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2017

  • Top 10 Things I Heard at Federation 2017

  • A Federation attendee shares his takeaways from Federation 2017, including two from Intalere President and CEO Julius Heil.

    March 2017
    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Is Healthcare Experience Overrated in Supply-Chain Hiring?

  • Intalere's President and CEO Julius Heil is featured in this article discussing how it may seem counterintuitive to hire newcomers in a field that's more complicated than ever, but healthcare organizations should consider recruiting supply chain leaders who can apply expertise from other industries.

    February 2017
    Modern Healthcare

  • Regional Purchasing Coalition Profile: Intalere Eastern Alliance

  • Don Smalley-Rader, senior director of strategic alliance solutions for Intalere, shares updates on the Intalere Eastern Alliance.

    January 2017
    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

2016

  • Advice for Benchmarking Your Practice

  • Shannon Wheeler, Intalere director, Supply Chain Consulting Solutions, discusses the best use of benchmarking data for providers.

    November 2016
    Endocrinology Advisor

  • Gartner Announces Rankings of Its 2016 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25--Intermountain Healthcare Takes No. 1 Slot

  • Gartner announced its 2016 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings, and Intermountain Healthcare is ranked as the No. 1 overall healthcare supply chain organization in the U.S.

    November 2016
    Gartner

  • Innovation: When Nothing Else Can Do the Job

  • Intalere’s Tom Wessling, vice president, Contracting Operations, and Lori Pilla, vice president, Custom Contracting and Supply Chain Consulting, speak on innovation and Intalere offerings in this area.

    October 2016
    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Benchmarking Your Practice Means Knowing Your Numbers

  • Shannon Wheeler, Intalere director, Supply Chain Consulting Solutions, shares his insights on how providers can use benchmarking data.

    October 2016
    Renal & Urology News

  • Non-Acute Connections to Acute Care?

  • Randy Piper, vice president, Non-Acute Contracting Solutions, Intalere, shares his insights on non-acute sourcing and supply chain.

    October 2016
    Healthcare Purchasing News

  • Acute Observations about Non-acute Care Sourcing

  • Intalere's Randy Piper, vice president, Non-Acute Contracting Solutions, shares his expertise on non-acute care sourcing.

    October 2016
    Healthcare Purchasing News

  • Intalere Lands HealthCare Partners (a DaVita Medical Group) for GPO and SCM Services

  • Intalere has been chosen as a primary partner for group purchasing and supply chain services by one of the country’s largest operators of medical groups and physician networks, HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group.

    October 2016
    Healthcare Matters

  • Intalere launches cost transparency tool: 5 things to know

  • Intalere launched its OptiPrice Advantage tool which provides facilities with a database of product costs in an attempt to help hospitals save on medical and surgical supply costs.

    Sept. 2016
    Becker's Spine Review

  • Contract performance can be a sourcing spot - Start improvement efforts earlier to engage suppliers, ensure savings

  • Tom Wessling, Intalere Vice President, Contracting Operations, discusses the need for supply chain professionals to utilize suppliers' knowledge and expertise in their strategic planning process.

    August 2016
    Healthcare Purchasing News

  • Intalere Member Recognized for Supply Chain Leadership

  • Kevin Keller, director of materials management for Crystal Run Health, discusses the benefits of strategic collaboration and its importance to the supply chain.

    August 2016
    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • 12 Healthcare Supply Chain Management Apps to Know

  • Intalere Supplier Resources among several supply chain apps to know in Becker’s Hospital Review article.

    August 2016
    Becker's Hospital Review

  • New Beginnings for Intalere

  • Intalere used its inaugural Member Conference this spring to announce the selection of global supply chain and logistics management expert Julius Heil as president and CEO of the organization. 

    August 2016
    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Ten People to Watch: Jim Marziale

  • Jim Marziale, senior vice president of account management, discusses how Intalere is transforming itself into a professional supply chain company, with the mission of elevating the operational health of our members. 

