Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Statistical models of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, as well as of financial considerations. For the application of statistics to the testing and quantifying of economic theories MODELS, ECONOMETRIC is available.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
Drugs whose drug name is not protected by a trademark. They may be manufactured by several companies.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
Costs which are directly identifiable with a particular service.
Economic aspects of the fields of pharmacy and pharmacology as they apply to the development and study of medical economics in rational drug therapy and the impact of pharmaceuticals on the cost of medical care. Pharmaceutical economics also includes the economic considerations of the pharmaceutical care delivery system and in drug prescribing, particularly of cost-benefit values. (From J Res Pharm Econ 1989;1(1); PharmacoEcon 1992;1(1))
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
A graphic device used in decision analysis, series of decision options are represented as branches (hierarchical).
The application of mathematical formulas and statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems.
Formularies concerned with pharmaceuticals prescribed in hospitals.
Mathematical or statistical procedures used as aids in making a decision. They are frequently used in medical decision-making.
Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A stochastic process such that the conditional probability distribution for a state at any future instant, given the present state, is unaffected by any additional knowledge of the past history of the system.
Amounts charged to the patient or third-party payer for medication. It includes the pharmacist's professional fee and cost of ingredients, containers, etc.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients in the recovery room following surgery and/or anesthesia.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
Insurance providing for payment of services rendered by the pharmacist. Services include the preparation and distribution of medical products.
Tax-exempt trusts or custodial accounts established by individuals with financial institutions for saving money for future medical expenses.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Trained lay women who provide emotional and/or physical support during obstetric labor and the postpartum period for mothers and their partners.
Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.
Endoscopes for examining the interior of the esophagus.
Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.
The room or rooms in which the physician and staff provide patient care. The offices include all rooms in the physician's office suite.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
A philosophy of nursing practice that takes into account total patient care, considering the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of patients, their response to their illnesses, and the effect of illness on patients' abilities to meet self-care needs. (From Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed, p745)
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Apparatus, devices, or supplies intended for one-time or temporary use.
The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Hospital-sponsored provision of health services, such as nursing, therapy, and health-related homemaker or social services, in the patient's home. (Hospital Administration Terminology, 2d ed)
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
The use of fragrances and essences from plants to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior and to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The chemicals comprising essential oils in plants has a host of therapeutic properties and has been used historically in Africa, Asia, and India. Its greatest application is in the field of alternative medicine. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; from Dr. Atiba Vheir, Dove Center, Washington, D.C.)
Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)
Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
Total pharmaceutical services provided by qualified PHARMACISTS. In addition to the preparation and distribution of medical products, they may include consultative services provided to agencies and institutions which do not have a qualified pharmacist.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Consultation via remote telecommunications, generally for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment of a patient at a site remote from the patient or primary physician.
Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.
The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
The relative equivalency in the efficacy of different modes of treatment of a disease, most often used to compare the efficacy of different pharmaceuticals to treat a given disease.
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Those persons legally qualified by education and training to engage in the practice of pharmacy.
That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.
Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.
In statistics, a technique for numerically approximating the solution of a mathematical problem by studying the distribution of some random variable, often generated by a computer. The name alludes to the randomness characteristic of the games of chance played at the gambling casinos in Monte Carlo. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)
Institutions with permanent facilities and organized medical staff which provide the full range of hospital services primarily to a neighborhood area.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.
Subsequent admissions of a patient to a hospital or other health care institution for treatment.
Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
A province of Canada on the Pacific coast. Its capital is Victoria. The name given in 1858 derives from the Columbia River which was named by the American captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia which in turn was named for Columbus. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p178 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p81-2)
Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.

Practice patterns, case mix, Medicare payment policy, and dialysis facility costs. (1/780)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of case mix, practice patterns, features of the payment system, and facility characteristics on the cost of dialysis. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: The nationally representative sample of dialysis units in the 1991 U.S. Renal Data System's Case Mix Adequacy (CMA) Study. The CMA data were merged with data from Medicare Cost Reports, HCFA facility surveys, and HCFA's end-stage renal disease patient registry. STUDY DESIGN: We estimated a statistical cost function to examine the determinants of costs at the dialysis unit level. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The relationship between case mix and costs was generally weak. However, dialysis practices (type of dialysis membrane, membrane reuse policy, and treatment duration) did have a significant effect on costs. Further, facilities whose payment was constrained by HCFA's ceiling on the adjustment for area wage rates incurred higher costs than unconstrained facilities. The costs of hospital-based units were considerably higher than those of freestanding units. Among chain units, only members of one of the largest national chains exhibited significant cost savings relative to independent facilities. CONCLUSIONS: Little evidence showed that adjusting dialysis payment to account for differences in case mix across facilities would be necessary to ensure access to care for high-cost patients or to reimburse facilities equitably for their costs. However, current efforts to increase dose of dialysis may require higher payments. Longer treatments appear to be the most economical method of increasing the dose of dialysis. Switching to more expensive types of dialysis membranes was a more costly means of increasing dose and hence must be justified by benefits beyond those of higher dose. Reusing membranes saved money, but the savings were insufficient to offset the costs associated with using more expensive membranes. Most, but not all, of the higher costs observed in hospital-based units appear to reflect overhead cost allocation rather than a difference in real resources devoted to treatment. The economies experienced by the largest chains may provide an explanation for their recent growth in market share. The heterogeneity of results by chain size implies that characterizing units using a simple chain status indicator variable is inadequate. Cost differences by facility type and the effects of the ongoing growth of large chains are worthy of continued monitoring to inform both payment policy and antitrust enforcement.  (+info)

Mental health/medical care cost offsets: opportunities for managed care. (2/780)

Health services researchers have long observed that outpatient mental health treatment sometimes leads to a reduction in unnecessary or excessive general medical care expenditures. Such reductions, or cost offsets, have been found following mental health treatment of distressed elderly medical inpatients, some patients as they develop major medical illnesses, primary care outpatients with multiple unexplained somatic complaints, and nonelderly adults with alcoholism. In this paper we argue that managed care has an opportunity to capture these medical care cost savings by training utilization managers to make mental health services more accessible to patients whose excessive use of medical care is related to psychological factors. For financial reasons, such policies are most likely to develop within health care plans that integrate the financing and management of mental health and medical/surgical benefits.  (+info)

Feasibility of direct discharge from the coronary/intermediate care unit after acute myocardial infarction. (3/780)

OBJECTIVES: This investigation was designed to determine the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of direct discharge from the coronary/intermediate care unit (CICU) in 497 consecutive patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND: Although patients with an AMI are traditionally treated in the CICU followed by a period on the medical ward, the latter phase can likely be incorporated within the CICU. METHODS: All patients were considered for direct discharge from the CICU with appropriate patient education. The 6-week postdischarge course was evaluated using a structured questionnaire by a telephone interview. RESULTS: There were 497 patients (men = 353; women = 144; age 63.5 +/- 0.6 years) in the study, with 29 in-hospital deaths and a further 11 deaths occurring within 6 weeks of discharge. The mode length of CICU stay was 4.0 days (mean 5.1 +/- 0.2 days): 1 to 2 (12%), 3 (19%), 4 (21%), 5 (14%), 6 to 7 (19%) and > or = 7 (15%) days, respectively with 87.2% discharged home directly. Of the 425 patients surveyed, 119 (28.0%) indicated that they had made unscheduled return visits (URV) to a hospital or physician's office: 10.6% to an emergency room, 9.4% to a physician's office and 8.0% readmitted to a hospital. Of these URV, only 14.3% occurred within 48 h of discharge. Compared to historical controls, the present management strategy resulted in a cost savings of Cdn. $4,044.01 per patient. CONCLUSIONS: Direct discharge from CICU is a feasible and safe strategy for the majority of patients that results in considerable savings.  (+info)

Potential savings from generic prescribing and generic substitution in South Africa. (4/780)

Generic prescribing and generic substitution are mechanisms for reducing the cost of drugs. The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which generic prescribing by private medical practitioners and generic substitution by private pharmacists is practised in South Africa and to estimate the potential savings from these two practices. Prescriptions from 10 pharmacists were collected on four randomly selected days. Computer printouts of all the prescriptions dispensed on these four days together with the original doctor's prescription were priced using a commercially available pharmacy dispensing computer package. A total of 1570 prescriptions with a total number of 4086 items were reviewed. Of the total prescriptions, 45.7% had at least one item for which there was a generic equivalent. Of the 961 drugs which had generic equivalents, 202 (21 %) were prescribed using the generic name of the drug. Only 0.3% of prescribers prohibited generic substitution. The cost of the prescription as dispensed was 1.4% (mean cost: R116.19 vs R117.84) below that of the original doctor's prescriptions, indicating the marginal benefit from the current low substitution rate of 13.9% by pharmacists. About 6.8% of the cost of the original doctor's prescriptions (mean cost: R117.84) could have been saved if total generic substitution (mean cost: R109.65) was practised. The cost of the prescriptions with only brand name items (mean cost: R120.49) would have been 9.9% higher than if generic drugs were used. Current restrictive prescribing and dispensing practices result in marginal cost savings from generic prescribing and generic substitution. Both these practices have a potential to reduce drug costs, if actively encouraged and practised to maximum capacity. It is noteworthy, however, that the potential savings from generic prescribing and substitution are at most 9.9% in the absence of any changes in types of drugs prescribed.  (+info)

Description of local adaptation of national guidelines and of active feedback for rationalising preoperative screening in patients at low risk from anaesthetics in a French university hospital. (5/780)

OBJECTIVE: To describe the effect of local adaptation of national guidelines combined with active feedback and organisational analysis on the ordering of preoperative investigations for patients at low risk from anaesthetics. DESIGN: Assessment of preoperative tests ordered over one month, before and after local adaptation of guidelines and feedback of results, combined with an organisational analysis. SETTING: Motivated anaesthetists in 15 surgical wards of Bordeaux University Hospital, Region Aquitain, France. SUBJECTS: 42 anaesthetists, 60 surgeons, and their teams. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number and type of preoperative tests ordered in June 1993 and 1994, and the estimated savings. RESULTS: Of 536 patients at low risk from anaesthetics studied in 1993 before the intervention 80% had at least one preoperative test. Most (70%) tests were ordered by anaesthetists. Twice the number of preoperative tests were ordered than recommended by national guidelines. Organisational analysis indicated lack of organised consultations and communication within teams. Changes implemented included scheduling of anaesthetic consultations; regular formal multidisciplinary meetings for all staff; preoperative ordering decision charts. Of 516 low risk patients studied in 1994 after the intervention only 48% had one or more preoperative tests ordered (p < 0.05). Estimated mean (SD) saving for one year if changes were applied to all patients at low risk from anaesthesia in the hospital 3.04 (1.23) mFF. CONCLUSIONS: A sharp decrease in tests ordered in low risk patients was found. The likely cause was the package of changes that included local adaptation of national guidelines, feedback, and organisational change.  (+info)

Outcomes for control patients referred to a pediatric asthma outreach program: an example of the Hawthorne effect. (6/780)

A study was designed to determine whether identification of high risk for exacerbations of asthma based on pediatrician concern, emergency department visits, or hospital stays results in a decrease of resource utilization because of referral to an asthma outreach program even if the intervention does not take place. The findings for such a group were compared with those for a group who did undergo intervention with an asthma outreach program. Fifty-six patients 1 to 14 years of age were assigned to one of two groups. The control group (those who did not undergo intervention) had consistent but not statistically significant reductions in utilization of emergency visits, hospitalizations, and dollars spent (21%, 24%, and 32%, respectively). The group who underwent intervention with the asthma outreach program had large and statistically significant decreases in the same parameters (emergency visits, 60%, P = 0.001; hospital stays, 74%, P = 0.008; dollars spent, 72%, P = 0.004). However, the apparently insignificant effect of the reductions in utilization by the control group substantially altered interpretation of the outcomes of the study. Cost savings were reduced from $11.69 per dollar spent on intervention to $6.49 per dollar spent. In before-and-after studies such as those typically conducted during continuous quality improvement projects, which typically do not have control groups, investigators need to consider control group effects when they assess the results of intervention.  (+info)

