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Managing phosphorus for water quality protection - 10 principles  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The accelerated eutrophication of aquatic systems has primarily been the concern of developed nations where it represents the most pervasive impairment of surface water bodies. Managing phosphorus for water quality protection requires prudent tempering of agronomic emphases to build soil phosphorus,...

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Managing agricultural phosphorus for water quality protection: principles for progress  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The eutrophication of aquatic systems due to diffuse pollution of agricultural phosphorus (P) is a local, even regional, water quality problem that can be found world-wide. Sustainable management of P requires prudent tempering of agronomic practices, recognizing that additional steps are often requ...

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Total Quality Education: Profiles of Schools That Demonstrate the Power of Deming's Management Principles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents profiles of schools that have demonstrated the power of Deming's Total Quality Management (TQM) principles. It describes schools that have successfully applied those strategies for change. The book explores what public education needs most--a compelling but flexible action plan for improvement. Chapter 1 offers a rationale for…

Schmoker, Michael J.; Wilson, Richard B.

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International perspectives on air quality: risk management principles for policy development--conference statement.  

PubMed

This statement is the result of discussions held at the 2005 NERAM IV Colloquium "International Perspectives on Air Quality: Risk Management Principles for Policy Development" and represents the collective views of 35 delegates, including international air quality policy analysts, academics, nongovernmental organizations, industry representatives, and decision makers from Mexico, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands on principles for global air quality management. The objective of the colloquium was to "establish principles for air quality management based on the identification of international best practice in air quality policy development and implementation." This statement represents the main findings of a breakout group discussion session, presentations of an international panel of speakers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Hong Kong and views of the delegates expressed in plenary discussions. NERAM undertook a transparent process to try to ensure that the statement would accurately reflect the conference discussions, including documenting the proceedings and inviting delegates' comments on draft versions of the statement. PMID:18080887

Craig, Lorraine; Krewski, Dan; Samet, Jonathan; Shortreed, John; van Bree, Leendert; Krupnick, Alan J

2008-01-01

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Principles for air quality management: an environmental nongovernment organization (ENGO) perspective.  

PubMed

Over the past 10-15 years there have been many positive developments in environmental policy that have resulted in reductions in air pollutant emissions in Canada. This article presents an environmental nongovernmental organization (ENGO) perspective on air quality management policy initiatives at various levels in Canada, including a discussion of gaps, barriers, and opportunities for future integrated policy solutions to address both air quality and climate change. PMID:18080892

Chiotti, Quentin

2008-01-01

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Quality management in developing economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Explores the importance of quality management in achieving global competitiveness. Emphasizes the need for developing countries to revitalize their economies through quality management practice. Uses Deming principles of quality management and dialectical materialism inquiry system to demonstrate how the practice of quality can help developing countries to improve their national economies and, therefore, compete effectively in international markets.

Christian N. Madu

1997-01-01

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PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVES & RECORDS MANAGEMENT  

E-print Network

PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVES & RECORDS MANAGEMENT Archives and records management is based upon." The basic unit used in all discussions of records management and all records retention and disposi- tion of a record series is known as "appraisal," the second basic principle of records management. Appraisal

New Mexico, University of

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Risk Management Principles for Nanotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Risk management of nanotechnology is challenged by the enormous uncertainties about the risks, benefits, properties, and future\\u000a direction of nanotechnology applications. Because of these uncertainties, traditional risk management principles such as acceptable\\u000a risk, cost–benefit analysis, and feasibility are unworkable, as is the newest risk management principle, the precautionary\\u000a principle. Yet, simply waiting for these uncertainties to be resolved before undertaking

Gary E. Marchant; Douglas J. Sylvester; Kenneth W. Abbott

2008-01-01

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Fault Management Guiding Principles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Regardless of the mission type: deep space or low Earth orbit, robotic or human spaceflight, Fault Management (FM) is a critical aspect of NASA space missions. As the complexity of space missions grows, the complexity of supporting FM systems increase in turn. Data on recent NASA missions show that development of FM capabilities is a common driver for significant cost overruns late in the project development cycle. Efforts to understand the drivers behind these cost overruns, spearheaded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD), indicate that they are primarily caused by the growing complexity of FM systems and the lack of maturity of FM as an engineering discipline. NASA can and does develop FM systems that effectively protect mission functionality and assets. The cost growth results from a lack of FM planning and emphasis by project management, as well the maturity of FM as an engineering discipline, which lags behind the maturity of other engineering disciplines. As a step towards controlling the cost growth associated with FM development, SMD has commissioned a multi-institution team to develop a practitioner's handbook representing best practices for the end-to-end processes involved in engineering FM systems. While currently concentrating primarily on FM for science missions, the expectation is that this handbook will grow into a NASA-wide handbook, serving as a companion to the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook. This paper presents a snapshot of the principles that have been identified to guide FM development from cradle to grave. The principles range from considerations for integrating FM into the project and SE organizational structure, the relationship between FM designs and mission risk, and the use of the various tools of FM (e.g., redundancy) to meet the FM goal of protecting mission functionality and assets.

Newhouse, Marilyn E.; Friberg, Kenneth H.; Fesq, Lorraine; Barley, Bryan

2011-01-01

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Management Principles for Nonproliferation Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies business models and six management principles that can be applied by a nonproliferation organization to maximize the value and effectiveness of its products. The organizations responsible for reducing the nuclear proliferation threat have experienced a substantial growth in responsibility and visibility since the September 11 attacks. Since then, the international community has witnessed revelations of clandestine nuclear

Sarah L. Frazar; Gretchen Hund

2012-01-01

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Coordinating Council. Ninth Meeting: Total Quality Management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report summarizes the 9th meeting of the STI Coordinating Council. The council listened to the speakers' understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and heard stories of successful applications of these principles. Definitions of quality stated were focused on customer satisfaction. Reports presented by the speakers are also included.

1992-01-01

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Management Principles for Nonproliferation Organizations  

SciTech Connect

This paper identifies business models and six management principles that can be applied by a nonproliferation organization to maximize the value and effectiveness of its products. The organizations responsible for reducing the nuclear proliferation threat have experienced a substantial growth in responsibility and visibility since the September 11 attacks. Since then, the international community has witnessed revelations of clandestine nuclear facilities, nuclear black markets, periodic nuclear tests, and a resurgence of interest by countries worldwide in developing nuclear capabilities. The security environment will likely continue to evolve in unexpected ways since most of the proliferation threats with which the world will be forced to contend remain unforeseen. To better prepare for and respond to this evolving security environment, many nonproliferation organizations are interested in finding new or better ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations. Of course, all organizations, whether they are market driven or non-profit, must operate effectively and efficiently if they are to succeed. Indeed, as this study demonstrates, many of the management principles that this study recommends can help all organizations succeed. However, this study pays particular attention to nonproliferation organizations because of the mission they are responsible for fulfilling. Nonproliferation organizations, including nonproliferation programs that operate within a larger national security organization, are responsible for reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. These organizations have an enduring mandate from the public and the international community not to fail in the completion of their mission for failure could have detrimental impacts on international security, public health and the environment. Moreover, the public expects nonproliferation organizations and programs to fulfill their mission, even when resources are limited. They are expected to anticipate and react quickly to prevent a potential threat while staying accountable to their public stakeholders, many of whom remain unaware of the very threats the organization is trying to address. When budgets are flush, it is easy to believe that money will solve all problems; but during times of economic hardship, managers must rely on creative and cost-effective management approaches to implement their missions. Fortunately, managers of nonproliferation organizations can draw on a wealth of research on organizational design and culture to help them identify the management strategies most appropriate for them. Such research can help nonproliferation managers think about their own organizational structures and cultures and adapt accepted management principles to their unique organizational mission. This analytical process is not straight forward, as some managers may find themselves taking risks that others might not take, such as making ostensibly risky investments for the common good, or supporting creative thinking to help mission accomplishment. Some management principles that are relatively straightforward for other organizations may be difficult to envision and implement in a nonproliferation organization. Therefore, the goal of this study is to help nonproliferation managers identify management principles that can be implemented in a nonproliferation organization and, in the process, help maximize the value of the organization's products and effectiveness of its mission.

Frazar, Sarah L.; Hund, Gretchen

2012-03-06

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[Quality assurance, quality management or quality control?].  

PubMed

The current concept of quality in the German health care system dates back to the period of the 1950s and 1960s, also including current legislation. Nevertheless, quality initiatives are in full progress. The German health care system is supposed to learn from experiences described in the fields of industry, technology and commerce. The philosophy and technology of quality management can provide an ideal solution to the common problems of the health care system. PMID:14710661

Jonitz, Günther

2003-11-01

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Quality-Focused Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the quality-focused management (QFM) system and explains the departure QFM makes from established community college management practices. Describes the system's self-directed teams engaged in a continuous improvement process driven by customer demand and long-term commitment to quality and cost control. (13 references.) (MAB)

Needham, Robbie Lee

1993-01-01

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Total Quality Management  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Total Quality Management is a lesson plan which provides students with a broad introduction to the quality approaches used in manufacturing. After completing this module, students should be able to apply various quality improvement techniques during a simulated manufacturing process. Note: This module is part of a modularized manufacturing technology curriculum created by the PSCME, found at www.pscme.org/educators.html.

Imre, John; King, John

2010-08-06

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Quality Connections: Transforming Schools through Total Quality Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total Quality Management (TQM), the synchronization of quality principles across an organization, can help reveal that most problems within an organization are systemic and not personal. In the United States' educational system, teachers are often restricted, and little true learning communities are rare. Common educational practices, such as rote…

Schenkat, Randy

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NASA total quality management 1989 accomplishments report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Described here are the accomplishments of NASA as a result of the use of Total Quality Management (TQM). The principles in practice which led to these process refinements are important cultural elements to any organization's productivity and quality efforts. The categories of TQM discussed here are top management leadership and support, strategic planning, focus on the customer, employee training and recognition, employee empowerment and teamwork, measurement and analysis, and quality assurance.

1990-01-01

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Transforming air quality management  

SciTech Connect

Earlier this year, the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee submitted to EPA 38 recommendations intended to improve air quality management in the United States. This article summarizes the evaluation process leading up to the Committee's recommendations. 3 refs., 2 figs.

Janet McCabe

2005-04-01

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Risk & QualityRisk & Quality ManagementManagement  

E-print Network

Risk & QualityRisk & Quality ManagementManagement Jorge A. Martinez, MD, JDJorge A. Martinez, MD of Medicine #12;Risk ManagementRisk Management ·· 19701970''s: Term coined by insurances: Term coined organizations #12;Risk ManagementRisk Management ""[T]he process of protecting[T]he process of protecting anan

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Rosacea: pathophysiology and management principles.  

PubMed

This article presents an overview of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentations of rosacea. It also presents the therapeutic spectrum for effective management of this challenging and often confusing clinical entity. PMID:23369595

Chauhan, Nitin; Ellis, David A F

2013-02-01

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Principles of Management Spring, 2013  

E-print Network

dynamics, and developing communication skills and critical thinking skills. Lectures, discussions, critical thinking, applying concepts, argument/theory appraisal, assess suitability of management between evidence and popular opinion/"common sense," apply critical thinking, collect evidence, assess

Carter, John

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Quality Management Program  

SciTech Connect

According to {section} 35.32, Quality Management Program,'' of 10 CFR Part 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material,'' applicants or licensees, as applicable, are required to establish a quality management (QM) program. This regulatory guide provides guidance to licensees and applicants for developing policies and procedures for the QM program. This guide does not restrict or limit the licensee from using other guidance that may be equally useful in developing a QM program, e.g., information available from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the American College of Radiology. Any information collection activities mentioned in this regulatory guide are contained as requirements in 10 CFR Part 35, which provides the regulatory basis for this guide. This information collection requirements in 10 CFR Part 35 have been cleared under OMB Clearance No. 3150-0010.

Not Available

1991-10-01

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Applications of Quality Management in Language Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review examines applications of quality management (QM) in language education. QM approaches have been adapted from methodologies developed in industrial and commercial settings, and these are briefly described. Key aspects of QM in language education are the definition of purpose, descriptions of principles and practice, including various…

Heyworth, Frank

2013-01-01

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Total Quality Management's Challenge to Urban Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With political support, Total Quality Management principles can help urban schools redefine schools' role, purpose, and responsibilities; focus on continuous improvement; plan comprehensive leadership training; create staff development confronting staff attitudes and beliefs; use research- and practice-based information to guide policy and…

Hixson, Judson; Lovelace, Kay

1992-01-01

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Managing quality and compliance.  

PubMed

Critical care nurses assume vital roles in maintaining patient care quality. There are distinct facets to the process including standard setting, regulatory compliance, and completion of reports associated with these endeavors. Typically, multiple niche software applications are required and user interfaces are varied and complex. Although there are distinct quality indicators that must be tracked as well as a list of serious or sentinel events that must be documented and reported, nurses may not know the precise steps to ensure that information is properly documented and actually reaches the proper authorities for further investigation and follow-up actions. Technology advances have permitted the evolution of a singular software platform, capable of monitoring quality indicators and managing all facets of reporting associated with regulatory compliance. PMID:25463009

McNeil, Alice; Koppel, Carl

2015-01-01

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NASA total quality management 1989 accomplishments report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA and contractor employees achieved many notable improvements in 1989. The highlights of those improvements, described in this seventh annual Accomplishments Report, demonstrate that the people who support NASA's activities are getting more involved in quality and continuous improvement efforts. Their gains solidly support NASA's and this Nation's goal to remain a leader in space exploration and in world-wide market competition, and, when communicated to others through avenues such as this report, foster improvement efforts across government and industry. The principles in practice which led to these process refinements are important cultural elements to any organization's productivity and quality efforts. The categories in this report reflect NASA principles set forth in the 1980's and are more commonly known today as Total Quality Management (TQM): top management leadership and support; strategic planning; focus on the customer; employee training and recognition; employee empowerment and teamwork; measurement and analysis; and quality assurance.

Tai, Betty P. (editor); Stewart, Lynne M. (editor)

1990-01-01

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Principles of School Business Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This textbook of 24 chapters provides administrators and students with information on the role, activities, and responsibilities of the school business administrator. The independently authored chapters are titled as follows: (1) "Introduction to School Business Management" (F. Mike Miles); (2) "Legal Context of the Public School District" (Paul…

Wood, R. Craig, Ed.

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University of California, Santa Cruz Space Management Principles  

E-print Network

#12;#12;University of California, Santa Cruz Space Management Principles Section Page Space ..................................................................................... 1 3. Space Management Principles ....................................................................... 1 Space Management Processes 4. Criteria for Establishing Space Needs

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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DATA MANAGEMENT FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE  

EPA Science Inventory

The article describes the application of quality assurance (QA) principles to two programs supporting EPA's Environmental Assessment Data System (EADS). The ultimate objective of any measurement program is the creation of data that is processed to provide information. The develop...

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Model framework and principles of emergency management.  

PubMed

If not handled quickly and effectively, animal health emergencies can create significant problems for governments and industry. Placing strong emphasis on preventing a disease incursion in the first instance through the judicious use of quarantine and inspection measures will continue to be the major preventive strategy. However, the discovery of new and emerging diseases, some of which may already be present in a country or region, necessitates a rigorous emergency outbreak response mechanism premised on thorough preparation for an emergency. A generic approach to emergency management is the contemporary answer to preparing for, and dealing with, unpredictable events. In essence, generic emergency management plans encompass a set of core principles and key issues which are relevant to a particular industry or commodity. These principles and issues are then reflected in a model emergency management plan which guides participants through the various stages of preparing for, and responding to, an emergency situation and which forms the basis of more detailed farm/enterprise manuals and individual job cards. The authors illustrate the integrated nature of the model emergency management plan and the interrelationship with the core principles and key issues of emergency management planning. PMID:10190199

Murray, G; McCutcheon, S

1999-04-01

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[Quality management in the hospital].  

PubMed

Quality management in hospitals is a much discussed topic. However, mainly theorists take the floor, who have some good advice, but rarely have practical experience. All those theorists have been heard by the responsible person of the Fritz-König-hospital in Bad Harzburg, as well. At the end, however, an own system of quality management was developed with the aid of an external expert. This article describes the step-by-step introduction of quality management and the related experiences. PMID:9606890

Nagorny, H O; Faust, G; Plocek, M

1998-04-01

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Internal versus External Quality Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the findings of research into quality management in Dutch elementary schools using theories of school accountability and school improvement as fundamentals. The study is based on data gathered from almost 1000 school leaders. It attempts to determine whether different types of quality management exist in primary schools.…

Hofman, Roelande H.; Dijkstra, Nynke J.; Hofman, W. H. Adriaan

2008-01-01

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT AGENDA General Agenda  

E-print Network

1 QUALITY MANAGEMENT AGENDA General Agenda A week before study commences, the following matters. - Library and Learning Resources Committee performs the following: 1. Conduct a review to ensure that books a meeting for the following purposes: 1. Read the report that is related to quality management

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Management Principles for the Community College Administrator.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six critical areas of community college organization and management are addressed in a direct and practical fashion. John W. Lee offers strategies for coping with the paradoxical decline in the quality of learning and the associated increase in instructional productivity. The translation of traditional intraorganizational into interorganizational…

Breuder, Robert L., Ed.

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Academic Success Through Quality-Managed Course Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principles of quality management, focusing on defect prevention rather than correction, were applied to the design of a graduate biomedicine course in immunology. The principles require clearly stated course mission and objectives, numerous intermediate steps to achieving objectives, immediate feedback on student performance, and immediate…

Reese, Andy C.; Mobley, Mary F.

1996-01-01

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Quality Management Systems: Implementation in Meteorological Services  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This one-hour online learning module provides an overview of the key concepts, benefits and principles of an effective quality management system (QMS) based on the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard. It also introduces guidelines for the successful implementation of a QMS in aviation weather service agencies. Although primarily aimed at management personnel responsible for implementing, monitoring, and updating QMS processes, it also provides a basic introduction to QMS suitable for all agency staff. The first part of this module provides a general overview, introduces key concepts and terms, and describes the benefits of QMS implementation. The second part outlines 12 key steps for successful QMS implementation, including important tips, examples and critical success factors.

Comet

2012-05-02

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Total quality environmental management: Integrating environmental and quality management systems  

SciTech Connect

As the oilfield industry strives to globally sustain continuous movement of environmental and quality performance, companies have come to realize Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) is essential in product research, development manufacturing and services. As our industry endeavors to continuously improve, more emphasis is being placed upon the management systems we apply such as ISO 14000 and ISO 9000. These standards are tools for improving environmental and quality performance, meeting customer requirements, and increasing profitability. lbs paper presents actual examples of the successful integration of environmental and quality management systems into an operational TQEM system. Also presented are pilot study evaluations of the draft ISO 14000 standards by two certified ISO 9000 facilities. Examples of continuous improvement and cross-functional teams as means to merge environment and quality management into the functions of process control, corrective and preventive action, document control, and waste management are presented. Results and improvements from facilities involved with TQEM discussed along with their strategies and progress in consolidating the environmental and quality programs into a single, viable management system. The case histories from various facilities demonstrate the implementation of TQEM and in TQEM promotes a cleaner environment, reduces costs, con- serves energy and raw materials, minimizes pollutants and wastes, and reduces redundant paperwork.

Carley, J.A.; Kubala, G.; Hudson, T. [and others

1996-11-01

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Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principles for undergraduate education in psychology presented here are designed for creating a world-class educational system that provides students with the workplace skills needed in this information age; a solid academic background that prepares them for advanced study in a wide range of fields; and the knowledge, skills, and abilities…

American Psychologist, 2011

2011-01-01

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Best Management Practices Water Quality  

E-print Network

Rank Rivers Lakes Estuaries 1 Agricultural Agricultural Urban runoff 2 Municipal point sources Municipal point sources Municipal point sources 3 Stream/ habitat changes Urban runoff Agricultural ThreeBest Management Practices (BMP) for Water Quality How Land Treatment Can Protect Water Quality? #12

Mukhtar, Saqib

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MONITORING GROUNDWATER QUALITY: ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK AND PRINCIPLES  

EPA Science Inventory

The report discusses the economic considerations in selecting an optimal groundwater quality monitoring system. Section I argues that poor specification of the property rights in groundwater is a major cause of excessive pollution. Section II examines groundwater adjudication and...

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Quality in Higher Education: The Contribution of Edward Demings Principles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose--There can be little doubt about the importance and relevance of quality for any service industry. One of the most influential contributors to service quality developments was W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993). An important component of Demings philosophy is reflected in his 14-principles for transforming a service as they indicate what…

Redmond, Richard; Curtis, Elizabeth; Noone, Tom; Keenan, Paul

2008-01-01

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Information technology principles for management, reporting, and research.  

PubMed

Information technology holds the promise to enhance the ability of individuals and organizations to manage emergency departments, improve data sharing and reporting, and facilitate research. The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Consensus Committee has identified nine principles to outline a path of optimal features and designs for current and future information technology systems. The principles roughly summarized include the following: utilize open database standards with clear data dictionaries, provide administrative access to necessary data, appoint and recognize individuals with emergency department informatics expertise, allow automated alert and proper identification for enrollment of cases into research, provide visual and statistical tools and training to analyze data, embed automated configurable alarm functionality for clinical and nonclinical systems, allow multiexport standard and format configurable reporting, strategically acquire mission-critical equipment that is networked and capable of automated feedback regarding functional status and location, and dedicate resources toward informatics research and development. The SAEM Consensus Committee concludes that the diligent application of these principles will enhance emergency department management, reporting, and research and ultimately improve the quality of delivered health care. PMID:15528579

Gillam, Michael; Rothenhaus, Todd; Smith, Vernon; Kanhouwa, Meera

2004-11-01

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PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR MAINTAINING YIELDS AND PROTECTING WATER QUALITY  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The principle of the P Index (PI) as a tool to manage agricultural P for production and water quality has been widely accepted by most states (27 of 28 in a recent survey) adopting nutrient management planning policies for P. Development and implementation of the PI provides examples of how science ...

