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Posted By Administration, Friday, October 24, 2014

By:  Susan A. Toomey, CMRP Value Analysis Coordinator 

What an exciting AHVAP Conference (Oct. 15-17) in Tampa, FL this year. The Value Analysis attendees received excellent key information revolving around the collaboration and pathway to success of Value Analysis.  Many great speakers included Wini Hayes, Dr. Jimmy Chung, Kathy Chauvin, Michael Neely,Barbara Strain, Courtney Bohman, Kevin Valis, Wanda Lane and to top it if off with Future Best Practices In Value Analysis by Dennis Orthman, Mary Potter & Cheri Berri Lesh.  In addition, the AHVAP conference sponsors have expanded,   collaborated with AHVAP attendees, and have changed the traditional vendor business relationships into valuable sponsor partnerships.   

If you didn't get the opportunity to attend the 2014 AHVAP Conference, please plan on attending the AHVAP Conference next year as AHVAP does an awesome job in providing education, networking, and standardization opportunities to increase the "Value" of the Value Analysis Professional!   

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AHRMM Webinar w/Barbara Strain - An Interprofessional Approach to Controlling Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reduction of CAUTI Lowers Cost and Improves Quality of Patient Care

Date: May 29, 2014

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST (1:00 - 2:00 pm EST, 10:00 - 11:00 am PST) 

Overview: A webinar describing one academic medical centers experience in an interprofessional approach to reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) hospital acquired infections. The structure of the teams involved, process improvement facilitation, roles of participants, steering committee approvals and implementation plan roll out will be reviewed. Project templates, sample supply standardization lists and costs and graphs will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of supply chain’s role in improving quality of patient care
  • Initiating and facilitating a value analysis process in order to reduce CAUTI based on identified quality metrics (CMS and other payors)
  • Examine effective team structures and identified roles of participants (SC, physicians, nurses, infection prevention employees, and IT)
  • Explain the executive steering committee involvement and approvals
  • Implementing the process improvement in order to reduce CAUTI – definition of success for University of Virginia (UVA)

Speaker: Barbara Strain, Director Value Management, University of Virginia Health System and Past President of AHVAP


Tags:  AHVAP  Barbara Strain  CAUTI  HAI  Hospital Acquired Infections 

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