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Coach Sell Industry: Prevost Commitment to Quality and Excellence - Prevost Commitment to Quality and Excellence Prevost places the utmost commitment to quality and product excellence and strives to be the premiere provider of the most advanced and superior chassis and luxury coach shells in the industry. Prevost commitment to quality starts in the manufacturing process when each piece of steel frame is held into place by a zero tolerance jig until the welding process is completed. There are other companies on the market that build alternative shells and chassis, but by not using a zero tolerance jig like Prevost actually turn out inferior products that have imperfections and slight variations....   [tags: quality standards, suppliers, software]
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The Australian Commission On Safety And Quality in Healthcare - Introduction Health is an ever growing and developing sector. Newer diseases raise their head from time to time. These developments put new challenges for mankind. To meet the challenges put forward by the diseases and their outcomes; there is a need for scientific and strategic innovations. These innovative measures empower the healthcare sector to fight the disease and overcome the disease burden. Australian commission on safety and quality in healthcare is also one such innovative step that aims at provision of a universal healthcare service to all across Australia....   [tags: Quality Health Standards]
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Universal Standards of Quality - ... It evaluate at the system and not the product. The evolution of ISO 9000 series took several stages. Defense standards and the British Standard BS 5750 take a major role in the development of ISO 9000. After the World War 2 (1945) it was clear to the government that quality of the product from different suppliers was variable. It forced them to introduce the concept of auditing suppliers to ensure that the way they did things was satisfactory, thus to produce satisfactory products. This idea become more popular and was taken up over time by a variety of firms, especially by the automotive industry....   [tags: ISO 9000, international trade] 1996 words
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The Battle Over Air Quality Standards - The Battle Over Air Quality Standards Proposed by: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The American Lung Association (ALA) The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) The Sierra Club Consumer and Other Environmental Organizations Opposed by : The Air Quality Standards Coalition (It consists of approximately 600 industrial companies and interest groups) Automobile manufacturers The American Trucking Association, The National Association of Manufacturers The Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) According to the annual survey of air quality done by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1995, air pollution has decreased 30% nationwide ove...   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays]
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Internal Review Procedures That Facilitate High Quality Standards in the Organization - 4. Quality Control Corresponds to Technical Evaluation Factor 4 (i) Internal review procedures that facilitate high quality standards in the organization. Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP) integrates quality assurance planning and quality control reviews into a single, pervasive professional culture of Quality Management. Documented in detail in the EYP Quality Management Plan, our procedures recognize that for every project our clients have a unique blend of objec¬tives—and un¬derstanding those objectives is critical to successful project delivery....   [tags: Business Management ] 1626 words
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ISO 9000 Quality Management Standards - Quality standard Quality standard is a document that giving requirements, conditions, procedure or characteristics that can be used again and again to guarantee that materials, products, process and services are fit for their purpose. ISO 9000  What is ISO 9000. ISO 9000 is a quality management standard published by international Organization for Standardization. It is giving the guidelines for quality management. ISO 9000 is a generic it can be applied virtually anywhere. ISO 9000 is giving confidence organization can provide product or service that full fill customer need and expectation....   [tags: production, organization, improvement] 588 words
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EGS Quality Assurance - In response to Bologna Process and taking measures to promote quality assurance, Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (thereafter ESG) was published in 2005. However, the permeation of ESG remains limited on the higher education institutional (HEIs) level; conflicts emerged between institution administration and local authorities on how to enhance institutional quality culture; ESG has not been updated to follow the trends in higher education system....   [tags: quality, higher education, standards] 720 words
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Is American Beef Safe to Eat?- Exploring the Quality of Agricultural Standards in America - as Americans we have to be conscious of the foods that we eat that come from the different livestock. Everything that is not a vegetable comes from some form or another of livestock and sometimes we have to wonder; where is the food coming from. If you asked any five year old he would say “the grocery store”, however as consumers we have to be knowledgeable of the foods we put into our bodies and have good faith that they are coming from quality sources. the cattle industry and government to safeguard the food that we eat....   [tags: Agriculture] 923 words
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What´s an Audit? - An audit is used to check and assure that the processes and methods used in a clinical laboratory comply with the required standards and to persistently improve the service provided for the service users. The International Organization for Standardization – ISO9001 – defines an audit as “A systematic and independent examination whether quality activities and related results comply with planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives”.1 Audits are therefore an essential part of the Quality Management System and are a requirement by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA)....   [tags: laboratory, quality, standards] 641 words
