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What Companies Need to Understand about Outcome-Based Approaches in Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Among the various changes that will impact outsourcing over the next five years, Don Schulman, General Manager of Finance and Administration at IBM, says the first will be a focus on outcomes-based pricing models. “Focusing on clients’ end-to-end processes, the discussion moves to outcomes pretty fast when considering the advantage of an outsourcer doing a …

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (the economic stimulus package for the U.S. economy), healthcare reform, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the next five years will see a dramatic increase in outsourcing in the healthcare industry. But there are significant challenges for decision …

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Getting from A to Z (from the current state of outsourcing relationships to the future state of how relationships will need to work in order to bring about the outcomes that buyers demand) is not an easy path, and some providers will fall away during that journey. In addition, cloud computing changes the entire picture. …

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

This year we didn’t need a top 10 list of important past events and future predictions. The worst recession anyone still working can remember and its impact is our list. Our experts shared their sage assessments. Here’s what they think: Top Events of 2009: ACS: The global recession – pure and simple. The current downturn …

Four Trends That are Changing Human Resources Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Renewals are the big news in human resources outsourcing. Mohammed Haque, Vice President & Head of Enterprise Solutions Service practice at Genpact, estimates about $40 billion in contracts will come up for renewal from 2010-2012. How buyers go about renewals is about to change. Buyers are becoming “much more aggressive in going out and getting …

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 …

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.

Study Reveals Drivers in Decisions to Add Scope and/or Extend Contract Term | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Adding scope to an outsourcing contract, whether it occurs before contract end or at the scheduled time for renewal, is a tactic that makes the deal more mutually beneficial over time. Outsourcing Center studied 92 relationships to identify the drivers for adding scope. The study also identified a key factor in enabling the scope-expansion decision.

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