Tag: "cost reduction"

How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

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 to be successful – a good pipeline. This term is a sales terminology that companies use to predict where their […]

A Strategic Approach to Cost Containment  In Hospitals

A Strategic Approach to Cost Containment In Hospitals

How Many C’s Are In Success? Maureen Hazen, RN, MHA, Associate Director, Berkley Research Group’s Healthcare Practice and Robert Andrzejewski, MS, Associate, Berkley Research Group’s Healthcare  In today’s economic environment, hospitals are being forced to make some deep rooted cultural changes to succeed. Leaders take responsibility for the direction of their teams but are also tasked […]

Why Are We Ignoring the Common-Sense Solution?

Why Are We Ignoring the Common-Sense Solution?

Dee Donatelli, RN, BSN, MBA, Sr. Vice President, Provider Services, Hayes, Inc. As clinicians, hospitals, and consumers look ahead to 2014 and the full implementation of healthcare reform, much discussion centers on ways to achieve clinical quality improvements and cost savings. Achieving certain quality measures won’t be easy, but I’m sure we can all agree […]

Use Healthcare Technology to Add More “Value” to Value Analysis

Use Healthcare Technology to Add More “Value” to Value Analysis

Dee Donatelli, RN, BSN, MBA, Sr. Vice President, Provider Services, Hayes, Inc. There are many definitions for value analysis, but I think we could all agree that value analysis in healthcare today is a creative analytical study and evaluation of the function of a product, service, or technology. The objective of any value analysis exercise […]

Value Analysis Green Teams: It Isn't Easy Being Green

Value Analysis Green Teams: It Isn’t Easy Being Green

Value Analysis Green Teams It Isn't Easy Being Green 4 Strategies to Better “Green” Your Healthcare Organization Who would have thought that a forty year old song by Kermit the Frog of Muppets fame, “Bein’ Green” would be so relevant to the healthcare supply chain? But given the fast pace of the healthcare supply chain […]