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How Leading Hospitals Gain the Best Value From Optimized Inventory Management and Supply Spend

How the Right Metrics, Combined with the Right Inventory Management Technologies, Ensure Accurate Data Collection and Analytics that Enable Providers to Optimize Their Inventory and Supply Spend: Case Studies from Leading Hospitals Arnold Chazal, CEO, […]

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Evidence Can Be Found from Many Sources with a High or Low Degree of Reliability. Are You Employing the Right Sources?

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions I just reviewed the online poll results on our Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Magazine website that asked the question, “What strategy do you believe is the big savings […]

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That Which We Call Evidence

James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, CVAHP, Value Analysis Program Director, UW Health, WI In our busy, healthcare focused careers, buzzwords, buzz-phrases, and acronyms seem to come and go: Thinking out of the box; TQM (Total Quality […]

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Moving Beyond Standardization and Best Price

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Twenty-five or more years ago, hospitals and health systems (that’s all there was at that time) had committees called Standardization Committees that evaluated and approved the new products, services, and technologies for their hospital or […]

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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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Value Analysis Leadership Interview

James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, CVAHP, Value Analysis Program Director, UW Health, WI James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, CVAHP, is the Value Analysis Program Director at UW Health (the University of Wisconsin). Jim has three decades of nursing […]

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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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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, […]