Barbara Strain, MA, CVAHP, SM(ASCP)

Barbara is an experienced healthcare professional with a proven record of success in assisting providers and suppliers in reaching value driven strategic goals.     Previously, Barbara was the Director of Value Management at the University of Virginia Health System.  In that role she directed the Value Management Program which collaborated with executive leadership, physicians, clinicians and suppliers across the care continuum providing the infrastructure to standardize product selection and reduce practice variation.   Prior to establishing the Value Management program Barbara managed the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory operations at UVA.  She also served as chair of the institutional fire safety workgroup and facilitated performance improvement initiatives as a Six Sigma Green Belt.  Barbara is a founding member, past president and former regional director of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP).  She is a member of various professional organization  committees with the Association of Healthcare Resource & Materials Managers (AHRMM) and AHVAP. Barbara has published articles on such topics as healthcare value management, supply chain, disruptive technology & microbiology and speaks nationally on a variety of topics including value analysis, process improvement, sustainability and safety.


VA 101
VA 201
Value Analysis Before, During and Beyond the Pandemic: A Two Part Panel Session
Standardizing Healthcare’s Approach to Creating Value with the VACPac