Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Miravida Living – Cycling Without Age

Issue Elders living in long-term care centers are often isolated from the greater community and spend most of their time indoors. Feelings of loneliness and isolation can affect physical and mental health, leading to depression, dementia and an increased risk of mortality. Solution Miravida Living investigated programs addressing isolation and depression that offered opportunities for […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Protect Yourself

by Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere More than 40 percent of data breaches occur in healthcare, so like it or not, cybersecurity is a boardroom issue for healthcare entities. Today’s hacker is not necessarily a brute force person that goes in and actually attacks your system and figures out where it is most vulnerable. […]

Improving Margins Using Service Line Profitability Analysis

By Joe Morrison, Director, Product Management, Intalere Service lines are arguably the most utilized measure within healthcare organizations to quantify the financial health of any health system. While many organizations define their service lines slightly differently, their goal is the same – to improve the health and outcomes of patients while improving efficiencies and reducing the total […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Mankato Surgery Center – Managing the Supply Chain and Inventory Efficiencies

ISSUE Mankato Surgery Center was noticing variables in the year-end physical inventory counting, inconsistencies in product nomenclature, inaccuracies in identifying consignment inventory, and inaccuracies of the physical counts that lead to significant over-valuation of inventory and difficulty in determining profitability. SOLUTION A newly created multi-disciplinary Inventory Efficiency Workgroup identified the general assumptions and developed a […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Leverage Analytics

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere The old saying goes, “you can’t improve what you don’t measure.” Physician engagement is in many ways rooted in data and so is pretty much any process affecting your healthcare facility. I like to say there are two kinds of businesses – those that are gathering and leveraging […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Lexington Clinic – Creating a Preferred Network to Improve Employee Health and the Bottom Line

Issue Rising healthcare costs have led to an environment in which employers, providers and payers are seeking new models of care to maximize quality of care for their employees at the lowest cost. Traditional methods of controlling costs and promoting healthier employees – wellness initiatives like weight loss competitions, fitness trackers and free gym memberships […]

12 Things Healthcare Must Achieve Flash Video Series – Clinician Engagement

By Julius Heil, President and CEO, Intalere Sustainable success when it comes to supply chain initiatives, or truly any strategic initiative in a healthcare setting, is most likely achieved by involving representatives from all levels – executives, physicians, other clinicians and supply chain management – in the decision-making process. Physician involvement especially is critical for […]

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 […]

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 […]