As the General Manager of the Surgical Operations business intelligence offerings, including Surgery Compass and the Supply Cost Improvement Project, Yaw’s responsibilities include management of Dedicated Advisor and member-content services, as well as the development of new product functionality for the Surgery Compass research collaborative. In addition, Yaw serves as a National Practice Leader for surgical services research at the firm and provides consulting services for select members.
Previously, Yaw was a Senior Director with the Advisory Board’s Consulting division, specializing in OR strategy and maximizing surgery access and efficiency in the OR. Across his client base of more than 100 hospitals, Yaw has helped his clients to achieve the following results: 43% average increase in OR block utilization, 20% improvement in OR turnover times, 12% average increase in revenue-generating OR utilization. Past clients that Yaw has assisted include Sacred Heart Health System, Queen’s Medical Center, HCA Midwest Division, St. Francis Health System, and Intermountain Healthcare. Prior to joining the H*Works delivery team, Yaw worked as an Associate in the Advisory Board’s Member Services and Business Development department. There he acted as a partnership liaison, responsible for helping member hospitals identify areas for process improvement initiatives.
Yaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the Advisory Board, Yaw worked as an Account Representative for Alphacor Medical Products in Washington, DC. In this role he was responsible for client training, inventory management and marketing strategy. Previously, Yaw worked in the health economics and outcomes services group at Covance Inc.
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