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Why an eLearning Marketing Strategy could save your Small Business. Entrepreneur by Design launches new E-Course. So what is an eLearning marketing strategy?

Wendy, I wanted to reach out to you to give you some feedback with regards to our coaching relationship since 2009. You have been a huge instrument for me and my business growing to where…”

— Joseph Heckel

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, January 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — So what is an eLearning marketing strategy? It is learning specific to marketing that is done through media and requires an electronic device. When it comes to marketing, eLearning is an excellent way to help you learn a lot in a short amount of time. There are many reasons why people chose e-learning over traditional learning.

One of the main reasons is because eLearning is scalable. When you work on an eLearning marketing strategy it is very cost efficient and saves time. It also allows you to take a course from the comfort of your own home or office.

Compared to classroom teaching eLearning is much faster so this makes it a popular and effective way of learning.

You can also tailor an eLearning marketing strategy exactly to your needs. It allows you to redo sections that you need to concentrate on and lets you skip through the information that may not be relevant at this time.

Lastly, online learning can now easily compete with classroom learning because many courses include a component that keeps the user accountable. These eCourses offer live video queries, online forums, chats and more.

“Wendy, I wanted to reach out to you to give you some feedback with regards to our coaching relationship since 2009. You have been a huge instrument for me and my business growing to where we are today (2019). Your assistance was extremely valuable. You made me aware of multiply tools that I could implement and helped my team see things from the client's point of view. You are a great business consultant and I highly recommend Entrepreneur By Design for anyone that owns a business.

Joseph Heckel, Phoenix, Arizona Broker/Owner of Property Management Real Estate Service

Summary: In short, eLearning is gaining more in popularity every day and hopefully this article sheds light into why. I personally have found that the flexible nature of eLearning has lead to more enrollments in my eLearning Marketing Strategy course. I would be honoured if you were to check out my Online Marketing Course.

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UN Demands NZ Child Electroshock Torture Investigation; US FDA Fails to Ban it

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The use of “electrocution” devices for behavior modification is condemned by the UN, but NZ and the US FDA have notoriously failed to protect children from them.

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The use of “electrocution” devices for behavior modification is condemned by the UN, but NZ and the US FDA have notoriously failed to protect children from them

Where patients are electroshocked, it falls to governments to force the FDA and behavioral facilities to abide by the UN Convention on Torture or face the consequences.”

— Jan Eastgate, President CCHR International

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The United Nations Committee Against Torture has condemned New Zealand officials’ failure to fully investigate and prosecute the use of electroshock for behavior modification of children, describing the practice as torture. On December 27, 2019, the UN issued a report calling for further investigation and, potentially, prosecution in relation to more than 180 children having their genitals or other body parts shocked at NZ’s Lake Alice state psychiatric hospital in the 1970s.[1] Despite the lapse in time, former victims are still fighting for answers on how a psychiatrist who treated them has escaped justice over the terrifying abuse using an “electrocution” device.[2]

The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in New Zealand was instrumental in getting the shock ward shut down in the 70s and was joined by CCHR in Australia and International in championing for compensation for the victims. In 2001, the government apologized to those who survived the torture paying them NZ$10 million (US$6.7 million) in compensation.

CCHR NZ supported former patient, Paul Zentveld, in filing complaints to the UN Committee on Torture. Zentveld claimed that a psychiatrist electrocuted boys’ genitals as a punishment but never faced charges, which prompted his decision to go to the UN. The UN raised concerns over a police decision to end its criminal investigation in 2009 without prosecuting any staff. The police are now reviewing the UN report.[3]

CCHR International said it is still waiting for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the similar use of electroshock to the skin for behavior modification at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), just outside of Boston, where mentally disabled and autistic children and adults are treated.[4] Patented by Matthew Israel, a Harvard University-educated psychologist, the device called a graduated electronic decelerator (GED), has electrodes that emit 60 volts and 15 milliamps of electricity in two-second bursts through electrodes attached to the arms, legs, or stomachs of students.[5] It is stronger than police stun guns.[6]

