How is data playing a part in improving health literacy?
According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, only 12 percent of adults in the U.S. have proficient health literacy. In terms of numbers, that is nine out of ten adults who lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease. Low literacy has been linked to poor health outcomes such as higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use of preventive services, which leads to higher healthcare costs. This is especially troubling for individuals over the age of 65 because they have low health literacy, live on a fixed budget and Medicare doesn’t pay for all the costs.
See a need… Fill a need! Sagitec team and their successful sock drive in Sacramento
- Sukanya Samy
- Tue, Feb 21, 2017
- Pension Administration, Community Drives, Corporate Social Responsibility
How a mobile app can help pension agencies during the tax season
The tax season is upon us and this time of year happens to be a busy time for pension agencies. In addition to compiling and sending out annual 1099-Rs, pension organizations must also increase their level of member communication and engagement to ensure their membership is updated with important tax information. Members are anxious to know when their annual 1099-R will be mailed out, what exemptions they may qualify for, or if they should update their tax withholding amounts.
Sagitec provides pension administration solutions for clients of all sizes
Replacement of a pension administration system is a big decision for an organization to make. Determining which solution is best, and the feasibility of implementing said solution, pose even bigger challenges.
Recruiting for clinical trials doesn’t have to be a challenge
Clinical trials have a profound effect on the health and wellbeing of society, often leading to the approval of groundbreaking drugs that cure and prevent maladies. While clinical research is the gateway to an improved understanding about diseases and treatment, sponsors encounter strong headwinds when administering clinical trials. Recruiting patients to participate in clinical trials is a major challenge, and the trend toward larger clinical trial sizes is only exacerbating the process.
HealHub™ streamlines closed loop marketing
- Jordan Bartlett
- Fri, Oct 14, 2016
- Health care and lfe sciences
Pharmaceutical companies rely on closed loop marketing to drive sales, but without a DataOps platform, the real time data and collaboration that is required makes closed loop marketing nearly impossible to achieve.
Get your head in the cloud for National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Having your “head in the clouds” is an idiom used to describe someone who is not paying attention or who is out of touch with the everyday world; however, with the emergence of cloud computing, this phrase has taken on new significance. Most of us our have our “heads in the cloud” on a daily basis; updating a Facebook status, uploading photos to a photo-sharing site, and checking a bank account from a mobile device all happen in the cloud. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness part remains.
Why organizations need to invest in an enterprise knowledge management solution
- Jordan Bartlett
- Tue, Oct 04, 2016
- Enterprise Knowledge Management
Organizations across all industries have an immense amount of knowledge, both in tangible and tacit form. Despite the proliferation of information, most organizations are dealing with a knowledge gap that inhibits innovation, growth and the cross-pollination of ideas. In order for organizations to benefit from their knowledge base and turn it into a true value proposition, it must be harnessed. The most effective way to capture and create knowledge for easy consumption is by investing in an Enterprise Knowledge Solution (EKS). According to Oztemel and Arslankaya (2012), an enterprise knowledge solution assists with “the representation, organization, acquisition, creation, use and evolution of knowledge in its many forms.” In addition to bridging the inherent knowledge gap that exists in organizations today, below are several other reasons why organizations should invest in an EKS.
A dynamic DataOps platform for the health care and life sciences industry
- Jordan Bartlett
- Wed, Sep 28, 2016
- health care and life sciences
Life Sciences firms have witnessed an explosion in available data sources. The chief catalyst for the proliferation of data within the health care and life sciences industry is the Internet of Things, specifically personal digital care devices. The wearable devices serve many purposes, from monitoring daily fitness activity to measuring glucose levels. For pharmaceutical companies, these devices are an efficient way of administering clinical trials.Instead of patients going to the hospital numerous times throughout the trial for health monitoring, patients can simply wear a digital device that captures all of the pertinent information.
Sagitec donates seven homes to families displaced by Chennai floods
In 2015, flooding in South India claimed over 500 lives, and displaced more than 1.8 million. The city of Chennai was particularly hard-hit.
With an office located in Chennai, Sagitec felt compelled to help their community rebuild. Sagitec teamed up with Aid India and donated funds to have seven homes built for underprivileged families who lost their homes as a result of the flood. All seven homes have been completed and handed over to displaced families.
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