contracts, and Accountable Care models—all of which require actuarial data and expertise in pricing insurance along with the infrastructure to handle population management.
White Paper: Sutherland Global Services
Regulatory policies at both Federal and State levels and interaction restrictions with physicians have severely impeded the effectiveness of the prime Life Sciences Sales Channel–The Field Sales Representative (FSR). Highly publicized cases of misinformation/misrepresentation and aggressive/invasive sales techniques had also cloaked the Life Science Product sales profession with a negative reputation
Global Strategies for Outsourcing Support Services
White Paper: Aramark Healthcare
This position paper examines the changing operational and economic pressures on healthcare providers, their subsequent effect on the delivery of quality services, and the potential value to outsourcing support services to professional companies operating within the healthcare sector. The shift from tactical to strategic outsourcing is examined, along with the benefits of establishing systemic long-term, multi-service outsourcing relationships with a single service provider.
White Paper: Mettler Toledo
A clean work area leads to better results contributing to a healthier environment. Cleaning imparts a significant effect to both the operator safety as well as minimizing the risk of cross-contamination. A Clean Balance for your laboratory is a first step towards safe and accurate weighing results. It also helps in providing an enhanced shelf-life to your instrument. Engaging into cleaning procedures, not only increases operating reliability, but also, reduces equipment failure rates. Find out more on balance cleaning through the Whitepaper below that will help in addressing your concerns: Are my equipments well cleaned, sterilized, decontaminated, or disinfected? Are you using the appropriate cleaning agent for your instrument? What are the standard balance cleaning procedures to be taken?
Value-Based Care The Future of Health Care
White Paper: GSI Health
Value-based care is a kind of model in which providers are paid for keeping patients well (fee-for-value), not for the number of services they perform (fee-for-service). Integrating healthcare coordination with robust analytics into a single platform provides the big picture of patient care, enabling efficient, collaborative care for diverse teams to treat complex populations. This whitepaper discusses about the value based care in the healthcare industry and how you need to do it in an informed way, and with measurable outcomes. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Standards and operational norms that the industry believes is the right path The Solution—Integrated Care Coordination and Robust Analytics How to navigate the complexities and challenges of integrated healthcare Ways to improve the health of your patients and your population
White Paper: GSI Health
In today's healthcare industry, technology is playing an extremely important role. Integrating care coordination and analytics in a single platform is not only more efficient, but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations. Flexible and customizable analysis and reporting for operations and outcomes help allocate resources and streamline compliance. This whitepaper provides insights on using technology to revolutionize the healthcare industry. It addresses questions like: How to navigate the complexities and challenges of integrated healthcare How to proactively address gaps in patient care and find opportunities for improvement How to effectively manage high-risk patients to reduce costs
White Paper: Nous Infosystems
With the increasing need for business data analytics, healthcare payers must plan and implement solutions that make secondary use/re-use of data which is already available in various applications. This whitepaper to get an overview of the different sources of data, that payer systems can consider, advancements in bigdata, the challenges encountered, opportunities presented and listing of some of the common dashboards that healthcare payer industry implements. It highlights: Business Data Analytics for Customer Insights Data Analytics for Predictive Analytics Advantages of Data Warehousing Data Analytics to help in System Management
White Paper: AxisPoint Health
Hospital readmissions have been under the microscope in recent years as payers and providers seek ways to rein in unnecessary healthcare costs. The optimal solution for it combines a predictive model, proven care management strategies, and embedded nurse case managers. This whitepaper helps in reducing unnecessary readmissions by care management strategies based on the readmission risks. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Various tested case management approaches A predictive readmissions tool-to reliably predict readmission risk Health care industry zeroing in on how to dramatically reduce readmissions
White Paper: LiveProcess
A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) ranks the essential business functions an organization must perform even in an emergency and then puts in place means for ensuring that they continue. A COOP ensures that the need to plan for both more complex patient care issues and a higher level of community coordination are taken into account for emergency preparedness planning. A COOP also addresses preparing for the loss of business-related functions, such as facility operations, databases, technology, supply chain services, utilities, and critical records. This whitepaper provides information about continuity of operations (COOP) planning for hospitals and healthcare. It talks about: When to use a COOP Steps to developing a COOP New CMS emergency preparedness requirements focus on continuity of operations Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)-Cornerstone of every COOP Arrangements with healthcare needed to ensure continuity of operations for essential services
Accelerating the Improved Patient Journey through Real World Evidence
White Paper: SHYFT Analytics, Inc.
