Vol. 10, No. 8

August 2008

PQ Systems

A picture is worth...

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

MSA with Jackie Graham

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.

A picture is worth...
Generating graphic images from CHARTrunner

Process charts are meant not only to be analyzed, but also to be shared. Software that can save charts as graphics images enhances this ability. Read more.

Quality Quiz:
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—and last
month’s winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are: Leysa Ferguson (Prime Products Inc.); Carolyn Thaman (CompuNet Clinical Laboratories); Rick Beal (Marathon Oil); Richard Todd (Panasonic); and Fred Greter (Charleston Stamping). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality Quiz. Submit your response by August 29 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Ten most gender-equitable occupations

At the top of the equitable occupations, disparities in gender still exist, but are slightly closer than other occupations with respect to gender equity. See chart.

MSA with Jackie Graham:
Determining significant bias

Considering the statistical significance of bias: when can one say that a statistically significant bias exists? Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • PQ launches new website: Find PQ Systems software solutions, training events, and product support faster and easier than ever before. Check it out! www.pqsystems.com
  • Healthcare conference: Register now for the 20th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (December 8-11, Nashville). Read more.
  • Satisfying jobs: According to a Quality Magazine survey, 94 percent of quality professionals find satisfaction in their work. Read more.

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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