A program to reduce discharge delays in a neonatal intensive care unit. (7/780)

Our hypothesis was that a program designed to identify the causes of discharge delays would reduce the length of stay in our neonatal intensive care unit. We reviewed every admission from January, 1994, to December, 1995. A discharge delay was defined as any delay not related to illness after the infant was cleared for release. Discharge delays were divided into the following categories: primary healthcare team, organizational, discharge planning, family, monitor related, and other. Potential discharge delays were identified daily according to established criteria. Actual discharge delays were reviewed monthly at a staff meeting attended by representatives of a multidisciplinary team. We identified 116 discharge delays, which accounted for 480 patient days. Eighty-three discharge delays accounted for 302 patient days in 1994, and 33 discharge delays for 178 patient days in 1995. Discharge delays ranged from 1 to 34 days, with an average of 4.1 days added per patient. Infants with discharge delays had a case mix index of 9.32. The average case mix index for the neonatal intensive care unit was 6.25 during 1994 and 5.18 during 1995, an average of 5.71 for the review period. Forty-four percent of infants who had discharge delays had private insurance, 55% had Medicaid, and 1% had self-payment arrangements. Eighty-eight of 116 discharge delays were caused by circumstances beyond the control of the primary care team. An additional 25 of 116 discharge delays were the result of our policy requiring 48 hours free of apnea-bradycardia alarms before discharge. Discharge delays for 1994 cost $226,298 ($749/day). For 1995, discharge delays cost $41,553 ($233/day) for a total cost of $262,431. Total savings in 1995 versus 1994 was $184,745 ($516/day). Despite the low birth weight and relatively severe illnesses of the infants, we believe that a focused team approach and monitoring for potential discharge delays can result in considerable reduction in hospital stay and cost.  (+info)

Cost recovery in Ghana: are there any changes in health care seeking behaviour? (8/780)

The study aimed to investigate the impact on health care seeking behaviour of the cost-sharing policies introduced in Ghana between 1985 and 1992. Qualitative research techniques were used to investigate the behaviour of patients after the introduction of these policies. Focus group discussions of cohorts of the population and in-depth interviews of health workers and selected opinion leaders were used to collect data from rural and urban health care facilities in three districts of Ghana. The study findings indicate that the cost recovery policies have led to an increase in self-medication and other behaviours aimed at cost-saving. At the same time, there is a perception of an improvement in the drug supply situation and general health delivery in government facilities. The study advocated enhanced training of drug peddlers and attendants at drug stores, especially in rural areas. User fee exemption criteria need to be worked out properly and implemented so that the very needy are not precluded from seeking health care at hospitals and clinics.  (+info)

