CHRIS PROVINES WRITINGS AND RESEARCHI write about the art, science and practice of buyer-seller value creation and exchange with a focus on healthcare.
“It use to be the wild west in the beginning,” a friend and recently retired MedTech sales leader said when he described the early days of selling medical technologies. He discussed his experience selling a technology for a new procedure. This was about twenty years...read more
Depending upon which side of the table you are on, medical device and supply price transparency is either a long-standing threat to prices and margins or a potential opportunity to drive supply savings. While there have been efforts and businesses focused on supply...read more
Self-contracting, where a hospital contracts directly with the supplier rather than through a group purchasing organization (GPO), is accounting for an increasing proportion of hospital supply spend in the U.S. As hospitals consolidate, gain greater scale, and become...read more
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Published Works14 Sales forces and thousands of sales and marketing professionals have used these books to be more successful.
My teaching, research, and work with leading Fortune 500 firms has led to numerous books. My expertise is in the art, science, and practice of:
- Selling value
- Defining winning pricing strategies
- Using buying behavior strategically
- Creating collaborative buyer-seller relationships
A comprehensive and practical guide to pricing medical technologies. This book will help you better quantify, communicate, and capture value in an increasingly challenging environment. The book provides a strategic framework for pricing medical technologies.
This is a practical guide that provides salespeople and commercial teams with the insights to approach economic buyers with renewed confidence. It provides proven strategies and tools to educate customers, sell your value, and defend your value against tough buyers.