Lean Six Sigma Approach in Laboratory Medicine
Six Sigma is a quality management strategy that categorises process capability by evaluating how many process standard deviations can fit within the tolerance limits of the process. It has many potential applications in the clinical realm. MIOT International was one of India’s early movers in introducing the concept of Six Sigma in laboratories, back in 2017. We are the first hospital in the country to receive recognition and certification for ‘Verification of Sigma Metric Performance’ by Westward QC.
Six Sigma helps to enhance quality by reducing errors and variation in processes. It provides a more quantitative framework for evaluating process performance in clinical laboratories to assess analytical performance by measuring process variation and determining process capability.
This helps to improve the process quality and ensure near-zero defect rates in the healthcare system. Six Sigma goes hand-in-hand with Lean, another quality improvement method that helps to reduce inefficiencies and waste in organisations, with the objective of controlling costs and increasing productivity. Our workshop will therefore focus on key areas of training in error control and process improvement in the total testing cycle. This in turn will enhance patient safety, reduce turnaround times (TATs), improve the accuracy of analytical tests, and optimise quality control (QC) rules.
Workshop Date & Venue
Date : 28th & 29th July 2023
Venue : Retreat Auditorium, MIOT International, Chennai.
Who can participate?
Patron : Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT International
Program Director : Dr. Deepti Jain, Director- Department of Laboratory Services
Organising Committee : Ms. Smitha S, Mrs. Arokia Jayarani, Mr. Mahesh D, Dr. Nayana T
Doctors (Pathologist/Microbiologist/Biochemist) : Rs.2000/-
Technical officer/ Manager, Post Graduates, Ph. D : Rs.1500/-
Registration is a must for every delegate attending the workshop. Participation is limited to 30 members only. Participants should bring Laptop to the venue.
Day 1: Friday, 28th July 2023
|09:45-10:15am||Lean, Six Sigma in healthcare||Mr. Saravanan K Swami|
|10:15-10:45am||Six sigma and lean management in laboratory medicine||Dr. Deepti Jain|
|10.45–11.00am||Key note address||Dr. Prithvi Mohandas|
|11.20am–12.20pm||IQC and EQA - Building Blocks of six sigma analysis||Dr. Chitra Shree V|
|12.20–12.50pm||Estimation of Bias and Imprecision||Dr. Renuka P|
|12.50–1.00pm||Q and A session|
|1.45–2.30pm||Biological variation and measurement of uncertainity(MoU)||Dr. Maitreyee D S|
|2.30–2.45pm||Q and A session|
|2.45–3.30pm||Hands on exercise: Determining analytical sigma metrics||Mr. Santosh Potharam & Dr. Cheirmairaj|
|3.30–4.00pm||Six sigma-Tools and hands on exercise||Mr. Santosh Potharam & Dr. Cheirmairaj|
Day 2: Saturday, 29th July 2023
|09.00-09.30am||Review of Day 1|
|9.30–10.30am||QC design and rule selection(risk analysis) with practical applications of six sigma||Dr. Chitra Shree V|
|10.30–10.45am||Q and A session|
|10.45–11.05am||Hands on exercise||Dr. Cheirmairaj & Mr. Santosh Potharam, Mr. Thirumalai|
|11.20am–12.00pm||Application of six sigma in hematology||Dr. Mamta Soni|
|12.00–12.30pm||Six Sigma - Am still learning!!!||Dr. Sreevidya Subramanian|
|12.30–12.45pm||Q and A session|
|1.30–2.00pm||Interpretation of Poor performance of sigma-how to proceed||Dr. Dinesh Yadav|
|3.00–3.20pm||Tea Break and dispersal|
CME Credit Hours : 4
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