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Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 5: Illustrating a Strategic, Collaborative Supply Chain Process that Drives Real Results

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere Intalere’s owner, Intermountain Healthcare, has been recognized consistently for being in the Gartner top category for supply chain and now as a masterclass in supply chain. I was extremely excited to join Intalere, bringing a non-healthcare perspective and also tapping into the highest healthcare […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 4: Building Category Councils to Drive Better Sourcing Decisions

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere Along with our suppliers, we have to increase our dialogue with our internal stakeholders to align our strategic objectives across the organization and develop strategies to address that. With that in mind, we’re starting to see a new level of engagement between supply chain […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 3: What Are Some Best Supply Chain Practices From Outside Healthcare?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere An interesting corollary to my experience in other industries is that supply chain has continued to evolve and grow its influence across an organization. When I joined the healthcare industry, I noticed that the primary focus of most supply chain organizations is very much […]

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 […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 1: What’s Forcing the Need for Healthcare Supply Chain to Show Greater Value?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere By the nature of their design and objectives, new payment models really are forcing supply chain to demonstrate that value, and that requires collaboration – with other providers, suppliers and group purchasing entities. We need to understand how healthcare providers can maximize their relationships […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: Are There Really Any Secrets to Success?

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet When it comes to advancing the strategic importance of the healthcare supply chain, what are some of the secrets to success? There’s no one answer and nobody has the playbook. But it can be extremely successful as evidenced by many healthcare organizations across the […]

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 […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Peterson Health – Collaboration With Intalere Results In Significant Savings

Issue Peterson Health was not running its supply chain and materials management functions efficiently, nor were they taking advantage of the benefits offered by their group purchasing organization, Intalere. They needed more products on contract, better pricing on those products and better tracking of contracts. They also needed to analyze their complete product formulary to […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Columbia County Health System – Materials Management Redesign

Issue Materials Management was a forgotten department at Columbia County Health System. There was a problem with inventory “shrinkage,” but the department was so disorganized that it was hard to determine the cause of the issue. The facility utilized four group purchasing organizations (GPOs), however, contact was minimal and benefits were not being realized. Solution […]