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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? […]

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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 […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

Value Analysis

The Value Analysis Job Plan

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 […]

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The Lone Ranger Effect

Healthcare value analysis is a real profession and a lifetime career for those who decide to make it so. Yet, too many value analysis professionals decide to go it alone when they enter this profession. […]

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 […]