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.
instant, real-time feedback
Putting you in the driver's seat
All charts are not created equal, as any quality
professional will attest. Timeliness clearly improves the
usefulness of a chart: the closer one’s analysis is to the
process, the more accurate that analysis will be. Process feedback
based on real-time data dramatically enhances possibilities for
improvement, and the easier it is to access this data, the better.
Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality
Gamebox were Carrie Jones ( Plastic Enterprise Co., Inc.);
Cindy Mangen (Caresource); Dave Liebrecht (Paxar); Clifford Lau
(Bayer BMS); and Dennis Segalewitz (Interplex Sunbelt). Congratulations!
For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular
Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality
Six Sigma and more:
David Schwinn takes an integral approach to assessment
David Schwinn continues his discussion of this approach,
this time with respect to assessment practices.
Data in everyday life:
Who are the brainiest people?
chart shows the top ten cities for brainpower, based on levels of
education. Guess who's first?
Bytes and Pieces:
Healthcare communication; improving
the work place; webinar training
Breakdowns in communication among healthcare professionals
can cause harm to patients. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement
(IHI) is sponsoring a series of webinars, “Using SBAR to Improve
Communication Between Caregivers,” to address the issue of
Improve interaction with your colleagues to create
a better work place. Tom Terez offers tips for improving the office
climate in "20 Ways to Build a Kinder Workplace."
At-your-desk training: PQ Systems offers a new series of webinars that help you get the most out of SQCpack EZ. The newest, called SQCpack EZ Unwrapped, will reveal seven hidden features of SQCpack. Learn more about the August 9 webinar
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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