Supply Utilization Management

Value Analysis and Utilization Tools: Healthcare Can’t Afford to Not Look at Inappropriate Utilization

Gina Thomas—Chief Development Officer, Lumere The January 13 New York Times article titled “Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?” might seem dramatic, but it’s not an overstatement. If we don’t take a deeper dive into […]

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Successful Green Value Analysis

Robert W. Yokl, Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Not that we want to add any more complexity or responsibilities to our busy supply value analysis programs, but one category of purchasing is becoming ever more present […]

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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, […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

Value Analysis Leadership

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Hani Elias, JD, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder of Procured Health Gina Thomas, RN, MBA, Procured Health Chief Development Officer Hani Elias is the CEO and co-founder of Procured Health. Prior to starting Procured, he was a consultant […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

Utilization Management

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 […]