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Have you signed up for our fall Section events?

No? Well you still have plenty of time to register and attend these events:

For more information just click on the links above. Hope we see you at one of the events.

November Section Meeting: Continuous Improvement Principles Applied to the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

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Brian Galli
The Project Management Institute‘s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) has several knowledge areas and processes that a Project Manager and project team to perform in order to effectively plan and execute any type of project. Since Project Managers are often pressured to complete projects within certain constraints while following the PMBOK project life cycle, it is important to effectively navigate through the several knowledge areas and processes associated with PMBOK. Lean Six Sigma tools and concepts can be utilized to navigate through the several knowledge areas and processes of PMBOK. The effective integration of these tools and concepts into the PMBOK project life cycle can also help to streamline the PMBOK project life cycle but also complete projects within their constraints but also exceed expectations.
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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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Join us for our Annual State of the Section Review

Please join us for our September 2016 Section meeting where Samir Joshi (Section Chair) & Sandor Juhasz (Treasurer) will be discussing the current state of the section along with a recap of the recent World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) conference.

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Section Meeting: State of the Section and WCQI Summary

Please join us for our September 2016 Section meeting where Samir Joshi (Section Chair) & Sandor Juhasz (Treasurer) will be discussing:

  • This Section meeting will focus on the current and future state of our committees, SIGs, leadership, and finance. We will be looking for volunteers and leaders for many vacant roles on our committees. If you are looking for interesting work to support your section this is the place to come to find these opportunities. Participating as a committee volunteer or leader greatly enhances your resume. We hope to see you there.
  • Summary of activities from the World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI).

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QUALITY IN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION

Bone marrow transplants are now routinely carried out worldwide to treat people with cancer and other disorders of the blood and immune system and are a prime example of a successful stem cell therapy. Stem cells from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood are used in transplantation procedures. From the first successful bone marrow transplant involving identical twins in the late 1950s to cutting edge research of today, the emphasis on quality has evolved and has led to the establishment of standards and regulations. This presentation will focus on a brief history of the development of bone marrow transplantation accreditation standards and regulations.

Presented by: Sharon Tindle, QA Manager, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
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