COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Part One – Training and Technology

by Richard Mackey, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Joe Messina, Senior Director, Infrastructure, Intalere In healthcare, cybersecurity is a key component of a provider’s operational infrastructure.  Hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, long-term living centers and many others in the healthcare industry have fallen victim in the past to ransomware attacks or data breaches.  Unfortunately, as […]

COVID-19 Facility Risk Mitigation – Use or Repurposing of Current Space and Additional Mobile Space

By Carleton Knotts, Advisory Specialist, Facility Management, Intalere As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan for a possible second wave, many healthcare facilities are experiencing a surge of patients. Many of these patients should be placed in negative pressure rooms, isolation areas and the ICU. To manage the […]

Lessons in Preparation and Proactivity in Nutrition Operations

By Eric Eisenberg, Director of Dining Services, Rogue Valley Manor and Roseann Hoeye, Nutrition Advisory Specialist, Intalere In any sort of disruptive situation, the ability to successfully respond is quite dependent on proactive preparation initially, as well as swift and definitive decision making and the ability to adapt as circumstances most certainly change. The situation […]

Saluting Our Members – Dedication, Ingenuity and Passion During a Time of Crisis

By Peter Cayan, Vice President, Advisory Solutions, Intalere We often hear about the theory of disruption in the market, and how it brings rapid, active change – mostly for the better. Nothing in recent history has been as disruptive to both personal and professional life as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. But, as always, healthcare innovators […]

COVID-19 Adds Focus To Linen Processing Procedures For Patient/Resident Protection

By Ross Murray, Nutrition/Environmental Services Advisory Specialist, Intalere The risk of HAIs (healthcare-associated infections) has risen to new levels of concern with the current pandemic environment. Contaminated textiles can be a carrier and potentially spread disease through residual body fluids/substances and microorganisms if not processed effectively. Infections caused by soiled linens are most commonly viral […]

Reflections on the Clinician-Supply Chain Relationship Through the Lens of Crisis

by Daria Byrne, Chief Strategy Officer, CSI and Steve Kiewiet, Chief Commercial Officer, Intalere The paramount focus on the relationship between the clinician and the supply chain has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is so much to be learned from what we are dealing with in terms of improving processes impacting […]

Guidelines for Vetting Alternate PPE Suppliers and Navigating the Gray Market

By Dan Wayman, Senior Director, Clinical Category Strategy and Becky Lowe, Category Lead, Intalere Many counterfeit products are being offered in response to the demand generated by the COVID-19 epidemic. It is important to be diligent in reviewing the viability of the suppliers and their products to avoid unnecessary risk. In response to the number […]

Leveraging Automation to Ease COVID-19 Challenges

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere The COVID-19 crisis is challenging acute facilities, taxing resources, depleting supply chains and straining clinicians as they care for patients affected by the virus. Rightly so, the focus has been on caring for patients, protecting clinicians and acquiring needed supplies. Unfortunately, a financial challenge is emerging. Hospitals […]

Addressing Cash Flow Concerns During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Donna Showers, Solutions Sales Executive, Intalere The current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting healthcare provider organizations in many ways. One that will resonate currently and after the medical emergency has passed is in the area of cash flow. There is a growing concern in the industry about increased Accounts Receivable (AR) due to administrative staffing […]

Creating Connection During COVID-19 – Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities

By Courtney Rahm, Specialist, Strategic Programs, Intalere  Activities that stimulate the mind, encourage socialization and give residents something to look forward to are vital to enhancing quality of life.  With the restrictions to visiting and physical distancing brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, senior living communities are even further challenged to keep residents active and engaged.   Below are several suggestions we have complied that […]