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Healthcare Supply Chain Best Practices Podcast

  • Podcast 88 - Getting Max Value Out of Sales Reps for Your Value Analysis Program

    11 ABR. 2024 · A Special Interview with Mark Copeland
    43m 2s
  • Podcast 87 - Savings Beyond Price - You Control the Faucet

    4 ABR. 2024 · Let’s face it, inflation, clinical labor shortages, and market conditions are doing a number on our health systems’ bottom lines and forcing organizations to find new and better ways to eke out costs while maintaining quality and outcomes. This is easier said than done. Group purchasing organizations and your own custom contracting are readjusting to the new normal, but inflation has taken away the majority of what I call “home run savings opportunities” that we once had. There are still some singles and doubles with savings that can add up, but they just aren’t what they used to be, nor can they alleviate the hit our health systems’ bottoms lines are taking. None of this is new to anyone in the healthcare industry, we all know what the market conditions are. The big question is, where are we going to get the next major level of savings to start hitting doubles, triples, and even home runs again in the savings department?
    19m 22s
  • Podcast 86 - What Should Your Priorities Be Going Into 2024?

    29 ENE. 2024 · A new year will no doubt challenge many in our supply chain industry to up our game to new levels that we never thought possible. Let’s face it, there is a heck of a lot of change going on and higher demands from our Chief Financial Officers to optimize costs to mitigate the budgetary shortfalls that all health systems are seeing. All this on top of the new product requests, contract conversions, recall facilitation, and managing teams and projects. This year could be a daunting year if you don’t have some form of strategic plan with clear-cut goals and objectives.
    19m 14s
  • Podcast 85 - When is the Right Time to Evaluate a Major Product or Service Category

    28 NOV. 2023 · Timing is everything and it does apply to the cost/value/quality world in our healthcare supply chain. In a perfect world, you would want to take the time and have your value analysis teams review all of their major product and/or service category spends and wring the towel dry on savings. But given that the average hospital purchases anywhere from 5K to 25K line items (major systems can be 25K to 85K in SKUs) with over 2,000 contracted categories, there just isn’t enough time in our teams’ agendas to undertake this. This is a tough challenge that you need to be prepared for.
    18m 59s
  • Podcast 84 - 4 Major Dynamics of Advanced Cost Optimization

    19 OCT. 2023 · Cost optimization is the art and science of saving money for our healthcare organizations and, at one time, used to be fairly easy by just implementing that right group purchasing contract and garnering the savings that the contract would bring at the best tier level. This has dramatically changed in the past few years with the record inflation and market conditions all but eliminating the big savings we once got from our group purchasing organizations. So where do we go from here? No matter where you take your organization in the next level of cost optimization, you will need to incorporate the following dynamics into this next level of savings.
    18m 55s
  • Podcast 83 - 4 Ways to Leverage Savings Validation for Maximum Results

    15 SEP. 2023 · What is the point of signing a new or renewal contract with the goal of saving money if the savings do not materialize as planned? That’s what https://svah-solutions.com/supply-savings-validation-reporting/ is all about. In fact, here are four ways to leverage savings validation for maximum results.
    17m 55s
  • Podcast 82 - Supercharging Your Non-Salary Savings with Advanced Clinical Value Analysis Analytics

    25 AGO. 2023 · This podcast was a conversation with Rob Corley, Chief Growth Officer, from http://www.impensa-advisors.com/ Rob has previously been a VP of Supply Chain Services and Analytics for major GPOs and has a vast wealth of savings knowledge and experience in advanced non-salary (supplies & services) expenses. Our goal was to share with you the true potential of looking beyond contract price and thinking outside the box but with your existing data sets in order to save as much as 7% to 15% of your total non-salary budget. We packed a lot of great information and even some benchmarks into this podcast. We hope you enjoy this episode!
    38m 37s
  • Podcast 81 - 4 of the Most Important Elements to Saving Big in Healthcare Value Analysis

    31 JUL. 2023 · Everyone has a degree of experience in cost management, personal and business-wise, which we bring to the table in our value analysis meetings. There is also common sense that can guide us as well, but these experiences and common sense can only get us so far in the savings game. We need to have solid mindsets, knowledge-based tools, and some clever methods in order to find the next level of major savings led by value analysis. Here are the top four elements that will help you save big with your health system’s value analysis program.
    15m 32s
  • Podcast 80 - Big Savings in Retrospective Value Analysis Reviews

    1 JUN. 2023 · We are in tough budgetary times right now with regards to expense reduction at just about every health system in the country. Increased labor costs, supply chain issues, pricing increases, and inflation are really hurting our health systems’ bottom lines. As a value analysis professional, you may ask, how do we make a big splash in the savings bucket when a good amount of our efforts are related to new products, product problems, contract conversions, and recalls? The answer is, retrospective value analysis reviews (RVAR).
    19m 49s
  • Podcast 79 - Winning with a Clinically Integrated Value Analysis Process

    15 MAY. 2023 · With Suzanne Smith, Solutions Advisor, Lumere—a GHX Company, and Kerry Lepage, Clinical Nurse Leader and Director of Surgical Services at Maine Health. Suzanne and Kerry discuss how they got into healthcare supply chain and value analysis, successful strategic sourcing initiatives, the key stakeholders in value analysis, and how to gain buy-in for successful change.
    48m 16s

A Podcast for healthcare supply chain managers, value analysis professional and anyone who manages a supply budget or cost management initiatives in a healthcare organization today. Robert T. Yokl, President...

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A Podcast for healthcare supply chain managers, value analysis professional and anyone who manages a supply budget or cost management initiatives in a healthcare organization today.

Robert T. Yokl, President & Chief Value Strategist will share (with special guests) his over 35 years of healthcare supply chain operation, consulting and training in the latest strategies in Cost Management, Cost Avoidance and Reducing Overall Supply Chain Spend While Dramatically Improving Quality and Customer Satisfaction in the Process.
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