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Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management  

PubMed Central

Risk management is the systematic application of management policies, procedures, and practices to the tasks of analyzing, evaluating, controlling and monitoring risk (the effect of uncertainty on objectives). Clinical laboratories conduct a number of activities that could be considered risk management including verification of performance of new tests, troubleshooting instrument problems and responding to physician complaints. Development of a quality control plan for a laboratory test requires a process map of the testing process with consideration for weak steps in the preanalytic, analytic and postanalytic phases of testing where there is an increased probability of errors. Control processes that either prevent or improve the detection of errors can be implemented at these weak points in the testing process to enhance the overall quality of the test result. This manuscript is based on a presentation at the 2nd International Symposium on Point of Care Testing held at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 12-13, 2010. Risk management principles will be reviewed and progress towards adopting a new Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Guideline for developing laboratory quality control plans based on risk management will be discussed. PMID:21623049

Nichols, James H.

2011-01-01

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[Quality management in medical laboratories].  

PubMed

During the 20th century understanding for quality has changed and international and national requirements for quality have been published. Therefore also medical branches started to establish quality management systems. Quality assurance has always been important for medical laboratories. Certification according to the standard ISO 9001 and accreditation according to the standard ISO 17025 have been the proof of fulfilling quality requirements. The relatively new standard ISO 15189 is the first standard for medical laboratories. This standard includes technical and management requirements for the medical laboratory. The main focus is the proof of competence within the personnel. As this standard is accepted throughout the European Union an increase in accreditations of medical laboratories is predictable. PMID:20454753

Fritzer-Szekeres, M

2010-05-01

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A Comment on the Quality Principles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a blueprint for innovation and change in psychology undergraduate education to help psychology be recognized and strengthened as a science and a profession. It offers the characteristics that psychology programs should have in order to enhance the quality of undergraduate students, the faculty, and the curriculum. (GR)

McGovern, Thomas V.; Reich, Jill N.

1996-01-01

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Total quality management: the second industrial revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the concept and basic approach to total quality management. Quality is examined and explained in the context of continuous customer's satisfaction and total quality management by involving everyone's commitment to achieving quality at a low cost. Different stages of total quality management in practice are suggested and various techniques to implement these are also discussed. It has

Gopal K. Kanji

1990-01-01

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Basic Principles for Managing Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines 10 basic principles for managing intellectual property in a digital environment. Expands upon each principle and provides specific examples of how and where these principles might be applied. Briefly discusses the history of electronic documentation, recent changes, and how these impact on the world of scholarly communication. (MJP)

PS: Political Science and Politics, 1997

1997-01-01

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Proactive management of air quality.  

PubMed

Traditional air resource management systems have difficulty in addressing global issues, sustainable development, direct citizen participation, and integration with broad economic interests. As reactive management systems, they tend to be compliance-driven, static, and rigid. In contrast, proactive management systems are principle-driven, innovative, and flexible. Bridge scientists play a key role in supporting the transformation of raw data into wise action. Decision-makers need to integrate social values with knowledge about emissions, atmospheric processes, and potential environmental effects using the primary tools of measurements, monitoring, and modeling. The Alberta Clean Air Strategic Alliance, a unique partnership of governments, industry, and public interest groups formed in 1994, operates a comprehensive air management system that is capable of addressing air issues of greater complexity and uncertainty. Its success is measured by the satisfaction of its diverse stakeholders and by the number and scope of its initiatives. PMID:11116381

Angle, R P; Sandhu, H S

2001-02-01

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Water quality management worldwide  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article analyzes water quality on a global scale. An overview of the global water supply and demand situation is presented first, including regional and country information, as well as data on selected water use patterns. The focus then shifts to a discussion of water pollution, its various causes, impact, and remedies, with emphasis on legal and administrative solutions. Water pollution control expenditures and the resultant achievements are dealt with in the final third of the article, with projections to 1995. A wide variety of published sources was dovetailed to obtain a composite picture and most likely scenario; this was supplemented with primary interviews by the author conducted in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Oceania at the start of the 1980s.

Gross, Andrew Charles

1986-01-01

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Quality Management and Calibration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Good specification of a product’s performance requires adequate characterization of relevant properties. Particulate products are usually characterized by some PSD, shape or porosity parameter(s). For proper characterization, adequate sampling, dispersion, and measurement procedures should be available or developed and skilful personnel should use appropriate, well-calibrated/qualified equipment. The characterization should be executed, in agreement with customers, in a wellorganized laboratory. All related aspects should be laid down in a quality handbook. The laboratory should provide proof for its capability to perform the characterization of stated products and/or reference materials within stated confidence limits. This can be done either by internal validation and audits or by external GLP accreditation.

Merkus, Henk G.

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Arc flash personal protective equipment applying risk management principles - II  

Microsoft Academic Search

Arc flash personal protective equipment is generally selected based on one of two methods: an incident energy analysis method or a hazard\\/risk category method. Neither method adequately addresses the deployment of arc flash personal protective equipment using risk management principles and processes. The objective of this paper is to identify and apply risk management principles and methodology found in current

Daniel Roberts; V IVI

2011-01-01

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Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment - Applying Risk Management Principles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Arc flash personal protective equipment is generally selected based on one of two methods: an incident energy analysis method or a hazard\\/risk category method. Neither method adequately addresses the deployment of arc flash personal protective equipment using risk management principles and processes. The objective of this paper is to identify and apply risk management principles and methodology found in current

Daniel Roberts

2010-01-01

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Irrigation Water Quality Salinity Management  

E-print Network

Irrigation Water Quality Standards and Salinity Management Strategies B-1667 4-03 #12;Nearly all concern is salinity levels, since salts can affect both the soil struc- ture and crop yield. However and are commonly found in Texas waters (Table 1). Most salinity problems in agricul- ture result directly from

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E-Service Quality Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A characteristic of today's society is the increasing use of modern information and communication technologies in all areas. Computer applications, called e-services, are being developed to provide efficient access to services, electronically. Quality management systems are needed to provide a consistent way to select, evaluate, prioritize and…

Batagan, Lorena; Pocovnicu, Adrian; Capisizu, Sergiu

2009-01-01

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Indoor Air Quality Management Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to provide Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management guidance, Anne Arundel County Public Schools was selected by the Maryland State Department of Education to develop a program that could be used by other school systems. A major goal was to produce a handbook that was "user friendly." Hence, its contents are a mix of history, philosophy,…

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD.

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Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) Waste Management Project  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Management Project (WMP) is committed to excellence in our work and to delivering quality products and services to our customers, protecting our employees and the public and to being good stewards of the environment. We will continually strive to understand customer requirements, perform services, and activities that meet or exceed customer expectations, and be cost-effective in our performance. The WMP maintains an environment that fosters continuous improvement in our processes, performance, safety and quality. The achievement of quality will require the total commitment of all WMP employees to our ethic that Quality, Health and Safety, and Regulatory Compliance must come before profits. The successful implementation of this policy and ethic requires a formal, documented management quality system to ensure quality standards are established and achieved in all activities. The following principles are the foundation of our quality system. Senior management will take full ownership of the quality system and will create an environment that ensures quality objectives are met, standards are clearly established, and performance is measured and evaluated. Line management will be responsible for quality system implementation. Each organization will adhere to all quality system requirements that apply to their function. Every employee will be responsible for their work quality, to work safely and for complying with the policies, procedures and instructions applicable to their activities. Quality will be addressed and verified during all phases of our work scope from proposal development through closeout including contracts or projects. Continuous quality improvement will be an ongoing process. Our quality ethic and these quality principles constantly guide our actions. We will meet our own quality expectations and exceed those of our customers with vigilance, commitment, teamwork, and persistence.

HORHOTA, M.J.

2000-12-21

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ECONOMIC/FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS  

EPA Science Inventory

Procedures for evaluating the technical, economic, and financial aspects of urban water quality management planning problems are presented. Accepted principles of benefit-cost analysis are used to conduct the economic analysis. Benefits are measured as the reduction in damages as...

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Total Quality Management (TQM): High School/College Course Material.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Total Quality Management (TQM) course was designed to introduce students to the principles and tools of TQM in a full-semester course in high schools or community colleges. The course includes all the competencies found in TQM and is intended to be taught with an interactive method in which students are involved in the learning process. This…

Leigh, David

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Integrating Agronomic Principles with Management Experience in Introductory Agronomy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the use of a cropping systems project to teach agronomic principles and crop management techniques, and to enhance communication skills. Provides a sample progress report instructions sheet which was used for the project. (Author/RT)

Vorst, J. J.

1989-01-01

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Risk-based principles for defining and managing water security  

PubMed Central

The concept of water security implies concern about potentially harmful states of coupled human and natural water systems. Those harmful states may be associated with water scarcity (for humans and/or the environment), floods or harmful water quality. The theories and practices of risk analysis and risk management have been developed and elaborated to deal with the uncertain occurrence of harmful events. Yet despite their widespread application in public policy, theories and practices of risk management have well-known limitations, particularly in the context of severe uncertainties and contested values. Here, we seek to explore the boundaries of applicability of risk-based principles as a means of formalizing discussion of water security. Not only do risk concepts have normative appeal, but they also provide an explicit means of addressing the variability that is intrinsic to hydrological, ecological and socio-economic systems. We illustrate the nature of these interconnections with a simulation study, which demonstrates how water resources planning could take more explicit account of epistemic uncertainties, tolerability of risk and the trade-offs in risk among different actors. PMID:24080616

Hall, Jim; Borgomeo, Edoardo

2013-01-01

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Principles for ecologically based invasive plant management  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Land managers long have identified a critical need for a practical and effective framework to guide the implementation of successful restoration, especially where invasive plants dominate the ecosystem. A holistic, ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) framework that integrates ecosy...

63

Challenges in Educational Management: Principles into Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Until recently, most educational managers, including head teachers and senior staff in schools, have performed their tasks without formal training. Today, however, many new courses are being established for the training of educational managers. This book provides a framework for such a course. It selects from existing literature, theory, and…

Dennison, W. F.; Shenton, Ken

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Quality journals and gamesmanship in management studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Publication in quality journals has become a major indicator of research performance in UK universities. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the notion of “quality journal”. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines the situation in management studies and finds dizzying circularity in the definitions of “quality journal”. Findings – The paper finds that what a quality journal

Stuart Macdonald; Jacqueline Kam

2008-01-01

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Evaluating quality management in university departments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Despite the abundance of research on quality management there is no universal consensus on how best to measure quality in higher education. This paper undertakes a critical evaluation of the different methods used to assess the quality of provision in higher education departments in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Drawing on relevant literature, the authors develop a quality audit

Nina Becket; Maureen Brookes

2006-01-01

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Quality Management and Public Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many different approaches to the concept of "quality," which focus on both "what" defines the quality of a service and "who" defines quality. A study funded by the British Library (England) sought to define an approach to quality appropriate for the delivery and effective management of public library services. The study was concerned…

Usherwood, Bob

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Principles of School Business Management. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The contemporary school business administrator must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas. This book was designed to serve as a basic reference for practicing school business administrators as well as a text for graduate courses in school business administration. It offers a comprehensive overview of school business management. Chapters 1-3…

Wood, R. Craig; And Others

68

Extending Quality Management to Utility Costs  

E-print Network

EXTENDING QUALITY MANAGEMENT TO UTILITY COSTS William A. Holmes, P.E., President, UtilrTRACK Corporation, Columbus, Indiana ABSTRACT By installing permanent instrumentation and linking it to the appropriate software, a Utility Cost Management...

Holmes, W. A.

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Guiding principles and checklist for population-based quality metrics.  

PubMed

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversees the ESRD Quality Incentive Program to ensure that the highest quality of health care is provided by outpatient dialysis facilities that treat patients with ESRD. To that end, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses clinical performance measures to evaluate quality of care under a pay-for-performance or value-based purchasing model. Now more than ever, the ESRD therapeutic area serves as the vanguard of health care delivery. By translating medical evidence into clinical performance measures, the ESRD Prospective Payment System became the first disease-specific sector using the pay-for-performance model. A major challenge for the creation and implementation of clinical performance measures is the adjustments that are necessary to transition from taking care of individual patients to managing the care of patient populations. The National Quality Forum and others have developed effective and appropriate population-based clinical performance measures quality metrics that can be aggregated at the physician, hospital, dialysis facility, nursing home, or surgery center level. Clinical performance measures considered for endorsement by the National Quality Forum are evaluated using five key criteria: evidence, performance gap, and priority (impact); reliability; validity; feasibility; and usability and use. We have developed a checklist of special considerations for clinical performance measure development according to these National Quality Forum criteria. Although the checklist is focused on ESRD, it could also have broad application to chronic disease states, where health care delivery organizations seek to enhance quality, safety, and efficiency of their services. Clinical performance measures are likely to become the norm for tracking performance for health care insurers. Thus, it is critical that the methodologies used to develop such metrics serve the payer and the provider and most importantly, reflect what represents the best care to improve patient outcomes. PMID:24558050

Krishnan, Mahesh; Brunelli, Steven M; Maddux, Franklin W; Parker, Thomas F; Johnson, Douglas; Nissenson, Allen R; Collins, Allan; Lacson, Eduardo

2014-06-01

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Lean management systems: creating a culture of continuous quality improvement.  

PubMed

This is the first in a series of articles describing the application of Lean management systems to Laboratory Medicine. Lean is the term used to describe a principle-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) management system based on the Toyota production system (TPS) that has been evolving for over 70 years. Its origins go back much further and are heavily influenced by the work of W Edwards Deming and the scientific method that forms the basis of most quality management systems. Lean has two fundamental elements--a systematic approach to process improvement by removing waste in order to maximise value for the end-user of the service and a commitment to respect, challenge and develop the people who work within the service to create a culture of continuous improvement. Lean principles have been applied to a growing number of Healthcare systems throughout the world to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of services for patients and a number of laboratories from all the pathology disciplines have used Lean to shorten turnaround times, improve quality (reduce errors) and improve productivity. Increasingly, models used to plan and implement large scale change in healthcare systems, including the National Health Service (NHS) change model, have evidence-based improvement methodologies (such as Lean CQI) as a core component. Consequently, a working knowledge of improvement methodology will be a core skill for Pathologists involved in leadership and management. PMID:23757036

Clark, David M; Silvester, Kate; Knowles, Simon

2013-08-01

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Application of Total Quality Management in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the paper is to analyzing thoughts of the modern management paradigm "Total Quality Management" (TQM), and its application in the field of education. The basic theme of TQM is participatory approach to address the question(s) of quality in business aswell as in the field of education. Reviewing fresh literature from the internet …

Farooq, M. S.; Akhtar, M. S.; Ullah, S. Zia; Memon, R. A.

2007-01-01

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Total Quality Management: the ASD experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author summarizes the evolution and operation of TQM (total-quality management) at ASD (Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-patterson AFB) and discusses the lessons being learned. The discussion includes a short history of how ASD became involved in TQM, a description of the structure, an outline of the duties of the Assistant to the Commander for Total Quality Management, whose job is

R. S. Alexander

1989-01-01

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[Essential guidelines for Quality Management System].  

PubMed

The guidelines describe the essential parts of the quality management system to fulfil the requirements of the standard EN ISO 15 189. It includes mainly the organisation, the definition of responsibilities, training of personnel, the document control, the quality control, identification and control of nonconformities, corrective actions, preventive actions and evaluation, as audits and the management review. PMID:23765013

Daunizeau, A

2013-06-01

74

Holistic Quality: Managing, Restructuring, and Empowering Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because the quality management (QM) movement can be very important in school improvement efforts, it is essential to determine how QM can fit with relatively new restructuring ideas and whether this approach is consistent with existing school structures and processes. This book presents an integrated approach to holistic quality management that…

Herman, Jerry J.

75

Principles of Management 1 MGMT 380-01: Principles of Management  

E-print Network

, and dismissals, organizational culture and ethics, the changing role of leadership in organizations, the changing of management, the functions of management, theories of management, organizational effectiveness, organizational anatomy and processes, organizational architecture, organizational communication and coordination

Carter, John

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Utilizing Virtual Teams in a Management Principles Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe development of a component in a management principles course to develop university students' virtual team skills. There were several challenges in creating and implementing this new component. The paper aims to describe how these challenges were addressed and discusses outcomes associated with this…

Olson-Buchanan, Julie B.; Rechner, Paula L.; Sanchez, Rudolph J.; Schmidtke, James M.

2007-01-01

77

Learning Characteristics of Small Business Managers: Principles for Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to report on the second half of a two-part study that identified relevant content for safety audit training in small businesses. The specific aim of the paper is to determine the preferred learning styles and approaches of managers in these businesses in order to identify some principles which could be used to tailor…

Jeffrey, Lynn M.; Hide, Sophie; Legg, Stephen

2010-01-01

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RIPARIAN AREA MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES, POLITICS AND PRACTICES 1  

E-print Network

RIPARIAN AREA MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES, POLITICS AND PRACTICES 1 John W. Ross and Sheila L. Massey 2 1 Presented at the California Riparian Systems Conference; September 22-24, 1988; Davis, California's Association, Sacramento, CA. Probably the one area of agreement among those in- volved in riparian area

Standiford, Richard B.

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Assessing the quality of cost management  

SciTech Connect

Managing environmental programs can be effective only when good cost and cost-related management practices are developed and implemented. The Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Management (EM), recognizing this key role of cost management, initiated several cost and cost-related management activities including the Cost Quality Management (CQM) Program. The CQM Program includes an assessment activity, Cost Quality Management Assessments (CQMAs), and a technical assistance effort to improve program/project cost effectiveness. CQMAs provide a tool for establishing a baseline of cost-management practices and for measuring improvement in those practices. The result of the CQMA program is an organization that has an increasing cost-consciousness, improved cost-management skills and abilities, and a commitment to respond to the public`s concerns for both a safe environment and prudent budget outlays. The CQMA program is part of the foundation of quality management practices in DOE. The CQMA process has contributed to better cost and cost-related management practices by providing measurements and feedback; defining the components of a quality cost-management system; and helping sites develop/improve specific cost-management techniques and methods.

Fayne, V.; McAllister, A.; Weiner, S.B.

1995-12-31

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A total quality management methodology for universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research document is motivated by the need for a systemic, efficient quality improvement methodology at universities. There exists no methodology designed for a total quality management (TQM) program in a university. The main objective of this study is to develop a TQM Methodology that enables a university to efficiently develop an integral total quality improvement (TQM) Plan. ^ Current

Jose Carlos Flores-Molina

2011-01-01

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Self-Evaluation Instrument: Awards Program for Indoor Air Quality Management in Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This self-evaluation instrument is used to nominate and evaluate schools for the Indoor Air Quality Management in Schools award. The evaluation contains three categories: Communications/Training; Design; and Operations/Maintenance. Each principle is detailed along with the required criteria used to meet that principle. Communications/Training…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

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The Principles and Practice of Educational Management. Educational Management: Research and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines the main themes in educational management and leadership, including strategy, human resources, teaching and learning, finance, external relations, and quality. The 19 chapters are divided into 7 sections: "The Context of Educational Management,""Leadership and Strategic Management,""Human Resource Management,""Managing Learning…

Bush, Tony, Ed.; Bell, Les, Ed.

83

The Principles for Successful Scientific Data Management Revisited  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has been 23 years since the National Research Council's Committee on Data Management and Computation (CODMAC) published its famous list of principles for successful scientific data management that have provided the framework for modern space science data management. CODMAC outlined seven principles: 1. Scientific Involvement in all aspects of space science missions. 2. Scientific Oversight of all scientific data-management activities. 3. Data Availability - Validated data should be made available to the scientific community in a timely manner. They should include appropriate ancillary data, and complete documentation. 4. Facilities - A proper balance between cost and scientific productivity should be maintained. 5. Software - Transportable well documented software should be available to process and analyze the data. 6. Scientific Data Storage - The data should be preserved in retrievable form. 7. Data System Funding - Adequate data funding should be made available at the outset of missions and protected from overruns. In this paper we will review the lessons learned in trying to apply these principles to space derived data. The Planetary Data System created the concept of data curation to carry out the CODMAC principles. Data curators are scientists and technologists who work directly with the mission scientists to create data products. The efficient application of the CODMAC principles requires that data curators and the mission team start early in a mission to plan for data access and archiving. To build the data products the planetary discipline adopted data access and documentation standards and has adhered to them. The data curators and mission team work together to produce data products and make them available. However even with early planning and agreement on standards the needs of the science community frequently far exceed the available resources. This is especially true for smaller principal investigator run missions. We will argue that one way to make data systems for small missions more effective is for the data curators to provide software tools to help develop the mission data system.

Walker, R. J.; King, T. A.; Joy, S. P.

2005-12-01

84

15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS...Distributors of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality...

2011-01-01

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15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS...Distributors of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality...

2010-01-01

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Principled negotiation and distributed optimization for advanced air traffic management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today's aircraft/airspace system faces complex challenges. Congestion and delays are widespread as air traffic continues to grow. Airlines want to better optimize their operations, and general aviation wants easier access to the system. Additionally, the accident rate must decline just to keep the number of accidents each year constant. New technology provides an opportunity to rethink the air traffic management process. Faster computers, new sensors, and high-bandwidth communications can be used to create new operating models. The choice is no longer between "inflexible" strategic separation assurance and "flexible" tactical conflict resolution. With suitable operating procedures, it is possible to have strategic, four-dimensional separation assurance that is flexible and allows system users maximum freedom to optimize operations. This thesis describes an operating model based on principled negotiation between agents. Many multi-agent systems have agents that have different, competing interests but have a shared interest in coordinating their actions. Principled negotiation is a method of finding agreement between agents with different interests. By focusing on fundamental interests and searching for options for mutual gain, agents with different interests reach agreements that provide benefits for both sides. Using principled negotiation, distributed optimization by each agent can be coordinated leading to iterative optimization of the system. Principled negotiation is well-suited to aircraft/airspace systems. It allows aircraft and operators to propose changes to air traffic control. Air traffic managers check the proposal maintains required aircraft separation. If it does, the proposal is either accepted or passed to agents whose trajectories change as part of the proposal for approval. Aircraft and operators can use all the data at hand to develop proposals that optimize their operations, while traffic managers can focus on their primary duty of ensuring aircraft safety. This thesis describes how an aircraft/airspace system using principled negotiation operates, and reports simulation results on the concept. The results show safety is maintained while aircraft have freedom to optimize their operations.

Wangermann, John Paul

87

Unilateral cleft lip: principles and practice of surgical management.  