Why Real World Evidence (RWE) is important to drive improvements in patient outcomes? Real World Evidence (RWE) has long been heralded as a “game changer” for the life sciences industry. Real World Evidence is the term used to describe research findings that use data that is gathered outside of standard clinical trials. This informative whitepaper highlights the growth, importance and benefits of Real World Evidence data to the pharma industry.It addresses the questions such as: Why Real World Evidence (RWE) is an important driver of decision-making in healthcare? How does Real World Evidence analytics accelerate the Improved patient Journey and descision making ? What are some of the main challenges in establishing Real World Evidence programs? What are the ongoing data challenges and unrealized opportunities when it comes to Real World Evidence data? What are the steps taken by the organizations in order to standardize the collection and structure of Real World Evidence data?
Preanalytical Considerations in the Design of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Studies
White Paper: Pacific Biomarkers
Preanalytical considerations in the design of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies are the cornerstones of the biochemical analyses. The main subject of clinical study design and epidemiology research is to monitor health, detect the harmful side effects and study the impact of therapeutic interventions. However, the largest contribution of errors in the clinical study design and epidemiology is associated with preanalytical phase. Do you think preanalytical variables are given sufficient consideration when designing clinical trials or epidemiologic studies? What strategies can be used to minimize preanalytical variables in clinical trials or epidemiologic studies? Is there a technology or a process to improve stability of sample analytes so that future investigations will not suffer from poor sample quality? What are the common challenges encountered during the preanalytical phase? This whitepaper discusses the factors to be considered during clinical trial designing and challenges faced during preanalytical phase such as: Availability of limited resources during the clinical designing. Technology and storage processes used to store the biomarker samples. Time elapsed between the sample collection and the stabilizing agents used to store the samples. Download this whitepaper with a brief insight into the issues of preanalytical variables and how they impact the clinical trial design and epidemiologic studies.
White Paper: Tarim Consulting
Oracle Health Check:Are you sure, everything is in order with the Oracle compliance policies in your organization? What potential risks may be present? Oracle’s licensing policies :Although there is much information about Oracle’s licensing policies and practices that are publicly available, the nuances, practice, and ability to successfully manage the Oracle relationship largely come through real world experiences. How can you navigate through complicated Oracle licensing policies and restrictions? What potential Oracle costs might you be able to save? This oracle health check report provides a comprehensive insight into a customer’s deployed Oracle assets to: Reduce inefficiency, duplication, and redundancy of Software usage according to the Oracle health check report Redeploy Oracle licensing policy in the most cost effective manner Align Oracle licensing policy requirements to meet actual business needs Realize substantial cost savings on Oracle licensing policy and support. Achieve your Oracle licensing policy goals with an effective strategy that will align with your needs, avoiding potential future pitfalls and the most return from the Oracle investment is obtained.
White Paper: PDFfiller
A user-friendly healthcare document management platform can save lot of time and money by improving patient care and satisfaction, also reducing the risk of damage and increasing collaboration. Implementing an Online Document Management System can help you manage medical records and patients' healthcare information cost effectively by eliminating human auditing error. Does your healthcare organization need a document management service compatible with multiple platforms and devices? For an informed decision when choosing the right user friendly document management platform that can increase workflow efficiency, you should know: What type of Document Management System does your healthcare organization need? What types of documents do you want to store in the Medical Document Management System you have chosen? What are the benefits of using Document Management System in healthcare? How can Online Document Management System generate a significant return on investment for your healthcare organization? This whitepaper on healthcare document management outlines a case study on flexibility and integrated approach to maintain accurate payroll records document management.
White Paper: EngiSystems
National Evaluation System for Medical Devices has been built using real-world evidence to improve device safety and effectiveness. The establishment of a National Evaluation System for Medical Devices generates evidence across the total product lifecycle of medical devices by strategically and systematically leveraging real-world evidence and applying advanced analytics. This whitepaper provides insights to organizations in order to meet regulatory compliance requirements while managing cost vs. patient outcomes through this National Evaluation System. Key takeaways from this white paper on “National Evaluation System for Medical Devices: Compliance & Regularity”: What is the need of upcoming FDA strategic initiatives? How medical device companies plan and respond to the changing climate? How they can help improve compliance, optimization and sustainability? What are the highlights of the National Evaluation System’s strategic priorities plan? Mark your calendars for building the National Evaluation System for medical devices!!