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International Organization For Standardization: ISO 9000 - ISO 9000 International Organization For Standardization (ISO) was established in 1947 which involves 157 countries in order to coordinate and unify various industrial standards. Prior to the establishment of the ISO, there are 2 main independent organization that had similar objectives as the ISO, that are National Standardizing Association (ISA) and also United Nation Standards Coordinating Committee (UNSCC). ISA and UNSCC are both established in 1926 and 1944 respectively. Unfortunately, both were not achieved worldwide acceptance....   [tags: quality systems, industrial standards]
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Process Quality, Measurement & Review Keep a Company's Standards for Customer Service - ... It is necessary to make an effort not to leave company documents unattended, set a password for your computer and to shred old documents with sensitive information. If an incident occurs in any domain that compromises company information, results in theft or unauthorized access, it should be reported to management. All employees should frequently review compliance standards to ensure the integrity of the company. Feedback is the response you receive from a client or product. It is necessary to receive information about how users perceive your product, because it allows you to rate your brand....   [tags: feedback, efficiency, management] 995 words
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How International Financial Reporting Standards Affect The Quality Of Canadian Accounting Information - How would International Financial Reporting Standards affect the quality of Canadian accounting information. INTRODUCTION Globalization has a great impact on today’s economy. The differences of accounting regulations and practices in various countries have become a noteworthy obstacle to globalization and economic development. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) mitigates global business barriers. In order to adapt to the increasingly global business environment, public companies in Canada will move to IFRS by 2011....   [tags: International Accounting] 1867 words
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Does the Quality of Eductors Effect the Student Learning - Many educators would admit that they are responsible for student learning, but unfortunately the profession as a whole has averted using evaluations that are based on measures of student achievement, occasionally with acceptable reason, given the biased approaches that have been suggested. The solution, on the other hand, is not to continue with common strategies simply because they are benign and comfortable, but rather to evolve fair and reasonable ways of evaluating a teacher success with students....   [tags: expectations, feedback, evaluations, standards] 2917 words
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Quality Planning and Quality Assurance - What is quality Management activities and function involved in determination of quality policy and its implementation through means such as quality planning and quality assurance including quality control. Quality management principals to all areas of business from starting (design) t end (delivery) and confining them only for production activities. Significance of quality is ,to increased revenue and market share and through this it gives fast response to market opportunities. It helps to improve customer loyalty too....   [tags: quality control, management, quality policy]
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Applying Quality Principles: Total Quality Management - The quest for improvement in various areas of life such as business, social and personal became so important that researchers had to pre-occupy their times for many years in finding better ways of providing solution to issues confronting companies, institutions, families and society as a whole. The premise that we can be better and do better at how we perform task is and should be of great importance to all, because that is the only time we seek the knowledge to reach new height and produce to our full potential....   [tags: business improvements, quality control]
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Lifelong Learning and Education Quality - Lifelong learning and education quality are the two topics prevailing in the contemporary international and national education policy documents. We tried to systematize the extensive and various literatures on the quality in education through two discourses on quality: quality assurance discourse and quality construction discourse (Table 1). Each of these discourses, with all the variations and different accents within them, is mainly shaped by the different understanding of the nature of the human activity systems, one of which is the system of educational practice....   [tags: Discourses: Quality Assurance & Construction]
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Project Management: Quality Control - Quality Control in Project Management “The Pertinent Question is NOT how to do things right — but how to find the right things to do, and to concentrate resources and efforts on them.” –Peter Drucker A key process in the delivery of a quality project is that of quality control. Quality control is the process of ensuring that the project deliverables meet the defined project standards by measuring, evaluating and correcting project outputs. The quality control process includes measuring, evaluating, correcting and report of project errors....   [tags: Quality Challenges, Projects] 1093 words
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Food Industry: Total Quality Management - Introduction The food industry faces a challenge to deliver high quality products, in a competitive global market whilst increasing efficiency by minimising waste. By incorporating quality systems like Total Quality Management (TQM), companies like Pars Food Ltd can develop an effective culture of commitment to meet expectations of customers (Beardsell, Dale, 1999). Nevertheless, an effective culture of quality systems and continuous improvement cannot be met by an absence of managerial responsibility, to gain customer loyalty, and potential new clients (Beardsell,Dale,1999).However, Pars Food Ltd need to use supply chain management strategically to gain competitive advantage of working s...   [tags: quality management, market]