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In this subanalysis of a previously published study, patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experienced significant cost savings when decisions congruent with the GeneSight report were made by healthcare providers. In the previously published study, congruency with the GeneSight test was shown to deliver significant cost savings for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes patients produces annual savings of 53,986 person-years of sight.
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In a study evaluating the financial impact of providing early physical therapy for intensive care patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that the up-front costs are outweighed by the financial savings generated by earlier discharges from the intensive care unit (ICU) and shorter hospital stays overall. The evidence is growing that providing early physical and occupational therapy for intensive care patients-even when they are on life support-leads to better outcomes, says Dale M. Needham, MD, PhD, senior author of the study. Patients are stronger and more able to care for themselves when they are discharged. Hospital administrators concerns about costs have been cited as barriers to implementing early rehab programs in the ICU. However, our study shows that a relatively low investment up front can produce a significant overall reduction in the cost of hospital care for these patients, Needham says. Such programs are an example of how we can save money and improve care at the same ...
In a study evaluating the financial impact of providing early physical therapy for intensive care patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that the up-front costs are outweighed by the financial savings generated by earlier discharges from the intensive care unit (ICU) and shorter hospital stays overall. The evidence is growing that providing early physical and occupational therapy for intensive care patients-even when they are on life support-leads to better outcomes, says Dale M. Needham, MD, PhD, senior author of the study. Patients are stronger and more able to care for themselves when they are discharged. Hospital administrators concerns about costs have been cited as barriers to implementing early rehab programs in the ICU. However, our study shows that a relatively low investment up front can produce a significant overall reduction in the cost of hospital care for these patients, Needham says. Such programs are an example of how we can save money and improve care at the same ...
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Mr. WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here to speak about a report that was released by the Centers for Disease Control, which I think is instructive for the American health care system. We are currently in a process of change in health care. Changing the way health care is delivered in our country is going to take years of hard work, of experimentation, and of learning. There are stakeholders on both the Federal and State level who are out there right now, working to implement models of care that increase the coordination and efficiency with which health care is delivered, improve the quality of the care that is delivered, improve the outcomes that patients experience, and control costs--bring down costs. This delivery system reform is the real issue of health care reform in our time. I emphasize, it is a win-win for system--improving the quality of care while lowering the cost for the system.. This report, called ``Vital Signs, released this week by the Centers for Disease Control, illustrates ...
How to Save Money on Heating Bills written by Guest Author for BillCutterz Money Saving Blog.Worried about how youre going to heat your home and pay the bills this winter? Youre not alone. With the economy still in trouble and utility companies raising their prices, many families are going to struggle to make ends meet during the coming cold months.Its therefore very important to save money by conserving heat in your home. Losing warmth unnecessarily simply means that youll have to use more energy to heat your home, leading to heftier utility bills.Here are a few ideas to help you stay warm and save money this winter.Bare floors? Cover them with rugsMany modern apartments, and some houses, have stylish carpetless wooden floors. Bare floors look great and are easy to clean - but unfortunately theyre also a cause of heat loss! Covering the floors with large rugs helps to retain heat, especially if your house or apartment is without floor insulation. Rugs can be purchased reasonably cheaply, so invest
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Did the 2016 ACOs Save Money?. In an October 31 Modern Healthcare article titled, CMS Loses Money As Medicare ACOs Remain Risk Adverse, Maria Castellucci argued the Medicare Shared Savings or ACO program paid out more in bonuses to accountable care organizations than the savings those participated generated. Since CMS pays Track 1s, for example, only 50% of total savings in shared savings, and because savings generated within the positive MLR are not paid out in shared savings, the only way the program can pay out more in bonuses than spending saved is if total spending below the negative MLR is deducted from total savings. For example, if total savings was $100, shared savings paid out was $50 and spending below the negative MLR was $60, the program in sum would net a negative $10 - though this net amount ignores savings generated within the positive MLR. This method of calculating ACO performance is not uncommon.. This logic however is problematic for at least four reasons. First, Medicare ...
The Obama Administration is committed to building a 21st century government and the strategic use of technology will be transformative in making that vision a reality. Organizations are being challenged now, more than ever to balance limited technology resources and budgets with policies and user demands. However, savings is not always measured in dollars, but could include increased employee productivity, lower energy costs, and enhanced end user experience through improved service levels.. The City of Raleigh experienced these and other residual benefits firsthand as they worked to create a unified vision for technology. By leveraging a unified approach to voice, video and wireless solutions, they were able to revitalize downtown area businesses, the convention center, schools and low-income households. In doing so, they not only renewed interest in an emerging community, but recognized significant cost savings. The government network is better positioned to serve the needs of their ...
The study confirms previous findings that patients recall of their immune status for tetanus is unreliable6 ,7 and this would seem to support the practice of testing all patients.. Testing all patients would mean that treatment was individualised and appropriate and the UK guidelines which have been shown to be poorly adhered to,8 ,9 could be significantly simplified.. Predicting the duration of immunity demonstrated by any one persons positive test is not possible and thus how often a test should be repeated is not clear at this stage.. Universal testing appears to provide significant cost savings compared with vaccination based on recall, but these savings are unlikely to be quite so large in practice as they assume complete compliance with the national guidelines, which has been demonstrated not to be the case. We plan to introduce the test kits to our department and study the real-world results.. An interesting finding was the low number of HTIG vaccinations given even when the person ...
Frugal people often do things that others find to be a little bit weird or a little bit gross. For example, maybe you save all of your soup cans and use them to drink from instead of purchasing new cups. Some of your friends and family might raise an eyebrow about that, right? But just how far would you go to save money? Where do you draw the line?. Take a look at these 20 extreme ways that people save money to judge for yourself where that line is for you:. 1. Eat road kill. Never waste anything is a mantra for some frugal people. Taken to the extreme, this can lead to eating road kill. You accidentally hit an animal and dont want it to go to waste so you scrape it off of the asphalt and take it home for dinner.. 2. Drink your own urine. Theres an entire alternative medicine niche called urine therapy in which people drink their own urine out of the belief that it has numerous health benefits including boosting immunity. Its one way to save on the costs of zinc, echinacea, Vitamin C and ...
How to Save Money for Teenagers. A lot of teens want to save money these days, whether its for a computer, video games, a new phone, or that new name-brand luxury purse, we have all wanted something at one point. If you get money or an...
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I was thinking about a couple of things that I do to save money, and thought that many of you probably have lots of similar things that you do as well. Just simple things that you do to save money. For instance: I water down all the juice I drink because it stretches it, makes it less sweet and increases the water I drink. I exfoliate using baking soda rather than buying expensive creams. (Get a washcloth, wet it and sprinkle a little on, its better than the stuff you buy.) I make my
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Differin Gel 0.1% originally was approved in 1996 as a prescription product. The switch to OTC status was significant to patients in many ways, including potentially significant cost savings. Although a generic version of Differin was approved in July 2010, its cost is still relatively high. A 45g tube of brand-name Differin Gel 0.1% is approximately $600, while prescription-only generic adapalene 0.1% gel is around $160 per 45g tube. Some pharmacy benefit managers still choose to list these as nonpreferred items, resulting in high copays. The OTC Differin 0.1% gel 45g tube ranges from $25-$30. The availability of OTC Differin could save patients hundreds of dollars per year and offers convenience and cost savings from dermatologist visits ...
Penwith District Council have managed to secure over £600,000 funding (including European Objective One investment) for technical investigations in Mounts Bay to support work on the harbour developments at Newlyn and Penzance. The work will also encompass proposed sea defence work along the Penzance Promenade and explore the implications of MDL Developments Ltds proposed new breakwaters to a new channel which will help turn Penlee Quarry into a site for a 190 berth marina.. There are significant cost savings to be gained by acquiring the maritime data for all these developments at the same time, explains Nigel Horwell (Penzance Regeneration Manager). Much of the data that will be acquired will be common to each of the developments. By working in partnership and pooling existing information we may also be able to make even further cost savings.. Penwith are to be congratulated for promoting a working partnership in bringing together this research to enable the various regeneration schemes ...
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Vaccination, which is the second most effective way (after clean water) to save lives and promote good health [36], saves around 3 million lives each year worldwide [37]; reduces suffering; has vastly reduced the incidence of various diseases; and results in substantial cost savings. In an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, every US$1 spent on immunization saves US$6 in direct medical costs and US$12 in indirect costs [38]. It has also been estimated that each birth cohort vaccinated with the seven main vaccines can save $10 billion in direct medical costs and $33 billion in indirect costs [39].. The benefit of introducing a widespread vaccination program can only be judged on the basis of an accurate estimation of country-specific disease burden. The study reported here adapted a previously described model for the UK [13], but used data from 12 Istanbul hospitals [16] and Turkish Ministry of Health statistics [17] on burden of disease, resource use and costs. ...
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Many patients who are prescribed medications fail to take them appropriately-or at all-and addressing this problem could lead to significant cost savings and better care management, according to a new report.
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time recommended limits on childrens daily consumption of sodium which it hoped would help in the global fight against diet-related diseases becoming chronic among all populations. In advice to its 194 member states on Thursday, the U.N. agency noted high sodium levels were a factor behind elevated blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the number one cause of death and disability worldwide.. Heart disease, stroke and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease kill more people globally each year than all other causes combined, the agency said.. Diet-related NCDs are chronic, and take years and decades to manifest; thus, delaying the onset of these diseases could improve lives and result in substantial cost savings, it said.. Thus, addressing, during childhood, the problem of elevated blood pressure and other risk factors for NCDs that ...
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The link between obesity and debilitating chronic illness is well-established, but access to healthy food remains problematic for many suffering from chronic illness. Healthy food is a key care component in handling an individuals overall health, especially when managing diabetes. For these individuals, food is medicine. Low income populations often bear a disproportionate burden of chronic disease. There are significant benefits to be realized by incorporating healthy food in a medical treatment plan, both in terms of improved health outcomes and significant cost savings to insurers. This Web Forum will address:. ...
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Terry Gregg, CEO, Dexcom, talks about the reduction in hypos with better monitoring technology. This can also result in significant cost savings and Dexcom will hopefully be starting a study later this year examining the cost components of their products, and how to ensure that they are part of the solution not
Kagamishi Tsuba ca. mid Muromachi. 7.7 cm H x 7.2 cm W x 0.5 cm T Bronze alloy cast with a flowering plant and bird / tortoise shell and bird design Hachi mokko gata Shakudo fukurin This guard is made of three metal layers held together with two pins through the seppa dai. This hon san mai style typically requires a fukurin to produce a finished edge. Multiplate construction is sometimes seen in early shakudo guards. In that case the use of a thick plain copper filling plate would require less expenditure of gold than a would solid shakudo tsuba. Many low quality three-plate tsuba were made in mid Edo times to imitate Mino and Goto styles. These guards have very thin outer plates done in repousse rather than carving. In this case, we have three equal thickness copper/copper alloy plates joined together. It isnt obvious that this would result in any significant cost savings. It may be that the outer plates were taken from actual bronze mirrors or other cast objects. The central copper plate may ...
TAMPA, Fla. - February 7, 2013 - GeneSeek®, a Neogen Corporation Company, announces the immediate availability of the next generation of DNA technology: the GeneSeek Genomic Profiler Bovine HDTM (GGP-HD), the most powerful and comprehensive profile available for cattle producers today.. The custom, high-density GGP-HD utilizes the Illumina Infinium® chemistry and features nearly 80,000 SNPs for highly-accurate genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs), genome-wide selection, comparative genetics studies and higher density imputation.. GeneSeek has harnessed DNA technology and improved upon the Illumina Bovine SNP 50 base content to develop a more powerful, cost-effective and customer-friendly product, says Dr. Stewart Bauck, director of beef genomics for GeneSeek. From a single test sample, the GGP-HD provides cattle producers access to a faster and more accurate genetic evaluation of their cattle at a significant cost savings.. The availability of the GGP-HD is due to the ...
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Some chit funds are conducted as a savings scheme for a specific purpose. An example is the Deepavali sweets fund, which has a ... Such a chit reduces costs, and relieves members from extra work in a busy festival season. Nowadays, such special purpose chits ... Chit fund is a kind of savings scheme practiced in India. A chit fund company is a company that manages, conducts, or ... In some variations of chit funds, the savings are for a specific purpose. Chit funds also played an important role in the ...
In the 1970s the federal government came under intense pressures to curtail labour cost and inflation. In 1975, the Liberal ... Early 19th century workplace militancy manifested in the Luddite riots, when unemployed workers destroyed labour saving ... and Africa has been partially driven by increasing costs of union partnership, which gives other countries a comparative ...
