It takes a brave person to take on the challenges of the hospitality, healthcare, insurance, and financial services industries all at once. It takes an even braver person to try to make over 75,000 New Yorkers happy. Tomorrow, we'll all have the unique opportunity to speak to such a brave soul -- John Briscoe, CIO of the New York Hotel Trades Council (NYHTC). John will be our guest for a live chat session tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.
NYHTC manages benefits for people working in the New York City hotel industry. Not only does NYHTC run three pension funds, it runs several medical centers, pharmacies, and ambulatory care services in New York City, and also partners with dentists and opticians. The benefits policies are set by The New York Hotel Workers' Union and the nearly countless numbers of hotels in the city. NYHTC also works with the United Healthcare insurance agency. It's no easy task integrating data from so many sources -- particularly since the types of data are so disparate and are all subject to rigorous regulations.
Yet against all odds, NYHTC isn't tangled in or trapped by data complexity anymore. The initiatives that John's team is working on now are actively raising quality of care. Not only have they created a new database analysis team to bring formerly outsourced activities back in-house, they're working on patient portals, smartphone apps, BYOD policies, and a variety of other methods to empower both staff and clients to improve quality of care.
The blogs and comments posted on EnterpriseEfficiency.com do not reflect the views of TechWeb, EnterpriseEfficiency.com, or its sponsors. EnterpriseEfficiency.com, TechWeb, and its sponsors do not assume responsibility for any comments, claims, or opinions made by authors and bloggers. They are no substitute for your own research and should not be relied upon for trading or any other purpose.
4/29/2014 - Join Dell and Intel for an interactive discussion about implementing, refining and improving your virtual environment. Specifically we’ll discuss pain points virtualization can solve and those that it can create and how to prevent them.
Enterprise Efficiency is looking for engaged readers to moderate the message boards on this site. Engage in high-IQ conversations with IT industry leaders; earn kudos and perks. Interested? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dell's Efficiency Modeling Tool The major problem facing the CIO is how to measure the effectiveness of the IT department. Learn how Dell’s Efficiency Modeling Tool gives the CIO two clear, powerful numbers: Efficiency Quotient and Impact Quotient. These numbers can be transforma¬tive not only to the department, but to the entire enterprise. Read the full report
Now that TGen has broken new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions, the company discusses what will come next for it and for personalized medicine.
The Translational Genomics Research Institute wanted to save lives, but its efforts were hobbled by immense computing challenges related to collecting, processing, sharing, and storing enormous amounts of data.
Office and personal productivity tools come in a first-class and coach flavor set, but what makes the difference is primarily little things that most users won't encounter. What's the big issue in using something other than Office, and can you get around it?
We really don't want an "Internet of Everything" but even building an Internet of Everythinguseful means setting some ground rules to insure there's value in the process and that costs and risks are minimized.
Google's Chrome OS has a lot of potential value and a lot of recent press, but it still needs something to make it more than a thin client. It needs cloud integration, it needs extended APIs via web services, and it needs to suck it up and support a hard drive.
On a recent African trip I saw examples of the value of the cloud in developing nations, for educational and community development programs. We could build on this, but not only in developing economies, because these same programs are often under-supported even in first-world countries.
VMware's debate with Cisco on SDN might finally create a fusion between an SDN view that's all about software and another that's all about network equipment. That would be good for every enterprise considering the cloud and SDN.
Wearing a bulky, oversized watch is good training for the next phase in wristwatches: the Internet-enabled, connected watch. Why the smartphone-tethered connected watch makes sense, plus Ivan demos an entirely new concept for the "smart watch."
Cloud storage costs are determined primarily by the rate at which files are changed and the possibility of concurrent access/update. If you can structure your storage use to optimize these factors you can cut costs, perhaps to zero.
The Internet has evolved into a machine for drumming up a chorus of "Happy Birthday" messages, from family, friends, friends of friends who you added on Facebook, random people that you circled on G+, and increasingly, automated bots. Enough already.