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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 […]

Nursing Impact Analysis Program: Raising Up the Voice of Nursing

Nursing Impact Analysis Program: Raising Up the Voice of Nursing

Karen E. Bry, RN, BA, CPHQ, System Director for Nursing Education and Professional Practice, Sinai Health System, Chicago Illinois. Historically the rank and file, front line nursing department staff has had little influence or control over the flow of new products. Decisions are made by purchasing department management in consultation with nursing management. Nursing staff […]

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 […]

Are You Experiencing “Groundhog Day” With Your Hospital’s Value Analysis Committee and Teams?

Are You Experiencing “Groundhog Day” With Your Hospital’s Value Analysis Committee and Teams?

I’m sure you remember the movie with Bill Murray called “Groundhog Day”, where Murray is a TV weatherman who is trapped in a time loop of repeating the same day again and again on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Well, we have seen the same phenomenon with hospital value analysis teams who repeat the same […]

Value Analysis Leadership is the #1 Key Factor to Your Value Analysis Success

Value Analysis Leadership is the #1 Key Factor to Your Value Analysis Success

I have worked as a trainer, coach, and facilitator for healthcare value analysis teams for over 26 years. The one constant I have observed is that the #1 key factor in a value analysis team’s success is their team leadership. I define value analysis team leadership as the team leader, champion, and facilitator. If any […]

Have Complete Control Over All Your Value Analysis Program and VA Team’s Activities

Have Complete Control Over All Your Value Analysis Program and VA Team’s Activities

CliniTracK™ – Another great tool Strategic Value Analysis® in Healthcare offers hospitals and healthcare organizations Requisition Manager: All of your new purchase requests will be completed online, numbered, and then automatically triaged to the appropriate responsible party for action. This eliminates the hassle of dealing with the hundreds of unwieldy and non-uniform (e-mail, fax, and phone) new purchase […]

Value Analysis Team Leadership

Value Analysis Team Leadership

Value Analysis Teams  Value Analysis Team Leadership             While we are all looking for leadership in our value analysis team leaders, what do these characteristics really look like in the real world? I think Dr. David G. Javitch, an organizational psychologist, got it right when he identified these nine basic leadership characteristics that are essential […]

Value Analysis Green Teams: It Isn't Easy Being Green

Value Analysis Green Teams: It Isn’t Easy Being Green

Value Analysis Green Teams It Isn't Easy Being Green 4 Strategies to Better “Green” Your Healthcare Organization Who would have thought that a forty year old song by Kermit the Frog of Muppets fame, “Bein’ Green” would be so relevant to the healthcare supply chain? But given the fast pace of the healthcare supply chain […]