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The Purpose of Risk and Quality Management: The Case of Janssen Pharmaceuticals - Purpose of risk and quality management It is no secret that risk is prevalent in the healthcare industry. Healthcare organizations carry a large amount of risk just in their daily operations. Healthcare organizations not only have to worry about risks to their patients, but their staff, financial stability, or even a natural disaster. A healthc organization must have a risk management department with trained and qualified individuals that know how to handle various issues within the organization....   [tags: healthcare organizations, quality control] 2104 words
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Quality Program - Quality Program Quality programs have emphasized the need to improve quality in an organizations performance through product, process, or service improvement. These quality programs encourage growth beyond status quo that many American businesses have been satisfied with in order to compete the in global market successfully (Cohen, n.d.). One such quality program is the Deming’s 14 Point Philosophy which has been said to have inspired both the Total Quality Management and Six Sigma quality management programs (Mind Tools, 2013)....   [tags: American businesses, Total Quality Management]
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The Importance of Product Quality - The quality of the product that is being made is very important to a company whatever they are making. The higher the quality if a product the more the company can charge for that product. If the company makes a low quality product that is not very good people will not buy it, also if people can find a similar product at a lower price and higher quality they will buy that. When a business makes a product they must decide on the following things: · what is the lowest level of quality that is acceptable for the product....   [tags: Business Management Quality Control] 2698 words
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Six Sigma as Quality managment - Six Sigma as Quality Management Intervention Quality Management According to The American Society for Quality the term Total Quality Management was first used by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to describe its Japanese-style management approach to quality improvement. The methods for implementing this approach, however, found their roots in the teachings of such leaders as "Philip B. Crosby, W. Edwards Deming, Armand V. Feigenbaum, Kaoru Ishikawa and Joseph M. Juran,"(ASQ). While the original title has fallen out of favor in the United States and has been redefined as Quality Management, Europe still holds to the original Total Quality Management....   [tags: Quality management leadership] 1528 words
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Total Quality Management - Total Quality Management Quality Management and Productivity Total Quality Management is an approach to management that was established or originated in the 1950's and over the year has become a very popular and essential element to success in the business world. The concept of Total Quality Management references to the culture and attitude of an organization that is in continuous motion of improvement to provide top quality products and services to the customer base that will satisfy customer needs and wants (Padhi, 2008)....   [tags: Business Quality] 1080 words
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Maintaining Drinking Water Quality - 26,895 Boston Marathon runners run down streets for miles and miles. Whenever a runner gets tired they run to a side spot and chug a glass of fresh, clean water. However, clean drinking water is not so redily available to everyone in America. There are nearly 55,000 community water systems in this country, supplying water to meet the drinking needs of more than 90 percent of the U.S. population. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a community water source as one that consistently provides water to at least twenty-five percent for at least sixty days during the course of a year....   [tags: Potable Water Quality]
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Total Quality Management - Total Quality Management Paper This paper is about Total Quality Management (TQM). There are several parts to this paper that will now be outlined. First, Total Quality Management will be defined. Second, a description of the impact of globalization on quality will be discussed. Third, traditional management styles will be compared and contrasted with management styles focused on quality. Fourth, an explanation of how TQM should apply to my organization will be discussed. TQM Defined: The definition of Total Quality Management was defined by SEMATECH in 1990....   [tags: Total Quality Management TQM] 817 words
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Software Quality Assurance - Software Quality Assurance ABSTRACT High complexity, invisibility of the product and opportunity to detect the defects provided the uniqueness which will meet the challenges for the development and operation of quality assurance for software. This paper provides a brief introduction to software quality assurance and discuses about the software quality metrics and their limitations. Keywords: SQA (software Quality Assurance), software quality metrics, process metrics, product metrics INTRODUCTION Definition: Software Quality Assurance is a set of activities designed to evaluate the process by which the products are developed or manufactured....   [tags: Software Quality Metrics] 1161 words
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Quality Process Improvement - Quality is the most important measure of success for any organization. All successful organizations produce a quality product or service, but how it measured and what is the process to produce it. This paper will Chose a process at Abbott labs, Ross division, analyze an "As-Is" flow chart, describe the relationship of the process to the organization's strategic plan and determine the internal an external customers. This paper will also identify the most appropriate Quality Management tool that can be used to collect and present data, utilize your selected quality tool to analyze your process and identify process improvement opportunities, and estimate the level of improvement that could be r...   [tags: Business Analysis Product Quality] 1061 words
