Materials management

9 Reasons for Inefficiencies in Supply Management

by Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions, Intalere In recent blog posts, we discussed the idea of supply utilization management and building a sustainable process to identify gaps in supply chain strategies and create new behaviors that bring savings to your healthcare facility’s bottom line. One area of particular scrutiny is waste in the supply […]

Supply Utilization Management (SUM) – Part 2: What it Takes to Achieve Improvement

By Peter Cayan, Vice President, and Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions In part one of our supply utilization management discussion, we began by defining the concept of supply utilization management and explained how so many aspects beyond initial price affect your true cost. In this post, we’ll review how you can build a culture […]

“Graduating” Through the Levels of Supply Chain Knowledge – Part 2

By Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Medical Surgical Advisory Solutions In our last post, we introduced the idea and value of making supply chain a strategic function of your healthcare organization and shared the idea of a supply chain hierarchy, beginning with some important building blocks. Here, we progress further through the hierarchy, with advanced and […]

“Graduating” Through the Levels of Supply Chain Knowledge – Part 1

By Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Medical Surgical Advisory Solutions Today’s market dynamics have made supply chains extremely complex and planning more difficult. The COVID pandemic has led to an increased focus on the supply chain, which has resulted in healthcare organizations seeing the supply chain in a new light and recognizing the value of making […]

Leveraging Automation to Ease Challenges for ASCs – Part 2

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere In our last post, we introduced the concept of automation for surgery centers and discussed adoption and how automation is helping to transform healthcare. Here we look specifically at the value automation can bring, including some successful use cases, and preview the next frontier in intelligent automation […]

10 Ways Surgery Centers Can Use Technology to Drive Their Supply Chain Strategy

By Erika Johnson, National Director, ASC, Intalere From the apparent to the less obvious, what are 10 ways information technology (IT) can help an ASC or outpatient facility/department improve its supply chain operations? Most simply, software, through even a basic materials management information system (MMIS), can provide benchmarks and goals for organizations to use to […]

Does Your Facility Need to Invest in Ultra-Low Temp Freezers or Cold Storage Supplies for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Michael Gerhardt, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions and Greg Chavez, Senior Advisor, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions, Intalere Among the latest challenges and questions facing many healthcare facilities is the need to assess cold storage resources for a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine. Simply put, at this point, the situation is not clear as to which vaccines will win […]

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 […]