Six Sigma in a Manufacturing Setting

by Zoe Brooks / / Uncategorized
Compare what you were taught about sigma in medical laboratories.  This essay was written by a freelance writer, Ranjesh Kumar, who is a greenbelt in six sigma in a manufacturing setting.    Statistical Quality Control – A bible for the quality? The Statistical quality control was best defined by the one of ... Read More
June 18, 2018Zoe Brooks
Did you see the Canadian TV documentary "Motherisk hair testing scandal" documentary, or have you had experience with medical laboratory results that misled doctors or lawyers to harm patients? The inherent root problem is twofold and widespread: people with zero proof of competency in best practice assume responsibility for laboratory ... Read More
October 23, 2017Zoe Brooks
Zoe C. Brooks, ART, AWEsome Numbers Inc. Sudbury, ON, Canada; George Sweeney, MLS(ASCP)CM, M.O.R.E. Quality Consultant, USA
September 8, 2017Zoe Brooks
Can You Detect Me Now? by George Sweeney Is risk acceptable? It is a simple Yes or No. EP 23-A lists these Potential Failure Modes: reagent deterioration during shipment calibration deterioration sample data entry error low-value sample clots from the sample sample carryover fault caused by maintenance use of expired reagents use of deteriorated reagents spectrophotometric drift operator changing measuring system ... Read More
August 17, 2017George Sweeney
The clock is ticking down to the start of the AACC 2017 Annual Meeting/ASCLS Annual Meeting! If you click on the image below, you will be taken to the page on our site where you have the opportunity to complete an anonymous survey, the results of which ... Read More
July 25, 2017Zoe Brooks
Mirror Images: Why We Need Them (and How to Get Them)  by Kim Przekop, MBA MLS(ASCP)CM, author, educator, quality champion Commutability– What is it? Should I be concerned about it?   In our scientific laboratory world, we strive to know which assays we can trust.  Any assay labeled gold standard or ... Read More
June 29, 2017Kim Przekop
Invitation to Quality Researchers: Do you study, or are you keenly interested in: Sigma metrics? Six sigma? QC charts and rules? Risk management processes? Variations in patient data? Quantifying the cost of laboratory errors? Balancing time and money for QC to risk-based ... Read More
June 21, 2017Zoe Brooks
Risk Management and Quality Control in Mass Spectrometry Zoe C. Brooks, ART AWEsome Numbers Inc., Sudbury, ON, Canada John Hopkins, BSc(Hons) Clinical Mass Spectrometry Consulting Ltd George Sweeney, MLS(ASCP)CM M.O.R.E. Quality Consultant LC/MS offers many advantages over other techniques in terms of specificity, accuracy and precision, but existing quality control processes are challenged to ... Read More
June 21, 2017Zoe Brooks
AACC 2017 Poster: Title: The impact of TEa selection on patient risk: Setting Limits of Medical Utility Authors: Zoe Brooks, George Sweeney Permanent Number: B-201 Poster Session Day:  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Poster Session Number / Day:  Session B: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Attendance Time:  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Objectives: To demonstrate the relationship between the laboratory selection of ... Read More
May 9, 2017rgerz
Evaluate acceptability of patient risk at monthly/regular QC review 44119/54219 Speaker: Zoe Brooks, ART AWEsome Numbers Inc., Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:30 am – 8:30 am and 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Primary Topic: Quality Assurance Secondary Topic: Patient Safety Presentation Level: Intermediate Session ... Read More
May 8, 2017rgerz