About this site
is a full university style learning platform (Moodle) that:
“M.O.R.E. Quality” enhances, not replaces, existing SQC and sigma concepts. It auto-designs VERIFIED QC strategies. Risk metrics and risk graphics evaluate analytical quality and QC effectiveness as the number of Medically-Unreliable Results.
NOTE: Mathematically-OptimiZed Risk Evaluation™
applies only to methods that:
[A] create numerical results, and
[B] require stable sample/ surrogate/external QC samples.
AWEsome-U is sponsored by AWEsome Numbers Inc. and managed by Zoe C. Brooks. Other sponsors are welcome!
Editorial, CLN Today,
Zoe Brooks is a visionary, teacher, author and entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to medical laboratory quality improvement. Zoe created the process of Mathematically-OptimiZed Risk Evaluation™, ‘Risk-Based Quality Grades(c)’ and ‘DIMS test’ (Does It Make Sense.) She is author of the “Performance-Driven Quality Control” text book published by AACC press in 2001 plus numerous publications. Zoe served as an advisor on the CLSI committee to create EP 23-A. Her unique blend of statistical prowess and good old fashioned horse sense create a ‘farm-fresh’ approach to quality control.
Q: Please start by telling us a bit about the company.
A: AWEsome-Numbers Inc. is a privately-held Canadian quality solutions company started in 2008. We help laboratories, regulatory, peer, and proficiency programs ‘upgrade’ their statistical QC processes to verified Risk Management. Our mission statement is “to measurably reduce laboratory error with the new science of Risk Management by revolutionizing and standardizing the practice of clinical laboratory QC processes.”
Q: What’s new about this approach to QC … or is it Risk Management?
A: Mathematically-OptimiZed Risk Evaluation™ upgrades statistical QC & sigma to Risk Management. It removes human error from QC design and interpretation. It replaces statistical assumptions and estimates with locally-approved medical goals, acceptable patient risk limits and measured facts. M.O.R.E. converts thirteen traceable risk drivers to the number, cost and acceptability of error rates. It auto-designs and verifies the QC rules, chart values and QC frequency required to meet the acceptable risk levels. It brings best practices to the front line – and includes a component of staff competency. more ...