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Nursing and Supply Chain Partnership to Reduce Variation in Urology Catheter Management at Sanford Health: Part II, Sustainability

Erica DeBoer, MA, RN, CCRN-K, Sanford Health Kimberly Alsbrooks, BSN, RN, RT (R), VA-BC, BD Halit O. Yapici, MD, MBA, MPH, Boston Strategic Partners Importance of Urinary Catheter Management and Supply Chain Process  According to […]

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 […]

Supply Chain

But the Healthcare Supply Chain is Different!

Michael Bohon, Managing Director—Healthcare Solutions Bureau How many times have you heard someone say the above statement as to why ideas, concepts and practices from other industries will not work in healthcare? Personally, I cannot […]

Value Analysis

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Value Analysis Selling™ is all about asking the right questions, such as, what are the required functions (primary, secondary and aesthetic) for the product, service or technology under study? […]

Supply Chain Expense Management

Why Validation of Your Savings is Now Mission Critical for All Healthcare Organizations

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions The Healthcare Financial Management Association tells us that that your free-standing hospital, multi-hospital system, or IDN’s payment systems are evolving from fee-for-performance to value-based purchasing, readmission restrictions, and bundled […]

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, […]