Category: Utilization

Utilization Is Not a New Concept but How We View and Attack It Is!

Utilization Is Not a New Concept but How We View and Attack It Is!

The other day I was browsing through my copy of the Charles Housley (Bellwether League Honoree 2008) edited book Product Standardization and Evaluation which was published back in 1985. This was a compilation of best practice articles from various healthcare purchasing and materials management leaders at that time. What amazes me with these best practices […]

Utilization = Practice Change

Utilization = Practice Change

James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator VCU Health System, Richmond, VA What do we mean when we talk about Value Analysis projects that focus on utilization? We’re talking about practice change. To a clinician, asking them to change their method of practice can be a bit threatening. “The way they’ve always done it,” has been working […]

Why Do We Continue to Ride an Old Tired Horse?

Why Do We Continue to Ride an Old Tired Horse?

Price Savings Have Diminished by a Shocking 70% to 80% Overall Many of my peers think I am crazy when I make the statement that price savings is fizzling and that the majority of the bonafide big savings opportunities now reside in utilization management of their supplies, services, and technologies we are now negotiating best […]

Are You Focusing on What Matters Most?

Are You Focusing on What Matters Most?

Price and standardization are important up to a point, but if you aren’t focusing your supply chain expense management efforts on utilization management — where it matters most —  you are losing the opportunity to save 7% to 15% on your total spend…period! Slippery Slope We often talk about utilization management in these terms: If […]

Quality Can Sometimes Decrease Quantity

Quality Can Sometimes Decrease Quantity

James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, Value Analysis Facilitator VCU Health System, Richmond, VA Vendors will often make claims on the superiority of their items on the quality front to try to justify the fact that their items cost more than what you’re currently buying. Sometimes they’re even right! It takes a thorough analysis, both before and […]

The Ultimate Supply Chain Radar System!

The Ultimate Supply Chain Radar System!

Missing Utilization Savings Opportunities Can Do Damage to Your Bottom Line if Not Detected!   FINDING THE NEXT LEVEL OF BIG SAVINGS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT WITH THE RIGHT SYSTEM TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR YOU!   LET US SHOW YOU HOW EASY THE NEXT GENERATION OF BIG SAVINGS CAN BE WITH A FREE […]

The New Low Hanging Fruit Is Supply Utilization

The New Low Hanging Fruit Is Supply Utilization

Why Aren’t We Jumping On These Juicy Low Hanging Savings Opportunities? Most healthcare organizations are still operating on a VA model that is strictly focused on group purchasing (GPO) for price savings. Most value analysis teams are caught up in making these GPO savings happen along with evaluating their new product requests for their healthcare organization. Now […]

Utilization Costs are Melting Away Your Bottom Line

Utilization Costs are Melting Away Your Bottom Line

Isn’t It Time That You Stop the Utilization Cost Overruns from Melting Away Your Bottom Line?   Did You Know That Utilization Cost Overruns Can Effect Over 78% of Your Most Important Products, Services, and Technologies and Represent 7% to 15% of Total Supply/Purchase Service Budget?   Find Out How You Can Quickly Stop Your […]

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Utilizer® Dashboard Turning Skeptics into Believers! Even our Utilizer® Dashboard clients were at first skeptics, until they saw the results of their new and better savings opportunities A typical Utilizer® Dashboard client can yield as much as 7% to 15% in supply utilization savings in less than one year! Are you a skeptic or a believer? […]

4 Key Points Supply Chain Managers Should Know About Utilization Management

4 Key Points Supply Chain Managers Should Know About Utilization Management

1. It’s the future of supply chain expense management. Price and standardization have been the primary supply chain cost containment strategies for decades. Now that these sources are waning, there is nowhere else to go for savings other than utilization management. 2. It’s a problem that's bigger than you might think. We estimate that one […]