... cost about $12 for a daily dose, which is 24% less than Invirase and 33% less than Norvir.[14] Because the company ... This caused prices to be raised and limited the number of people who could have access to this possibly life-saving drug.[15] ... In response to this hefty price, Merck stated that it cost a lot to research and develop the drug, and they did not have enough ...
Sobel, D.S. (2000). "Chapter 28: The Cost-effectiveness of Mind-body Medicine Interventions". In Mayer, E.A.; Saper, C.B. (eds ... improving medical practice and saving money was giving a group of scientists an opening to propose shutting down the National ... and refers to this as opportunity cost. Individuals who spend large amounts of time and money on ineffective treatments may be ... which leads them to seek out lower-cost alternative medicine.[128] Medical doctors are also aggressively marketing alternative ...
... allowing practices to minimize costs and pass the saving on to patients currently without adequate dental care.[60][61] ... a cost per person average is only a rough measure of actual cost of care. The annual cost of care will vary state to state ... including full medical costs.[15] (Estate recovery, when the state recovers all medical costs for people 55 and older, extends ... the mean cost per stay billed to Medicaid was $2,000 less than the average cost for all stays.[88] ...
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As a cost-saving method of using Microsoft products, many large corporations use enterprise agreements and therefore pay a ... This is a form of invitation for people to put their minds together to grow a software in a cost efficient manner. The reason ... The open-source community promotes the creation of software that is not proprietary, resulting in lower costs.[16] ... The open-source mission statement promises better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to ...
... considering them life-saving; and truth-telling was not emphasized to a large extent before the HIV era. ... "Transparency called key to uniting cost control, quality improvement". Managed Care ...
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate,, accessed September 30, 2010. "Crack, powder cocaine sentence guidelines ... creating a monetary savings of $42 million during that period. The CBO also estimates that the Act's requirement for the ... to conduct a report on the effectiveness of a Department of Justice grant program to treat nonviolent drug offenders would cost ...
This coalition advocated that vacant New York City owned land be provided at no cost for the development of new affordable ... 1 million loan pool commitment was secured from the East New York Savings Bank for the SHIP program. The program was then ...
... but the cost of the drug is still very high for many of those in West African states. Fluid replacement, blood transfusion, and ... the focus is always on saving the life of the mother.[22] Following delivery, women should receive the same treatment as other ...
Illyana's brother Colossus is determined to rescue her at all cost. Colossus eventually agrees to work for Cyclops for 364 days ... he concludes that he can only free his fellow X-Men from Inferno's influence by saving her. In fulfillment of his other half of ...
These photographs made world headlines and spurred government action, saving many lives. ... but only at the cost of large-scale dislocations in the domestic economy. The British government, this argument maintains, thus ... the fate of these women and children was an immense social cost of the famine.[268] ...
The dissent pointed to a saving clause in the federal act which allowed states to determine how a contract or its clauses may ... First, aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, and lower the costs of litigation.[12] In cases with ... Perhaps even more important than compensation is that class treatment of claims may be the only way to impose the costs of ... This technique, soon labelled as "class action Austrian style", allows for a significant reduction of overall costs. The ...
Long-term cost savings[edit]. Annual savings from insulating vary widely and depend on several factors, including insulation ... Material cost per R-value is good but labor cost goes up because it takes more material and time to install than fiberglass ... The costs incurred by increasing fire testing made cellulose more expensive and the bad publicity helped decrease demand. They ... The thermal performance of loose filled cellulose compares favorably to other types of low cost insulation, but is lower than ...
The concerns with cost eventually led to a change in printer in 1877 from Taylor & Francis to Harrison & Sons - the latter was ... and as such can be seen as a labour-saving device. Oldenburg also described his journal as "one of these philosophical ... During the 1850s, the cost of the Transactions to the Society was increasing again (and would keep doing so for the rest of the ... The articles had been digitized for the Royal Society by JSTOR for a cost of less than US$100,000 and public access to them was ...
Meaningful Savings: Gain or Loss[edit]. Many discounts are designed to give consumers the perception of saving money when ... Loss leader: the price of a popular product is temporarily reduced below cost in order to stimulate other profitable sales ... The type of savings and its location can affect the way consumers view a product and affect their purchase decision.[2] The two ... For example, "online shoppers are more price-sensitive because of the readily available low search cost and direct price ...
The near-continuous fighting in Italy had cost the 504th dearly; just over 1,100 casualties were sustained.[1] Just under 600 ... "responsible for saving the Salerno beachhead." As the 504th (minus the 3rd Battalion) took the high ground at Altavilla, the ...
The use of the ISAR register allowed a subroutine to be entered without saving registers, the ISAR would just be changed, ... reducing the number of pins and the associated cost. It also featured 64 bytes of scratchpad memory, accessed by the ISAR ...
The site was developed at the cost of $150 million, and the Woodlands campus opened in the fall of 1996. To the surprise of ... Scarborough, William (April 2015). "Going Green at SAS: Environmental Initiatives Mean Financial Savings". The International ... Middle school students participate in teacher-led after-school activities at no extra cost. These include activities such as ... helped two partners scramble to safety instead of saving himself[91] ...
These include cost savings (e.g., most favored customer pricing, joint efforts to improve design, manufacturing, and service ... A practice of leading organizations is to track specific SRM savings generated at an individual supplier level, and also at an ... Joint demand forecasting and process re-engineering (has unlocked savings of 10-30 percent for leading organizations).[9] ... SRM, in contrast, is about collaboratively driving value for both parties, resulting in lower costs, reduced risk, greater ...
Cost and time savingsEdit. Logistics is the core competence of third-party logistics providers. Providers may have better ... This fit is more important than the pure cost savings, like a survey of 3PL providers shows clearly: The customer orientation ... reliability and the flexibility of third-party logistics provider were mentioned as much more important than pure cost savings. ... "11 Ways to Gain Global Transport Cost Control". ControlPay - Global Processing of Transport Data. Retrieved 21 January 2018.. ...
The expected cost savings could increase given higher coal prices driven by emissions trading, taxes, and other emissions ... Underground product gas is an alternative to natural gas and potentially offers cost savings by eliminating mining, transport, ... Livermore and Linc Energy claim that UCG capital and operating costs are lower than in traditional mining.[4][16] ... can be removed from product gas at a relatively low cost.[citation needed] ...
Opportunity costs are not restricted to monetary or financial costs but could be measured by the real cost of output forgone, ... Under Ricardian equivalence, any boost in demand from tax cuts will be offset by the increased saving intended to pay for ... an example of a real opportunity cost. Thus, if one more Gun costs 100 units of butter, the opportunity cost of one Gun is 100 ... Opportunity cost is the economic cost of production: the value of the next best opportunity foregone. Choices must be made ...
The anecdote of Queen Eleanor saving Edward's life by sucking the poison out of his wound is almost certainly a later ... which cost £473.[227] Edward's tomb was an unusually plain sarcophagus of Purbeck marble, without the customary royal effigy, ...
As of early 2011, the Ministry was conducting research and costing analyses to determine the most appropriate attraction and ... main differences between these professions is in the training and authority to provide surgical services and other life-saving ...
... and the high costs of surgery, rehabilitation and immunosuppression.[20] ... after losing them three years earlier while saving a young recruit from a bomb. ...
Overall, the CTPS program is beneficial to everyone involved due to cost savings, risk reduction, personnel safety, enhanced ... This simulator was created for life-saving infant care practice. "BabySIM can produce heart, bowel and breath sounds, including ... When the sheer cost effectiveness and training of which simulation was capable surfaced during extensive military use, hardware ...
However, in 1956, he bought George a Dutch Egmond flat-top acoustic guitar, which according to Harold, cost £3.10 (equivalent ... the first George Harrison Humanitarian Award went to Ravi Shankar for his efforts in saving the lives of children, and his ...
"Mustard Hybrids for Low-Cost Biofuels and Organic Pesticides" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. ... "Council Directive 85/536/EEC of 5 December 1985 on crude-oil savings through the use of substitute fuel components in petrol". ... Bioethers (also referred to as fuel ethers or oxygenated fuels) are cost-effective compounds that act as octane rating ... Other industries have also installed wood waste fueled boilers and dryers in areas with low-cost fuel.[63] ...
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IO can help you can reduce your data center costs or make that build vs. buy decision a no-brainer. ... Given that energy costs are typically the largest single operating expense, a 19% cost savings is significant. In addition, the ... IO Data Center Cost Savings. IOs model of allowing customers to buy only what is needed and improved energy efficiency ... IOs data center modules operate ultra efficiently, providing industry-low PUEs and significant cost savings. How do we know?. ...
A Progression of Cost Savings Initiatives * 1. The Relentless Pursuit ofInstitutional EffectivenessSteven G. Swant, Georgia ... initiatives they have undertaken that are resulting in greater efficiency and administrative cost reductions. ...
... determined variations for the one or more transactions with the specified cost savings goal to conduct a baseline cost savings ... The software components collectively receive from a user one or more first inputs specifying a cost savings goal and one or ... a cost savings analysis system includes one or more software components. ... generated baseline price and an actual price for each of one or more transactions corresponding to the specified cost savings ...
... practices such as shipping cartons of supplies to diabetics who havent run out yet and billing Medicare for the cost. ...
2017 Ericsson has previously communicated that a key component in the companys focused business strategy is to reduce costs ... Home Welcome to our newsroom Ericsson comments Comment regarding speculations in media about cost savings ... Comment regarding speculations in media about cost savings. Available in English Svenska ... Actions will be taken primarily in service delivery and common costs, but do not include R&D. The plan is to implement cost ...
... many pharmacists will be quick to jump at the opportunity of saving more patients some money while delivering them life-saving ... If a medication cost $5, but a patients co-pay was $20, a pharmacist was restricted by the gag order from telling the patient ... By raising patient costs at the point of sale, overpayments may exacerbate these effects," the researchers concluded in a ... Instead, consumers paid their typical co-pay for many common generic and brand-name drugs, even if it cost the patient more for ...
HealthSmart reported a total healthcare plan savings of $707,685 for 2010 and a total average annual savings of $464,768 for ... HealthSmart reported a total healthcare plan savings of $707,685 for 2010 and a total average annual savings of $464,768 for ... Janet Robles, the assistant superintendent of finance for PSJA said, "At a time when healthcare costs have continued to rise ... HealthSmarts mission is to improve member health, reduce costs and deliver smarter healthcare solutions. ...
Total said cost reductions for 2017 will be more than $3.6 billion, above a $3.5 billion target, as it continued to drive down ... The company said its cost of production dropped below $5 per barrel during the past three months, ahead of the target of $5.5 ... It reiterated a target of $5 billion in savings by 2020 while pursuing efforts to reduce its breakeven point. ... It has said it would take advantage of the low cost environment to launch high-return projects. ...
... billion offer for Hillshire Brands is a bold bet that the chicken processor can carve hundreds of millions of dollars in cost ... savings and find more sales outlets for the companys hot dogs, sausages and other products. ... Tyson Will Need to Find Cost-Savings With Hillshire. High Price-$7.7 Billion-Make the Economics of the Deal More Challenging. ... can carve hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings from Hillshires operations and sell more of its products to ...
This is a straight forward piece of legislation that gives our counties the latitude they need to find cost savings for ... advanced legislation through the Illinois House of Representatives to make it easier and more cost effective for counties to do ... This is a straight forward piece of legislation that gives our counties the latitude they need to find cost savings for ... These natural snow breaks reduce the cost and need for snow removal and melt services that are major annual cost drivers in ...
Even worse is their illusion that "if I dont pay it doesnt cost anything." ...
The hospital then uncovered another $4.1 million in cost savings, by working with a consultancy and applying a proprietary tool ... The system needed to find cost savings quickly, but rather than implement a blanket, across-the-board expense reduction, ... Using an industry leading comparative database, the health system was able to benchmark its performance in cost, productivity, ... hospital administrators were in the dark when it came to quantifying the cost of inefficient supply control, labor management, ...
NOVN.VX posted a quarterly rise in sales that missed expectations and said it would focus on eking out gradual cost savings to ... NOVN.VX posted a quarterly rise in sales that missed expectations and said it would focus on eking out gradual cost savings to ... NO BIG BANG SAVINGS Under the new structure, Novartis will concentrate on three "powerhouse divisions" - pharmaceuticals, its ... "This is going to be a process over time that allows us to continually lower our costs and continually drive margin growth." ...
Cost Savings from Privatization. A Compilation of Findings. John Hilke. March 1, 1993 ... More than 100 studies over the course of the last 20 years have demonstrated privatization/competition cost savings in service ... The wide variety of reasons for the cost savings include, for example: 1) better management techniques; 2) better and more ... When government units compete against private bidders to provide a service, cost savings are significant regardless of who wins ...
... NEC is a global information technology provider, committed to improving lives and ...
Kováčiková T., Lugano G., Pourhashem G. (2018) From Travel Time and Cost Savings to Value of Mobility. In: Kabashkin I., ... Current VTT definitions and methodologies for its assessment and subsequent recommendations focus on time and cost savings ... travel time represents one of the largest costs of transport. ... From Travel Time and Cost Savings to Value of Mobility. * ...
Cost Savings Sans Allowance Trades? Evaluating the SO2 Emission Trading Program To Date. *Burtraw D ... To date, relatively little allowance trading has taken place; however, the costs of compliance have been much less than ... The first step has been sufficient to date for improving dynamic efficiency and achieving relative cost-effectiveness. ...
Moreover, the report found that access to an HIE for emergency patients resulted in savings thanks to an avoidance of services ... Based on Medicare-allowable charges, or $1,947 per patient, the total of savings for patients in the sample was $1,035,654, ... "As emergency physicians, we are dedicated to improving care for our patients and also to reducing health care costs," said Saef ... For value-based care, a Texas health system puts cost and risk data at the point of care ...
However, they come at a cost not everyone can handle. ... Cloud 101: Getting Started and Saving Costs. No doubt, wide ... offer more opportunities for cutting day-to-day costs. Based on my experience, there are just a few key factors to reduce costs ... Savings in multi-cloud models, on the other hand, will largely depend on the cloud services that your organization is looking ... Public clouds require the most attention in terms of cloud cost optimization. Remember, they are designed with the pay-as-you- ...
