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Medical Mondays

November 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020

ASQ's Quality in Healthcare Series

Series Overview
Wow - 2020 has brought even more challenges for our medical community. Even before the impacts of this year, quality has been increasingly essential to patient well-being, process improvement, financial performance, and the ability to respond quickly and effectively to crises. COVID-19's impact upon hospitals, nursing homes, labs, device manufacturers and the entire healthcare industry will be far-reaching and long-lasting. The commitment in your workplace has evolved into an urgent mission to ensure quality is a clearly defined and deeply incorporated into every aspect of an organization. What is the path to quality excellence?

In November, ASQ's Medical Mondays Series will offer insights into how quality professionals in healthcare and medical fields can:
  • Respond to crises and navigate the current COVID-19 environment via effective quality practices 
  • Meet and exceed marketplace expectations among healthcare users
  • Implement critical elements of an effective healthcare Quality Management System 
  • Define and initiate key patient and staff safety standards 
  • Apply robust process improvement, lean and Six Sigma methodologies and change management techniques to ensure sustainability 

  • This first-ever, fully virtual event offers a safe, convenient, and unique opportunity to explore essential and emerging strategies, tools, and perspectives to drive excellence through quality in the medical community. And we know your schedule can be unpredictable. All material will be recorded and offered immediately afterward so there is no risk to missing any presented content.

    Each Monday attendees will join their peers online for a robust and timely assortment of live panel discussions, on-demand sessions and curated resources including articles, case studies and white papers. 

    In addition, Medical Mondays registrants will have exclusive early access to the latest publication from the Healthcare Quality and Improvement Committee of ASQ's Healthcare and Quality Management Division. This unique opportunity to be the first to view the materials prior to public release will be maintained ONLY FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES during the event timeframe, November 9-30.

    Medical Mondays is programmed with your busy schedule in mind: Live events take place later in the day, and all materials will be recorded and offered for viewing or reference post-conference.

    ASQ will provide 1.3 RUs for the Medical Mondays series. Please keep a copy of your registration confirmation as proof of participation in this event as a Recertification Activity for inclusion in your Recertification Journal. RUs are provided to individual registrants only.

    Series Theme

    November 9: Quality in Healthcare

    In healthcare, quality professionals strive to provide optimal care while improving the systems within which they work. Fundamental to their role is the pursuit of staff and patient safety, ensuring that any treatment, process, or protocol helps rather than harms. In this opening keynote presentation, attendees will hear from a leading expert on the role quality plays in assuring effectiveness, efficiency, equity and access to medical systems and solutions, and how today’s quality community can meaningfully contribute to the essential mission of care.


    November 16: Managing Essential People and Practices in an Uncertain Healthcare Landscape

    This week’s emphasis on a comprehensive approach to staff and patient safety includes a discussion of the sobering balancing act facing quality practitioners in healthcare: Effectively lead teams and organizations to ensure systematic improvement, ensure best patient care practices, support the physical and  mental health and safety of all staff and meet myriad challenges caused by workforce reductions.

    November 23: Applying Technology to a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment

    One of the biggest contributors to medical industry transformation is technology. The ability to layer AI into analytics offers precision not possible even five years ago. Virtual trials reduce risk and increase reach. Smart phones bring trials to the patients instead of vice versa. Innovation and cost control are at the center of these benefits, and this week’s focus helps attendees make the connection between quality processes, data, change management and more.

    November 30: The Big Pivot: Responding to COVID-19 With Quality Measures

    As the COVID crisis played out across the globe, it became clear that organizations with agile management systems were better prepared to respond to disruptions the virus. In this week’s collection of sessions, attendees will explore how innovative solutions in manufacturing, supply chain, transmission tracking and healthcare Quality Management Systems can provide solutions to the current crises, and help the medical industry prepare for future ones.

     


    Series Components

    Each week Medical Mondays attendees will gather online and join thought leaders from the quality and medical cohorts for interactive discussions geared toward finding solutions to today's healthcare challenges. The series includes:

    • November 9: Keynote and Series Orientation with time to share your specific healthcare quality concerns for presenters to refine their presentations with that input
    • November 16: Moderated live panel discussion, on-demand sessions, curated resources
    • November 23: Moderated live panel discussion, on-demand sessions, curated resources
    • November 30: Moderated live panel discussion, on-demand sessions, curated resources
       

    Series Kickoff: Monday, November 9: Quality in Healthcare

    Keynote presentation: Bringing Quality to the Forefront of the Mission of Care
    12:00 PM CST - 1:00 PM CST 
    The series kicks off with an interactive keynote session offering a comprehensive view of the role quality plays in ensuring the health and safety of patients, staff, and entire healthcare organizations.

    Series Preview: Exploring Medical Mondays
    1:00 PM CST - 1:15 PM CST 
    This virtual overview gives attendees a sneak peek to the Medical Mondays series content, including site orientation, previews of upcoming sessions, and an overview of digital resources. Attendees will also be invited to submit questions for panelists to address in future panel discussions.


    Monday, November 16: Managing Essential People and Practices in an Uncertain Healthcare Landscape

    The second week of the series kicks off with a panel addressing how to balance leading teams, ensuring best patient care practices, supporting the physical and mental health and safety of all staff, and meeting myriad challenges caused by workforce reductions. 

    Live Panel Discussion
    12:00 PM CST

    On-demand session topics
    Safety of the Blood Supply 
    COVID-19’s impact on patient and employee mental health
    De-escalation techniques in healthcare settings
    Impact of downsizing in light of COVID-19

    Monday, November 23: Applying Technology to a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment
    The third week's discussion centers on one of the biggest contributors to medical industry transformation: Technology and its role in making the connection between quality processes, data, change management and more.

    Live Panel Discussion
    12:00 PM CST  

    On-demand session topics 
    Artificial intelligence in HC/big data to improve patient care
    Lean & Six Sigma practices in medical settings
    Change Management for medical professionals

    Monday, November 30: The Big Pivot: Responding to COVID-19 With Quality Measures

    For the final week of the series, our panelists explore how innovative solutions in manufacturing, supply chain, transmission tracking and healthcare Quality Management Systems can provide solutions to the current crises, and help the medical industry prepare for future ones.

    Live Panel Discussion
    12:00 PM CST

    On-demand session topics
    Establishing quality principles to reduce defects in medical systems and devices Supply chain and other disruptions accelerated by the pandemic and how to address them The elements of an effective healthcare Quality Management System Tracking COVID transmission: Employee to employee, patient to employee, and hospital-acquired