The Three Building Blocks of World-Class Healthcare Supply Chain Expense Management to Save More in Less Time

By Robert Yokl | July 12, 2016 | Comments Off on The Three Building Blocks of World-Class Healthcare Supply Chain Expense Management to Save More in Less Time

We are all searching for innovative techniques and key concepts that can up our healthcare supply chain expense management savings…

Successfully Leveraging Your Supply Chain Program to Give Your Healthcare Organization a Huge Edge on Your Value-Based Payments

By Robert Yokl | June 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Successfully Leveraging Your Supply Chain Program to Give Your Healthcare Organization a Huge Edge on Your Value-Based Payments

A recent McKesson study shows that, “The rapid pace of change in healthcare payments continues unabated, with payers reporting they…

Healthcare Supply Chain Manager’s Motto: Persevere to Save for Another Day

By Robert Yokl | June 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Healthcare Supply Chain Manager’s Motto: Persevere to Save for Another Day

Saving money isn’t automatic, certain, or always immediately possible, but it’s obtainable in almost all situations if you “persevere to…

The Key to Understanding Your Hospital’s Supply Utilization Savings and Quality Opportunities

By Robert Yokl | June 14, 2016 | Comments Off on The Key to Understanding Your Hospital’s Supply Utilization Savings and Quality Opportunities

I can’t tell you how often we share supply utilization data with healthcare organizations and they don’t know what to…

Does Your Healthcare Supply Utilization Data Speak Louder Than Others’ Opinions, Feelings, and Guesses?

By Robert Yokl | June 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Does Your Healthcare Supply Utilization Data Speak Louder Than Others’ Opinions, Feelings, and Guesses?

One of the biggest challenges supply chain and value analysis professionals have voiced related to supply utilization management is convincing…

Integrating Utilization Management into Your Hospital’s Value Analysis Program

By Robert Yokl | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Integrating Utilization Management into Your Hospital’s Value Analysis Program

We recently conducted a webinar for our value analysis/supply chain community on the benefits of integrating supply utilization management (SUM)…

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,…