Donald Trumps health savings accounts could mean higher out-of-pocket costs if the HSAs are tied to high deductible health ... To be sure, the annual analysis of Aon shows out-of-pocket costs have more than doubled in the last six years. And a Kaiser ... But health savings accounts (HSAs) are generally tied to high-deductible health plans, and that generally means higher out-of- ... pocket costs for Americans, health benefits analysts and employer data show.. "We are moving to more cost-sharing generally," ...
... will achieve cost savings of at least 60 million pounds a year from its takeover of rival UBM (UBM.L), it said on Tuesday. ... LONDON (Reuters) - Britains Informa (INF.L) will achieve cost savings of at least 60 million pounds a year from its takeover ... "We believe 60 million pounds is conservative, given UBM is a business that was seen as quite cost-heavy," the broker said. ... Carter said the group would save at least 60 million pounds in annual costs by 2019 -- a figure seen by Liberum analysts as ...
... consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money theyre saving rather than on proof their bills are ... utility-customers-overestimate-cost-savings-with-energy-conservation-plans/. More in Social & Behavior. * When natural ... Utility customers overestimate cost savings with energy-conservation plans Study: Decisions to stay in programs hinge on ... Utility customers overestimate cost savings with energy-conservation plans. Ohio State University ...
Annual CRC treatment costs (MISCAN)†; Panel D, Annual CRC treatment costs (SimCRC)†; Panel E, Annual total CRC-related costs ( ... Cost-Savings to Medicare From Pre-Medicare Colorectal Cancer Screening.. Goede SL1, Kuntz KM, van Ballegooijen M, Knudsen AB, ... of the increased screening costs could be offset by savings in Medicare CRC treatment costs. ... Next to direct medical costs, patient time costs and beneficiary copayments were included in the analysis. An overview of cost ...
Learning the differences between types of cost savings can help business owners effectively reduce costs without hurting their ... cost savings, avoided costs and opportunity costs. Which of these types of cost savings offers the greatest benefits depends on ... Opportunity Cost Examples. Opportunity cost saving is often less obvious than other types of cost savings. Blueberry Diapers ... Applying Cost Savings. The best time for cost saving, McKinsey says, is before you need to. ...
Recycling advocates push for environmental, cost savings. Maine appears to be doing better than the national average, but they ... in Mexico gave the town a quote, which would cost Gilead less than $2,000 per year to recycle. ...
Over time, those savings would dry up, as the increase in HIV transmissions would lead to accumulating costs for the care of ... Cutting U.S. foreign aid for HIV would cost lives, without much savings. ... because any initial savings would lead to high costs down the line to treat more people infected with HIV. ... Researchers looked at cost data from the Republic of South Africa and the Ivory Coast to see what might happen in each country ...
With special savings accounts, you can set aside tax-exempt money for your health care expenses. This means you will pay no or ... As health insurance changes, out-of-pocket costs continue to grow. With special savings accounts, you can set aside tax-exempt ... Health savings accounts (HSAs). Accessed August ... Health savings account (HSA). Accessed August 10, 2018. ...
And those costs would be on top of the costs involved with a full repeal of the health care law, which would eliminate expanded ... Beneficiaries, through their premiums and co-payments, share the cost of Medicare with the government. If Medicares costs ... has consistently cost more than standard Medicare - costs that Medicare beneficiaries must help subsidize through their ... included the same savings in his House budgets.. The 2010 health care law. cut Medicare reimbursements to hospitals and ...
Project is assisting industry in assessing steam systems to achieve energy and cost savings. Steam is used widely across ... He mentions that the optimisation of systems has resulted in savings on fuel costs, a reduction in carbon emissions and, ... "reported savings from steam system optimisation projects conservatively range from 8% to 15% of boiler fuel input cost". ... by applying the calculated marginal steam cost, project savings and project payback can be quantified. ...
  • The system needed to find cost savings quickly, but rather than implement a blanket, across-the-board expense reduction, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances turned to data analytics to spotlight the areas where it could improve the most. (
  • When a business owner sits down to consider reducing costs, it's wise to keep in mind that cost reduction comes in three different types: cost savings, avoided costs and opportunity costs. (
  • In 2008 and 2009, many companies responded to the economic downturn with a variety of cost-reduction initiatives. (
  • We analyzed the performance of 68 large US public companies that announced major cost-reduction initiatives in the first quarter of 2009. (
  • Successful companies also know how to make cost-reduction initiatives stick. (
  • Many companies begin their cost efforts with a nice round number, such as a 10 percent or 20 percent reduction from previous levels. (
  • The vendors marketing MPLS as dead, doomed, finished or deceased -- you get the idea -- are promoting internet connectivity as the basis of their foundation to achieve cost reduction. (
  • Germany is leading the way in developing "green" technologies and has the most ambitious energy-saving program in Europe, aiming for a 30 percent reduction in energy usage by 2020, and a 30-percent renewable energy share, consisting mainly of biomass, wind, and solar. (
  • The company said its pensions earnings were helped by the successful implementation of its cost reduction programme in the UK. (
  • The approaches for cost reduction include ways to reduce demand or need for health care (e.g., screening need for hospitalization), and ways to reduce the cost per inmate when care is need (e.g. use of telemedicine. (
  • We were all pleasantly surprised at the level of upgrades we could receive with a guaranteed savings from the reduction of our energy consumption. (
  • The adoption of cost optimization levers can help buyers of opinion polling services realize cost savings and achieve category management and value benefits, including reduction in procurement complexities. (
  • Oregon hospitals reported a reduction in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as well as a potential cost savings as a result of hospitals enhanced infection prevention activities. (
  • After all, if it's not a win-win to save money and build better supplier relationships at the same time versus taking an adversarial approach to cost reduction, I'm not sure what is. (
  • Chelsea said the savings would allow it to implement additional 306B enrollment initiatives while still achieving a net reduction of $4 million in expenses that would extend the company's cash runway into the third quarter of 2013. (
  • The percentages shown reflect the reduction in the cost-per-student (total cost of offering the course sequence/total number of students enrolled) after the first year of fully implementing the redesign. (
  • The estimated reduction in net healthcare costs would be more than $31 billion, after policy costs have been factored in, and not including societal costs, such as lost productivity. (
  • The costs are real: "At UPS TM , a reduction of just one mile a day per driver would save the company as much as $50 million per year," said Emerson. (
  • ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis NOVN.VX posted a quarterly rise in sales that missed expectations and said it would focus on eking out gradual cost savings to boost margins as it prepares a radical business overhaul. (
  • LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Informa ( INF.L ) will achieve cost savings of at least 60 million pounds a year from its takeover of rival UBM ( UBM.L ), it said on Tuesday. (
  • Reuters) - Anthem Inc. could save $3 billion annually on drug costs from a repricing provision in its current contract with pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co., the health insurer's chief executive officer said Tuesday. (
  • TORONTO (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd ( WJA.TO ) will ramp up the operations of its new regional subsidiary in 2014 even as it looks to carve out additional cost savings, its chief executive said on Tuesday. (
  • PARIS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - French oil major Total said it is hunting out opportunities to buy plumb assets from struggling rivals after it reported better-than-expected fourth quarter net profits, thanks to costs savings that enabled it to raise its dividend. (
  • Total said cost reductions for 2017 will be more than $3.6 billion, above a $3.5 billion target, as it continued to drive down costs by measures such as reducing the number of expensive contractors in places like Nigeria and Angola. (
  • The research report titled ' Global Opinion Polling Services Market: Procurement Intelligence Report 2017-2021 ' provides an in-depth analysis of category spend, best procurement practices and cost saving opportunities, aimed at helping organizations achieve superior business performance. (
  • IO's model of allowing customers to buy only what is needed and improved energy efficiency translates into savings for you. (
  • Leaders from two Huron Education clients - Georgia Tech and Northern Kentucky University - described to large audiences at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) initiatives they have undertaken that are resulting in greater efficiency and administrative cost reductions. (
  • Ericsson has previously communicated that a key component in the company's focused business strategy is to reduce costs and increase efficiency. (
  • The first step has been sufficient to date for improving dynamic efficiency and achieving relative cost-effectiveness. (
  • With steam accounting for about 30% of industrial plant energy consumption, the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa's (NCPC-SA's) Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project is assisting industry in assessing steam systems to achieve energy and cost savings. (
  • Not surprisingly, there are no healthcare facilities on that list because as Managing Editor Matthew Wheeland reports , energy efficiency is still a very low priority in the healthcare field, even though it appears that every dollar of cost savings reflects up to a $25 boost in revenues. (
  • Proper data center care not only increases the life of the equipment - but it allows for greater cost savings and better infrastructure efficiency. (
  • Ecofys says that by improving energy efficiency by just 1-2% a year would be the "equivalent to the production of 2,500 to 5,000 medium-sized power plants" and save more that €2 trillion in fuel costs by 2030. (
  • As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Partner of the year, eMazzanti is well positioned to help businesses cost-effectively migrate their applications away from Windows Server 2003 and to optimize their networks to promote efficiency and growth. (
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools implemented by Virtual Building Logistics are the resources Owners, Developers, and GC's can access to ascertain better understanding, collaboration, coordination, and efficiency resulting in overall cost and time savings. (
  • ABM's focus is on building value for our clients by reducing owning and operating costs while increasing the efficiency of their facilities," said President of ABM Building & Energy Solutions, Scott Giacobbe. (
  • LR Remote™ has enabled our clients to keep their drilling programme on plan, with many achieving over 25% in cost savings from additional hidden efficiency gains. (
  • There are great gains waiting to be made in energy savings, using technologies that exist today," said Katipamula, whose study was supported by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (
  • Archie's Inc. in Mexico gave the town a quote, which would cost Gilead less than $2,000 per year to recycle. (
  • For a single multi-unit housing property, the mean smoking-related cost was nearly $5,000 in the past year and the median cost was $2,000. (
  • Studies also show that poor nutrition can result in increased costs of care and longer hospital stays-with the average hospital stay costing nearly $2,000 per day. (
  • The over 100 independent studies typically found cost reductions of 20 percent to 50 percent that resulted from privatization and, more importantly, increased competition. (
  • And among those pursuing cost reductions of 20 percent or more, nearly 60 percent acknowledged failure (see Figure 1). (
  • IO's data center modules operate ultra efficiently, providing industry-low PUEs and significant cost savings. (
  • In doing so, they not only renewed interest in an emerging community, but recognized significant cost savings. (
  • Having a resource that not only has the opportunity to bring a significant cost savings to a project, when implemented correctly, but also a greater understanding of the project by all parties can be a deal maker. (
  • Confirming terms of the deal on Tuesday, Informa CEO Stephen A. Carter said the group would save at least 60 million pounds in annual costs by 2019 -- a figure seen by Liberum analysts as well within reach. (
  • Actions will be taken primarily in service delivery and common costs, but do not include R&D. The plan is to implement cost savings with an annual run rate effect of at least SEK 10 b. by mid-2018, of which approximately half will be related to common costs. (
  • 2018). H.R. 1326 - 115th Congress: Department of Defense Overhead Cost Savings and Transparency Act. (
  • Just as you would be hard-pressed to calculate how much extra money you spend each year at the convenience store, hospital administrators were in the dark when it came to quantifying the cost of inefficient supply control, labor management, and clinical resource utilization. (
  • The hospital then uncovered another $4.1 million in cost savings, by working with a consultancy and applying a proprietary tool to break down resource utilization by diagnosis, physician, revenue center and intensity of service, and using the results to streamline the number and variety of materials used. (
  • Using an industry leading comparative database, the health system was able to benchmark its performance in cost, productivity, and resource utilization against best-in-class facilities of similar size and demographics. (
  • The drop in the number of infections creates less utilization of clinics, emergency services and inpatient service, thereby saving money," Goosby, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. (
  • The county was able to dodge $4 million in costs during 2008 and is on track to save another $2 million this year by rotating equipment based on utilization audits. (
  • Patients visiting chiropractors and other holistically-oriented physicians who serve as primary care providers (PCPs) have lower utilization costs and higher patient satisfaction levels than patients treated by conventional medical doctors, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that tracked data from a unique Independent Physicians Association (IPA) where chiropractors serve as first-contact, primary care physicians. (
  • Lowering PUEs by just .25 directly lowers operating costs by $1.0 million over five years. (
  • In 9.5 million claims, 2.2 million - or 23 percent - overpaid for their prescription because their co-pay was more than the cost of the drug. (
  • By implementing a visual replenishment system that stocks supplies based on actual need, the hospital realized $2.62 million in annualized savings over the course of the 13 month initiative. (
  • The average 400-bed hospital providing palliative care consultation to 500 patients during the year could see an annual net savings of $1.3 million. (
  • We believe 60 million pounds is conservative, given UBM is a business that was seen as quite cost-heavy," the broker said. (
  • Honeywell (AlliedSignal) recorded more than $800 million in savings. (
  • ST-Ericsson said it hopes to achieve annualized savings of US$120 million by the end of 2012. (
  • As a result, savings claimed (originally more than $100 million per year), though still significant, were overstated. (
  • As part of Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program, MBA students helped companies identify opportunities to save $35 million in net operational costs over five years while cutting 57,000 tons of carbon pollution annually. (
  • VW will save almost 3 million euros a year in borrowing costs from the green-bond deal, as the carmarker followed Daimler in benefiting from pricing advantages versus conventional debt. (
  • That translates into annual savings of as much as 1.92 million euros a year on the eight year tranche and about 1.02 million euros on the 12-year, based on Bloomberg calculations. (
  • In the press release, the city touted that the balls are a "cost-effective way to reduce nearly 300 million gallons of evaporation every year, which is only enough drinking water for 8,100 people. (
