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

By Robert Yokl | January 22, 2019 | Comments Off on The Four Stages of Value Analysis Maturity: Where Do You Fit into this Continuum?
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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 | Comments Off on Five New Stratagems That Will Transform Your Purchase Service Cost Management Efforts Evermore

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 | Comments Off on Four Ways Your Supply Value Analysis Program Needs to Evolve in 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 | Comments Off on Four Reasons Why Your Purchase Service Acquisition Cost is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

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 | Comments Off on Three Ways That a Strategic Vision Can Make Your Value Analysis Teams Invincible

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

4 Ways for Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals to Shine in 2019

By Robert Yokl | November 20, 2018 | Comments Off on 4 Ways for Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals to Shine in 2019

Value analysis has been in the healthcare lexicon for about 30 years, but it has only come into its own…

3 Best Ways to Give Your VA Teams and VA Members the Recognition and Awards They Deserve

By Robert Yokl | November 13, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Best Ways to Give Your VA Teams and VA Members the Recognition and Awards They Deserve

It’s important to recognize your VA teams and VA team members by developing a rewards and recognition program for their…

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

By Robert Yokl | November 6, 2018 | Comments Off on 6 Rules to Ensure Effective and Flawless Value Analysis Team Meetings Every Time

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

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

3 Tips If You Don’t Have Evidence to Support Your Value Analysis Buying Decisions

By Robert Yokl | October 23, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Tips If You Don’t Have Evidence to Support Your Value Analysis Buying Decisions

If you have been a healthcare value analysis practitioner for any length of time you know that there isn’t always…