    August 2016
    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Intalere CEO to retire, replaced by longtime supply-chain executive

  • Brent Johnson, CEO of Intalere, will retire next week after almost a year at the helm. Julius Heil, a supply-chain consultant and former executive, will serve as CEO, effective May 23, 2016.

    May 2016
    Modern Healthcare

  • Logistics: The next target in the war on device costs

  • Lori Pilla, vice president of supply chain consulting solutions and custom contracting, discusses why health systems need to start negotiating with manufacturers about taking sterilization costs off the price of PPIs. 

    May 2016
    Modern Healthcare

  • GPOs Generate Energy Savings

  • Mike Reid, vice president of construction, capital and facility services, discusses Intalere's team of facility management specialists who offer guidance and expertise to members to help them reach their energy savings potential.

    March 2016
    Modern Healthcare

  • Going full circle?

  • Brent Johnson, President and CEO, gives a sneak peak of the new Amerinet in this HPN blog which provides a history lesson on the GPO industry.

    January 2016
    Healthcare Purchasing News Blogline

  • Intalere – formerly Amerinet – brings to market plenty of supply chain experience

  • Intalere President and CEO Brent Johnson discusses Intalere's supply chain solutions and its future.

    February 2016
    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Unlocking the Code: Understanding Today's Healthcare Reform Lingo

  • Peter Cayan, Intalere Sr. Director, Nutrition Specialist, reviews key points and concepts of healthcare reform and unravels the proverbial “alphabet soup.”

    January 2016
    SO Connected

  • Amerinet is Now Intalere

  • Amerinet announced a new brand identity, Intalere, and an evolved mission which focuses on elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers by designing tailored, smart solutions that deliver optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes.

    January 2016
    Healthcare Business News

  • Intalere Integrates Old With The New

  • After nearly three decades as AmeriNet and then Amerinet, one of the nation's leading group purchasing organizations yesterday unveiled its brand new identity of Intalere.

    January 2016
    Healthcare Purchasing News
     

  • Amerinet Rebrands as Intalere: 3 Things to Know

  • Brent Johnson, Intalere President and CEO, reviews three things to know about Intalere's new brand identity.

    January 2016
    Becker's Hospital Review

  • Amerinet takes on new name: Intalere

  • Amerinet announced Wednesday that it has a new name as it adds supply chain management and consulting to its group purchasing business.

    January 2016
    Modern Healthcare

2015

  • Intalere, Oceans Healthcare partner to improve supply chain

  • Intalere announces a multiyear agreement with Plano, Texas-based Oceans Healthcare to provide supply chain, clinical and operational services.

    December 2015
    Becker's Hospital CFO

  • Managing Orthopedic Episodes of Care: Intalere Partners with Intralign

  • Intalere and Intralign Health, LLC, a specialty healthcare services provider, announce a three-year agreement that will help Intalere members better control episodes of care – with a focus on orthopedics.
    November 2015
    Healthcare Matters
  • MedAssets deal could pave way for regional and provider-led GPOs

  • Brent Johnson, Intalere president and CEO, discusses how the recent MedAssets acquisition will benefit Intalere and its transition to a professional supply-chain organization.
    November 2015
    Modern Healthcare
  • Surmounting shortages: GPOs work creatively with manufacturers to avert drug shortfalls

  • Intalere’s Gary Freeman, vice president, pharmacy contracting, comments on how GPOs work creatively with manufacturers to avert drug shortfalls.
    October 2015
    Modern Healthcare
  • Supply Chain spanning patient care delivery spectrum

  • Intalere’s Randy Piper, vice president, non-acute contracting, and Frank Gillespie, director, non-acute contracting, discuss how non-acute service lines are drawing operational expertise.
    November 2015
    Healthcare Purchasing News
  • Emergency Epinephrine Syringes in Short Supply

  • Stacey Winston, senior director of pharmacy contracting solutions, discusses the causes and effects of the current epinephrine syringe shortage.
    July 2015
    Modern Healthcare
  • 5 tips to fix ASC supply chain failures