PubMed

Management of cleft lip and palate requires a unique understanding of the various dimensions of care to optimize outcomes of surgery. The breadth of treatment spans multiple disciplines and the length of treatment spans infancy to adulthood. Although the focus of reconstruction is on form and function, changes occur with growth and development. This review focuses on the surgical management of the primary cleft lip and nasal deformity. In addition to surgical treatment, the anatomy, clinical spectrum, preoperative care, and postoperative care are discussed. Principles of surgery are emphasized and controversies are highlighted. PMID:24179447

Tse, Raymond

2012-11-01

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Unilateral Cleft Lip: Principles and Practice of Surgical Management  

PubMed Central

Management of cleft lip and palate requires a unique understanding of the various dimensions of care to optimize outcomes of surgery. The breadth of treatment spans multiple disciplines and the length of treatment spans infancy to adulthood. Although the focus of reconstruction is on form and function, changes occur with growth and development. This review focuses on the surgical management of the primary cleft lip and nasal deformity. In addition to surgical treatment, the anatomy, clinical spectrum, preoperative care, and postoperative care are discussed. Principles of surgery are emphasized and controversies are highlighted. PMID:24179447

Tse, Raymond

2012-01-01

89

Quality and risk management: what are the key issues?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the field of risk management in relation to the connection to quality management. It poses and attempts to answer three questions. What can quality teach risk management? What can risk management teach quality? What must both risk and quality management still learn? This is an area which has so far

Roger Williams; Boudewijn Bertsch; Barrie Dale; Ton van der Wiele; Jos van Iwaarden; Mark Smith; Rolf Visser

2006-01-01

90

The NCC project: A quality management perspective  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Network Control Center (NCC) Project introduced the concept of total quality management (TQM) in mid-1990. The CSC project team established a program which focused on continuous process improvement in software development methodology and consistent deliveries of high quality software products for the NCC. The vision of the TQM program was to produce error free software. Specific goals were established to allow continuing assessment of the progress toward meeting the overall quality objectives. The total quality environment, now a part of the NCC Project culture, has become the foundation for continuous process improvement and has resulted in the consistent delivery of quality software products over the last three years.

Lee, Raymond H.

1993-01-01

91

Quality management and manufacturing strategies in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality has been identified as a key competitive weapon in the global market. Chinese firms are making considerable effort in implementing quality management in order to gain global competitiveness. The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast manufacturing strategies and business practices between TQM and traditional (or non-TQM) firms in the Chinese manufacturing industry. This study explores the

Choong Y. Lee; Xiaomu Zhou

2000-01-01

92

Strategic quality management for the construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – As the key to value creation, construction firms should treat quality as a strategic issue. However, strategic quality management (SQM) is still a relatively new concept for construction firms. This paper aims to examine the application of the strategic treatise, Sun Tzu's Art of War with SQM in the construction industry. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two sets of 20 statements

Low Sui Pheng; Sze Hui Hong

2005-01-01

93

Air Quality Risk Assessment and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides (1) a synthesis of the literature on the linkages between air pollution and human health, (2) an overview of quality management approaches in Canada, the United States, and the European Union (EU), and (3) future directions for air quality research. Numerous studies examining short-term effects of air pollution show significant associations between ambient levels of particulate matter

Yue Chen; Lorraine Craig; Daniel Krewski

2008-01-01

94

A Total Quality Management Methodology for Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research document is motivated by the need for a systemic, efficient quality improvement methodology at universities. There exists no methodology designed for a total quality management (TQM) program in a university. The main objective of this study is to develop a TQM Methodology that enables a university to efficiently develop an integral total quality improvement (TQM) Plan.\\u000aCurrent research

Jose C Flores-Molina

2011-01-01

95

Quality soil management or soil quality management : performance versus semantics  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past 200 years, soil science has used reductionist research to develop agricultural technologies that have unlocked the hidden potential of earth's natural systems to feed, clothe, and provide raw materials to the human population of over six billion. The soil quality paradigm seeks to change that scientific approach, the nomenclature of soil science, and institutional priorities for soil

R. E Sojka; D. R Upchurch; N. E Borlaug

2003-01-01

96

Service quality management as a key for delivering the best tourist experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

A differentiated tourist experience is critical for business success. The quality of the company’s customer experience is ultimately determined by the way tourists feel about their last interaction. Our paper presents some key principles that help tourism companies in offering great customer experience, focusing on the idea that Total Quality Management represents the solution for service excellence in the hospitality

Irina PURCAREA; Monica PAULA RATIU

2009-01-01

97

WQM: A Water Quality Management Simulation Game.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Description of WQM, a simulation game designed to introduce students to the water quality management function, emphasizes the decision-making process involved in various facets of business. The simulation model is described, computer support is explained, and issues in water resource management are discussed. (13 references) (LRW)

Sharda, Ramesh; And Others

1988-01-01

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Total Quality Management. ERIC Digest, Number 73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Japanese success story has made W. Edwards Deming's Total Quality Management (TQM) theory increasingly popular among American managers, from car manufacturers to educational leaders. TQM is based on two tenets: the primacy of customer satisfaction and the necessity of tapping nontraditional sources (especially employee ideas) to institute…

Weaver, Tyler

99

MANAGING INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN THE USA  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper gives an overview of managing indoor air quality (IAQ) in the U.S. In contrast to outdoor air, which is regulated through various federal and state statutes, there is no unified and comprehensive governmental regulation of IAQ. Therefore, IAQ is managed through variou...

100

Managing Service Quality with the Balanced Scorecard.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to evaluate and utilize library data for the management process, a German project, sponsored by the German Research Council, uses the Balanced Scorecard as the concept for integrated quality management. Performance indicators across the following four perspectives are combined to produce a balanced evaluation of the library: (1) users,…

Poll, Roswitha

101

[Quality management and participation into clinical database].  

PubMed

Quality management is necessary for establishing useful clinical database in cooperation with healthcare professionals and facilities. The ways of management are 1) progress management of data entry, 2) liaison with database participants (healthcare professionals), and 3) modification of data collection form. In addition, healthcare facilities are supposed to consider ethical issues and information security for joining clinical databases. Database participants should check ethical review boards and consultation service for patients. PMID:23917137

Okubo, Suguru; Miyata, Hiroaki; Tomotaki, Ai; Motomura, Noboru; Murakami, Arata; Ono, Minoru; Iwanaka, Tadashi

2013-07-01

102

[QUIPS: quality improvement in postoperative pain management].  

PubMed

Despite the availability of high-quality guidelines and advanced pain management techniques acute postoperative pain management is still far from being satisfactory. The QUIPS (Quality Improvement in Postoperative Pain Management) project aims to improve treatment quality by means of standardised data acquisition, analysis of quality and process indicators, and feedback and benchmarking. During a pilot phase funded by the German Ministry of Health (BMG), a total of 12,389 data sets were collected from six participating hospitals. Outcome improved in four of the six hospitals. Process indicators, such as routine pain documentation, were only poorly correlated with outcomes. To date, more than 130 German hospitals use QUIPS as a routine quality management tool. An EC-funded parallel project disseminates the concept internationally. QUIPS demonstrates that patient-reported outcomes in postoperative pain management can be benchmarked in routine clinical practice. Quality improvement initiatives should use outcome instead of structural and process parameters. The concept is transferable to other fields of medicine. PMID:21767792

Meissner, Winfried

2011-01-01

103

Achieving sustainable plant disease management through evolutionary principles.  

PubMed

Plants and their pathogens are engaged in continuous evolutionary battles and sustainable disease management requires novel systems to create environments conducive for short-term and long-term disease control. In this opinion article, we argue that knowledge of the fundamental factors that drive host-pathogen coevolution in wild systems can provide new insights into disease development in agriculture. Such evolutionary principles can be used to guide the formulation of sustainable disease management strategies which can minimize disease epidemics while simultaneously reducing pressure on pathogens to evolve increased infectivity and aggressiveness. To ensure agricultural sustainability, disease management programs that reflect the dynamism of pathogen population structure are essential and evolutionary biologists should play an increasing role in their design. PMID:24853471

Zhan, Jiasui; Thrall, Peter H; Burdon, Jeremy J

2014-09-01

104

Project Hanford management contract quality improvement project management plan  

SciTech Connect

On July 13, 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) Manager transmitted a letter to Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) describing several DOE-RL identified failed opportunities for FDH to improve the Quality Assurance (QA) Program and its implementation. In addition, DOE-RL identified specific Quality Program performance deficiencies. FDH was requested to establish a periodic reporting mechanism for the corrective action program. In a July 17, 1998 response to DOE-RL, FDH agreed with the DOE concerns and committed to perform a comprehensive review of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) QA Program during July and August, 1998. As a result, the Project Hanford Management Contract Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) (FDH-3508) was issued on October 21, 1998. The plan identified corrective actions based upon the results of an in-depth Quality Program Assessment. Immediately following the scheduled October 22, 1998, DOE Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH-10) Enforcement Conference, FDH initiated efforts to effectively implement the QIP corrective actions. A Quality Improvement Project (QI Project) leadership team was assembled to prepare a Project Management Plan for this project. The management plan was specifically designed to engage a core team and the support of representatives from FDH and the major subcontractors (MSCs) to implement the QIP initiatives; identify, correct, and provide feedback as to the root cause for deficiency; and close out the corrective actions. The QI Project will manage and communicate progress of the process.

ADAMS, D.E.

1999-03-25

105

Quality Management at TUM Academic and Student Affairs  

E-print Network

Managing Director, Academic and Student Affairs Office Managing Director, Student Service Center (SSZ Management Representative Deputy Managing Director, Academic and Student Affairs Office Phone: +49 89 289............................................................................. 9 1.2 Areas of application for TUM's quality management system

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Data Quality Principles in the Semantic Web Ahmad Assaf and Aline Senart  

E-print Network

Data Quality Principles in the Semantic Web Ahmad Assaf and Aline Senart SAP Research, SAP Labs difficult for organizations. Lots of work is being done to improve the quality of this structured knowledge.lastname@sap.com Abstract-- The increasing size and availability of web data make data quality a core challenge in many

Boyer, Edmond

107

NASA total quality management 1990 accomplishments report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's efforts in Total Quality Management are based on continuous improvement and serve as a foundation for NASA's present and future endeavors. Given here are numerous examples of quality strategies that have proven effective and efficient in a time when cost reduction is critical. These accomplishment benefit our Agency and help to achieve our primary goal, keeping American in the forefront of the aerospace industry.

1991-01-01

108

Quality of care indicators for gout management  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: Despite the significant health impact of gout, there is no consensus on management standards. To guide physician practice, we sought to develop quality of care indicators for gout management.\\u000aMETHODS: A systematic literature review of gout therapy was performed using the Medline database. Two abstractors independently reviewed each of the articles for relevance and satisfaction of minimal inclusion criteria.

Ted R. Mikuls; Catherine H. MacLean; Jason Olivieri; Fausto G. Patino; Jeroan J. Allison; John T. Farrar; Warren B. Bilker; Kenneth G. Saag

2004-01-01

109

Pediatric CT quality management and improvement program.  

PubMed

Modern CT is a powerful yet increasingly complex technology that continues to rapidly evolve; optimal clinical implementation as well as appropriate quality management and improvement in CT are challenging but attainable. This article outlines the organizational structure on which a CT quality management and improvement program can be built, followed by a discussion of common as well as pediatric-specific challenges. Organizational elements of a CT quality management and improvement program include the formulation of clear objectives; definition of the roles and responsibilities of key personnel; implementation of a technologist training, coaching and feedback program; and use of an efficient and accurate monitoring system. Key personnel and roles include a radiologist as the CT director, a qualified CT medical physicist, as well as technologists with specific responsibilities and adequate time dedicated to operation management, CT protocol management and CT technologist education. Common challenges in managing a clinical CT operation are related to the complexity of newly introduced technology, of training and communication and of performance monitoring. Challenges specific to pediatric patients include the importance of including patient size in protocol and dose considerations, a lower tolerance for error in these patients, and a smaller sample size from which to learn and improve. PMID:25304715

Larson, David B; Molvin, Lior Z; Wang, Jia; Chan, Frandics P; Newman, Beverley; Fleischmann, Dominik

2014-10-01

110

Improving risk management: from lame excuses to principled practice.  

PubMed

The three classic pillars of risk analysis are risk assessment (how big is the risk and how sure can we be?), risk management (what shall we do about it?), and risk communication (what shall we say about it, to whom, when, and how?). We propose two complements as important parts of these three bases: risk attribution (who or what addressable conditions actually caused an accident or loss?) and learning from experience about risk reduction (what works, and how well?). Failures in complex systems usually evoke blame, often with insufficient attention to root causes of failure, including some aspects of the situation, design decisions, or social norms and culture. Focusing on blame, however, can inhibit effective learning, instead eliciting excuses to deflect attention and perceived culpability. Productive understanding of what went wrong, and how to do better, thus requires moving past recrimination and excuses. This article identifies common blame-shifting "lame excuses" for poor risk management. These generally contribute little to effective improvements and may leave real risks and preventable causes unaddressed. We propose principles from risk and decision sciences and organizational design to improve results. These start with organizational leadership. More specifically, they include: deliberate testing and learning-especially from near-misses and accident precursors; careful causal analysis of accidents; risk quantification; candid expression of uncertainties about costs and benefits of risk-reduction options; optimization of tradeoffs between gathering additional information and immediate action; promotion of safety culture; and mindful allocation of people, responsibilities, and resources to reduce risks. We propose that these principles provide sound foundations for improving successful risk management. PMID:24989791

Paté-Cornell, Elisabeth; Cox, Louis Anthony

2014-07-01

111

Nutrient Management: Water Quality/Use  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Nutrient management programs must have a positive impact on water quality. The challenge for producers is to understand the nutrient balance in the soil and to reduce the risk of surface runoff of manure. The challenge for science is to increase our understanding of the value of manure in the soil a...

112

Total Quality Management: Implications for Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 19 papers describing the implementation of Total Quality Management in a variety of higher education settings. Following a Foreword by Peter Likins and a Preface by Daniel J. Julius, the chapter titles and authors are: (1) "TQM: Implications for Higher Education--A Look Back to the Future" (Allan M. Hoffman and Randall Summers);…

Hoffman, Allan M., Ed.; Julius, Daniel J., Ed.

113

Improving forage quality using seedhead management  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Controlling seedhead emergence in perennial grass pastures can extend vegetative growth and high leaf:stem ratios to avoid declines in forage quality during the reproductive development of grasses. There are various management tools for controlling the emergence of seedheads. Pastures can be mowed...

114

Integrating Quality Matters into Hybrid Course Design: A Principles of Marketing Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research supports the idea that the success of hybrid or online delivery modes is more a function of course design than delivery media. This article describes a case study of a hybrid Principles of Marketing course that implemented a comprehensive redesign based on design principles espoused by the Quality Matters Program, a center for…

Young, Mark R.

2014-01-01

115

A collaborative approach for managing project cost of poor quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a construct – a collaborative approach for managing project cost of poor quality. Changing project constraints makes it difficult or even impossible to utilize traditional cost of poor quality methodology in managing quality costs in project environments. The construct presented here modifies the root-cause analysis type of approach to manage the cost of poor quality by introducing

Teemu Malmi; Pekka Järvinen; Paul Lillrank

2004-01-01

116

Integrating Total Quality Management (TQM) and hazardous waste management  

SciTech Connect

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and its subsequent amendments have had a dramatic impact on hazardous waste management for business and industry. The complexity of this law and the penalties for noncompliance have made it one of the most challenging regulatory programs undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fundamentals of RCRA include ``cradle to grave`` management of hazardous waste, covering generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The regulations also address extensive definitions and listing/identification mechanisms for hazardous waste along with a tracking system. Treatment is favored over disposal and emphasis is on ``front-end`` treatment such as waste minimization and pollution prevention. A study of large corporations such as Xerox, 3M, and Dow Chemical, as well as the public sector, has shown that well known and successful hazardous waste management programs emphasize pollution prevention and employment of techniques such as proactive environmental management, environmentally conscious manufacturing, and source reduction. Nearly all successful hazardous waste programs include some aspects of Total Quality Management, which begins with a strong commitment from top management. Hazardous waste management at the Rocky Flats Plant is further complicated by the dominance of ``mixed waste`` at the facility. The mixed waste stems from the original mission of the facility, which was production of nuclear weapons components for the Department of Energy (DOE). A Quality Assurance Program based on the criterion in DOE Order 5700.6C has been implemented at Rocky Flats. All of the elements of the Quality Assurance Program play a role in hazardous waste management. Perhaps one of the biggest waste management problems facing the Rocky Flats Plant is cleaning up contamination from a forty year mission which focused on production of nuclear weapon components.

Kirk, N. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)

1993-11-01

117

Relationship between total quality management, critical paths, and outcomes management.  

PubMed

Total quality management (TQM), clinical paths, and outcomes management are high-profile strategies in today's health care environment. Each strategy is distinct, yet there are interrelationships among them. TQM supports a customer-focused organizational culture, providing tools and techniques to identify and solve problems. Clinical paths are tools for enhancing patient care coordination and for identifying system-wide and patient population specific issues. Outcomes management is an integrated system for measuring the results in patient populations over time. There is a recent shift in outcomes measurement towards expanding both the nature of the outcomes examined and the timeframes in which they are studied. PMID:8920370

Lynn, P A

1996-09-01

118

Proximal femoral fractures: Principles of management and review of literature  

PubMed Central

Purpose The purpose of this study was to review the principles involved in the management of proximal femoral fractures as reported in the literature. Methods: A medical literature search in the MEDLINE (PubMed) and Cochrane database was undertaken to review strategies and principles in proximal femoral fracture treatment. Randomized control trials and meta analysis were given preference while case reports/small series were rejected. Results and conclusions: Early anatomical reduction and surgical fixation remains the best option to reduce the risk of complications like non-union and avascular necrosis in treating fracture neck femurs. Cancellous screws continue to be the preferred treatment for fixation of neck femur fractures in younger population until the benefit of using sliding hip screws is validated by large multicentric studies. In the geriatric age group, early prosthetic replacement brings down the mortality and morbidity associated with neck femur fractures. Sliding hip screw (DHS) is the best available option for stable inter trochanteric fractures. The use of intramedullary nails e.g. PFN is beneficial in treating inter trochanteric fractures with comminution and loss of lateral buttress. Intramedullary implants have been proven to have increased success rates in subtrochanteric fractures and should be preferred over extramedullary plate fixation systems.

Mittal, Ravi; Banerjee, Sumit

2012-01-01

119

Manager's guide to electrical power quality  

SciTech Connect

Electronic equipment has become exceedingly sensitive to the electrical environment. Industry standards to cope with this sensitivity have not been available when needed. Therefore, the term power quality has emerged as a catch-all to explain almost any malfunction of electronic equipment. When a malfunction occurs, for whatever reason, power quality can be invoked to make the power system the scapegoat and the equipment, or its installation, blameless. The power quality syndrome includes such issues as grounding, radio interference, transients, outages, harmonics, etc. Power compatibility or electrical environment compatibility (EEC) would be a more objective term to substitute for power quality. The sensitivity of today's electronic equipment arises from the equipment designers' lack of understanding and concern for the realities of the electrical environment and, to some extent, the utilities' lack of concern of the users' application problems. Consequently, to avoid process interruptions, the user's manager must mediate between the equipment and the power system. The manager must insure that specifications exist for both the equipment and all facets of the plant electrical environment, along with test procedures to insure that these specifications are met. The objective of this article is to show how a manager can handle EEC and, thus, avoid costly redesigns and down time of electrical equipment. Common fallacies, tools for defining the electrical equipment. Common fallacies, tools for defining the electrical environment and some applicable standards (existing and emerging) will also be discussed.

Ludbrook, A. (Ludbrook and Associates, Dundas, Ontario (Canada))

1993-05-01

120

Transforming commercial aerospace supply chain management practices by utilizing Toyota production system principles, practices, and methodologies  

E-print Network

This thesis examines The Toyota Motor Corporation's core precepts, management principles, supply chain architecture, product development methods, leveraged practice of supplier partnerships and procurement practices, all ...

Patneaude, Steven M

2008-01-01

121

Medical management of patients after bariatric surgery: Principles and guidelines  

PubMed Central

Obesity is a major and growing health care concern. Large epidemiologic studies that evaluated the relationship between obesity and mortality, observed that a higher body-mass index (BMI) is associated with increased rate of death from several causes, among them cardiovascular disease; which is particularly true for those with morbid obesity. Being overweight was also associated with decreased survival in several studies. Unfortunately, obese subjects are often exposed to public disapproval because of their fatness which significantly affects their psychosocial behavior. All obese patients (BMI ? 30 kg/m2) should receive counseling on diet, lifestyle, exercise and goals for weight management. Individuals with BMI ? 40 kg/m2 and those with BMI > 35 kg/m2 with obesity-related comorbidities; who failed diet, exercise, and drug therapy, should be considered for bariatric surgery. In current review article, we will shed light on important medical principles that each surgeon/gastroenterologist needs to know about bariatric surgical procedure, with special concern to the early post operative period. Additionally, we will explain the common complications that usually follow bariatric surgery and elucidate medical guidelines in their management. For the first 24 h after the bariatric surgery, the postoperative priorities include pain management, leakage, nausea and vomiting, intravenous fluid management, pulmonary hygiene, and ambulation. Patients maintain a low calorie liquid diet for the first few postoperative days that is gradually changed to soft solid food diet within two or three weeks following the bariatric surgery. Later, patients should be monitored for postoperative complications. Hypertension, diabetes, dumping syndrome, gastrointestinal and psychosomatic disorders are among the most important medical conditions discussed in this review. PMID:25429323

Elrazek, Abd Elrazek Mohammad Ali Abd; Elbanna, Abduh Elsayed Mohamed; Bilasy, Shymaa E

2014-01-01

122

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Grants for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2102 Water quality management planning...assistance can be awarded for any treatment works project, the Regional...is: (a) Included in any water quality management plan...

2014-07-01

123

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Grants for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2102 Water quality management planning...assistance can be awarded for any treatment works project, the Regional...is: (a) Included in any water quality management plan...