In 2010, Manfred Nowak, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, sent an urgent appeal to the US government, urging an investigation. “This is torture,” said Nowak.[7] A powerful video released by Fox News in 2012 showed a student being painfully shocked 31 times for over seven hours for refusing to take off his coat.[8]

At that time, another Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, told Fox Undercover, “The passage of electricity through anybody’s body is clearly associated with pain and suffering.”[9]

In April 2014, a special advisory panel of the FDA recommended a ban on its use for child behavior control or “aversive therapy.”[10] It took until January 2019 for the FDA to agree to ban the device, but it remains in use.[11]

Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International, based in Los Angeles, headed CCHR in Australia in the 1990s and worked with the NZ office to expose the plight of the Lake Alice victims. Moving to the U.S., she was appalled to find similar use of shock torture at the JRC. “It is a stark reminder of how children are tortured in the name of behavioral care and the FDA continues to drag its heels in banning the skin shock device. It also allows the use of electroconvulsive therapy, which also be banned,” Eastgate said.

She draws comparisons between the three shock “therapies”:

• One JRC patient explained that it feels “like a thousand bees stinging you in the same place for a few seconds,” adding “it is torture in the plainest sense of the word.”[12]

• Former Lakeside patient in NZ, Marty Brandt, said the skin shock left him with “permanent marks on the underside of my penis.” “The genitals were [the psychiatrist’s] favorite spot. It was just straight pain,” another victim, Charlie Symes, said.[13]

• As for ECT, often used to treat depression, Judy, interviewed in a new documentary, “Electroshock: Therapy or Torture,” states: “I underwent electroshock therapy from the ages of 14 to 16….It beat all the abuse I ever experienced. It beat the rapings, the molestations, it beat everything. Because it did so much to me psychologically and physically.”

UK clinical psychologist and author, Craig Newnes, spoke candidly about electroshock in the documentary, stating: “People often ask, ‘What is electroshock?’ And what it is, is electrocution. That’s all it is.” Further, “The biggest mystery of all is why on earth people think that putting bolts of electricity through people’s heads is a good idea.”

CCHR says that the mystery extends to all electrical interventions to treat or curb behavioral issues. Eastgate says: “Where the FDA fails to protect citizens, including those behaviorally disturbed at JRC or in psychiatric facilities where patients are electroshocked, it falls to governments to force the FDA and behavioral facilities to abide by the UN Convention on Torture or face the consequences. In the case of electrical interventions, that means ban them.”

Change.org carries two petitions in support of electroshock bans: one by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and CCHR’s petition to ban ECT

Read the full CCHR article here: https://www.cchrint.org/2020/01/06/un-demands-child-electroshock-torture-investigation-in-nz-fda-fails-to-ban-it-in-us/

References:

[1] “United Nations finds New Zealand breached Convention against Torture in Lake Alice abuse allegations,” Newshub, 29 Dec. 2019, www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/united-nations-finds-new-zealand-breached-convention-against-torture-in-lake-alice-abuse-allegations.html
[2] Ibid.
[3] www.lakealicehospital.com/news-articles.html
[4] www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/08/school-shock/
[5] www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/2008/06/the-shocking-truth/
[6] www.digitaljournal.com/article/324352
[7] www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12082017.htm citing Laurie Ahern, “Disabled children at Mass. school are tortured, not treated,” The Washington Post, 2 Oct 2010, washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/17/AR2010091705376.html.
[8] www.cchrint.org/2012/06/21/electroshocktorturekid/ citing, http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/18840703/2012/06/20/un-investigating-judge-rotenberg-centers-use-of-shocks
[9] www.cchrint.org/2012/06/21/electroshocktorturekid/ citing, www.myfoxboston.com/story/18840703/2012/06/20/un-investigating-judge-rotenberg-centers-use-of-shocks
[10] www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12082017.htm, citing Kevin Rothstein, “FDA panel recommends banning shock devices,” My Fox Boston, 24 Apr. 2014, myfoxboston.com/story/25335849/fda-panel-recommends-banning-shock-devices.
[11] “School Shocks Students With Disabilities. The FDA Is Moving To Ban The Practice,” WBUR News, 23 Jan 2019, www.wbur.org/npr/687636057/massachusetts-school-defends-use-of-electric-shock-treatments
[12] “FDA Executive Summary, Prepared for the April 24, 2014 meeting of the Neurological Devices Panel, Electrical Stimulation Devices for Aversive Conditioning,” Food and Drug Administration, 2014, docplayer.net/150858466-Fda-executive-summary-prepared-for-the-april-24-2014-meeting-of-the-neurological-devices-panel.html
[13] www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/united-nations-finds-new-zealand-breached-convention-against-torture-in-lake-alice-abuse-allegations.html

