Sue Peiffer 09 DEC 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Sue Peiffer

Sue Peiffer, MS-MT (ASCP), MHA, CSSBB

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Performance Improvement During a Time of Survival

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many businesses hard, but few harder than healthcare where organizations are struggling to meet budgets while caring for COVID and other patients. Sue Peiffer will share tips to promote improvement during a crisis and hopes to gather successful practices from the audience. Join us to listen and share!

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Katie Castree 5 MAY 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Katie Castree, MHA, ASQ CSSBB – Operations Excellence Manager, Accumen

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Reducing Laboratory Waste… and Saving Patients’ Blood!

In outpatient draw sites, inpatient hospital stays, and emergency room visits, nurses and phlebotomists frequently collect “extra” tubes of blood from patients in addition to those for lab tests that have been ordered by a physician or other provider. The perception is that these will later be used for “add-on” tests that a provider orders, saving the patient from a second stick…ouch! Do these extra tubes really get used for testing? If not, how much is wasted in time, supplies, money…and patient blood?

The answers to these questions may shock you. Through data collection and analysis, teams identified significant waste in the laboratory as a result of this practice. This session will walk participants through the actions taken in four example hospitals in order to reduce waste and improve patient care. Lean Six Sigma concepts will include the DMAIC framework, waste, Pareto analysis, control charts, and more. This session will be valuable and of interest to both healthcare and other industry participants.

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 Dave Costenaro 13 MAY 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Dave Costenaro, Chief Data Officer, Capacity

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Artificial Intelligence: Your Force Multiplier at Work

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies have exploded across industry applications in only the past few years. There is a lot of hype, but there are also incredible gains. An informed user can easily 10X a number of business tasks if they know what to look for.

In this session, Dave Costenaro, Chief Data Officer at Capacity, will discuss pathways and lessons learned for you to apply AI algorithms, data science, design thinking, and a balanced ethical framework to make it happen.

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Elaine Powers 19 MAY 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Elaine Powers, MPA, Executive Director, COO, Rebuilding Together St. Louis

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Rebuilding Lives with Rebuilding Together St. Louis

For more than 25 years Rebuilding Together St. Louis has been helping low-income homeowners stay in their homes by providing free home repair services focused on safety, accessibility and comfort.  Our service delivery model is driven by volunteers – allowing us to stretch donations and grants in order to meet more needs in our community.  And the fact is, there is a tremendous amount of need.

Come learn more about our work, how we assess and prioritize needs, ways that volunteers can make a real difference to neighbors in St. Louis, and how we measure the impact and results of our efforts.  Through data and story-telling, you’ll come away with a greater understanding of how small projects can make a world of difference.

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Luciana Paulise 2 JUNE 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Luciana Paulise, Biztorming Training & Consulting

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

How to Drive a Culture of Innovation

Innovation cannot be dictated; you cannot simply ask people to come up with the best ideas. What you can do is build a culture where innovation can flourish organically. The context that supports the company, the structure of the teams, and the role of the leaders are three key drivers of company culture. Front-runner companies have discovered how to play these factors to promote a culture of innovation.

This presentation will showcase how companies like Google, Pixar, and Zappos drive continuous innovation and will brainstorm with the audience how to apply these practices in other industries. Learning Objectives: Understand the ROI of culture; learn the key drivers to a culture of innovation; and identify actionable items to promote innovation within your own organization.

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David Muncaster 17 JUNE 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

David Muncaster, Senior Program Manager, Sales Operations at Staples Business Advantage Canada

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Creating and Maintaining Great Teams in Times of Change

Creating and maintaining great teams has always been paramount for anyone in the Quality or project management realm. However at times, we see an even more pressing need to ensure our teams work well and that we, as leaders, manage our teams through change. Join us to walk through what teams need to be successful, how we as leaders need to provide the baseline for behavior during times of change, and how we can ensure our teams remain effective and engaged.
David will go over some “tips and tricks”, share some best practices he has seen over his work career, and offer real world examples that can implement at your organization. There is a saying “May you live in interesting times,” but these can also be a time for opportunity. Learn how to ensure your teams thrive in these “interesting times”!
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Timothy Woodcome 22 JUNE 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Timothy Woodcome

Timothy Woodcome, Business Unit Director, NQA

Monday, June 22, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Heads Up on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

The DoD’s CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) is quickly developing and will ultimately affect over 300,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors.  Effectively the In short, contractors at all levels of the DIB will need to achieve third-party certification to CMMC, or risk being deemed ineligible to be awarded DoD contracts.  This overview presentation is a good first step to sort through fact and fiction about the forth-coming CMMC program in order to better understand what CMMC will mean to your organization.  We will review the basic requirements of CMMC, the various levels of CMMC, and the timeline for the forthcoming release.  Ample time will be allocated to Q&A to ensure that as many specific situations and questions can be addressed.

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Ingrid Gudenas 30 JUNE 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Ingrid Gudenas

Ingrid Gudenas, CEO, Effective Training Solutions

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

Effective Communication Skills for Quality Professionals

It takes real communication ability to successfully lead an organization to adopt cutting edge quality principles, to gain vital support from senior leadership, and to collaborate with your peers. You can be a visionary, but it’s ultimately your communication skills that determine your effectiveness and success as a leader. It takes even greater communication skill to do it when you’re virtual.

This relevant and fast-paced webinar is just for you. We’re going to focus on the types of situations you face as a Quality professional. You’ll learn how to have a strong presence, express yourself clearly, persuade senior leadership of needed changes, effectively communicate the value of your ideas and your work, get other department leaders on board, and reduce the time it takes to get your ideas accepted.

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Scott Isbell 21 APR 2020 ASQ Dinner at Sunset 44 Bistro

Scott Isbell PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Associate Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital

The Use of Predictive Analytics to Improve Quality of Care

CANCELED Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) precautions. Refunds have been processes to your credit card and no action is needed on your side.

This presentation will briefly review clinical informatics with a focus on tools designed to help guide clinical decision making to improve patient outcomes. A predictive analytics tool developed to identify patients likely to be or become septic will be presented as a case example.

Sepsis is a major healthcare problem and is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection[1]. An estimated 270,000 Americans die each year of sepsis and 1 and 3 patients who die in a hospital have sepsis[2]. Improving outcomes requires early identification and early intervention. At the end of this presentation attendees should be able to:

    1. Identify individuals at risk of developing sepsis
    2. Describe the signs and symptoms of sepsis
    3. Describe current approaches to the diagnosis and management of sepsis
    4. Explain how clinical decision support tools may be integrated into the electronic health record to help guide clinical decision making
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Kevin Leeseberg 21 APR 2020 ASQ Dinner at Sunset 44 Bistro

Internal Performance Improvement Consultant with BJC Healthcare’s Center for Clinical Excellence

How to Misuse Statistics and Still Get Results

CANCELED Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) precautions. Refunds have been processes to your credit card and no action is needed on your side.

Design of Experiments (DOE) can be powerful tools but they have not been widely adopted in the transactional business environment. Through several healthcare examples, we’ll explore the unconventional application of the Plackett-Burman and Definitive Screening Designs within Minitab.

This approach offers even the non-statistician the ease and flexibility to gain insights quickly. It is intended for the practitioner who needs to build a case around a sound decision rather than a statistical one.

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