American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: DC07
Title: Measure Twice, Cut Once! Optimizing Surgical Systems of Care
Date and Time of Session: Sunday, October 22: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Surgeons continually seeks ways to improve the care of their patients and the processes involved in doing so. This course will provide an understanding of performance improvement tools, the acquisition and analysis of data, and practical applications. Experts in LEAN, Six Sigma, FEMA, PDSA cycle, and Human Factors will work with the participants in solving case based problems. The session will be interactive and hands on. A working knowledge of EXCEL and basic Performance Improvement concepts is a prerequisite. Surgeons are in a unique position to maximize surgical care by applying principles of health systems engineering to their practices. Learn the critical differences between health systems engineering (HSE) and the traditional approaches to quality improvement. Simple HSE strategies can be used to identify potential problems, measure them in a feasible way, interpret results, propose solutions, and make adjustments as needed. Microsoft Excel can be used for all the necessary tools, and a few very powerful techniques will be taught to help clinicians understand, analyze, and improve their systems of care and to measure outcomes important to them.
CME Credit Hours: 6
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
Informatics (INFO), Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety, Risk Management
Sponsored By:
Committee on Emerging Surgical Technology and Education
Program Participants:
Harry C. Sax, MD, FACS, FACHE
Speaker Introduction and Overview
Harry C. Sax, MD, FACS, FACHE
Speaker Lessons Learned - All Data Aren't Good Data
Juan A. Sanchez, MD, MPA, FACS
Speaker QAPI History and Addressing Variability
Paul M. Maggio, MD, FACS
Morning Break
What Tools Do you Need in Your Belt? All Faculty
Speaker Human Factors - Real Time Analysis
Tara Nicole Cohen, PhD
Speaker Root Cause Analysis/Fishbones
Rodrigo Fabricio Alban, MD FACS
Working Lunch
Speaker FMEA - Predicting Failure, Mitigating Effects
Harry C. Sax, MD, FACS, FACHE
Speaker Six Sigma - Overview and Case Studies
Paul M. Maggio, MD, FACS
Speaker LEAN in the Operating Room - Case Study and Project
Juan A. Sanchez, MD, MPA, FACS
45 Minute Working Break
Case Presentations by Teams