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Secure Channels Unveils Encryption Fix For IoT Leveraging ID Quantique’s Quantum Technology

Solution Provides Answers to Weak Encryption Keys Common to IoT Devices

IRVINE, CA, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Resource-constrained IoT devices are notorious for their inability to host robust encryption with sufficient entropy. Secure Channels’s quantum-resilient, embedded symmetric encryption solution leverages ID Quantique’s (IDQ) quantum technology giving IoT manufacturers a powerful new tool to deliver protected network devices. The new solution particularly adapted for drones will be displayed at the CES 2020 conference Jan. 7 to 10 in Las Vegas.

A recent report by cybersecurity firm Keyfactor emphasizes IoT devices’ lack of adequate entropy sources, leading to serious cybersecurity shortcomings. Entropy provides the integrated cipher with the randomness required in order to generate strong keys that are difficult for adversaries to break. IoT devices like sensors, IP cameras and connected consumer devices are primarily designed for optimal performance, cost and battery life. These considerations leave little space or resources for sound encryption technology. Manufacturers that manage to include encryption into their products gravitate toward common asymmetric ciphers like RSA. However, device architecture often prohibits the inclusion of an entropy source the cryptosystem can leverage. The keys generated in these deployments, therefore, lack the degree of randomness that can keep adversaries from cracking the encryption and accessing the device.

Further diluting IoT device security is the possible weakness of the RSA cipher itself. RSA was determined to be breakable through quantum computing a quarter century ago, giving the cipher an impending shelf life. However, teams in France recently cracked the largest RSA keys to date with shocking speed using classical computers. Although the size of the cracked key (795 bits) is still very very far from the currently used keys (2048 bits), the accomplishment highlights the dangers of asymmetric cryptosystems centered around presumedly unsolvable math and suggests RSA’s whole failure may occur earlier than estimated.

Secure Channels’s encryption aims to address IoT’s cybersecurity gaps. Secure Channels’ XOTIC Core cryptosystem delivers efficient post-quantum encryption at speeds that exceed those of popular stream ciphers. XOTIC Core’s unique one-time pad element draws entropy from the IDQ’s Quantis QRNG chip to rapidly create scalable, symmetric encryption keys ranging from 512 to 8,192 bits. The Quantis QRNG chip is a compact, durable quantum random number generator that can be integrated into small, low-power products. XOTIC Core is ultra-lightweight with only 72KB of code providing a highly efficient, post-quantum strength cryptosystem, allowing easy integration into any resource-constrained device.

The solution affords IoT manufacturers a flexible, new option for protecting their devices from evolving threats. It addresses the cybersecurity gap in an exploding IoT market. By 2025, a forecast 76 billion devices will have been deployed — devices that are predominantly the weakest network links. Their “trusted status” on a network can extend the reach of an adversary successful in compromising a single encryption key. One exploited device can net adversaries free reign over network endpoints to access sensitive data, manipulate machinery or deluge websites with traffic. This first solution represents the foundation of a future collaboration between Secure Channels and ID Quantique.

