I’ve been toying with the idea of picking up a formal qualification in “Quality and Process Improvement” and done a bit of ‘goggling’ on the relevant certifications provider, as of 5 minutes ago, I made the decision to enroll in the “Certified Six Sigma Green Belt” (CSSGB) course.
Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola,USA back in 1981 (that’s about 3 decades ago). Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.
So whats the co-relation between manufacturing and healthcare? (Well, there are some similarities but I’m not going to thread on that topic), the concepts and principles in Six Sigma for the improvement of quality and process can definitely be extended to various aspects of the healthcare industry, especially healthcare informatics where the end goal usually is associated with improvement in workflow, operational process and better quality of care.
This particular provider’s CSSGB’s certification also comes with 25 Professional Development Unit from the Project Management Institute (PMI) so it will help in the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements of my Project Manager’s certification.
I’ll post more updates on the course as it goes along so wish me good luck 🙂