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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:


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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 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

March Section Meeting – Transition to Value-based Healthcare

Photo: Andrew S. Rein
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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April Section Meeting – The three pillars of Change Management – EQ, IQ and IT

Change is hard. If you want to bring about some, you have to do three things – (1) Appeal to the heart; (2) Make (financial) sense, and (3) Make it be easy to do. Of course, it is easier said than done. During this month’s section meeting we’ll discuss some fundamentals, some challenges and some experiences of ‘making change happen’.
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January Section Meeting – Smart Business Processes and the Future of Quality

As digital transformation disrupts all areas of social and corporate life, it’s worth noting that certain organizations are managing the transition better than others. I take a closer look at the opportunities of digital technologies for organizations to innovate and operate business processes. I describe the skills, positions, and structures of business transformation functions that can help organizations to become a digitally operated enterprise, and derive three scenarios of the future of quality in such organizations.
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