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12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Measure and Manage Cost and Margin

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Margin compression has wreaked havoc on the bottom line of healthcare providers over the past several years. This is an area where it pays to be more proactive than reactive. Comprehensive cost and quality data are critical to project success. Discussions should start with benchmark data for the […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Smart Growth and New Revenue

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Growth and new revenue opportunities in the future will be driven by “asset light” models and a digital presence as opposed to the old brick and mortar models. This is evidenced as new companies and partnerships slowly delve into the healthcare arena – think Amazon, Uber, etc. Reports […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – The Importance of Scale

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Mega-mergers, coupled with increasingly challenging market forces and an ever-shifting political landscape, have cast a cloud of confusion over where the U.S. healthcare delivery system is heading. The trend is toward larger systems, physician practice consolidation, supplier mergers and acquisitions, insurer M&A and integration, and new, creative partnerships. […]

Introducing the 12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – How Do You Define Disruption?

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Daily news reports and happenings in the healthcare industry reflect what some might call the chaotic healthcare environment – everyone is seeking answers – Washington, private business collaboration, large healthcare provider responses, insurers, pharmacies and other points of care. What remains ever-more evident, is that value-based care will […]

Are You Maximizing the Benefits of Strategic Sourcing?

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Strategic sourcing applies advanced sourcing techniques and drives simplification and standardization of sourced products and services. This strategy should focus on elimination of redundancies, refinement of business processes, ideas for continuous improvement and formalized savings tracking systems. A strong strategic sourcing function offers numerous benefits around lower costs, […]

How to Find Opportunities to Advance Your Supply Chain Organization

By Brent Johnson, President and CEO, Intalere A recent supply chain survey conducted by UPS found that only 18 percent of companies could produce a current supply chain strategy document with a detailed project roadmap. Why? Much of it has to do with the fact that supply chain, especially in the case of healthcare, is […]

Four Key Capabilities for Supply Chain Excellence

By Brent Johnson, President and CEO, Intalere Healthcare entities have long been behind the curve when it comes to supply chain success. But in recent years, I have noticed we are beginning to “turn the corner,” and focusing on equipping our organizations and people with the resources and knowledge to elevate the supply chain as […]

The 12 Fundamental Best Practices of Supply Chain Management (#10-12)

By Brent Johnson, President and CEO, Intalere In my last post of this series, we focus on the final three fundamental supply chain best practices, around internal business costs and processes. Manage inventory – The key to maximizing your strategy should include aspects of inventory control (access), management (establishing par levels, etc.) and integrity (expiration), […]

The 12 Fundamental Best Practices of Supply Chain Management (#7-9)

By Brent Johnson, President and CEO, Intalere In my last post, we covered performance management, establishing a strategic sourcing strategy and managing the total cost of ownership as fundamental best practices of healthcare supply chain management. This week, we’ll move on to some supplier focused best practices and one that focuses on the payment process.  […]

The 12 Fundamental Best Practices of Supply Chain Management (#4-6)

By Brent Johnson, President and CEO, Intalere In my last post, I began highlighting the fundamental best practices of healthcare supply chain management, with the goal of helping you elevate your supply chain operation into a strategic resource. We started with a few building blocks – developing a strategy, aligning the supply chain organization and […]