Perioperative/Operating Room

Value Analysis Committee

  • The LVHN Perioperative process to evaluate products based on clinical efficacy, safety, and cost
  • A multidisciplinary team consisting of seven physician members representing multiple specialties, along with members from Materials Management, Administration, Business Operations, Nursing and other clinical areas

Purpose and Goals

  • Simplify and Shorten Process for New Product Introduction
  • Enhance Communication
  • Standardization of Perioperative Products to Improve OR Efficiency, Patient Safety and Cost Effectiveness
  • Standardize Industry-Hospital Interaction

Vendor Responsibilities

  • Have surgeon complete necessary forms
    • Product Evaluation and Trial Form (P.E.T.)
    • Physician Evaluation Form
    • Patient Specific Form (based on established criteria)
  • Provide product information to staff
    • Catalog numbers
    • Comparative product information
  • Provide clinical research information on product to Product Nurse Specialist (PNS)
    • Evidence based literature
    • Manufacturer literature
    • Product samples or demo models
  • Provide pricing information to Supply Chain Management (SCM)