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Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

Why Surgical Value Analysis is More Important than Ever Before

Robert W. Yokl, Senior Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions Historically, surgical value analysis (SVA) teams focused on evaluating the newest technologies that surgeons and clinical leaders believed would improve patient outcomes for their respective procedures/cases. While this remains a stalwart goal of most SVA teams, we must evolve to meet the growing challenges our hospitals, systems, and IDNs face. […]

How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

How is Your Value Analysis Pipeline?

Robert W. Yokl, Sr. Vice President/COO, SVAH Solutions There are so many different methods, strategies, and configurations of value analysis teams/committees around the country, but there is one underlying element that every team must have in order to be successful – a good pipeline. This term is a sales terminology that companies use to predict where their […]

Why Your Previously Successful Value Analysis Team is Now Floundering

Why Your Previously Successful Value Analysis Team is Now Floundering

Hani Elias, JD, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder of Procured Health 2016 has been a challenging year for value analysis leaders as they face the reality that value-based care is here. And more importantly, that this new healthcare paradigm doesn’t just require minor adjustments to the way things have always been done. It requires an entirely […]

Four Essential Productivity Tips for Value  Analysis Practitioners

Four Essential Productivity Tips for Value Analysis Practitioners

Robert T. Yok, President, SVAH Solutions No longer can value analysis practitioners just evaluate new products for their appropriateness, quality, and their safety features. VA practitioners now need to be more productive in their practices since time and resources represent money too and need to be managed effectively. Value Analysis Teams Can Be Very Costly […]

Lack of Training Is Holding Back Big Gains in Value Analysis

Lack of Training Is Holding Back Big Gains in Value Analysis

Training your VA teams is the magic bullet for your VAT’s success. The late Zig Ziglar, great speaker, author, and trainer, once said, “If you think training is costly, just think of the cost of not training someone.” If you buy into this idea, (which we do wholeheartedly) then you should be concerned by the […]

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 […]

How Many VA Teams Do You Need?

How Many VA Teams Do You Need?

At most healthcare organizations, the answer is — less is more! We are often asked how many value analysis teams a healthcare organization should have to ring the towel dry on savings and improve quality and safety. Our answer is always the same; it depends on your hospital, system or IDN’s size, scope, and supply […]

The New Low Hanging Fruit Is Supply Utilization

The New Low Hanging Fruit Is Supply Utilization

Why Aren’t We Jumping On These Juicy Low Hanging Savings Opportunities? Most healthcare organizations are still operating on a VA model that is strictly focused on group purchasing (GPO) for price savings. Most value analysis teams are caught up in making these GPO savings happen along with evaluating their new product requests for their healthcare organization. Now […]

Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

Healthcare Value Analysis Magazine

Look What We Have Done Now! Yes, we have started a new magazine about value analysis!! Why? Because we feel that value analysis is going to become an even more important component of the financial and quality success of healthcare organizations throughout the country. Our goal with this magazine is to provide our readers with […]

Value Analysis Analytics: Change of Mindset

Value Analysis Analytics: Change of Mindset

Value Analysis Analytics Change of Mindset             For decades, supply chain and value analysis professionals have been focusing their savings efforts on reducing their prices and maximizing their standardization of the products, services and technologies they have been buying.  The advent of GPOs has made this chore even easier. Since your GPOs package savings opportunities […]