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Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Welcome Spring.  For many of our members, it’s been quite a long winter and we are happy to move into spring and then into summer. I’d like to share some important updates and information from the Board of Directors.

Management transition:
Our transition from Ewald to Capitol Hill Management is now complete.  We know there were some bumps in the road and we appreciate your patience as we worked thru the transition activities.

Strategic Plan:
Work was begun on a strategic plan last fall, prior to the start of the conference.  You may have been at the meeting where we introduced the topic and discussed the importance of having a plan or a guide for the organization.  I am happy to report that with the assistance of Meagan and Brian at Capitol Hill, the strategic plan has been completed and passed by the Board of Directors.  It will be posted on the web site and is available to review here - LINK.  A strategic plan is important as it guides the work of the board and keeps us moving in an organized fashion to meet the needs of the organization. The plan leads us thru 2020, and focuses on organizational activities this year, including leadership development and increasing AHVAP visibility; in 2019, the focus is on membership, and in 2020, projecting our organization into the national spotlight.  Please take a few minutes to review where we are going.

We are now live on a new platform for learning management.  When the CVAHP modules were created, they were intended to be presented in an interactive fashion, with video clips and question sessions, and allowed for the leaner to move along at their own pace.  When the platform was moved, some of the functionality was lost.  One of our members reached out to us for assistance with this and as a result, a new provider was identified, approved by the board, and the modules moved to the platform it was intended for.  This should significantly improve the usability of the modules and enhance learning for the certification candidates.

By Laws Amendment:
Members of the organization were asked to vote on an amendment to permit an affiliate level membership within the AHVAP organization, as well as further define the retiree role.  The amendment was overwhelmingly approved by the membership. A task force led by Sue Knapp, Immediate Past President has been created to work thru the operational issues and make recommendations to the board before we can launch the affiliate role.  When the operational issues have been addressed and approved by the board, a formal announcement outside of the organization will be made and affiliate members will be accepted into the organization. 

Work continues relative to operational goals, with focus on an organization that provides value to our members, supports education and sharing of knowledge, collaborates with other healthcare professionals, and provide a network of support for value analysis professionals across the country. 

I’d love to hear your feedback.  I can be reached by email at: or by phone at 412-973-3828. 

Best regards-

Robin Lane

Thank you for your dedication to Value Analysis and AHVAP.

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