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

Filed in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management by on March 15, 2016 0 Comments • views: 464

Value-based purchasing is short-hand for a new system of payments to healthcare organizations to incentavize providers to focus on cost, quality, and appropriateness of care as opposed to fee-for-service. The long-term goal is for employers, insurers, and customers to purchase their healthcare services in whichever increasing quality of care is achieved at the lowest possible […]

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

Filed in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management by on March 14, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1390

We all know that service quality has been at the forefront of healthcare supply chain management for decades. That’s the way we have been measured. That’s how we received our pay increases and bonuses. But now, more than ever, supply chain managers have a new mission beyond just service quality: to create the next generation […]

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Protect Your Future
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Protect Your Future

Filed in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management by on November 3, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1859

Most hospitals and health systems do not have the time, systems, or resources to aggressively attack their utilization costs right now… But that does not mean you should not protect your future all the same! Why not partner with an expert third-party that can provide you with all of the resources (analytics, fast track systems, […]

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Why Many Hospitals Don’t Believe Supply Utilization Savings Are Realizable
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Why Many Hospitals Don’t Believe Supply Utilization Savings Are Realizable

Filed in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management by on April 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1416

I was having a conversation with my son, Robert W. Yokl (SVAH’s COO) last week about a thought-provoking discussion he had with a system supply chain executive about how he was targeting supply utilization in a new savings initiative to achieve his organization’s savings goals. Clearly, he knew what we know and that is that […]

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Embracing Hospital Supply Utilization Reporting

Filed in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management by on April 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1260

There is a new trend in value analysis that you may have already noticed: value analysis teams are evolving from fragmented committee structures into highly organized, technically oriented, and evidence seeking teams. As such, these same teams are looking for a new level of detailed reporting that highlights supply utilization misalignments in their hospital’s supply […]

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Have Supply Chain Savings Run Their Course or Are There Still More Robust Savings Opportunities?

Filed in Healthcare Supply Utilization Management by on April 4, 2015 1 Comment • views: 2049

Robert T. Yokl – CEO and Chief Value Strategist A question I am often asked by supply chain and financial professionals throughout our healthcare industry is, "Are there still big savings to be achieved in the healthcare supply chain?" This is a great question given the maturity of our price and standardization strategies such as […]

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