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Rewriting the Book on Quality Management

Mini-Risk Evaluation Program  Glucose, Calcium, Sodium

M.O.R.E. Quality Consultants

This course strives to bring caring people together to re-write the book on how to manage laboratory quality.    It is the public preview of what members are working on in the Mini Risk Evaluation Course.

This project will:

  1. research best practice to manage patient risk in medical laboratories;
  2. measure existing patient risk against regulated, evidence-based or clinical allowable error limits for calcium, glucose and sodium
  3. compare key features of existing and proposed statistical quality control processes;
  4. evaluate the ability of existing statistical quality control (SQC) processes and "Mathematically-OptimiZed™" SQC processes to
    1. meet best practice recommendations
    2. detect simulated method failure
  5. quantify potential reduction in:
    1. financial risk exposure from medical laboratory errors
    2. in-lab costs to perform quality control


This 'course' contains references, resources, discussion forums and spin-offs to project groups. Fast-track to what you really need to know to meet requirements for IQCP (Risk Management) requirements and implement verified QC Processes. 

Members can self enroll. No password required.

This one hour panel webinar highlights the Checklist of Best Practice for Risk Management with Statistical QC.  Log in and click 'self enrol' to watch and comment. 

Watch a brief video and enrol here first:  http://rmw.awesomenumbers.org/spring2018

Who is this project intended for?

a.    Laboratory professionals from large, small, specialized and general laboratories who attended the AACC BrownBag session “Evaluate acceptability of patient risk at monthly/regular QC review.”
b.    Researchers, consultants, colleagues, and “QC keeners” invited by Zoe Brooks, M.O.R.E. Quality™ Consultants.
c.    People who contact us through social media posts and would like to either participate or review the data for publication.   <span style="color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;">zoe@awesome-numbers.org</span>

What can you do?

  1. quantify patient risk from medical laboratory ‘errors’ by submitting in your analytical & quality control processes
  2. validate your QC process against the ‘Prime Directive’ of Risk Management: “At the least, the ability of the QC procedures to detect medically allowable error should be evaluated." 
  3. examine risk metrics of up to 300 analytical processes
    1. mainly for glucose, calcium and sodium
  4. evaluate the value of a NEW approach to quality management in terms of:
    1. the number of patients you can potentially save from risk and
    2. the associated clinical/legal savings
    3. based on your risk drivers
  5. participate in discussions and surveys on reports
  6. co-author, post and discuss results

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Participate in the first Mini Risk Evaluation Program to examine:
  1. existing patient risk: as driven by analytical process quality relative to medical goals
  2. potential risk if the analytical process failed: as driven by statistical quality control process effectiveness relative to acceptable risk criteria
  3. potential benefits of Mathematically-OptimiZed Risk Evaluation™ as reduction of the acceptable/verified number and cost of errors