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 […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Miravida Living – Cycling Without Age

Issue Elders living in long-term care centers are often isolated from the greater community and spend most of their time indoors. Feelings of loneliness and isolation can affect physical and mental health, leading to depression, dementia and an increased risk of mortality. Solution Miravida Living investigated programs addressing isolation and depression that offered opportunities for […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Protect Yourself

by Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere More than 40 percent of data breaches occur in healthcare, so like it or not, cybersecurity is a boardroom issue for healthcare entities. Today’s hacker is not necessarily a brute force person that goes in and actually attacks your system and figures out where it is most vulnerable. […]

Improving Margins Using Service Line Profitability Analysis

By Joe Morrison, Director, Product Management, Intalere Service lines are arguably the most utilized measure within healthcare organizations to quantify the financial health of any health system. While many organizations define their service lines slightly differently, their goal is the same – to improve the health and outcomes of patients while improving efficiencies and reducing the total […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Mankato Surgery Center – Managing the Supply Chain and Inventory Efficiencies

ISSUE Mankato Surgery Center was noticing variables in the year-end physical inventory counting, inconsistencies in product nomenclature, inaccuracies in identifying consignment inventory, and inaccuracies of the physical counts that lead to significant over-valuation of inventory and difficulty in determining profitability. SOLUTION A newly created multi-disciplinary Inventory Efficiency Workgroup identified the general assumptions and developed a […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Leverage Analytics

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere The old saying goes, “you can’t improve what you don’t measure.” Physician engagement is in many ways rooted in data and so is pretty much any process affecting your healthcare facility. I like to say there are two kinds of businesses – those that are gathering and leveraging […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Lexington Clinic – Creating a Preferred Network to Improve Employee Health and the Bottom Line

Issue Rising healthcare costs have led to an environment in which employers, providers and payers are seeking new models of care to maximize quality of care for their employees at the lowest cost. Traditional methods of controlling costs and promoting healthier employees – wellness initiatives like weight loss competitions, fitness trackers and free gym memberships […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Clinician Engagement

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Sustainable success when it comes to supply chain initiatives, or truly any strategic initiative in a healthcare setting, is most likely achieved by involving representatives from all levels – executives, physicians, other clinicians and supply chain management – in the decision-making process. Physician involvement especially is critical for […]