2013-07-01

124

Quantitative data management in quality improvement collaboratives  

PubMed Central

Background Collaborative approaches in quality improvement have been promoted since the introduction of the Breakthrough method. The effectiveness of this method is inconclusive and further independent evaluation of the method has been called for. For any evaluation to succeed, data collection on interventions performed within the collaborative and outcomes of those interventions is crucial. Getting enough data from Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QICs) for evaluation purposes, however, has proved to be difficult. This paper provides a retrospective analysis on the process of data management in a Dutch Quality Improvement Collaborative. From this analysis general failure and success factors are identified. Discussion This paper discusses complications and dilemma's observed in the set-up of data management for QICs. An overview is presented of signals that were picked up by the data management team. These signals were used to improve the strategies for data management during the program and have, as far as possible, been translated into practical solutions that have been successfully implemented. The recommendations coming from this study are: From our experience it is clear that quality improvement programs deviate from experimental research in many ways. It is not only impossible, but also undesirable to control processes and standardize data streams. QIC's need to be clear of data protocols that do not allow for change. It is therefore minimally important that when quantitative results are gathered, these results are accompanied by qualitative results that can be used to correctly interpret them. Monitoring and data acquisition interfere with routine. This makes a database collecting data in a QIC an intervention in itself. It is very important to be aware of this in reporting the results. Using existing databases when possible can overcome some of these problems but is often not possible given the change objective of QICs. Introducing a standardized spreadsheet to the teams is a very practical and helpful tool in collecting standardized data within a QIC. It is vital that the spreadsheets are handed out before baseline measurements start. PMID:19781101

van den Berg, Mireille; Frenken, Rianne; Bal, Roland

2009-01-01

125

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management...extent and causes of water quality problems in...which publicly owned treatment works should be constructed...relative contributions to water quality of...

2013-07-01

126

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management...extent and causes of water quality problems in...which publicly owned treatment works should be constructed...relative contributions to water quality of...

2012-07-01

127

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management...extent and causes of water quality problems in...which publicly owned treatment works should be constructed...relative contributions to water quality of...

2011-07-01

128

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management...extent and causes of water quality problems in...which publicly owned treatment works should be constructed...relative contributions to water quality of...

2014-07-01

129

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management...extent and causes of water quality problems in...which publicly owned treatment works should be constructed...relative contributions to water quality of...

2010-07-01

130

EDUCATING MANAGERS ABOUT QUALITY THROUGH CUSTOMER-SUPPLIER UNDERSTANDING  

EPA Science Inventory

The successful implementation of a Quality System depends largely on the commitment to Quality by managers and their participation in the quality management process. oday, an accepted definition of quality is largely based on the concept of customer and supplier partnerships in a...

131

Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing. 2012 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Charter school authorizing is a powerful strategy for making excellent public schools and educational opportunities available to all students. Done well, charter authorizing increases student achievement by expanding the supply of quality public schools to satisfy unmet needs--particularly by providing life-changing opportunities for students…

National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012

2012-01-01

132

Hanford Sampling Quality Management Plan (HSQMP)  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a management tool for evaluating and designing the appropriate elements of a field sampling program. This document provides discussion of the elements of a program and is to be used as a guidance document during the preparation of project and/or function specific documentation. This document does not specify how a sampling program shall be organized. The HSQMP is to be used as a companion document to the Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Plan (HASQAP) DOE/RL-94-55. The generation of this document was enhanced by conducting baseline evaluations of current sampling organizations. Valuable input was received from members of field and Quality Assurance organizations. The HSQMP is expected to be a living document. Revisions will be made as regulations and or Hanford Site conditions warrant changes in the best management practices. Appendices included are: summary of the sampling and analysis work flow process, a user`s guide to the Data Quality Objective process, and a self-assessment checklist.

Hyatt, J.E.

1995-04-28

133

[Quality management in a public health agency].  

PubMed

This article describes the introduction of quality improvement actions in a public health organization. After ISO 17025 accreditation, which was legally mandated, was granted to the official control laboratory, the management decided to expand a quality policy in 2003, through a series of actions based on process analysis and proposals for improvement, further definition of standard operating procedures, exploration of users' opinions, the creation of improvement groups, and external audits or certification. The organizational response to these initiatives was diverse. External audit or certification of services seems to be the most powerful tool for change. Costing studies showed that up to 75% of the total expenditure of the agency in 2010 was spent on public health services subject to external audit or certification. PMID:22425456

Villalbí, Joan R; Ballestín, Manuela; Casas, Conrad; Subirana, Teresa

2012-01-01

134

Advance mathematical model to study and analyse the effects of total quality management (TQM) and operational flexibility on hospital performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Total quality management (TQM) and operational flexibility are powerful and evolving management tools that are being implemented in many organisations worldwide, particularly in healthcare services. However, such implementation is yet to be seen in developing nations, particularly in health care. In an attempted response to such a gap, this paper provides a literature review on the principles and scope of

Main Naser Fady Alolayyan; Khairul Anuar Mohd Ali; Fazli Idris; Ahmmed Saadi Ibrehem

2011-01-01

135

The Precautionary Principle: Implications for Risk Management Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The European Commission has published a Communication on the Precautionary Principle and a White Book on Governance. These provide us (as research civil servants of the Commission) an institutional framework for handling scientific information that is often incomplete, uncertain, and contested. But, although the Precautionary Principle is intuitively straightforward to understand, there is no agreed way of applying it to

Andrea Saltelli; Silvio Funtowicz

2005-01-01

136

Comparison of approaches to Total Quality Management. Including an examination of the Department of Energy`s position on quality management  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a comparison of several qualitatively different approaches to Total Quality Management (TQM). The continuum ranges from management approaches that are primarily standards -- with specific guidelines, but few theoretical concepts -- to approaches that are primarily philosophical, with few specific guidelines. The approaches to TQM discussed in this paper include the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 Standard, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Senge`s the Learning Organization, Watkins and Marsick`s approach to organizational learning, Covey`s Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, and Deming`s Fourteen Points for Management. Some of these approaches (Deming and ISO 9000) are then compared to the DOE`s official position on quality management and conduct of operations (DOE Orders 5700.6C and 5480.19). Using a tabular format, it is shown that while 5700.6C (Quality Assurance) maps well to many of the current approaches to TQM, DOE`s principle guide to management Order 5419.80 (Conduct of Operations) has many significant conflicts with some of the modern approaches to continuous quality improvement.

Bennett, C.T.

1994-03-01

137

Implementation of effective quality systems for hazardous waste management services  

SciTech Connect

Many quality system references discuss strategies for ensuring continuous improvement in product quality for the manufacturing industry. What about the hazardous waste management industry? Although documentation on quality strategies for service industries is available, information on implementing effective quality systems for the hazardous waste management industry is fairly limited. The focus of this paper is on the implementation of quality systems for hazardous waste management services. The implementation of quality systems for hazardous waste management services requires an understanding of the integral and often complex interactions that comprise operational activities. Problems with implementing quality strategies generally occur due to ``force fitting`` a set of criteria inappropriate for the quality objectives established by the organization and the client. The common sense approach presented in this paper should result in environmental quality systems capable of achieving internal and external client satisfaction while attaining corporate and client service requirements. It parallels the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle used for process improvement initiatives, and can be applied to small, mid-sized, and large hazardous waste management projects or organizations. This approach can be used either to design a quality system or to revive an existing one. It will be assumed that management is totally committed to a sound quality philosophy. Without management support, no quality system will be effective.

Trumbo, D.P.

1994-12-31

138

Quality improvement in neurology: dementia management quality measures.  

PubMed

Professional and advocacy organizations have long urged that dementia should be recognized and properly diagnosed. With the passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act in 2011, an Advisory Council for Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services was convened to advise the Department of Health and Human Services. In May 2012, the Council produced the first National Plan to address Alzheimer's disease, and prominent in its recommendations is a call for quality measures suitable for evaluating and tracking dementia care in clinical settings. Although other efforts have been made to set dementia care quality standards, such as those pioneered by RAND in its series Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE), practitioners, healthcare systems, and insurers have not widely embraced implementation. This executive summary (full manuscript available at www.neurology.org) reports on a new measurement set for dementia management developed by an interdisciplinary Dementia Measures Work Group (DWG) representing the major national organizations and advocacy organizations concerned with the care of individuals with dementia. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Geriatrics Society, the American Medical Directors Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement led this effort. The ACOVE measures and the measurement set described here apply to individuals whose dementia has already been identified and properly diagnosed. Although similar in concept to ACOVE, the DWG measurement set differs in several important ways; it includes all stages of dementia in a single measure set, calls for the use of functional staging in planning care, prompts the use of validated instruments in patient and caregiver assessment and intervention, highlights the relevance of using palliative care concepts to guide care before the advanced stages of illness, and provides evidence-based support for its recommendations and guidance on the selection of instruments useful in tracking patient-centered outcomes. It also specifies annual reassessment and updating of interventions and care plans for dementia-related problems that affect families and other caregivers as well as individuals with dementia. Here, a brief synopsis of why major reforms in healthcare design and delivery are needed to achieve substantive improvements in the quality of care is first provided, and then the final measures approved for publication, dissemination, and implementation are listed. PMID:24397784

Odenheimer, Germaine; Borson, Soo; Sanders, Amy E; Swain-Eng, Rebecca J; Kyomen, Helen H; Tierney, Samantha; Gitlin, Laura; Forciea, Mary Ann; Absher, John; Shega, Joseph; Johnson, Jerry

2014-03-01

139

Principles of management and competitive strategies: using Fayol to implement Porter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present how the past, Fayol's principles of management, is applied to the present, Porter's competitive strategies – cost leadership and differentiation – and in turn how the understanding of this connection between the past and present directs the future development of firms. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This study explores which of Fayol's principles

Jae Wook Yoo; David J. Lemak; Youngjun Choi

2006-01-01

140

Determining continual improvement process methods within quality management systems.  

E-print Network

??Institutionalized standards require organizations to actively define and implement quality management systems, which includes active participation in continual improvement efforts. Interpretations and practices vary on… (more)

Bové, Diane M.

2007-01-01

141

Total Quality Management in Ghana: Critical Success Factors and Model for Implementation of a Quality Revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the authors aim to identify the critical success factors and challenges of total quality management (TQM) implementation and propose a model for the successful implementation of a quality revolution in Ghana. The approach in this study was to review existing literature followed by case studies of 15 firms. Three employees (quality manager\\/director and any two “ordinary employees”)

James Osei Mensah; Gorkem Copuroglu; Fred Appiah Fening

2012-01-01

142

Bringing quality to the customer: a new paradigm for quality managers.  

PubMed

The transition of health care organizations to total quality improvement (TQI) models has significant consequences for quality manager roles and quality systems. Changing paradigms regarding one's quality role and programs requires critical self-awareness, new knowledge, and a fresh approach to employee-customer relations. The quality manager's challenges are to discover one's own learning needs, integrate new philosophies into one's behavior, and successfully model and mentor TQI to fellow health care providers. Quality managers have an opportunity to develop a vital and powerful leadership role vis-à-vis TQI and the point of contact between health care provider and patient. PMID:8312597

Largen, C W

1994-01-01

143

[Costs and benefits of quality management].  

PubMed

The establishment of quality management (QM) has been mandatory for health care providers of the national health insurance since 2004; however, certification is so far only compulsory for rehabilitation clinics. The costs have so far only been quantified in a few medical studies, while they are widely known in business administration with a basic distinction made between planning, steering, auditing, and declaration costs. Another business economics approach differentiates between prevention, appraisal, and non-conformance costs. The benefits of QM relates to customers, employees, external service providers, and health insurance providers. Also important in our consideration of the patient as a customer is that they should not be considered a customer in the usual business sense because the patient is in an emergency situation and can not freely decide. Improvements in treatment quality and in reducing the rate of adverse events make up the largest portion of the benefits of QM. Furthermore, QM can have a positive influence on motivation and employee recruitment. In addition, the cost savings that result despite costs for QM must not be forgotten. PMID:24452399

Schroeder-Printzen, I

2014-01-01

144

An historical context of modern principles in the management of intracranial injury from projectiles.  

PubMed

The contemporary management of projectile head injuries owes much to the lessons neurosurgeons have distilled from their experiences in war. Through early investigation and an increasingly detailed account of wartime clinical experience, neurosurgeons--including the field's early giants--began to gain a greater understanding not only of intracranial missile pathophysiology but also of appropriate management. In this paper, the authors trace the development of the principles of managing intracranial projectile injury from the Crimean War in the 19th century through the Vietnam War to provide a context that frames a summary of today's core management principles. PMID:20568940

Agarwalla, Pankaj K; Dunn, Gavin P; Laws, Edward R

2010-05-01

145

The protein quality control system manages plant defence compound synthesis.  

PubMed

Jasmonates are ubiquitous oxylipin-derived phytohormones that are essential in the regulation of many development, growth and defence processes. Across the plant kingdom, jasmonates act as elicitors of the production of bioactive secondary metabolites that serve in defence against attackers. Knowledge of the conserved jasmonate perception and early signalling machineries is increasing, but the downstream mechanisms that regulate defence metabolism remain largely unknown. Here we show that, in the legume Medicago truncatula, jasmonate recruits the endoplasmic-reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) quality control system to manage the production of triterpene saponins, widespread bioactive compounds that share a biogenic origin with sterols. An ERAD-type RING membrane-anchor E3 ubiquitin ligase is co-expressed with saponin synthesis enzymes to control the activity of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGR), the rate-limiting enzyme in the supply of the ubiquitous terpene precursor isopentenyl diphosphate. Thus, unrestrained bioactive saponin accumulation is prevented and plant development and integrity secured. This control apparatus is equivalent to the ERAD system that regulates sterol synthesis in yeasts and mammals but that uses distinct E3 ubiquitin ligases, of the HMGR degradation 1 (HRD1) type, to direct destruction of HMGR. Hence, the general principles for the management of sterol and triterpene saponin biosynthesis are conserved across eukaryotes but can be controlled by divergent regulatory cues. PMID:24213631

Pollier, Jacob; Moses, Tessa; González-Guzmán, Miguel; De Geyter, Nathan; Lippens, Saskia; Vanden Bossche, Robin; Marhavý, Peter; Kremer, Anna; Morreel, Kris; Guérin, Christopher J; Tava, Aldo; Oleszek, Wieslaw; Thevelein, Johan M; Campos, Narciso; Goormachtig, Sofie; Goossens, Alain

2013-12-01

146

[The bioethical principlism model applied in pain management].  

PubMed

An integrative literature review was developed with the purpose to analyze the scientific production regarding the relationships between pain and the principles of bioethics (autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice). Controlled descriptors were used in three international data sources (LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE), in April of 2012, totaling 14 publications categorized by pain and autonomy, pain and beneficence, pain and nonmaleficence, pain and justice. The adequate relief of pain is a human right and a moral issue directly related with the bioethical principlism standard model (beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice). However, many professionals overlook the pain of their patients, ignoring their ethical role when facing suffering. It was concluded that principlism has been neglected in the care of patients in pain, showing the need for new practices to change this setting. PMID:23781741

Souza, Layz Alves Ferreira; Pessoa, Ana Paula da Costa; Barbosa, Maria Alves; Pereira, Lilian Varanda

2013-03-01

147

DUQuE quality management measures: associations between quality management at hospital and pathway levels  

PubMed Central

Objective The assessment of integral quality management (QM) in a hospital requires measurement and monitoring from different perspectives and at various levels of care delivery. Within the DUQuE project (Deepening our Understanding of Quality improvement in Europe), seven measures for QM were developed. This study investigates the relationships between the various quality measures. Design It is a multi-level, cross-sectional, mixed-method study. Setting and Participants As part of the DUQuE project, we invited a random sample of 74 hospitals in 7 countries. The quality managers of these hospitals were the main respondents. Furthermore, data of site visits of external surveyors assessing the participating hospitals were used. Main Outcome Measures Three measures of QM at hospitals level focusing on integral systems (QMSI), compliance with the Plan-Do-Study-Act quality improvement cycle (QMCI) and implementation of clinical quality (CQII). Four measures of QM activities at care pathway level focusing on Specialized expertise and responsibility (SER), Evidence-based organization of pathways (EBOP), Patient safety strategies (PSS) and Clinical review (CR). Results Positive significant associations were found between the three hospitals level QM measures. Results of the relationships between levels were mixed and showed most associations between QMCI and department-level QM measures for all four types of departments. QMSI was associated with PSS in all types of departments. Conclusion By using the seven measures of QM, it is possible to get a more comprehensive picture of the maturity of QM in hospitals, with regard to the different levels and across various types of hospital departments. PMID:24615597

Wagner, Cordula; Groene, Oliver; Thompson, Caroline A.; Dersarkissian, Maral; Klazinga, Niek S.; Arah, Onyebuchi A.; Suñol, Rosa; Klazinga, N; Kringos, DS; Lombarts, K; Plochg, T; Lopez, MA; Secanell, M; Sunol, R; Vallejo, P; Bartels, P; Kristensen, S; Michel, P; Saillour-Glenisson, F; Vlcek, F; Car, M; Jones, S; Klaus, E; Garel, P; Hanslik, K; Saluvan, M; Bruneau, C; Depaigne-Loth, A; Shaw, C; Hammer, A; Ommen, O; Pfaff, H; Groene, O; Botje, D; Wagner, C; Kutaj-Wasikowska, H; Kutryba, B; Escoval, A; Franca, M; Almeman, F; Kus, H; Ozturk, K; Mannion, R; Arah, OA; Chow, A; DerSarkissian, M; Thompson, C; Wang, A; Thompson, A

2014-01-01

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Improving quality of care in substance abuse treatment using five key process improvement principles  

PubMed Central

Process and quality improvement techniques have been successfully applied in health care arenas, but efforts to institute these strategies in alcohol and drug treatment are underdeveloped. The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) teaches participating substance abuse treatment agencies to use process improvement strategies to increase client access to, and retention in, treatment. NIATx recommends five principles to promote organizational change: 1) Understand and involve the customer; 2) Fix key problems; 3) Pick a powerful change leader; 4) Get ideas from outside the organization; and 5) Use rapid-cycle testing. Using case studies, supplemented with cross-agency analyses of interview data, this paper profiles participating NIATx treatment agencies that illustrate application of each principle. Results suggest that the most successful organizations integrate and apply most, if not all, of the five principles as they develop and test change strategies. PMID:22282129

Hoffman, Kim A.; Green, Carla A.; Ford, James H.; Wisdom, Jennifer P.; Gustafson, David H.; McCarty, Dennis

2012-01-01

149

Developing weed-suppressive soils through improved soil quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Manipulating soil microbial communities using soil and crop management practices is a basic strategy in developing sustainable agricultural systems. Sustainable farming is based, in part, on the efficient management of soil microorganisms to improve soil quality. However, the identification of biological indicators of soil quality that can be used to predict weed suppression in soils has received little attention. We

Robert J Kremer; Jianmei Li

2003-01-01

150

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

(a) Included in any water quality management plan being implemented for the area under section 208 of the Act or will be included in any water quality management plan that is being developed for the area and reasonable progress is being made toward the implementation of that plan;...

2010-07-01

151

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

(a) Included in any water quality management plan being implemented for the area under section 208 of the Act or will be included in any water quality management plan that is being developed for the area and reasonable progress is being made toward the implementation of that plan;...

2011-07-01

152

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

(a) Included in any water quality management plan being implemented for the area under section 208 of the Act or will be included in any water quality management plan that is being developed for the area and reasonable progress is being made toward the implementation of that plan;...

2012-07-01

153

A Supplier Performance Evaluation Solution for Proactive Supplier Quality Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Todaypsilas business environment forces companies to rely heavily on suppliers for products, services, and software. The increased reliance on suppliers and the growing complexity of the products, services and extended supply chain raises the importance of having an effective supplier quality management system. One of the keys to an effective supplier quality management system is the ability to provide an

Sai Zeng; Mitchell A. Cohen; Benjamin J. Steele; Jakka Sairamesh

2008-01-01

154

Integrated approach to healthcare quality management: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to develop an integrated quality management model, which identifies problems, suggests solutions, develops a framework for implementation and helps evaluate performance of health care services dynamically. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper uses logical framework analysis (LFA), a matrix approach to project planning for managing quality. This has been applied to three acute healthcare

Prasanta Kumar Dey; Seetharaman Hariharan

2006-01-01

155

Integrated Communications at America's Leading Total Quality Management Corporations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how to create organizational processes that allow communication professionals with a variety of expertise to support each other through coordination and integration. Studies eight of America's leading total quality management corporations, including AT&T, Federal Express, Saturn, and Xerox. Explores how various total quality management

Gronstedt, Anders

1996-01-01

156

Research on collaborative quality management system into supply chain  

Microsoft Academic Search

To cope with the challenges of traditional quality management system applied in supply chain, which consists of internal practices that are contained within a firm, external practices that cross organizational boundaries integrating a firm with its customers and suppliers, a collaborative quality management system model into supply chain, and corresponding functional modules and framework were all put forward. This mode

Xingyu Jiang; Yinchun Wang; Zhonghai Liu; Wanshan Wang

2009-01-01

157

Performance Measurement in the Context of Quality Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes Copenhagen (Denmark) Business School Library's (CBSL) use of performance measurement to manage the quality of library services and facilities. The CBSL quality management program consists of: a statement of strategic goals of development and operation, including a focus on users, good service, efficient internal functions,…

Cotta-Schonberg, Michael

158

Leadership and management: techniques and principles for athletic training.  

PubMed

Leadership and management have become topics of recent interest in athletic training. These skills are distinct from each other and are vital to a successful and efficient athletic training room. Leadership is an influence relationship, while management is an authority relationship. Leadership is concerned with knowing yourself, your staff, your profession, and how to apply people skills. Management is concerned with organization, communication, and the development of your athletic training facility's mission. By applying good management and leadership skills, you can implement your mission statement, evaluate your results, and improve the performance of your athletic training facility. PMID:16558296

Nellis, S M

1994-12-01

159

Analysis of air quality management with emphasis on transportation sources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current environment and practices of air quality management were examined for three regions: Denver, Phoenix, and the South Coast Air Basin of California. These regions were chosen because the majority of their air pollution emissions are related to mobile sources. The impact of auto exhaust on the air quality management process is characterized and assessed. An examination of the uncertainties in air pollutant measurements, emission inventories, meteorological parameters, atmospheric chemistry, and air quality simulation models is performed. The implications of these uncertainties to current air quality management practices is discussed. A set of corrective actions are recommended to reduce these uncertainties.

