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Volunteer to be a Cycle 2 HBOK Reviewer!

Dear Healthcare Division Members,

Two ASQ Healthcare Division workgroups are collaborating to build a library of content vetted by our members that contains only essential, reliable, relevant, profound and rewarding content to assist in achieving healthcare excellence – the Healthcare Body of Knowledge (HBOK). Our goal is to complete the review of ASQ internal content in 31 topical areas, as ranked by HCD members, by December 31, 2013.

 We are accepting into the HBOK, content which are most important to the pursuit of personal, operational and organizational excellence in healthcare organizations, including hospitals, outpatient health care (ambulatory surgery, wound care, physical therapy, laboratories and imaging), long-term care, pharmacies, public health, dental, behavioral health and regulatory/accreditation/certification agencies.

 Content in topics one through ten have been reviewed by twenty teams of your peers. Heartfelt thanks go out to the HBOK volunteers of Cycle 1 who completed 3,414 reviews (as of December 14, 2012; each content item receives 2 reviews). Of the 914 content items receiving both reviews, 489 were accepted into the HBOK.

 Although I am pleased to report that a number of the current reviewers are staying on for additional reviewing cycles, we need many more dedicated volunteers to assist in reviewing content in the remaining 21 topical areas.  Articles to be reviewed during Cycle 2 (March-June 2013) will include topics in the following 10 areas:

  Cycle 2 HBOK topics

Your knowledge and experience is valuable in helping to compile a library of the most important content to assist healthcare professionals in achieving performance excellence. Having been part of the content review process in Cycle 1, I can say that it is an excellent way to expand your knowledge and network with other Division members.

 If you would like to assist in this process, please take 10-15 minutes and complete the reviewer application by January 18, 2013.  Use this link to access the application:

 Submitted applications will be reviewed in the upcoming months and if selected, you will be contacted with further instructions to prepare you to begin the reviewing process.  I would love to have you join us!

 Sue Peiffer


HBOK Content Development Workgroup







Reviewer applications are due by January 18, 2013.  If you would like to assist in this process, please take 10-15 minutes to complete the reviewer application. Use this link to access the application: This is a great way to become involved in Healthcare Division activities!

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