Principles and Practice of Quality Measurement in Healthcare. &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp -Nov 2017.

QualLab is pleased to announce the first edition of its “Principles and Practice of Quality Measurement in Healthcare” School ,so if you are interested in Healthcare Quality and wish to have a broad perspective of what is involved in making quality happen in your work place, then do consider enrolling for this QualLab. The Basic QualLab takes a tactical view of quality measurement in Healthcare. Participants will gain perspective on the nuts and bolts of data collection, data management and basic principles of quality data-analysis. This course does not assume any expertise in statistics or software. The faculty of this school has several decades of experience in Healthcare Quality Improvement.
QualLab Info
Purpose: To provide you with an easy access to the basics of Healthcare Quality Measurement. Statistical Thinking offers a user- friendly approach to apply statistical reasoning in clinical and managerial practice. This course will help you understand the nuts and bolts of applying statistical process control , in the context of the continuum from Data- Information- Knowledge – Action. Format: The seminar is a ‘hands- on – the – computer’ workshop augmented with lectures and discussions. You will be lead interactively using healthcare data-sets to exploit widely available desktop spreadsheets and databases as a learning environment. Preparation: The course will begin with exposition of basics of traditional ‘statistical methods’ and then highlight the necessity and advantage of ‘Statistical Thinking’. It is recommended that you read Donald Wheeler’s Book ‘Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos'[1993]. Edward Deming’s ‘The New Economics [1993] would be helpful too. Those who have not had any exposure to research design and statistics could benefit by familiarizing themselves with the NMS series on Bio-statistics and Epistemology.This course does not require advanced computing knowledge, beyond that of the novice. Course Suitability: This Basic QualLab is suitable for: Healthcare professionals across every department of the organisation who are dealing, or are involved with, strategic decisions Managers who will be in leadership positions in the future Anyone dealing with important decisions, either in private or public healthcare organisations, as well as small clinics. Note : The total number of participants is limited to 40. Participants are required to bring their own Laptops. Datasets would be provided during the seminar.
QualLab Program
Day 1
Introduction to Quality and Safety8.00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.30Tea
9.30-11.00Need for Quality
11.00-11.30Tea Break
11.30-12.30Conceptual Foundations I
12.30-1.30Lunch Break
1.30-3.30Systems Lab
3.30-5.00Day1 Overview
Day 2
Understanding Practice9.00-10.00 Measurement for Improvement
10.00-11.00Sources of Data
11.00-11.30 Tea Break
11.30-12.30Conceptual Foundations II
12.30-1.30Lunch Break
1.30-3.30Data LabRequires MS Excel
3.30-5.00Day2 Review
7.00 PM onwardsSocial Dinner
Day 3
Quality Analysis9.00-10.00 Understanding Variation
10.00-11.00Basic Statistical Methods I
11.00-11.30 Tea Break
11.30-12.30Basic Statistical Methods IICell_Content
12.30-1.30Lunch Break
1.30-3.30Stat LabMS Excel required
3.30-5.00Mid Course Review
Day 4
Improvement Method9.00-10.00 Basics of Design
10.00-11.00Improvement Methods I
11.00-11.30 Tea Break
11.30-12.30Improvement Methods II
12.30-1.30Lunch Break
1.30-3.30Design Lab
3.30-5.00Day4 Review
Day 5
Organizing for Improvement9.00-10.00 Selecting Projects
10.00-11.00Publishing Improvement
11.00-11.30Tea Break
11.30-1.00Participants PresentationCell_Content
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QualLab Venue
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station 100 kilometers from Pune.
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Registration & Payment
While the QualLab has no technical prerequisites, it is mandatory to register. Registration opens on 10 August , 2017. We recommend that you enroll as soon as possible as this program has limited capacity and may fill quickly. Enrolment fee needs to be paid within 10 days after acceptance. Tuition Fees: Rs 20,000.[ Rupees Twenty Thousand only] What’s included in the fee? The fees include the QualLab tuition, course materials, daily lunches and tea on all days. A complimentary social dinner on one day. Participants are responsible for travel, stay , breakfast and dinner. Please note that demand for accommodation in Mahabaleshwar is high in Post- Monsoon season, therefore it is necessary to start inquiring long before the start of the course.

Design and Development of Healthcare Quality Measurement Systems.  -July 2018.

