The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
With all the complexities of the U.S. health care system, people consuming health care services continue to find it challenging to navigate. That’s why, for the fifth year, Aon Hewitt is pleased to partner with the National Business Group on Health (The Business Group) and The Futures Company to conduct the Consumer Health Mindset Study. The study explores the health attitudes, motivators, and preferences of consumers across the U.S.— particularly employees and their dependents as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans, wellness programs, and the broader health landscape.
Along with our findings about the consumer health mindset, we recommend practical actions you can take to meet consumers where they are and guide them in navigating health care more effectively.
Patients are going digital — and taking the healthcare system with them. Learn how in the 2017 Digital Trends in Healthcare and Pharma report.
Download it now to learn:
Why two-thirds of healthcare companies are investing in data analysis.
How they’re building content marketing programs to boost patient knowledge.
What they plan to do with virtual and augmented reality this year and beyond.
When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. These surveys help us discover overall industry sentiment on topics of importance to you. We believe that the more we know, the better we can serve you. Check out what leaders are saying about their outlook on the U.S. economy, expansion plans, and their thoughts on changing healthcare policy when you read our latest quarterly report.
The terms disaster recovery and business continuity planning are often used interchangeably but, when you think about it, one is much preferable to the other. While disaster recovery makes clear that the organization will rise again, it does not let the world (and your patient population) know that the business of care will go on during the recovery process. In this important on-demand webinar, you’ll hear from one CIO who has given a lot of thought to keeping operations up and running no matter what gets thrown the organization’s way. With so many varieties of disaster lurking in wait, this is one webinar you can’t afford to miss.
HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Akamai, recently conducted a survey of U.S. hospitals to understand the current state of web security in healthcare as well as what plans are in place to improve preparedness. The results raise some concerns that despite greater consciousness of the increased risk to healthcare data security, many hospitals are still vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks. Read this survey to learn about critical weaknesses in hospital web security.
Join RelayHealth for a recorded Healthcare Finance News webinar, Accelerating Service-to-Payment Velocity. With all of the changes happening in healthcare today, some things do remain the same. Your two primary sources of cash are still patients and third-party payers. While patient financial responsibility is rapidly increasing, a large percentage of revenue still flows in via governmental payers and commercial health plans.
View this webinar to hear case studies describing how leading healthcare firms have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance collaboration, and improve business decisions -- ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
Today in the United States, employer-sponsored health benefits are the source of coverage for more than 149 million individuals.1 Fueled by many factors, including rising costs, legislative changes, new provider models, and evolving market forces, the health care industry is undergoing a transformation. And as health care evolves, so must the employer’s role in it. What has not changed, however, is employers’ belief that health benefits are a key differentiator for talent. In fact, most large employers plan to continue offering coverage in spite of the uncertainties in the health care market.2 To keep pace with the changing environment, employers must rethink their role in health coverage: how they sponsor, structure, and deliver health benefits, and how they manage costs while keeping employees healthy, productive, and satisfied.
Delivering the best possible care to every patient is a complex, interconnected process that involves every department in a healthcare facility. From the moment a patient enters a facility, a wide range of activities must be performed by many different employees from different functional areas — in a timely and efficient way—to ensure the best possible outcome, including performing tests, collecting specimens, administering medications and delivering treatments. Each one of these activities must be coordinated and documented as part of an overall care plan. But the first step is making sure clinicians are treating the right patient—in the right way—every time.
Zebra’s white paper explores the critical impact positive patient identification (PPID) has on patient safety throughout the administrative, diagnostic and treatment phases of a patient’s stay. The paper also explores how PPID can improve staff efficiency and help healthcare organizations meet the needs of changing patient dem
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
Health plans and insurers know that to thrive over the next 3-5 years, they must dramatically improve their ability to engage with individual consumers.
The combination of Teradata products; an integrated data warehouse, Aster big data analytics and Aprimo integrated communication management, creates actionable analytic capabilities unparalleled in its ability to help companies achieve these goals. this white paper details how health plans and insurers can use Teradata to succeed in today’s healthcare environment.
Amid the rising costs of healthcare, employers and health plans are under increasing pressure to produce fast insights from their data to help drive business decisions, identify opportunities to reduce cost, improve care quality and generate reports for diverse stakeholders. But these professionals often lack the time, resources and analytic expertise necessary to integrate and interpret the massive amounts of disparate data available to them.
In our always-on, always-connected world, healthcare consumers expect instant access to customer service, not just from 9 AM to 5 PM. It’s often no longer good enough for health plans to staff call centers during standard business hours. Members today typically want to be able to log in and help themselves to the answers they need from self-service channels whenever they want — and they want the experience to be highly personal.
One contact center benchmark study (see next page) revealed self-service channels can be a win-win for both businesses and consumers.1 When done well, self-service solutions can help businesses improve customer satisfaction while reducing costs. And consumers appreciate the convenience of getting answers quickly and efficiently.
The Ohio State University Health Plan manages healthcare insurance benefits and wellness resources for the university’s 29,000 employees, as well as their spouses and dependents. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, and its Wexner Medical Center ranked #3 among 104 academic medical centers that were included in the 2014 University Health System Consortium Quality and Accountability Study. The health plan, medical center and university work together to help deliver safe, efficient, patient centered care to its members.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Meet the complex needs of your healthcare organization with a single cloud-based
system that combines analytics, planning, finance, and HR for more comprehensive supply chain
management. Read the datasheet to learn how you can: Reduce supply chain costs while improving
inventory control, gain deep insight into the cost, quantity, and utilization of your supplies, and identify
purchasing trends and standardize opportunities.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
As the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based care, organizations stand to benefit from providing an exceptional experience not only for their patients, but also for their care providers. Read the Becker’s Hospital Review ebook, sponsored by Workday, to learn how your healthcare organization can:
Boost care provider retention
Avoid common pitfalls of succession planning
Handle staffing shortages
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Healthcare providers today are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency. Knowing that supply chain management can play a key role in these efforts, a more strategic approach to managing supply chain is critical. By combining transactions, analytics, and planning in a single system, Workday can help you make better decisions and contain costs. To dive deeper into how Workday supports supply chain management for healthcare, watch this quick demo.
Login Storms and other unplanned events can max out VDI resources and slow service delivery to a crawl. Learn how leading Healthcare Delivery Organizations have used Login VSI and Pure Storage to simulate peak login periods and plan for the worst in order to deliver the best VDI experience possible.
Digital healthcare is not an unattainable mirage, but is alive and well in the United States and throughout the world. The goal of digital healthcare is to use technology to efficiently manage and deliver better healthcare—providing greater value and more positive outcomes to patients at a lower cost. The cloud provides the fastest, most efficient, and most economical way to reach that goal.
Ideally, cloud technology makes the delivery of healthcare fast, flexible, and easier for everyone to use—no matter whether you’re ordering supplies, hiring an employee, or reviewing your budget. However, actual results depend on how you implement the technology and on the vendor you choose as your provider. Every healthcare organization—payers and providers—will have a different path that leads them to digital healthcare. The question is, are you there yet?
To succeed in the extremely competitive
environment of today’s healthcare industry, your
organization needs a strong foundation. These
technology best practices for enterprise resource
planning (ERP), human capital management
(HCM), and enterprise performance management
(EPM) are a great starting point and can help you
transform the way your organization navigates this
rapidly changing industry.
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