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The Problems With Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Although most senators, representatives and school officials support common core state standards (CCSS), they have not received or researched the history of how CCSS introduced itself. Furthermore, they do not understand that local control is being taken away, which results in the eventual destruction of excellent, local schools, students, and future generations. Two private trade organizations located in Washington, D.C, wrote the CCSS at the request of Achieve, a company created by Bill and Melinda Gates....   [tags: common core state standards]
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An Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Quality Control And The Effects - An evaluation of an alternative approach to quality control and the effects Alternative method for Quality Control that FPS can use Quality control is a system for ensuring the maintenance of proper standards in manufactured goods, especially by periodic random inspections of the product. A strategy that can be used to ensure this and to suit FPS is to test each individual compartment separately this also add value because your in the process of assembling different products to form fire extinguishers....   [tags: Business Quality Control] 1907 words
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The Quality Management Challenge - The Quality Management Challenge Fast and consistent corrective action and preventive action (CAPA) processes are central to maintaining regulatory compliance and improving the quality of your product and service. The reality, however, is that many organizations today are struggling to establish an effective product quality management system. They have geographically dispersed engineering and manufacturing environments where information about product quality is decentralized and inconsistent. This is further complicated by the fact that different locations, business units, and departments use completely separate processes to communicate and resolve product deficiencies....   [tags: risk management, quality control]
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Total Quality Management - Total Quality Management Total quality management has become a necessity in today's society amongst businesses and consumers. Organization and consumers believe that quality is very important, and it will make or break an organization. Ensuring quality in products helps eliminate liability that would come from defective products, and it increases the rate of the returning consumer. Companies are liable if there products were made poorly, and if they cause a disaster from the use of their products....   [tags: Strategic Plan Analysis Economics Total Quality Ma] 1108 words
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Performance of global quality of scale of EORTC QLQ-C30 for measuring quality of life - Primary liver cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the main form of primary liver cancer accounting 70-85% of total liver cancer burden. Key etiologies include viral infections from hepatitis B and C, and cirrhosis. Since these two viral infections are predominant in Asia and Africa, more than 80% of cases are encountered in these regions [Jemal et al., 2011]. Despite the widespread use of surveillance programs in at-risk populations, 80% of HCC cases are diagnosed with advanced stage, and curative therapies such as surgical resection, transplantation, or radiofrequency ablation are possible in only 20% of the pati...   [tags: Quality of Life, Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma]
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Nursing Carrer and Nursing Standards - Introduction: Standards are important aspects of nursing that a nurse must learn and implement every day for the rest of their nursing career. These standards provide for a nurse’s competence in the quality of care they deliver to the public. Standards offer a necessary guidance to nurses everywhere in an effort to ensure that people are treated correctly and ethically. Patients expect nurses to have a general knowledge of the medical realm and to know exactly what it is they –as nurses- are responsible for....   [tags: healthcare, ethics, professional performance]
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Certification Standards at LEGO Company - In the words of Ole Kirk Christiansen , the founder of LEGO, "only the best is enough." And since then LEGO company have kept their promise by making sure they deliver toys of the best quality. The company has a tolerance of 2/1000 mm for its products. It is ensured that all employees are aware, through the EHS website, of the use of ISO 14001 as the company's policy. Annually, consumers, customers and stakeholders are given EHS performance reports using ISO 14001. The company has utilized ISO 9001 ( quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 8124 ( safety of toys) for ongoing improvement and maintenance of safety....   [tags: toys, safety, customers]
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Adapting International Accounting Standards - Companies in each country have to adapt and regulate their financial statements to certain requirements. They base and format their accounting standards on their national General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set by security regulators. However, in this modern globalized era, owing to too many financial differences between nations, it is increasingly difficult for entities to compare their financial records and identify trends in their financial position and performance with their competitors....   [tags: Accounting International Business]
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International Financial Reporting Standards - The globalization of the world’s capital markets has created an increasing need for comparable, detailed and transparent system of financial reporting making it imperative to establish one set of high quality global accounting standards (Gornick-Tomaszewski, S., & Showerman, S.2010). Currently, there are two sets of accounting standards that are generally accepted for international financial reporting- The U.S. GAAP ( Generally Accepted accounting Principles ) which have been developed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board(ISAB) (Kieso, D.E., Weygandt, J.J., Warfiel...   [tags: globalization, accounting, IFRS]
