Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 3: What Are Some Best Supply Chain Practices From Outside Healthcare?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere An interesting corollary to my experience in other industries is that supply chain has continued to evolve and grow its influence across an organization. When I joined the healthcare industry, I noticed that the primary focus of most supply chain organizations is very much […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 2- What Are the Critical Pieces of Building More Strategic Supplier Relationships?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere A critical piece of this new engagement model is sharing information and insights across the supply chain. That’s always been a sensitive topic between providers and suppliers. The lack of sharing, based on a traditional lack of trust and transparency, is perhaps an artifact […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 1: What’s Forcing the Need for Healthcare Supply Chain to Show Greater Value?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere By the nature of their design and objectives, new payment models really are forcing supply chain to demonstrate that value, and that requires collaboration – with other providers, suppliers and group purchasing entities. We need to understand how healthcare providers can maximize their relationships […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: Are There Really Any Secrets to Success?

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet When it comes to advancing the strategic importance of the healthcare supply chain, what are some of the secrets to success? There’s no one answer and nobody has the playbook. But it can be extremely successful as evidenced by many healthcare organizations across the […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: The Necessary Skill Set

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet Throughout my career, I have been a passionate advocate about the C-level strategic value that supply chain leaders can bring to their organizations. In that vein, what are some of the strategic operational areas that supply chain professionals can spend a little bit more […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: Collaborating, “Letting Go” and Doing the Tough Work to Advance the Process

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet On the cost management side of the healthcare supply chain, studies show that billions of dollars in the entire industry are spent on products that never get used in the actual delivery of care for a variety of reasons including inventory management, consumption management […]

Payment Processing Optimization Can Be a Vital Part of Economic Recovery for Healthcare Providers Post COVID-19

By Shon Wettstein, SVP, Business Development, Intalere, and Dottie Ford, Executive Client Manager and Tim Heasley, Sr. Manager, Direct Sales, Priority Payment Systems As the medical emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside, healthcare providers will be faced with the harsh economic realities of the continuing fallout. Struggling to rebuild their operations, drive revenue […]

The Importance of an Emergency Supply Chain Audit Plan

By Missy Hill, Med Surg Advisory Specialist, Intalere Among the innumerable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a focus on the importance of the supply chain in general and the healthcare supply chain in particular. What many organizations have found is that the cost of not being prepared is extremely high and severely affects […]

Potential Alternative Solutions to PPE Shortages

By Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions; Dan Wayman, Senior Director, Clinical Category Strategy; and Becky Lowe, Category Lead, Intalere Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages has been the lead story around the supply market during this pandemic, which has now manifested as significant pricing pressure on select PPE product lines. We are anticipating price inflation […]

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Part 2: Backup and Recovery and Cyber Insurance

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. In our previous post, […]