  • But by implementing complete smoke-free rules throughout their properties, owners of California multi-unit rental buildings could save up to $18 million a year statewide on the cost of cleaning apartments vacated by tenants who smoke, according to a new UCLA study. (
  • Implementing complete smoke-free policies in California multi-unit housing could result in an estimated property savings of $18 million overall in the short-term. (
  • Aegon launched its cost saving programme in June 2010 in which it cut £80 million from its annual spend and just under 1,200 jobs across the UK. (
  • The school district plans to reallocate $2.7 million in energy management savings to go towards critical asset modernization for eleven schools and buildings in the district. (
  • The company said the job cuts would make up about 60 percent of the $80 million savings the company is seeking. (
  • Even as it expands, WestJet still expects to hit in 2014 a C$100 million cost savings target it set for itself a year ahead of schedule, Saretsky said. (
  • They can build and maintain their own data centers, which can cost $1 million even if they cover only two or three markets, estimates Ken Yeadon, managing partner of Thematic Capital Partners LLP , a London-based venture capital firm that specializes in trading infrastructure. (
  • The savings, combined with broader cost containment initiatives, including the planned transition of patients from safety study 304 to an alternate access program, are expected to generate savings of over $6 million in the next twelve months. (
  • The research, published in the journal American Health & Drug Benefits and supported by Abbott, found that when Advocate Health Care implemented a nutrition care program at four of its Chicago-area hospitals, it showed more than $4.8 million in cost savings due to shorter hospital stays and lower readmission rates. (
  • As a result, they calculate the impact to be twice as great as having the added sugars label alone, at more than 700,000 fewer cases of cardiovascular disease and 1.2 million fewer diabetes cases, with net healthcare cost savings of more than $57 billion. (
  • When running cooling capacity is excessively over-implemented, then potentially large operating cost reductions are possible by turning off cooling units and/or reducing fan speeds for units with directly variable fans or variable frequency drives (VFD). (
  • With the right approach, a company can also reduce ongoing IT maintenance costs, potentially saving more than the cost of the migration. (
  • PRAB also works with other industry OEM's to offer a modular system as a means of eliminating labor intensive and potentially hazardous processes while capitalizing on real cost benefits. (
  • But on a broader level, I'd also posit that "supplier nominated savings" should really be code for finding new and creative ways for working with suppliers on the basis of total cost take-out and potentially other cost/risk related initiatives rather than simply looking at unit cost savings. (
  • Given that energy costs are typically the largest single operating expense, a 19% cost savings is significant. (
  • When government units compete against private bidders to provide a service, cost savings are significant regardless of who wins the contract because the government unit typically responds by cutting its costs greatly. (
  • The first candidates for cost cutting, McKinsey says, should typically be materials and purchasing. (
  • The major cost differentiator will typically revolve around the underlying connectivity. (
  • October 7, 2008 ( - Insured Americans continue to experience health coverage cost increases and they report that these increases have negatively affected their household finances. (
  • In a recent Annual Report to the Pharr/San Juan/Alamo (PSJA) Independent School District, HealthSmart reported a total healthcare plan savings of $707,685 for 2010 and a total average annual savings of $464,768 for the past six years. (
  • These natural snow breaks reduce the cost and need for snow removal and melt services that are major annual cost drivers in highway maintenance budgets. (
  • To be sure, the annual analysis of Aon shows out-of-pocket costs have more than doubled in the last six years. (
  • Annual CRC screening, treatment and total costs in the current trends and enhanced participation scenarios, in the US population of 50 years and older. (
  • Panel F, Annual total CRC-related costs (SimCRC). (
  • The peaks in the annual screening costs in the enhanced participation scenario are the effect of increased colonoscopy screening in the population aged 50-64 at the start of the scenario (screening participation is increased over five years), and their subsequent screening round ten years later. (
  • Chelmsford Public Schools in Massachusetts reported as much as $150,000 in annual savings on textbooks and printing. (
  • Indeed, if you have two or more chronic conditions, your annual out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy may top $1,000. (
  • Results from Savills annual arable benchmarking survey, presented at this week's Cereals event, show that there is still good scope to reduce costs through collaboration. (
  • If one adds annual spending figures, in today's dollars, if you're "average," one can expect costs to be $414,000 over. (
  • This year maintenance might have been minimal, but when you figure in things like bottom brackets and brake pads wearing out, a more realistic cost of average annual maintenance is likely to be $100. (
  • Moreover, compared to manual filtration used previously, BSK now saves three minutes working time per sample resulting in savings of roughly USD 13,000 in annual expenditure. (
  • The cost of offering the course sequences in both formats was measured by comparing annual operating costs between traditional and redesigned formats after the redesign was complete. (
  • Many organizations embarking on a WAN procurement project might think cost savings are at the core of any software-defined WAN value proposition -- and SD-WAN cost savings certainly carry some weight. (
  • DeepStream said : I agree procurement will help save costs in the long run. (
  • The adoption of various cost-optimization levers helps buyers of IT storage services realize direct cost savings and enhance category management and value benefits (including reduced procurement complexities). (
  • File & Serve electronic service (E-Service) offers a time, effort and expense-saving alternative to conventional paper-based service of documents. (
  • 3 . The system of claim 1 , wherein the specified cost savings goal is for a particular combination of one or more items, suppliers, time frames, units within an organization, or personnel within an organization. (
  • Janet Robles, the assistant superintendent of finance for PSJA said, "At a time when healthcare costs have continued to rise across the country, HealthSmart's Clinic costs have remained the same, providing an increased return on investment. (
  • This is going to be a process over time that allows us to continually lower our costs and continually drive margin growth. (
  • As everyone spends much time on the move, engaged in leisure or work activities, travel time represents one of the largest costs of transport. (
  • Current VTT definitions and methodologies for its assessment and subsequent recommendations focus on time and cost savings related to the personal "Travel Time Budget" (TTB), the constant amount of time one invests in daily mobility. (
  • Nearly 90 percent of participants [89 percent] said that quality of patient care was improved, and 82 percent of participants said that valuable time was saved, reporting a mean time savings of 105 minutes per patient," according to study author Christine Carr, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina, in a news release. (
  • Though consumers may be motivated by environmental stewardship and other factors aside from savings, the perception that their changing energy-use choices was having a significant impact on their budgets proved to be key to whether or not a customer wanted to continue in the time-of-use program. (
  • Sintov said it's important for consumers considering participation in time-of-use programs to be aware that perceptions about energy usage and cost savings might not be realistic. (
  • Over the 50-year time horizon an estimated 60% (MISCAN) and 89% (SimCRC) of the increased screening costs could be offset by savings in Medicare CRC treatment costs. (
  • When a client is considering cutting expenses, I always ask them to look beyond the immediate cash savings to be sure there is not an unintended consequence that will cost them more time and money in the future,' McKinsey says. (
  • The best time for cost saving, McKinsey says, is before you need to. (
  • Over time, those savings would dry up, as the increase in HIV transmissions would lead to accumulating costs for the care of those patients, the researchers conclude. (
  • In recent years, enterprise software has grown enormously in popularity, both for the time it saves by streamlining often disparate school office processes, and for the money it saves on all of the aforementioned costs. (
  • Educational institutions of all types that use the platform have noticed extensive savings in terms of money, time, and inconvenience. (
  • And a university in Peru began saving its students a wealth of valuable time by using DocuShare to give them all instant online access to course materials that previously had to be checked out of the school library, one copy, and one student, at a time. (
  • Yet some companies succeed not only in significantly lowering their costs but also in maintaining those reductions over time. (
  • These include the need for machinery reinvestment, high fixed costs, changes to key staff, succession issues or the desire to pursue other interests on or off farm (and the associated capital and time requirements this may bring). (
  • Cost savings were more likely to be found in the earlier studies suggesting that cost savings, if any, erode over time. (
  • If people have high health-care costs, they're almost always going to make out better in Plan F than Advantage because they are going to pay less over time," Votava said. (
  • In addition, 51% agree with the statement "I'd be willing to get a second or part-time job to pay for my kids' college education," and 53% of parents agree with the statement "I would rather dip into my retirement savings to pay for my kids' college education than have them take on student loans. (
  • With Stratasys FDM's sacrificial cores and mandrels, manufacturers are realizing a cost savings of 50% to 85% in time and 75% to 95% in cost with reduced tooling and set up. (
  • Trying to ascertain this information in paper format can be tedious, time consuming, and redundant but having the information built into this As-Built Model and CMMS by all involved parties can be resource with great cost savings potential. (
  • Regardless, let's hope that supplier-nominated savings opportunities, as Supply Excellence is calling the topic, continue to gain favor as a worthwhile investment of Spend Management time. (
  • Illinois' latest efforts to cut pension costs are getting underway, but it will be some time before the success of the effort can be measured. (
  • New York, NY - April 2, 2010 - Time Warner Cable has introduced cost-saving El Paquetazo bundling options that allow customers to connect to this unique Spanish/English digital cable package through Double or Triple Play packages. (
  • Providers like Amazon EC2 tend to charge the user only for the time and capacity used, rather than passing on a percentage of their total costs including maintenance, troubleshooting, security and other capabilities. (
  • At the same time, providers will not earn their incentives if their quality declines or their costs run higher than expected. (
  • To evaluate the cost savings of this program, researchers used a novel web-based budget impact model to assess the potential cost savings from the avoided readmissions and reduced time in the hospital. (
  • HSAs have tax advantages and Republicans would like Americans to be able to contribute more money to these accounts to pay for medical costs in the future. (
  • But analysts say HSAs don't work for middle- or low-income Americans who they say don't have enough money to put in a bank account, let alone a savings vehicle for their healthcare needs. (
  • However, with the right approach to cloud migration services, everything is possible -- even saving an ample amount of money by managing your clouds the right way. (
  • With special savings accounts, you can set aside tax-exempt money for your health care expenses. (
  • What Mr. Romney proposes to restore to Medicare, however, is not money but additional costs, for higher payments to hospitals, insurers and other care providers. (
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they're saving rather than on proof their bills are smaller, a new study has found. (
  • What really prompted customers to decide whether they wanted to stay in the program was their perception of how much money they were saving - not so much actual savings," said study author Nicole Sintov, assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability at The Ohio State University. (
  • They may be thinking, 'I made all these efforts, things like turning off my lights, so I must be saving money,' when in reality what they're doing is barely moving the needle on their usage or bills," she said. (
  • If you let this person go, you are saving on wages and benefits now, but 60, 90 or 120 days down the road you may find out something isn't being done that is going to cost more money. (
  • It was only during tests that the city discovered it was also saving money by suppressing evaporation nearly 90 percent. (
  • When looking at the latest commercial hand dryers, you will probably notice the overall benefits such as being environmentally friendly, money saving and hassle-free maintenance! (
  • While saving money on connectivity may meet budget requirements, the business should be mindful that fix times for low-cost connectivity could be lengthy. (
  • That's a planet-saving amount of money. (
  • Of the Millennials whose parents helped pay for their college, 18% indicated that their parents had taken money from a retirement savings account to cover their college costs. (
  • Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Millennials have taken money from retirement savings to pay for something else, versus 51% of Gen Xers. (
  • With rising energy costs, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continues to try to reduce energy consumption to save money. (
  • The borough tries) to keep up with the latest technology to save the district money as far as utility costs go," Tressler said. (
  • Smith said Brevard County already has a Citizen Budget Review Committee, as well as a program under which county employees can receive bonuses for money-saving ideas. (
  • Saving Money Plus Your Costs : Easy Methods To Be Cash Wise I used to enjoy browsing store. (
  • Some people don't simply understand this but keeping on their own monthly bills can provide the top money-saving chance for them. (
  • You will never understand how a lot money it can save you on the electrical energy costs when you start to be able to insulate your property. (
  • In the most dramatic evidence yet that Britons are paying for the rising cost of living by raiding savings , Yahoo UK reports that households are pulling money out of their savings accounts at the fastest rate in modern record , according to Bank of England figures. (
  • So the UK economy is surging and being lauded as evidence of QE's efficacy but the reality is inflation is eating away at people's wealth and hot money flows have caused the cost of living to rise dragging out the mainstay of future growth - savings - to meet consumption needs today. (
  • But acquiring the printers also meant recognizing cost avoidance as one of the types of cost savings. (
  • Through the program each school is given back 25 percent of the cost avoidance based on energy consumption or usage by site. (
  • To direct the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a certain study by the Defense Business Board regarding potential cost savings in the Department of Defense and to provide for expedited consideration of legislation to implement such cost savings. (
  • ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announced today its ABM Building Solutions division is partnering with Southgate Community, MI Schools to help implement district-wide facility improvements funded through cost savings as a result of ABM's Bundled Energy Solutions Program. (
  • and (3) GSA efforts to realize cost savings and improve support services by reforming its operations. (
  • Opponents of privatization and other methods of increasing competition in government-financed services frequently claim that privatization/competition rarely results in cost savings for government or society at large. (
  • These empirical results challenge the widespread claim that privatization should result in lower costs. (
  • DES MOINES, IA (Sept. 3, 2015) - Rewarding health systems for collaborating to improve quality of care and effectively manage costs is continuing to make a measurable difference according to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield's 2014 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Shared Savings model data released today. (
