As reform moves toward value over volume and healthcare leaders take on increasingly complex payment and reimbursement plans, they struggle to align the physicians within their organizations to their system’s financial and quality goals, while balancing the ever increasing demands and stresses on physicians and their patient care teams. Physicians and advanced practice providers are crucial to every performance, quality, safety, care utilization and patient satisfaction goals. These factors significantly affect an organization's financial viability, which is why providers' compensation must be aligned with them.
The Risks of Email and the Rewards of Innovative Encryption
May 16, 2016
Email is the most used communication tool in business. It's so easy to click that seemingly innocent 'Send' button that you may not realize the risk. Zix Email Encryption does everything for you, from key management, to scanning and encryption, to secure delivery in easiest manner possible for your recipients. Our ease of use is how we’ll earn your trust, and our investment and innovation is how we continue to keep the trust of our customers. Find out your next steps to an implementing an effective secure email strategy.
Healthcare organizations face an ongoing compliance burden involving the protection of sensitive patient data in email. With the convenience of email as a communication and file-transfer method and the perceived difficulty of encryption, it’s easy to overlook the risks for the sake of productivity; however, IT security and compliance professionals cannot ignore the sheer volume of unsecured PHI exchanged regularly in email. Read why email security is critical to your organization and why Zix offers the industry's leading solution.
Linking your financing and investment decisions to improve the overall health of the enterprise
April 25, 2016
For a non-profit enterprise seeking to design effective investment portfolios for its asset pools, understanding the role of each of those asset pools is a crucial first step. The organization's goals and exposures can impact all parts of its portfolio construction process, from initial broad decisions on risk tolerance to more targeted decisions on asset-class exposures and investment vehicle preferences.
Given that each non-profit hospital and health system has its own unique situation, this Russell Viewpoint offers a framework for evaluating asset-allocation decisions. We highlight the need to consider and discuss the following:
Multiple roles of each asset pool within the enterprise
Market environments in which the stability of the individual pools would become most important
Any income statement implications of portfolio decisions
Disrupting Healthcare's Legacy Approach to Staffing
April 6, 2016
An innovative staffing and scheduling methodology is emerging in healthcare, and reinventing how hospitals and health systems leverage their most valuable resource – their employees – to achieve better outcomes. These outcomes include more satisfied employees, reduced labor costs and, ultimately, improved quality of care and patient satisfaction.
This new approach, called Collaborative Staffing, reimagines traditional staffing practices and offers new solutions to long-standing problems. The Collaborative Staffing model is being leveraged by many leading healthcare organizations to drive down labor costs and optimize staffing processes. These organizations are able to save money through smarter staff utilization, as opposed to workforce reductions. And with a focus on employee empowerment, organizations are seeing this positively impact turnover, recruitment, and staff engagement, which ultimately contributes to improved patient outcomes and quality.
Download the Whitepaper to understand the research demonstrating how Collaborative Staffing improves the efficacy, efficiency, and organizational outcomes associated with staff management. The analysis aims to detail the power of this staffing and scheduling paradigm, and exemplify how it benefits financial health, staff, and patients for hospitals using this model.
Reimbursement for Value-Based Care: Analytics Tools Can Help Providers Navigate Stormy Seas
April 1, 2016
U.S. healthcare providers are venturing into the treacherous waters of value-based care, and many are starting their voyages in leaky boats, according to a recent survey of industry executives conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by RelayHealth.
Download this free report to gain insight into industry feedback and key analysis surrounding the following survey questions:
In which specific payment models is your organization planning to make IT solutions investments over the next three years that are focused on improving its ability to manage reimbursement?
How many unique contracts does your organization have across all of its risk- or value-based payment models?
Does your organization have the ability to model its patient costs and revenues across all payment models and care settings?