21 Sep 2020

7 Things You Should Know about 6 Sigma Metrics

Tuesday 29th September 2020

13:00 Eastern Time

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Prof. Sten Westgard

Presenter: Prof. Sten Westgard

Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard QC

Webinar Description:

Six Sigma has been around for decades - so why isn't there more of it in the medical laboratory?
Where can Sigma metrics make a tangible impact on staffing, expenses, and outcomes?
This one hour zoom with Professor Sten Westgard will introduce the concepts of Six Sigma, Sigma Metrics, and Westgard Sigma Rules.

  1.  The history, concept, application in medical laboratory and quality management of Six Sigma
  2. The actual meaning of "Six" in Six Sigma
  3. Transforming Tolerance Limits into allowable total errors (TEa)
  4. 2 Ways to measure Six Sigma
  5. Common Six Sigma benchmarks in the world and in the laboratory
  6. What's all this about green belts, black belts, master black belts, and champions?
  7. What practical tools are available for the laboratory?

Key learning objectives:

  • Determine the Sigma metrics of nearly any process in the laboratory, with a special focus on analytical quality of methods.
  • Learn the dfferent resources available for allowable total errors, the debates over which goals are better, and practical advice on which goals to select for different methods.

Who Should Attend:

  • Clinical, hospital, and reference laboratory stakeholders.
  • Laboratory directors, laboratory managers, quality managers, information technology managers.
  • Clinical laboratory scientists and technicians.
  • Clinical diagnostics platform, equipment, and solutions providers, manufacturers, and suppliers.