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The International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation - Question one: outline the structure of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation (IASC Foundation). The purpose of this essay is to describe the structure of the IASC Foundation. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is organised under an independent organisation called the IASC Foundation. IASC Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation who acts in the public’s interest. Components of the restructured IASB include the Monitoring Board, IASC Foundation, IASB, International Financial Reporting Interpretation Committee (IFRIC), Standards Advisory Council (SAC) and working groups....   [tags: Accounting]
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What is quality - ... I've been working in this premises for over ten years, almost every year Kajima builds a new building inside the lot. Yet, they keep everything neat and clean. Visitors won't know that there is always an active building construction right next door. On top of that Kajima believes in good lighting, be that artificial or the sunlight itself. That gives the impression that the whole complex is bright and airy. Then of course I arrive at my office. What is quality for Chevron. Well, Chevron has many definition for quality....   [tags: personal narrative] 546 words
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The World Needs International Accounting Standards - Financial reporting has a responsibility to communicate the economic condition and functioning of an enterprise. This has to be accurate, reliable and comply by the accounting standards. Effective financial reporting is essential in maintaining confidence in an economy and encouraging investors to invest. Towards the end of 2008, the financial sector across the world was becoming increasingly unstable. Lehman Brothers had been declared bankrupt, Various allegations towards accounting standards have been made in relation to the financial crisis....   [tags: Accounting, Finance] 822 words
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Arm’s Length Standards (ALS) - INTRODUCTION: The IRS usually do not need to validate ordinary business transactions since both the involved parties behave on their own self-interests. However, the IRS is skeptic of any transactions when it comes to evasion of estate taxes and international subsidiaries. When two unrelated companies enter in a transaction, they are involved in arm’s length transaction. However, such is not the case for related companies as they may try to distort the price of the transaction to avoid tax burden....   [tags: ]
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Discussion about the Document of National Quality Standard - The purpose of this assignment is to critically examine and discuss about the document of National Quality Standard (NQS). This assignment will provide an insight into various theoretical perspectives and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of teacher’s presence as an integral component of the learning environment in facilitating and scaffolding children’s learning. This essay will examine the National Quality Standard and discuss about how physical environment, staffing arrangements, and building positive relationships with children can directly impact on children’s learning and development in the early childhood settings....   [tags: teacher, learning environment]
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Components of the Quality of Healthcare - ... The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a national organization that represents the consensus of many groups including healthcare providers, federal agencies, and consumer groups and sets national standards. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has been a central organization in health care improvement. One of its most widely known measurement sets is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), a set of measures that are used by more than 90 percent of U.S. health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service divided among eight domains (NCQA)....   [tags: Medicare & Medicaid services]
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Quality and Change Management in Ireland - Over the last number of years the quality and safety of our healthcare services has increasingly become one of the main priority (Health Information and Quality Assurance-HIQA). Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines quality as ‘degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge’. Brady et al (2010) emphasis that quality is doing right thing safely and consistently to achieve patient satisfaction and best possible outcomes by skilled and responsible professionals....   [tags: policies, professionals, safety, improvement] 3089 words
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Quality and Transparency of Financial Statements - Introduction It seems to be a cyclical situation regarding transparency and financial quality issues, since after every economic bubble an unusually high number of firms appears to have commit irregularities in the presentation of their financial statements, after that scenario emerges many authorities at different levels of government (and professional bodies) propose new legislations, recommendations and higher standards to help reduce the “fog” in the financial statements and increase their quality and transparency....   [tags: financial management and fraud] 1432 words
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Policies for Air Quality in the EU - ... The direct costs to society from air pollution include damage to crops and buildings and amounted to approximately 23 billion Euros per year. The health benefits resulting from the implementation of the package " clean air " amounted to around 40 billion euro per year, or more than twelve times the cost of pollution reduction is estimated could reach € 3.4 billion per year in 2030. Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment, said: “The air we breathe today is much cleaner than that of past decades, but air pollution continues to be a ' silent killer ' that prevents many people from living a fully active life....   [tags: pollution, environment, health] 826 words