  • HealthSmart's mission is to improve member health, reduce costs and deliver smarter healthcare solutions. (
  • Chief Executive Joe Jimenez said the restructuring gives Novartis "a lot of runway" to reduce costs further, albeit gradually. (
  • Learning the differences between types of cost savings can help business owners effectively reduce costs without hurting their companies. (
  • You can't expect to significantly reduce costs and increase sales using Six Sigma without investing in training, organizational infrastructure and culture evolution. (
  • Sure you can reduce costs and increase sales in a localized area of a business using the Six Sigma quality methodology - and you can probably do it inexpensively by hiring an ex-Motorola or GE Black Belt. (
  • Leaders follow four key elements to reduce costs and keep them low. (
  • Fully 40 percent of the executives in the survey who are attempting to reduce costs by at least 10 percent acknowledged their failure to achieve their goal. (
  • These opportunities to reduce costs extend beyond the single academy. (
  • Bill Paulk, HealthSmart's Vice President of Clinic Operations was extremely pleased with the results and stated, 'Our programs, clinic staff and dedicated medical team continually search for ways to improve the District employees' health while reducing the cost of their medical benefits. (
  • But health savings accounts (HSAs) are generally tied to high-deductible health plans, and that generally means higher out-of-pocket costs for Americans, health benefits analysts and employer data show. (
  • Lack of flexibility/agility was cited by 25% of cloud customers (a tie with inadequate management, and increased operational costs) as the third highest barrier to deployment, but flexibility and agility had been cited as benefits to deployment. (
  • By leveraging the power of a secure, scalable and reliable network, the City of Raleigh has realized the benefits of connecting, innovating and saving, far beyond dollars saved. (
  • Which of these types of cost savings offers the greatest benefits depends on the situation and the business owner's objectives. (
  • Table 2 identifies by company, the yearly revenues, the Six Sigma costs (investment) per year, where available, and the financial benefits (savings). (
  • The report notes that given the established oversight, the overseeing bodies' approval of cost benefits, and security capabilities that received a go-ahead from the National Security Agency, the DISA-led approach is better than a commercial service. (
  • Read On: Due to environmental benefits and cost savings, we certainly see an increasing number of energy-efficient automatic electric hand dryers in public places like restaurants, hospitals, train stations, airports, sports complexes, and malls. (
  • These are some of the benefits of SD-WAN, but we've yet to mention cost. (
  • For the study, the researchers conducted computer-assisted telephone surveys of 343 CAA members to determine landlords' smoking-related costs, the costs they have avoided as a result of having smoke-free policies, and the economic benefits of having completely smoke-free policies. (
  • When pill-splitting programs are implemented, only the prescription plan benefits financially unless there is some cost-sharing with patients, the investigators said. (
  • real-world evidence confirms its cost benefits, too. (
  • A label showing added sugars content on all packaged foods and sugary drinks could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits in the United States over the next 20 years, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation . (
  • The model only evaluated health benefits and cost-savings from diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes,' said Micha, who added that impact on other health concerns could further contribute to health benefits and reduced costs. (
  • The company said its cost of production dropped below $5 per barrel during the past three months, ahead of the target of $5.5 per barrel for the year. (
  • But repealing the savings, policy analysts say, would hasten the insolvency of Medicare by eight years - to 2016, the final year of the next presidential term, from 2024. (
  • Costs per year were derived by age group (50-64 and 65+ y). (
  • At most, the proposed budget cuts would save just $600 to $900 for every year of life lost in South Africa and the Ivory Coast, researchers estimated, because any initial savings would lead to high costs down the line to treat more people infected with HIV. (
  • Although the complete picture of investment and savings by year is not present, Six Sigma savings can clearly be significant to a company. (
  • In addition, Manteca Unified School District in California used DocuShare to scan and archive its older paper files, to the tune of $300,000 in operating budget savings per year, not to mention freeing up physical space to build more classrooms. (
  • Cut Your Energy Costs with Energy Efficient Hand Dryers Happy New Year from Excel Dryer! (
  • This is the key to delivering sustained cost savings year after year. (
  • More than 25 percent of multi-unit housing properties had smoking-related costs in the past year. (
  • According to the 2008 Health Confidence Survey (HCS) sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, roughly half of Americans with health insurance coverage report having experienced an increase in health care costs in the past year (55%, down from 63% in 2007). (
  • While energy consumption has decreased, energy costs have increased, which can make reducing costs year-to-year challenging, Tressler said. (
  • I'm just going to use a hypothetical (a school) may have saved $50,000 the first year, well then they have to save on top of that again and … with the cost of energy and everything going up, that's very difficult, but schools are still doing that," Tressler said. (
  • In addition, a three-year energy and operational assurance program will be implemented to ensure Southgate Community Schools are achieving optimal savings. (
  • I recently tried to break down the costs and spending of riding for the past year. (
  • All right, so figuring in the cost of the bike, average maintenance, and equipment, I've had to spend about $1112 to get through the year. (
  • So after putting a little fourth-grade math to work, I figure my driving costs for the year would have been $2106. (
  • Next year, my savings should be a little more than $2000. (
  • Lober proposed that the reward be up to 3% of the first-year cost savings, with a maximum reward of $150,000, although he added he was flexible on those numbers, and would be willing to test the plan for a one-year trial. (
  • In addition to favorable results for hospital-based savings, preventive care services for participating members increased over the previous year. (
  • Earlier this year, Wellmark established ACO Shared Savings relationships with five additional health systems: Great River Health System, Mercy Iowa City, Nebraska Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Mercy Medical Center - Mason City, and Pella Regional Health Center. (
  • Council members and key staffers in Charleston County, South Carolina, will start getting iPad 2 tablets next month, a move that the county says will save thousands of dollars in paper costs each year. (
  • We did a cost analysis and we estimated the total paper and personnel cost of the binders is about $27,000 every year,' said Walter Smalls, assistant county administrator for general services. (
  • Another major issue, and one often overlooked during the costing process, is consistency on arrival at CNC Machining Centre. (
  • In fact, some argue that privatization increases costs to the taxpayer. (
  • On top of this, it is quite likely that an additional $.10-$.15 a square foot of HVAC savings -- principally cooling -- will come on top of that, after accounting for increases in heating needs in colder climates. (
  • Those experiencing cost increases indicate that increased health care costs have resulted in a decrease in contributions to retirement (29%) and other (54%) savings, and in difficulty paying for basic necessities (27%) and other bills (34%), according to an EBRI news release. (
  • In addition, health cost increases affect health care spending habits. (
  • ACOs are designed to improve the quality of care, provide greater value and slow increases in health care costs. (
  • The average pressure is reduced and while pressure stability increases for maximum energy savings. (
  • By 2060, the discounted cumulative total costs in the pre-Medicare population were $35.7 and $28.1 billion higher with enhanced screening participation, than in the current trends scenario ($252.1 billion with MISCAN and $239.5 billion with SimCRC, respectively). (
  • The survey highlights the value of benchmarking total cost of production, allowing a finer focus to be placed on many different elements of farm performance, whether physical or financial (see Tractor panel example). (
  • Rumbold said these costs could amount to between 20 percent and 35 percent of an online retailer's total operating costs, compared with only 4 percent for traditional retailers. (
  • Total operating costs of traditional retailers are around 28 percent, but for an online retailer, total operating costs could be as high as 40 percent. (
  • Use of technology for erasure coding, object and big data storage, copy data management, and disaster recovery can help minimize costs, sometimes up to 12% of the total category spend. (
  • Total cost for both? (
  • Adding to this the savings resulting from automating sample dilution (which is often required), total savings for BSK Labs add up to almost USD 30,000 p. a. (
  • The contribution of each subcategory to interregional variation in total spending reflects that subcategory's potential to yield savings. (
  • The county plans to buy 15 iPad2s at about $900 each, for a total cost of about $13,500. (
  • One quarter of all respondents reported that they had reduced both capital expenditure and operational expenditures such as staff, power, rent and maintenance costs. (
  • Throughout the last decade, as more metal working companies recognize the cost savings and operational advantages in optimizing their scrap metal processing, PRAB has expanded its chip and fluid systems offering to include more modular equipment layout. (
  • Hand Dryers and Other Sustainability Renovations Lead to Significant Savings The Boston Red Sox launched the Fenway Greening initiative back in 2008, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). (
  • One of the main challenges appears to be a hyper-sensitivity to first cost, which has approximately an order of magnitude more importance (83 percent to 7 percent) than sustainability. (
  • compare the determined variations for the one or more transactions with the specified cost savings goal to generate a cost savings result. (
  • Neoclassical economic theory argues for a careful review of market structure, incentives and actors to determine when private production might result in lower costs than public production. (
  • In some cases, a WAN upgrade will result in cost savings because of the fact that MPLS is not required. (
  • Analysts at Bank Vontobel said the restructuring charges are higher than expected, and that job cuts will result in savings immediately, as opposed to other measures to restructure its business. (
  • Lober's agenda item asked the county to pursue "a mechanism by which individuals and/or business entities may be granted a percentage of taxpayer funds saved as a result of the county implementing their cost‐saving proposals and realizing savings as a result thereof. (
  • The result, according to experts, will be a lower cost structure for performing high-end trades and more widespread access to the computing power needed to develop and execute complex algorithmic trading strategies. (
  • By raising patient costs at the point of sale, overpayments may exacerbate these effects," the researchers concluded in a letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in March. (
  • In the survey, researchers also asked questions exploring other variables including perceived savings, perceived ability to reduce on-peak use, perceived understanding of rates and actual understanding of rates. (
  • Researchers looked at cost data from the Republic of South Africa and the Ivory Coast to see what might happen in each country if HIV screening was reduced, access to medication was limited to the sickest patients, access to alternative drugs when initial treatments don't work was eliminated, and lab tests to monitor patients and efforts to keep people in long-term treatment were cut back. (
  • Existing commitments to patients already receiving care for HIV infection would restrict overall saving to no more than 30%, the researchers estimated. (
  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Cutting statin pills in half proved safe and effective and could reduce patients' prescription costs, researchers here found. (
  • However, in this relatively educated population, the financial incentives of sharing insurance-plan savings did not influence patients' adherence, satisfaction, or their lipid levels, the researchers reported. (
  • A study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) modelled the use of the approaches in emergency departments and found that all three interventions compare favorably with a standard benchmark of cost-effectiveness used in evaluating healthcare costs. (
  • Compared with the hospitals' previous readmission rates and patients' average length of stay, researchers found that optimizing nutrition care in the four hospitals resulted in a savings of roughly $3,800 per patient treated for malnutrition. (
  • The bad news is that our out-of-pocket costs are rising as more of us have high-deductible health plans and cost sharing. (
  • That will cost more off the top, in exchange for potential[ly] more sales,' McClure explains. (
  • It seems appropriate to close out the Hanukkah festival of lights with a series of articles about the energy saving potential of replacing our nation's inefficient lighting. (
  • Several upgrade options that IT managers may want to consider when moving to a new office present excellent cost-saving potential, including consolidating servers to reduce maintenance costs, or moving some applications to the cloud. (
  • and (5) has estimated potential cost savings in the public buildings area of $6.4 billion over the next 5 years. (
  • Anthem conducted a market analysis to identify the potential savings, which would come primarily from lower generic drug pricing, Swedish said. (
  • The following table illustrates the potential energy cost savings with SAM and SAM Basic. (
  • We aimed to estimate the long-term implications of increased CRC screening in the pre-Medicare population (50-64 y) on costs in the pre-Medicare and Medicare populations (65+ y). (
  • The firm estimates that seven in 10 people can't correctly estimate retirement health-care costs. (
  • It first announced that it was going to rework the contract about two years ago, but it has not previously disclosed an estimate on the cost savings from the move. (
  • If all rooftop units with a cooling capacity of 10 to 20 tons were replaced immediately, DOE officials estimate the cost savings at around $1 billion annually. (
  • One of the most opportunistic strategic cost saving levers in the global IT storage services market is the integration of consulting and other value-added services with necessary software and hardware offerings. (
  • However, across all these respondents, cloud computing returned an average 22 percent OpEx saving. (
  • This cost-savings exercise involved comparing the extra 10 percent the distributor would get to the anticipated increase in sales. (
  • The savings as a percentage of revenue vary from 1.2 percent to 4.5 percent. (
  • An Army Audit Agency review of the enterprise e-mail program, which is a partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as the managed service provider, revealed that the program's savings were overstated by nearly 25 percent. (
  • In addition to five to ten percent CPU savings out of the box, and up to 20 percent CPU savings for new workloads, DB2 10 for z/OS also scales five to ten times more than previous versions - with less complexity and cost. (
  • Among the many ways that companies can differentiate themselves, such as by strategy, market position and technological leadership, more than 40 percent of industry leaders consider cost leadership to be their key competitive advantage. (
  • Thirty-one percent said that they are using a 529 college savings plan account, but nearly as many (30%) said they are using 401(k)s to save for their children's college. (
  • The eight ACOs, representing more than 424,000 members, achieved savings by reducing hospital admissions by nearly 11 percent, readmissions by 8 percent and emergency department visits by 10 percent. (
  • They found that the devices reduce energy costs an average of about 41 percent compared to units in operation today. (
  • Compared to units in operation today that are ready for replacement, energy costs were 33 percent less in Chicago, 44 percent less in Houston, and 45 percent less in Los Angeles. (
  • Costs to run the Rebel™ system were 15 percent lower in Chicago, 27 percent lower in Houston, and 18 percent lower in Los Angeles. (
  • Between FY 2000 and FY 2015, the Federal Bureau of Prisons' budget grew by roughly 88 percent and the cost of housing just one prisoner annually jumped from $21,603 in FY 2000 to nearly $30,000 in FY 2013. (