Secure Channels CEO Richard Blech feels that this solution can eliminate potentially tragic cyberattack scenarios in the consumer electronics market and beyond. “The rampant expansion of IoT and IIoT has been aided by a grossly misplaced trust in weak onboard encryption. It’s created a precarious situation now that these devices are tasked with transmitting sensitive personal data, monitoring embedded health devices and operating machinery at the heart of critical infrastructure. Strong future-proof encryption may be the deciding factor that averts ruined livelihoods, health crises or widespread catastrophe. I’m confident manufacturers of these devices and equipment appreciate their responsibility to protect end users with entropy-backed, dependably secure products”

Learn more about Secure Channels’ XOTIC Core at www.securechannels.com/xotic.
Learn more about ID Quantique’s Quantis QRNG chip at www.idquantique.com/random-number-generation/products/quantis-qrng-chip/

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Secure Channels is a cybersecurity solutions development company based in Irvine, Calif. Our experts engineer and develop high-performance, cost-effective cybersecurity technologies as platform-agnostic software and hardware-ready solutions to protect against present and emerging threats. Our award-winning, cryptanalyst-celebrated solutions include advanced data protection, future-ready encryption, authentication and enterprise confidentiality solutions. Learn more at www.securechannels.com.

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Over Three Hundred Business Cases Completed – CloudChomp, Inc. is Going Beyond TCO

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CloudChomp announced today that they have now completed 300 pre-migration business cases.

2020 is starting out as a record breaker for CloudChomp as we break through our 300th business case.”

— David Pulaski

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — CloudChomp, Inc., announced today that they have now completed over 300 pre-migration business cases, helping customers to go beyond TCO in order to save both money and time during their pre-migration planning stage for their migration to AWS. In the past six months alone, CloudChomp added over one hundred and fifty new customers. The tool now goes well beyond TCO, showing customers not only a projected average savings of 41%, but also migration paths based on the level of complexity of their migration and the estimated cost of their migration.

With a steady addition of new features, superior customer service, a dedicated team of CloudChomp staff, and a willingness to listen to customer feedback and feature requests, CloudChomp’s CC Analyzer has become one of the fastest growing pre-migration tools of choice for customers planning their migration to AWS. By combining TCO, SQL License Planning, Application Discovery, a Migration Cost Estimator and Machine Dependency into one discovery tool, CloudChomp frees customers from having to deploy multiple tools from multiple vendors, for a single business case. Customers using VMware receive full TCO and post-migration cost estimates in one business day.

“2020 is starting out as a record breaker for CloudChomp as we break through our 300th business case,” said David Pulaski, CEO of CloudChomp. He continued, ”at our current growth rate, we are on track to reach 1,000 customers by the end of 2020. By providing pre-migration assessment services with an agentless approach, we help customers reach a directional decision to migrate to AWS in a fraction of the time, cost and complexity.”

CC Analyzer identifies and mitigates financial risk as the first step in the migration process. It is an agent-less financial analysis tool, providing detailed 1ClickTCO™ and expert level AWS pricing estimate based on infrastructure and performance statistics, in-app license manager for SQL server and Windows licenses to assist with license migration planning, application discovery, dependency mapping and an SOW calculator. CC Analyzer is a collaborative, dynamic data warehouse and planning tool for re-hosting, re-platforming and re-architecting on premises assets to run on AWS.

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CloudChomp, Inc. is a cloud migration tools company, helping organizations take a bite out of 21st Century Computing and IT Costs, turning bits and bytes into dollars and cents. It was founded with the explicit mission of accelerating right-sized migration to Amazon Web Services and eliminating the waste associated with manual and expensive assessment processes. The platform is built on and highly optimized for Amazon Web Services. The company is founded by two veteran software executives who have built and created exits for four other software companies. For more information, visit CloudChomp’s website at https://www.cloudchomp.com/.

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5 Malware Predictions In 2020s, According to Local NJ Managed Service Provider

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Quikteks Tech Support shares 5 predictions regarding malware in 2020s and beyond.

It’s crucial to stay on top of these malware trends and defend your network from threats."”

