Healthcare Leadership

Saluting Our Members – Dedication, Ingenuity and Passion During a Time of Crisis

By Peter Cayan, Vice President, Advisory Solutions, Intalere We often hear about the theory of disruption in the market, and how it brings rapid, active change – mostly for the better. Nothing in recent history has been as disruptive to both personal and professional life as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. But, as always, healthcare innovators […]

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The Connection and Importance of Being Provider Led – Member Driven

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Intalere recently announced our 11th annual Healthcare Achievement Awards, a program through which we recognize our members for their outstanding and innovative contributions to their patients, communities and business partners in reducing healthcare costs, improving healthcare quality and serving the community.  We also are further recognizing and honoring […]

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 […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic

By Julius Heil, Intalere President and CEO Most healthcare executives, even five years ago, could not have foreseen the devastating impact the opioid epidemic would have on the healthcare system and the country as a whole. On a personal level, almost everyone has been touched in some way. In terms of healthcare impact, issues around […]

Management’s Role in Improving Quality and Producing Safer Outcomes in Healthcare

By Shon Wettstein, Vice President, Business Development, and Stephanie Dorwart, CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting  With today’s advanced technologies, healthcare providers have saved more lives than ever thought possible. Miracles are happening every day. State-of-the-art equipment currently available certainly plays a role, but these miracles are due mainly to the outstanding teams of medical professionals who […]

Lessons from a Rural Healthcare Revival

By Todd Bengtson, Sr. Director, Key Accounts, Intalere Rural healthcare providers today, especially those seeking to maintain some level of independence or autonomy, face very difficult circumstances. According to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), nearly 50 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and close to 300 others are in financial difficulty. There are several […]

Intalere Awards and Compendium Illustrate the Benefits of a Provider-Led Model

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Each year, through the Intalere Healthcare Achievement Awards program, Intalere recognizes its members for their successful initiatives implemented to enhance quality and operations, improve patient satisfaction and increase community awareness and education. For our most recent program, 13 winners were chosen to receive awards for their outstanding initiatives. […]

Rebranding Is Easy When Your Story Is True

By Laurie McGrath, CMO, Intalere I remember early on in my career hearing a presentation from David Aakers, the great brand guru at the time, talk about compelling brand stories. As a marketer, I was forever changed by this presentation. I realized for the first time how incredibly important the ability to deliver the story […]

New Intalere Member Best Practice Compendium Shares “How the Best is Done”

By Brent Johnson, Intalere President and CEO In today’s challenging healthcare environment, providers, both big and small, must continuously find creative ways to improve operations, maintaining high levels of quality care, while simultaneously keeping an eye on the bottom line. Our members continually strive to implement outstanding and innovative solutions in reducing healthcare costs and improving […]

Four Key Components of Successful Process Improvement Programs-Part 2

by John Vinarsky, Vice President, Executive Solutions, Intalere In last week’s post, we looked at the first two components of successful process improvement programs. This week we’ll explore getting started and sustainability and growth.  Getting started In the early parts of any process improvement program, it is important to not be overly aggressive, but to […]