Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Kingston HealthCare Company – Improved Employee Safety and Reduced Workers’ Compensation Expenses

ISSUE Kingston HealthCare Company’s OSHA rate of employee injury in 2014 and 2015 was 7.7 and 7.6, respectively. This was higher than the 6.8 national incidence rate for the industry published by the Department of Labor. SOLUTION After an analysis of the workplace injuries recorded, it was discovered that all injured employees were sent to […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Brookmeade Culinary Arts Exploration

ISSUE The Community at Brookmeade perpetually strives to ensure its residents’ quality of life. It offers many programs that foster self-expression and the restoration, maintenance and progression of residents’ abilities. Through social interaction and fostering latent communication skills, the diagnoses of Dementia and chronic illness are effectively and skillfully addressed with the implementation of its […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance – NEST Program

ISSUE Southeastern North Carolina has some of the highest rates of infant mortality, averaging an 8.5 rate compared to the state’s rate of 7.1 (2014). The state itself ranks 42nd in mortality rate nationally. SOLUTION Through a collaborative effort between Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance (CCHA), its member hospitals and Coastal Carolina Neonatology, the NEST Program […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-University of Vermont Health Network-Pricing and Efficacy Tool for Value-Based Product Selections

ISSUE University of Vermont Health Network wanted greater collaboration between clinicians and Supply Chain when making value-based product selections. SOLUTION University of Vermont Health Network addressed this issue by engaging with a technology and negotiation company to develop a mobile device application for physicians to view comparable cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device costs and features. […]

Patient Outmigration: Keys to Explore

By Steven Dunn, Sales Director, DataBay Resources While healthcare continues its shift from volume-based care to a value-based model, hospital executives still need to focus on patient retention. If a patient lives in the hospital’s primary service area, but leaves to receive treatment elsewhere – that’s a problem. As hospitals seek to more tightly integrate […]

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 […]