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12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Operate as a System, But Act Small

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere More than sharing a name and a logo, health systems should truly strive to collaborate and get organized. Integration must be more aggressive and forward thinking, aimed at consistency in care, standardization and centralization of data, purchasing and financial systems, and most importantly culture. As a simple, yet […]

Making Your Lab A Profit Center

By Donna Showers, Senior Director, Lab/DI Specialists, Intalere The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA-216) will reduce Medicare laboratory reimbursements by an estimated $670 million this year (2018) and $4 billion over the next 10 years. The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) sued CMS last December over the methodology that was used in determining the cuts […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Copper Ridge Surgery Center – Patient Experience Initiative

Issue In 2016, when CMS announced new ways to measure patient experience, Copper Ridge Surgery Center’s goal was to prepare for the new requirements by taking a close look at each aspect of the patient experience and assess the facility’s readiness to meet those requirements by utilizing people, processes and tools. Solution Copper Ridge Surgery […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Become a Brand

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere A central theme of today’s healthcare is that consumerism is here to stay. Patients are customers, and it is ever more critical to treat the patient, not the condition, and further, to deliver healthcare when and where the consumer wants it. As with other consumer-based retail transactions, brand […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange – CABG Patient Care Intervention for Improved Patient Outcomes

Issue In August 2017, three heart surgeons reached out to Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE) and requested real-time, electronic notifications for their Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) patients that admit to the hospital emergency department to support timely care intervention in an effort to reduce preventable hospital readmissions. Solution CCHIE’s electronic alerting tool, NOTIFY, […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Measure and Manage Cost and Margin

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Margin compression has wreaked havoc on the bottom line of healthcare providers over the past several years. This is an area where it pays to be more proactive than reactive. Comprehensive cost and quality data are critical to project success. Discussions should start with benchmark data for the […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Boston Children’s Hospital – Healthcare-centric Contract Management Comes of Age

Issue Despite holding the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2017-2018 and earning a spot in the ECRI Institute’s 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Awards, Boston Children’s Hospital’s supply chain department recognized that it must find more innovative ways to better manage its multitude of complex, high-dollar contracts. Solution […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Smart Growth and New Revenue

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Growth and new revenue opportunities in the future will be driven by “asset light” models and a digital presence as opposed to the old brick and mortar models. This is evidenced as new companies and partnerships slowly delve into the healthcare arena – think Amazon, Uber, etc. Reports […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – The Importance of Scale

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Mega-mergers, coupled with increasingly challenging market forces and an ever-shifting political landscape, have cast a cloud of confusion over where the U.S. healthcare delivery system is heading. The trend is toward larger systems, physician practice consolidation, supplier mergers and acquisitions, insurer M&A and integration, and new, creative partnerships. […]

Introducing the 12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – How Do You Define Disruption?

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Daily news reports and happenings in the healthcare industry reflect what some might call the chaotic healthcare environment – everyone is seeking answers – Washington, private business collaboration, large healthcare provider responses, insurers, pharmacies and other points of care. What remains ever-more evident, is that value-based care will […]