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IHI 2015 Poster Use of Quality Tools

In his speech Sunday at IHI, Don Berwick called for everyone to “recommit to improvement science” (step 5 in ERA 3 of healthcare transformation).

He sounded annoyed with the lack of use of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies.

I understand his frustration. I was there in 2006 when he asked everyone to “pledge allegiance to science and evidence.”

Over the years, I’ve done a stroke tally of the quality tools used in IHI poster presentations.

I gave each poster one checkmark for each type of tool used.

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Sadly, even with all of the emphasis on control charts, Pareto charts and other tools of quality, they are used rarely in poster presentations.

Posted by Jay Arthur in healthcare, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Use Control Charts to Determine Process Stability

Control Charts show your data as a line graph with average and sigma lines to determine stability.  The average and sigma lines are calculated from your data. It’s easy to create a control chart in excel using the QI Macros.  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TVKz4OQTp0

Posted by Jay Arthur in QI Macros.