C-13: Nuts and Bolts of Quality (Improvement) in Healthcare

Half-Day Course
Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, Chair

This course intends to introduce clinicians and managers in the field of sleep medicine to quality improvement and implementation of best practices. It will cover the main milestones in the history of quality improvement processes as well as which quality metrics are important for common sleep conditions.

Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate




  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    Pareto Principle, Variation, Standard Work, DMAIC Processes: Do They Apply in Healthcare?  |  George Easton
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Developing Quality Metrics for Sleep Medicine  |  Harneet Walia, MD
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    Quality and Reimbursement in Healthcare  |  Nancy Collop, MD
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    QI Deployment and Clinician Burnout: Friends or Foes?  |  Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List the main milestones in the history of quality.
  • List the main quality metrics important for the main sleep conditions.
  • List at least two possible connections between QI processes and physician wellbeing.



Please note, general registration does not include postgraduate courses.

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