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3 Tips to Improve Your Value Analysis Workflow

Value Analysis is a complex process. Here are some ways to make it easier and more efficient:

1. Divide & Conquer: Use Subcommittees

Using one large value analysis committee to evaluate and make approval decisions around all new products is ambitious for any hospital. 233 more words


Ten Questions for 2015/16

I’ve got lists everywhere; scraps of paper, post-its, an office whiteboard, the legal pad that slowly becomes an illegible doodle…

It’s all fine and well; thoughts jotted in the moment lead to other thoughts. 538 more words


Watch: This Real-Life Hoverboard Is Almost Impossible to Believe

Eat your heart out Marty McFly.

According to the Guinness World Record organization, this video shows the furthest recorded flight ever made on a overboard. (You know, in real life as opposed to… 96 more words

SLC Debuts on National City Scorecard for Energy Efficiency

Mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase their resilience, and reduce pollution through increased energy efficiency, according to the 2nd edition of the… 50 more words

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Ebooks, sponges, and other news

A few weeks ago, I identified the steps I was going to take to increase the Templeton Library’s ebook holdings. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finished step 1, auditing our collection to see how many ebook equivalents the UW Libraries has. 223 more words


Living Innovation at Merck Serono, with Ulrich Betz

Dr. Ulrich Betz is Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubator’ at Merck Serono, and I met him at Barcelona Innovation Excellence conference 9th edition where he delivered a fantastic presentaion on innovation at Merck Serono. 1,295 more words


What does an "innovation economy" really mean?

We have entered the knowledge economy, but are only dismally realizing its tremendous potential for accelerating human progress and prosperity. While we acknowledge human talent as the chief resource of the 21st century, we fail to utilize the creative potential for a majority of the workforce. 450 more words