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SEEKING WORLD CLASS QUALITY
 

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SEEKING WORLD CLASS QUALITY IN AN ERA OF UNCERTAINTY - August 9, 2017 

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ABSTRACT

Even laboratories with a solid foundation of Quality Control skills can stumble if the methods and instruments they use are of poor quality. Too many recent examples show that diagnostic quality cannot be assumed. There is too much variability in the quality of methods and instruments on today's market. Laboratories must assess the appropriateness of their instrument vendors before selecting the methods for their patients.

Mr. Sten Westgard reviews recent studies, not only data-driven rankings, but also individual case studies that reveal the major differences in assay quality among instrument vendors. This in turn can mean dramatic changes in the amount of effort laboratories must devote to their Quality Control and Assurance efforts. A wise choice made at the beginning of the instrument Selection process can generate thousands of hours of saved troubleshooting, thousands of fewer outliers, and thousands of prevented defective test results. Sigma-metric tools can drive this evaluation and optimization process, from the assessment to implementation. 

 

SPEAKER
Mr. Sten Westgard, MS

Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard Quality Control

 
Speaker Biography

For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Westgard has managed the Westgard website and course portal, as well as the Westgard blog, creating and administering online training, as well as editing and writing hundreds of reports, essays, and applications on Quality Control, Method Validation, Six Sigma Risk Management and other laboratory management topics.

He has edited and contributed to numerous books on quality, including Basic QC Practices, Basic Method Validation, Basic Quality Management Systems, Six Sigma QC Design and Control, Six Sixma Risk Analysis, CLIA Final Rules, Assuring the Right Quality Right, Nothing but the Truth about Quality, and the Poor Lab’s Guide to the Regulations.

Westgard is also an adjunct faculty member of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. 

 

 

 

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