Healthcare Supply Chain

Julius Heil

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 […]

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the hospital and their patients vulnerable to hackers, HIPAA violations and unplanned outages due to incompatible and outdated technologies.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 […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Operate as a System, But Act Small

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere More than sharing a name and a logo, health systems should truly strive to collaborate and get organized. Integration must be more aggressive and forward thinking, aimed at consistency in care, standardization and centralization of data, purchasing and financial systems, and most importantly culture. As a simple, yet […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Boston Children’s Hospital – Healthcare-centric Contract Management Comes of Age

Issue Despite holding the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2017-2018 and earning a spot in the ECRI Institute’s 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Awards, Boston Children’s Hospital’s supply chain department recognized that it must find more innovative ways to better manage its multitude of complex, high-dollar contracts. Solution […]

Enhance the Effectiveness of Your Supply Chain with Clean Data

By Shon Wettstein, Vice President of Business Development and Product Management Clean data could be defined as accurate catalog fields that reduce transactional discrepancies, promote in-depth organizational reporting and assist in the implementation of standardized product categories across your enterprise. Clean data is always a work in progress, not just an outcome. So what are […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Supply Cost Efficiencies: How Increasing the Use of Custom Packs Helped WASC

ISSUE Wooster Ambulatory Surgery Center (WASC) was facing many inventory issues: inventory costs out of proportion, inefficient management of the supplies needed and how they are purchased and/or stored and too many miscellaneous items on stock shelves. SOLUTION WASC became a sole-source member of Intalere and began utilizing Intalere supplier contracts to receive the best […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Washington Rural Health Collaborative Achieves Value-Based Readiness and Transformation

ISSUE With CMS and Washington State detailing specific targets for transitioning to value-based payment (VBP), and private payers clearly expressing their intent to accelerate the transition, rural providers must create the infrastructure and culture to manage the transition or run the very real risk of being left behind and compromising access and outcomes for the […]

Aggregating Purchasing and Expertise to Achieve Value – Blackmaple Group

ISSUE Blackmaple Group (BMG) discovered that each member of its client U.S. Women’s Health Alliance (USWHA), an association of 400 OBGYNs, was paying widely variable prices for goods, and each had individual relationships with distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Streamlining would create efficiency, knowledge and value. SOLUTION BMG drove a request for proposal (RFP) […]