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    That Which We Call Evidence

    James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, CVAHP, Value Analysis Program Director, UW Health, WI In our busy, healthcare focused careers, buzzwords, buzz-phrases, and acronyms seem to come and go: Thinking out of the box; TQM (Total Quality [...]
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    It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built His Ark

    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 [...]
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    Value Analysis Leadership Interview

    Hani Elias, JD, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder of Procured Health Gina Thomas, RN, MBA, Procured Health Chief Development Officer Hani Elias is the CEO and co-founder of Procured Health. Prior to starting Procured, he was a consultant [...]
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    Moving Beyond Standardization and Best Price

    Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Twenty-five or more years ago, hospitals and health systems (that’s all there was at that time) had committees called Standardization Committees that evaluated and approved the new products, services, and technologies for their hospital or [...]

Moving Beyond Standardization and Best Price

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Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Twenty-five or more years ago, hospitals and health systems (that’s all there was at that time) had committees called Standardization Committees that evaluated and approved the new products, services, and technologies for their hospital or […]

Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

Value Analysis

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 […]

Savings and Quality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

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We have all heard the criticism that any value analysis initiative can and will eventually create quality issues for patients, or some variation of this negative comment, many times in our supply chain career. When […]

It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built His Ark

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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 […]

Clinical Supply Utilization Management Isn’t a Sometime Thing

Utilization Management

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions We congratulate the supply chain/value analysis practitioners that are attacking their utilization misalignments (i.e., the wasteful and inefficient consumption, misuse, misapplication, and value mismatches in your supply streams) when […]

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