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Point-of-Care Testing Value Analysis Team

A value analysis team (VAT) is an objective, formal, customized partnership between PHSA Supply Chain and the health authorities' clinical and operations leader representatives.

The purpose of creating VATs is to develop the partnership between PHSA Supply Chain and the health authorities' clinical and operations leader representatives, in order to:

  • Optimize safety and quality of patient care
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Reduce costs

A VAT provides a forum for provincial discussion on best clinical practices as well as a broader discussion on standards regarding required equipment and supplies. VATs are an opportunity for stakeholders to learn from each other, bring forward equipment and/or product concerns that might impact care, and discuss upcoming changes that could impact current products, contracts or practices.

Current members

  • Catriona Gano, PLMS and chair
  • Dr. David Goldfarb, Microbiology
  • Dr. Estee Benade, Hematopathology
  • Dr. Andre Mattman, Biochemistry
  • Linda Hiepler, FHA
  • Dan Woods, IHA
  • Arthur Sanchez, IHA
  • Kylie-Ann Ogden, IHA
  • Tracy Cooper, IHA
  • Bonnie McTaggart, NHA
  • Sheri Young, PHC
  • Jessica Lin, CW
  • Ron Garbuio, BCCA
  • Angela Knight, BCCDC
  • Sagan Grewal, VCH
  • Karen Ng, VCH
  • Charlene Porter, VCH
  • Raymond Li, VCH
  • Teresa (Lori) Richter, VIHA
  • Karen Mooder, FNHA
  • Patricia Rodgers, Yukon
  • Kyrsten Jensen, MoH
  • Victoria Goudy, MoH
  • Gwenyth Leung, MoH
  • Jared Husdon, PHSA Supply Chain
  • Alon Freund, PHSA Supply Chain
  • Tulip Nunez, PHSA Supply Chain
  • Taslim Hassam, PHSA Supply Chain
  • Hope Byrne, PLMS Microbiology
  • Sandra Chow, PLMS Hematopathology
  • Gerome Mangubat, PLMS Biochemistry


For questions or comments about this team, please email

SOURCE: Point-of-Care Testing Value Analysis Team ( )
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