The Science Behind VAC Product Adoption

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Tue Mar 29 13:00:29 CDT 2016



Learn from those who are doing it well. Click here to get a snapshot of today’s successful cost management activities in the value analysis environment among supply chain managers, clinicians and other important Value Analysis Committee (VAC) members.

The rising cost and variable quality of healthcare delivery in the U.S. has become the subject of great debate among policymakers, providers, payors, and patients. Efforts among some healthcare organizations have shown that there are effective methods to achieve cost savings in the supply chain process, while protecting or improving quality of care for patients. Healthcare reform has motivated many in the healthcare community to evaluate every method possible to prepare for the certainty of further government oversight and reduced reimbursement payments. Hospitals are on the front line of what is shaping up to be a long and difficult process to implement new methods to control costs and change decade old behaviors among healthcare providers. 

"The Science Behind VAC Product Adoption" is the third installment of a series of publications, resulting from data and interviews conducted by Blueprint, a healthcare research and practice solutions organization, that provide key insights into the effective formation and processes related to the operation of Value Analysis Committees. The previous two papers, "Surgeons and the Value Analysis Committee: Agents of Change" and "Is Your Value Analysis Committee a Leader in Change?" focused on the formation of the VAC and the evolving relationships between surgeons and supply chain management. This edition will provide you with key insights and trends related to new product adoption decision-making processes and the details behind how products are evaluated.

What strategies are you implementing to optimize your VAC and help reduce overall costs? Share your comments below.