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ASQ Healthcare Division work published…

Author(s): Joseph A. Fortuna, MD; William A. Brenneman, PhD; Sandra Storli, MS, CMQOE; David Birnbaum, PhD, MPH; Kay L. Brown, CSSGB

The Current State of Validating the Accuracy of Clinical Data Reporting: Lessons to Be Learned from Quality and Process Improvement Scientists published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 6 (June 2013), pp. 611-614   at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/670636?origin=JSTOR-pdf

For background and update on HCD work related to this article see: ASQ HAI Data Validation Initiative Update 8-2013 

 

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Nightingale Scholarship Committee

Since 2009, ASQ’s Healthcare Division has awarded one annual $2,000 scholarship in honor of Florence Nightingale, the widely recognized initiator of nursing as a profession. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution pursuing studies related to healthcare quality; either a current HCD member or sponsored by a HCD member; and submit an essay on “Quality in Healthcare: Strategies for Reducing Adverse Outcomes and Costs While Improving Quality of Care. The applicant is scored based ...

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Healthcare Update Newsletter

Looking for the Healthcare Update or Tools and Applications

Latest Healthcare Update Newsletter:  http://asq.org/newsletters/healthcareupdate/index.html

Tools and Applications:    http://asq.org/newsletters/healthcaretools/index.html

 

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Nightingale Scholarship for 2013 Awarded!

Nightingale Scholarship Awarded for 2013!

Since 2009, ASQ’s Healthcare Division has awarded one annual $2,000 scholarship in honor of Florence Nightingale, the widely recognized initiator of nursing as a profession. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution pursuing studies related to healthcare quality; either a current HCD member or sponsored by a HCD member; and submit an essay on “Quality in Healthcare: Strategies for Reducing Adverse Outcomes and Costs While Improving Quality of Care. The ...

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Accepting applications for the Nightingale Scholarship

Nightingale Scholarship application due on or before February 28

The purpose of the ASQ Healthcare Division Nightingale Scholarship is to further critical use of quality theory and methods in modern healthcare. This competition is open to any student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution who is nominated by a member of the Healthcare Division and who is pursuing studies related to healthcare quality. The student need not be an ASQ member at the time of application.

Application Deadline: Complete applications with narrative ...

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Reducing the Time Female Patients Spend Waiting for Diagnostic Mammogram Results

by DeFeo, Joe; Ralston, J. Er

Abstract: To reduce stress and anxiety for its patients, a small nonprofit hospital set the goal of decreasing the amount of time that women had to wait to receive mammogram results. The team used the Six Sigma define, measure, analyze, improve, control (DMAIC) process to identify key areas for improvements.

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Using Advanced Process Simulation Methodology to Plan for a Major Facility Renovation – Surgical Suite at The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW)

by Kolker, Alexander

Abstract: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) is in the planning stages for a major facility renovation of its surgical suite to increase capacity; patient, physician, and staff satisfaction; and efficiency of surgical services. Principles of management science and operations research helped address the issue of capacity analysis and patient flow in the complex surgical facility. Discrete events computer simulation methodology helped predict if the current number of beds and operating rooms and their allocation for the various surgical ...

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Nightingale Scholarship Awarded

The Healthcare Division of ASQ has awarded a $2,000 Nightingale Scholarship to Winnie MacGregor from Lake Forest, Calif., for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to pursuing quality improvement in the health care field.

The scholarship was awarded during the Quality Institute for Healthcare,    May 21–23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

MacGregor is pursuing an MBA in project and quality management at California InterContinental ...

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Crossing Borders, Cultures and Business Models

by Kristi Groves

Spending several years working overseas for the Department of Defense as a nurse and nurse leader, and learning quality for healthcare, I developed a new appreciation for standardization or limiting variation in healthcare practices—in business and clinical settings.

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Healthcare Update Audio Interview with Michael Washington

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