Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Six Sigma - Designing Quality Control for Neonatal Screening Assays

Newborn screening is an area of testing where test interpretation and treatment guidelines for physicians are published by many laboratories, as well as regulatory agencies. Six Sigma concepts can be applied to these tests, translating the interpretation guidelines into tolerance limits. (Preview)

Six Sigma - A Project in Action

Recently, the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia embraced Six Sigma. Melda Brown, a Black Belt in training, is one of their staff bringing better quality control to healthcare. Ms. Brown has been extremely generous in allowing us a glimpse of her Six Sigma Project as it is being implemented. Here we present the Define and Measure phases of her project.