Monthly Archives: October 2014

Medical/Surgical Supplies and Physician Preference Items – Strategies to Improve Your Program

By Lori Pilla, Vice President, Clinical Advantage and Supply Chain Optimization, Intalere With reimbursement and service line margins shrinking, supply chain managers need proven strategies to cut supply costs, especially in the area of medical surgical supplies, without affecting the quality of care. Nearly half of all med surg supplies used are in the area […]

Member Best Practice Spotlight: Intermountain Healthcare – Category Captainship Provides Strategic Relationship and Benefits for Provider and Supplier

The Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight continues its focus on the supply chain this month. Next up is Intermountain Healthcare’s Category Captainship program. Issue: In today’s dynamic reality of healthcare reform, hospitals are charged more than ever to reduce costs, while simultaneously increasing value and improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. Because every child has individual needs, there is a variety […]

Member Best Practice Spotlight: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Painful Product Conversions? Partner with Nursing for Positive Results

This month, the Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight focuses on the supply chain.  First up is the Dana Farber Cancer Insitute. Issue: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Product Standards team faced recurring challenges when it approved a new product for conversion, because of issues including key nursing contacts not being informed, products not being available at the […]