Julius Heil

The Connection and Importance of Being Provider Led – Member Driven

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Intalere recently announced our 11th annual Healthcare Achievement Awards, a program through which we recognize our members for their outstanding and innovative contributions to their patients, communities and business partners in reducing healthcare costs, improving healthcare quality and serving the community.  We also are further recognizing and honoring […]

Peter Cayan

Foodservice and the Healthcare Satisfaction Index – Four Things You Need to Get Right

By Peter Cayan, Vice President Supply Chain and Nutrition Consulting First in a series of periodic blog posts based on the Intalere Illuminated Path Podcast Series Today, foodservice in a hospital is a support service function. Think of it as a hotel. You go to a hotel, you stay at a hotel, the housekeeping and […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View – Antibiotic Stewardship

Issue Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is a pressing public health issue in our country. Many adverse events have been attributed to antibiotic use compromising quality of life and safety of patients. Via a quality assurance process, New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View recognized a large percentage of its residents triggered for antibiotic use. […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – The University of Vermont Medical Center – Cybersecurity, Who’s Protecting Your Patients’ Digital Information? Technical Standards Review and the Role Supply Chain Can Play in Enforcement and Compliance

Issue Many hospitals rely on their suppliers to protect their patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), leaving both the hospital and their patients vulnerable to hackers, HIPAA violations and unplanned outages due to incompatible and outdated technologies. Solution To take the responsibility for protecting patient data out of the hands of their suppliers, The University of […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Summit Pacific Medical Center-Supply Chain Transformation

Issue The Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) materials management department needed to shift from a manual procurement-focused ticket system to an inventory-based, data-driven, end-to-end supply chain model to provide enhanced support and value to SPMC clinical areas. Solution By the end of 2017, the SPMC materials management team had succeeded in expanding and improving inventory […]

Deliver Value to the Customer and the Community

by Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere As in any consumer transaction, customers must feel that they have received proper value from their medical care provider. But as we have touched upon throughout other sections of this briefing, that value must be balanced between cost/quality factors to ensure sustainability for all. All options, including alternative […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Senior Resource Center – Timber Grill Food Trailer Senior Outreach Events

Issue Food programs, such as meal site kitchens, were not readily available to the aging population of the very isolated rural regions of Sawyer County, Wis. Solution Senior Resource Center implemented a pilot project in which a food trailer (named the Timber Grill) would visit isolated rural parts of the county to provide meals and […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic

By Julius Heil, Intalere President and CEO Most healthcare executives, even five years ago, could not have foreseen the devastating impact the opioid epidemic would have on the healthcare system and the country as a whole. On a personal level, almost everyone has been touched in some way. In terms of healthcare impact, issues around […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Parkview Health – Optimizing Point of Use (POU) Technology

Issue Implementing a Point of Use (POU) inventory management system in the Parkview Health medical surgical areas resulted in scanning compliance of approximately 70%. According to POU vendors, 70% is considered a benchmark, however, with $25 million of chargeable supplies passing through the POU system on an annual basis, settling for the industry standard of […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Manage Social Determinants of Health

by Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere During a recent presentation at Intermountain Healthcare, someone shared the phrase, “ZIP code is more important than genetic code,” when referencing what is now generally known as population health management. Healthcare providers must understand that they need a strategy to solve health problems before they show up in […]