Barbara StrainHealthcare Value Consultant

Barbara’s expertise lies in value analysis processes, contract negotiation, conversion planning, supply chain operations, and fostering mutually beneficial relationships with physicians. She brings a patient-centric, clinically based perspective to traditional healthcare products and services but also specializes in new and innovative technology review [at varying stages of development].

Barbara helps suppliers and providers present value propositions to healthcare organizations, ultimately enabling all parties to achieve their strategic goals.

Prior to working as a Consultant, Barbara spent 22 years as Director of Value Management for the University of Virginia Health System. She led the Value Management Program which brought together executive leadership, physicians, clinicians and suppliers across the care continuum to provide an infrastructure to standardize product selection and reduce practice variation. Barbara was also responsible for Supply Chain Operations, Surgical Supply, Equipment Distribution, Linen Services, and management of Clinical Microbiology Operations.

Barbara is a Certified Value-Analysis Healthcare Professional, speaks nationally on a variety of healthcare-related topics, and has published numerous articles addressing healthcare value management, supply chain, disruptive technology and clinical microbiology.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from California State University-East Bay and her Master’s in Microbiology from California State University-Fresno. Barbara lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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