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April 2020 – Featured Articles – Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

Featured Articles Featured Article – Importance of Urinary Catheter Management and Supply Chain Process – Erica Deboer, MA, NR, CCRN-K, Sanford Health, Kimberly Alsbrooks, BSN, RN, RT (R), VA-BC, BD, Halit O. Yapici, MD, MBA, MPH, Boston […]

Supply Utilization Management

How Triangulating Your Supply Value Analysis Studies Destroys Speculation, Lip Service and All Other Push-Backs You Encounter

By Robert W. Yokl, Sr. VP, Operations — SVAH Solutions I was working with a client’s value analysis team and one of their value analysis project managers came back and reported that after further review […]

Utilization Management

Purchase Cost is the Tip of the Iceberg!

What Happens After the Right Product, at the Right Price, at the Right Time is Delivered to the Right Person? Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions We all assume that when we buy a product, […]

Utilization Management

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 […]

Utilization Management

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 […]

Utilization Management

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 […]