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Value Analysis and Open Payments

Value Analysis

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, […]

If You Think Training is Costly, Just Think of the Cost of Not Training Your Hospital Value Analysis Teams

Value Analysis

I can’t count the times I have seen hospital value analysis teams waste time, money, and resources because they haven’t received advanced training in value analysis strategies, tactics, and techniques. Instead of taking less than 90-days to […]

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

Utilization Management

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 costing (ABC). The best mainstream adoption of this ABC methodology […]

Rewind Then Fast Forward to the Next Big Supply Chain Savings

Clinical Supply Utilization

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, […]

Why You Need to Stop Wasting Time and Money by Starting a Successful Supply Utilization Management Program Now

Utilization Management

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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Featured Articles August 2021 – Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Management Magazine

Just Released August 2021  Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine Featured Articles Article Title/Link Article By: Link FEATURED – Winning Hospital Value Analysis Strategies for Advanced Wound Care Dr. Rhonda Sullivan, DNP, PhD, MSN, MBA, […]

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There is Nowhere Else to Go for Savings

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions We are hearing the alarm bells going off at hospitals, systems, and IDNs nationwide because they have squeezed just about every dollar out of their GPO contracts, and have […]

RAIN RFID Leads the Way in Achieving Supply Chain Optimization
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Elevating Clinical Outcomes by Solving Common Inventory Pain Points in Hospitals: RAIN RFID Leads the Way in Achieving Supply Chain Optimization

Arnold Chazal, Co-Founder and CEO of VUEMED Dealing with unpredicted stock-outs of needed items or difficulty documenting items? No idea where an item is located or if it’s even available? Unsure which items are about […]

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Why Savings Validation is Mission Critical

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Every value analysis practitioner can tell you that they save money for their healthcare organization, but can they prove it? This is a crucial question since this is what […]

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Back to Basics – Forward to Big Savings

By Robert W. Yokl, Sr. VP, Operations — SVAH Solutions As the major league baseball season has just wrapped up their Spring Training and started their season, this is a good reminder for Value Analysis […]

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Hemostat Product Changeover at Huntsville Health: High-Volume Low-Cost Physician Preference Items Can Lead to Significant Cost Savings

Jackie Kraft, RN, Value Analysis Manager & Clinical Resource Manager, Huntsville Health Gina Holcombe RN, BSN, Director of Surgery Main, Third & GMT, Huntsville Health Halit O. Yapici, MD, MBA, MPH, Senior Consultant, Boston Strategic Partners […]

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February 2021 – Featured Articles – Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

Featured Articles Featured Article – Optimizing Patient Care in the Emergency Department Using a Guidewire-Assisted Intravascular Catheter Approved for Placement in the Internal and External Jugular Veins – Andrew Little, DO, AdventHealth Central Florida, KaiDan Guan, MBDC, BHSc, CRG-EVERSANA […]

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Optimizing Patient Care in the Emergency Department Using a Guidewire-Assisted Intravascular Catheter Approved for Placement in the Internal and External Jugular Veins

Andrew Little, DO, AdventHealth Central Florida KaiDan Guan, MBDC, BHSc, CRG-EVERSANA Canada, Inc. Nicole Ferko, MSc, BSc, CRG-EVERSANA Canada, Inc. Kim Alsbrooks, BSN, RN, RT(R), VA-BC, Becton, Dickinson and Company The Importance of Timely Vascular […]

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Featured Articles November 2020 – Healthcare VA & SUM Magazine

Featured Articles Featured Article – What Value Analysis Leaders Need to Know About Mattress Contamination – Bruce Rippe, Chairman, CEO, Trinity Guardion, Edmond Hooker, MD, Ph.D., Trinity Guardion Managing Editors Note –There is Always a New Way – Robert […]

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Are You Going in the Right Direction with Your Savings?

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and consortiums have been a powerful force in controlling healthcare organizations’ labor and non-labor costs for decades. Yet, no one seems to question whether these […]

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4 Ideas On How to Deal With Radio Silence

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions I bet there isn’t one sales representative that doesn’t deal with radio silence (i.e., customer doesn’t return your calls or e-mails after a presentation or proposal has been delivered) […]

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There is Always a New Way

By Robert W. Yokl, Sr. VP, Operations — SVAH Solutions “There is always a new way: A new way to solve a problem, a new way of climbing the mountain. The ability to identify that […]

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Featured Articles July 2020 – Healthcare VA & SUM Magazine

Featured Articles Featured Article – Utilizing Guidewire Peripheral IV Technology to Improve Care for Patients with Difficult Venous Access at an Acute-Care Hospital – Cheryl Campos, DNP, RN-BC, CEN, CPHQ, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Francie Moehring, PhD, Boston […]

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Utilizing Guidewire Peripheral IV Technology to Improve Care for Patients with Difficult Venous Access at an Acute-Care Hospital

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The Myth About Standardization

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Standardization Vs. Customization Conventional thinking would tell you that standardization is a good thing because it cuts down on variation and creates economy of scale, thereby enabling a buyer […]

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Virtual Value Analysis Team Meetings: 5 Best Practices

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions It is often mentioned in the media that the Covid-19 pandemic will change many practices forever. I tend to agree with them, especially when it comes to virtual value […]

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Thank You! Thank You Thank You!

By Robert W. Yokl, Sr. VP, Supply Chain & Value Analysis — SVAH Solutions I want to thank all our hard working and dedicated physicians, clinicians, support services, supply chain and value analysis professionals in […]

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Get Better and More Sustainable Results

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions It is rare that a value analysis or utilization management savings or quality and safety improvements are sustainable in and of themselves. For them to stick, you need to […]

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Nursing and Supply Chain Partnership to Reduce Variation in Urology Catheter Management at Sanford Health: Part II, Sustainability

Erica DeBoer, MA, RN, CCRN-K, Sanford Health Kimberly Alsbrooks, BSN, RN, RT (R), VA-BC, BD Halit O. Yapici, MD, MBA, MPH, Boston Strategic Partners Importance of Urinary Catheter Management and Supply Chain Process  According to […]