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? […]
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 […]
Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions “Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.” This quote by Scottish Philosopher, Thomas Carlyle, is at the core of why you need to develop and then revisit your Strategic […]
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 […]
Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions First, I hope all of our readers have a set value analysis process (i.e., defined number of steps to be followed by you or your value analysis team members with their […]
Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions There is one common thread that I have observed with ultra-successful value analysis teams; they all have champions – at the highest level – to challenge, motivate, and fight for […]
David Hinkle, Independent Supply Chain Consultant, Issaquah, Washington When I first started out in supply chain management we didn’t use a lot of metrics to analyze our supply chain expenses. However, we knew if a certain department […]
Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions One of the missing elements in most healthcare organizations’ value analysis methodologies is a value analysis job plan, or as Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, says, “A system for […]
Robert T. Yokl, President, SVAH Solutions We know from experience that any system as a whole is greater than its parts. It’s the same with value analysis (VA) and supply utilization management (SUM) practices. As […]
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 […]
Robert T. Yok, President, SVAH Solutions No longer can value analysis practitioners just evaluate new products for their appropriateness, quality, and their safety features. VA practitioners now need to be more productive in their practices […]