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Healthcare Value Analysis Mag

Just Released – The Latest Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

View the Issue Online Featured Article – Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important Than Ever Before!  By Robert W. Yokl in Collaboration with AHVAP Leaders, Barbara Strain-Dir. of Value Mgt, University of Virginia Health, Gloria Graham, Clinical Materials Specialist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Wanda Lane-Value Analysis Manager, Regional One Health. Clinical Value Analysis Article – […]

How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Let’s face it, we need everyone involved in our value analysis program to stay positive, stay the course, and, most importantly, stay motivated to keep working in the program. This is a challenge for many value analysis professionals who are leading and facilitating their healthcare organization’s value analysis program. Most […]

Spring 2016 Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

Spring 2016 Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

Articles in this issue: Value Analysis Leadership Interview with Beth Potter, Immediate Past President of AHVAP – This interview focuses on AHVAP's Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Professional Certification program. What is Your Value Analysis Onboarding Process – Clinical Value Analysis Article by James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville   Supply Utilization Management: Flavor […]

A Blueprint for Greater Performance and Focus In Value Analysis and Supply Utilization Management

A Blueprint for Greater Performance and Focus In Value Analysis and Supply Utilization Management

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 standalones, the savings techniques of value analysis and supply utilization management can be very effective, but employed together they can […]

Value Analysis, Collaboration, and an IV Fluid Shortage

Value Analysis, Collaboration, and an IV Fluid Shortage

James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA A robust Value Analysis department will collaborate with many other divisions within a hospital on a routine basis. These can include, but are certainly not limited to: Supply Chain, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Infection Control/Epidemiology, Performance Improvement/Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Decision Support, Information Technology, and of […]

Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Magazine

JUST PUBLISHED – Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Magazine Volume 3 Issue 1 2015

 Just Published – Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine Volume 3 Issue 1 2015 Click the Magazine Cover to View the issue   FEATURED ARTICLE – A Strategic Approach to Cost Containment in Hospitals How Many C's are in Success?

Savings and Quality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Savings and Quality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

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 in fact, value analysis, if performed correctly, can actually improve the quality for your staff and patients. Let us prove […]

Insights Into the Supply Chain Cost Management Model of the Future

Insights Into the Supply Chain Cost Management Model of the Future

Presented by Strategic Value Analysis in Healthcare a Trusted Leader In Supply Chain Expense Management for Over 27 Years          This Webinar is FREE, but the Information is        Priceless!   Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (12 p.m Central, 11 a.m Mountain, 10 a.m. Pacific)   New […]

Keeping Value Analysis Analytics Simple

Keeping Value Analysis Analytics Simple

Less is more when it comes to telling a story with your analytics reports. I cannot tell you how many meetings I go to and make my key points with just one or two slides for an entire spend category of purchase. My customers get it, their senior management gets it, and their doctors get […]

Evidence is One Key to Your Success in Value Analysis

Evidence is One Key to Your Success in Value Analysis

We are a skeptical group in healthcare! This attitude is brought about by the medical and scientific training we have received in our schooling. We are also creatures of habit which is one of the strongest influences on our behavior in and out of the workplace. Therefore, to change our behavior or others’ we need […]

The Future of Supply Chain Expense Management is Now!

The Future of Supply Chain Expense Management is Now!

“Every so often an idea, innovation, invention, and revolution appear in the marketplace that changes the game forever. We call these breakthroughs ‘Game Changers’ or the rules or variations that change the game enough that a new or different game emerges.” Healthcare organizations are now facing big challenges in lower revenues, more patients and value-based […]

How Do You Define Evidence-Based Value Analysis In a World Of Many Truths?

How Do You Define Evidence-Based Value Analysis In a World Of Many Truths?

Let the facts correlate with your own experience and observations. Evidence-Based Value Analysis is a hot topic in supply chain circles, but what does it really mean? Generally, evidence means facts or information indicating that a belief is true or valid. The key word here is “facts” or proof that is reliable! Otherwise, why would […]

Isn’t It Time We Let Employees and Staff Know How Much of Your Hospital’s Money They Are Wasting?

Isn’t It Time We Let Employees and Staff Know How Much of Your Hospital’s Money They Are Wasting?

No one at your healthcare organization will admit that they are wasting money, but that’s just what happens every day of every week of the year. When we try to do something about it, we hear the following excuses: “We can’t make changes that will risk patients’ lives.” “We have been doing it this way for […]

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