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Use ISO 9001:2015 to Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Outcomes
William A. Levinson, P.E., FASQ
Tuesday, February 27 2018
Napoleon Bonaparte said that "Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals," which was certainly true in an era that had yet to discover antiseptic surgery or anesthetics, and in which disease killed far more soldiers than combat. The latter was in fact true up to the First World War and, even today, medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. This is not, however, the fault of the doctors but rather the complex systems in which they must work—a concept that was stated very clearly in the first edition of ISO 9001, more than 30 years ago. "---technical specifications may not in themselves guarantee that a customer's requirements will be consistently met, if there happen to be any deficiencies in the specifications or in the organizational system to design and produce the product or service."
30 to 60 cents of every health care dollar were meanwhile wasted, at the beginning of the 21st century, on poor quality and waste (muda). This would correspond to $1 trillion to $2 trillion today and, while matters have probably improved during the past 15 or so years, this kind of waste is still directly responsible for skyrocketing insurance premiums as well as lower compensation and higher malpractice insurance premiums for health care professionals. ISO 9001 can however play a central role in reducing medical mistakes and poor outcomes, along with costs that benefit nobody (patients, health care professionals, or health care organizations) in the system.
• Recognize the enormous cost of waste in health care, and also the fact that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
• Recognize that deficiencies in the systems in which health care professionals must work are the root cause of 80 to 85% of all "malpractice," which makes ISO 9001's systems perspective ideal for health care.
• Learn how the "can't rather than don't" safety principle makes many medical mistakes impossible.
• Recognize how other clauses of ISO 9001:2015 can reduce or eliminate many other medical mistakes.
Place: Marzoni's (formerly Marvelous Muggs)
18:00 Dinner (order in advance from the menu)
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Networking (cash bar)
6:00pm to 6:45 dinner (PRE-order from menu) (Free for ASQ Members, but alcoholic beverages are on your own)
6:45-7:45 – Presentation
Please RSVP to email address NEPA.ASQ0209@gmail.com by Friday February 23 with your dinner selection
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Online Primer Class
Brought to you by: ASQ Section 1302
Instructor: Mr. Robert Anderson-Ludrick
(Robert’s bio appears on page 2)
Class dates: February 5 – April 2, 2018
(Class Registration Deadline: January 28, 2018)
ASQ North Jersey Spring Quality Conference, March 29 2018
Note: Changes in Recertification Journal fees
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Job Opportunity, posted January 19 2018 Lehigh Valley Plastics
From October 2017
I am reaching out to you so you could possibly share with any of your ASQ members that might be looking for a new opportunity. We are looking for a Director of Quality and Regulatory affairs. This position will be based in the Pittsburgh area. The salary and benefits are competitive for the area 140K-150K base salary. The industry is healthcare and prior experience will be beneficial. Below is a brief description. If you know of anyone that might be interested please forward my contact e-mail and information. Thank you for your time and have a great day.
We are seeking a Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. The Director administers and manages the Quality Improvement Program and serves as an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team. Other duties include: develops and implements a quality improvement plan in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards. The Director is responsible for organizing efforts to support continuous quality improvement of procedures through audits in order to detect, assess, investigate, correct and prevent deficiencies in clinical operations and ensures that all regulatory requirements are met. Qualifications are:
1. RN, BA or BS degree in a related field is required.
2. Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience.
3. Specific training in Quality Assurance/Process Improvement such as Lean, American Society of Quality (ASQ) and/or Six Sigma with strong analytical skills. Certification preferred.
4. Previous QA/PI experience in a related environment – performing work directly related to process improvement.
5. Previous experience in Strategic Planning and Baldrige preferred.
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