Data analytics, executive dashboards, business intelligence (BI) – these are all terms used in today’s business environment, but can mean many different things depending on who you talk to. The most important definition is what it means to you and your organization in order to help you track key metrics. To build the most effective tool, you must determine the intended audience, your key metrics, which data to gather and the tool selection or creation.
Recently, Microsoft® released the latest version of Windows known as Windows 10. Windows 10 brings advancements in security, performance, and end user productivity. However, as with any new operating system, there is potential for bugs and incompatibility issues with various applications.
EMR, EHR, payments, outcomes, payroll, email and more…that’s a lot for your server(s) to handle, which means it’s potentially another source of IT worry for you. Each time you have to reboot, update, implement or change your server applications and systems, or simply want to temporarily increase server capacity during peak periods, you run the risk of costly and time consuming fixes, errors, crashes, virus infiltration and so on. That’s why many businesses “provision” their servers - preparing them with appropriate systems, data and software to make it ready for network operation – based on their resource requirements.
Taking it one step further, businesses who provision their servers virtually see even more resource and cost benefits:
At VCPI’s recent annual Connections conference for healthcare executives, guest speaker Brent Hardaway gave a thought-provoking and informative presentation focusing on post-acute services and developing partnerships in population health management.
Hardaway, Vice President of Premier Consulting Solutions, nationally respected for their work in building healthcare alliances, talked about the changing healthcare landscape and both the burden and opportunity it offers for all providers, from hospitals and ACOs to Senior Living facilities. He noted that approximately 50% of US healthcare spending is concentrated in just 5% of the population and 97% is concentrated in 50% of the population.
Healthcare Analytics Consultant, VCPI
As I’ve watched the first few days of the 2012 Olympic Games, I’ve been struck by the changes that have taken place over the years. From aerodynamic uniforms to real-time internet streaming of events, technology innovations have radically changed the Olympic experience for athletes, judges and spectators. Records are consistently broken as athletes become faster and stronger – made possible by technology advancements in their training. These changes have “transformed” the Olympics.
In healthcare, transparency refers to the availability of information about the quality and cost of healthcare, allowing consumers to choose a healthcare provider based on value. Increasingly, consumers are taking an active role in directing their own healthcare. Increased transparency is a theme of healthcare reform, and changes are on the horizon for senior living providers.