In each episode, an Intalere representative hosts a conversation with an industry expert to assist physicians, healthcare executives and materials managers navigate the complexity of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Join us as we decipher governmental rules and regulations and supply chain organization to learn how to better manage challenges, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and ultimately improve patient care.
Ensuring the Resilience of Your Supply Chain – Team, Strategy and Tools
Supply chain resiliency is a term and phrase that has really gained traction over the past several months as we deal with the fallout of the pandemic and seek to apply some lessons and best practices so we can avoid making the same mistakes in the future. In order to make the healthcare supply chain more resilient, we need to identify several components that are vital to its success. In this podcast, Intalere Advisory Specialist leader Tracey Chadwell shares her insights on building a resilient supply chain, and the components to focus on, including building a cross-functional team, implementing the correct strategies and utilizing the tools that can make the supply chain more efficient and effective.
Executive View – Hard Lessons for the Healthcare Supply Chain
Intalere’s Chief Commercial Officer Steve Kiewiet offers a unique and multi-layered perspective, not only as part of a company on the front lines of the healthcare supply chain, but also as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a Board Member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and as just a “student of the game” over 30+ years in healthcare. The podcast discussion covers:
Some of the hard lessons that the healthcare supply chain has had to learn as a result of the pandemic.Key takeaways/top changes the healthcare supply chain needs to make going forward.Tips for readiness and in planning for the future, near and long term.
Executive View – New Alternatives To Enhance Visibility and Accountability in the Healthcare Supply Chain
With more than 20 years’ experience in contracting, procurement and supply chain management, Intalere Chief Operating Officer Todd Larkin is passionate about the value that an integrated supply chain can drive in healthcare, not only for Intalere members, but, more importantly, for their patients. This podcast covers some of the innovative, alternative things being done with all stakeholders to make sure we're meeting providers' supply chain needs now and in the future. Topics include:
Intalere’s involvement as part of an initiative with various stakeholders to drive improved visibility and accountability into the healthcare supply chain.Collaborative processes Larkin and his team have put in place with suppliers to drive better outcomes.Helping providers, particularly in dealing with shortages, finding alternatives and making sure their voices are heard.
Executive View – The New Visibility of the Healthcare Supply Chain
Intalere Chief Executive Officer Julius Heil has worked in virtually every area of the supply chain over 30+ years - in healthcare and outside – locally, nationally and globally in areas including strategy, logistics, distribution and procurement. In this episode, we discuss:
His feelings about the new visibility of the supply chain and how it has emphasized its strategic importance, in healthcare and in general.Some of the things the group purchasing industry and Intalere specifically are doing to help mitigate supply shortages, including some unprecedented cooperation.How the challenges of the pandemic illustrate the importance of the GPO industry and the benefits it can provide.Thoughts on what the next several months will look like and how providers can continue to be vigilant and prepared.
Improve Cash Flow and Margins Through Payments Processing
In looking to cut expenses, improve cash flow and grow margins, one area of relatively “low-hanging fruit” that can be implemented relatively swiftly, and begin to literally pay dividends almost immediately is payments processing. Intalere Senior Vice President of Business Development Shon Wettstein shares how these solutions can lower your overall costs for merchant services and payment processing – while accelerating and simplifying payments so you can focus on patients.
Leveraging Automation to Ease COVID-19 Challenges
As medical and clinical challenges subside over the coming weeks, healthcare organizations will be facing a new normal in terms of financial and operational tasks. This discussion focuses on areas where automation can be used to alleviate challenges across the revenue cycle space related to COVID-19. Chris Schuette, Intalere’s Products Owner of Automation and Business Systems shares how automation alternatives can help deliver direct profitability back into your facility while streamlining workflows and easing the burden on employees.
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