• Just Released – The Latest Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

    View the Issue Online Featured Article – Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important Than Ever Before!  By Robert W. Yokl in Collaboration with AHVAP Leaders, Barbara Strain-Dir. of Value Mgt, University of Virginia Health, Gloria Graham, Clinical Materials Specialist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Wanda Lane-Value Analysis Manager, Regional One Health. Clinical Value Analysis Article – […]

  • How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

    Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Let’s face it, we need everyone involved in our value analysis program to stay positive, stay the course, and, most importantly, stay motivated to keep working in the program. This is a challenge for many value analysis professionals who are leading and facilitating their healthcare organization’s value analysis program. Most […]

  • How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

    Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions There are so many different methods, strategies, and configurations of value analysis teams/committees around the country, but there is one underlying element that every team must have in order to be successful – a good pipeline. This term is a sales terminology that companies use to predict where their […]

  • Supply Chain Education Is Not an Expense. It Is an Investment.

    Michael Bohon, CPSM, C.P.M., CMRP, Managing Director of HealthCare Solutions Bureau In the healthcare environment there are so many opportunities for us to spend money in order to improve our organizations. There are the essentials – staffing, facilities, equipment, supplies, etc., especially those in the diagnostic and treatment areas. Also, we are and have been inundated with new […]

  • Value Analysis and Open Payments

    James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville Regular readers of my articles will recognize the term, “Open Payments,” and probably groan with annoyance. If you’ve spent any time with me at a conference, you’ve heard me bring up the topic ad nauseam (hopefully not literally). I have stated, and I maintain, that this […]

Stumbling Around Vs. Targeting Your Clinical Supply Utilization Savings

Stumbling Around Vs. Targeting Your Clinical Supply Utilization Savings

David Hinkle, Independent Supply Chain Consultant, Issaquah, Washington When I first started out in supply chain management we didn’t use a lot of metrics to analyze
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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
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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
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How to Integrate Utilization into Your Hospital's Contracting and Price Processes

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
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  • Value Analysis

  • How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

    How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

    Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Let’s face it, we need everyone involved in our value analysis program to stay positive, stay the course, and, most importantly, stay motivated to keep working in the program. This is a challenge

    Apr 18, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

    Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

    Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Historically, surgical value analysis (SVA) teams focused on evaluating the newest technologies that surgeons and clinical leaders believed would improve patient outcomes for their respective procedures/cases. While this remains a stalwart goal of most SVA

    Apr 18, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

    How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

    Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions There are so many different methods, strategies, and configurations of value analysis teams/committees around the country, but there is one underlying element that every team must have in order to be successful – a

    Apr 18, 2017 | 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

    Apr 27, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

    Mar 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

  • Find Champions Who Will Guarantee Your VA Team’s Success

    Find Champions Who Will Guarantee Your VA Team’s Success

    Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions There is one common thread that I have observed with ultra-successful value analysis teams; they all have champions – at the highest level – to challenge, motivate, and fight for them through the good times and bad. Even Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, had a champion (his boss) […]

    Apr 18, 2017 | 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 snarky ones the best. I also like those that weave some kind of message that […]

    Aug 23, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post