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Clinical Supply Utilization Management Isn’t a Sometime Thing

Clinical Supply Utilization Management Isn’t a Sometime Thing

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions We congratulate the supply chain/value analysis practitioners that are attacking their utilization misalignments (i.e., the wasteful and inefficient consumption, misuse, misapplication, and value mismatches in your supply streams) when they get time to do so or when they stumble over them.   However, this isn’t giving enough attention to […]

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 […]

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Beth Potter, RN, CMRP, CVAHP, UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, IA Mary (Beth) Potter is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals. She is also a Certified Material Resource Professional, Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Professional, and Director of Clinical Value Analysis and Pharmacy Contracting at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa.​ It […]

Gaining the Next Level

Gaining the Next Level

Tim Ingram, MBA/HCM, CMRP Over the years, we have all experienced many of the mainstream process improvement methodologies, such as, TQM, ISO, Value Analysis, Six Sigma, and the many others that were designed to gain organizational focus. They have all had challenges with their levels of effectiveness. I am a proponent of anything that generates […]

Why You Need to Focus on Supply Utilization Management

Why You Need to Focus on Supply Utilization Management

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, Strategic Value Analysis in Healthcare We know that value analysis practitioners are hungry for big savings to justify their existence in their healthcare organization. Since new GPO contracts and departmental requests usually cost a hospital, system or IDN money, how do value analysis practitioners make this goal happen? Well, the best way that […]

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 […]

Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Magazine

New Name with Same Vision for Savings and Quality

Robert W. Yokl You may have noticed on the cover of this issue that we have expanded the name of Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine to “Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine.” If you are a reader of our past issues you notice that value analysis and utilization management practices intersect in so many ways […]

A Strategic Approach to Cost Containment  In Hospitals

A Strategic Approach to Cost Containment In Hospitals

How Many C’s Are In Success? Maureen Hazen, RN, MHA, Associate Director, Berkley Research Group’s Healthcare Practice and Robert Andrzejewski, MS, Associate, Berkley Research Group’s Healthcare  In today’s economic environment, hospitals are being forced to make some deep rooted cultural changes to succeed. Leaders take responsibility for the direction of their teams but are also tasked […]

Supply LifeCycle Cost Management TM

Supply LifeCycle Cost Management TM

As this issue of HVAM suggests, the new healthcare economy is all about saving time, controlling costs, improving quality, and expanding the scope (population management) of your healthcare organization’s services. It is our opinion that the best way for supply chain professionals to meet these multifaceted challenges is to embrace the concept of Supply LifeCycle […]

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 […]

The Future of Supply Chain Expense Management is Now!

The Future of Supply Chain Expense Management is Now!

“Every so often an idea, innovation, invention, and revolution appear in the marketplace that changes the game forever. We call these breakthroughs ‘Game Changers’ or the rules or variations that change the game enough that a new or different game emerges.” Healthcare organizations are now facing big challenges in lower revenues, more patients and value-based […]

Paradigm Shift - Integrating Utilization Into Our Value Analysis Programs

Paradigm Shift – Integrating Utilization Into Our Value Analysis Programs

I know what you are thinking, “Paradigm shift – really?” The 90’s are calling, Bob, and we want our progressive change phrase back. But all kidding aside, there is a major change happening with our healthcare world and the emphasis on even bigger and bolder savings opportunities are now required.   We have been reading […]

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 […]

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