  • Lori Pilla, vice president, Intalere Clinical Advantage and supply chain optimization, discusses five things ASCs should consider implementing to repair supply chain issues.
    April 2015
    Becker's ASC Review
  • 5 Must-Have Resources for Patient Safety in Hospitals

  • Every healthcare organization need supplies and tools to achieve high-quality care, but patient safety resources can be a difficult goal to plan into a hospital budget. Lori Pilla, vice president, Intalere Clinical Advantage and supply chain optimization, discusses the five resources every hospital should have.

    March 2015
    Infection Control Today

  • Out of the Gate

  • In little over a year, the Intalere Eastern Alliance (AEA) has experienced significant savings and standardization among its members. David Hanline, vice chair of AEA and director of ancillary services at OSS Health, talks about what has made AEA so successful.

    February 2015
    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • What to do when your supply chain strategy is failing: 9 warning signs & changes to make

  • Lori Pilla, vice president, Intalere Clinical Advantage and supply chain optimization, discusses why many supply chain strategies fail in ASCs.

    February 2015
    Becker's ASC Review

  • Hospital Water Prices Expected to Continue Ascent

  • Mike Reid, vice president, Intalere construction, capital and facility services, shares his expertise on the causes of the rising cost of water and sewage services in the healthcare industry.

    February 2015
    H&HN

  • 5 important patient safety supplies for hospitals

  • Lori Pilla, vice president, Intalere Clinical Advantage and supply chain optimization, discusses tools, supplies and resources that hospitals need to have to ensure patient safety.

    February 2015
    Becker's Hospital Review

  • Focus on Patient Safety: 5 resources, supplies hospitals are purchasing for patient safety

  • Lori Pilla, vice president, Intalere Clinical Advantage and supply chain optimization, discusses tools, supplies and resources that hospitals need to have to ensure patient safety.

    February 2015
    Advance for Healthcare Executives 

  • 4 key trends from Intalere's inflation rates report for healthcare supplies

  • Intalere released its updated Inflationary Indices for 2015, which include company and industry projections for inflation rates across several categories in 2015.

    February 2015
    Becker's ASC Review

2014

  • When the Walls Come Tumbling Down

  • Frank Gillespie, director, non-acute contracting solutions, discusses the unique challenges posed by product preferences and supplier relationships in the non-acute care market.

    December 2014
    Insurance News Net

  • Seeing the Field

  • Jim Marziale, Intalere’s new vice president, clinical field specialists, believes in the importance of leadership and teamwork. Not surprising. He’s had some great teachers.

    December 2014
    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Reassess waste disposal

  • Mike Reid, vice president, Intalere Choice Energy Solutions, discusses the need for hospitals to talk to their waste-disposal providers about their waste removal methods.

    December 2014

    Fierce Healthcare
  • Reduce Energy Usage

  • Reducing in-hospital energy use can be difficult, but is doable. Mike Reid, vice president, Intalere Choice Energy Solutions, discusses this one area in the Fierce Healthcare special report, 4 ways hospitals can prepare for climate change.

    December 2014
    Fierce Healthcare

  • Hospitals' supply costs rising faster than volume

  • Providers are seeing more newly insured patients who often require a higher level of service, requiring more equipment and technology and driving up supply and labor costs. Read more in this article featuring Lori Pilla, vice president of Intalere Clinical Advantage and Supply Chain Optimization.

    November 2014

    Modern Healthcare
  • Why Buying Refurbished Equipment Makes Sense

  • Monica Caldwell, director, Contracting Solutions, Intalere, and David McAndrews, senior vice president, Imaging Solutions, Block Imaging, discuss the benefits of purchasing refurbished healthcare equipment.

    November 2014

    Health News Digest
  • When the Walls Come Tumbling Down: Non-acute care facilities stretching Supply Chain’s capabilities, mindsets

  • Frank Gillespie, director, non-acute contracting solutions, discusses the unique challenges posed by product preferences and supplier relationships in the non-acute care market.

