In 2010 K&N Management became the first Austin company to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Mr. Schiller shall be talking about the path his company took in acquiring the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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Title: Meeting: “Evolution of Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare” Location: Marie Callender’s Description: Ms. VanZyl’s talk shall touch on the following topics:
– Application of industrial models of total quality management to healthcare (Juran, Deming)
– Evolution from TQM to CQI to Lean Six Sigma to Toyota Production System – – are they really all that different?
– Human error theory and applications in patient care (Clinical Simulation, Force Function, Automated Medication Dispensing)
– Healthcare Reform and Quality Based Pay for Performance — it’s here!
Speaker: Gail VanZyl from Scott & White Healthcare
Gail VanZyl, RN, CHRM, CPHQ is the Chief Nurse Executive and Executive Vice President for Quality, Safety and Regulatory Services for Scott & White Healthcare. Gail graduated with honors from Oregon Health Sciences University Nursing School in Portland, Oregon. She has been leading quality and patient safety improvement initiatives since 1982, when she trained with Joseph Juran at the Juran Institute of Continuous Improvement and W. Edwards Deming. Early in Gail’s professional nursing career, she practiced in ICU, Trauma, OR/PACU and the Emergency Department. Gail has been in leadership roles in Quality and Patient Safety and Nursing in both community and teaching clinical settings. She is currently appointed to the Texas Governor’s Advisory Panel for Hospital Acquired Infections, Texas Health and Human Services Commission Advisory Group on Quality Based Payment, and the Texas Hospital Association Committee on Quality and Patient Safety. Gail has been published on quality and patient safety by the American Hospital Association, and is a frequent presenter on these topics in both regional and national settings. In her spare time, Gail is enrolled in Loyola University Law School and will be graduating with an Masters of Juris Prudence in Health Law this April.
Ms. VanZyl’s talk shall touch on the following topics:
Application of industrial models of total quality management to healthcare (Juran, Deming)
Evolution from TQM to CQI to Lean Six Sigma to Toyota Production System – – are they really all that different?
Human error theory and applications in patient care (Clinical Simulation, Force Function, Automated Medication Dispensing)
Healthcare Reform and Quality Based Pay for Performance — it’s here!
Dr. Mac McGuire has over thirty years of service in the United States Army where he began as a private and worked his way through the ranks where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was responsible for the implementation of quality initiatives for over 20,000 personnel in 117 Texas communities. The Texas National Guard won a variety of awards and two second place finishes in a 54 group field.
Mac is a highly energetic and positive motivational speaker. He is adept with any group and brings sound advice and a common sense approach to any problem. He possesses great people skills and is a consensus builder as well as a team builder.
Dr. McGuire is also a Adjunct Professor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Temple in the MBA Program where he teaches leadership, strategic planning, and change management. He also teaches for the Professional Development Center at the University of Texas and often serves as a guest lecturer in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, and organizational improvements at the University of Texas. This spring he will teach a special certification program as an Adjunct Professor for Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
This is a great opportunity to network with your fellow Quality professionals from around the Austin area. Cost is $10.00 per plate payable at the door, (cash or check). Indicate your meal option when you RSVP.
Julie Thomas presented “The Value of Design Control: Evolving from “Have To” to “Want To”. On this engaging talk, Ms. Thomas went through the requirements for new product introductions within the medical device industry as defined by the FDA. It was a good presentation that included some slides with examples. On the closing Julie presented the “Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Want To Engage In Design Control”, listed below:
10. Keeps you in regulatory compliance.
9. Potentially reduces design cost.
8. Potentially reduces design time.
7. Enables better change control.
6. Enables faster clearance / approval.
5. Decreases likelihood of rework/redesign.
4. Decrease adverse events.
3. Decreases complaints.
2. Instills pride in making quality products.
1. Increases revenue potential which increases job security, raises the chance to receive a bonus, could lead to a bigger bonus, and increases stock price.
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