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Healthcare Value Analysis Evolution SVAH Solutions

Healthcare Value Analysis Evolution: The Commitment to Excellence

By Robert Yokl | February 4, 2020

The dynamics of healthcare value analysis have radically changed for the better in the last 20 years. We have watched as healthcare organizations moved from “sole practitioners” managing the entire healthcare value analysis function to vice presidents (in some healthcare organizations) determining the relative worth of the products, services, and technologies they are buying. Yet, […]

4 Ways Value Analysis Analytics Can Help Supply Chain Professionals Make a Difference

By Robert Yokl | October 8, 2019

Value Analysis Analytics (VAA) isn’t just another fancy way to describe organizing your spend data more effectively as I have seen it used lately.  VAA is much more than that! In practice, it’s the integration of your clinical, financial and operational data to identify your healthcare organization’s supply chain’s cost drivers and improvement initiatives. To […]

Answers to Your Most Burning Questions About Healthcare Supply Category Management

By Robert Yokl | September 24, 2019

Our healthcare supply chain business has been throwing around a term called “category management” for a few years now that could be interpreted differently by individual supply chain managers. To clear up any misunderstanding about this relatively new supply chain term, I thought I would answer the most burning questions I’m hearing about this topic below

Podcast 49 – 4 Tips You Too Can Use In Your Own Pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence

By Robert Yokl | September 9, 2019

My son, Robert W. Yokl, VP of SVAH Solutions,  sent me an article the other day from BBC Sports about the Mercedes Formula 1 racing team, who won six  consecutive championships, on their “relentless pursuit of excellence”

Picking the Right Healthcare Supply Chain KPIs is Mission Critical

By Robert Yokl | August 20, 2019

Most of us in supply chain management realize that tracking the right key performance indicators (KPI) related to their suppliers, staffing and operational performance is mission critical. The same as baseball tracks the KPIs of batting averages, pitcher’s earned run average (ERA) and even attendance at their ballpark to understand if they are winning or […]

4 Tips From Motorsports You Too Can Use In Your Own Pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence

By Robert Yokl | July 23, 2019

My son, Robert W. Yokl, VP of SVAH Solutions,  sent me an article the other day from BBC Sports about the Mercedes Formula 1 racing team, who won six  consecutive championships, on their “relentless pursuit of excellence”.   More specifically, how Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes’s motorsport program, never stops pushing for even higher performance from […]

hospital value analysis cloud software

3 Benefits of Moving Value Analysis Tasks to The Cloud

By Robert Yokl | July 2, 2019

We have watched the discipline of value analysis mature over the last few decades. Yet, it has been our observation that the administrative tasks associated with value analysis (e.g., agendas, minutes, attendance, requests, analytics, project status, saving reports, etc.) are still predominantly maintained on inflexible, outdated and opaque spreadsheets. In our opinion, this healthcare value […]

3 Useful Data Analytics That Will Add Value To Your Healthcare Value Analysis Process

By Robert Yokl | June 25, 2019

We are all looking for enhancements that will add value to our healthcare value analysis process without adding more time, work or resources to generate even greater savings yields, or quality and safety improvements.   The easiest, most foolproof and decision driven way that we have discovered to meet this goal is with data analytics. Specifically, […]

Podcast 47 – Setting Yourself Up for Success with Value Analysis Analytics

By Robert Yokl | May 1, 2019

Value analysis is a systematic process that does not have any software tied to it in any way.  You may hear companies call their software Value Analysis Software but it is only software for tracking the project workflow of your various value analysis studies.  As one client said to me who had a software in […]

Hospital Supply Chain Closed Loop Savings Verification

3 Powerful Tactics to Ensure Your Healthcare Organization Has a Foolproof “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” Process

By Robert Yokl | March 5, 2019

After reading an article by David Shannon and Chuck Miller of Bain & Company about “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” processes (CLSV) in other industries, I discovered that this industry best practice also mirrored what is happening in healthcare. More and more, hospitals, systems and IDN’s CFOs are requiring their supply chain professionals to verify their projected […]

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