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Why You Need to Stop Wasting Time and Money by Starting a Successful Supply Utilization Management Program Now

Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Do you believe that Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) save big dollars for hospitals, systems, and IDNs across the country? That is a crazy question to ask but believe […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

Utilization Management

Supply Utilization Management: Flavor of the Month Fad or the Next Mission-Critical Cost and Quality Control System?

Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President, SVAH Solutions Supply utilization management (SUM) has its origins in the accounting world where it is known as activity-based costing (ABC). The best mainstream adoption of this ABC methodology […]

Value Analysis

PPI: How About Patient Preference Items?

James Russell, RN-BC, Value Analysis Facilitator, UF Health at Jacksonville VCU Health System, Richmond, VA The concept of Physician Preference Items (PPI) has been a mainstay in clinical value analysis for many years.  It has […]

Utilization Management

Broadening Our Perspectives

Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, Strategic Value Analysis in Healthcare This issue, I am writing about what I consider to be one of the most important aspects of the mindset of a value analysis, clinical resource, […]