• Summer 2016 Issue Released Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Management Magazine

    Leading Cost and Quality Strategies for the Healthcare Supply Chain   Just Released – Summer 2016 Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine Check out the great articles by: FEATURED ARTICLE by Tim Hagler – What's Behind a Mature Supply Chain Organization's Operational Excellence and Value Enhancement?…TRAINING UTILIZATION ARTICLE – by Robert W. […]

  • Why Your Previously Successful Value Analysis Team is Now Floundering

    Hani Elias, JD, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder of Procured Health 2016 has been a challenging year for value analysis leaders as they face the reality that value-based care is here. And more importantly, that this new healthcare paradigm doesn’t just require minor adjustments to the way things have always been done. It requires an entirely […]

  • The Value Analysis Job Plan

    Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions One of the missing elements in most healthcare organizations’ value analysis methodologies is a value analysis job plan, or as Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, says, “A system for use when better than normal results are needed.” This would be the system that each of your value analysis project […]

  • How to Integrate Utilization into Your Hospital’s Contracting and Price Processes

    Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions What if you knew that your overall supply utilization (total cost per operating metric) was at best practice levels for the commodity and/or product group you are about to enter into contract negotiations on. Would this change your mindset on how you go about negotiating the terms of […]

  • What’s Behind a Mature Supply Chain Organization’s Operational Excellence and Value Enhancement? Training!

    Timothy Hagler At home in South Carolina we have a saying that is especially poignant when we see one of our good friends hanging out with their old hunting dogs. We say “’tarnt a new trick ‘atwixt ‘em.” While the truism that old dogs aren’t very quick at learning new tricks is fun to say, […]

Knowledge is Power if you Enhance Your Supply Chain Expense Data to Produce Meaningful Metrics

Knowledge is Power if you Enhance Your Supply Chain Expense Data to Produce Meaningful Metrics

Robert T. Yokl Data in and of itself is useless, but if enhanced with clinical, financial and supply chain information to produce meaningful metrics it
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The Best Way to Gain Value Analysis Focus and Performance

The Best Way to Gain Value Analysis Focus and Performance

Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President, SVAH Solutions As we enter in the new level of quality and supply chain performance with our value analysis
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A Blueprint for Greater Performance and Focus In Value Analysis and Supply Utilization Management

A Blueprint for Greater Performance and Focus In Value Analysis and Supply Utilization Management

Robert T. Yokl, President, SVAH Solutions We know from experience that any system as a whole is greater than its parts. It’s the same with
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Supply Utilization Management: Flavor of the Month Fad or the Next Mission-Critical Cost and Quality Control System?

Supply Utilization Management: Flavor of the Month Fad or the Next Mission-Critical Cost and Quality Control System?

Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President, SVAH Solutions Supply utilization management (SUM) has its origins in the accounting world where it is known as activity-based
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  • Value Analysis

  • Why Your Previously Successful Value Analysis Team is Now Floundering

    Why Your Previously Successful Value Analysis Team is Now Floundering

    Hani Elias, JD, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder of Procured Health 2016 has been a challenging year for value analysis leaders as they face the reality that value-based care is here. And more importantly, that this new healthcare paradigm doesn’t just

    Aug 23, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Inspiration, Education, or Sarcasm?

    Inspiration, Education, or Sarcasm?

    James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville Most of us have interesting little quotes attached to our Outlook (or Lotus) auto-signatures. These can be spiritual in nature, thought provoking, or even a little sarcastic. I like the

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  • The Value Analysis Job Plan

    The Value Analysis Job Plan

    Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions One of the missing elements in most healthcare organizations’ value analysis methodologies is a value analysis job plan, or as Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, says, “A system for use when better than normal

    Aug 23, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Interviews

  • Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Beth Potter, RN, CMRP, CVAHP, UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, IA Mary (Beth) Potter is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals. She is also a Certified Material Resource Professional, Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Professional, and

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  • Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Dee Donatelli, Sr. Vice President, Provider Services, Hayes, Inc. Dee Donatelli is the current President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Association. She is also a Certified Material Resource Professional, Fellow of the Association of Healthcare Resource Material Management

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  • Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Barbara Strain, Director, Supply Chain Analytics University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA Barbara Strain is a graduate of California State University and one of the founding members, past president and Board Member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis

    Dec 03, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Positioning Yourself for Value Analysis Success

    Positioning Yourself for Value Analysis Success

    Robert W. Yokl When I first entered the value analysis world 24 years ago, I thought I was at a huge disadvantage by not being a nurse or a clinician. It was a feeling of going to another country and not speaking the language; I did not speak clinical. Mentally, this was very disenchanting but […]

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  • Spring 2016 Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

    Spring 2016 Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

    Articles in this issue: Value Analysis Leadership Interview with Beth Potter, Immediate Past President of AHVAP – This interview focuses on AHVAP's Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Professional Certification program. What is Your Value Analysis Onboarding Process – Clinical Value Analysis Article by James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville   Supply Utilization Management: Flavor […]

    May 02, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Lone Ranger Effect

    The Lone Ranger Effect

    Healthcare value analysis is a real profession and a lifetime career for those who decide to make it so. Yet, too many value analysis professionals decide to go it alone when they enter this profession. Meaning, they have no training, mentoring, or pathway to success to follow in this important field. Too many are “winging […]

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