If you have cancelled your value analysis team meetings during the pandemic, you might want to consider resuming them again virtually to build momentum to save money and improve the quality and safety of the products, services, and technologies your healthcare organization is buying. Here are five benefits of doing so:
1. Online VA meetings can be more efficient and effective compared to physical meetings. Physical VA meetings require travel time (even if it is only two floors down), locating an available conference room, and leaving your workplace to meet. Whereas, virtual VA meetings only require a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
2. It allows for connection from anywhere in the world. Most hospitals, urgency centers, surgery centers, and clinics are owned or aligned with a system or IDN that is spread out regionally or even nationally. This makes it almost impossible to regularly meet physically for a VA meeting. On the other hand, virtual VA team meetings are the best way to enable representatives from even remote locations to cost effectively, efficiently, and effortlessly participate in your VA meetings.
3. Virtual VA meetings allow sharing of a broad variety of information in real time with all participants. Information can be shared as text, video, slides, or audio without in depth technical knowledge, because most collaboration tools (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, etc.) are easy to use. In addition, you can easily record your VA meetings for future reference or sharing with the parties unable to attend your VA meeting.
4. Increase in meeting attendance. It isn’t always possible for a VA team member to attend every physical VA meeting. However, very often this same individual can attend a VA virtual meeting at their workstation. It is also a more efficient way to conduct an urgent VA meeting, if required.
5. Increased productivity and efficiency. Virtual VA team meetings can actually be more productive and efficient than physical meetings since attendees must focus on what is being discussed, displayed, and reviewed if they are to be in the moment. The virtual VA meeting structure also leaves little time for small talk, side issues, or cross talking on topics, so it can be even more streamlined than physical meetings.
In today’s changing and chaotic world of healthcare, virtual meetings have many benefits and very few disadvantages. This is especially true with virtual VA teams, since no one has extra time on their work schedule for physical meetings, particularly the clinical members of your VA teams. I would recommend that if you haven’t conducted a virtual VA team meeting, it’s time to schedule one instead of a physical meeting. You will be surprised at the acceptance of your VA team, ease of conducting a virtual meeting, and the benefits of doing so. (Source: www.EZTalks.com)
Note: If you would be interested in a demo of our CliniTrack™ Value Analysis software that can help to streamline your virtual VA meetings, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule it.
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