Three Game-Changing Approaches to Supply Expense Cost Management

By Robert Yokl | May 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Three Game-Changing Approaches to Supply Expense Cost Management

By now you have heard the new healthcare vocabulary of population health, value-based contracting, and accountable care organizations, which will…

Creating a Data-Driven Value Analysis Culture

By Robert Yokl | May 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Creating a Data-Driven Value Analysis Culture

Traditionally, value analysis hasn’t been a data-driven process (i.e., value analysis decisions are made with data, rather than intuition, experience,…

Value Analysis: Moving Beyond Your Hospital’s Walls

By Robert Yokl | May 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Value Analysis: Moving Beyond Your Hospital’s Walls

Every hospital, system, and IDN is expanding beyond their healthcare organization’s walls to include physicians’ offices, home care, hospice, surgicenters,…

Supply Utilization Management Isn’t a One-Time Event

By Robert Yokl | April 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Supply Utilization Management Isn’t a One-Time Event

If you think that supply utilization management (SUM) is a one-time event, then you don’t understand how SUM works. Specifically,…

Is Your Healthcare Supply Utilization Management Like a Slot Machine?

By Robert Yokl | April 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Your Healthcare Supply Utilization Management Like a Slot Machine?

To paraphrase an article we recently read, supply utilization management can be just like a slot machine. Think of all…

What Does It Take to Be In the Top 5% In Healthcare Supply Chain Expense Management?

By Robert Yokl | April 12, 2016 | Comments Off on What Does It Take to Be In the Top 5% In Healthcare Supply Chain Expense Management?

I think that everyone wants to be at the very top of their savings game, which we call the top…

How Competition Can Quickly Drive Down Your Clinical Departments’ Utilization Costs by Double Digits

By Robert Yokl | April 7, 2016 | Comments Off on How Competition Can Quickly Drive Down Your Clinical Departments’ Utilization Costs by Double Digits

I’m sure you have discovered, after much frustration, that you can’t manage and control everything your healthcare organization is buying…

How Healthcare Supply Utilization and Purchase Service Analytics Can Accelerate Your Savings

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on How Healthcare Supply Utilization and Purchase Service Analytics Can Accelerate Your Savings

Every healthcare supply chain organization is looking for new sources of accelerated savings to stem the tide of their healthcare…

Beyond Healthcare Value Analysis: Integrating Cost and Quality Measures Into Your VA Studies

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Beyond Healthcare Value Analysis: Integrating Cost and Quality Measures Into Your VA Studies

I hope you are aware that Medicare is planning to increase their quality reimbursement measures from 30% to 50% over…

How to Use Healthcare Utilization Analytics to Engage Clinicians

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Use Healthcare Utilization Analytics to Engage Clinicians

Why climb a mountain when you can take an elevator? The mountain is a metaphor for you trying to change…