Process Improvement

Addressing Cash Flow Concerns During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Donna Showers, Solutions Sales Executive, Intalere The current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting healthcare provider organizations in many ways. One that will resonate currently and after the medical emergency has passed is in the area of cash flow. There is a growing concern in the industry about increased Accounts Receivable (AR) due to administrative staffing […]

Tips on Workforce Optimization and Productivity in Times of Crisis

By Stephanie Dorwart, CEO Altius Healthcare and Marshall Busko, Sr Director, Executive Advisory Solutions, Intalere As the crisis around COVID-19 continues to affect every aspect of our daily lives, we are finding that organizations, in healthcare and otherwise, are falling into three categories during this pandemic in terms of Workforce Optimization and Productivity: Frantic and […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Peterson Health – Collaboration With Intalere Results In Significant Savings

Issue Peterson Health was not running its supply chain and materials management functions efficiently, nor were they taking advantage of the benefits offered by their group purchasing organization, Intalere. They needed more products on contract, better pricing on those products and better tracking of contracts. They also needed to analyze their complete product formulary to […]

Intelligent Automation in Healthcare – Focus on Process

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere In my role leading Intalere’s Intelligent Automation practice I have the privilege of speaking with customers and business partners about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and how it can help them transform their healthcare organization.  RPA is software that mimics the activity of a human being interacting with […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Intermountain Healthcare – Center For Value Based Surgery Improves the Physician/SCO Relationship to Allow Operational Improvements

Issue Physicians at Intermountain Healthcare were requesting deviations to contracted items and were sometimes resistant to standards, contracts or reducing variability. Solution Intermountain developed the Center for Value Based Surgery (CVBS), a cross-functional, hyper-focused program that brings the supply chain to the table as an active and engaged partner to surgical supplies decision making. The […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Columbia County Health System – Materials Management Redesign

Issue Materials Management was a forgotten department at Columbia County Health System. There was a problem with inventory “shrinkage,” but the department was so disorganized that it was hard to determine the cause of the issue. The facility utilized four group purchasing organizations (GPOs), however, contact was minimal and benefits were not being realized. Solution […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View – Antibiotic Stewardship

Issue Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is a pressing public health issue in our country. Many adverse events have been attributed to antibiotic use compromising quality of life and safety of patients. Via a quality assurance process, New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View recognized a large percentage of its residents triggered for antibiotic use. […]

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 […]