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This webinar will cover the new paradigms for designing safe patient care in hospitals using healthcare systems engineering methodology such as the one used at Mayo Clinic. It will discuss how to predict harm to patients proactively and how to plan for Zero Harm at little or no cost resulting in high return on investment. It will cover real healthcare examples from the instructor’s experience based on his book Safer Hospital Care.
Why Should You Attend:
Hospitals in USA kill about 440,000 patients a year from mistakes, and the number of mistakes has been rising for the last two decades. The Six Sigma efforts have been a big failure. You will learn how to use error prediction tools.
The webinar will teach you how to prevent safety hazards proactively, and how to think creatively so that the cost of preventing unsafe incidences is very low or zero.
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Who Will Benefit:
Dev Raheja, MS,CSP, author of the books Preventing Medical Device Recalls, Design for Reliability, and Assurance Technologies, is an international risk management, reliability, and system safety consultant for government, commercial and aerospace industry for over 30 years. His clients include Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, Siemens, Eaton, Boeing, Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, General Motors, Prior to becoming a consultant in 1982 he worked at GE as Supervisor of Quality Assurance/Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, at Cooper Industries as Chief Engineer, and at Booz-Allen & Hamilton as Risk Management consultant for variety of industries. He teaches Design for Reliability courses at the University of Maryland for degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability Engineering. He is a Fellow of American Society for Quality and recipient of its Austin Bonis Award for Reliability Education Advancement, and former chair of the Reliability Division. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a former National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in the first batch of examiners. His served as Vice president of the International System Safety Society where he received the Scientific Achievement Award and the Educator-of-the-Year Award. He served on the Board of Directors for the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium for more than 10 years.