— Andrew Rich, CEO

FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2020 is upon us, bringing with it continued malware trends of which businesses owners should be aware. According to Quikteks Tech Support founder and CEO, Andrew Rich, "Cybercriminals never take a break, they are a year-round operation that are constantly plotting new ways to break into a computer system or trick users into revealing sensitive information."

Rich outlined some of the biggest malware trends to be aware of heading into the 2020s:

• Phishing attacks – It seems that phishing attacks will never go out of style and this new year is no exception. The classic email phishing attack will continue, but we'll see an increase in phishing over text messages, phone calls, and social media.

• Mobile attacks – Mobile apps are another new frontier for cybercriminals with malicious applications that mimic reputable apps.

• Fileless attacks – Many users now recognize the dangers of downloading random .exe files but think nothing of downloading “harmless” Windows based HTML files such as an HTA file. In a "fileless" attack, the HTA file itself uses an elaborate system to circumvent anti-malware systems before eventually downloading an .exe file that turns the infected computer into a proxy. Nodersok, which used the proxies to perform click fraud, is a recent example of this type of malware.

• 5G attacks – Industrial Internet of Things, connected autonomous cars, smart communities and more are expected to flourish as the fifth generation of wireless technology rolls out. However, an exponential boost in mobile app usage, connected devices (which are already vulnerable) and data volumes increases network vulnerability dramatically, exposing them to multi-vector cyber-attacks and making it even more difficult for security administrators.

On a brighter note, Rich explained that fighting these attacks can be relatively easy through the implementation of anti-malware software, up to date firewalls, and end user training.

"It’s crucial to stay on top of these malware trends and defend your network from threats. Our Phish Threat Training program has been one of the easiest and most valuable ways to reduce threats to business. Giving our clients the tools necessary so they understand what to look for empowers everyone." Rich said.

To learn more about how to protect your business visit Quikteks.com or call (973) 882-4644.

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David Hunter Law Provides Tips for Motorists Charged with Holiday DWI

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Most DWI charges of the year occur during the busy holiday season.

Finding the best DWI attorney is crucial to the quick resolution of your DWI case.”

— David Hunter

SUGAR LAND, TX, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Renowned law firm, David Hunter Law Firm, is providing valuable tips to motorists who find themselves charged by the police with a DWI during the holiday season.

Based in Sugar Land, Texas, David Hunter Law Firm is a criminal defense attorney specializing in DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges. The firm’s leading attorney, David Hunter, is well known in the area as a lawyer who goes above and beyond to ensure cases are handled properly, no matter the conviction.

“Being charged with a DWI during the holidays can be devastating for you and your family,” says Hunter. “If you find yourself in need of a qualified DWI attorney and criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you, your rights, and your freedom, then look no further. I will use my experience, knowledge, and skills to ensure you get the legal fight you deserve.”

According to David Hunter Law Firm, DWI is a misdemeanor for drivers over 21 with a BAC of 0.08 or higher. The charge carries steep punishments, fines, and even a license suspension if found guilty.
“Finding the best DWI attorney is crucial to the quick resolution of your DWI case,” states Hunter. “Failure to act quickly and knowledgeably in response to standard law enforcement procedures can lead to loss of your license, or even land you in jail.”

To help motorists who are charged with a holiday DWI, Hunter is encouraging drivers to find a DWI attorney that not only knows the laws and penalties but also understands how to fight them on their behalf.

As a former judge and prosecutor, DWI attorney, David Hunter, has the knowledge and skills to keep several steps ahead of cases at all times.

For more information about David Hunter Law Firm, or to contact him for a free consultation, please visit their website at https://www.davidhunterlawfirm.com/.

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Hunter provides potential clients with free consultations and vows to fight aggressively for any case and empower clients to make the best legal decisions possible.

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HFI-U Recommends Systems Thinking for Quality, Patient-Centric Care, and Reducing HAIs

Integrated healthcare systems improve quality and patient-centric care, while reducing HAIs.

