Tag: "best practices"

How to Integrate Utilization into Your Hospital's Contracting and Price Processes

How to Integrate Utilization into Your Hospital’s Contracting and Price Processes

Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions What if you knew that your overall supply utilization (total cost per operating metric) was at best practice levels for the commodity and/or product group you are about to enter into contract negotiations on. Would this change your mindset on how you go about negotiating the terms of […]

Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine Summer Fall Issue Available Online

Summer/Fall 2015 Issue Published – Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine

Leading Cost and Quality Strategies for the Healthcare Supply Chain The Latest Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine is now available online View the Issue here     Inside this Issue FEATURED ARTICLE: A Collaborative VA Approach to Solving a Big Problem by James Russell, RN-BC VALUE ANALYSIS ADVISORS: Are Your Suppliers […]

How to Become Best-of-the-Best in Everything You Do

How to Become Best-of-the-Best in Everything You Do

Understanding your healthcare organization and that of your competitors How do you know if your people, products, and processes are world class or just so-so? How do you know if there is more savings available in your supply chain expenses? How do you know when you have squeezed the last dollar out of a specific supply […]

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 […]

AHVAP Perspective

AHVAP Perspective

Nila Getter, 2012/2013 President Dee Donatelli, 2013/2014 President AHVAP Editor’s Note: We would like to offer a very special welcome to our first AHVAP Perspective Column in Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine. Our ongoing goal with AHVAP is to bring a higher level of recognition to value analysis in our industry while continuing to bring educational […]

The Future of Benchmarking

The Future of Benchmarking

Elevate your benchmarking for greater accuracy, reliability, and insight A recent survey by CAPS Research (co-sponsored by Arizona State University) of supply chain leaders indicated that there is a shift in benchmarking for greater accuracy, reliability, and insight because: (1) Analysis and summary of important metrics is regularly pulled up the hierarchical structure for review […]

Your Next Generation of Supply Value Analysis Savings

Your Next Generation of Supply Value Analysis Savings

Your Next Generation of Supply Value Analysis Savings – Quality Tools, Best Practices, Benchmarks and More! Discover the Hundreds of Leading Edge Strategies, Tools, and Resources That Are Successfully Employed at SVAH Client Hospitals Throughout the Country Why a Savings Toolbox Now? Realizing that the Supply Chain World, and more specifically, the Value Analysis World, is […]

Turning Utilization Best Practices Into a Major Advantage

Turning Utilization Best Practices Into a Major Advantage

Why best practices need to be understood and investigated

While presenting a supply utilization savings

Benchmarking Still Drives Savings

Benchmarking Still Drives Savings

Industry embraced a simple idea in the 1980s. The idea was that it was possible to search for the best practices that will lead to superior performance by comparing cost, time or quality of one organization to another. This process is called benchmarking and it has been immensely successful in all industries—including healthcare — for […]

Introducing the Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

Introducing the Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

From the Publisher's Desk Is Value Analysis a Fad or a Force in Healthcare? If you have worked in healthcare for any period of time, then you have heard of the term value analysis. It has become shorthand for savings and quality improvement at most hospitals, systems and IDNs, but is it a fad or a […]

Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

Look What We Have Done Now! Yes, we have started a new magazine about value analysis!! Why? Because we feel that value analysis is going to become an even more important component of the financial and quality success of healthcare organizations throughout the country. Our goal with this magazine is to provide our readers with […]