Over the last few years, there has been a significant shift throughout our health care system to move to a delivery and payment model known as value-based care (in replacement for Fee for service model). The value based is a solution to address rise in healthcare cost and focus on quality. This transition is very challenging, and the need for process improvements initiative is very imperative during the transitional period.
Presenter: Toyin Adegbonmire, MS, Blackbelt, is a Provider Reimbursement Manager at Healthfirst. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from University of Maryland Baltimore County and Master’s in Technology Management with a concentration in Project Management degree from University of Maryland University College. She has been working in the healthcare industry for 10+ years with diverse experience in Health IT, Revenue recovery, Managed care organization and Skilled Nursing. Toyin is currently leading an improvement initiative to improve the claims auto adjudication process at Healthfirst.
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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):
5 Lens is a lean management methodology comprises of 5 different elements. 1) Voice of Customer – understanding what customers want and need. 2) Process Efficiency – streamline processes by removing waste, variability and rigidity and standardize execution. 3) Metrics and Results – Measure selected KPIs and establish continuous improvement culture. 4) Mindsets and Behaviors – create common team vision, compelling change story, and link Lean behaviors to appraisal and rewards. 5) Organization and Skills – Review organizational setup, spans of controls, skills and assess alignment to serve Customer needs
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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.
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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
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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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39th Annual ASQ North Jersey Section “Spring Quality Training Conference” will be held on April 13th 2017.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Committee for relevance, innovation, demonstrated application, and technical content. Priority will be given to new and unique approaches that have resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes and customer satisfaction. The following is a list of suggested topics; however, you are not limited to the list. Feel free to send proposals in all areas that you feel are relevant to this year’s theme “Quality Takes More Than Luck.”
Some Proposed Focus Areas:
- Leadership (Innovation, Change, Empowerment, Alignment to Goals)
- Auditing (Internal, External, 3rd Party, ISO, 16949, GMP)
- What’s New (Environmental, Regulatory, lessons learned etc.)
- Electronics (J-Standard, testing, inspecting, CEPM)
- FDA Regulated (Pharma, Medical Devices, Lessons Learned, Risk 14971)
- Lean and Six Sigma
Timeline Submit ASAP. The deadline for proposal submissions is September 30th, 2016.
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With more than 2,500 attendees from around the world, it’s easy to see why the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement is a premier international event. See the highlights from this year’s show. View the video.