Boston, MA
Apr. 3-4, 2017

Nathan Tierney

Director of Value Management
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Accomplished senior executive and leader in value management, with over 21 years experience in multibillion-dollar domestic and international operations, developing innovative and profitable methodologies, advising disparate levels of leadership, and managing in complex environments. Proven track record of performance in all fields, and a natural propensity to analyze outcomes both strategically and objectively, excelling in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, while remaining pragmatic and focused.


April 4, 2017
3:20pm - 4:00pm
America South – Fourth Floor

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs serves almost 9 million patients annually with a host of physical, mental and behavioral problems. This presentation will cover their goal to utilize value management approaches within the VA healthcare system. The VA Value Management approach practices the use of business analytics, methodologies and Lean tools to identify and monitor key results and indicators with the goal to improve the outcomes of the disparate medical needs of their patients. The new value-oriented world, will consist of:

Optimization of outcomes
 Accountable care
Focus on populations (as VA, Veteran, and Congressional).

Key takeaways:

  • Understand Michael Porter's equation to increase value for the patient.
  • Time-driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) is the catalyst for reforming Health Care Organizations.
  • The transformation of HCO's will positively benefit patients, payers and providers. 

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