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How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

How to Keep Everyone Motivated in the Value Analysis Game

Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Let’s face it, we need everyone involved in our value analysis program to stay positive, stay the course, and, most importantly, stay motivated to keep working in the program. This is a challenge for many value analysis professionals who are leading and facilitating their healthcare organization’s value analysis program. Most […]

Find Champions Who Will Guarantee Your VA Team’s Success

Find Champions Who Will Guarantee Your VA Team’s Success

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions There is one common thread that I have observed with ultra-successful value analysis teams; they all have champions – at the highest level – to challenge, motivate, and fight for them through the good times and bad. Even Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, had a champion (his boss) […]

The Value Analysis Job Plan

The Value Analysis Job Plan

Robert T. Yokl, President/CEO, SVAH Solutions One of the missing elements in most healthcare organizations’ value analysis methodologies is a value analysis job plan, or as Larry Miles, the father of value analysis, says, “A system for use when better than normal results are needed.” This would be the system that each of your value analysis project […]

Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Magazine

Now Published- Winter 2016 Issue – Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Magazine

Leading Cost and Quality Strategies for the Healthcare Supply Chain The Latest Issue of Healthcare Value Analysis and Utilization Management Magazine is now available online View the Issue here   Inside this Issue FEATURED ARTICLE: Physician Preference Item Value Analysis and Standardization Success Through Vendor Partnering by Susan Miller and Megan Bourque CLINICAL VALUE ANALYSIS: […]

Connecting the Dots: Time, Cost, and Quality

Connecting the Dots: Time, Cost, and Quality

It’s important to master all three cost drivers. Value analysis is an interconnected process centering on time, cost, and quality. If you aren’t focusing on all three of these elements with your value analysis program, you aren’t maximizing your outcomes. In this article, we will explore all three elements in detail and why they are […]

Meeting the Challenges of Reform Through a Stronger Value Analysis-Supply Chain Partnership

Meeting the Challenges of Reform Through a Stronger Value Analysis-Supply Chain Partnership

By Michael B. Neely, Senior Vice President, Optimé Supply Chain Healthcare reform has placed providers of care under intense pressure to reduce costs and improve operations. Value Analysis teams and Supply Chain are among the most important players when it comes to improving the efficiency of care. So why are there so many examples of […]

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Value Analysis Leadership Interview

Barbara Strain, Director, Supply Chain Analytics University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA Barbara Strain is a graduate of California State University and one of the founding members, past president and Board Member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals. She is also a frequent contributor to healthcare supply chain magazines on value analysis […]

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 […]

Value Analysis Strategies: Management Connection, Finding a Champion, and Gaining Management Commitment

Value Analysis Strategies: Management Connection, Finding a Champion, and Gaining Management Commitment

Value Analysis Strategies Executive Management Connection Typically, the best champions are your CEO, COO or CFO because of their clout and status in your healthcare organization. If, for some reason, it is impossible to enlist one of these top executives in your campaign, then any vice president can be a strong candidate for sponsoring your […]

Strategic Value Analysis Planning Process

Strategic Value Analysis Planning Process

Value Analysis Strategies The Strategic Value Analysis Planning process provides the vehicle to obtain this ownership. The SVAP begins with an invitation by your champion, or your hospital or system’s executive management team members, to a one-hour orientation meeting as the first of three steps in the buy-in process as delineated below:             Step 1: […]

Strategic Value Analysis Planning: A Three-Phase Process

Strategic Value Analysis Planning: A Three-Phase Process

Strategic Value Analysis Planning: A Three-Phase Process The SVAP starts with evaluating the strengths and weaknesses, or gaps, in your current supply value analysis program strategies and tactics and ends with the development of your Strategic Value Analysis Planning Document that will be used as the blueprint to ensure that your new or refined Supply […]