Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions “If You’ve Seen One VA Program, You’ve Seen One VA Program.” James Russell One challenge value analysis practitioners face in 2018 is the nonuniformity of their value analysis programs. [...]
Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Having worked in the healthcare supply chain for over 25 years, I have seen how sales representatives could be viewed as the evil empire but also how they [...]
James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, CVAHP, Value Analysis Program Director, UW Health, WI I have been thinking a lot lately about not only what value analysis is (definition) and how value analysis is done (process), but [...]
Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Not that we want to add any more complexity or responsibilities to our busy supply value analysis programs, but one category of purchasing is becoming ever more present [...]
Gina Thomas, RN, MBA, Procured Health, Chief Development Officer Applying More Agility I wanted to follow up from my last interview and provide some context into clinical decision-making processes aided by Q&A style and a [...]
How the Right Metrics, Combined with the Right Inventory Management Technologies, Ensure Accurate Data Collection and Analytics that Enable Providers to Optimize Their Inventory and Supply Spend: Case Studies from Leading Hospitals Arnold Chazal, CEO, [...]
What’s Worse Than Training Your Workers and VA Teams? I just read a quote, “What’s worse than training your workers and losing them? Not training them and keeping them” by motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, which […]
February 1, 2018Comments Off on If Value Analysis Needs an Overhaul, What Should Clinical Decisions Look Like?
Gina Thomas, RN, MBA, Procured Health, Chief Development Officer Applying More Agility I wanted to follow up from my last interview and provide some context into clinical decision-making processes aided by Q&A style and a […]
September 21, 2015Comments Off on Are Your Suppliers Considered Your Value Analysis Advisors™?
It is our opinion that a wealth of untapped knowledge and expertise exists within your supplier organizations, but isn’t being regularly tapped into by value analysis professionals in a systematic way. If only value analysis […]
Dee Donatelli, RN, BSN, MBA, Sr. Vice President, Provider Services, Hayes, Inc. As clinicians, hospitals, and consumers look ahead to 2014 and the full implementation of healthcare reform, much discussion centers on ways to achieve […]
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 […]
April 18, 2017Comments Off on Clinical Supply Utilization Management Isn’t a Sometime Thing
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 […]
April 18, 2017Comments Off on 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 our supply chain expenses. However, we knew if a certain department […]
August 23, 2016Comments Off on 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 […]
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