How can states control Medicaid costs for long-term care, while retaining or improving quality? This is one of the most critical questions confronting governments from coast to coast, as Medicaid covers over forty percent of people in long-term care. Many of them are in nursing homes, even though a good number would prefer to receive at-home or community based care.
Labor costs remain a major concern for public sector organizations, yet most government and education institutions don’t have insight into real-time labor data. This lack of visibility often results in overtime and leave abuse, and pension padding. But what if a city, state agency, or school district could solve this problem and repurpose millions of dollars of waste and inefficiency into better serving the public and garnering their trust?
Improved regulatory compliance can help protect state and local governments against fraud and improper payments.
City auditors often cite internal control weaknesses in audits of small to medium sized governments as the single highest contributing factor in significant fraud within governments.
Focusing on prevention and using analytic tools to manage Medicaid beneficiaries will be a key element in enabling states to make their health care programs more efficient and effective. Predictive and clinical analytics are essential to creating targeted programs for Medicaid MCO’s (Managed Care Organizations) to help identify high-risk members, track healthcare metrics against benchmarks and provide care managers with access to current clinical and financial data.
Caring for vulnerable populations, such as people with complex chronic conditions, elderly populations, or those with comorbidity, is causing huge challenges for global health organizations. Although they represent a minority of the population, these groups consume a majority of health care resources. And yet, more spending doesn’t guarantee better outcomes. How can you transform care delivery to drive better results for those most at risk?
Transportation agencies have access to all kinds of data including traffic volume, flow, average speed, transit use, as well as operational data like human resources, projects and assets. As we move into the world of big data, how can state and local governments tap into their information to help make short and long-term decisions.
Managers of social programs are under pressure to meet the rapidly evolving needs of individuals and communities, while dealing with increasing budget constraints at the same time. What can governments do to deliver more effective and efficient social programs?
Government and education organizations still managing labor with outdated manual time and attendance systems are taking a big risk. They’re not just wasting valuable time and resources. They’re also exposing their organizations to the potential consequences of noncompliance with labor laws and policies.
Governments are under increasing pressure to produce better, cheaper and faster results at the same time budgets are cut back. One of the quickest and most powerful tools available to government today is a mobile device.
Join 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award winner Mecklenburg County and Governing to learn how mobile devices are allowing the County to redesign citizen service delivery and save millions.