reimbursement, cost increases, labor shortages, increased competition
and, ultimately, a lower return on investment-sound familiar?
These are just some of the issues your lab struggles with every
day. And you’re not alone. Lab managers industry-wide are
dealing with these very same concerns.
probably tried traditional cost-cutting measures and found that
they’re just not doing enough for your bottom line. So what’s
labs are considering a Lean Six Sigma management philosophy, which
helps eliminate waste and significantly reduce your costs. But
how do you know where to start? Why are these management philosophies
so compelling, especially now? And how do you know if it’s
right for your lab?
you can get the answers to these questions, and more, when you
order a CD of the latest DARK REPORT and DARK DAILY LIVE
audio conference recording, “Achieving World-Class
Performance: New Ways Your Lab Can Use Lean Six Sigma to Stop
Bad Outcomes and Boost Financial Performance” from Thursday,
December 17, 2009.
and your team will gain a better understanding of just how much
waste there is in most service organizations, including hospitals
and laboratories. Then, you’ll learn how to find that waste
in your lab, and what steps to take to get rid of it for good.
as two experts on Lean Six Sigma-Susan Stegall and Leslie Sprick-provide
you with information to help your lab transition from a traditional
management philosophy to one using Lean Six Sigma. Drawing on
their considerable experience in the field, Susan and Leslie will
provide you with tips and techniques for reducing waste, improving
turnaround times, decreasing medical errors and saving you money.
Audio CD today to guarantee your “seat” for this
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all your team members are listening with you.
out how your lab could be doing twice as much work in half the
time and with half the effort when you listen to the recordings
“Achieving World-Class Performance: New Ways Your
Lab Can Use Lean Six Sigma to Stop Bad Outcomes and Boost Financial
THE DARK REPORT AUDIO CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
From Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Here's just some of what you’ll learn during this insightful
environmental drivers that make these management philosophies
so compelling at this time.
Lean and Six Sigma are (and what they are not).
benefits of using these management philosophies.
to expect from a Lean Six Sigma transformation journey.
job changes your managers can expect under Lean Six Sigma.
eight sources of waste and what to do when you find them
in your lab.
criteria for good Six Sigma projects.
Your audio conference registration includes:
Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speakers
full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference
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Sprick is a Managing Partners at Sprick, Stegall
& Associates, LLC, which focuses on Lean transformations;
clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory restructuring,
consolidation studies of integrated delivery networks; operational
reviews; and improvements, including facility planning, work
group facilitation, technical workflow analysis, strategic
business planning and interim management. Ms. Sprick has extensive
managerial experience in outreach laboratory sales and support
services, strategic marketing and communications, managed
care contracting and laboratory operations. She is a national
speaker and resource on the application of Lean Six Sigma
principles in the laboratory arena, as well as laboratory
operations and facility design. Ms. Sprick earned her Bachelor
in Health Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia
and is a registered medical technologist. She is also Lean
and Green Belt Six Sigma certified.
is a Managing Partners at Sprick, Stegall & Associates,
LLC. Her current work includes project management, Lean transformations,
market opportunity assessments, laboratory system integrations,
and organization structure analysis. She is Lean certified through
the University Of Michigan College Of Engineering and is a Certified
Management Consultant through the Institute of Management Consulting,
which is a distinction held by less than 1% of all consultants
practicing in the U.S. Ms. Stegall has integrated every aspect
of Lean into her consulting practice. She received her BS in
Medical Technology from Mount Union College in Ohio and completed
her MBA and MHSA at Arizona State University.
D’Mello(Moderator) is President
of D’Mello LabMed Consultants. He is an internationally
acknowledged professional and key opinion leader in the
medical laboratory industry. Mr. D’Mello has more
than 30 years of leadership experience with a variety of
laboratory operations and meeting accreditation standards
from organizations such as the College of American Pathologists
(CAP), American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and Ontario
Laboratory Accreditation (OLA), which is based on ISO 15189
requirements. Prior to establishing D’Mello LabMed
Consultants (DLMC) he was the Administrative Director of
the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount
Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In 2006, with his leadership,
the department was designated a “Centre of Excellence.”
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