Member Best Practice Spotlight – Crystal Run Health – Central Pharmacy Implementation Lowers Costs and Improves Quality

Issue An Intalere Consulting Services Assessment of Crystal Run Health’s entire supply chain processes identified areas of best practices as well as areas that needed improvement, one of which was the method in which pharmaceuticals were supplied to caregivers. The process was very fragmented, undertaken manually, had a high incidence of waste and a duplication […]

Six Steps to Help Prepare for USP Chapter <800> — Handling Hazardous Drugs

by Jeff Bariteau, Pharmacy Clinical Director, Intalere, based on information provided by Patricia Kienle, Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health Oncology practices are most commonly identified as locations where hazardous drugs are routinely used. However, the use of hazardous drugs in non-oncology practices and the increased utilization of oral hazardous drugs is expanding […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Peterson Regional Medical Center – Bridging the Gap During National IV Solution Shortage

ISSUE Peterson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) needed access to IV solutions six months prior to the acquisition of new IV equipment, however, due to a national shortage of IV solutions, PRMC was pressured to commit to a five-year agreement and/or transition all pharmacy business to their current vendor in order to obtain what was needed. […]

Member Best Practice Spotlight: Verde Valley Medical Center – Medication Strategy for Value-Based Performance

As we recognize American Diabetes Month, this week’s blog post looks at how Verde Valley Medical Center initiated a medication compliance program to benefit patients with chronic conditions including diabetes.  Issue Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC’s) performance data identified an opportunity to meet the needs of the diverse local community of Native Americans (Yavapai Apache […]

The Importance of the Pharmacy Profession

By Valerie Bandy, Senior Director, Pharmacy Specialists, Intalere The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, being held Dec. 8-12, is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world with more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals from about 100 countries attending. As we prepare for this meeting, I am reminded of the growth, […]