Women Leaders in Supply Chain – Terri Nelson 

December 14, 2022 – Terri Nelson, MAHA, BSN RN is the Senior Director of Value Analysis at Mayo Clinic. Read an excerpt from The Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s “Women Leaders in Supply Chain” below. 

Please tell us about your role/responsibilities within your organization. 

My title is Senior Director of Value Analysis for the Mayo Clinic, a position I have developed over the last 20 years. I am responsible for managing the Clinical Quality Value Analysis (CQVA) Team. CQVA is a work unit with Supply Chain Management which focuses on three core competencies: 

  • Category Management, the facilitation of clinical input into the category management contracting strategies 
  • Operational Support, assisting campuses and service lines with product requests and/or conversions 
  • Product Management, addressing product backorders, quality issues and recalls. 

In what ways has the supply chain changed that makes value analysis more important to hospitals and health systems? 

Supply Chain Management is not just about acquiring and moving products. SCM has developed relations across the healthcare organization to proactively support the clinical practice. This includes the formation of Clinical Value Analysis (CQVA) work units. The objective for this unit is to proactively work with service lines in identifying products which will support best practice and improve patient care outcomes. CQVA team is comprised of nurses with varied clinical backgrounds. The addition of clinical staff within Supply Chain Management provides a voice for the healthcare team in identification of products which are reviewed by using the defined value analysis processes. The value analysis process assures product request will be reviewed and approved by appropriate clinical users, conversions are completed in a timely manner and compliance is addressed based on strategies outlined in the contract. 

To see the rest of our Women Leaders in Supply Chain list, click here.   

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