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…

Creating the Capabilities to Become a Peak Performer in Healthcare Supply Expense Management

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Creating the Capabilities to Become a Peak Performer in Healthcare Supply Expense Management

We all know that service quality has been at the forefront of healthcare supply chain management for decades. That’s the…

Must Have Multiple Savings Systems If You Want To Reach Healthcare Supply Chain Expense Peak Performance

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Must Have Multiple Savings Systems If You Want To Reach Healthcare Supply Chain Expense Peak Performance

We all know that having great people is a necessary element for having great supply chain expense savings results, but…

Are You Really Controlling Your Healthcare Organization’s Supply Expense Budget?

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Are You Really Controlling Your Healthcare Organization’s Supply Expense Budget?

We are aware of healthcare organizations who have worked very hard one year to reduce their fiscal year supply expenses…

Value Analysis & Utilization Management Storyboards Should Be Your VA & UM Team’s Opportunity to Shine

By Robert Yokl | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Value Analysis & Utilization Management Storyboards Should Be Your VA & UM Team’s Opportunity to Shine

The first time we saw a value analysis & utilization management storyboard was as we entered into a client hospital’s…

Managing Your Hospital’s Supply Chain Expenses in a Value-Based Payment System

By Robert Yokl | March 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Managing Your Hospital’s Supply Chain Expenses in a Value-Based Payment System

Value-based purchasing is short-hand for a new system of payments to healthcare organizations to incentivize providers to focus on cost,…

Paradigm Shift: Holding Your Vendors Accountable for Their Product, Service, or Technology Outcomes

By Robert Yokl | March 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Paradigm Shift: Holding Your Vendors Accountable for Their Product, Service, or Technology Outcomes

The Healthcare Financial Management Association tells us that your free-standing or multi-hospital payment systems are evolving from pay-for-performance to value-based…

Benchmarking for Strategic Utilization Management Improvements

By Robert Yokl | March 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Benchmarking for Strategic Utilization Management Improvements

Although you can, to some extent, measure your healthcare organization’s supply utilization expense practices with historical data (e.g., month-over-month, quarter-over-quarter,…

Capture Your Clinical Department’s Supply Utilization Data at Point of Use

By Robert Yokl | March 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Capture Your Clinical Department’s Supply Utilization Data at Point of Use

It is mission critical to measure, manage, and control healthcare supply utilization, but it is just as important to capture your…

Healthcare Supply Utilization Cycle Management Essentials

By Robert Yokl | March 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Healthcare Supply Utilization Cycle Management Essentials

The term Supply Utilization Cycle Management is defined as, “All supply chain, clinical, and operational practices that contribute to the…