English, T. D.; Divita, E.; Lees, L.

1980-01-01

160

Strategic collaborative quality management and employee job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background: This study aimed to examine Strategic Collaborative Quality Management (SCQM) impact on employee job satisfaction. Methods: The study presents a case study over six years following the implementation of the SCQM programme in a public hospital. A validated questionnaire was used to measure employees’ job satisfaction. The impact of the intervention was measured by comparing the pre-intervention and post-intervention measures in the hospital. Results: The hospital reported a significant improvement in some dimensions of job satisfaction like management and supervision, organisational policies, task requirement, and working conditions. Conclusion: This paper provides detailed information on how a quality management model implementation affects employees. A well developed, well introduced and institutionalised quality management model can improve employees’ job satisfaction. However, the success of quality management needs top management commitment and stability. PMID:24847482

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad

2014-01-01

161

Managing Customer Relationships for Profit: The Dynamics of Relationship Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Addresses customer-relationship economic issues, more specifically the link between service quality and profitability from a relationship marketing and management perspective. In this perspective the task of marketing is not only to establish customer relationships, but also to maintain and enhance them in order to improve customer profitability. In the service quality literature higher quality is assumed to lead to customer

Kaj Storbacka; Tore Strandvik; Christian Grönroos

1994-01-01

162

Recommendations for Mass Spectrometry Data Quality Metrics for Open Access Data (Corollary to the Amsterdam Principles)  

PubMed Central

Policies supporting the rapid and open sharing of proteomic data are being implemented by the leading journals in the field. The proteomics community is taking steps to ensure that data are made publicly accessible and are of high quality, a challenging task that requires the development and deployment of methods for measuring and documenting data quality metrics. On September 18, 2010, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) convened the “International Workshop on Proteomic Data Quality Metrics” in Sydney, Australia, to identify and address issues facing the development and use of such methods for open access proteomics data. The stakeholders at the workshop enumerated the key principles underlying a framework for data quality assessment in mass spectrometry data that will meet the needs of the research community, journals, funding agencies, and data repositories. Attendees discussed and agreed up on two primary needs for the wide use of quality metrics: (1) an evolving list of comprehensive quality metrics and (2) standards accompanied by software analytics. Attendees stressed the importance of increased education and training programs to promote reliable protocols in proteomics. This workshop report explores the historic precedents, key discussions, and necessary next steps to enhance the quality of open access data. By agreement, this article is published simultaneously in the Journal of Proteome Research, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Proteomics, and Proteomics Clinical Applications as a public service to the research community. The peer review process was a coordinated effort conducted by a panel of referees selected by the journals. PMID:22053864

Kinsinger, Christopher R.; Apffel, James; Baker, Mark; Bian, Xiaopeng; Borchers, Christoph H.; Bradshaw, Ralph; Brusniak, Mi-Youn; Chan, Daniel W.; Deutsch, Eric W.; Domon, Bruno; Gorman, Jeff; Grimm, Rudolf; Hancock, William; Hermjakob, Henning; Horn, David; Hunter, Christie; Kolar, Patrik; Kraus, Hans-Joachim; Langen, Hanno; Linding, Rune; Moritz, Robert L.; Omenn, Gilbert S.; Orlando, Ron; Pandey, Akhilesh; Ping, Peipei; Rahbar, Amir; Rivers, Robert; Seymour, Sean L.; Simpson, Richard J.; Slotta, Douglas; Smith, Richard D.; Stein, Stephen E.; Tabb, David L.; Tagle, Danilo; Yates, John R.; Rodriguez, Henry

2011-01-01

163

Recommendations for Mass Spectrometry Data Quality Metrics for Open Access Data (Corollary to the Amsterdam Principles)*  

PubMed Central

Policies supporting the rapid and open sharing of proteomic data are being implemented by the leading journals in the field. The proteomics community is taking steps to ensure that data are made publicly accessible and are of high quality, a challenging task that requires the development and deployment of methods for measuring and documenting data quality metrics. On September 18, 2010, the United States National Cancer Institute convened the “International Workshop on Proteomic Data Quality Metrics” in Sydney, Australia, to identify and address issues facing the development and use of such methods for open access proteomics data. The stakeholders at the workshop enumerated the key principles underlying a framework for data quality assessment in mass spectrometry data that will meet the needs of the research community, journals, funding agencies, and data repositories. Attendees discussed and agreed up on two primary needs for the wide use of quality metrics: 1) an evolving list of comprehensive quality metrics and 2) standards accompanied by software analytics. Attendees stressed the importance of increased education and training programs to promote reliable protocols in proteomics. This workshop report explores the historic precedents, key discussions, and necessary next steps to enhance the quality of open access data. By agreement, this article is published simultaneously in the Journal of Proteome Research, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Proteomics, and Proteomics Clinical Applications as a public service to the research community. The peer review process was a coordinated effort conducted by a panel of referees selected by the journals. PMID:22052993

Kinsinger, Christopher R.; Apffel, James; Baker, Mark; Bian, Xiaopeng; Borchers, Christoph H.; Bradshaw, Ralph; Brusniak, Mi-Youn; Chan, Daniel W.; Deutsch, Eric W.; Domon, Bruno; Gorman, Jeff; Grimm, Rudolf; Hancock, William; Hermjakob, Henning; Horn, David; Hunter, Christie; Kolar, Patrik; Kraus, Hans-Joachim; Langen, Hanno; Linding, Rune; Moritz, Robert L.; Omenn, Gilbert S.; Orlando, Ron; Pandey, Akhilesh; Ping, Peipei; Rahbar, Amir; Rivers, Robert; Seymour, Sean L.; Simpson, Richard J.; Slotta, Douglas; Smith, Richard D.; Stein, Stephen E.; Tabb, David L.; Tagle, Danilo; Yates, John R.; Rodriguez, Henry

2011-01-01

164

Core process management practices, quality tools and quality improvement in ISO 9001 certified manufacturing companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine, first, the level to which ISO 9001 certified manufacturing companies adopt process management and improve quality, second, the latent factors of process management and quality improvement, and finally, the relationships between the latent factors extracted. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A research project was carried out in 196 ISO 9001 certified manufacturing companies

Evangelos L. Psomas; Christos V. Fotopoulos; Dimitrios P. Kafetzopoulos

2011-01-01

165

Principles of plant health management for ornamental plants.  

PubMed

Economic, environmental, and technological influences complicate the task of achieving disease-free products in the ornamentals industry. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a cornerstone of floriculture and nursery crop production: strategies include sanitation, clean stock, host resistance, and control through biological, cultural, environmental, chemical, and regulatory means. Sanitation measures and cultural controls must keep pace with new production technologies. Clean stock programs are used for many crops that are propagated vegetatively. Breeding, selection, and biotechnology provide crops resistant to pathogens. Offshore production for economic competitiveness can introduce pathogens that make regulatory programs necessary. New biocontrol and chemical products continue to improve control while meeting the requirement for minimal environmental impact. Continual introduction of new crops and new production technologies creates new opportunities for pathogens to exploit, such that new disease management tactics must be discovered and old ones rediscovered to achieve optimum health management for ornamentals. PMID:16078880

Daughtrey, Margery L; Benson, D Michael

2005-01-01

166

Principled negotiation and distributed optimization for advanced air traffic management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's aircraft\\/airspace system faces complex challenges. Congestion and delays are widespread as air traffic continues to grow. Airlines want to better optimize their operations, and general aviation wants easier access to the system. Additionally, the accident rate must decline just to keep the number of accidents each year constant. New technology provides an opportunity to rethink the air traffic management

John Paul Wangermann

2003-01-01

167

Video Fingerprinting and Encryption Principles for Digital Rights Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a tutorial and survey of digital fin- gerprinting and video scrambling algorithms based on partial encryption. Necessary design tradeoffs for algorithm development are highlighted for multicast communication environments. We also propose a novel architecture for joint fingerprinting and decryption that holds promise for a better compromise between practicality and security for emerging digital rights management applications. Keywords—Digital

Deepa Kundur; Kannan Karthik

2004-01-01

168

Principles of Integrated Urban Water Management James P. Heaney  

E-print Network

20 years of the 20th century, infrastructure in cities focused on non-transportation related needs. However, the growing importance of the automobile, beginning in the 1920's, forced city managers to devote, U.S. cities developed around the concept of mixed neighborhoods as part of villages, towns

Pitt, Robert E.

169

Database Management Principles of the UCLA Library's Orion System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an integrated online library system developed at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) which incorporates a number of database management features that enhance efficiency, for record retrieval and display. Design features related to record storage and retrieval and the design of linked files are described in detail.…

Fayollat, James; Coles, Elizabeth

1987-01-01

170

77 FR 65133 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District  

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...California State Implementation Plan, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District AGENCY...disapproval of revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD...379) * * * (i) * * * (E) Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District....

2012-10-25

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75 FR 41798 - Solicitation of Letters of Interest to Participate in Biotechnology Quality Management System...  

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...Letters of Interest to Participate in Biotechnology Quality Management System Program AGENCY...interest to participate in the APHIS Biotechnology Quality Management System Program. The Biotechnology Quality Management System Program...

2010-07-19

172

A quality management approach to civil engineering.  

E-print Network

??A methodology is presented for basing quality improvement decisions in civil engineering design firms upon historical data, statistical methods, and hydrologic modeling techniques. Statistical Process… (more)

Baber, Thomas James

2012-01-01

173

An unusual transorbital penetrating injury and principles of management.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to present an unusual low velocity transorbital penetrating injury. The study design was a clinical record (case report). A 38-year-old gentleman tripped and fell face first onto the wing of an ornamental brass eagle. This penetrated the inferomedial aspect of the right orbit, breaching the lamina papyracea to extend into the ethmoid sinuses and reaching the dura of the anterior cranial fossa. The foreign body was removed in theater under a joint ophthalmology and ENT procedure. The patient was left with reduced visual acuity in the right eye but no other long-term sequelae. Transorbital penetrating injury presents unusual challenges to investigation and management requiring a multidisciplinary approach to prevent significant morbidity and mortality. If managed well the prognosis is good. PMID:25383154

Dekker, Andrew Peter; El-Sawy, Abdel Hamid; Rejali, Darius Stephen

2014-12-01

174

Agriculture and Natural Resources WATER QUALITY: Managing Drinking Water Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

chemical feeder or a chemical feed pump feeds chemical compounds, either as dry, soluble crys- tals or as a solution, into water. This method can be used to treat several water quality problems. Acidity (corrosiveness), bacterial contamination, and high iron content can all be treated with chemical feed pumps. How Chemical Feed Pumps Work The chemical feeder consists of a

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publication 426-044 Urban Water-Quality Management  

E-print Network

pond. One example of floating plants is the water lily, which is potted or planted at the bottompublication 426-044 Urban Water-Quality Management: Purchasing Aquatic Plants Susan French, Norfolk Aquaticplantsareessentialforahealthyandenvironmentally balanced water garden. Whether you

Liskiewicz, Maciej

176

Total Quality Management and the System Safety Secretary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The system safety secretary is a valuable member of the system safety team. As downsizing occurs to meet economic constraints, the Total Quality Management (TQM) approach is frequently adopted as a formula for success and, in some cases, for survival.

Elliott, Suzan E.

1993-01-01

177

Total Quality Management and Servicing Users through Remote Access Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relates the concept of total quality management to serving information users through remote access technology. The three key factors of personnel, user communication, and equipment support, as well as other areas of concern, are considered. (EAM)

DiMattia, Ernest A., Jr.

1993-01-01

178

Quantitative data management in quality improvement collaboratives  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Collaborative approaches in quality improvement have been promoted since the introduction of the Breakthrough method. The effectiveness of this method is inconclusive and further independent evaluation of the method has been called for. For any evaluation to succeed, data collection on interventions performed within the collaborative and outcomes of those interventions is crucial. Getting enough data from Quality Improvement

Mireille van den Berg; Rianne Frenken; Roland Bal

2009-01-01

179

The Analysis of the Co-Existence between Effective Operation Management and Quality Management in Convention, Hotel and Airline Businesses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service quality is regarded as an essential issue which is mainly about customer expectation and staff performance. To succeed in managing services, characteristics of service must be concerned by managers. It is possible to say that effective operation management and quality management have been utilized to produce better service quality. This paper presents how well the effective operation management and

Anan Chieochankitkan

180

Biology and principles of scar management and burn reconstruction.  

PubMed

Hypertrophic scarring is extremely common and is the source of most morbidity related to burns. The biology of hypertrophic healing is complex and poorly understood. Multiple host and injury factors contribute, but protracted healing of partial thickness injury is a common theme. Hypertrophic scarring and heterotopic ossification may share some basic causes involving marrow-derived cells. Several traditional clinical interventions exist to modify hypertrophic scar. All have limited efficacy. Laser interventions for scar modification show promise, but as yet do not provide a definitive solution. Their efficacy is only seen when used as part of a multimodality scar management program. PMID:25085089

Tredget, Edward E; Levi, Benjamin; Donelan, Matthias B

2014-08-01

181

Managing Sensor Data Uncertainty: a data quality approach  

E-print Network

Managing Sensor Data Uncertainty: a data quality approach Claudia C. Gutiérrez Rodríguez (I3S improvement, sensors infrastructure actually supports many current and promising environmental applications increasing both the coverage and the quality of real world understanding. However, a main issue

Servigne, Sylvie

182

Managing University Business Educational Quality: ISO or AACSB?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into quality management for business education. The paper provides business schools and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) with information about two different quality standards and suggests how the AACSB accreditation process might be strengthened--thereby…

Dumond, Ellen J.; Johnson, Thomas W.

2013-01-01

183

Bank Failure Prediction Using DEA to Measure Management Quality  

E-print Network

Bank Failure Prediction Using DEA to Measure Management Quality Richard S. Barr \\Lambda Thomas F. Siems y June, 1996 Abstract Presented are new failure­prediction models for detecting a bank's troubled. Quality is assessed using data envelopment analysis (DEA), which views a bank as transforming multiple

Barr, Richard

184

Higher Education in the Mediterranean: Managing Change and Ensuring Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the key themes raised at the November 1996 Malta conference concerning the quality of higher education in the Mediterranean, including international networking in education as well as managing change and quality assurance. It synthesizes the main contributions made by the presenters and identifies several transversal themes…

Sultana, Ronald G.

1997-01-01

185

The Role of Exposure Science in Air Quality Management  

EPA Science Inventory

Air quality standards and regulations are designed to protect public health and the environment. However, there are issues regarding whether the current standards and regulations should be adjusted to be more protective or to more effectively target air quality management activi...

186

Race, Managed Care, And The Quality Of Substance Abuse Treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The adoption of managed behavioral health care by state Medicaid agencies has the potential to increase the quality of treatment for racial minorities by promoting access to substance abuse treatment and creating more appropriate utilization patterns. This paper examines three indicators of quality for white, Black, and Hispanic Medicaid clients who received substance abuse treatment in Massachusetts between 1992 and

Marilyn C. Daley; Grant A. Ritter; Dominic Hodgkin; Richard H. Beinecke

2005-01-01

187

A quality performance management system for industrial construction engineering projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Engineering consulting firms involved in the design and construction of large-scale industrial plants attempt to find flaws as early as possible in the design process to avoid more costly deviation corrections later on, particularly during and after construction. Deviation corrections can be reduced by pursuing more diligent quality prevention and appraisal efforts. Quality performance management system (QPMS) is a cost

T. Hillman Willis; William D. Willis

1996-01-01

188

Cost and Quality Under Managed Care: Irreconcilable Differences?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managed care companies contend there is still waste in the healthcare system that should be elimi- nated. Healthcare providers argue that further cuts will reduce quality. Which side is right? In order to answer this question it is necessary to determine the threshold implicit in the corollary question: How far can we go in reducing healthcare expense without diminishing quality?

Eugene Litvak; Michael C. Long

189

Project management with time, cost, and quality considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the project management literature, quantitative models were developed for project crashing to determine the appropriate activities for crashing at minimal cost. In this paper, we suggest that the project quality may be affected by project crashing and develop linear programming models to study the tradeoffs among time, cost, and quality. Each of the three models developed optimizes one of

A. J. G. Babu; Nalina Suresh

1996-01-01

190

75 FR 40845 - Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Using Risk Management Principles at Structure Fires  

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2010-07-14

191

Rice Quality Factors: Implications For Management Decisions.  

E-print Network

. Review comments and suggestions from Bill Black, Bart Drees, Arthur Gerlow, Melvin Parker, James Stansel, Mo Way, Bill Webb, and Michael Wohlgenant are also appreciated. A special thanks to Kim Trant for editorial assistance. ... Rice Quality Factors...

Grant, Warren R.; Rister, Edward, M.; Brorsen, B. Wade

1986-01-01

192

Using principles of quality and safety education for nurses in school nurse continuing education.  

PubMed

School nurses require ongoing continuing education in a number of areas. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) framework can be utilized in considering school nurses' roles and developing continuing education. Focusing on neurology continuing education, the QSEN framework is illustrated with the example of concussion management in athletes. QSEN strategies can stimulate change to the status quo and outline the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that need to be adapted. With their competencies and knowledge, professional school nurses can incorporate evidence-based practices in conjunction with input from health care providers and families to create high-quality care and positive outcomes for students. PMID:23674553

Rosenblum, Ruth K; Sprague-McRae, Julie

2014-04-01

193

Development of an assessment system for supplier quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to describe the development of a web-based system for managing and assessing suppliers, presenting the system design and interface of the prototype and discussing the applicability of the system. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In this paper critical assessment criteria and factors for managing supplier quality (MSQ) were identified through literature review and a mail survey of manufacturers

Kwai Sang Chin; I-Ki Yeung; Kit Fai Pun

2006-01-01

194

HR Manager Leadership in Quality Improvement in a College Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the influence of the human resource (HR) manager on the quality of service in an academic college, and the human resource management (HRM) outcomes of the process. Design/methodology/approach: The paper relates to a customer satisfaction survey. More than 120 questionnaires were completed by the…

Sharabi, Moshe

2010-01-01

195

Leadership and management quality: key factors in effective health systems.  

PubMed

The effectiveness of health care systems in the developing world is related to the quality of their leadership and management, yet that factor has been neglected by academics and funders. Based on replicable existing models, the article proposes an approach to strengthening local management training institutions. PMID:23342756

Pfeffermann, Guy

2012-01-01

196

From Quality Circles to Participation: Managing the Transition. (Part One).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the transition from methods of group problem solving like quality circles to a management philosophy called participation. Examines sharing control over decisions, participation as a means to building organizations that can innovate, and the transition to a participatory style of management. (CT)

Simmons, John

1985-01-01

197

Challenges for Water Quality Best Management Practices Andrew Sharpley  

E-print Network

Challenges for Water Quality Best Management Practices Andrew Sharpley Department of Crop, Soil areas. Transport BMPs aim to decrease nutrient runoff and erosion by conservation tillage, crop residue management, terracing, contour farming, cover crops, buffer strips, riparian areas, and impoundments (e

198

DRINKING-WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT: THE AUSTRALIAN FRAMEWORK  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most effective means of assuring drinking-water quality and the protection of public health is through adoption of a preventive management approach that encompasses all steps in water production from catchment to consumer. However, the reliance of current regulatory structures on compliance monitoring of treated water tends to promote a reactive management style where corrective actions are initiated after monitoring

Martha Sinclair; Samantha Rizak

2004-01-01

199

A Methodology for Building Faculty Support for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence from extant literature indicates that faculty support is a critical driver for implementing the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), particularly for schools pursuing an advanced, cross-disciplinary level of sustainability integration. However, there is limited existing research offering insight into how…

Maloni, Michael J.; Smith, Shane D.; Napshin, Stuart

2012-01-01

200

Business Simulation Exercises in Small Business Management Education: Using Principles and Ideas from Action Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent calls to close the rigour-relevance gap in business school education have suggested incorporating principles and ideas from action learning in small business management education. In this paper we discuss how business simulation exercises can be used as a platform to trigger students' learning by providing them with a platform where they…

Gabrielsson, Jonas; Tell, Joakim; Politis, Diamanto

2010-01-01

201

Concrescent Conversations: Generating a Cooperative Learning Experience in Principles of Management--A Postmodern Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By taking a postmodern ontology that elevates becoming over the modern ontology of being, the author of this article proposes a theory and describes a method that teachers can use to enhance students' cooperative learning of management principles. The author asserts that the social construction of learning groups is an effect of organizing…

Akan, Obasi Haki

2005-01-01

202

Scientific and technological uncertainty, the precautionary principle, scenarios and risk management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uncertainty, the precautionary principle and scenario are three important concepts in current regulatory debates concerned with risk management. In this paper, each concept is described in relation to its regulatory context and a linkage between the three concepts is established. Three scenarios relating to increasing scientific and technical uncertainty are presented. The most obvious regulatory approach to uncertainty is to

Michael D. Rogers

2001-01-01

203

Applications of Information Theory and Acceptance Sampling Principles to the Management of Mathematics Instruction, Part 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Technical Report is concerned with various problems of instructional management encountered in situations which stress self-selection and self-pacing principles. These problems deal primarily with the efficient utilization and allocation of human and material resource materials to formulate an operational, individualized, inquiry-learning…

Kriewall, Thomas E.

204

Applications of Information Theory and Acceptance Sampling Principles to the Management of Mathematics Instruction, Part 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Technical Report is concerned with various problems of instructional management encountered in situations which stress self-selection and self-pacing principles. These problems deal primarily with the efficient utilization and allocation of human and material resource materials to formulate an operational, individualized, inquiry-learning…

Kriewall, Thomas E.

205

Service-Learning and Integrated Course Redesign: Principles of Management and the Campus Kitchen Metaproject  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the process of redesigning a Principles of Management course to integrate a service-learning metaproject. The metaproject was Campus Kitchen, a food recovery and delivery program operated on a handful of university campuses across the United States. We used L. Dee Fink's integrated course design approach as well as systems…

Flannery, Brenda L.; Pragman, Claudia H.

2010-01-01

206

Principles and applications of hyperspectral imaging in quality evaluation of agro-food products: a review.  

