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The Myth About Standardization

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions Standardization Vs. Customization Conventional thinking would tell you that standardization is a good thing because it cuts down on variation and creates economy of scale, thereby enabling a buyer […]

Supply Chain

Nursing and Supply Chain Partnership to Reduce Variation in Urology Catheter Management at Sanford Health

Diana Berkland, PhD, RN—Vice President, Nursing & Clinical Services, Sanford Health; Erica DeBoer, MA, RN, CCRN-K, CNL- Clinical Nurse Leader, Sanford Health; Tom Harvieux, MSc—Senior Executive Director, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Sanford Health; Andrew Hogan, BSc – Associate […]

Value Analysis

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 […]

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 […]

Cost Management

PPI Value Analysis and Standardization Success Through Vendor Partnering: A Case Study of Hernia Mesh Savings and Quality Improvement at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Miller, Susan G.1 MN, RN, CMRP and Bourque, Megan2 PhD   1Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 2Cornerstone Research Group, Burlington, ON Why Standardization was Important At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJU), reducing supply costs […]