Member Best Practice Spotlight – Parkview Health – Distribution Center Insourced Outbound Distribution Issue

The Parkview Health Distribution Center decided to move away from its primary inbound vendor, which would also negatively impact access to its outbound transportation vendor. Proposals offered by other vendors to replace the outbound transportation service would result in a cost increase detrimental to the savings to be experienced by the new inbound distribution provider. […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Island Hospital’s Community Mental Health Initiative

ISSUE Washington State has some of the highest rates of mental illness and the lowest rates of access to care in the United States. In fact, Washington State spends 40% less every year on mental health per capita than all other states in the U.S. Island Hospital and the Island Hospital Foundation have taken on […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Special Tree Rehabilitation Center-Creating a ‘Win-Win’ For Patients and Providers through Supply Chain Management

ISSUE In December 2014, the leadership team at Special Tree noted a 12% increase in year-over-year (YOY), 2013 vs. 2014, non-labor spend in spite of working with a group purchasing partner. During the same timeframe, the YOY revenue growth was less than 4%. Special Tree risked a negative impact on staffing levels and an unwanted, […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Fairfield Medical Center – Project Bright

ISSUE Fairfield Medical Center’s (FMC) facilities were out of date and did not provide the resources needed for the latest technology in surgical services, limiting Fairfield’s ability to provide the best quality services for their patients and community. There were also limitations in FMC’s healing environment that dictated the need to improve on patient recovery […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – The Brookmeade Community Arts Initiative: Explorations in Art and the Brookmeade Chorus

ISSUE Finding effective avenues for self-expression and communication is important for every individual, but this is especially so for those living with dementia and chronic illnesses. The Brookmeade Community wanted to find a way to restore residents’ ability to express themselves, increase their self-esteem and improve their quality of life. SOLUTION The CEO/Administrator of The […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Northern Arizona Healthcare/Flagstaff Medical Center-Reduction of Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Previously Identified Malnutrition

ISSUE Malnutrition is a serious issue, with 1 in 3 U.S. hospital patients being affected. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have projected reduced reimbursement for malnutrition readmissions within 30 days of discharge. At Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC), 42% of patients identified at risk for malnutrition were being readmitted within 30 days of […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance-Regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) Improves Quality and Transition of Care throughout North Carolina

ISSUE Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE) is a stakeholder initiative within Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance and includes unaffiliated healthcare entities and providers integrating EMR systems to provide for the exchange of and access to clinical documents in support of improved care transition. SOLUTION Regional strategies have established an environment where data exchange and utilization […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Somerset Hospital – Enjoying Continued Success through Sustainable Labor Management Enhancements

ISSUE Shifting reimbursement practices, decreasing financial margins and the rise in competition from nearby hospitals created challenges for Somerset Hospital. The Executive Leadership Team sought a proactive approach to controlling costs and ensuring future sustainability. SOLUTION Somerset Hospital implemented a customized, three-component process with practical and sustainable financial improvements to address existing financial and operational […]

What’s Your Level of Supply Chain Maturity?

by Lori Pilla, Vice President, Custom Contracting and Supply Chain Consulting Solutions, Intalere The maturity of your supply chain depends on many factors, including size of the organization, class of trade and available resources. The capabilities your organization possesses in terms of tactics, operations and strategy can offer a glimpse into where you are in […]

Intalere Awards and Compendium Illustrate the Benefits of a Provider-Led Model

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Each year, through the Intalere Healthcare Achievement Awards program, Intalere recognizes its members for their successful initiatives implemented to enhance quality and operations, improve patient satisfaction and increase community awareness and education. For our most recent program, 13 winners were chosen to receive awards for their outstanding initiatives. […]