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We Don’t Need Everything We Are Buying Now!

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions The fastest, easiest, and most effective way to save money in value analysis is to stop approving so many products for purchase, since your healthcare organization doesn’t need everything […]

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Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Historically, surgical value analysis (SVA) teams focused on evaluating the newest technologies that surgeons and clinical leaders believed would improve patient outcomes for their respective procedures/cases. While this remains a […]

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How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions There are so many different methods, strategies, and configurations of value analysis teams/committees around the country, but there is one underlying element that every team must have in order […]

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Value Analysis and Open Payments

James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville Regular readers of my articles will recognize the term, “Open Payments,” and probably groan with annoyance. If you’ve spent any time with me at a conference, […]

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Inspiration, Education, or Sarcasm?

James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville Most of us have interesting little quotes attached to our Outlook (or Lotus) auto-signatures. These can be spiritual in nature, thought provoking, or even a […]

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The Value Analysis Job Plan

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions One of the missing elements in most healthcare organizations’ value analysis methodologies is a value analysis job plan, or as Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, says, “A system for […]

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The Lone Ranger Effect

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. […]