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Health Care Lean, Six Sigma, and Process Excellence Conferences

WCBF offers five events in 2012

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 14:34

(WCBF: Chicago) -- The Worldwide Conventions and Business Forums (WCBF), an independent organization headquartered in Chicago that researches and produces high-quality, senior-level lean, Six Sigma, and process excellence events, has a predominant mission for 2012. Its mission is to save as many patient lives as possible through spreading best practice and leading-edge ideas on process excellence methodologies to the health care industry via the content generated from its research team and conferences and summits. Improving patient safety is now WCBF’s primary purpose.

If you only pick one senior-level lean Six Sigma and process excellence event to attend in 2012, pick a WCBF event. WCBF extensively researches topics, and then selects first-class speakers who can address the latest issues currently facing companies in their lean, Six Sigma, and process excellence deployments. WCBF also has the largest reach within the industry.

Do you have any topic suggestions? If a conference could solve one business problem for you, what would you like it to be? E-mail WCBF at reg@wcbf.com.

Early-bird discount

Our events are where key players in the industry gather to network and exchange knowledge. In recognition for registering early during the research phase of the program, WCBF is offering up to a $1,200 early-bird discount on its conferences. All agendas, except the May Healthcare Summit, are still in development.

Visit the respective sites below to preregister. E-mail queries to reg@wcbf.com.

WCBF 11th Annual Lean, Six Sigma, and Process Excellence in Healthcare Summit—New Orleans
May 15–18, 2012
The largest gathering of senior-level executives responsible for deploying lean Six Sigma in health care
Download the full summit brochure
• Summit webpage

Note: Concerning the events below, the full agenda and speaker lineups will be announced 16 weeks prior to the event date.

Improving Patient Satisfaction Using Lean, Six Sigma and Process Improvement Conference—Chicago
June 27–29, 2012
With ever-increasing economic and regulatory challenges, health care organizations need to ensure they put patients at the center of health care delivery. Find innovative ways of developing initiatives that will improve safety, quality, and satisfaction while reducing costs.
• Conference webpage
• This event is currently in research; click here to be considered as a speaker for this event.

Using Lean Six Sigma to Prevent Avoidable Readmissions Conference—Boston
Sept. 19–21, 2012
Avoidable readmissions cost Medicare an estimated $17 billion per year. One of the largest areas against which hospitals are being measured is preventing avoidable readmissions. Hear how lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement technologies can be deployed to prevent avoidable readmissions.
Draft program
• Conference webpage
• This event is currently in research; click here to be considered as a speaker for this event.

Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Patient Safety Conference—Miami
Oct. 17–19, 2012
It’s been no easy feat for health care organizations to juggle reducing costs with improving patient safety and care. It’s been particularly difficult in light of the changes the industry now faces. Achieving greater operational excellence can go a long way in helping organizations accomplish this task.
• Conference webpage
• This event is currently in development; click here to be considered as a speaker for this event.

Using Lean to Improve Hospital Bed Management and Patient Flow Conference—Orlando
Nov. 7–9, 2012
Ensuring efficient admissions, discharge, and bed management processes is vital to a health care organization’s bottom line. Hear proven strategies for using lean to improve patient care procedures throughout the hospital throughput process.
• Conference webpage
• This event is currently in development; click here to be considered as a speaker for this event.

Team knowledge sharing

WCBF understands the value of team learning and knowledge sharing. Teams can receive up to a 50-percent discount, depending on their size. To register a team, call (800) 959–6549 or e-mail reg@wcbf.com for more information. 

Exhibit at one of the events

If you wish to sponsor or exhibit at any of the WCBF events, click benefits, packages, and pricing.


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The Worldwide Conventions and Business Forums (WCBF) is an independent organization headquartered in Chicago that produces the most extensively researched, high-quality lean, Six Sigma, and process excellence events, which address current and forthcoming challenges and provide up-to-date solutions for senior professionals working in the quality sector. WCBF facilitates interactive environments for best practice from key players in their field, which enables corporations to benefit from this pooling of expertise. WCBF is dedicated to objective and intensive research in the marketplace. WCBF is a totally client-centered company. Close teamwork and constant interaction with its clients are at the core of its success.