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 […]

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, […]

Value Analysis

How Many VA Teams Do You Need?

At most healthcare organizations, the answer is — less is more! We are often asked how many value analysis teams a healthcare organization should have to ring the towel dry on savings and improve quality […]

Value Analysis

What You Can’t See Will Hurt You

Most of your new saving opportunities are below the water line. We like to equate supply chain expense savings to an iceberg! Above the waterline are your price and standardization savings, which are easily identified. […]