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AHVAP Members Making a Splash

Posted By Meagan Bowker, Monday, June 25, 2018
Updated: Monday, June 11, 2018

Laura Polson Presents to the Healthcare Manufacturing Management Council on Value Analysis and serves on

Laura Polson, BSN, RN-BC, CVAHP, System Services Director, Clinical Quality Value Analysis
Baptist Healthcare KY IN was the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Spring Manufacturers Executive Conference held May 9-11 in Louisville, KY.  Laura’s presentation “Value Analysis 101- How to be Prepared and effective when working with the Value Analysis Team” learn more about the the Healthcare Manufacturing Management Council at .

Laura is also active in the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC ). MDIC is the first-ever public-private partnership (PPP) created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science.

They are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that operates in partnership with the FDA to improve the medical technology environment. Participation in MDIC is open to representatives of organizations that are substantially involved in medical and/or medical device research, development, treatment, or education; that are involved in the promotion of public health; or that have expertise in regulatory science.  As a matter of fact two of our Regional Directors, Laura Polson, AHVAP Northeast Regional Director and Kimberly Hilliard, Central Regional Director are members of the Consortium. 

The Value Analysis knowledge and skills Laura employs in her role as System Services Director for Baptist Healthcare have proven valuable in her work on Product Quality Outcomes Analytics (PQOA).  We appreciate their service to AHVAP and their leadership in Healthcare Value Analysis. You can learn more about MDIC at .

AHVAP Members Present at AHRMM, IDN Summit and World Congress

Over the past 4 years, AHVAP members, Robin Lane, Susan Toomey, Sue Knapp, Gloria Graham, Laura Polson,  Barbara Strain, Susan Miller, Wanda Lane, and Beth Potter (probably lots more)have all represented AHVAP and presented on Value Analysis at these and other industry events.  AHVAP is proud of the accomplishments of its members and wants to recognize member achievements and service in the newsletter.  Have you written an article, presented at a meeting , received professional recognition, or are you serving as a VA subject matter expert on a committee?  Please let us know!! Send information about your accomplishments and achievements to

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