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Quality Seminar – April 2018

Internal Audit - Monitoring Critical Control Points and Focusing on Outcomes Registration for the April 2018 Quality Seminar is now open. Early Bird prices available until 16 March!  Join us to learn about how to implement effective internal audits.  This training is designed to help your quality team, managers, internal auditors, nurses, doctors, caregivers and others who could be involved in the planning, implementation and the evaluation of internal audit. You will learn: How internal audit influences the quality of an organisation How to plan and prepare for an internal audit How to undertake internal audits with a focus on critical control points and outcomes Techniques for internal audit Benefits of effective internal audit: Improve standards in your service Monitoring effectively what you do Focusing on what’s important Preparing for good outcomes from your external audit Catalyst for Quality And so much more … Facilitator: Janice McEwan will lead this day.  Janice is an internationally registered Lead auditor, with 25 years’ experience and expertise in all sectors of healthcare.  Janice has audited nationally and internationally.  Janice also runs health auditor training as required for auditors who work as health auditors for certification in New Zealand. Janice will be assisted by a lead auditor from the DAA Group team. Dates and Locations Wellington [...]

2018-02-15T15:33:09+00:00February 15th, 2018|Quality Seminars|

Invitation: Hosted Healthcare Study tour to the Netherlands 16-20 April 2018

The DAA Group is proud to be associated with Care-Metric, an organisation that is committed to quality improvement and that has as its goal ‘to support health care organisations to increase the safety and quality of the care they provide to their clients. Care-Metric achieves this by using the Continuous Quality Improvement Process (P-D-S-A) and Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge’. Care Metric has strong links to the Netherlands through its principals, Jan and Marian Weststrate.  Jan and Marian have for the third time, planned a most exciting health study tour to the Netherlands.  Click here for more information. If this is something of interest to you, please contact Care Metric directly on 021897605.

2017-11-20T14:38:51+00:00November 20th, 2017|Client Information|

Not to be Missed – November 2017 Seminars

Building Quality This is a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in Improvement Science who travel the world sharing their knowledge and expertise.  We are privileged to have this opportunity.  Wellington, 6 November 2017 Christchurch, 7 November 2017 Auckland, 10 November 2017 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 147 The Terrace Wellington Sudima Hotel 550 Memorial Ave Christchurch Airport Christchurch Novotel Hotel Auckland Airport Ray Emery Drive Auckland International Airport Auckland Our two presenters, Dr Christine Dennis and Bernie Harrison, are experts in healthcare improvement: Both have international experience in health and quality improvement through working in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA They will present on Improvement Science And run an afternoon workshop to provide learnings and take away skills for your organisation. Both now work with the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS).  ACHS is a major contributor to standards and quality improvement in Australia and around the world.  They provide an excellent programme to support their providers through the ACHS Improvement Academy.  They will generously share some of their knowledge with you during the day. The Programme The morning will have presentations from Christine Dennis: Why Certification/Accreditation are important Standards and targets Why it’s important to know where you sit next to your peers Establishing a culture of continuous [...]

2017-10-05T16:41:18+00:00September 28th, 2017|Quality Seminars|

November 2017 Quality Seminars – Register Now!

Building Quality - The Science of Quality Improvement We are thrilled to introduce our November seminars.  Our two international presenters, Dr Christine Dennis and Bernie Harrison, are leaders with the Australasian Council on Healthcare Standards, and experts in health quality improvement. Their presentations will include: An understanding of the fundamentals of quality improvement theory and science An opportunity to apply that theory using real clinical scenarios Hands on practical experience in using quality improvement diagnostic tools An understanding of where quality improvement science fits into a whole of organisational level quality system that takes into account patient centred care. A day not to be missed!       A unique opportunity for Senior Leadership, Executive Management, Quality Management, and those who wish to extend their knowledge of QUALITY SCIENCE. Dr Christine Dennis BA Nursing, Masters HSM, Doctorate of Business, FACHSM,  FAAQHC, CEO Australian Council Healthcare Standards  Ms Bernie Harrison MPH (Hons), Grad Cert Med Ed, RN, RM, Director, Improvement Academy Wellington, 6 November 2017 Christchurch, 7 November 2017 Auckland, 10 November 2017 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 147 The Terrace Wellington Sudima Hotel 550 Memorial Ave Christchurch Airport Christchurch Novotel Hotel Auckland Airport Ray Emery Drive Auckland International Airport Auckland Book your place today to avoid disappointment. Click here for more information and to [...]

2017-09-08T14:00:09+00:00September 8th, 2017|Quality Seminars|

Risk Management and Quality Improvement Handbook

We are delighted to offer the EQuIP 6 Risk Management and Quality Improvement Handbook which is now available for purchase from the DAA Group. This Handbook is an essential resource for all organisations with Quality Improvement goals. About the Handbook This Handbook provides information to assist organisations with the development of their Quality Improvement Plan and Risk Register. It describes how to manage risks at the organisational, division, department and system levels and to ensure that quality of care and services are integrated. The Handbook is of relevance to all organisations as well as those engaged in the EQuIP Accreditation programme.           Have a look at the contents page to understand the topics covered:  About EQuIP   The Evaluation and Quality Improvement Programme (EQuIP) was developed by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) to help health care organisations strive for excellence and was designed to be used by all types of health care organisations. The programme provides a comprehensive framework and information for establishing and maintaining quality care and risk management of services and tools to stretch your organisation to the next level. The programme has been developed to address the clinical, support and corporate functions of your organisation.   Order To order your copy of the EQuIP [...]

2017-09-28T12:08:49+00:00August 16th, 2017|Client Information|