ARHMM VILT: Value Analysis 201: Advanced Concepts in Value Analysis

Date: Jan 27, 2021 - Jan 27, 2021

This course will be held on Wednesday, January 27 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST/2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET.
In the second value analysis interactive session, value analysis maturity models will be discussed in greater detail with a focus on the particular nuances of individual provider and supplier organizations. 
This session will include topics covering physician preference strategies - when to use them and what strategies align best by product service lines; case studies in product utilization - how best to analyze, visualize, and normalize practices for effective patient care while controlling costs; how and when to review disruptive technology initiatives and tips on developing and nurturing physician relationships and maintaining strong value analysis teams.
The presentation will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with concepts and considerations now being seriously considered based on issues stemming from COVID-19.
Learning Objectives
  • List three tips to develop and nurture physician relationships and maintain strong value analysis teams
  • Explain two types of advanced strategies for high dollar, low volume products and align strategies with practice service lines
  • Examine case studies outlining reduction of variation - how best to analyze, visualize, and normalize practices for effective patient care while controlling costs.
Barbara Strain, MA, SM(ASCP), CVAHP
Barbara Strain is a 40+ year experienced healthcare professional with a proven record of success in assisting providers and suppliers in reaching value driven strategic goals.  

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Barbara was the Director of Value Management at the University of Virginia Health System.  In that role she directed the Value Management Program which collaborated with executive leadership, physicians, clinicians and suppliers across the care continuum providing the infrastructure to standardize product selection and reduce practice variation.  

While at UVA Barbara also directed Supply Chain Operations, Surgical Supply, Equipment Distribution and Linen Services and served as the manager of Clinical Microbiology operations.

Barbara is a founding member, past president and former region director of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP).  She is a member of various professional organization committees with the Association of Health Care Resource & Materials Managers (AHRMM) and AHVAP. Barbara has published articles on such topics as healthcare value management, supply chain, disruptive technology & microbiology and speaks nationally on a variety of topics including value analysis, process improvement, sustainability and safety.  Beginning April 2020, she has hosted AVHVAP podcasts with thought leaders from value analysis, supply chain and the supplier health care communities with an emphasis on COVID19.