October 20-22, 2010
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
Thursday, October 21
Registration; Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Keynote: Be a Torchbearer for Change
This session is all about seeking the new, thinking outside the box, and reaching new heights. The status quo is just that and if you live with what you’re successful with today, you risk becoming obsolete tomorrow. It’s really about daring to be different.
Concurrent Sessions:Advanced: Cutting Through the Hype! Using Evidence to Optimize Patient Outcomes and Minimize Costs
Novice: Physician Preference
Physician Preference Items (PPI); what are they, when to develop a strategy, how to organize an analysis, and identifying who your clinical and executive champions are.
Discuss and illustrate with current examples the use of evidence (Health Technology Assessment [HTA] and Comparative Effectiveness Research [CER]) within value analysis, health technology acquisition, and physician preference item management. Provide frameworks for the effective utilization of HTA and CER findings.
Lunch with Exhibitors (included)
Concurrent Sessions:Advanced: Allograft Tissue: Rules and Regulations for the Surgical Team
Novice: Value Analysis Primer
Participate in a candid expert review of the principles of value analysis for the newly initiated clinical value analysis team member. Learn the impact of metric and methods integrated with clinical practice.
This seminar briefly overviews "the types of allograft tissues regularly used in surgery. Pertinent federal agencies, professional associations, and accrediting bodies that affect allograft programs are summarized, with emphasis on The Joint Commission. The effect of current TJC standards on the hospital requirements for tissue storage, documentation, and tracking are detailed, illustrated by examples of procedures and record keeping forms.”
Panel: Trends and Trouble within Value Analysis
Cindy Christofanelli, Laurie Jonsson, Tanya Rice
How evidence-based data, infection control, new guidelines and regulations can expedite or impede the practice of Value Analysis.
AHVAP President’s Address and Business Meeting (members only)
Friday, October 22
Going Green in Health Care
A down-to-earth way to build recycling programs in a health care system.
Value Analysis and Communication with the C-Suite
Communication is a key to success in professional life. Poor communication hinders the effectiveness of otherwise great work Communicating complicated, technical information to experts is difficult in and of itself, but communicating effectively with an often nontechnical C-suite presents an even bigger challenge. Yet, without effective communication to management, the impact of high-quality value analyses may be lessened or lost.
AHVAP Maturation Survey - What’s in it for you?
This session will provide a review of the AHVAP maturation survey.