ASQ Section 0511 November 2015 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

ASM Research Corporate Headquarters (see special access instructions below)

4050 Legato Rd.Fairfax, 22033

Catering by China King

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Quality Assurance in the Healthcare Sector: Identified Needs & Possible Solutions

Natalie Gottlieb

Robert Stites

Short Narrative/Description:

This presentation will be a summary of the research that Common Sense Solutions has done over the past quarter to identify what needs currently exist in the healthcare quality market and presenting some solutions to meet those business needs. It will include a look at the current healthcare accreditation bodies, a brief review of the supporting private agencies, and propose ideas on how to enter that market. Additionally, we will discuss the current data being collected by different hospital departments and ask the question, "What is being done with this data?" To date, the answer is, usually very little. We'll wrap up by demonstrating the value of data driven process improvement, ask for questions, and hopefully end the night with a lot of food for thought for people to take back to their respective roles and organizations.

Speaker Background:

Natalie specializes in process improvement and management consulting. She has over 7 years of experience with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), having helped prepare organizations for formal SCAMPI Class A Maturity Appraisals as well as participating on almost fifteen as an external team member.

Natalie is currently the Director of Quality at Common Sense Solutions, and has recently created the new Healthcare Quality division. She has a background in medical care, has worked overseas in hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers, and has volunteered at INOVA Fairfax, INOVA Fair Oaks, and Reston Hospital Center. She is currently working with the CMMI Institute to help target the Next Gen model towards service delivery in the healthcare sector.

As this meeting will be held in a corporate office, special entry instructions apply:

Dinner Buffet:

Vegetable Spring Rolls
Deep-fried Dumplings

Shredded Chicken in Garlic Source
Beef Szechuan Style
Curry Vegetables
Vegetable Lo Main


Reservations: Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person if reservations are made by the deadline (the Friday before the meeting), $30 if otherwise. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. To register with or without dinner please use our on line reservation form which can be used up to the Sunday before the meeting. If you wish to make a reservation after the Sunday before the meeting or your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all ASQ members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 9 December 2015 - TBD

Call for Speakers!!!
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