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Ensuring the Resilience of Your Supply Chain – Team, Strategy and Tools – Part 1

Excerpts from a Conversation with Intalere Senior Advisory Specialist, Tracey Chadwell Supply chain resiliency is a term and phrase that has really gained traction over the past several months as we deal with the fallout of the pandemic and seek to apply some lessons and best practices so we can avoid making the same mistakes […]

Supply Utilization Management (SUM) – Part 2: What it Takes to Achieve Improvement

By Peter Cayan, Vice President, and Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions In part one of our supply utilization management discussion, we began by defining the concept of supply utilization management and explained how so many aspects beyond initial price affect your true cost. In this post, we’ll review how you can build a culture […]

“Graduating” Through the Levels of Supply Chain Knowledge – Part 2

By Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Medical Surgical Advisory Solutions In our last post, we introduced the idea and value of making supply chain a strategic function of your healthcare organization and shared the idea of a supply chain hierarchy, beginning with some important building blocks. Here, we progress further through the hierarchy, with advanced and […]

Leveraging Automation to Ease Challenges for ASCs – Part 2

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere In our last post, we introduced the concept of automation for surgery centers and discussed adoption and how automation is helping to transform healthcare. Here we look specifically at the value automation can bring, including some successful use cases, and preview the next frontier in intelligent automation […]

Leveraging Automation to Ease Challenges for ASCs – Part 1

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere The data and technology revolution has opened up a significant opportunity for innovation and advancement in many sectors including healthcare. One area of advancement that is ripe with possibilities is the ability to adapt intelligent automation into your processes. For many healthcare organizations, it may seem like […]

10 Ways Surgery Centers Can Use Technology to Drive Their Supply Chain Strategy

By Erika Johnson, National Director, ASC, Intalere From the apparent to the less obvious, what are 10 ways information technology (IT) can help an ASC or outpatient facility/department improve its supply chain operations? Most simply, software, through even a basic materials management information system (MMIS), can provide benchmarks and goals for organizations to use to […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 2- What Are the Critical Pieces of Building More Strategic Supplier Relationships?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere A critical piece of this new engagement model is sharing information and insights across the supply chain. That’s always been a sensitive topic between providers and suppliers. The lack of sharing, based on a traditional lack of trust and transparency, is perhaps an artifact […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: The Necessary Skill Set

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet Throughout my career, I have been a passionate advocate about the C-level strategic value that supply chain leaders can bring to their organizations. In that vein, what are some of the strategic operational areas that supply chain professionals can spend a little bit more […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: Collaborating, “Letting Go” and Doing the Tough Work to Advance the Process

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet On the cost management side of the healthcare supply chain, studies show that billions of dollars in the entire industry are spent on products that never get used in the actual delivery of care for a variety of reasons including inventory management, consumption management […]

Intelligent Automation in Healthcare – Focus on Process

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere In my role leading Intalere’s Intelligent Automation practice I have the privilege of speaking with customers and business partners about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and how it can help them transform their healthcare organization.  RPA is software that mimics the activity of a human being interacting with […]