Klaus Nether

Dr. Nether is the Executive Director, High Reliability Product Delivery at the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. He leads the delivery of Center products, ensuring that these adhere to high reliability principles and RPI concepts. Dr. Nether is also responsible for Center solution development activities, both domestic and international.

Prior to this role at the Center, Dr. Nether was a Master Black Belt in the Department of  Robust Process Improvement at The Joint Commission. In this role, he supported the Joint  Commission’s activities associated with establishing and sustaining a Robust Process Improvement (RPI) culture. This culture includes the use of Six Sigma, Lean, and formal change management.

Before joining The Joint Commission, Dr. Nether held a variety of clinical laboratory positions. Most recently he held the position of manager of the Olson Clinical Laboratories at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was responsible for six
departments including Microbiology and Diagnostic Molecular Biology. Dr. Nether also received Six Sigma training from GE Healthcare.

Dr. Nether received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Master of Science in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University. He is certified by the American Society for
Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry as a Medical Technologist and as a Specialist in Virology. Dr. Nether received his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova  University and is also certified through The Joint Commission. He is certified as a Master  Black Belt through SixSigma.US. Dr. Nether completed his Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) from A.T. Still University.


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