AHVAP Monthly eNews
The first quarter of 2020 has been one of the most challenging times I can remember for all of Value Analysis, Supply Chain and our Providers. COVID-19 has taken over all aspects of our roles. Value Analysis is involved in working with all levels of healthcare leadership on product selection, available substitutions, and even utilization guidelines. I am amazed at the tireless efforts of our peers along with everyone at the front lines in assessing and treating this new threat.
The AHVAP Website has provided the forum for sharing resources your facilities have developed and asking questions of your peers via the blog. There are also links to key information resources such as the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Product Research Library now including COVID-19 Vaccines
Greenlight Medical
As a result of COVID-19, we ramped up efforts to release a new Product Research Library for hospitals, which includes education on all pertinent medical products for COVID-19 such as vaccines, ventilators, masks, PCR tests, assays, PPE, etc. The Product Research Library includes product equivalents, FDA regulatory criteria, and clinical evidence research available, in addition to information on thousands of other medical products. We are offering complimentary access to non-partnered hospital facilities during this time.
Click here to gain access.
AHVAP Spotlight
If you find yourself with extra time, spend it on professional development with AHVAP.
The Annual Conference is starting to take shape. The committee is working hard to establish the schedule. We are very excited to announce Randy Bradley as the keynote speaker. He is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. As a healthcare supply chain and IT strategist and researcher he will address the impact of current business and supply chain transformation on healthcare Value Analysis in an interactive presentation called ‘From Traditional to Transformed’. More info is forthcoming.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Surgical Product Solutions
A New White Paper from ECRI
ECRI Institute
Lessons of COVID-19: Three Actions for a More Resilient Supply Chain

Healthcare supply chain professionals faced unprecedented challenges during COVID-19, but leaders can apply the lessons learned during the pandemic to improve the resilience of their supply chains and lead greater resilience throughout their organizations.
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Silver Lining Apparel
Blue.Point LLC
Industry News and Developments
By Summer Lin, The Sacramento Bee
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that designates certain medical supplies as “scarce” to prevent price gouging and hoarding, according to a White House press briefing. Attorney General William Barr said Trump signed the order to stop people from hoarding medical suppliesfor the purpose of selling them “in excess of market prices.”
By Lucas Manfredi, Fox Business
On Sunday, President Donald Trump challenged the Big Three automakers to switch their production lines over to manufacturing ventilators to meet the increasing demand states and hospitals say they will need to handle the spread of the coronavirus.
By Kai Kupferschmidt, Jon Cohen, Science 
On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a large global trial, called SOLIDARITY, to find out whether any can treat infections with the new coronavirus for the dangerous respiratory disease. It’s an unprecedented effort—an all-out, coordinated push to collect robust scientific data rapidly during a pandemic. The study, which could include many thousands of patients in dozens of countries, has been designed to be as simple as possible so that even hospitals overwhelmed by an onslaught of COVID-19 patients can participate.
Calendar of Events
Jul 2020
Mark your calendars for AHVAP’s Annual Value Analysis Week- July 20-24, 2020. AHVAP developed VA Week to bring awareness to the profession of VA and the important work that is being done to improve healthcare. In the past, AHVAP has celebrated by hosting Webinars and daily podcasts covering different aspects of VA work. Most importantly, AHVAP posted pictures of our members and how they celebrated VA week at their organizations. Our planning for this year’s AHVAP VA Week has begun – has yours?
Oct 2020
Visit the link below to secure your place today. 2019 was a sold out show so don't wait!