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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 […]

Broadening Our Perspectives

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, or utilization management professional. This, I believe, is what your perspective or viewpoint is. Back in 2010, I gave a […]

Value Analysis: It’s All About Data

Value Analysis: It’s All About Data

James Russell, RN-BC, MBA, Value Analysis Facilitator VCU Health System, Richmond, VA After price is whittled down as low as it can go, utilization can offer an avenue for cost savings. However, without good data, before and after a project, all you have is an opinion. Often, in the value analysis role, we get zeroed […]