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Strategic Value Analysis™: The Process Connection

Strategic Value Analysis™: The Process Connection

With few exceptions, healthcare organizations are the most complex enterprises on the face of the earth. They are composed of interconnected and interdependent parts making up the whole. In the modern business vernacular, we call these parts processes. Processes are a systematic series of methods and practices directed to some end. In our healthcare environment, […]

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BEYOND BENCHMARKING: Forward to Activity-Based Measurement

BEYOND BENCHMARKING: Forward to Activity-Based Measurement

Robert T. Yokl-President and Chief Value Strategist Labor management or the measurement and control of departmental workloads and staffing ratios on a continuous basis is becoming a priority in healthcare organizations today. Labor costs continue to rise, while reimbursement from third parties continues to fall. Healthcare organizations must dramatically improve and maximize their management of labor […]

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Evolution: Taking Your Value Analysis Performance to the Next Level of Maturity!

Evolution: Taking Your Value Analysis Performance to the Next Level of Maturity!

The dynamics of value analysis (value management) in the healthcare industry have radically changed over the last twenty years. We have watched as healthcare organizations moved from sole practitioner to VA teams to determine the relative worth of product, service, and technology purchases. Yet, with few exceptions, hospitals and healthcare systems have not reached the […]

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The #1 Strategy for Reducing Costs In a Healthcare Organization’s Supply Chain

The #1 Strategy for Reducing Costs In a Healthcare Organization’s Supply Chain

Most healthcare organizations’ non-salary expense initiatives are focused on lowering the price of the products, services, and technologies they are purchasing. In reality, this is the least potent strategy that can be employed to dramatically lower their non-salary expenses. Why? Vendors are screaming that they have no more price concessions to offer their healthcare customers! WE […]

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Building a Savings Factory

Building a Savings Factory

Robert T. Yokl, Chief Value Strategist Incremental savings are fine, but if you are looking for breakthrough triple-digit savings results, you need a cost management system. No corporation in the 21st century can continue to do the same things and get the same so-so results related to their cost management efforts without questioning their commitment to building a “Savings […]

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