Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight: Reduction Of Urinary Tract Infections-Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Issue The Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) was noticing increased incidences of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), both newly diagnosed and recurring, in their nursing home residents. Solution A multidisciplinary team initiated the PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) Cycle to determine best practice solutions in order to reduce the occurrences of UTIs. Plan: The team identified risk […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight: Congress Clinic Pharmacy – The First Remote Pharmacy In Arizona

Issue Residents in the remote rural desert area of Arizona did not have convenient pharmacy services available to them. Patients would need to travel 15+ miles one way, wait 30-60 minutes or longer to have their prescription filled, then travel back home 15+ miles. Prescription studies show that only 50-70 prescriptions out of 100 are […]

Does Your Facility Need to Invest in Ultra-Low Temp Freezers or Cold Storage Supplies for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Michael Gerhardt, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions and Greg Chavez, Senior Advisor, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions, Intalere Among the latest challenges and questions facing many healthcare facilities is the need to assess cold storage resources for a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine. Simply put, at this point, the situation is not clear as to which vaccines will win […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Parkview Health: Single-Use Medical Surgical Equipment Collection And Disposal

Issue Parkview Health generates over 10 tons of medical waste from the operating rooms and inpatient floors of their nine hospitals from single-use surgical and medical equipment. This waste is costly to dispose of and negatively impacts Parkview’s environmental footprint. Solution Utilizing the six sigma DMAIC process, Supply Chain developed a charter to review the […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 5: Illustrating a Strategic, Collaborative Supply Chain Process that Drives Real Results

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere Intalere’s owner, Intermountain Healthcare, has been recognized consistently for being in the Gartner top category for supply chain and now as a masterclass in supply chain. I was extremely excited to join Intalere, bringing a non-healthcare perspective and also tapping into the highest healthcare […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 4: Building Category Councils to Drive Better Sourcing Decisions

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere Along with our suppliers, we have to increase our dialogue with our internal stakeholders to align our strategic objectives across the organization and develop strategies to address that. With that in mind, we’re starting to see a new level of engagement between supply chain […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 3: What Are Some Best Supply Chain Practices From Outside Healthcare?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere An interesting corollary to my experience in other industries is that supply chain has continued to evolve and grow its influence across an organization. When I joined the healthcare industry, I noticed that the primary focus of most supply chain organizations is very much […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 2- What Are the Critical Pieces of Building More Strategic Supplier Relationships?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere A critical piece of this new engagement model is sharing information and insights across the supply chain. That’s always been a sensitive topic between providers and suppliers. The lack of sharing, based on a traditional lack of trust and transparency, is perhaps an artifact […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 1: What’s Forcing the Need for Healthcare Supply Chain to Show Greater Value?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere By the nature of their design and objectives, new payment models really are forcing supply chain to demonstrate that value, and that requires collaboration – with other providers, suppliers and group purchasing entities. We need to understand how healthcare providers can maximize their relationships […]

Advancing the Healthcare Supply Chain: Are There Really Any Secrets to Success?

Excerpts from a discussion with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet When it comes to advancing the strategic importance of the healthcare supply chain, what are some of the secrets to success? There’s no one answer and nobody has the playbook. But it can be extremely successful as evidenced by many healthcare organizations across the […]