Advance Your Hospital’s Supply Chain Expense Management Through Technology

By Robert Yokl | March 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Advance Your Hospital’s Supply Chain Expense Management Through Technology

The Institute for Supply Management Research has recently reported that supply chain managers are finding that their existing technologies may…

Is It Time to Rethink Your Hospital’s Savings Strategies?

By Robert Yokl | March 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Is It Time to Rethink Your Hospital’s Savings Strategies?

If you only have one or two savings strategies (e.g., price and standardization) left in your reserves, then it’s time…

Three Dangerous Myths About Benchmarking

By Robert Yokl | March 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Three Dangerous Myths About Benchmarking

Benchmarking (or the search for best practices that lead to superior performance) can be a powerful tool for improvement in…

Healthcare Value Analysis Isn’t About Lowest Price

By Robert Yokl | March 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Healthcare Value Analysis Isn’t About Lowest Price

We believe it is easy for value analysis practitioners to fall into the trap of believing that healthcare value analysis…

Healthcare Supply Utilization Management Isn’t All About Data

By Robert Yokl | March 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Healthcare Supply Utilization Management Isn’t All About Data

That’s right, healthcare supply utilization management isn’t about data; it’s about finding the answers to your wasteful and inefficient supply chain…

Rely On the Numbers: Don’t Be Dissuaded By Others

By Robert Yokl | March 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Rely On the Numbers: Don’t Be Dissuaded By Others

Statistics, benchmarks, and analytics don’t lie, but will instead lead you in the right direction for new savings and quality…

3 Reasons Why Supply Chain Managers Get Involved With Their Hospital’s Purchase Services

By Robert Yokl | March 7, 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why Supply Chain Managers Get Involved With Their Hospital’s Purchase Services

Purchase services are receiving a lot of buzz lately (articles, conferences, blogs, etc.) in healthcare supply chain circles, but this…

Supply Analytics Matter: Choosing the Right Profile

By Robert Yokl | March 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Supply Analytics Matter: Choosing the Right Profile

I’m sure that every time you receive a sales e-mail from an unknown party you ask yourself how that company…

What is the Right Value Analysis Model for Your Hospital?

By Robert Yokl | March 7, 2016 | Comments Off on What is the Right Value Analysis Model for Your Hospital?

Twenty years ago this question would have been easy to answer. However, now that the majority of hospitals belong to…

Is Your Hospital’s Value Analysis Program Current, Relevant, and of Value?

By Robert Yokl | March 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Your Hospital’s Value Analysis Program Current, Relevant, and of Value?

Sometimes we do things over and over again, often for decades, without asking this question: Is what we are doing…