White Paper: EClinical Solutions, LLC
What is the need of having a Clinical Data Repository and Analytics solution? Well, implementing a Clinical Data Repository (CDR) within a meaningful timeframe and a reasonable budget does not have to be a major IT initiative. With the right technology partner, a CDR can be implemented in 90 days. The capabilities are growing quickly and robust CDRs are available that allow companies to reap considerable value from clinical trial data. This informative whitepaper talks about the desired functionality of the platform, and demonstrates the best practices for implementing a CDR while heeding to queries like: How to maximize and utilize all clinical and operational data for real-time healthcare analytics? What are the critical components in successfully implementing the CDR platform? What are the technology benefits of implementing a next generation CDR?
White Paper: BioIQ
Colorectal cancer screening and early detection of colorectal cancer not only saves lives; it also saves money and resources-both for patients and providers. Screening rates are low and many barriers are present that need to be overcome in order to make a major global impact on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. So how does screening prevent colorectal cancer and how can screening rates be increased through awareness? This whitepaper enlists the: -Risk factors for colorectal cancer and key strategies that employers and hospitals can adopt to close the colorectal screening gap by 2018 -Guidelines to colorectal cancer screening for integrated healthcare systems -How health plans, hospitals and employers can leverage the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s pledge to increase screening compliance and save lives -Steps for increasing the colorectal screening rates Agree to pledge? *80% by 2018 is a movement in which hundreds of organizations have committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
White Paper: DataSmart Solutions
Medical predictive analytics has the potential to revolutionize healthcare around the world. Predictive Analytics can help organizations to increase the accuracy of diagnoses and reduce the health care costs. Do you know how predictive analytics is directly impacting patient care and health care costs? What is the scope to save health care costs with Medical Predictive Analytics? How can predictive analytics be used to help control health care costs along with improving patient care ? Read this whitepaper to learn how self-funded employers use predictive analytics to save and control their health care costs. It also includes: A Case study: Predictive Analytics Applied to a 100-Employee Company.
EHR Analytics Drive Improvements in Physician Care, Patient Outcomes
White Paper: MCIS
Leveraging Electronic Health Records (EHR) System Analytics helps drive safer, more efficient patient care and truly achieve the potential of having all of the patient’s critical health information at the physician and care team’s finger tips. This descriptive whitepaper explains how modern EHR systems deliver greater functionality and drive a better patient and provider experience. Key takeaways of this whitepaper on EHR System Analytics: How modern EHRs enable higher quality care Ways EHR systems today are a partner in providing patient care The benefits of Electronic Health Records analytics Evidence based recommendations to aid physicians in making the right treatment decisions
A New Approach to Security & Compliance for Healthcare
White Paper: NopSec
Security and Compliance has now become vital components for healthcare industry as it is in the midst of a perfect storm of change driven by healthcare security trends. To verify the deployment and ongoing maintenance of healthcare security and processes, security audits are mandatory for the healthcare industry. Download this whitepaper to know more about how the healthcare organizations are evaluating security efforts and adhering to healthcare security compliance regulations. Gain insight on: Current cyber security threat & compliance landscape for healthcare industry Avoiding greatest vulnerabilities of healthcare data security while adhering to healthcare security compliance regulations Complying with healthcare regulations while driving business forward What can be done to keep a healthcare organization safe from security threats? Addressing Security for compliance in healthcare industry Read this whitepaper that describes how smaller healthcare organizations can reach the healthcare security and compliance objectives by gaining a deeper understanding of the cyber security regulatory landscape.
Bridging the Last Mile to Healthcare Analytics
White Paper: Metric Insights
Many healthcare organizations have implemented Business Intelligence (BI) tools for healthcare analytics in the hopes of making their operations data-driven and therefore more effective.Yet,despite the investment of billions in these tools, the technology has under-delivered on its promise. This white paper addresses seven areas on which a healthcare IT organization should focus to ensure success in implementing Push Intelligence: • Provide insights that find the practitioner, not the other way around • Never require users to wait • Personalize delivery of Metrics • Allow Context and Collaboration • Remove training from the equation • Deploy quickly and iterate • Seamlessly interface with existing applications