Outsourcing patient data must satisfy a hospital’s stringent security requirements. One ASP has developed a prescription for protecting patient data on the Web.
Author: Jerri L. Ledford, Business Writer
Eligibility errors are the number one reason to deny medical insurance claims. Outsourcing speeds dispute resolution.
The anthrax bacteria scare is causing many companies to turn to email, which has its own viral challenges. Suppliers fight the war to keep corporate email applications running.
As little as five years ago, when you needed to train employees, there were three basic options for doing it-sit the employee down with a video, partner that employee with a more experienced employee, or put a group of them in front of an instructor. Those weren’t terrible ways to train employees, but they weren’t the most effective.\x0d\x0aToday, the Internet gives training new meaning, new interaction and new power by leveraging the flexibility of e-Learning.
Any company doing business on a global scale knows what a hassle supply chain management can be. Everything from procurement to receiving becomes a difficult task when multiple currencies, customs departments and logistics are considered. And it’s that difficulty that drove Hong Kong-based global logistics management company, United States Consolidation (USC), Ltd., to look to an outsourcing supplier to ease the pain of supply chain management (SCM).
In the world of packaged software, upgrades usually happen about once a year, sometimes less, and those upgrades are usually pretty extensive. But in the world of an application service provider (ASP), one of the benefits of offering a centrally located application is the ability to upgrade more frequently. And because upgrades can be performed without disturbing a user’s systems, they can be done on a more direct, incremental basis.
Before Del Monte Foods decided to outsource its customer interaction management, the company held yearly sales meetings. Representatives received five-inch binders filled with information about products, clients, and company information. The system proved to be very ineffective because it was time consuming, and the information became out of date long before new binders were issued. \x0d\x0aThen Del Monte began using outsourced Marketing and Sales Effectiveness (MSE) tools from Proscape Technologies.
When a company outsources its customer relationship management (CRM), how do its executives know their customers will receive the best service their company has to offer, if its own employees aren’t actually offering the service?