Five Simple Tools You Can Immediately Apply to Remove Waste and Non-Value adding Activities

This presentation will give a skill you can immediately apply. As a result of this presentation, you will be able to apply within your organization 5 simple, effective tools to quickly remove waste and non-value adding activities. These tools are: Spaghetti Map; Point of Use Storage (POUS); Checklists; Self- Inspection; Error Proofing. These tools are so simple, you can learn to apply each of them during the presentation. These tools can be applied to many situations both on-the-job and within your home. These tools are so effective that using them will reduce waste and non-value adding activities.

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Applying Predictive Modeling and Computer Vision (CV) Tools Useful in Biomedicine and Public Health

I will present two examples applying imaging analytics tools to build statistical, predictive models. One example helps diagnose and treat patients with traumatic, penetrating abdominal and pelvic injuries (PAPIs). The other example finds target sites to kill prostate cancer tumors. The first example describes ways of converting medical image data to spot key signs of PAPIs that help radiologists and clinicians diagnose and decide which patients needed surgery, non-operative management, or observation after trauma-center admission. The other example used computer vision to output MRI images with fiducial markers that show where to aim external-beam radiation doses to kill tumors, sparing healthy cells. Next, I compute estimates of fiducial marker intensities which establishes tolerance intervals for fiducial marker identification with high degrees of confidence useful in future applications.

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Effective Internal Quality Auditing

This presentation centers on the enhancement of quality auditing effectiveness with a focus on internal quality audits. The presentation delves into key aspects, including skill assessment, competence prerequisites for auditors, lead auditor proficiencies, and the evaluation of quality auditing effectiveness. Its overarching objective is to impart a good understanding of quality audit principles, the drivers of audit effectiveness, and strategies for effectively leveraging the quality audit program to help improve the business. The speaker, an accomplished quality professional, shares strategies, tactics, and tips acquired through years of experience. The presentation wraps up by inviting questions and provides contact information for anyone seeking additional insights into quality auditing. The presentation provides the audience with access to the presenter's insanity and concludes with a cautionary message for all who try to dodge their responsibilities to their quality management system.

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