Best practices

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – The University of Vermont Medical Center – Cybersecurity, Who’s Protecting Your Patients’ Digital Information? Technical Standards Review and the Role Supply Chain Can Play in Enforcement and Compliance

Issue Many hospitals rely on their suppliers to protect their patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), leaving both the hospital and their patients vulnerable to hackers, HIPAA violations and unplanned outages due to incompatible and outdated technologies. Solution To take the responsibility for protecting patient data out of the hands of their suppliers, The University of […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Summit Pacific Medical Center-Supply Chain Transformation

Issue The Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) materials management department needed to shift from a manual procurement-focused ticket system to an inventory-based, data-driven, end-to-end supply chain model to provide enhanced support and value to SPMC clinical areas. Solution By the end of 2017, the SPMC materials management team had succeeded in expanding and improving inventory […]

Deliver Value to the Customer and the Community

by Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere As in any consumer transaction, customers must feel that they have received proper value from their medical care provider. But as we have touched upon throughout other sections of this briefing, that value must be balanced between cost/quality factors to ensure sustainability for all. All options, including alternative […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Senior Resource Center – Timber Grill Food Trailer Senior Outreach Events

Issue Food programs, such as meal site kitchens, were not readily available to the aging population of the very isolated rural regions of Sawyer County, Wis. Solution Senior Resource Center implemented a pilot project in which a food trailer (named the Timber Grill) would visit isolated rural parts of the county to provide meals and […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]