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COVID-19 Adds Focus To Linen Processing Procedures For Patient/Resident Protection

By Ross Murray, Nutrition/Environmental Services Advisory Specialist, Intalere The risk of HAIs (healthcare-associated infections) has risen to new levels of concern with the current pandemic environment. Contaminated textiles can be a carrier and potentially spread disease through residual body fluids/substances and microorganisms if not processed effectively. Infections caused by soiled linens are most commonly viral […]

Reflections on the Clinician-Supply Chain Relationship Through the Lens of Crisis

by Daria Byrne, Chief Strategy Officer, CSI and Steve Kiewiet, Chief Commercial Officer, Intalere The paramount focus on the relationship between the clinician and the supply chain has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is so much to be learned from what we are dealing with in terms of improving processes impacting […]

Guidelines for Vetting Alternate PPE Suppliers and Navigating the Gray Market

By Dan Wayman, Senior Director, Clinical Category Strategy and Becky Lowe, Category Lead, Intalere Many counterfeit products are being offered in response to the demand generated by the COVID-19 epidemic. It is important to be diligent in reviewing the viability of the suppliers and their products to avoid unnecessary risk. In response to the number […]

Leveraging Automation to Ease COVID-19 Challenges

By John Carmelite, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Intalere The COVID-19 crisis is challenging acute facilities, taxing resources, depleting supply chains and straining clinicians as they care for patients affected by the virus. Rightly so, the focus has been on caring for patients, protecting clinicians and acquiring needed supplies. Unfortunately, a financial challenge is emerging. Hospitals […]

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 […]

Creating Connection During COVID-19 – Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities

By Courtney Rahm, Specialist, Strategic Programs, Intalere  Activities that stimulate the mind, encourage socialization and give residents something to look forward to are vital to enhancing quality of life.  With the restrictions to visiting and physical distancing brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, senior living communities are even further challenged to keep residents active and engaged.   Below are several suggestions we have complied that […]

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 […]

Ventilation Considerations for COVID-19 Surge Conditions

In preparation for the above and more dire situations where existing patient room and treatment area capacity has been exceeded and planning or implementing some type of temporary surge areas is necessary, be sure to consult your facility engineering team or HVAC supplier to best consider ventilation options for triage and treatment spaces. As a […]

Too Good To Be True? How To Spot a Possible Supplier Scam During The COVID-19 Crisis

By Tim Franke, VP, Category Management and Sourcing, Intalere You may have already seen it – a new supplier reaching out with great urgency to offer a limited supply of product. Is this new company legitimate? Is the product good? How can you know if they are a trustworthy source? As Coronavirus continues to spread, […]

Optimize Your HVAC Systems to Reduce Infection Spread Risks

Mike Gerhardt, Intalere Sr. Director, Facility Management Advisory Solutions For my healthcare facility manager colleagues out there, my thoughts are with you, your families and all your co-workers as you brace for the impending Coronavirus patient surge. I know most of you are on top of this, but I thought it may be helpful to compile […]