PubMed

The requirements of reliability, expeditiousness, accuracy, consistency, and simplicity for quality assessment of food products encouraged the development of non-destructive technologies to meet the demands of consumers to obtain superior food qualities. Hyperspectral imaging is one of the most promising techniques currently investigated for quality evaluation purposes in numerous sorts of applications. The main advantage of the hyperspectral imaging system is its aptitude to incorporate both spectroscopy and imaging techniques not only to make a direct assessment of different components simultaneously but also to locate the spatial distribution of such components in the tested products. Associated with multivariate analysis protocols, hyperspectral imaging shows a convinced attitude to be dominated in food authentication and analysis in future. The marvellous potential of the hyperspectral imaging technique as a non-destructive tool has driven the development of more sophisticated hyperspectral imaging systems in food applications. The aim of this review is to give detailed outlines about the theory and principles of hyperspectral imaging and to focus primarily on its applications in the field of quality evaluation of agro-food products as well as its future applicability in modern food industries and research. PMID:22823348

Elmasry, Gamal; Kamruzzaman, Mohammed; Sun, Da-Wen; Allen, Paul

2012-01-01

207

Legacy Management CERCLA Sites. Quality Assurance Project Plan  

SciTech Connect

S.M. Stoller Corporation is the contractor for the Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) operations. Stoller employs a management system that applies to all programs, projects, and business management systems funded through DOE-LM task orders. The management system incorporates the philosophy, policies, and requirements of health and safety, environmental compliance, and quality assurance (QA) in all aspects of project planning and implementation. Health and safety requirements are documented in the Health and Safety Manual (STO 2), the Radiological Control Manual (STO 3), the Integrated Safety Management System Description (STO 10), and the Drilling Health and Safety Requirements (STO 14). Environmental compliance policy and requirements are documented in the Environmental Management Program Implementation Manual (STO 11). The QA Program is documented in the Quality Assurance Manual (STO 1). The QA Manual (STO 1) implements the specific requirements and philosophy of DOE Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance. This manual also includes the requirements of other standards that are regularly imposed by customers, regulators, or other DOE orders. Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 830, “Quality Assurance Requirements,” ANSI/ASQC E4-2004, “Quality Systems for Environmental Data and Technology Programs – Requirements with Guidance for Use,” and ISO 14001-2004, “Environmental Management Systems,” have been included. These standards are similar in content. The intent of the QA Manual (STO 1) is to provide a QA management system that incorporates the requirements and philosophy of DOE and other customers within the QA Manual. Criterion 1, “Quality Assurance Program,” identifies the fundamental requirements for establishing and implementing the QA management system; QA Instruction (QAI) 1.1, “QA Program Implementation,” identifies the TAC organizations that have responsibility for implementing the QA program requirements; and Appendix C of the QA Manual provides comparison tables that identify where the requirements of other standards are addressed in the QA Manual.

None

2007-05-03

208

Quality pain management outcomes: the power of place.  

PubMed

This study explores how an organization, as the context of care, influences nursing practice and a nursing-sensitive, quality health outcome-pain management. The results provide important insights into organizational patterns associated with favorable pain management-related outcomes as well as the congruence between and among subunits within the organization. Outcomes were most favorable on units where nurses had attitudes supportive of aggressive pain management and higher levels of coordination and discretion. PMID:11299583

Wild, L R; Mitchell, P H

2000-01-01

209

Management Forecast Quality and Capital Investment Decisions  

E-print Network

Corporate investment decisions require managers to forecast expected future cash flows from potential investments. Although these forecasts are a critical component of successful investing, they are not directly observable ...

Goodman, Theodore H.

210

Main Principles of the Perspective System of SNF Management in Russia - 13333  

SciTech Connect

For the last several years the System of the Spent Nuclear Fuel management in Russia was seriously changed. The paper describes the main principles of the changes and the bases of the Perspective System of SNF Management in Russia. Among such the bases there are the theses with the interesting names like 'total knowledge', 'pollutant pays' and 'pay and forget'. There is also a brief description of the modern Russian SNF Management Infrastructure. And an outline of the whole System. The System which is - in case of Russia - is quite necessary to adjust SNF accumulation and to utilize the nuclear heritage. (authors)

Baryshnikov, Mikhail [Project Office for SNF Management, Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation 'ROSATOM', Bolshaya Ordynka str., 24, Moscow, 119017 (Russian Federation)] [Project Office for SNF Management, Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation 'ROSATOM', Bolshaya Ordynka str., 24, Moscow, 119017 (Russian Federation)

2013-07-01

211

Better management of multimorbidity: a critical look at the 'Ariadne principles'.  

PubMed

Primary care clinicians and researchers are growing increasingly aware of the prevalence of multimorbidity among long-term conditions, and the impact on patient experience, health, and utilisation of care. The correspondence paper by Muth et al. entitled 'The Ariadne principles: how to handle multimorbidity in primary care consultations' outlines new thinking on a better way to manage the challenges of decision-making in multimorbidity. The paper highlights the importance of shared treatment goals as a fundamental basis for more effective management. Although a welcome contribution to the literature, the principles raise a number of challenges: the complexities of achieving effective patient-centred assessment and goal-setting; how best to encourage implementation of new practices; and the current state of the evidence around multimorbidity and its management.Please see related article: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/223. PMID:25484120

Bower, Peter

2014-01-01

212

[Guidelines for quality management of dialysis solutions].  

PubMed

A Best Practice Guideline about Dialysis fluid purity has been developed under the leadership of the Spanish Society of Nephrology. The Guideline has established recommendations for standards for preparing dialysate: water, concentrates and hemodialysis proportioning systems. The Guideline was based on the European pharmacopoeia, the Real Farmacopea Española, the AAMI Standards and Recommended Practices, European Best Practice Guidelines for Haemodialysis (Section IV), literature reviews, according to their level of evidence, and the opinion of the expert spanish group. Two levels of quality of water were defined: purified water and high purified water (Ultra pure) and for dialysate: standard dialysate and ultra pure dialysate. Regular use of ultra pure dialysate is necessary for hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration on-line and desirable for high-flux hemodialysis to prevent and delay the occurrence of complications: inflammation, malnutrition, anemia and amyloidosis. Water, concentrates and dialysate quality requirements are defined as maximum allowable contaminant levels: chemicals (1.1.2), microbial and endotoxins: [table: see text] Monitoring frequency, maintenance and corrective actions were specified. Methods of sampling and analysis were described in appendix (Anexos). For microbiological monitoring, TSA or R2A medium are recommended, incubated during 5 days at a temperature of 30-35 degrees C. The dialysate quality assurance process involves all dialysis staff members and requires strict protocols. The physician in charge of hemodialysis has the ultimate responsibility for dialysate quality. All suggestions and questions about this Guideline are wellcome to www.senefro.org PMID:15083969

Pérez García, R; González Parra, E; Ceballos, F; Escallada Cotero, R; Gómez-Reino, Ma I; Martín-Rabadán, P; Pérez García, A; Ramírez Chamond, R; Sobrino, P E; Solozábal, C

2004-01-01

213

Managing Indoor Air Quality in Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication examines the causes and effects of poor indoor air quality and provides information for reducing exposure to indoor contaminants in schools. It discusses the various indoor pollutants found in schools, including dust, chemical agents, gases, and volatile organic compounds; where they are found in schools; and their health effects…

Woolums, Jennifer

214

Quality Management and Qualification Needs 1: Quality and Personnel Concepts of SMEs in Europe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines how quality management is implemented in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It presents the survey results as two sector studies. Competitive and specialization tendencies of the sectors and company concepts of "quality" and "personnel" are…

Koper, Johannes; Zaremba, Hans Jurgen

215

Total Quality Management: Managing the Human Dimension in Natural Resource Agencies1  

E-print Network

Total Quality Management: Managing the Human Dimension in Natural Resource Agencies1 Denzil Verardo2 Abstract: Stewardship in an era of dwindling human resources requires new approaches to the way imple mentation within the Department; the impact and implications for resource management teams

Standiford, Richard B.

216

An inexact fuzzy-chance-constrained air quality management model.  

PubMed

Regional air pollution is a major concern for almost every country because it not only directly relates to economic development, but also poses significant threats to environment and public health. In this study, an inexact fuzzy-chance-constrained air quality management model (IFAMM) was developed for regional air quality management under uncertainty. IFAMM was formulated through integrating interval linear programming (ILP) within a fuzzy-chance-constrained programming (FCCP) framework and could deal with uncertainties expressed as not only possibilistic distributions but also discrete intervals in air quality management systems. Moreover, the constraints with fuzzy variables could be satisfied at different confidence levels such that various solutions with different risk and cost considerations could be obtained. The developed model was applied to a hypothetical case of regional air quality management. Six abatement technologies and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission trading under uncertainty were taken into consideration. The results demonstrated that IFAMM could help decision-makers generate cost-effective air quality management patterns, gain in-depth insights into effects of the uncertainties, and analyze tradeoffs between system economy and reliability. The results also implied that the trading scheme could achieve lower total abatement cost than a nontrading one. PMID:20681428

Xu, Ye; Huang, Guohe; Qin, Xiaosheng

2010-07-01

217

Hydrology and Water Quality from Managed Turf  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Quantification of nutrient and pesticide losses from managed turf systems (golf courses) is scant. A study was initiated at Northland Country Club in Duluth, MN, in 2003 to quantify nutrient and pesticide losses in surface and subsurface discharge waters. Based on the four years of data collected at...

218

Five principles for the practice of knowledge exchange in environmental management.  

PubMed

This paper outlines five principles for effective practice of knowledge exchange, which when applied, have the potential to significantly enhance the impact of environmental management research, policy and practice. The paper is based on an empirical analysis of interviews with 32 researchers and stakeholders across 13 environmental management research projects, each of which included elements of knowledge co-creation and sharing in their design. The projects focused on a range of upland and catchment management issues across the UK, and included Research Council, Government and NGO funded projects. Preliminary findings were discussed with knowledge exchange professionals and academic experts to ensure the emerging principles were as broadly applicable as possible across multiple disciplines. The principles suggest that: knowledge exchange needs to be designed into research; the needs of likely research users and other stakeholders should be systematically represented in the research where possible; and long-term relationships must be built on trust and two-way dialogue between researchers and stakeholders in order to ensure effective co-generation of new knowledge. We found that the delivery of tangible benefits early on in the research process helps to ensure continued motivation and engagement of likely research users. Knowledge exchange is a flexible process that must be monitored, reflected on and continuously refined, and where possible, steps should be taken to ensure a legacy of ongoing knowledge exchange beyond initial research funding. The principles have been used to inform the design of knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement guidelines for two international research programmes. They are able to assist researchers, decision-makers and other stakeholders working in contrasting environmental management settings to work together to co-produce new knowledge, and more effectively share and apply existing knowledge to manage environmental change. PMID:25194520

Reed, M S; Stringer, L C; Fazey, I; Evely, A C; Kruijsen, J H J

2014-12-15

219

Strategy Guideline: Quality Management in Existing Homes; Cantilever Floor Example  

SciTech Connect

This guideline is designed to highlight the QA process that can be applied to any residential building retrofit activity. The cantilevered floor retrofit detailed in this guideline is included only to provide an actual retrofit example to better illustrate the QA activities being presented. The goal of existing home high performing remodeling quality management systems (HPR-QMS) is to establish practices and processes that can be used throughout any remodeling project. The research presented in this document provides a comparison of a selected retrofit activity as typically done versus that same retrofit activity approached from an integrated high performance remodeling and quality management perspective. It highlights some key quality management tools and approaches that can be adopted incrementally by a high performance remodeler for this or any high performance retrofit. This example is intended as a template and establishes a methodology that can be used to develop a portfolio of high performance remodeling strategies.

Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wiehagen, J.; Wood, A.

2011-12-01

220

The eighth NASA total quality management accomplishments report, 1990  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The eighth annual accomplishments report provides numerous examples of quality strategies that have proven effective and efficient in a time when cost reduction is critical. NASA's continuous improvement efforts can provide insight for others to succeed in their own endeavors. The report covers: top management leadership and support, strategic planning, focus on the customer, employee training and recognition, employee empowerment and teamwork, measurement and analysis, and quality assurance.

1990-01-01

221

Integrating Total Quality Management (TQM) and hazardous waste management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and its subsequent amendments have had a dramatic impact on hazardous waste management for business and industry. The complexity of this law and the penalties for noncompliance have made it one of the most challenging regulatory programs undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fundamentals of RCRA include ``cradle to

Kirk

1993-01-01

222

Air quality/energy management review of production facilities  

SciTech Connect

This is the only presentation that integrates energy management and air quality. You will learn how to reduce energy operating costs while minimizing air pollution. This presentation is condensed from a full day course focusing on hands-on techniques for conducting an air quality/energy management review of your operation or plant. The stringent (Non-attainment for PM{sub 10}, Ozone and CO) South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) of Southern California rules and regulations are applied to the die casting (metals) industry as well as other production processes. Examples and a case study of real energy intensive production facilities will be used. Developing options for air quality improvement with energy cost control are the key goals of the presentation. Also, the review techniques can be used to determine the {open_quotes}maximum potential to emit{close_quotes} as required for the new Federal EPA, Title V requirements. The outline of the one day course is provided to give the overall scope covered during performing an Air Quality/Energy Management Review of a Production Facility.

Rosenthal, J.W.

1995-06-01

223

Systematic review on quality control for drug management programs: Is quality reported in the literature?  

PubMed Central

Background Maintaining quality of care while managing limited healthcare resources is an ongoing challenge in healthcare. The objective of this study was to evaluate how the impact of drug management programs is reported in the literature and to identify potentially existing quality standards. Methods This analysis relates to the published research on the impact of drug management on economic, clinical, or humanistic outcomes in managed care, indemnity insurance, VA, or Medicaid in the USA published between 1996 and 2007. Included articles were systematically analyzed for study objective, study endpoints, and drug management type. They were further categorized by drug management tool, primary objective, and study endpoints. Results None of the 76 included publications assessed the overall quality of drug management tools. The impact of 9 different drug management tools used alone or in combination was studied in pharmacy claims, medical claims, electronic medical records or survey data from either patient, plan or provider perspective using an average of 2.1 of 11 possible endpoints. A total of 68% of the studies reported the impact on plan focused endpoints, while the clinical, the patient or the provider perspective were studied to a much lower degree (45%, 42% and 12% of the studies). Health outcomes were only accounted for in 9.2% of the studies. Conclusion Comprehensive assessment of quality considering plan, patient and clinical outcomes is not yet applied. There is no defined quality standard. Benchmarks including health outcomes should be determined and used to improve the overall clinical and economic effectiveness of drug management programs. PMID:19243591

Holtorf, Anke-Peggy; McAdam-Marx, Carrie; Schaaf, David; Eng, Benjamin; Oderda, Gary

2009-01-01

224

[Quality improvement: recommendations for risks and irregularities management].  

PubMed

This document describes the different steps to implement for the risk management system in a medical laboratory. The risk management and the treatment of non-conformities are two essential pieces in the continuous improvement of quality system. Taking into account, according to the requirements, the non-conformities leads to immediately remedial action, with corrective action to avoid recurrence is a real task for information and continuous improvement. PMID:23765016

Pernas, P

2013-06-01

225

Total Quality Management in Space Shuttle Main Engine manufacturing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Total Quality Management (TQM) philosophy developed in the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is briefly reviewed and the ongoing TQM implementation effort which is being pursued through the continuous improvement (CI) process is discussed. TQM is based on organizational excellence which integrates the new supportive culture with the technical tools necessary to identify, assess, and correct manufacturing processes. Particular attention is given to the prime contractor's change to the organizational excellence management philosophy in SSME manufacturing facilities.

Ding, J.

1992-01-01

226

Total Quality Management in Dry-Bulk Shipping  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article we attempt a primary investigation of the total quality systems in shipping companies, as well as in ships. We investigate the vital points on which the total quality system can have a beneficial effect and redefine the way a shipping company functions with the purpose of increasing its competitiveness. The application of a quality system changes the way of relation management, either inside the company-interpersonal and intergroup relations- or outside the company-between company and customers or suppliers.

Alexopoulos, Aristotelis B.; Konstantopoulos, Nikolaos

2007-12-01

227

The relationship between total quality management and the focus of project management practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to explore the influence of a total quality management (TQM) programme on the level of focus in project management practices. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Prior literature was used to develop a construct indicating the degree of focus on customers, time\\/cost\\/quality (iron\\/golden triangle) and other stakeholders. A questionnaire was mailed to a random selection of

David James Bryde; Lynne Robinson

2007-01-01

228

TQM: A bibliography with abstracts. [total quality management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is designed to function as a special resource for NASA Langley scientists, engineers, and managers during the introduction and development of total quality management (TQM) practices at the Center. It lists approximately 300 bibliographic citations for articles and reports dealing with various aspects of TQM. Abstracts are also available for the majority of the citations. Citations are organized by broad subject areas, including case studies, customer service, senior management, leadership, communication tools, TQM basics, applications, and implementation. An introduction and indexes provide additional information on arrangement and availability of these materials.

Gottlich, Gretchen L. (editor)

1992-01-01

229

Shaping Performance: Do International Accreditations and Quality Management Really Help?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, international accreditations have become an important form of quality management for business schools all over the world. However, given their high costs and the risk of increasing bureaucratisation and control, accreditations remain highly disputed in academia. This paper uses quantitative data to assess whether accreditations…

Nigsch, Stefano; Schenker-Wicki, Andrea

2013-01-01

230

publication 426-043 Urban Water-Quality Management  

E-print Network

for vertical layering ­ a mix of tall-, medium-, and low-growing species. Plant Installation · Install plants that their canopies will grow together and cover the ground to minimize weeds. · Space and plant trees and shrubspublication 426-043 Urban Water-Quality Management Rain Garden Plants Mike Andruczyk, Extension

Liskiewicz, Maciej

231

Bank Failure Prediction Using DEA to Measure Management Quality  

E-print Network

Bank Failure Prediction Using DEA to Measure Management Quality Richard S. Barr Thomas F. Siemsy June, 1996 Abstract Presented are new failure-prediction models for detecting a bank's troubled status is assessed using data envelopment analysis DEA, which views a bank as transforming multiple inputs

Barr, Richard

232

Total Quality Management: Empirical, Conceptual, and Practical Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total quality management (TQM) has become a U.S. social movement. This commentary analyzes the writings of W. Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, and Kaoru Ishikawa to assess TQM's coherence, distinctiveness, and likely perseverance. Rhetoric is winning over substance, unrelated interventions are being herded under the TQM banner, and research is not…

Hackman, J. Richard; Wageman, Ruth

1995-01-01

233

POSTER FOR NRMRL QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN (QMP) TRAINING COURSE  

EPA Science Inventory

NRMRL QMP Training Course Contact: Lauren Drees, NRMRL/STD (drees.lauren@epa.gov) NRMRL has developed a computer-based course to train personnel in the requirements of the NRMRL Quality Management Plan (QMP). This training course was developed using Trainersoft s...

234

Quality Control in the Administration of Sport Management Internships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality of an intern's learning experience is the joint responsibility of the academic internship coordinator, the administrator of the sport management program, and the agency supervisor. The purpose of this article is to identify the areas of administrative concern in the three major components of an internship: the institution granting…

Kelley, Dennie Ruth

2004-01-01

235

Managing runoff water quality from recently manured, furrow irrigated fields  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Nutrient losses in furrow irrigation runoff potentially increase when soils are amended with manure. We evaluated the effect of tillage, water soluble polyacrylamide (WSPAM) and irrigation management on runoff water quality during the first furrow irrigation on a calcareous silt loam soil, which had...

236

Soil quality and organic carbon sequestration with improved pasture management  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Improved pasture management systems are needed to restore soil quality, sequester soil organic C, and build the productive capacity of soils in grassland environments so that (1) precipitation can be effectively utilized by plants, (2) water runoff and contaminant transport can be minimized, (3) nat...

237

publication 426-042 Urban Water-Quality Management  

E-print Network

. For ex- ample, many water lilies (Nuphar) are cold hardy in the entire state of Virginia while other water lilies (Nymphaea) are considered tropical and will not survive the winter even in the warmestpublication 426-042 Urban Water-Quality Management Winterizing the Water Garden Lynnette Swanson

Liskiewicz, Maciej

238

Total Quality Management in Higher Education: A Critical Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study attempted a comprehensive, critical assessment of Total Quality Management (TQM) initiatives in higher education. A survey of 25 institutions (including community colleges, private four-year colleges and universities and public colleges) with experience with TQM was developed and used. The survey utilized , attitude scales designed to…

Seymour, Daniel; Collett, Casey

239

Resource Manual Development for Quality Management in the Radiologic Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study determined elements to be included in developing a resource manual to assist radiologic technologists in completing quality management (QM) activities in diagnostic imaging. The study included these parts: a literature review; survey to assess effectiveness, content features, and improvement of six categories of resource materials…

Collins, Dale E.

240

Program Academic Quality Plan Department of Construction Management  

E-print Network

: To prepare students to "hit the ground running" in the construction industry. B. Strategic Planning Goals association for the construction industry. To accomplish this there is a certification process requiringProgram Academic Quality Plan Department of Construction Management Bowling Green State University

Moore, Paul A.

241

OREGON ECOLOGICAL REGIONS AND SUBREGIONS FOR WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

To aid the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in producing a State Clean Water Strategy and in managing water resources, scientists working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have defined an initial set of regions and subregions of the state with po...

242

QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA has taken the lead, in consort with NIH, in developing the Quality Management Plan (QMP) for the National Children's Study (NCS); the QMP will delineate a systematic planning process for the implementation of the NCS. The QMP will state the goals and objectives of the NCS, th...

