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ASQ Symposium On Improving Healthcare


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  • 1. Improving Healthcare Quality & Costs
    • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive Division is bringing in distinguished leaders and practitioners to talk about improving America’s healthcare quality and costs and driving change in healthcare. In two separate tracks, Leadership and Practitioners , you will:
      • • Learn how to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs by using tools and techniques proven effective in automotive quality .
      • • Hear and participate in panel discussions to identify the barriers and solutions to improving value and high quality.
      • • Attend a career fair and discuss with employers on the career possibilities of transitioning from manufacturing to the healthcare area.
    • Throughout the symposium, hear how ASQ is working to drive change for all stakeholders by transferring lessons learned and best practices for improving quality and cutting costs in the automotive industry to the health care sector. Collaboration among employers, health care providers, payers and policymakers is one of the keys to change. We are working together with a number of medical associations to bring the best of quality management and process improvement to the medical community. In addition, ASQ is partnering with employers, hospitals and health care providers to reveal barriers, resolve issues and make advancements.
    • This symposium provides a unique format for professional development and an opportunity to join together with other employers and those responsible for change within the healthcare supply chain, to network, build partnerships and benchmark best practices.
    Co-Sponsors Every employer and healthcare consumer is impacted by the high cost and inefficiencies in healthcare as we know it today. Improvements in the quality of healthcare products and services, in addition to a reduction of costs, are imperative.
  • 2.
    • WHAT :
      • Symposium on Improving Healthcare Quality & Costs using tools and techniques proven effective in automotive quality.
      • A Career Fair is also held in conjunction with the symposium to allow participants to learn more about healthcare industry
    • WHEN :
      • Monday, March 9, 2009
      • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Registrations & Breakfast
      • 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM: Symposium
    • WHERE :
      • Macomb Community College (Center Campus)
      • University Center UC 1 - Assembly Hall
      • 44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
    • FEE :
      • $50 early birds (ends 2/22/09) and $75 after 2/22/09, fee includes all sessions, symposium proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and 1 RU.
      • Online at
      • Ha Dao, Symposium Chair  [email_address]  602-689-7766
    Organized by ASQ Automotive Division Improving Healthcare Quality & Costs
  • 3. Organized by ASQ Automotive Division Advanced Agenda
  • 4.
      • Healthcare Leaders/Quality Professionals interested in:
        • Learn how to improve healthcare quality & reduce costs using tools & techniques proven effective in automotive
        • Develop quality improvement skills and knowledge needed to manage a complex healthcare environment
      • Manufacturing/Quality Professionals interested in:
        • Learn more about the healthcare industry
        • Transition your career to healthcare
        • Network with other healthcare professionals
      • Dr. Joe Fortuna, MD, AIAG
      • Rose Steiner, AIAG
      • Lou Ann Lathrop, ASQ/GM
      • John Katona, Delphi Corp
    Improving Healthcare Quality & Costs Organized by ASQ Automotive Division
  • 5. Macomb Community College Organized by ASQ Automotive Division UC1 University Center UC1 for Professional Development
  • 6. Career Fair Organized by ASQ Automotive Division JOB SEEKERS: Transition your career! Talk with employers to learn more about healthcare This Career Fair is an opportunity for you to discuss with the hiring organizations from the healthcare related industries looking to fill open positions. Showcase your expertise, demonstrate your commitment to quality, and expand your professional opportunities and network. EMPLOYERS: Network with the best! Hire the best Quality & Process Improvement Experts! This Career Fair is an opportunity for you to reach more than 150 professionals in order to provide first hand information about your organization, promote current open positions to potential candidates, network with upcoming quality professionals, and develop a pool of candidates for future recruiting needs. A Career Fair will be held in conjunction with the Symposium to showcase career possibilities in the growing healthcare area.
  • 7. Association Co-Sponsors Improving Healthcare Quality & Costs
  • 8. Corporate Exhibitors Improving Healthcare Quality & Costs