  • Despite concerns about costs, confidence about various aspects of today's health care system has remained fairly level with findings from the 2007 HCS, EBRI said. (
  • Through the use of 3D, 4D, and 5D Buiding Information Modeling Tools, Virtual Building Logistics attains significant project cost savings for Owners, Developers, and General Contractors in today's Global Enviroment. (
  • Dec. 23, 2008 - PRLog -- Attaining Cost Savings in today's construction market can be a difficult task. (
  • As expected, savings were a bit less when compared with new units that meet today's strictest ASHRAE standards. (
  • The escalation of medical expenditures remains an urgent problem in the United States and it's becoming quite clear that cost containment strategies by conventional medical providers are failing to achieve even mediocre results," said study coauthor James Winterstein, DC. (
  • The good news about prescription drugs is that their overall cost is actually dropping, with more than half of all prescriptions carrying a price tag lower than $5. (
  • However, savings is not always measured in dollars, but could include increased employee productivity, lower energy costs, and enhanced end user experience through improved service levels. (
  • Because of CRC treatment savings with enhanced participation, cumulative costs in the Medicare population were $18.3 and $32.7 billion lower (current trends: $423.5 billion with MISCAN and $372.8 billion with SimCRC). (
  • It's no surprise that most companies routinely try to lower their costs. (
  • The success of a product depends on how fast the idea moves from concept to roll-out, at a lower cost while maintaining quality. (
  • According to Sharon K. Ward, an economic development consultant in Allentown, Pennsylvania, one of the five main reasons businesses give for moving is the desire to lower costs or increase cash flow. (
  • This represents a substantial adjustment to drive lower care costs for our customers and improve our competitive position in the marketplace," Mr. Swedish said. (
  • Regional variation in spending for similar patients is often interpreted as evidence that resources can be saved, because higher-spending regions could achieve savings by behaving more like their lower-spending counterparts. (
  • With one of the lowest data center power usage effectiveness (PUE) in the industry, IO can help deliver data center cost savings or make that build vs. buy decision a no-brainer. (
  • By collecting data on inventory visibility, demand flow optimization and management of physician preference items, the hospital found that it had excess inventory on a number of items, was paying too much in distribution costs, and had widespread variation in items and resources requested by different physicians. (
  • This study examined data from eight geographically and structurally diverse hospitals serving low, medium and high-cost markets, including 49,973 patients discharged alive and 4,726 patients who died in the hospital. (
  • For example, spending on cybersecurity can avoid costs of a data breach . (
  • included the same savings in his House budgets. (
  • ABM's goal is to drive costs out of clients' operating budgets in a manner that allows them to reallocate funding for other facility enhancements. (
  • The diabetes initiative is the first to go nationwide - and Blum said it should put an end to unscrupulous practices such as shipping cartons of supplies to diabetics who haven't run out yet and billing Medicare for the cost. (
  • Beneficiaries, through their premiums and co-payments, share the cost of Medicare with the government. (
  • She added, "Governor Romney's plan is to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms that control cost throughout the health care system and extend the solvency of Medicare. (
  • Cost-Savings to Medicare From Pre-Medicare Colorectal Cancer Screening. (
  • Increased CRC screening participation in the pre-Medicare population could reduce CRC incidence and mortality, whereas the additional screening costs can be largely offset by long-term Medicare treatment savings. (
  • The black curves represent costs incurred in the pre-Medicare population (50-64 years) and the gray curves represent costs incurred in the Medicare population (65+years). (
  • however, the costs of compliance have been much less than anticipated. (
  • To make it even easier for customers to connect to El Paquetazo, we've introduced several cost-effective bundling options that include high-speed online and home phone. (
  • Many fabrications lend themselves to become castings, for cost efficiencies, cosmetic/ascetic reasons and improved production process flows. (
  • As Ericsson executes on these plans to save costs, the company will communicate this, and to what extent employees could be affected. (
  • If a medication cost $5, but a patient's co-pay was $20, a pharmacist was restricted by the gag order from telling the patient that if they paid cash instead of going through their insurance company, they could save $15. (
  • 44% of the parents who used student loans to pay their own college costs said these repayments have impacted their ability to save for retirement. (
  • The transit agency expects that as customers switch from traditional paper passes to mobile fares, it will be able to save on printing and outlet distribution costs. (
  • Because cloud-based solutions have no local servers to support and repair - there's an opportunity to save ongoing costs here too. (
  • The expectation is that, over five years, the Trust will save £900,077 in costs as well as a staggering £7,701,044 in additional benefit savings 4 . (
  • Three interventions designed for follow up of patients who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care. (
  • Effortlessly people costs you need to spend in a month , you truly cant do anything regarding it but to save. (
  • Cost-related non-adherence is common and associated with increased medical services use and negative health outcomes. (
  • This is a straight forward piece of legislation that gives our counties the latitude they need to find cost savings for residents by utilizing natural structures as snow breaks in winter and reduce the cost of snow removal services. (
  • This black-and-white comparison allowed leadership to quickly identify areas where the system was underperforming its peers, notably in supply and labor expenses, labor productivity, skill mix, patient length of stay and costs associated with purchased services. (
  • Typical PaaS models offer considerable savings compared to regular unmanaged cloud services. (
  • Savings in multi-cloud models, on the other hand, will largely depend on the cloud services that your organization is looking for. (
  • In many cases, SD-WAN vendors include business broadband services with an approximate monthly cost of $50, which is fairly cost effective. (
  • This is likely the issue for cost savings across SD-WAN services, as product SLAs need to balance both network performance and fix times. (
  • Recently, it looked for a new solution that could provide lowered costs relating to IT updates and assistance, while maintaining the large number of services available to its citizens. (
  • eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT consultant and managed services provider, today announced that it is offering comprehensive network relocation and upgrade services to help businesses cut costs when moving to a new office. (
  • The investigators estimated the cost of each intervention by combining information on health services reported in previous clinical trials and national rates for medical procedures, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations. (
  • P]rojected cost savings did not include all necessary factors. (
  • Core topics of her work include the prevention of diseases such as Malaria and HIV, the effect of teacher incentives, and the saving behaviour of poor people. (
  • SPRINGFIELD - This week, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R- Crystal Lake ) advanced legislation through the Illinois House of Representatives to make it easier and more cost effective for counties to do business. (
  • As part of an organizational transformation initiative, the hospital wanted to fine tune its supply chain to make sure clinicians consistently had easy access to the right items, in the right place and at the lowest possible cost. (
  • Taking this approach could achieve the same goal as the ACA's cost-sharing subsidies, but it would make patients more sensitive to the cost of non-emergency care, could incentivize them to shop around for cheaper alternatives, and provides people a savings vehicle," the authors wrote for Brookings . (
  • To make the most of cost-management efforts, Modesto, California-based small business advisor Gary McKinsey suggests keeping these types of cost savings in mind. (
  • But this can tie up cash and, in the event of an unexpected slump, make it necessary to lay off workers , shutter facilities or do other kinds of cost-cutting that can make it harder to ramp up when business returns, McKinsey says. (
  • But while SD-WAN devices are able to intelligently sense network conditions to make the most of any given connectivity, the service-level agreement (SLA) for this kind of low-cost broadband service is often weak. (
  • While some aspects of medical care are out of your control, there are a number of steps you can take to make the costs more manageable. (
  • A less controversial area, and possibly one where you can start to make immediate savings, is in your IT spend. (
  • This subscription nets you thousands in savings, while staying connected to Technavio's constant transforming research library, helping you make informed business decisions more efficiently. (
  • Importantly, they also make a strong case for expanding screening, which would allow us to reach many more of those at risk with life-saving interventions. (
  • The inefficiencies and economic costs would make modern day commerce virtually impossible. (
  • These claims are refuted by a substantial body of research that has documented significant savings from privatization/competition. (
  • Palliative care consultation seems to "fundamentally shift" the course of care off the usual hospital pathway and, in doing so, significantly reduces costs. (
  • Although in this study, cost-sharing with patients did not significantly affect patients' willingness to participate, most patients said they would expect some financial incentive to continue splitting pills. (
  • As emergency physicians, we are dedicated to improving care for our patients and also to reducing health care costs," said Saef, in a press statement. (
  • If Medicare's costs increase - for instance, by raising payments to health care providers - so, too, do beneficiaries' contributions. (
  • And those costs would be on top of the costs involved with a full repeal of the health care law, which would eliminate expanded coverage of prescription drugs, free wellness care and preventive checkups. (
  • As if retirement planning weren't difficult enough, things get even more complicated when you factor in the cost of health care. (
  • A lot of my clients have millions of dollars in savings, but they are still concerned about health care," he said. (
  • In many cities and counties, inmate health care comprises as much as a third of the cost of the corrections department. (
  • Theoretically, if patients are armed with information and motivation, they'll be more empowered to improve their health in all areas of their lives, reducing both health care and personal costs. (
  • This research confirms that implementing nutrition-focused quality improvement programs, like the ones at Advocate Health Care, can help patients recover from their hospitalization faster while also removing some of the burden of financial pressures placed on health systems today," says Suela Sulo, PhD, a health outcomes researcher at Abbott and lead author of the cost impact study. (
  • As providers, administrators, and payers face added pressures from rising health care costs, value-based nutrition interventions should be considered in all hospitals across the United States. (
  • Underlying the $7.7 billion offer for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Hillshire Farm deli meat is a bold bet that Tyson, the largest U.S. meat company by sales, can carve hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings from Hillshire's operations and sell more of its products to convenience stores and school systems. (
  • In the same way that businesses adapt to their changing markets reducing costs, adding value for customers, and improving productivity so too must health systems adapt. (
  • A well-planned relocation will minimize the risk of unexpected delays and costs, reducing the stress of relocation while protecting essential IT infrastructure. (
  • This is likely to be significant, incurring both capital and revenue costs for infrastructure, equipment, software and maintenance. (
  • A study finds about half of parents are willing to delay retirement or dip into retirement savings to pay for children's education. (
  • The survey finds most respondents (58%) have dipped into retirement savings to pay for something else. (
  • Parents of Millennials were twice as likely to tap retirement savings to cover college. (
  • Millennials are more inclined to follow their parents' example: 62% of this generation would rather dip into retirement savings to pay for college than have their kids take on student loans, compared with 44% of Gen Xers. (
  • By taking the information embedded into the Model and linking it to CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management Software) the VBL team can hand over a tool to the Owner/Developer that will generate cost savings for the full life cycle of the project and not just the build cycle. (
  • It reiterated a target of $5 billion in savings by 2020 while pursuing efforts to reduce its breakeven point. (
  • This means I saved roughly $994, even with such high starting costs. (
  • Logitech stock fell on Friday, which dealers said was in large part due to investor skepticism that the company could reach its cost-savings targets. (
  • 716 billion reflects savings from 2013 through 2022. (
  • Private clouds give their owners a lot more leeway in terms of balancing their hardware and software use and, therefore, offer more opportunities for cutting day-to-day costs. (
  • The post goes on to recommend transportation, MRO, temporary labor, packaging and office equipment as categories that are ideally suited to supplier nominated savings opportunities in this environment. (
  • Geographic variation in cancer treatment spending reveals that chemotherapy and hospital inpatient care may offer opportunities for savings for practices participating in the Oncology Care Model. (
  • Additionally, 15% mistakenly thought that saving in a 529 account meant that they wouldn't be able to get financial aid, and they cited this as a reason they were not using one. (
  • Please see for a more detailed explanation of the comparative cost methodology, the differences in the projected vs. actual cost savings by institution as well as the actual cost-per-student dollar savings by institution. (
  • If Donald Trump 's health savings accounts do for Obamacare patients what they've done to workers at large employers, Americans can plan on paying more in out-of-pocket costs for their medical care. (
  • A report from the Brookings Institution last week suggested replacing the current Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing subsidies with "income related contributions to HSAs. (
  • The authors believe this study provides evidence of an additional value of palliative consultation teams, namely, that in addition to improving the quality of care, such consultation is more cost effective. (
  • Options are presented on ways to substantially reduce the costs without reducing the quality of the care. (
  • The current study extends this prior research by estimating the cost-effectiveness of these interventions, relative to usual care. (
  • Its story expresses the fears of both ends of the ideological spectrum about what can happen when the doors to care are thrown wide open: Neither government controls nor market forces have kept costs from ballooning or ensured the highest-quality care. (
  • This study confirms that integration of allopathic, chiropractic and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers can positively impact patient quality of care while limiting overall costs. (
  • Wellmark's ACO shared savings model continues to be a critical component of our strategy to work collaboratively with physicians and hospitals to promote high quality care for our members," said Mike Fay, vice president, health networks. (
  • The study's findings demonstrate that modest changes in the way we care for patients, such as ensuring patients are nourished during their hospital stay, can have a big impact in reducing costs and improving health outcomes. (
  • As the premier home care logistics company in Canada , HCI's goal is to improve patient care and safety, improve patient and clinician experiences, and reduce system costs through the power of logistics science and other advanced technologies. (
  • Six in 10 cloud computing customers say that they've been able to reduce their IT capital costs, according to a recent survey, in which end users also report that cloud deployments have improved service quality, reduced IT operations costs, and reduced IT management complexity. (