243

Total Quality Management and Cooperative Learning: An Attempt at Synergy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In two undergraduate business courses, students in instructor-assigned multidisciplinary teams analyzed organizational processes. The project emphasized cooperative learning, the interdisciplinary nature of work, and teamwork, with a total quality management foundation. Common rewards and resource dependence fostered positive interdependence. (SK)

Presutti, William D., Jr.; And Others

1995-01-01

244

Effectiveness of a quality management program in dental care practices  

PubMed Central

Background Structured quality management is an important aspect for improving patient dental care outcomes, but reliable evidence to validate effects is lacking. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of a quality management program in primary dental care settings in Germany. Methods This was an exploratory study with a before-after-design. 45 dental care practices that had completed the European Practice Assessment (EPA) accreditation scheme twice (intervention group) were selected for the study. The mean interval between the before and after assessment was 36 months. The comparison group comprised of 56 dental practices that had undergone their first assessment simultaneously with follow-up assessment in the intervention group. Aggregated scores for five EPA domains: ‘infrastructure’, ‘information’, ‘finance’, ‘quality and safety’ and ‘people’ were calculated. Results In the intervention group, small non-significant improvements were found in the EPA domains. At follow-up, the intervention group had higher scores on EPA domains as compared with the comparison group (range of differences was 4.2 to 10.8 across domains). These differences were all significant in regression analyses, which controlled for relevant dental practice characteristics. Conclusions Dental care practices that implemented a quality management program had better organizational quality in contrast to a comparison group. This may reflect both improvements in the intervention group and a selection effect of dental practices volunteering for the first round of EPA practice assessment. PMID:24773764

2014-01-01

245

Quality assurance measurement for emergency management  

SciTech Connect

Under the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, as amended, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is charged with maintenance of a nationwide inventory of 4.3 million radiological instruments procured and granted by the federal government to state and local governments. These instruments are used by trained state Radiological Response Team Members, first responders, and critical workers to support the population from a national security or large-scale peacetime radiological disaster, e.g., Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Satellite Reentry, etc. The inventory is maintained through a network of 100% federally funded state maintenance and calibration facilities, with overall technical guidance and standardization provided by the FEMA Radiological Instrumentation Test Facility. The system used to support maintenance and standardized calibration of the inventory consists of CDV-794 Radiation Calibrator (High Range), CDV-765 Model 2 Gamma Transfer Standard, CDV-790 Model 1 Calibrator (Low Range), and Dosimeter Transfer Standards. Past studies have indicated the {open_quotes}Readiness{close_quotes} and {open_quotes}Reliability{close_quotes} of the inventory to meet mission requirements based upon a standardized system of maintenance and calibration. FEMA has just initiated a new instrument Readiness and Reliability study with the State of Ohio Radiological Instrument Maintenance and Calibration Program to provide data to reassess the capability of the current inventory to support all types of peacetime and national security missions.

Pawlowski, M.S. [SL-OE-SD-IN Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-12-31

246

Handbook for aquaculture water quality  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Efficient aquaculture production depends upon maintaining acceptable water quality conditions in culture units. This handbook discusses background information from chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering necessary for understanding the principles of water quality management in aquaculture. It a...

247

Integrated information and logistics management, quality management and firm performance of pork processing industry in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the interactions amongst integrated information technology (IT), integrated logistics management, quality management practices and firm performance of pork processors in China. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A conceptual framework was developed by examining the relationship between pork processors and their customers. A stratified random sample of 229 pork processors in eastern China provided data for empirical

Jiqin Han; Jacques H. Trienekens

2009-01-01

248

Management of government quality assurance functions for NASA contracts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This handbook sets forth requirements for NASA direction and management of government quality assurance functions performed for NASA contracts and is applicable to all NASA installations. These requirements will standardize management to provide the minimum oversight and effective use of resources. This handbook implements Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 46, NASA FAR Supplement 18-46, Quality Assurance, and NMI 7410.1. Achievement of established quality and reliability goals at all levels is essential to the success of NASA programs. Active participation by NASA and other agency quality assurance personnel in all phases of contract operations, including precontract activity, will assist in the economic and timely achievement of program results. This involves broad participation in design, development, procurement, inspection, testing, and preventive and corrective actions. Consequently, government, as well as industry, must place strong emphasis on the accomplishment of all functions having a significant bearing on quality and reliability from program initiation through end-use of supplies and services produced. For purposes of implementing NASA and other agency agreements, and to provide for uniformity and consistency, the terminology and definitions prescribed herein and in a future handbook shall be utilized for all NASA quality assurance delegations and subsequent redelegations.

1993-01-01

249

An Integrated Information System for Supporting Quality Management Tasks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a competitive environment, well defined processes become the strategic advantage of a company. Hence, targeted Quality Management ensures efficiency, trans- parency and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. In the particular context of a Space Test Centre, a num- ber of specific Quality Management standards have to be applied. According to the revision of ISO 9001 dur- ing 2000, and due to the adaptation of ECSS-Q20-07, process orientation and data analysis are key tasks for ensuring and evaluating the efficiency of a company's processes. In line with these requirements, an integrated management system for accessing the necessary infor- mation to support Quality Management and other proc- esses has been established. Some of its test-related fea- tures are presented here. Easy access to the integrated management system from any work place at IABG's Space Test Centre is ensured by means of an intranet portal. It comprises a full set of quality-related process descriptions, information on test facilities, emergency procedures, and other relevant in- formation. The portal's web interface provides direct access to a couple of external applications. Moreover, easy updating of all information and low cost mainte- nance are features of this integrated information system. The timely and transparent management of non- conformances is covered by a dedicated NCR database which incorporates full documentation capability, elec- tronic signature and e-mail notification of concerned staff. A search interface allows for queries across all documented non-conformances. Furthermore, print ver- sions can be generated at any stage in the process, e.g. for distribution to customers. Feedback on customer satisfaction is sought through a web-based questionnaire. The process is initiated by the responsible test manager through submission of an e- mail that contains a hyperlink to a secure website, ask- ing the customer to complete the brief online form, which is directly fed to a database for subsequent evaluation by the Quality Manager. All such information can be processed and presented in an appropriate manner for internal or external audits, as well as for regular management reviews.

Beyer, N.; Helmreich, W.

2004-08-01

250

A game plan: Gamification design principles in mHealth applications for chronic disease management.  

PubMed

Effective chronic disease management is essential to improve positive health outcomes, and incentive strategies are useful in promoting self-care with longevity. Gamification, applied with mHealth (mobile health) applications, has the potential to better facilitate patient self-management. This review article addresses a knowledge gap around the effective use of gamification design principles, or mechanics, in developing mHealth applications. Badges, leaderboards, points and levels, challenges and quests, social engagement loops, and onboarding are mechanics that comprise gamification. These mechanics are defined and explained from a design and development perspective. Health and fitness applications with gamification mechanics include: bant which uses points, levels, and social engagement, mySugr which uses challenges and quests, RunKeeper which uses leaderboards as well as social engagement loops and onboarding, Fitocracy which uses badges, and Mango Health, which uses points and levels. Specific design considerations are explored, an example of the efficacy of a gamified mHealth implementation in facilitating improved self-management is provided, limitations to this work are discussed, a link between the principles of gaming and gamification in health and wellness technologies is provided, and suggestions for future work are made. We conclude that gamification could be leveraged in developing applications with the potential to better facilitate self-management in persons with chronic conditions. PMID:24986104

Miller, Aaron S; Cafazzo, Joseph A; Seto, Emily

2014-07-01

251

Imbedding HACCP principles in dairy herd health and production management: case report on calf rearing.  

PubMed

Driven by consumer demands, European legislation has suggested the use of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) as the quality risk management programme for the whole dairy chain. Until now, an exception has been made for primary producers, but as regulations evolve, on-farm HACCP-like programmes should be ready to assure food safety as well as animal health and animal welfare. In our field experiment, the HACCP-concept was used to combine both optimal farm management and formalisation of quality assurance in an on-farm situation in the Netherlands. The process of young stock rearing was chosen, since its importance for the future of the farm is often underestimated. Hazards and their associated risk factors can be controlled within the farm-specific standards and tolerances, as targets can be controlled by corrective measures and by implementation of farm-specific worksheets. The veterinarian is pivotal for the facility-based HACCP team, since he/she has knowledge about on-farm risk assessment and relations between clinical pathology, feed and farm management. The HACCP concept in combination with veterinary herd health and production management programmes offers a promising approach to optimise on-farm production processes (i.e., young stock rearing) in addition to a structural approach for quality risk management on dairy farms. PMID:21851722

Boersema, Jsc; Noordhuizen, Jptm; Vieira, A; Lievaart, Jj; Baumgartner, W

2008-01-01

252

Imbedding HACCP principles in dairy herd health and production management: case report on calf rearing  

PubMed Central

Driven by consumer demands, European legislation has suggested the use of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) as the quality risk management programme for the whole dairy chain. Until now, an exception has been made for primary producers, but as regulations evolve, on-farm HACCP-like programmes should be ready to assure food safety as well as animal health and animal welfare. In our field experiment, the HACCP-concept was used to combine both optimal farm management and formalisation of quality assurance in an on-farm situation in the Netherlands. The process of young stock rearing was chosen, since its importance for the future of the farm is often underestimated. Hazards and their associated risk factors can be controlled within the farm-specific standards and tolerances, as targets can be controlled by corrective measures and by implementation of farm-specific worksheets. The veterinarian is pivotal for the facility-based HACCP team, since he/she has knowledge about on-farm risk assessment and relations between clinical pathology, feed and farm management. The HACCP concept in combination with veterinary herd health and production management programmes offers a promising approach to optimise on-farm production processes (i.e., young stock rearing) in addition to a structural approach for quality risk management on dairy farms. PMID:21851722

2008-01-01

253

On the applicability of the principle of the quantity-to-quality transition to chemical evolution that led to life  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We review and re-examine the arguments for the proposal that life emerged by a quantity-to-quality transition of abiotic matter. This idea was originally proposed by the dialectical materialists, who are the proponents of the materialistic approach to Hegel's laws of dialectics. We find that one of the universal features of the quantity-to-quality transitions is the change in the organization of the system, which brings about novelty. We suggest that the principle of the quantity-to-quality transition may be a part of the algorithm of life, which is not Earth-centric.

Kolb, Vera M.

2005-10-01

254

[Recommendations for implementing the quality policy and organisation of a quality management system].  

PubMed

Preliminary issues to implement a quality management system are described. They include the definition of the structure, a hierarchical and functional organization chart and the engagement of the whole personnel to apply the requirements of the standard EN ISO 15189. The policy has to be translated into objectives. PMID:23765012

Daunizeau, A

2013-06-01

255

Radiation safety requirements for radioactive waste management in the framework of a quality management system  

SciTech Connect

The Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) is the institution responsible for the management of radioactive wastes generated from nuclear applications in medicine, industry and research in Cuba. Radioactive Waste Management Service is provided at a national level and it includes the collection and transportation of radioactive wastes to the Centralized Waste Management Facilities, where they are characterized, segregated, treated, conditioned and stored. A Quality Management System, according to the ISO 9001 Standard has been implemented for the RWM Service at CPHR. The Management System includes the radiation safety requirements established for RWM in national regulations and in the Licence's conditions. The role of the Regulatory Body and the Radiation Protection Officer in the Quality Management System, the authorization of practices, training and personal qualification, record keeping, inspections of the Regulatory Body and internal inspection of the Radiation Protection Officer, among other aspects, are described in this paper. The Quality Management System has shown to be an efficient tool to demonstrate that adequate measures are in place to ensure the safety in radioactive waste management activities and their continual improvement. (authors)

Salgado, M.M.; Benitez, J.C.; Pernas, R.; Gonzalez, N. [Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones - CPHR (Cuba)

2007-07-01

256

Application of optimisation techniques in groundwater quantity and quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the state-of-the-art on application of optimisation techniques in groundwater quality and quantity management.\\u000a In order to solve optimisation-based groundwater management models, researchers have used various mathematical programming\\u000a techniques such as linear programming (LP), nonlinear programming (NLP), mixed-integer programming (MIP), optimal control\\u000a theory-based mathematical programming, differential dynamic programming (DDP), stochastic programming (SP), combinatorial\\u000a optimisation (CO), and multiple objective

Amlan Das; Bithin Datta

2001-01-01

257

40 CFR 35.925-2 - Water quality management plans and agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Water quality management plans and agencies. ...LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies....

2013-07-01

258

40 CFR 35.925-2 - Water quality management plans and agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

259

40 CFR 35.925-2 - Water quality management plans and agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

260

40 CFR 35.925-2 - Water quality management plans and agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Water quality management plans and agencies. ...LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies....

2014-07-01

261

40 CFR 35.925-2 - Water quality management plans and agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Water quality management plans and agencies. ...LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies....

2010-07-01

262

Lean production, six sigma quality, TQM and company culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The authors analyze the principles and results of lean production and compare the lean production philosophy with the six sigma quality process and the principles of total quality management (TQM). At the end of the paper, it is discussed how to build the necessary company culture for having success with these principles\\/management philosophies. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Literature search and

Jens J. Dahlgaard; Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park

2006-01-01

263

Water quality management of rooftop rainwater harvesting systems.  

PubMed

The ancient technique of harvesting rainwater falling on rooftops, which had been forgotten after the advent of large-scale centralized water resource systems like dam-based reservoirs, has staged a global comeback in the post-modern era. It is expected that in the near future all dwellings everywhere will be equipped to harvest and use rainwater. Such widespread use of rooftop rainwater harvesting makes it very important that the water quality aspects associated with it are clearly understood and managed. The present paper addresses the related issues. The pathways by which pollutants can enter in a rainwater harvest have been traced and the strategies to manage the water quality, at pre-harvest as well as post-harvest stages, have been discussed. PMID:21117427

Abbasi, Tasneem; Abbasi, S A

2009-10-01

264

Maskshop data preparation and quality control: from supplier management viewpoint  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In semiconductor industry, many wafer fabs acquire masks from qualified suppliers because they do not have in-house maskshops. Under the circumstances, for these fabs, their main objectives of mask supplier management are to carry out gaining stable quality performance with punctual delivery and acceptable prices. At present, interests in mask supplier management are launching into mask data preparation (MDP) field when it's beginning to face raised challenges to output correct results all the time. These incoming tasks are mainly due to increasingly complicated MDP demand from wafer fabs for implementing various approaches on masks and tape-out to support wafer production and tight cycle-time control. In this paper, it shows major factors of MDP quality issues from analyzing past accidents in our suppliers and proposes possible approaches for achieving further improvement.

Deng, Erwin; Lee, Rachel; Lee, Chun Der

2012-06-01

265

Standard Practice for Quality Management Systems for Nondestructive Testing Agencies  

E-print Network

1.1 This practice covers general requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a quality management system for agencies engaged in nondestructive testing (NDT). 1.2 This practice utilizes criteria contained in Practice E 543. 1.3 This practice utilizes criteria contained in American National Standard ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001–2000, Quality management systems—Requirements. 1.4 This practice recognizes the importance of establishing minimum safety criteria. 1.5 The use of SI or inch-pound units, or combinations thereof, will be the responsibility of the technical committee whose standards are referred to in this standard. 1.6 This practice does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this practice to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2009-01-01

266

Surface Water Quality as Affected by Sugarcane Residue Management Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the impacts of three sugarcane residue management techniques, namely postharvest burning of residue (BR),\\u000a shredding of residue (SR), and full postharvest retention of residue (RR), on the water quality of surface runoff from February\\u000a 2006 to September 2007 in Iberia, LA. Total runoff volumes recorded were 58,418, 57,923, and 46,578 L for the BR, SR, and\\u000a RR treatments,

Theophilus K. Udeigwe; Jim J. Wang; Howard P. Viator; Lewis Gaston

2010-01-01

267

Client-based management education: values and quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over recent years there has been a considerable growth in the provision of client-based postgraduate and post-experience management education. Client-based programmes delivered on company premises raise serious concerns connected with the educational quality of student experience and wider issues of academic freedom within higher education. Discusses the values of higher education, the learning environment, teaching style, politicization of knowledge and

Bruce Macfarlane; Laurie Lomas

1995-01-01

268

Management Systems, Patient Quality Improvement, Resource Availability, and Substance Abuse Treatment Quality  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine the relationships among general management systems, patient-focused quality management/continuous process improvement (TQM/CPI) processes, resource availability, and multiple dimensions of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Data Sources/Study Setting Data are from a nationally representative sample of 221 SUD treatment centers through the National Treatment Center Study (NTCS). Study Design The design was a cross-sectional field study using latent variable structural equation models. The key variables are management practices, TQM/continuous quality improvement (CQI) practices, resource availability, and treatment center performance. Data Collection Interviews and questionnaires provided data from treatment center administrative directors and clinical directors in 2007–2008. Principal Findings Patient-focused TQM/CQI practices fully mediated the relationship between internal management practices and performance. The effects of TQM/CQI on performance are significantly larger for treatment centers with higher levels of staff per patient. Conclusions Internal management practices may create a setting that supports implementation of specific patient-focused practices and protocols inherent to TQM/CQI processes. However, the positive effects of internal management practices on treatment center performance occur through use of specific patient-focused TQM/CPI practices and have more impact when greater amounts of supporting resources are present. PMID:22098342

Fields, Dail; Roman, Paul M; Blum, Terry C

2012-01-01

269

Evolving approaches to management of quality in clinical microbiology.  

PubMed Central

Quality management in clinical microbiology began in the 1960s. Both government and professional societies introduced programs for proficiency testing and laboratory inspection and accreditation. Many laboratory scientists and pathologists were independently active and creative in expanding efforts to monitor and improve practices. The initial emphasis was placed on intralaboratory process. Later, attention was shifted to physician ordering, specimen collection, reporting, and use of information. Quality management in the laboratory depends in large part on the monitoring of indicators that provide some evidence of how laboratory resources are being used and how the information benefits patient care. Continuous quality improvement should be introduced. This consists of a more thorough assessment of doing the right things versus the wrong things in terms of customer demand and satisfaction and studying the cumulative effect of error when responsibility is passed from one person to another. Prevention of error is accomplished more through effective training and continuing education than through surveillance. Also, this system will force more conscious attention to meeting the expectations of the many customers that must be satisfied by laboratory services, including patients, physicians, third-party payers, and managed-care organizations. PMID:8118791

Bartlett, R C; Mazens-Sullivan, M; Tetreault, J Z; Lobel, S; Nivard, J

1994-01-01

270

Total quality management - It works for aerospace information services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Today we are in the midst of information and 'total quality' revolutions. At the NASA STI Program's Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), we are focused on using continuous improvements techniques to enrich today's services and products and to ensure that tomorrow's technology supports the TQM-based improvement of future STI program products and services. The Continuous Improvements Program at CASI is the foundation for Total Quality Management in products and services. The focus is customer-driven; its goal, to identify processes and procedures that can be improved and new technologies that can be integrated with the processes to gain efficiencies, provide effectiveness, and promote customer satisfaction. This Program seeks to establish quality through an iterative defect prevention approach that is based on the incorporation of standards and measurements into the processing cycle.

Erwin, James; Eberline, Carl; Colquitt, Wanda

1993-01-01

271

Students as Employees: Applying Performance Management Principles in the Management Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The student-as-employee metaphor emphasizes student accountability and participation in learning and provides instructors with work-oriented methods for creating a productive class environment. The authors propose that the tenets of performance management in work organizations can be applied to the classroom. In particular, they focus on three…

Gillespie, Treena L.; Parry, Richard O.

2009-01-01

272

Implementing Quality Management in the University: The Role of Leadership in Finnish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates how university leaders in Finland implement quality management in their respective institutions. The study uses a modified model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model as a theoretical base in eliciting information on quality management strategies from the senior academic leaders in these…

Anyamele, Stephen Chukwu

2005-01-01

273

Using IBM Rational Insight to get metrics and reports for Rational Quality Manager: Part 1.  

E-print Network

Using IBM Rational Insight to get metrics and reports for Rational Quality Manager: Part 1. Configure connections from Rational Insight to Rational Quality Manager Skill Level: Intermediate Jun Tao and reports for IBM® Rational® Quality Manager from IBM® Rational® Insight. This, the first article, explains

274

Analysis of ETMS Data Quality for Traffic Flow Management Decisions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The data needed for air traffic flow management decision support tools is provided by the Enhanced Traffic Management System (ETMS). This includes both the tools that are in current use and the ones being developed for future deployment. Since the quality of decision support provided by all these tools will be influenced by the quality of the input ETMS data, an assessment of ETMS data quality is needed. Motivated by this desire, ETMS data quality is examined in this paper in terms of the unavailability of flight plans, deviation from the filed flight plans, departure delays, altitude errors and track data drops. Although many of these data quality issues are not new, little is known about their extent. A goal of this paper is to document the magnitude of data quality issues supported by numerical analysis of ETMS data. Guided by this goal, ETMS data for a 24-hour period were processed to determine the number of aircraft with missing flight plan messages at any given instant of time. Results are presented for aircraft above 18,000 feet altitude and also at all altitudes. Since deviation from filed flight plan is also a major cause of trajectory-modeling errors, statistics of deviations are presented. Errors in proposed departure times and ETMS-generated vertical profiles are also shown. A method for conditioning the vertical profiles for improving demand prediction accuracy is described. Graphs of actual sector counts obtained using these vertical profiles are compared with those obtained using the Host data for sectors in the Fort Worth Center to demonstrate the benefit of preprocessing. Finally, results are presented to quantify the extent of data drops. A method for propagating track positions during ETMS data drops is also described.

Chatterji, Gano B.; Sridhar, Banavar; Kim, Douglas

2003-01-01

275

Nonpoint source pollution management models for regional groundwater quality control  

SciTech Connect

Several steady-state groundwater quality management models useful for investigating regional groundwater wasteload allocation from nonpoint sources are presented. These management models are constructed as linear programming optimization models. Equations from a finite difference, steady-state, two-dimensional horizontal, unconfined, advective contaminant transport model are used as part of each optimization problem constraint set. The management models were applied over the Sole Source aquifer of Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Barnstable County is incurring widespread nitrate contamination from distributed septic systems which serve 88 percent of the population. The modeling approach requires general data normally available through state geological surveys, regional planning commissions, and the census bureau. The optimal regional nonpoint source groundwater wasteload allocations are generated from this data as are resultant contaminant distributions, boundaries of critical recharge areas, and the associated water quality tradeoffs for changes in existing and proposed land use (or source) management schemes. The optimal wasteload allocations were translated into estimates of distributed source densities and land use development patterns.

Hatfield, K.