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Background: The Service Quality Models - Background: the service quality models The context of service quality has not been perceived uniformly. Cullen (2001) for instance portrayed two sets of quality context: objective, and perceived quality; the first focuses on the standards and guidelines being set up by professional bodies, while the second pertains to customers' perceptions. Similarly, Gronroos (1984) abstracted the service quality into technical and functional. By and large, literature on service quality has been lined up behind the latest category while maintained a level of disintegration with the first....   [tags: Business Management ] 1550 words
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Managed Care and Quality Improvement - Managed care is often seen primarily as a cost cutting initiative that is concerned with managing cost and cost only in the healthcare field. For this and a few more reasons managed care organizations face severe judging on the quality of care that they provide. When analyzed correctly, trends prove that managed care has in fact been very significant in determining and improving the quality of care. In this paper, elements such as the state and federal oversights over MCOs, voluntary accreditations, standardized performance indicators and examples of successful quality programs developed by MCOs will be used to prove this statement....   [tags: Health Care] 1296 words
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Staffing and Quality of Work - As the supervisor of an assembly line responsible for assembling tuning devices that go into cell phones, I have discovered poor quality distribution in my group. This has caused our units to be re-called and reworked which is costly and gives the company a bad reputation for its product. In order to assess the problem I must eliminate any other possible reasons for the failure. It may be that the equipment, the machines or the original parts in the assembly are defective or damaged. Once I am assured that it is not a mechanical problem, I can actively assess and address the training of the employees....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Relationships Quality and Personality Types - The article I read, detailed the research into relationships and the personality types of the people in those relationships. The study paid particular attention to perfectionist personalities that were either “adaptive” or “maladaptive”, the former meaning non-productive and or inadequate for adaptation. “Maladaptive perfectionists characteristically tend to evaluate their performance as consistently failing to meet these standards [for personal performance](Ashby, Kutchins, and Rice 2008)”. The researchers continued off of past studies into the relationship between personality type and relationship quality....   [tags: relationships, personality, perfectionists]
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Different Perceptions of Audit Quality - ... (Public company accounting sighting overview, 2013). Inputs: They are categorized at engagement, firm and national level with the audit firm’s culture (values, ethics and attitudes), the time, knowledge and skill brought to the audit and the effectiveness of the audit’s processes and quality control procedures. Engagement level: The engagement team is independent and exhibits professional competence, due care and skepticism. The engagement team is aware that the audit is performed in public interest and they need to comply with the standards and ethical requirements....   [tags: audit committee, auditor´s opinion] 810 words
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Teacher Quality and School Effectiveness - 2. SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS In recent years, the quality of education became both a subject of scientific inquiry and an applied field of interest in educational policy and management (Bosker & Scheerens, 1989: 41-751 . School effectiveness is defined by Sihono Yusof (2012: 142-152) as the ability of a school to reach and maintain aims and objectives in the manner that it can been seen as an reflection on the extent in which a school can achieve there function in the fields of technical and economics, human and social, political, culture, and educational policy and management (Scheerens, 2013: 4)....   [tags: educational policy and management]
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Plan Quality for Businesses - Plan Quality as defined by mypmps.net is "identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them." At first glance this may seem as a fairly simple task but there is a fairly extensive process in achieving such. To get a better understanding of not only what is needed but also how to measure if a quality plan is successful; I will start buy outlining everything that goes into making a good quality plan and proceed to how companies nowadays are achieving such....   [tags: Planning, Company, Project]
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Quality: Regional Amusement Parks - As new award possibilities arise, organizations become challenged to operate at increasingly improving quality levels in order to beat out competing companies. Such awards include the well-known Deming and Baldrige awards. As more and more corporations are competing to be the leader in the quality field, quality standards consequently rise. Service, product, process, and organization quality operations associated with a company are enhanced and overall enhanced quality is presented to the end consumer....   [tags: Business]
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The Effects of Standards Based Learning and Assessments on Curriculum Development - Standards-based learning and assessments are bound to have some effect on curriculum development and planning whether it is positive or negative. “Generally, standards based learning refers to establishing what all students should know and be able to do and providing assessments that are aligned with the standards” (Hargrove, Walker, Huber, Corrigan, and Moore, 2004). It is important to determine the effects that standards based learning will have on teaching and learning. The answer to questions of whether or not there will be an observable difference in teaching styles and strategies is of great interest....   [tags: Education]
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