Quality Seminars 2018-09-25T08:44:07+00:00

Quality Seminar – November 2018

Mastering Information & Measurement: Less is More

Dates and Locations

Wellington Christchurch Auckland
Monday, 5th November 2018 Tuesday, 6th November 2018 Friday, 9th November 2018
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Sudima Hotel Chirstchurch Airport
Novotel Hotel Auckland Airport

Nowadays we are bombarded with data via the media and the internet. We have access to sources of data from an increasing number of IT programmes.  There is also increased demand to access and review data for our KPIs and to meet the Ministry, your board and stakeholders needs. The famous saying of Dr Edward Deming “Without data you are just a person with an opinion” becomes more and more the reality we have to adapt to. Does this tsunami of data allow us to make better decisions in the care we provide to our clients? What strategy do we need to master this phenomenon that is increasingly dictating our world? Maybe the  secret lies in turning Deming’s phrase around to “Without an opinion you are just a person with data!”

The morning presentation will provide a theoretical basis of the strategies needed to make decisions about what you need to know  and we will apply these strategies in the afternoon workshop. You will learn to sift through data effectively so that you make better decisions and improve.

Jan Weststrate will bring his expertise to a day of learning complemented by presentations and workshops by Janice McEwan, Managing Director, DAA Group that support continuous improvement in your organisation.

Dr Jan Weststrate – Director of Care-Metric

Jan is a quality improvement consultant with extensive international experience in nursing, research and education. He received his PhD from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands on the topic: “The value of Interface pressure measurements and pressure ulcer risk assessment in patients”.

In 2007 Jan moved to New Zealand and worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2012 he started Care-Metric as an initiative to use his experience, knowledge and creativity toward supporting health care organisations to continuously improve the quality of care to their clients.  They achieve this by assisting in measuring, analysing and interpreting their quality indicator data, organising workshops on quality improvement and providing tailor made consultancy on specific (care) issues.

Jan introduced the National Survey Care Indicators to New Zealand District Health Boards. This survey evaluates the care process and care outcomes of five important care indicators: pressure injuries, continence, falls, malnutrition and the use of restraints.

In 2012 Jan consulted to the Ministry of Health in New Zealand on developing national indicators for measuring falls and pressure injuries.

Janice McEwan – Managing Director, DAA Group

Janice is a Co-Director of the DAA Group.  Janice is a Registered Lead Auditor and Registered Auditor Trainer who specialised in this field after a career of 18 years nursing, six of which were in a management role.  Over the last 23 years Janice has provided audit services against a variety of standards for certification and accreditation and contract audits for various directorates of the Ministry of Health and also for ACC.  This includes ISO Quality Management Standards, Home and Community, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug, Accident and Medical Clinics and the Health and Disability Sector Standards.

Janice has been actively involved in quality and risk management systems over the last 25 years as an auditor and Managing Director.  Audit and evaluation work has included work in a wide variety of private and public health sectors including District Health Boards, Trust hospitals,  Private surgical, Day Stay, Home and Community, Allied Health, Mental Health and the Disability Sector.  Janice has lead audits within all of these areas.  Over the last 13 years Janice has been involved in standards review and development with Standards New Zealand and was awarded a meritorious award for her contributions.  Janice has worked as part of and leading audit teams in New Zealand, Australia and Asia including Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.


Seminar Prices: Book before 24 September to receive early bird prices

DAA Group Clients: $260.00 (early bird price, then $290.00)

Non-Clients: $320.00 (early bird price, then $350.00)

DAA Group Auditors: $70.00 (no early bird)

All prices include GST.


The seminars open for registration at 8:30am, with the welcome and introductions starting at 9:00am. The seminars will finish at approximately 4:00pm. 


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If you are having issues with registration, please email admin@daagroup.co.nz or call 04 499 0367


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