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Cloud computing offers modern alternative to carrier pigeon

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, developers of software products and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

Cloud computing offers modern
alternative to carrier pigeon

Although the carrier pigeon was declared extinct in 1914, the need to communicate across distances is even more important today—especially when it comes to quality improvement charts and analysis.
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Reader survey:
How is your SPC data exchanged?

As this month's lead article suggests, there are new ways to access and analyze data, made possible by expanding technology. In what ways does your organization take advantage of these technologies? Take this quick survey, and see results from last month's poll.
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—
and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Richard Copley (Anaxas); Terrance Kieswether (Eaton Corporation); Chidananda Puttarevanna (ERC Services Pty. Ltd.); Kristen van Bergen (Littleton Regional Hospital); Patricia D. Welch (Parker Hannifin Corp.). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by June 24 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Fuel prices around the world

With gas prices continuing to rise throughout the world, this chart reflects data about fuel costs in 10 cities around the world as of June 2010. Do you have ideas for Data in everyday life? Send us a data source with your suggestion, and we'll show you how a CHARTrunner chart can clarify information.
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Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Stress in the workplace

David Schwinn acknowledges that life is more stressful than it used to be, and points out that this stress can affect productivity as well as quality of life for workers.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Saving lives: See which hospitals near you are enrolled in the 5 Million Lives Campaign improvement initiative sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
  • Improving services: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will issue Medicare incentive checks for meaningful use of electronic health records authorized under the HITECH Act.
  • Health IT and improvement: The Beacon Community Program, an initiative launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), addresses what happens when a community with strong health information technology rallies around specific improvement goals.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner), call us at: (800) 777-5060. A customer care specialist will be pleased to help you. If there are later, more up-to-date versions, we will be able to get you up to speed immediately. You can also go to our website to check version updates at:

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