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Healthcare & Life Sciences

MyBenefitSource Chips Away at Payroll Administration Costs | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Outsourcing was the right course for Meadowbrook Golf. The Lakeland, Florida company owns, leases or manages 100 golf courses in 16 states; during the summer the employee roster swells to 3,500. Payroll and tax filing took two days to complete every pay period.

No Room for So-So Performance | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Neither rain nor snow… You know the adage about the reliability of the U.S. postal system. Today we might transfer that goal concept: Neither viruses, nor bandwidth nor disk space will stop email! — at least not for organizations that depend on it as their primary communication vehicle.

Drexel Deepens Its Impact | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

As the world increasingly becomes defined by technology, Drexel University (DU) is committed to driving innovation and being a leader in technological advancements. Drexel stays in the headlines, having created a number of nationwide firsts. In November 2000, its 62-acre campus became the first major 100% wireless university in the U.S. Other firsts include distribution of speech recognition software to all students and staff, the nation’s first online techno-MBA and an online affinity bank. DU students and faculty have access to a wide array of information technology (IT) resources and support services.

Value Drivers | Article

John Higgins, Senior Consultant

In difficult economic times, corporations seek to improve their financial performance. One way to do this is to understand value creation. This is a technique that helps companies improve their product quality, financial performance, customer satisfaction or time to market.

Through the Looking Glass, Brightly? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

We are at an interesting crossroads. The market is still tracking the promise of the ASPs although at a difference pace than we predicted earlier, adds Sanjay Katyal, senior director, marketing for PeopleSoft eCenter in Pleasanton, California.

Outsourcing Disease Management Services Helps Patients and Payers | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

In contrast to an ailment like diabetes or asthma, where there are significant numbers of patients and the prevalence of the ailment is quite high, Accordant Health Services focuses on complex, chronic diseases that require ongoing, specialized care whose patient population prevalence is low. Although Accordant currently handles disease management for approximately 10,400 patients across numerous health plans, this constitutes less than one percent prevalence among the total patient population of these health plans.

Just What the Doctor Ordered | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

As healthcare professionals strive to focus on their core competencies and become more efficient and cost-effective, they turn to outsourcing as a solution. Buenaventura Medical Group (BMG), a 50-doctor, multi-specialty group with five locations and 100,000 patients, made that decision five years ago. In efforts to stay ahead of their competition, they realized that printing and mailing their patient statements was sorely in need of process improvement.

Revenues Determine Rating | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Revenues Determine Rating ASPs Have Their Own Top 10 List – David Letterman popularized the Top 10 list. Now the ASP world is mature enough to have its own. IDC, the Framingham, Massachusetts global market advisory firm, decided to compile this list, which ranks the ASP providers by revenue in calendar 2000. This is the first time IDC has prepared this list ranking the burgeoning ASP market. ASPs have finally reached a maturity level with meaningful revenues, explains Meredith Whalen, vice president, ASP and Internet services for IDC. IDC analysts attempted to put together this list last year but the revenue numbers were too insignificant to be relevant.

Benefits Cures | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

In 1995 Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. discovered a breakthrough in how to achieve its goals regarding human resources functions within the company. It happened as result of the company going through a merger and coming out of it not prepared to handle the volume of HR activity.

An ASP Plays Doctor with Database Health | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

dbDoctor has reengineered the database monitoring process for Oracle and Sun Microsystems systems. ‘Databases touch each and every facet of your business. When they go down, all hell breaks loose and losses immediately start to accumulate,’ says Michael Misheff, vice president, sales and marketing, for dbDoctor.

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