Vol. 7, No. 10

October 2005

PQ Systems

Real-time charting with SQCpack EZ

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Six Sigma

Data in everyday life

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases


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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc., developers of software products and training services that help organizations improve their processes and products and achieve compliance to standards. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

Real-time charting featured with SQCpack EZ
SQCpack EZ makes real-time charting easy and effective

Real-time charting, combined with e-mail notification, offers immediate updates of charts, as well as ways to alert those who need to know about process changes. SQCpackEZ makes real-time charting easy and effective. Read More...

Quality Quiz:
Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Volume 1 and 2 of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement by Jackie Graham, Ph.D., and Michael J. Cleary, Ph.D: Anthony Brown (General Motors Corp.); Jessica Hackwell (Yuma Regional Medical Center); Jerry Lewis (Wyeth BioPharma); Aimee Siegler (Benchmark Electronics), and Paul Smith (Caterpillar Inc.). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality Quiz...

Six Sigma and more:
"Katrina, Six Sigma, and more"

David Schwinn reflects on organizational theory and its application to saving lives in the Gulf Coast disasters.

Data in everyday life:
U.S. hurricanes charted by decade

With the end of hurricane season in the U.S. approaching, DATAjogger chart reflects numbers of hurricanes (Category I-V) since 1851. Data source: National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastdec.shtml Read more...

Bytes and Pieces
Quality Reports

Saving patient lives with Rapid Response Teams: Tallahasee hospital uses interventions recommended by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as part of its 100,000 Lives Campaign:

MedWatch: With the F.D.A. under increased scrutiny for medical product quality, the agency’s safety information and adverse event reporting program plays a critical role.

State gets tough: Kentucky is sending notices about unacceptable performance to school districts state-wide.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of PQ Systems' primary software products, check Help/PQ on the web/check for updates on your program (for SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner). To review current maintenance downloads and version numbers for all PQ Systems software, go to: http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php

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