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Stumbling Around Vs. Targeting Your Clinical Supply Utilization Savings

Stumbling Around Vs. Targeting Your Clinical Supply Utilization Savings

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 was over or under their budget. Yet, there was very little to tell us why this was happening. I’d just get a […]

Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Magazine

JUST PUBLISHED – Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Magazine Volume 3 Issue 1 2015

 Just Published – Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine Volume 3 Issue 1 2015 Click the Magazine Cover to View the issue   FEATURED ARTICLE – A Strategic Approach to Cost Containment in Hospitals How Many C's are in Success?

Who Should Be Your Value Analysis Team Leaders?

Who Should Be Your Value Analysis Team Leaders?

Individuals need to be selected for their expertise and leadership qualities. We are seeing more and more healthcare organizations that are selecting their department heads and managers to lead their value analysis teams. Why? Because these individuals bring the expertise and leadership qualities to maximize your hospital’s value analysis goals and objectives in any given […]

Supply Utilization Myths, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes

Supply Utilization Myths, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes

Why utilization savings are still illusive for most healthcare organizations Although the term utilization management seems to be understood by some supply chain managers and value analysis practitioners, in reality, there are still too many myths, misunderstandings, and mistakes about this new and emerging disciple. They are holding back massive new and better savings for […]

How Often Should Your Value Analysis Teams Meet?

How Often Should Your Value Analysis Teams Meet?

The healthcare industry norm for the frequency of value analysis team meetings seems to be once a month. However, this meeting schedule can cause communication gaps, delays in making important decisions, and eventually loss of interest by team members. It ALL comes down to “out of sight, out of mind” for most team members. Frequency […]

The Final Frontier for Supply Chain Professionals

The Final Frontier for Supply Chain Professionals

The introduction to the wildly popular Star Trek TV series and eleven movies, “Space…The Final Frontier: These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…to boldly go where no man has gone before” has much in common with supply chain management of the 21st century. We as an industry, having conquered the world of price and […]

The Future of Supply Chain Management is All About Utilization: Breakthrough Game-Changing Book Is Yours Free!

The Future of Supply Chain Management is All About Utilization: Breakthrough Game-Changing Book Is Yours Free!

Breakthrough Game-Changing Book Is Yours for Free! The Future of Supply Chain Management is All About Utilization! BECOME A SAVINGS MAGNET Read this book and in a few weeks, save more money than you have in years! Sound unbelievable? Robert T. Yokl and Robert W. Yokl, healthcare’s leading authorities in Supply Utilization Management, have helped […]