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The Role and Limitations of Sigma Analysis in Lab QC

The Role and Limitations of Sigma Analysis in Lab QC

P.A.C.E. Credit*

Hear Jack Montgomery share his experiences and methodologies in applying sigma analysis to laboratory quality control at Asante Health, a Truven Health Analytics Top 100 hospital the past four years.

In this webinar, Jack will discuss the dynamic nature of sigma metrics for clinical chemistry analytes. He will show how they can be improved over time with enhanced monitoring and optimized maintenance schedules. This sensitivity of sigma metrics highlights the notion that sigma methodology is just one of the many tools that should be used for a holistic approach to laboratory quality.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the practical use of Six Sigma as a laboratory quality tool
  • Learn about the dynamic nature of sigma metrics and how they can be improved in the laboratory 
  • Gain insights into the additional tools for implementing a multifaceted total quality program

P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

Presenter: Jack Montgomery, MLS(ASCP)cm, is the chemistry technical specialist for Rogue Regional Medical Center—the flagship entity for Asante Health—a growing three-hospital system located in southern Oregon containing a laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Jack has over 40 years of experience in the clinical laboratory with a special interest in quality control, sigma metrics and method validation.

*Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.