Value Analysis 2.0: New Rules, Systems, and Models for Long-Lasting Healthcare Supply Chain Double-Digit Savings Performance

By Robert Yokl | October 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Value Analysis 2.0: New Rules, Systems, and Models for Long-Lasting Healthcare Supply Chain Double-Digit Savings Performance

Price is Dead. We Now Need to Move to Savings Beyond Price™ We had an “aha” moment last week when…

Getting Past the Supply Chain Credibility Gap

By Robert Yokl | October 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Getting Past the Supply Chain Credibility Gap

Your Healthcare Organization’s CFOs are Expecting and Inspecting Whether Your Price, Standardization, and Utilization Savings Are Sticking The world of…

3 Most Critical Mistakes Hospitals, Systems, & IDNs Are Frequently Making with Their Supply Utilization Management

By Robert Yokl | October 3, 2017 | Comments Off on 3 Most Critical Mistakes Hospitals, Systems, & IDNs Are Frequently Making with Their Supply Utilization Management

Hospitals, systems, and IDNs are saying they are attacking their utilization misalignments (i.e., wasteful and inefficient consumption, misuse, misapplication, and…

One Surefire Way to Ensure Ultimate Compliance Vs. Robbing Your Healthcare Organization of Desperately Needed Non-Salary Savings Every Year

By Robert Yokl | September 26, 2017 | Comments Off on One Surefire Way to Ensure Ultimate Compliance Vs. Robbing Your Healthcare Organization of Desperately Needed Non-Salary Savings Every Year

Every Supply Chain/Value Analysis Manager loses sleep over where to find more price, standardization, and utilization savings for their healthcare…

Short Story: The Truth About Healthcare Contract Services’ Speed, Flexibility, and Quality

By Robert Yokl | September 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Short Story: The Truth About Healthcare Contract Services’ Speed, Flexibility, and Quality

A recent study by the Institute for Supply Management and University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business showed that…

Being a Superstar in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management is a Matter of Mindset

By Robert Yokl | September 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Being a Superstar in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management is a Matter of Mindset

We assume from our research that just about every healthcare supply chain/value analysis professional understands that supply utilization management should…

Optimizing Your Hospital, System, or IDN’s Standardization with a Customized Approach

By Robert Yokl | September 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Optimizing Your Hospital, System, or IDN’s Standardization with a Customized Approach

Cost management 101 will tell you that you can improve your pricing on any commodity if you standardize on one…

Moving Beyond GPO Contract Vetting: Four Game-Changing Healthcare Value Analysis Approaches to Value-Based Purchasing

By Robert Yokl | August 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Moving Beyond GPO Contract Vetting: Four Game-Changing Healthcare Value Analysis Approaches to Value-Based Purchasing

It has been the observation of SVAH and others that 80% of a healthcare organization’s value analysis teams’ time and…

Supply Waste and Inefficiency is Unchecked and Unchallenged at Most Healthcare Organizations

By Robert Yokl | August 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Supply Waste and Inefficiency is Unchecked and Unchallenged at Most Healthcare Organizations

All healthcare supply chain/value analysis managers would like to think that they have driven out all unnecessary and unwanted costs…

What’s Holding Back Your Healthcare Organization’s Total Value Analysis Program and How to Fix It

By Robert Yokl | August 15, 2017 | Comments Off on What’s Holding Back Your Healthcare Organization’s Total Value Analysis Program and How to Fix It

Most hospitals, systems, and IDNs have a value analysis program, but what is holding them back from having a Total…