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Healthcare Forum to Reveal How to Harness the Power of Six Sigma to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

Healthcare Forum to Reveal How to Harness the Power of Six Sigma to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

The healthcare industry used to think that higher quality and lower costs couldn’t coexist, Six Sigma proves it is just the opposite. The central idea behind Six Sigma is that if you can measure how many “defects” you have in a process, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and get as close to “zero defects” as possible.

The 2nd Annual Successfully Implementing Six Sigma in Healthcare summit follows on from the very successful inaugural forum in May 2003 in Boston. This forum will be much larger scale multi-track forum. It will take place over 2 days on March 25th & 26th, 2004 in New Orleans. Please visit www.wcbf.com/quality/5002 for detailed information.

This forum has brought together the most powerful case-studies from leading-minds across the Healthcare sector all under one roof.

For example:

  • Greg Stock, CEO, Thibodaux Regional Hospital addresses how to lead a Six Sigma initiative to success
  • Jean Cherry, Executive Vice President, Commonwealth Health Corporation on how to integrate Six Sigma with strategic organizational objectives
  • Dr Jeff Burnich, Chief Quality Officer, Mount Carmel Health System shares strategies for successful project selection and sizing
  • Nancy Pratt, Senior VP Clinical Effectiveness, Sharp Health System demonstrates the benefits of linking Six Sigma with other quality initiatives
  • Susan McGann, Master Black Belt, Virtua Health System reveals how to capture ROI data and measure returns
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…and many more!

Some of the issues highlighted during the last event that will be addressed at this next conference include:

  • Adapting Six Sigma to the healthcare environment and overcoming the cultural and professional differences to other sectors
  • Leading and structuring a Six Sigma organization
  • Managing change and communicating Six Sigma effectively to win over sceptics
  • Successful project selection and sizing
  • Applying Six Sigma methods and tools to clinical outcomes
  • Integrating Six Sigma with other quality initiatives

Practical examples of using Six Sigma in the Emergency Department, for staff scheduling, for audit and compliance and in supply management, among others.

Registration is currently open, and companies can receive a $169.50 discount off the standard price if they register before February 13, 2004. Places are strictly limited. All those involved in Quality, Continuous Process Improvement and Clinical Outcomes are encouraged to reserve their places early.

For more information and to secure your place at this important and unique event call TOLL FREE on (1) 800 959 6549 or (1) 312 466 5774 or visit www.wcbf.com/quality/5002

The forum brochure can also be downloaded by clicking http://www.wcbf.com/quality/5002/5002.pdf

Listed below are some of the notable speakers:-

Greg Stock
CEO
THIBODAUX REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Jean Cherry
Executive Vice President
COMMONWEALTH HEALTH CORPORATION

Dr Jeffrey Burnich
Chief Quality Officer
MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH SYSTEM

Susan McGann
Master Black Belt
VIRTUA HEALTH SYSTEM

Nancy Pratt
Senior VP Clinical Effectiveness
SHARP HEALTH SYSTEM

Patricia Atkins
Six Sigma Black Belt, Clinical Effectiveness
SHARP HEALTH SYSTEM

Doug Sears
Director of Process Improvement
BON SECOURS NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

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Cindy Neely
VP Systems Improvement & Chief Quality Officer
CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER

Dr Larry V. Staker
Medical Director
DESERET MUTUAL BENEFIT ADMINISTRATORS

Donald Walker
Senior VP Business Process Design
MCKESSON CORPORATION

Dr Martin D. Merry
Associate Clinical Professor of Health Management & Policy
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Jeff Reinke
Vice President Six Sigma
MCKESSON PHARMACEUTICAL

Wendy Novicoff, PhD
Director and Master Black Belt, Quality and Performance Improvement Program / Assistant Prof. of Health Evaluation Sciences
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM

Dr Elana Schrader
CQI Enablement Office
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA

Dr Alan Cooper
VP Center for Learning & Innovation
NORTHSHORE-LONG ISLAND JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEM

Karen Schneller
Emergency Department Clinical Manager
DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Blake Hubbard
Master Black Belt
VALLEY BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM

Paolo Neri
VP Continuous Improvement
ST JUDE MEDICAL

Lex Konnerth
Organizational Development Strategist
VYTRA HEALTH PLANS

John Tucci
Founding Partner
LEAP TECHNOLOGIES

Marguerite Powell
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Duke Rohe
Systems Improvement Specialist
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

David Silverstein
President & CEO
BREAKTHROUGH MANAGEMENT GROUP

Richard Scott
Executive Program Director
Master Black Belt
SIGMA BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES

Charles DeBusk
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Ian Lazarus
Managing Partner
CREATIVE HEALTHCARE USA

PLUS A CEO PANEL WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

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