By Dee Donatelli RN, BSN, MBA
What a fantastic year for AHVAP at the 2014 AHRMM Conference for having the largest pre-conference attendance contributed to the outstanding job of our AHVAP members who presented Value Analysis 101 and 201 sessions. AHVAP’s Value Analysis Team collaborated with AHRMM attendees through interactive dialog and actionable sessions creating an increased interest and support of AHVAP and membership in the association. In fact, two attendees from Turkey were so excited about the Value Analysis information and approach taken here in the states that they had plans to start programs in their facilities. How cool is this to share with colleagues from other countries?
AHVAP’s goal is to be represented as the Leading Practice of Value Analysis by clearly identifying the path for growth and interest specifically in the offering of Value Analysis education and certification. If you’re not currently aware, AHVAP will have Value Analysis course curriculum and educational on-line learning modules the later part of this year. The course content is currently being developed by highly experienced professional AHVAP members in conjunction with Owens and Minor University (OMU) and ADP professional curriculum and certification experts. Feel free to contact one of the AHVAP Board members to learn more about the program work content or to ask questions. More details to come regarding the AHVAP Certification for Value Analysis Professionals targeted for early 2015 will be presented during the AHVAP 2014 October Conference in Tampa Florida and the AHVAP web site.
AHVAP is “the voice of Value Analysis” throughout the healthcare industry and to share some more additional exciting news, AHVAP will be working collaboratively with AHRMM to provide expertise to their Supply Chain Focused on-line education regarding Value Analysis. Keep a watch out for all of these new upcoming and exciting educational offerings all intended to capitalize the “VALUE” of Value Analysis Programs!