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2011 Conference Archives

2011 Conference
August 10-11, 2011
Seaport Hotel
Boston, MA

Conference Program

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

11:30 am

Welcome by Barbara Strain, President

11:45 am

Lunch and Networking with Vendors
Enjoy lunch with colleagues and vendors as you share what is important to you as a value analysis professional working in partnership with your vendor. Discuss how to strengthen and enhance this partnership.

Prologue: Value Analysis by Barbara Strain
Participate in a candid expert review of the principles of value analysis for the novice, expert, and business partner. Learn the impact of metrics and methods integrated with clinical practice.

3:00 pm

Chapter One: Introduction to AHVAP and the Website
by Sonja Glass & Laurie Krueger

Learn about the history of AHVAP, the new AHVAP website, navigating through the site, and using valuable features and resources. Attendees are encouraged to bring suggestions for additional AHVAP website content, resources and features.

4:00 pm


6:00 pm

Cocktail Hour (cash bar)

7:00 pm

Table for Eight Member Networking Dinner
Join other AHVAP members for dinner (paid by individual) at a nearby restaurant and expand your network!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

7:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am

Welcome by Barbara Strain

8:05 am

Chapter TWo: Value Analysis – PPI
by Barbara Strain
Physician Preference Items (PPI), a term used to describe high priced, highly technical medical-surgical supplies such as implantable devices, hip and knee joints, and pacemakers is always a hot topic in value analysis circles. Hospital administrators and value analysis professionals are best positioned to earn the cooperation and trust of physicians before entering into discussions regarding PPI when they understand the complexity of the products, including technology assessment, reimbursement and evidence based outcomes. It is recommended that value-focused review and carefully framed decisions are based on benchmarking, gold standard pricing and collaboration with physicians and GPOs.

9:15 am

Refreshment Break

9:30 am

Chapter Three: Can I Really Get a Value Analysis App for My Phone?
by Alan Edwards

The purpose of this session is to provide the audience with "opportunity nuggets” to consider in re-evaluating their own programs, including why a traditional materials management approach won’t work, building the ultimate value analysis program, marketing, and barriers.

10:45 am

Chapter four: Measuring Effectiveness in the Supply Chain Using Logistics and Financial Data
by Charlie Miceli

This session will cover using dashboards to measure and improve service levels, cost per case, and supply expense metrics; 3rd party decision support to manage information on physician preference items to drive decisions; and alignment with internal and external benchmarks to target and reduce costs.

12:15 pm

Buffet Lunch and AHVAP Business Meeting

1:45 pm

Chapter FIVE: Value Analysis – The Rest of the Story: Implementation
by Nila Getter, Joyce Hall & Judy Holbein

This session includes information on obtaining clinical and administrative support, negotiating, implementing a change, planning for education, establishing benchmarks, communicating effectively, and more.

2:45 pm

Refreshment Break

3:00 pm

Chapter SIX: Value Analysis – The Rest of the Story: Follow-up
by Gloria Graham & Beth Potter

This session includes post-implementation tools to help you assess clinical outcomes, financial performance, effectiveness, and more

4:00 pm

Epilogue: Roundtables – Case Studies
Practical applications of value analysis strategies to address challenges in today’s clinical settings.

5:00 pm


Friday, August 12, 2011

9:00 am

Board Meeting (Board Only)


  • Alan Edwards, Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Mary Washington Healthcare, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Nila Getter, RN, MS Nursing Product Manager, Kettering Health Network, Dayton, OH
  • Sonja Glass, RN, BSN, Value Analysis Facilitator, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Gloria Graham, RN, BSN, Clinical Materials Specialist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Joyce Hall, RN, MSN, CMRP, Clinical Resource Manager, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, CA
  • Judy Holbein, RN, Program Manager, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Laurie Krueger, CAE, Account Executive, Ewald Consulting, St. Paul, MN
  • Charlie Miceli, Vice President, Supply Chain Services, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT.
  • Beth Potter, RN, BS, CMRP, Director of Clinical Value Analysis, Iowa Health System Consolidated Services LC, Des Moines, IA
  • Barbara Strain, MA, Director, Supply Chain Analytics & Logistics, Supply Chain Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.

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