Sepsis is associated with a high risk of mortality. The number of deaths in US due to sepsis has increased from 154,159 in 2000 to 207,427 in 2007. The main objective of this presentation is to demonstrate utilization of process improvement and system redesign methodologies for the purpose of improving broad spectrum antibiotics administration within 1 hour of severe sepsis/septic shock recognition, and studying its effect on mortality.
Continue reading June Section Meeting: Healthcare Process Improvement – Early Sepsis Identification
Great companies manage performance by looking at teams, not drudging through annual performance reviews. Agile Performance Management helps organizations understand how teams helping fulfill corporate goals and improve agile teams so that they can meet those goals. Social recognition and frequent feedback are the heart of agile. Skill development and just-in-time learning are investments that pay off. Measuring teams performance, providing feedback, and giving the tools to meet expectations – that’s what’s replacing tortuous annual performance reviews.
Agile Performance Management provides a full continuum of meaningful performance – and it happens all the time, not just every 6-months.
This presentation describes how organizations that have implemented the Agile Performance Management program can be successful in many ways:
• supporting a style of work that is collaborative, social and fast moving
• aligning the performance of teams with the goals of the organization
• providing employees with a voice in influencing individual, team and organizational performance
• providing supervisors with the skills they need to coach and counsel employees and teams every day, not just at annual appraisal times
• providing the organization with a health check of their training and organizational development efforts by gathering cumulative information about performance management trends
Continue reading May Section Meeting: Agile Performance Management
This month’s ASQ member gift bundle: Auditing
In this month’s gift, ASQ is revisiting a very important topic and expertise critical to any organization—auditing.
- New webcast on advanced quality auditing
- Additional webcasts on auditing basics and process auditing
- Complete e-book, Auditing Beyond Compliance
- Checklists, tools and templates
- And much more!
Continue reading ASQ April Membership Gift: Auditing
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Manage the customer interface for RMA requests, Product Change Notifications, and Requests for Waivers.
- Follow-up on customer audits by tracking, review and approval of corrective actions.
- Serve as internal quality system auditor
- Lead and participate in problem solving teams using root cause analysis and 8 D techniques.
- Support manufacturing in resolving quality issues with II-Vi products.
- Develop and coordinate internal activities in support of quality improvement initiatives.
- Occasional travel to back end processing facility in Lehigh Valley, PA. and to customer sites.
Continue reading Quality Engineer position available: Warren, NJ
The primary duties of the NY/NJ Area Quality & Records Coordinator include responsibility for implementing, coordinating, training, and administering the HDR Quality Management System (QMS) within the NY/NJ area and across all engineering Business Groups (which includes 500+ staff in transportation engineering, planning, water/wastewater, natural & water resources, civil engineering and environmental sciences, construction control, etc.). Will report directly to the NY/NJ Area Manager, and will manage and direct activities specific to the Area’s implementation of the corporate QMS. Will serve as a liaison between the Quality Office, Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) Leadership, Internal QMS Audit Lead Auditors, and local leadership to advance NY/NJ Area with Quality and ILG objectives and expectations.
Continue reading Position available: NY/NJ Area Quality & Records Coordinator
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:
It’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.
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