    October 2014

    Healthcare Purchasing News

  • How to Create a Greener Hospital

  • Being eco-friendly not only protects the environment, but also your wallet. Intalere offers five ways your hospital can go green.

    October 2014

    Health News Digest
  • Go Green: How Your Hospital Can Cut Costs by Embracing the Environment

  • Intalere offers 5 tips to create a greener hospital, allowing facilities to create the best healing environments and cut costs across the board.

    October 2014

    Global Healthcare
  • IV Fluids Shortage Continues in Hospitals

  • Gary Freeman, Intalere vice president of pharmacy, discusses the IV shortage affecting many of our members.

    September 2014

    Health Leaders Media
  • Making Your Supply Chain More Efficient - Controlling Consumables a Quarter of Budget!

  • Barton Schmitz, Intalere vice president of non-acute care and national accounts, shares how long-term care facility leaders can begin to lay the foundation to improve their supply chain.

    September 2014

    About.com  

  • Buying in Bulk, Just in Time Purchasing, Consignment: Which Supply-Ordering Pattern Is Right for Your ASC?

  • Lori Pilla, vice president of Intalere Clinical Advantage and Supply Chain Optimization, provides tips for ASCs on choosing a supply ordering system.

    September 2014

    Becker's ASC Review

  • Successfully Making the Switch to Electronic Medical Records

  • Intalere's Marshall Busko discusses what providers need to know in order to make a successful transition to electronic health records.

    September 2014

    Executive Insight

  • Simple Steps Reduce Food Costs

  • Tom Wessling, Intalere vice president of nutrition and environmental services, discusses ways hospitals can prepare for and adapt to foodservice issues related to severe weather. 

    August 2014

    Healthcare Finance News

  • Intalere Conference Highlights Healthcare Transformations

  • Intalere welcomed members and suppliers to its 2014 Member Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in May to honor their outstanding achievements and provide strategic information to help members achieve success. 

    August 2014

    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Specialty Pharmacy: The Big Picture and Why You Should Care

  • Gary Freeman, vice president, Pharmacy, provides information on specialty pharmaceuticals and what hospitals need to know about bringing specialty pharmacy needs in house.

    July 2014

    HealthNewsDigest.com

  • 'Pivoting' Is a Cliché That Small Businesses Should Think About Anyway

  • Sometimes change is forced on small business owners who have no choice but to react quickly or go under. That was the case for Intalere when its headquarters was hit by a hailstorm that left 10,000 holes and flooded the interior. When employees were unable to work on-site, the business had to go virtual overnight.

    July 2014

    Bloomberg Business Week
  • Top 5: Going Green Means Cost Savings

  • From waste reduction to saving energy, Mike Reid, vice president, Intalere Choice Energy Solutions, discusses green alternatives that are available in virtually all product and service areas.

    July 2014

    Executive Insight
  • Dynatronics Awarded Sole-Source GPO Contract

  • Dynatronics Corporation today announced the signing of an agreement to become a sole-source contract provider of rehabilitation and exercise equipment and supplies to Intalere members.

    June 2014

    The Wall Street Journal

  • 5 Ways Hospitals Can Go Green

  • Mike Reid, vice president of Intalere Choice Energy Solutions, discusses sustainability initiatives that can help hospitals in their efforts to go green while also saving money.

    May 2014

    Fierce Healthcare

  • Making Your Supply Chain More Efficient - Controlling Consumables a Quarter of Budget!

  • Barton Schmitz, Intalere vice president, non-acute, discusses why facilities should consider joining a group purchasing organization to handle contract negotiations and provide tools to monitor price integrity.

    May 2014

    About.com: Assisted Living

  • 8 Strategies for Better Inventory Management

  • Randy Piper, vice president, non-acute contracting, talks about effective inventory management and the eight strategies ASCs should know about.

