If two things are mutually exclusive, they are separate and very different from each other. Obviously, you might think that cost and quality fit this definition. Yet, cost and quality can be compatible when a [...]
by James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, CVAHP, Value Analysis Program Director, UW Health, WI Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of mentoring in Value Analysis. It’s certainly an important tool in the development of most occupations. [...]
“If you think (VA) training is expensive, just think of the cost of not training (your value analysis team)” Zig Ziglar If you discovered that your stock broker, financial advisor or banker, who invests your [...]
by Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions – www.SVAHSolutions.com How to be Everywhere in Your Supply Chain at Once! When we are reviewing clinical supply utilization reports for client hospitals throughout the country, I always [...]
August 11, 2018Comments Off on The State of Value Analysis Training in Healthcare
“If you think (VA) training is expensive, just think of the cost of not training (your value analysis team)” Zig Ziglar If you discovered that your stock broker, financial advisor or banker, who invests your […]
April 16, 2018Comments Off on Why is Productivity for Your Value Analysis Teams Vital to Your Long Term Success?
Robert T. Yokl Almost every hospital, system, or IDN has value analysis teams, but how productive (i.e., the state of producing savings, quality, or safety improvements) are they? It’s been our experience that most teams […]
April 15, 2018Comments Off on Value Analysis and Utilization Tools: Healthcare Can’t Afford to Not Look at Inappropriate Utilization
Gina Thomas—Chief Development Officer, Lumere The January 13 New York Times article titled “Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?” might seem dramatic, but it’s not an overstatement. If we don’t take a deeper dive into […]
August 15, 2018Comments Off on Featured Articles–Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Management Magazine
Featured Articles Featured Article – Value Analysis Leadership Interview – Matthew Rutberg, Program Manager, Value Analysis at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Featured Article – Gina Thomas, COO – Lumere – Quality and Cost; Why Is This […]
April 16, 2018Comments Off on Hands Down the Best Tool In Healthcare Supply Chain…Continual Benchmarking!
Robert W. Yokl – Sr., VP Operations, SVAH Solutions Benchmarking is nothing new to the healthcare supply chain and clearly you are thinking right now that, “We Benchmark at Our Hospital/System!” So, you know the […]
April 15, 2018Comments Off on Rewind Then Fast Forward to the Next Big Supply Chain Savings
Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Revelations Eight Years Out from Our Publishing of “Healthcare Supply Utilization Revolution – The Future of Supply Chain Expense Management” Eight years ago, we self-published and distributed our free book, […]
Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions One of my company’s most popular podcasts over the past 11 years is “It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built His Ark.” Whether you are a believer of this […]
July 27, 2017Comments Off on Why You Need to Stop Wasting Time and Money by Starting a Successful Supply Utilization Management Program Now
Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Do you believe that Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) save big dollars for hospitals, systems, and IDNs across the country? That is a crazy question to ask but believe […]
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