Integrated healthcare systems improve quality and patient-centric care, while reducing HAIs.

Studies show thoroughness of disinfection can be greatly improved in health care and that such improvement is associated with fewer infections.

Studies show thoroughness of disinfection can be greatly improved in health care and that such improvement is associated with fewer infections.

Dr. Deming's Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle enables step-by-step improvement for better quality and fewer infections.

Dr. Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle enables step-by-step improvement for better quality and fewer infections.

Systems thinking can improve quality, service to patients, and help prevent HAIs.

Ask the question: When should a healthcare EVS department operate at a higher cost? Answer: When doing so enables the system aim, improves quality, and reduces HAIs”

— Allen Rathey, HFI-U

NAMPA, ID, US, January 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — HFI-U (fna, Healthy Facilities Institute University) is advising Environmental Services (EVS) departments to adopt systems thinking to improve quality, service to patients, and help prevent HAIs costing from US $28 to $45 billion yearly (National Library of Medicine, 2009).

Dr. W. Edwards Deming taught every system must have an aim, and a clear aim of health care is to provide optimal care of patients and, if possible, do so profitably.

Environmental services departments are a vital, sometimes neglected component of this system as they are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting throughout a healthcare facility, and notably in near-patient areas which sometimes carry the greatest threat to transmitting HAIs:

▪ Studies confirm that only 40% of near-patient surfaces are cleaned in accordance with hospital policy.
▪ Eight studies confirm that patients in rooms previously occupied by patients with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Clostridium difficile, and Acinetobacter baumannii infection have a 73% increased risk of acquiring the same pathogen than patients not in those rooms.
▪ Five studies show improved cleaning practice and routine disinfection leads to an average 40% decrease in transmission of VRE, MRSA, and A baumannii.
▪ 11 studies show thoroughness of disinfection can be improved by 82% and that such improvement has been associated with a 68% decrease in environmental contamination of high-touch objects.

Reference: Evaluating Hygienic Cleaning in Healthcare Settings: What You Don’t Know Can Harm Your Patients by P.C. Carling and J.M. Bartley in the June, 2010 supplement to the American Journal of Infection Control.

System Steps

A key aspect of improving systems is the use of Dr. Deming’s, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle, which the US Veterans Administration’s (VA’s) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), describes as a vital component to improving quality, patient-centric care, and reducing HAIs:

“PDSA cycles consist of planning the change (Plan), carrying out the change (Do), observing and analyzing the results of the change (Study) and then deciding what additional changes should be made (Act). This is a cycle, done repeatedly until the results meet the objectives.”

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in the foreword to The Improvement Guide, a practical approach to enhancing organizational performance, said: “The ‘Plan-Do-Study-Act’ cycle … is probably the most useful single framework I have encountered in twenty years of my own work on quality improvement. It can guide teams, support reflection, and provide an outline for oversight and review.”

For more information, see IEHA’s Continual Stepped Improvement (CSI) video on the application of PDSA to EVS.

Asking the Right Questions

The Improvement Guide also provides three key questions to ask as a Model for Improvement:

1. "What are we trying to accomplish?"
2. "How will we know that a change is an improvement?"
3. "What change can we make that will result in improvement?"

Per Allen Rathey, principal of HFI-U – “Also, ask the question: When should a healthcare EVS department operate at a higher cost? Answer: When doing so enables the system aim, improves quality, and reduces HAIs."

This means:

1. Spending more money on EVS functions if they help improve quality, patient outcomes, and reduce HAIs.
2. Looking at what the entire system is doing, not solely at the parts, and managing interrelated processes as a whole.

HFI-U, as part of its ongoing advice, is pointing EVS departments to system-development resources including IEHA’s partnership with the W. Edwards Deming Institute® and to IEHA’s Perioperative Credential as a training tool to achieve system aims in EVS.

HFI-U also provides helpful infographics from The Deming Institute to help EVS departments on their systems journey. See PDSA chart.

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