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Southeast Regional Director
Barbara Strain, MA, CVAHP
Interim Director of Supply Chain Management
Director of Value Management
University of Virginia Health System

   

About Barbara

Barbara Strain is the Director of Value Management at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. In her current role Barbara directs the value management program which collaborates with physicians, nurses, staff and suppliers across the care continuum providing the infrastructure to standardize products and reduce practice variation. Barbara practices LEAN methodologies to identify and eliminate waste. Over the past 9 years her team of nurses and analysts use data analytics and systems thinking to produce more than $53M of savings.

Prior to establishing the Value Management department Barbara managed the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory operations at UVA. Additionally she served as chair of the institutional fire safety workgroup and facilitated performance improvement initiatives as a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Barbara is a founding member, past president and current Southeast Region Director of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). Barbara has published articles on such topics as healthcare value management, supply chain & microbiology and speaks nationally on a variety of topics including personal viability, process improvement, sustainability and safety.

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