Social Factors in Health: Weight Loss Programs
Only 10% of health is determined by care received at a doctor's office. Other factors like economic stability, residential environment, education, food, and community play a significant role in health outcomes. Individual behavior, including, where we live, what we do for a living, and what services we have access to make up 60% of our health. Clinical advice when combined with focus on individual behavior and social factors can result in superior health outcomes.
The top five ways modern technology can help pension agencies realize their mission-critical goals
- Diann Clift
- Thu, Mar 01, 2018
- Organizational Culture, mobile application, Framework, Pension, Pension Administration
While every public pension agency has their unique differences, a common purpose unites them: to maintain the financial security of the trust fund and provide exceptional service to external stakeholders. In terms of protecting pension funds, there are numerous investment strategies to close the funding gap: using asset monetization and dedicated revenue sources, issuing well-designed pension obligation bonds, closing tax loopholes, among other tactics. Investment strategies aren’t the only way to maintain the sustainability of the plans, however. By updating the technology that is used to administer pension benefits, pension agencies can ensure financial security while simultaneously achieving customer service excellence.
Eliminate lawsuits. Comply with accessibility regulations today!
In today’s digital world, your website and online presence must comply with accessibility regulations. The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible design in September 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
Detect Unemployment Insurance Fraud, Before it Happens
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit fraud is the inappropriate collection of benefits by using false information. According to the Washington DC Department of Employment Services, examples of UI fraud include:
Digital Transformation in Benefits Administration industry
For an enterprise to be able to deliver Azure Managed Government Services is like holding a hot ticket to digital transformation and this is precisely what Sagitec Solutions brings to the table. Since its inception, Sagitec has been catering to the public sector’s needs with solutions powered by Microsoft technology. Witnessing the escalating demand for cloud-based, cost-effective solutions that meet the stringent security and certification requirements of the public sector, Sagitec works closely with Microsoft and leverages its Azure Government Cloud solution—which boasts world-class security—to ensure compliance. The company embraces Microsoft’s cloud-first approach to offer state and local government agencies the tools they require to create transformational solutions.
5 Ways Chatbots are Powering Government Services
- Sukanya Samy
- Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Futurists have been envisioning ‘talking computers’ for ages and they are not just science fiction but the reality today. Artificial intelligence is already transforming our daily lives. It is no surprise that the government sector is adopting this rapid technological advancement rather quickly. Governments have already begun to adopt chatbots; computer programs that one can talk to by text or voice. This is helping government agencies improve their speed and quality of service and citizens’ in-turn are getting a better customer experience.
An interview with Stephanie Schrankler: Takeaways from the NPEA annual conference
The National Pension Education Association (NPEA) annual conference concluded last week and as always, it is said to have been an invaluable forum to stay informed and up to date on retirement education, communication trends, and important issues facing the public retirement community.
Chatbots and what you need to know
- Sukanya Samy
- Mon, Oct 23, 2017
The global chatbot market is expected to reach $1.23 billion by 2025, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.3%, according to a recent report by Grand View Research. What must you know about chatbots, at a minimum? View our infographic here.
Protecting the Retirement Industry from Cyber theft and Ransomware
- Sukanya Samy
- Tue, Oct 17, 2017
- Cyber Security
The main purpose of theft and robbery is to take prime assets away to make money or become rich. In today’s world, data thieves operate on the same principle – to take personal and financial data in exchange for money or recognition. Data is the main asset of consumers today. The retail industry is a target for payment card data, the finance industry for financial assets and investment data and even the media industry is not spared and prime-time shows like HBO's Game of Thrones’ episodes were hacked and leaked. Even the recent Equifax data breach only shows that personal data can be as valuable as any financial asset.
Programming Wars? That’s history
- Sukanya Samy
- Tue, Aug 15, 2017
- Agile Software Development, IT Projects, software migration, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure Government Cloud
The early days of computer programming were quite daunting for everyone. Different types and makes of desktops and PCs had their own unique features and architecture and computing power was expensive. This forced programmers to create specific machine instructions so that different machines could understand and interpret the code. This proved to be slow and tough for programmers. When Object Oriented Programming (OOP) languages came into existence, it helped programmers to solve many problems instead of spending time on writing machine instructions.
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