QualLab is pleased to announce its first edition of the “Design and Development of Healthcare Quality Measurement Systems” School, that builds upon the basic school to highlight the necessary systems, frameworks and methodologies for meaningful measurement of quality. The school will be led by international faculty in order to reflect the experiences and case studies from around the globe, both from organizational and public policy perspectives. Participants will be expected to have experience in healthcare quality and must have completed the Basic QualLab. Knowledge of advanced statistics, healthcare costing, research methodology and a passion to explore innovative models of healthcare delivery and payment is assumed.
QualLab Info
Purpose: To provide you with an easy access to the basics of Healthcare Quality Measurement. Statistical Thinking offers a user- friendly approach to apply statistical reasoning in clinical and managerial practice. This course will help you understand the nuts and bolts of applying statistical process control , in the context of the continuum from Data- Information- Knowledge – Action. Format: The seminar is a ‘hands- on – the – computer’ workshop augmented with lectures and discussions. You will be lead interactively using healthcare data-sets to exploit widely available desktop spreadsheets and databases as a learning environment. Preparation: The course will begin with exposition of basics of traditional ‘statistical methods’ and then highlight the necessity and advantage of ‘Statistical Thinking’. It is recommended that you read Donald Wheeler’s Book ‘Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos'[1993]. Edward Deming’s ‘The New Economics [1993] would be helpful too. Those who have not had any exposure to research design and statistics could benefit by familiarizing themselves with the NMS series on Bio-statistics and Epistemology.This course does not require advanced computing knowledge, beyond that of the novice. Course Suitability: This Advanced QualLab is suitable for: Healthcare professionals across every department of the organisation who are dealing, or are involved with, strategic decisions Managers who will be in leadership positions in the future Anyone dealing with important decisions, either in private or public healthcare organisations, as well as small clinics. Note : The total number of participants is limited to 40. Participants are required to bring their own Laptops. Datasets would be provided during the seminar.
QualLab Program

Advanced School Program

Day1Framework for Healthcare Excellence
8.00- 9.00 AmRegistration 
9.00- 10.30Integrated Quality System I
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 12.30Student Case Profiles
12.30-2.00Lunch
2.00-3.30Integrated Quality System II
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Outcomes Lab : Quality Planning
Day1Understanding Healthcare Performance.
Hospital Performance Track Public Health Performance Track
9.00- 10.30 Hospital Performance.Health System Performance
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 12.30Documentation Improvement.Health Surveys I
12.30-2.00Lunch
2.00-3.30Practice Pattern Analysis Health Surveys II
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Outcomes lab II: Coding audits .Outcomes lab II: Needs assessment/ Routine hospital data
7.00-9.00Networking Dinner I
Day1Performance Analysis and Monitoring I.
Hospital Performance Track Public Health Performance Track
9.00- 10.30Performance Indicators IPerformance Indicators I
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 12.30Validating IndicatorsSentinal Event Monitoring
12.30-2.00Lunch
2.00-3.30SPC Charts :I
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Outcomes lab III: Excel SPCOutcomes lab III: Saving lives campaigns.
Day1Performance Analysis and Monitoring II
9.00- 10.30SPC Charts : II
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 12.30Risk Adjustment I
12.30-2.00Lunch
2.00-3.30Risk adjustment II
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Outcomes Lab IV: DashboardsOutcomes lab IV: Report cards.
6.30-8.00Cultural Activity
8.00-9.30Networking Dinner II
Day1Optimizing Operations
9.00- 10.30Understanding technical efficiencyPopulation Care Management
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 12.30Maximizing Patient FlowBig-Data Analytics
12.30-2.00Lunch
2.00-3.30Scheduling Basics
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Outcomes lab 5: SimulationOutcomes Lab 5: Predictive Analytics
Day1Economics of Quality and Safety
9.00- 10.30Hospital Mortality Analysis
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 12.30Complications Coding
12.30-2.00Lunch
2.00-3.30Cost of Quality Analysis
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Outcomes Lab : Adverse Events
Day1Negotiating with performance data
9.00- 10.30Case mix systems
10.30-11.00Tea Break
11.00- 1.00Combined Outcomes Lab Presentations
12.30-2.00Closing Lunch
2.00-3.30Population Care Management Symposium.[optional]
3.30-4.00Tea Break
4.00- 6.00Population Care Management Symposium [Cont]
7.00- 9.00 PmFarewell Dinner 
QualLab Venue
Mahabalipuram is a beach resort 100 kilometers from Chennai.
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Registration & Payment
While the QualLab has no technical prerequisites, it is mandatory to register. Registration opens on 10 August , 2017. We recommend that you enroll as soon as possible as this program has limited capacity and may fill quickly. Enrolment fee needs to be paid within 10 days after acceptance. Tuition Fees: Rs 20,000.[ Rupees Twenty Thousand only] What’s included in the fee? The fees include the QualLab tuition, course materials, daily lunches and tea on all days. A complimentary social dinner on one day. Participants are responsible for travel, stay , breakfast and dinner. Please note that demand for accommodation in Mahabaleshwar is high in Post- Monsoon season, therefore it is necessary to start inquiring long before the start of the course.
The Advanced School Faculty details will be available November 2017. Please check again later.