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 […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – TXJET – An Indiana Donor Network Innovation

Issue In a lifesaving business such as organ donation and transplantation, minutes and hours matter. Often, the recipient of a donor’s organs will be hundreds of miles away from the donor. In 2014, the organ donation and transplantation industry lacked a dedicated air transportation service for lifesaving organs and transplant teams. Solution Indiana Donor Network […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Ellenville Regional Hospital – Managing The Opioid Epidemic: Collaboration Between A Critical Access Hospital And A Federally Qualified Healthcare Center

Issue Quantitative and qualitative analysis of Emergency Department visits at Ellenville Regional Hospital, a critical access hospital, revealed that a significant subpopulation was driving hospital utilization due to chronic pain. These visits often resulted in the administration and/or prescription of opioids. Solution The solution was to reduce the use of opioids as a treatment option […]

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 […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-New York City Health + Hospitals Sea View-Commitment To Resident-Centered Care: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment MOLST Documentation

Issue Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) formulation is the cornerstone of true resident-centered plans of care. This essential document allows practitioners to treat and care for residents according to their own known wishes. Via a quality assurance process, New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View recognized a large percentage of residents lacked this essential […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Lompoc Health – North H Center

Issue Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) was looking to expand its primary care and specialty offerings but had no established building space to do so. At this same time, Sansum Multi-Specialty Clinic made a business decision to close its clinic, threatening local access to primary care for thousands of patients. Solution LVMC coordinated the purchase […]