Medical Equipment

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 […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Parkview Health: Single-Use Medical Surgical Equipment Collection And Disposal

Issue Parkview Health generates over 10 tons of medical waste from the operating rooms and inpatient floors of their nine hospitals from single-use surgical and medical equipment. This waste is costly to dispose of and negatively impacts Parkview’s environmental footprint. Solution Utilizing the six sigma DMAIC process, Supply Chain developed a charter to review the […]

COVID-19 Facility Risk Mitigation – Use or Repurposing of Current Space and Additional Mobile Space

By Carleton Knotts, Advisory Specialist, Facility Management, Intalere As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan for a possible second wave, many healthcare facilities are experiencing a surge of patients. Many of these patients should be placed in negative pressure rooms, isolation areas and the ICU. To manage the […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives – Making 3D Mammography Happen at Crossing Rivers Health

ISSUE 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography, the most advanced mammography technology available, was not currently offered in the northeast Iowa or southwest Wisconsin region served by Crossing Rivers Health. SOLUTION Crossing Rivers Health strongly believes residents of rural communities deserve access to the best quality healthcare and technology available, without having to travel long distances. The Crossing […]

Best Practices in Benchmarking Medical Equipment

by Bryan Ramey, Mitchell Planning Associates, and Mike Gerhardt, Senior Director, Facility Management Specialists, Intalere Across every industry, benchmarking is an essential tool to help organizations understand key metrics in determining their position in the marketplace. In today’s healthcare hospital industry, Supply Chain departments are using monthly, quarterly and annual metrics such as the hospital’s […]

Is Buying Refurbished Equipment Right for Your Healthcare Facility?

by Monica Caldwell, Director, Contracting Solutions, Intalere, and David McAndrews, Senior Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Block Imaging With healthcare facilities balancing cost pressures against the need to upgrade equipment and facilities, the use of refurbished healthcare equipment as a low-cost alternative has grown significantly in the past several years. Previously, options for buying refurbished equipment […]

How to Build a Successful Equipment Planning and Procurement Solution for Your Healthcare Facility – Part 1

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction, Capital and Facility Services, Intalere, and Scott Vinson, President, Mitchell Planning Associates Medical equipment is one of the highest costs in healthcare today. It touches nearly every aspect of healthcare: cost, quality, clinical outcomes, innovation and recruitment. Equipment intensive spaces such as lab, pharmacy, emergency, surgery, imaging and intensive […]