Oct. Meeting

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Program Meeting


Standards Development: How to get involved and what to expect

Speaker:  John Barrett

Feature Presentation Healthcare Accreditation: What is it and what is it all about?

Speaker:  John Barrett


The Press Room at Food City,
300 Roller Street, Kingsport, TN

Deadline for Reservations or Cancellations is Tuesday (Noon), October 16, 2018

For cancellations, contact Nadine McMackin at 423-229-6393 or nmcmackin@eastman.com

For On-Line Registration CLICK HERE

5:00                Registration Opens

5:30 – 6:15    Tutorial

6:15 – 6:45    Dinner – Catered by Food City

6:45 – 7:45    Feature Presentation


Dinner – Catered by Food City, Meal Cost $12.00

Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls, Dessert                                                 

This Monthly Meeting will be webcast starting at 5:30 pm.  Just go to the URL listed on the www.asq1106.org homepage at the time of the webcast.  The link will be active when you see “google” in part of the link.  Use the above registration link and indicate no dinner and note you will be part of the webcast.


Tutorial Abstract:

Standards Development: How to get involved and what to expect

The ASQ Standards Team is responsible for administering the following Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to help ensure the US position is included ANSI and ISO standards:

  • TAG 69 relates to ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods
  • TAG 176 relates to ISO/TC 176 Quality management and quality assurance
  • TAG 207 relates to ISO/TC 207 Environmental management

This tutorial will explain the standards development process within ASQ, and how you can get involved in helping to develop domestic and international standards.

Speaker Biography:

John Barrett is an independent consultant with more than 35 years’ experience in quality management with a broad background in different industries.  He has over 20 years in the medical device industry with areas of expertise that include quality systems (QSR, GMP, ISO 13485, ISO 9001) in manufacturing and service industries, auditing, training on quality concepts & tools, design controls, manufacturing processes, process validation, corrective action & preventive action, root cause analysis, supplier quality management, strategic planning and balanced scorecards/strategy maps.

John is currently the Chair of the Board of Commissioners (Board of Directors) for Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) a non-profit accreditation company with CMS deeming authority to accredit healthcare providers.

John has participated in developing quality system standards for over 15 years as a member of the US TAG TC 176 (includes ISO 9000 series), TC 302 (Auditing), and ASQ Z1 Subcommittee developing quality system and collateral standards.  He has also been on standards development groups for product standards for medical devices.

John earned a BSEE from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MBA from East Tennessee State University.  He is a Senior Member of ASQ, an RABQSA Lead Auditor, ASQ CQE, CRE, CQA, CBA, and CMQ/OE.  John has been a Quality New Jersey Examiner for the New Jersey Governor’s Excellence Award (Baldrige Criteria), and selected to be a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner.


Feature Presentation Abstract:

Healthcare Accreditation: What is it and what is it all about?

Accreditation in health care is the process of demonstrating that an organization (provider) meets a standard of performance.  This performance is confirmed by an examination of different aspects of the business, from board relations to finance, hiring, and the actual provision of quality of care while maintaining a safe environment for patients.  This presentation will describe accreditation and the process used to achieve accreditation by Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC).  ACHC is a nationally recognized accreditation organization with 30 years of experience with deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DEMPOS by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and programs in Private Duty, Pharmacy, Sleep, and Behavioral Health.  As more regulations from state and federal governments require accreditation, knowing what is involved will become important when providing healthcare services.

Speaker Biography:

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