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Stephen is a Senior Member of ASQ, Past Metropolitan Section Chair and is a certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).

March Section Meeting Date Changed to March 28th, 2017

Due to the inclement weather forecast for the NYC area the ASQ NY/NJ March Section Meeting has been rescheduled to March 28 – same time 6:30-8:30 pm, same place Havana NY 58 W 38th Street New York, NY 10018 (MapIt).

If you would like to attend the discussion on the Transition to Value-based Healthcare section meeting you can still register below:


Eventbrite - March Section Meeting -  Advances in Population Health

ASQ March Member Gift: Lean Culture

Lean continues to grow in popularity and use, seen as a strategy and set of tools that assist with eliminating waste and increasing efficiency. However, organizations are realizing that the initial wins after implementing this strategy can be challenging to sustain over time.

Why? Well, as Peter Drucker so aptly put it “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. In order to sustain wins and continuously improve, organizations must create a culture of quality and a culture of lean.

In this gift ASQ is sharing resources that will help you toward that end, to assist you in transforming your organization into a lean culture. Included are:

• New webcast, The Joy of Lean
• Complete e-book
• Additional webcasts, videos, and case studies

We hope this month’s bundle gives you a few more tools and resources to create or sustain a lean culture in your organization.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through March 31, 2017.

Register now for the NJIT Spring Ott Conference on Lean Six Sigma

Time is running outIt’s not to late to register for the for the ASQ NJIT Spring Ott Conference on Lean six-sigma Methods, Tools and Case Studies, organized by the NJIT ASQ Student Leadership Team join us on March 21, 2017

Several presenters will discuss Lean six-sigma Methods, Tools and Case Studies in academia, as well as in industry. The core focus is Zero Defect Devices, Production, Service and Systems, including Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Root Cause Analysis is an essential first step when starting a six-sigma study for process improvement by controlling variations. RCA is generally applicable in situations where a defect occurs and there is a possibility that it might be beneficial to identify and address the real cause so that the situation does not occur again.

ASQ February Membership Gift: Kaizen

Kaizen, the Japanese term for a “change for the better,” is synonymous with continuous improvement in quality. In practice, it’s an approach to continuous improvement that focuses on simplification by breaking down complex processes into their sub-processes and then improving them.

In this new content bundle, we’re diving into various iterations of this powerful improvement method and sharing with you:

    • New webcast detailing the book, Kaizen Kanban

    • Complete e-book, Modular Kaizen

    • Additional webcasts, videos, and case studies to support your understanding and implementation of the kaizen efforts

    • And much more!

We hope this month’s new bundle benefits you in your ongoing pursuit of becoming more efficient, effective, and competitive in serving your customers.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through February 28, 2017.

ASQ NJIT Spring Ott Conference on Lean six-sigma Methods, Tools and Case Studies, organized by the NJIT ASQ Student Leadership Team

: Michelle Vollo, President, Jovana Stijovic and Jelena Stijovic, Vice Presidents, Avery Bechtel, Program Chair, Philip Lelikov, Secretary, Terry Asante, Educational Chair, and Paul G Ranky, Founding Academic Advisor.

Several presenters will discuss Lean six-sigma Methods, Tools and Case Studies in academia, as well as in industry. The core focus is Zero Defect Devices, Production, Service and Systems, including Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Root Cause Analysis is an essential first step when starting a six-sigma study for process improvement by controlling variations. RCA is generally applicable in situations where a defect occurs and there is a possibility that it might be beneficial to identify and address the real cause so that the situation does not occur again.

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New Venue for our March and April Section Meetings

For our upcoming March and April section meetings join us as we try out a new mid-town event location for these two section meetings.

Location: Havana NY 58 W 38th Street New York, NY 10018 (MapIt)

For more information of the section Meeting topics please visit the links below:

March 2017: Advances in Population Health
April 2017: The three pillars of Change Management – EQ, IQ and IT

ASQ January 2017 Member Gift: Career Building Resources

Your next career move is all about preparation. ASQ‘s growing repository of career resources is available to help you get prepared.

This month ASQ is offer a sampling of some of their best resources to help you succeed, whether you’re building your professional portfolio or moving toward something new and more fulfilling.

Boost your career in 2017 with ASQ’s exclusive resources and tools, including:

  • ASQ 2016 Salary Survey and Quality Progress’ Salary Calculator
  • Free e-books on team excellence, process improvement, and innovation
  • Career-focused articles, webcasts, and new ASQTV episodes on careers and the quality profession

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through January 31, 2017.

March Section Meeting – Transition to Value-based Healthcare

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Andrew S. Rein
This month we will discuss how to align financial incentives, focus on important quality measures and redesign care in order to improve the health of populations. He will cover the basics and current state of the industry in its move to leverage value based payment systems; the evolution and challenges of quality metrics from strict clinical procedure outcomes to longer term care and ultimately health outcomes; and how care systems are being resigned to better promote population health.

Andrew Rein is a mission-driven senior executive with 20+ years of experience acquired in executive positions in the nation’s leading health care and public health organizations, and a proven ability to lead health system transformation and reform, population health, and organizational innovation. Andrew maximizes value by uniquely weaving strong performance and financial management, strategy development and implementation, policy priorities, and deep analytics.
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