Speaker: Vaishali Hegde
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
6:00-7:00 – Registration, Networking and Dinner
7:00-8:30 – Presentation
Re-Certification Units (RU): Certificate for 0.3 RU's will be provided to ASQ Members attending the dinner program
The health care industry is one of the fastest growing segments of US economy. Health care spending is increasing all over the world due to increased life expectancy and consequently the increased aging population.
However all the money is not being spent to treat only first time patients. A fairly substantial amount is being spent to correct mistakes that are made by hospitals, doctors and caregivers and to re-treat patients for infections that they caught during their stay in the hospital. The mistakes range from human error to errors in medical records to medical device failures to adverse drug reactions due to incorrect combination of drugs and dosages being dispensed to patients.
So what will ensure safe and affordable patient care in the coming years? A holistic Systems Approach to patient care (both in hospital and home environment) and safe and reliable medical devices will help achieve better patient safety and quality of care. And using principles of human factors engineering and a robust product development process with an emphasis on reliability engineering will help achieve safe and reliable medical devices.
This presentation will cover a typical new product development cycle in the medical device industry, give an overview of a robust reliability engineering program and introduce concepts of human factors engineering. All the material covered in the presentation can be applied to non-medical industries too.
Live Webinar Certification Training Courses
The ASQ Pittsburgh Section has an outstanding program of education for the quality profession. On-Line Certification Training Courses are now being offered to provide service for its busy members and our members in the outlying areas.
Courses are still available to be customized and conducted on-site at your place of business.
PITTSBURGH EDUCATION COURSE SCHEDULE - Fall Semester 2016
|#||On-Line Certification Training||Date||Time||#||Day||Instructor||Book*|
|1||Manager of Quality/Organization Excellence
|$395||08/09||6:30pm - 9:00pm||8||Tues||J. Otte||$75|
|2||Quality Inspector/Quality Tech
|$395||08/11||6:30pm - 9:00pm||8||Thurs||T. Whitacre||$75|
|$495||09/12||6:30pm - 9:00pm||11||Mon||N. Skovran||$99|
|$395||10/04||6:30pm - 9:00pm||10||Tue||R. Kish||$75|
|5||Software Quality Engineer
Webinar and Online Self-Study
|$395||10/06||9:00am - Noon &
6:30pm - 9:00pm
|6||Black Belt Six Sigma||$495||tbd||6:30pm - 9:00pm||10||Wed||N. Skovran||$75|
*Students are responsible for the cost of the book
Registration Call Education, ASQ Pittsburgh, 412-261-4300 (7:00am - 4:30pm)
Certification tests are offered several times each year in the Pittsburgh area. Please see the listing of tests and important dates on our Certifications Page.
Classes will be canceled 3 days before class start date if minimum have not registered. Planned participants will be contacted and reimbursed payments in full.
Individuals canceling registration will be entitled to a full refund up to 5 days before class start date and then 50% refund up to, and including, the third class if more than 3 days scheduled. No refunds after third class or first class if scheduled less than 3 days.
Individuals can retake a class at no cost for 2 years after completing course if they have not successfully passed the certification exam or were unable to take it. If the text has changed, a new text will need to be purchased by the student.
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