The advantages and disadvantages of using synthetic, biologic and biosynthetic material for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction procedures remain a subject of debate.
Physicians and Value Analysis Professionals: A New Era for Collaboration
In the past, hospital physicians would order an interesting new medical device or surgical instrument without carefully considering the cost. That mindset is changing in a new era of health care, according to value analysis professionals.
Q&A: Evaluating the Current State and Future Direction of Value Analysis
As hospital value analysis develops to meet the needs of a changing health care system, value analysis professionals must review what initiatives have been successful, such as measures to improve communication with physicians, as well as identify areas...
View From the C-Suite: Putting the ‘Value’ Back in Hospital ‘Value Analysis’
“Value analysis,” like health care itself, is once again changing, said Raymond J. Seigfried, a visiting instructor of health care administration and policy at the Arcadia University School of Global Business, in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
True Value: A New Approach to Standardization in Health Care
Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, in Knoxville, Tennessee, understands the importance of standardization to manage an increasingly complex health system environment.