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Presentations from the 2016 Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium

15 Nov 2021

Presentations from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's 2016 Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium.

Registration and poster viewing    
Karakia and welcome from the tangata whenua    
Welcome Dr Janice Wilson (chief executive, Health Quality & Safety Commission)  
Opening address Professor Alan Merry (chair, Health Quality & Safety Commission)  
The science behind consumer engagement – a lived perspective Jen Morris (Law and public health unit, University of Melbourne)  


Design of experiments masterclass Professor Nigel Grigg (professor of quality systems, Massey University) Designing experiments (PDF, 3.1MB)
Rapid fire sessions
  Concurrent session: Paataka room Concurrent session: Tauwaka room

Everyone knowing what to expect when, and by whom – our integrated care pathway

Dr Rees Tapsell (director of clinical services, mental health and addictions, Waikato DHB) and Dr Virginia Endres (team leader clinical improvement services, mental health and addictions, Waikato DHB)

Reducing opioid-induced constipation (PDF, 874KB)

Barbara Ruby (quality and clinical risk coordinator, MidCentral DHB)


Navigating the rapids (PDF, 1.74MB)

Penny Impey (service improvement manager, Auckland DHB)

Building capability in scientific improvement methodologies in a large health care organisation – an overview of improvement practitioner training at Auckland DHB 

John McTaggart (master trainer, Auckland DHB)


Community pharmacy stop smoking project (PDF, 144KB)

Clare Hynd (community pharmacist and chair of the MidCentral Community Pharmacy Group) and Fay Selby-Law (kaiarahi – team lead, Central PHO)

Radiology service excellence (national radiology service improvement initiative) (PDF, 1.87MB)

Tim Winstone (programme director – performance improvement, Auckland DHB)


Just culture: An algorithm for accountability Bob Henderson (human factors expert, University of Auckland)

An algorithm for accountability (PDF, 1.5MB)

Advanced statistical methods – a masterclass Dr John Krueger, MD, MPH (chief medical officer, University of Oklahoma, via Skype)

Advanced control charts: when and why to use them (PDF, 640KB)

  Rapid fire sessions
  Concurrent session: Paataka room Concurrent session: Tauwaka room

The THINKdelirium project: Raising awareness of how we can prevent delirium among older people in our care

Dr Susan Gee (researcher, Canterbury DHB)

Prospective risk analysis for radiotherapy using failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) (PDF, 906KB)

Rebecca Day (senior medical physicist, radiation oncolory service, Capital & Coast DHB)


Opioid-induced ventilatory impairment in post-op – snooze or lose (PDF, 1.24MB)

Karen O'Keeffe (improvement advisor, Northland DHB)

Doing right by patients and letting the target take care of itself – faster cancer treatment for patients with breast cancer (PDF, 1.43MB)

Paul Birch (improvement specialist, Auckland DHB)

A framework for quality improvement and patient safety capability and leadership-building for the New Zealand health system Gillian Bohm (principal advisor, Health Quality & Safety Commission)  
Poster and speaker awards Dr Janice Wilson  
Summary and close Gillian Bohm  

Published: 15 Nov 2021 Modified: 15 Nov 2021