Monthly Archives: August 2016

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 […]