hospital value analysis

The Four Stages of Value Analysis Maturity: Where Do You Fit into this Continuum?

By Robert Yokl | January 22, 2019

By my estimation, healthcare value analysis has a 40-year history in the healthcare industry.  Along the way, hospitals, systems and IDNs have developed, sometimes in a vacuum, their own value analysis model.  Based on our empirical experience, here are the four stages of value analysis maturity and where we see healthcare organizations on this continuum:

Five New Stratagems That Will Transform Your Purchase Service Cost Management Efforts Evermore

By Robert Yokl | January 17, 2019

I think that just about everyone in healthcare supply chain/value analysis management realizes that there are savings in the range…

Four Ways Your Supply Value Analysis Program Needs to Evolve in 2019

By Robert Yokl | January 8, 2019

If your supply value analysis program doesn’t evolve, trust me, it will eventually stagnate.  This is because you can’t be…

Four Reasons Why Your Purchase Service Acquisition Cost is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

By Robert Yokl | December 18, 2018

Supply chain professionals should know by now that managing and controlling their purchase service cost is a best practice. But…

Three Ways That a Strategic Vision Can Make Your Value Analysis Teams Invincible

By Robert Yokl | December 4, 2018

We are always preaching that a Strategic Value Analysis Plan (revised annually) is mission critical to your value analysis program’s…

6 Rules to Ensure Effective and Flawless Value Analysis Team Meetings Every Time

By Robert Yokl | November 6, 2018

Some of the most basic meeting management rules, if  followed, can make your hospital value analysis team meetings run flawlessly.…

3 Advanced Value Analysis Tactics That You Need to Know for Your VA Teams to be Better Than Just Good

By Robert Yokl | October 30, 2018

There are simple low-tech ways for you to raise the bar on your hospital value analysis program and we compiled…

What Happens When the Products, Services and Technologies You Buy Are in The Hands of Your Customers?

By Robert Yokl | October 9, 2018

We all assume that when we buy a product, service or a technology for our customers that it is used…

How to Sell the Concept of Supply Utilization Management to Your Senior Leadership

By Robert Yokl | October 3, 2018

Up until recently, supply expense management was all about best pricing, standardization and compliance to GPO contracts; that’s how supply…

4 Strategic Reasons Why You Need to Lock Down Your Price, Standardization and Value Analysis Savings

By Robert Yokl | September 11, 2018

Healthcare supply chain and value analysis professionals are continuously estimating projected and promised savings  on their  price, standardization and value…