4 Powerful Supply Chain Expense Savings Trends You Should Not Ignore

By Robert Yokl | September 20, 2016 | Comments Off on 4 Powerful Supply Chain Expense Savings Trends You Should Not Ignore

SVAH Solutions has a unique opportunity to observe supply chain expense savings trends while working with hundreds of supply chain/value…

5% More: A Small Difference in Supply Chain Savings Can Make a Big Impact on Your Healthcare Organization’s Bottom Line

By Robert Yokl | September 13, 2016 | Comments Off on 5% More: A Small Difference in Supply Chain Savings Can Make a Big Impact on Your Healthcare Organization’s Bottom Line

As SVAH’s studies have shown, 1% to 2% in price savings in total supply budget spend are still achievable for…

Is Your Value Analysis Program Experiencing “The Dip”?

By Robert Yokl | September 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Your Value Analysis Program Experiencing “The Dip”?

Recent surveys by SVAH have concluded that most hospitals, systems, and IDNs are experiencing what Seth Godin, noted author, writer,…

Building Collaboration Between Clinical and Supply Chain Leaders at Point of Service

By Robert Yokl | August 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Building Collaboration Between Clinical and Supply Chain Leaders at Point of Service

The emergence of new value-based care and payment models emphasizes the importance of collaboration between the clinical and supply chain…

All of Your New Contracts Must Be More About Clinical Supply Utilization and Less About Price

By Robert Yokl | August 23, 2016 | Comments Off on All of Your New Contracts Must Be More About Clinical Supply Utilization and Less About Price

A large percentage of the contracts that your hospital, system, or IDN is signing today, or will be in the…

How Do You Save Money for Your Healthcare Organization When You Have No Time, No Staff, and No Resources?

By Robert Yokl | August 16, 2016 | Comments Off on How Do You Save Money for Your Healthcare Organization When You Have No Time, No Staff, and No Resources?

This is an age old challenge (no time, no staff, and no resources to save money) for supply chain managers.…

Supply Chain Managers Need to Focus on the Future to Make a Great Leap Forward in Savings

By Robert Yokl | August 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Supply Chain Managers Need to Focus on the Future to Make a Great Leap Forward in Savings

The healthcare marketplace is changing faster than we can say the word CHANGE due to pressures and new government regulations.…

Why Do We Believe in Some Benchmarks and Disbelieve Others?

By Robert Yokl | August 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Why Do We Believe in Some Benchmarks and Disbelieve Others?

We have been collecting, measuring, and interpreting thousands of benchmarks for over 30 years, so we feel qualified to speak…

Five Not-So-Obvious Ways to Reassess Your Healthcare Organization’s Value Analysis Program

By Robert Yokl | July 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Five Not-So-Obvious Ways to Reassess Your Healthcare Organization’s Value Analysis Program

With very few exceptions, every hospital, system, and IDN has an active value analysis program to evaluate new purchase requests,…

How to Get Your Clinicians to Do the Right Thing

By Robert Yokl | July 19, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Get Your Clinicians to Do the Right Thing

Here is a secret that we have been applying in our clinical supply utilization management practice for the last 10…