Information Technology

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Lompoc Valley Medical Center – Robot on Call – Telemedicine Saving Lives

ISSUE Because the Lompoc Valley does not have a neurologist available around the clock, patients displaying signs of a stroke are often transferred out of town to larger hospitals with more advanced treatment capabilities, delaying potential life-saving care and forcing a patient’s support network to travel to be near the patient. SOLUTION After several months […]

Three Capabilities for Strategic Planning Success, Part 2

By Steven Dunn, Sales Director, DataBay Resources In our previous post, we highlighted the importance of strategic planning in building a sustainable future for healthcare facilities, and highlighted market awareness and the questions you need to answer in beginning to formulate your plans.  Data Access Now you have a list of questions that need answers. […]

Best Practices in Automating Your Accounts Payable Function

By Tom O’Bannon, Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions, Supply Chain Strategies, Intalere Healthcare organizations face a number of challenges associated with accounts payable (AP)…and it’s easy for CFOs to lose sleep at night. Despite the increasing digitization of workflow and systems, the accounts payable process in many healthcare organizations remains mired in paper copies and manual workflow. […]

Four Benefits of Utilizing Procure-to-Pay Best Practices

by Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere The struggle to maintain greater control and compliance on spend – both clinical and non-clinical – coupled with the consistent demand to reduce costs and increase efficiency, can be overcome by consolidating procurement and expense management capabilities. Linking the procurement and accounts payable functions through an […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance-Regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) Improves Quality and Transition of Care throughout North Carolina

ISSUE Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE) is a stakeholder initiative within Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance and includes unaffiliated healthcare entities and providers integrating EMR systems to provide for the exchange of and access to clinical documents in support of improved care transition. SOLUTION Regional strategies have established an environment where data exchange and utilization […]

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 New Economics of Mobile Health

By Kevin Lasser, CEO, JEMS Technology, and Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere The idea of mobile health has been with us since the 1960s and 1970s when NASA began to monitor astronauts’ biometrics remotely and the federal government provided funding for seven telemedicine research and development projects. But, recently, its popularity is […]

The Importance of Healthcare Data Cleansing and Validation

By Scott Mullins, Senior Director, Commercial Applications, Intalere and Executive Director, DataBay Resources Many of the primary trends of the past several years continue to challenge hospitals and health systems. Many providers are continuing to develop and refine their Affordable Care Act (ACA) readiness strategies by exploring a variety of innovative reimbursement models and building […]

The Evolution of Telehealth

by Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere Telehealth continues to be a complex landscape in healthcare. Although technology now provides many intriguing opportunities to advance its delivery, challenges with reimbursement, regulatory compliance, and market uncertainty continue to limit its impact on the ultimate measures of success – better outcomes and lower costs. What […]

Understanding Population Health Management-Part 1

By Anne Mitchell (Anne.Mitchell@amerinet-gpo.com), Senior Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Intalere  Unsustainable costs, combined with widespread care coordination and quality gaps, have led to the inevitable large-scale efforts currently underway to redesign U.S. healthcare delivery systems and how care is funded. The traditional fee-for-service payment system, with its built-in incentives for more care, more testing […]