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Center of Excellence Certification Yields Ongoing Rewards

January 29, 2007

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Business Challenge The staff and caregivers at Bay Medical Center’s Heart Institute knew they were providing topof- the-line heart care; they witnessed superb patient outcomes every day. But in today’s competitive healthcare market, it’s not enough for a hospital to believe it’s one of the best. The organization needs tangible evidence demonstrating its excellence to […]

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Leadership Strategies for Reaching Top Performance Faster

January 29, 2007

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It is not an easy task to move an average-performing hospital forward. Encouraging signs, such as the success of the 100,000 Lives Campaign and optimism on the part of hospital leaders, suggest that progress is being made. However, an objective analysis of publicly available data suggests otherwise, showing that nearly 2,000 boards and CEOs still […]

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SAS® Gives Healthcare Organizations The Power to Know®

January 29, 2007

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Managing healthcare organizations is much like managing healthcare: Sound decisions require accurate knowledge of complex, interdependent variables. That’s exactly what SAS solutions do for healthcare leaders – turn complex data into the business intelligence needed to produce the most successful outcomes. Healthcare Providers Healthcare providers manage massive quantities of data. Because it is scattered across […]

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Unparalleled Insight Drives Improvement in Hospital Operations, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Patient Care

January 29, 2007

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Healthcare organizations run on information. They not only produce incredible amounts of information every day on everything from supply costs to patient outcomes, they require information to benchmark their performance against their peers and identify opportunities for improvement. Solucient, part of Thomson Healthcare, is the leading expert at turning data into actionable insights, and is […]

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CASE STUDY: The Role of Enterprise Staffing and Scheduling in Quality Assurance

January 29, 2007

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Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas, includes 10 acute care hospitals with more than 3,000 licensed beds. The medical staff totals more than 5,300 physicians, and the system’s workforce consists of 18,000 employees. Like all large health systems across the country, Memorial Hermann faces the challenge of finding creative solutions to the cost and […]

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CASE STUDY: Hitachi Data Systems / SingHealth

January 29, 2007

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Industry: Health Care   Solution: Hardware: Hitachi TagmaStore™ Universal Storage Platforms, model USP100 and Hitachi Thunder 9520V™ workgroup modular storage Software: Hitachi Resource Manager™ utility package, Universal Volume Manager, Universal Replicator, ShadowImage™ In-System Replication, Dynamic Link Manager™, HiCommand® Device Manager, HiCommand Protection Manager, and HiCommand Storage Services Manager software Services: Provided by Hitachi Data Systems […]

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CASE STUDY: Hitachi Data Systems / University of Utah Health Services Center

January 29, 2007

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Industry: Education and Health Services Solution: Hitachi TagmaStore™ Universal Storage Platform Model USP100 McDATA edge switches and core directors Externally attached Hitachi Thunder 9585V™ ultra high-end and Thunder 9520V™ workgroup modular storage systems The University of Utah Hospital opened its doors to serve the local community in July 1965.This single facility has grown into what […]

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Hitachi Application Optimized Storage™Solutions for Aligning IT and Business Objectives

January 29, 2007

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Executive Summary From Fortune 100 enterprises to small businesses, in today’s business world, applications and the storage environments they depend upon have become critical drivers of business processes and decisions that impact organizational growth, risk, and profitability. Therefore, it’s imperative that businesses more closely align storage infrastructure with application needs. Application Optimized Storage™ solutions from […]

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High Performance: A Road Map to Payer Success in U.S. Healthcare

January 29, 2007

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Forces at Work The highly complex market characterized by powerful and constantly changing market forces requires agility, foresight and relentless execution from payers that hope to survive and prosper. Examples of some of the challenges affecting these organizations include: Changing demographics; Increasing costs due to a growing shortage of hospital beds, a lack of personnel […]

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