Tag: "IDNs"

Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

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 stalwart goal of most SVA teams, we must evolve to meet the growing challenges our hospitals, systems, and IDNs face. […]

How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

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 to be successful – a good pipeline. This term is a sales terminology that companies use to predict where their […]

Lack of Training Is Holding Back Big Gains in Value Analysis

Lack of Training Is Holding Back Big Gains in Value Analysis

Training your VA teams is the magic bullet for your VAT’s success. The late Zig Ziglar, great speaker, author, and trainer, once said, “If you think training is costly, just think of the cost of not training someone.” If you buy into this idea, (which we do wholeheartedly) then you should be concerned by the […]

Historical Benchmarks Can Be Even Better Than Good

Historical Benchmarks Can Be Even Better Than Good

Most department heads don’t believe third-party benchmarks. While our firm has over one million supply chain expense comparative benchmarks, more and more we are employing our clients’ own historical benchmarks since they can’t be disputed, discounted or ignored. This is because most hospital department heads and managers don’t believe third party benchmarks, so why not […]

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Dee Donatelli, Sr. Vice President, Provider Services, Hayes, Inc. Dee Donatelli is the current President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Association. She is also a Certified Material Resource Professional, Fellow of the Association of Healthcare Resource Material Management and an active member of AHRM’s Education Committee (HVAM) Could you give us a little […]

Don’t Stop VA Because There Is Resistance

Don’t Stop VA Because There Is Resistance

You must learn to break through barriers and overcome opposition! In each issue of HVAM we will provide our readers with the one basic proven and time-tested tenet of value analysis to assist you to refine, enhance, and advance your value analysis processes. If you have any questions on this lesson, please contact us at […]

The Future of Benchmarking

The Future of Benchmarking

Elevate your benchmarking for greater accuracy, reliability, and insight A recent survey by CAPS Research (co-sponsored by Arizona State University) of supply chain leaders indicated that there is a shift in benchmarking for greater accuracy, reliability, and insight because: (1) Analysis and summary of important metrics is regularly pulled up the hierarchical structure for review […]

Introducing the Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

Introducing the Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

From the Publisher's Desk Is Value Analysis a Fad or a Force in Healthcare? If you have worked in healthcare for any period of time, then you have heard of the term value analysis. It has become shorthand for savings and quality improvement at most hospitals, systems and IDNs, but is it a fad or a […]