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Reminder: Are you attending next week’s Section Meeting?

There is still time to register for next week’s section meeting Healthcare Process Improvement – Early Sepsis Identification

Date & Time: June 13, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Spanish Tavern 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105 (MapIt)

Tickets (includes dinner):

May’s Member Gift Bundle: Integrated Management Systems/Total Quality Management

In this month’s ASQ Member gift, we share resources around two systemic approaches to quality, past and present – Total Quality Management (TQM) and Integrated Management Systems (IMS.)

Included are:

  • Webcasts on integrated management systems and total quality management
  • Complete e-book, Integrated Management Systems
  • Complete handbook, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Third Edition
  • And much more!

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

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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.

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.

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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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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Annual Spouse’s Night Event – Two Tours and Dinner

Join us for our annual Spouse’s Night on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.

We will begin our tour for Brewster Washer at 4 PM. Once tour is over we will be walking to next door to Cricket Hill Brewery. Visitors can use either of the Parking lots.
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