Healthcare value analysis is a real profession and a lifetime career for those who decide to make it so. Yet, too many value analysis professionals decide to go it alone when they enter this profession. […]
Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President, SVAH Solutions As we enter in the new level of quality and supply chain performance with our value analysis programs, we are now being called upon to do so […]
Robert T. Yokl, President, SVAH Solutions We know from experience that any system as a whole is greater than its parts. It’s the same with value analysis (VA) and supply utilization management (SUM) practices. As […]
Supply Utilization Management: Flavor of the Month Fad or the Next Mission-Critical Cost and Quality Control System?
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 […]
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 […]
Robert T. Yok, President, SVAH Solutions No longer can value analysis practitioners just evaluate new products for their appropriateness, quality, and their safety features. VA practitioners now need to be more productive in their practices […]
James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville “What’s your value analysis onboarding process?” During an interview for a Value Analysis Facilitator (VAF), we had a candidate ask this question. We looked at […]