    April 2014

    Becker's ASC Review

  • Wellness best practices: Healthcare solutions organization practices what it preaches

  • Amy Fields, Chief Human Resources Officer, talks about Intalere's initiatives to promote wellness in the workplace.

    April 2014

    HR.BLR.com

  • Telecommuting Saves Company After Hailstorm

  • Mike Costabile, CFO, tells how Intalere has reduced its office space by 40 percent since an April 2012 hailstorm destroyed its headquarters building.

    March 2014

    CFO Magazine

2013

  • Capital spending expected to be tight in 2013

  • Looking to gain some insight on capital spending in healthcare for 2013, Healthcare Finance News turned to Intalere’s Mike Reid for answers.

    January 2013

    Healthcare Finance News

  • 6 Crucial Steps for ASCs Adopting an EMR

  • Intalere's Marshall Busko provides his expertise regarding six aspects of electronic medical record implementation for ambulatory surgery centers to consider and plan prior to adoption.

    March 2013

    Becker's ASC Review

  • Stuff happens so manage wisely - Supply chain should not dismiss the importance of inventory management

  • Intalere’s Lori Pilla joins other supply chain leaders in sharing inventory management insight in this month’s Healthcare Purchasing News.

    March 2013   |   Article   |   Supplement

    Healthcare Purchasing News

  • How ASCs Can Save With Committed Supply Contracts

  • Randy Piper, Vice President of Non Acute Contracting at Intalere, discusses why it's beneficial for ambulatory surgery centers to participate in a committed contracting program.

    April 2013

    Becker's ASC Review

  • Supply chain is an integral part of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s culture of accountability

  • Intalere and Northern Arizona's unique partnership is highlighted in a Journal of Healthcare Contracting article regarding a culture of accountability.

    April 2013

    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Critical Care–Supply Chain Fusion in High Demand

  • Intalere Senior Director of Contracting Solutions Michelle Combs discusses how critical care–supply chain fusion is in high demand in the Healthcare Purchasing News.

    May 2013

    Healthcare Purchasing News

  • Business Analytics for Healthcare Organizations: Maximize Information While Minimizing Efforts

  • Intalere’s Shannon Wheeler, manager of Pathview Dashboard Clinical Benchmarking and Analytics and Item Enhancement Service, recently gave a presentation titled “Business Analytics: How to Maximize Your Information and Minimize Your Efforts.” In this presentation, he addressed many key issues on benchmarking and applying those numbers to real healthcare situations.

    June 2013

    Becker's ASC Review

  • Modest Start, Big Lead

  • Intalere’s Louisiana Hospital Rural Network shows how smart strategizing has helped one small network grow beyond its expectations in Journal of Healthcare Contracting regional purchasing coalition feature.

    June 2013

    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Come Together

  • June cover story in Journal of Healthcare Contracting asks Intalere’s Lori Pilla and other industry experts can physician-preference vendors come together with supply chain executives and clinicians for the good of the patient?

    June 2013

    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Business Analytics for Healthcare Organizations

  • Intalere’s Shannon Wheeler addresses key issues on benchmarking and applying those numbers to real healthcare situations in his presentation, “Business Analytics: How to Maximize Your Information and Minimize Your Efforts.”

    June 2013

    Becker's ASC Review

  • Ten People to Watch

  • Intalere member, Donna J. Van Vlerah, vice president supply chain, for Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, Ind., is included in the Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s annual listing of the Ten People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting.

    August 2013

    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • Intalere Member Conference

  • Intalere welcomed more than 1,500 healthcare professionals to its 2013 Member Conference in Orlando, Fla., in May. This article provides highlights of the conference.

    August 2013

    Journal of Healthcare Contracting

  • The Best of Both Worlds: 7 Ways to Approach ASC Preference Item Management Without Sacrificing Physician Satisfaction

  • Intalere’s Lori Pilla presents strategies for controlling surgery center preference item costs without losing physicians.

    December 2013

    Becker's ASC Review