Monthly Archives: October 2018

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 […]

Member Best Practice Spotlight – Crystal Run Health – Central Pharmacy Implementation Lowers Costs and Improves Quality

Issue An Intalere Consulting Services Assessment of Crystal Run Health’s entire supply chain processes identified areas of best practices as well as areas that needed improvement, one of which was the method in which pharmaceuticals were supplied to caregivers. The process was very fragmented, undertaken manually, had a high incidence of waste and a duplication […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Operate as a System, But Act Small

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere More than sharing a name and a logo, health systems should truly strive to collaborate and get organized. Integration must be more aggressive and forward thinking, aimed at consistency in care, standardization and centralization of data, purchasing and financial systems, and most importantly culture. As a simple, yet […]

Making Your Lab A Profit Center

By Donna Showers, Senior Director, Lab/DI Specialists, Intalere The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA-216) will reduce Medicare laboratory reimbursements by an estimated $670 million this year (2018) and $4 billion over the next 10 years. The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) sued CMS last December over the methodology that was used in determining the cuts […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Copper Ridge Surgery Center – Patient Experience Initiative

Issue In 2016, when CMS announced new ways to measure patient experience, Copper Ridge Surgery Center’s goal was to prepare for the new requirements by taking a close look at each aspect of the patient experience and assess the facility’s readiness to meet those requirements by utilizing people, processes and tools. Solution Copper Ridge Surgery […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Become a Brand

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere A central theme of today’s healthcare is that consumerism is here to stay. Patients are customers, and it is ever more critical to treat the patient, not the condition, and further, to deliver healthcare when and where the consumer wants it. As with other consumer-based retail transactions, brand […]