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Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

HR outsourcing went through a shake-out over the past two years due to the continual issues around scope and other challenges that buyers and service providers encountered over the past decade. The dust has settled from the revamping efforts, but there are new challenges on the horizon. Here’s what your company needs to know for …

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Industry media, especially over the past two years, often points out that a significantly high number of outsourcing arrangements do not deliver the promised cost savings due to “hidden” costs associated with managing the relationship. This is especially true, the reports state, in outsourcing relationships with an offshore delivery component, where administrative costs increase due …

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Kids have been tweating and creating Facebook pages for years. But over the last 12 months, social media has become a new tool of the business world. For the first time outsourcing buyers are asking their suppliers “for social media solutions to help them out, specifically in customer care,” reports Mike Wooden, Senior Vice President, …

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Our experts predict several areas of the industry will experience significant growth over the next five years. Reverse outsourcing, verticalization, emerging markets, business analytics, healthcare, transportation, and ERP are some of the areas that will enjoy increased attention. Industry trends Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax, says reverse outsourcing will pick up steam. This trend …

Outsourcing Allows Back-up Services Provider to Retain Market Leadership | Article

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

Web 2.0 created a dilemma for Intronis, a provider of online data back-up systems. Its customers needed the software to back up their burgeoning data faster. Its proprietary software was increasingly unable to accommodate their needs and it didn’t have specs for a fix. Outsourcing to Exigen saved the day.

How Financial Incentives Encouraged the Revenue Cycle Staff to Bring in Extra Millions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Northern Arizona Healthcare wanted to become one of the top three hospitals in Arizona. Today its executives believe it is as good as any hospital in America. Its new IT system provides easy-to-access, real-time data for its medical staff. The hospital established a $1 million annual bonus if Perot Systems met four stringent financial criteria in its revenue cycle work.

A Tale of Three Hurricanes: Transforming IT So Even a Congressman Notices | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Springhill Medical Center hired Eclipsys to overhaul its IT. Medication errors fell 80 percent and infection rates fell by two-thirds. ER customer satisfaction soared from 11 to 92 percent. System availability went from 56 to 99.999 percent. And the new electronic medical records helped the Alabama hospital weather Hurricane Katrina.

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