​​​​Clinical Supply Utilization

Looking for the Next Level of Supply Chain Savings Beyond Price? Look Below – You Have Just Found It!

Conventional Supply Chain Strategies Have Reduced Price Savings To Barely 1% to 2% of Total Supply Budget – But Utilization Savings Now Represent Over 7% to 15% of NEW Savings From Total Supply Budget!






>Increase Awareness of Product Fluctuations
>Gain Insight Into Clinical Product Use Patterns
>Uncover Unseen Quality Issues with Products

>Use Your Own Data as a Powerful Evidence Reporting Engine
>Easily Track the Before, During and After Results of Your VA Studies
>Make Better Decisions with Your Best Evidence – Your Data!

Reduce Waste – Increase Value – Improve Quality

“We already have a solid value analysis program, quality analytics, and great people! But we still deployed SVAH’s Clinical Supply Utilization Tool because of the proven experience, support, and results behind the system that fast-tracked our clinical utilization program from a basic beginner stage to advanced expert in just a few short months!” Vice President of Supply Chain



Special Message from SVAH, VP of Supply Chain and Value Analysis

Doesn’t Value Analysis Handle Clinical Supply Utilization Management?

A question that I am often asked and discuss with value analysis professionals throughout the country is the role of value analysis when it comes to utilization management. As a value analysis company that has worked with over 530 hospitals, systems, and IDNs over our 32 years in business, the majority of our engagements involve value analysis, facilitation, coaching and support, but we recognized a dramatic disparity with utilization management related to healthcare supply value analysis. 

What we discovered with value analysis committees and teams was that they had no baseline reporting to strategically tell them where the savings opportunities could arise other than simple spend reports. Spend totals were not a good measurement for a value analysis team to engage in a study because the spend did not incorporate the operating volumes from patient care areas. Without a true utilization report, teams using spend only ran into a lot of dry holes with little or no savings while spending a lot of time performing the studies. More importantly, the spend only reports did not hold up when brought to their clinicians, department heads, and managers because they cited volume based changes that they knew would override the spend reports they were viewing. The door was closed on VA studies at this point – or was it?

Teams with the Utilizer® Dashboard now had a baseline of utilization data which told them where the best candidates were for each value analysis team (general, cardiology, surgical, support services, etc.). More importantly, the utilization reporting was providing solid evidence before, during and after the value analysis study was performed – without chewing up an incredible amount of value analysis or supply chain staff’s time or resources.

The bottom line is, value analysis and supply chain teams need Utilizer® Dashboard to help them strategically understand where their ongoing utilization savings opportunities are. They then can decide how they want to handle the utilization misalignments or turn them over to the department heads and managers who are the owners of the product or service.

Departmental Product Utilization

Track your product consumption where it is used – on the departmental level.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Comparison Reports

Go beyond your budget to compare your clinical utilization by fiscal year-to-date.

Powerful Dashboard Roll-Ups

View your entire clinical supply chain from 30,000 feet or drill down to ground level with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Product Level by Department Reporting

It does not get any better than to find out exactly what product in what department is causing your quality or consumption issue.

Simple Key Performance Indicators

Data-driven key performance indicators are the key to showing your success in meeting your value management objectives.

Patient Volume Based Reporting

Spend management is only as good as the hurdles it can overcome for you. That is why the system is not only product centric but patient volume centric to overcome the normal objectives to supply/value reviews.

Shift Your Paradigm From “Gut Feel” to Data-Driven and Leveraged Technology to Become More Efficient

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Functional Intent

An actionable tool to further identify and track savings and quality improvement within your supply chain.

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Fast and Easy Reporting on Quality and Value

85% of supply/value professionals’ time is spent collecting, validating, and crunching numbers for supply chain changes. With CSUM you can free up that time with a few clicks of your mouse.

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Creates a New Transparency in Clinical Supply Utilization

CSUM system supports a new relationship dynamic between supply chain and clinical leadership from push to pull.

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What Others Are Saying

“It’s a nice system to have to follow up on all of our value analysis studies that we have performed.” Supply Chain Director

“The system highlighted an unusual utilization increase in trach tubes that turned out to be caused by mismanagement of the trach tube inventories between Respiratory and Periop. Because we found this issue we were able to collaboratively improve the trach tube inventory process and improve availability of custom and standard trach tubes organization-wide.” Clinical Value Analysis Team Leader

“Without this system, we would have never known that the GPO contract standardization caused a major consumption increase.” Cardiology Clinical Supply Manager

“Through using this unique tool, our shared governance nursing council found that our nursing units were wasting glucose test strips by over 300%. Through a nurse driven value analysis team we were able to go from spending $1,000 a month to $100 per month per nursing unit.” VA Program Manager

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