A digital payment, sometimes called an electronic payment, is the transfer of value from one payment account to another using a digital device such as a mobile phone, PoS (Point of Sale) system or computer, a digital communication channel such as mobile wireless data or SWIFT (Society for the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) where both the payer and the payee use a digital device such as a mobile phone, computer, or a credit, debit, or prepaid card. This definition includes payments made with bank transfers, mobile money, and payment cards including credit, debit, and prepaid cards.
The payer and payee could be either businesses or individuals. This means that for digital payments to take place, the payer and payee must both have a bank account, an online banking method, a device from which they can make the payment, and a medium of transmission, meaning that either they should have signed up to a payment provider or an intermediary such as a bank or a service provider.
The advent of cloud computing has introduced phenomenal changes in the way we build and deploy applications. With the continuous evolution of cloud computing models, the technology think tanks must make informed decisions about which cloud services and payment models can deliver the best results in the most cost-effective manner.
When new businesses (or an existing one looking to migrate) are envisioning their cloud adoption journey, they often miss out on a crucial step —setting up a cloud cost management framework. This miss may lead to a rapid rise in an organization’s cloud instances, less-than-optimal services, or issues with providers, leading to increased costs in cloud deployment and maintenance. In line with this, it is therefore imperative to address some of the common challenges when contemplating cloud cost optimization.
This eBook focuses on the cost optimization methods that should be applied to almost any cloud provider, while it provides guidance to help the Developers/DevOps Team adopt industry best practices to design, deliver, and cost-effectively maintain environments.
The hospice and palliative care industry is one of the fastest-growing verticals within the U.S. healthcare ecosystem. Factors such as an increase in the geriatric population, the prevalence and growth of chronic diseases amongst the population, and the general shift in focus from inpatient to outpatient care are continuing to contribute to the growth of the segment.
Organizations in this industry are also going through a multi-layer transformation. In terms of practice, payment models, and pervasive technology, the industry is moving in tandem with the changing healthcare landscape. Hospice providers around the country are utilizing technology to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and improve care coordination. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Telemedicine Systems, and Virtual Reality are gradually changing the way hospice care is delivered.
Inside the ebook:
– Hospice Care Levels
– Hospice Care Challenges
– Intervention through Technology
– Challenges – Technology Matrix
– Way Forward