Three Capabilities for Strategic Planning Success, Part 2

By Steven Dunn, Sales Director, DataBay Resources In our previous post, we highlighted the importance of strategic planning in building a sustainable future for healthcare facilities, and highlighted market awareness and the questions you need to answer in beginning to formulate your plans.  Data Access Now you have a list of questions that need answers. […]

Three Capabilities for Strategic Planning Success – Part1

By Steven Dunn, Sales Director, DataBay Resources Strategic planning for a hospital or ambulatory surgery center is an important and necessary tool utilized by leadership teams to help them better understand the healthcare environment from both a national and local level in order to focus organizational goals and respond to changes and trends. A strategic […]

The Annual Wellness Visit – The Foundation of Population Health Management

By Shon Wettstein, Vice President, Business Development, Intalere Physician groups that truly want to succeed in the new pay-for-performance era must transform themselves, focusing on a directed initiative to move to a population health management approach. In doing so, they should explore the pros and cons of an aggressive health risk assessment (HRA) program, namely using […]

Making Plans for MACRA

By Lori Pilla, Vice President, Intalere Supply Chain Solutions MACRA is a term that has dominated talk lately throughout the healthcare industry. MACRA stands for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. What it is about, at its core, is value-based payment in Medicare, specifically Part B. It focuses on bringing value-based payment into the physician’s […]

Lessons from a Rural Healthcare Revival

By Todd Bengtson, Sr. Director, Key Accounts, Intalere Rural healthcare providers today, especially those seeking to maintain some level of independence or autonomy, face very difficult circumstances. According to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), nearly 50 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and close to 300 others are in financial difficulty. There are several […]

Four Steps to Effectively Manage Your Purchased Services Spend

Four Steps to Effectively Manage Your Purchased Services Spend By Chris Gormley, CEO, Medpricer, and Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere Purchased Services represent 40-50 percent of a health system’s non-labor spend making it a significant untapped opportunity to help healthcare providers meet their budgets in an era of declining reimbursements. But how […]

The Importance of Price Transparency

By Jim Webb, Executive Vice President, Business Development at BroadJump, and Shon Wettstein, Vice President, Product Management, Intalere Among the most critical struggles hospital supply chain executives face today is not truly knowing fair market prices for the goods they are purchasing on an everyday basis. This is due to a pervasive lack of information […]

National Nutrition Month – Combating Malnutrition

By Jessica Marchand, RD, LDN, and Roseann Hoeye, MBA, RD, LD; Directors, Intalere Nutrition & Environmental Services  In 1974, the article “Skeleton in the Hospital Closet,” by the late Charles E. Butterworth, Jr., M.D., called attention to the existence of malnutrition in our nation’s hospitals. While it’s been more than 40 years since this article […]

Five Essential Steps to Positively Impact Your Bottom Line with Actionable Analytics

By Mark Whitman, Director, Supply Chain Diagnostix Services, Intalere Everywhere we turn in the healthcare industry today, we hear talk of “big data” and its growing and potential impact on healthcare delivery. The use of data will continue to grow as we move further and further down a path of pay for performance. Let’s look […]

Ten Steps to Labor Productivity

  By Tom O’Bannon, Senior Director, Executive Resources Specialist and Stephanie Dorwart, CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting Group (Adapted based on information from Altius Healthcare Consulting Group) Improving labor productivity within hospitals and healthcare systems has become a core element that compels organizations to seek new approaches to working more efficiently. In order to gain control […]