1988-01-01

276

Practical approaches for healthcare: Indoor air quality management  

SciTech Connect

The management of indoor air quality (IAQ) is of interest to building occupants, managers, owners, and regulators alike. Whether by poor design, improper attention, inadequate maintenance or the intent to save energy, many buildings today have significantly degraded IAQ levels. Considering the increase of facilities and occupants in the non-industrial sector of the nation`s workforce, the consequences of inadequate IAQ, as related to productivity, human wellness and healthcare costs in the commercial (healthcare) environment, have become increasingly urgent issues to design professionals, building owners and managers, safety and health professionals, interior product manufacturers, and HVAC control vendors. The first step of proper IAQ management is to fully understand the issue of IAQ and to a certain elemental degree, the extent of the problem(s), causes and possible solution applications. The second step is to conduct a performance review of the HVAC systems based on equipment design specifications and guidelines for acceptable IAQ. And the third step is to identify potential chemical, physical and biological sources that are known to contribute to adverse air quality.

Turk, A.R.; Poulakos, E.M.

1996-12-31

277

The Eighth Annual NASA/Contractors Conference and 1991 National Symposium on Quality and Productivity: Extending the boundaries of total quality management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Eighth Annual NASA/Contractors Conference and 1991 National Symposium on Quality and Productivity provided a forum to exchange knowledge and experiences in these areas of continuous improvement. The more than 1,100 attendees from government, industry, academia, community groups, and the international arena had a chance to learn about methods, tools, and strategies for excellence and to discuss continuous improvement strategies, successes, and failures. This event, linked via satellite to concurrent conferences hosted by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and Martin Marietta Astronautics Group in Denver, Colorado, also explored extending the boundaries of Total Quality Management to include partnerships for quality within communities and encouraged examination, evaluation, and change to incorporate the principles of continuous improvement.

Templeton, Geoffrey B. (editor); Stewart, Lynne M. (editor); Still, William T. (editor)

1992-01-01

278

Reverse quality management: developing evidence-based best practices in health emergency management.  

PubMed

The British Columbia Ministry of Health's Framework for Core Functions in Public Health was the catalyst that inspired this review of best practices in health emergency management. The fieldwork was conducted in the fall of 2005 between hurricane Katrina and the South Asia earthquake. These tragedies, shown on 24/7 television news channels, provided an eyewitness account of disaster management, or lack of it, in our global village world. It is not enough to just have best practices in place. There has to be a governance structure that can be held accountable. This review of best practices lists actions in support of an emergency preparedness culture at the management, executive, and corporate/governance levels of the organization. The methodology adopted a future quality management approach of the emergency management process to identify the corresponding performance indictors that correlated with practices or sets of practices. Identifying best practice performance indictors needed to conduct a future quality management audit is described as reverse quality management. Best practices cannot be assessed as stand-alone criteria; they are influenced by organizational culture. The defining of best practices was influenced by doubt about defining a practice it is hoped will never be performed, medical staff involvement, leadership, and an appreciation of the resources required and how they need to be managed. Best practice benchmarks are seen as being related more to "measures" of performance defined locally and agreed on by 2 or more parties rather than to achieving industrial standards. Relating practices to performance indicators and then to benchmarks resulted in the development of a Health Emergency Management Best Practices Matrix that lists specific practice in the different phases of emergency management. PMID:16622359

Lynch, Tim; Cox, Paul

2006-01-01

279

Water quality management and sustainability: the experience of Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP)??Tanzania  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Human health and development are threatened in many parts of the world either from lack of water or poor water quality. Human development has partially contributed to water quality deterioration. In Tanzania, for instance, rapid population growth that caused expansion of agricultural activities, livestock keeping, deforestation, biomass burning and human settlement have exerted pressures within the Lake Victoria Basin. These developments have led to land degradation and increased levels of pollution mainly from non-point sources. The Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda initiated the program of Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project, (LVEMP), in 1994 to rehabilitate the Lake Ecosystem through restoration and conservation of biodiversity in the lake as well as within the catchment. This paper presents the five years (1997-2002) experience of LVEMP in Tanzania on the issues of water quality; focusing on water pollution, water quality monitoring and LVEMP strategies to accomplish water quality management in the Lake Zone (Kagera, Mara and Mwanza regions). The findings show that non-point source pollution from agricultural practices; as well as unplanned urban settlements contribute more to siltation and eutrophication of the of Lake Victoria than that from point source pollution. Recommendations for water quality management and sustainability are presented.

Machiwa, Praxeda K.

280

Total quality management: It works for aerospace information services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Today we are in the midst of information and 'total quality' revolutions. At the NASA STI Program's Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), we are focused on using continuous improvements techniques to enrich today's services and products and to ensure that tomorrow's technology supports the TQM-based improvement of future STI program products and services. The Continuous Improvements Program at CASI is the foundation for Total Quality Management in products and services. The focus is customer-driven; its goal, to identify processes and procedures that can be improved and new technologies that can be integrated with the processes to gain efficiencies, provide effectiveness, and promote customer satisfaction. This Program seeks to establish quality through an iterative defect prevention approach that is based on the incorporation of standards and measurements into the processing cycle. Four projects are described that utilize cross-functional, problem-solving teams for identifying requirements and defining tasks and task standards, management participation, attention to critical processes, and measurable long-term goals. The implementation of these projects provides the customer with measurably improved access to information that is provided through several channels: the NASA STI Database, document requests for microfiche and hardcopy, and the Centralized Help Desk.

Erwin, James; Eberline, Carl; Colquitt, Wanda

1993-01-01

281

Quality Assurance and Risk Management: A Survey of Dental Schools and Recommendations for Integrated Program Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed U.S. and Canadian dental schools about integration of quality assurance (QA) and risk management (RM) and what mechanisms have been most effective in measuring accomplishments. Main findings included that a majority of schools had a written QA program and committee and many reported significant changes resulting from the program; over…

Fredekind, Richard E.; Cuny, Eve J.; Nadershahi, Nader A.

2002-01-01

282

Recommendations for mass spectrometry data quality metrics for open access data(corollary to the Amsterdam principles)  

SciTech Connect

Policies supporting the rapid and open sharing of proteomic data are being implemented by the leading journals in the field. The proteomics community is taking steps to ensure that data are made publicly accessible and are of high quality, a challenging task that requires the development and deployment of methods for measuring and documenting data quality metrics. On September 18, 2010, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) convened the 'International Workshop on Proteomic Data Quality Metrics' in Sydney, Australia, to identify and address issues facing the development and use of such methods for open access proteomics data. The stakeholders at the workshop enumerated the key principles underlying a framework for data quality assessment in mass spectrometry data that will meet the needs of the search community, journals, funding agencies, and data repositories. Attendees discussed and agreed upon two primary needs for the wide use of quality metrics: (i)an evolving list of comprehensive quality metrics and (ii)standards accompanied by software analytics. Attendees stressed the importance of increased education and training programs to promote reliable protocols in proteomics. This workshop report explores the historic precedents, key discussions, and necessary next steps to enhance the quality of open access data. By agreement, this article is published simultaneously in Proteomics, Proteomics Clinical Applications, Journal of Proteome Research, and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, as a public service to the research community.The peer review process was a coordinated effort conducted by a panel of referees selected by the journals.

Kingsinger, Christopher R.; Apffel, James; Baker, Mark S.; Bian, Xiaopeng; Borchers, Christoph H.; Bradshaw, Ralph A.; Brusniak, Mi-Youn; Chan, Daniel W.; Deutsch, Eric W.; Domon, Bruno; Gorman, Jeff; Grimm, Rudolf; Hancock, William S.; Hermjakob, Henning; Horn, David; Hunter, Christie; Kolar, Patrik; Kraus, Hans-Joachim; Langen, Hanno; Linding, Rune; Moritz, Robert L.; Omenn, Gilbert S.; Orlando, Ron; Pandey, Akhilesh; Ping, Peipei; Rahbar, Amir; Rivers, Robert; Seymour, Sean L.; Simpson, Richard J.; Slotta, Douglas; Smith, Richard D.; Stein, Stephen E.; Tabb, David L.; Tagle, Danilo; Yates, John R.; Rodriguez, Henry

2011-12-01

283

Quality Metadata Management for Geospatial Scientific Workflows: from Retrieving to Assessing with Online Tools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Experts and decision-makers use or develop models to monitor global and local changes of the environment. Their activities require the combination of data and processing services in a flow of operations and spatial data computations: a geospatial scientific workflow. The seamless ability to generate, re-use and modify a geospatial scientific workflow is an important requirement but the quality of outcomes is equally much important [1]. Metadata information attached to the data and processes, and particularly their quality, is essential to assess the reliability of the scientific model that represents a workflow [2]. Managing tools, dealing with qualitative and quantitative metadata measures of the quality associated with a workflow, are, therefore, required for the modellers. To ensure interoperability, ISO and OGC standards [3] are to be adopted, allowing for example one to define metadata profiles and to retrieve them via web service interfaces. However these standards need a few extensions when looking at workflows, particularly in the context of geoprocesses metadata. We propose to fill this gap (i) at first through the provision of a metadata profile for the quality of processes, and (ii) through providing a framework, based on XPDL [4], to manage the quality information. Web Processing Services are used to implement a range of metadata analyses on the workflow in order to evaluate and present quality information at different levels of the workflow. This generates the metadata quality, stored in the XPDL file. The focus is (a) on the visual representations of the quality, summarizing the retrieved quality information either from the standardized metadata profiles of the components or from non-standard quality information e.g., Web 2.0 information, and (b) on the estimated qualities of the outputs derived from meta-propagation of uncertainties (a principle that we have introduced [5]). An a priori validation of the future decision-making supported by the outputs of the workflow once run, is then provided using the meta-propagated qualities, obtained without running the workflow [6], together with the visualization pointing out the need to improve the workflow with better data or better processes on the workflow graph itself. [1] Leibovici, DG, Hobona, G Stock, K Jackson, M (2009) Qualifying geospatial workfow models for adaptive controlled validity and accuracy. In: IEEE 17th GeoInformatics, 1-5 [2] Leibovici, DG, Pourabdollah, A (2010a) Workflow Uncertainty using a Metamodel Framework and Metadata for Data and Processes. OGC TC/PC Meetings, September 2010, Toulouse, France [3] OGC (2011) www.opengeospatial.org [4] XPDL (2008) Workflow Process Definition Interface - XML Process Definition Language.Workflow Management Coalition, Document WfMC-TC-1025, 2008 [5] Leibovici, DG Pourabdollah, A Jackson, M (2011) Meta-propagation of Uncertainties for Scientific Workflow Management in Interoperable Spatial Data Infrastructures. In: Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union (EGU2011), April 2011, Austria [6] Pourabdollah, A Leibovici, DG Jackson, M (2011) MetaPunT: an Open Source tool for Meta-Propagation of uncerTainties in Geospatial Processing. In: Proceedings of OSGIS2011, June 2011, Nottingham, UK

Leibovici, D. G.; Pourabdollah, A.; Jackson, M.

2011-12-01

284

Medical management of radiation accidents: capabilities and deployment principles of the Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology.  

PubMed

Radiation accidents are fortunately infrequent occurrences, but since their consequences can be very serious as in the Chernobyl and the Fukushima nuclear accidents, medical management of radiation accidents is of great importance. Besides several other tasks, medical management of radiation accidents is one of the key tasks of the Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology. Within a Task Force Unit for medical chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) Defense, the institute provides designated personnel who will perform clinical investigations on the scene and will liaise with the institute, where different methods for biological dosimetry and dose reconstruction will be performed. The most important aspects of efficient medical management of radiation accidents are diagnosis of radiation-induced health damage, determination of the cause, dealing with contamination/incorporation, pathophysiological and therapeutic principles, preparatory planning, national and international cooperation and training. Military and non-military institutions have to work closely together when it comes to radiation accidents and since national resources are limited and could be exhausted, international networks can help to ensure medical treatment for radiation accident victims. PMID:22987120

Dörr, Harald; Meineke, Viktor

2012-10-01

285

From Empiricism to Total Quality Management in Greek Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nowadays the education system in Greece moves towards democratization and decentralization. School unit is the cell and the base of the education system. Principal's role is highly demanding, multi-dimensional, and a critical determinant of school performance and effectiveness. The paper proposes an effective organizational plan of school units in Primary Education based on basic administration processes and Total Quality Management. Using theory of emotional intelligence and Blake-Mouton's grid it emphasizes the impact of Principal's leadership on democratizing the school unit, on creating a safe and secure environment and positive school climate and motivating teachers committee to participate in the decision making process.

Karavasilis, Ioannis; Samoladas, Ioannis; Nedos, Apostolos

286

Quality management system in the CIEMAT Radiation Dosimetry Service.  

PubMed

This paper describes the activities realised by the CIEMAT Radiation Dosimetry Service (SDR) for the implementation of a quality management system (QMS) in order to achieve compliance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and to apply for the accreditation for testing measurements of radiation dose. SDR has decided the accreditation of the service as a whole and not for each of its component laboratories. This makes it necessary to design a QMS common to all, thus ensuring alignment and compliance with standard requirements, and simplifying routine works as possible. PMID:21131328

Martín, R; Navarro, T; Romero, A M; López, M A

2011-03-01

287

Principles and Applications of Hyperspectral Imaging in Quality Evaluation of Agro-Food Products: A Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The requirements of reliability, expeditiousness, accuracy, consistency, and simplicity for quality assessment of food products encouraged the development of non-destructive technologies to meet the demands of consumers to obtain superior food qualities. Hyperspectral imaging is one of the most promising techniques currently investigated for quality evaluation purposes in numerous sorts of applications. The main advantage of the hyperspectral imaging system

Gamal Elmasry; Mohammed Kamruzzaman; Da-Wen Sun; Paul Allen

2012-01-01

288

Quality Dashboards: technical and architectural considerations of an actionable reporting tool for population management.  

PubMed

Quality Dashboards (QD) is a condition-specific, actionable web-based application for quality reporting and population management that is integrated into the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Using server-based graphic web controls in a .Net environment to construct Quality Dashboards allows customization of the reporting tool without the need to rely on commercial business intelligence tool. Quality Dashboards will improve patient care and quality outcomes as clinicians utilize the reporting tool for population management. PMID:17238671

Olsha-Yehiav, Maya; Einbinder, Jonathan S; Jung, Eunice; Linder, Jeffrey A; Greim, Julie; Li, Qi; Schnipper, Jeffrey L; Middleton, Blackford

2006-01-01

289

Main principles of radiation protection and their applications in waste management  

SciTech Connect

The average exposure for an individual from such background in the United States is about 300 mrem per year with approximately 200 mrem of this coming from radon exposure alone. In addition to the natural sources of background radiation, a very small amount of the background radiation occurs due to the nuclear weapons test fallout. Manmade sources of radiation also include certain consumer products, industrial and research use of radioisotopes, medical X-rays, and radiopharmaceuticals. When all sources, natural and man-made, are taken into account, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has estimated that the average annual dose to individuals in the US population is 360 mrem (NCRP Report No. 93). In this report the fundamental principles of radiation protection are reviewed, as well as the relevant laws and regulations in the United States and discuss application of radiation protection in radioactive waste management.

Devgun, J.S.

1993-09-01

290

Total Quality Leadership  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

More than 750 NASA, government, contractor, and academic representatives attended the Seventh Annual NASA/Contractors Conference on Quality and Productivity. The panel presentations and Keynote speeches revolving around the theme of total quality leadership provided a solid base of understanding of the importance, benefits, and principles of total quality management (TQM). The presentations from the conference are summarized.

1991-01-01

291

The Quality Education Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attempts to implement W. Edwards Deming's Total Quality Management (TQM) principles in education and transform school systems into world-class, quality learning environments have proved somewhat disappointing. This book asserts that educators need a way to translate the ideas about corporate quality for adaptation and use in schools. The "missing…

Downey, Carolyn J.; And Others

292

Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) Waste Management Project  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) for Waste Management Federal Services of Hanford, Inc. (WMH), that implements the requirements of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC), HNF-MP-599, Project Hanford Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD) document, and the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement with Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement), Sections 6.5 and 7.8. WHM is responsible for the treatment, storage, and disposal of liquid and solid wastes generated at the Hanford Site as well as those wastes received from other US Department of Energy (DOE) and non-DOE sites. WMH operations include the Low-Level Burial Grounds, Central Waste Complex (a mixed-waste storage complex), a nonradioactive dangerous waste storage facility, the Transuranic Storage Facility, T Plant, Waste Receiving and Processing Facility, 200 Area Liquid Effluent Facility, 200 Area Treated Effluent Disposal Facility, the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility, the 242-A Evaporator, 300 Area Treatment Effluent Disposal Facility, the 340 Facility (a radioactive liquid waste handling facility), 222-S Laboratory, the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility, and the Hanford TRU Waste Program.

VOLKMAN, D.D.

1999-10-27

293

A project management quality cost information system for the construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

A prototype Project Management Quality Cost System (PROMQACS) was developed to determine quality costs in construction projects. The structure and information requirements that are needed to provide a classification system of quality costs were identified and discussed. The developed system was tested and implemented in two case study construction projects to determine the information and management issues needed to develop

Peter E. D. Love; Zahir Irani

2003-01-01

294

Leadership and Quality Management: An Analysis of Three Key Features of the Greek Education System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate whether educational leadership in Greece implements the values of total quality management and contributes to the improvement of the educational process, and to offer proposals for a framework of total quality management that would contribute to an improvement in the overall quality of the education process.…

Saiti, Anna

2012-01-01

295

SEMI-AUTOMATIC VERIFICATION OF GEODATA FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND UPDATING OF GIS  

E-print Network

SEMI-AUTOMATIC VERIFICATION OF GEODATA FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND UPDATING OF GIS P. Helmholz a WORDS: Automation, Change Detection, GIS, Quality, Updating ABSTRACT: The usefulness and acceptance of quality management, and furthermore, of the update of geodata systems (GIS). The presented system compares

296

Food Supply Chain Quality Management Model and Simulation Based on Game  

Microsoft Academic Search

Game between different enterprises in the food chain plays important roles in the food quality. This paper applies the games theory to develop a food supply chain quality management model and describes the implementation algorithm of model. The simulation result shows that the model can simply solve the problem of the optimum quality management in the condition of changing external

Qin Li; Wang Qing Song

2009-01-01

297

A food quality management research methodology integrating technological and managerial theories  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article it is argued how the complexity of food quality management combined with the high requirements on food quality requires a specific research methodology. It is concluded that food quality management research has to deal with two quite different paradigms, the one from technological and the other from managerial disciplines. Moreover, it must combine two types of research,

Pieternel A. Luning; Willem J. Marcelis

2009-01-01

298

Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary San Francisco Estuary Institute and the  

E-print Network

Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary San Francisco Estuary Institute and the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary #12;www.sfei.org #12;Contribution 517 Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary San Francisco Estuary

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Stormwater quality modeling for upscaling MSMA stormwater management ecohydrology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Langat River is 180 km length has a total catchment area of 2,350 km2. The Langat River is classified as Class II in the upstream, and as the water flows downstream the quality degrades to Class III and IV. This degradation is caused by the rapid and uncontrolled urbanization in the contributing catchment of the river. The characteristics of the river and its contributing catchment are modeled using Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC) in order to rehabilitate the river and enhance its Water Quality Index (WQI) to Class II. The historical rainfall data was obtained from DID for the period from 1974 to 2012. This paper presents the effects of various BMP Components on rehabilitating the water quality of the river. In addition, the minimum amount of river flow required for protection of the habitats and the river's ecology has been assessed during the dry seasons. The outcomes of this study suggest the most appropriate Best Management Practices that can be used as solutions for the river's rehabilitation. Simulations and modeling result found out that a configuration of wetlands, bio-retention systems and ponds are capable to reduce pollutants loadings such as TSS, TP and TN by 85.1%, 69.1% and 37.5% respectively

Sidek, L. M.; Zainal Abidin, M. R.; Esfahani, F. Z.; Basri, H.

2013-06-01

300

Managing water quality of River Yamuna in NCR Delhi  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

River Yamuna is a typical example of degraded lotic ecosystem which has been turns into a sewage drain in Delhi National capital region due to anthropogenic pressure and aggravating pollution load. Delhi is alone responsible for 79% of the entire pollution load in the said river. The drain discharges exerting a massive BOD load of hundreds of tons per day into the river. The pollutants could not get diluted as the river has very little or no flow in non-monsoon months due to lack of indigenous water. Water quality index reveal that before entering Delhi, river water has the medium water quality, gets severely polluted in Delhi, shows very bad water quality which continues till Agra Canal. Improper location of STPs and mismatch between the available treatment capacities of STPs with the actual sewage generation results muddle up of “approx” 60% untreated wastewater into the River Yamuna. Implementation of sustainable management plan with already available facilities, proper sewerage planning and maintaining the minimum ecological flow will control the pollution in River Yamuna.

Upadhyay, Rahul; Dasgupta, Niladri; Hasan, Aziz; Upadhyay, S. K.

301

Improving The Quality of Education through School-Based Management: Learning from International Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based management is being increasingly advocated as a shortcut to more efficient management and quality improvement in education. Research, however, has been unable to prove conclusively such a linkage. Especially in developing countries, concerns remain about the possible detrimental impact of school-based management on school quality;…

De Grauwe, Anton

2005-01-01

302

Using Total Quality To Better Manage an Institutional Research Office. AIR 1991 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to the call for higher education to adopt a new paradigm in managing its administrative processes, an Institutional Research Office at Delaware County Community College (DCCC) in Pennsylvania made a two-year effort to use a Total Quality approach in its management. Total Quality Management is a Japanese movement based on the teachings…

Heverly, Mary Ann

303

Striving to be green: the adoption of total quality environmental management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many firms are undertaking environment-friendly organizational change by applying the philosophy of total quality management with its emphasis on reducing waste and increasing efficiency. Their objective is to improve their management of pollution and increase customer satisfaction. This article investigates the factors that lead to total quality environmental management (TQEM) by large firms. We find that internal considerations stemming from

Donna Ramirez Harrington; Madhu Khanna; George Deltas

2008-01-01

304

Total Quality Management: Application in Vocational Education. ERIC Digest No. 125.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total Quality Management (TQM) establishes business and industry standards and techniques that ensure the quality of products leaving and reaching firms through continuous actions rather than one final inspection. Deming, Juran, and Crosby, who initiated the process, share a common theme of participatory management. Management participation and…

Lankard, Bettina A.

305

Total systems intervention: an integrated approach to time, cost and quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically there has been an attempt within the construction industry to manage projects by attempting to find the most efficient way of managing time and cost with little recognition of the importance of the aspect of quality. This paper proposes that traditional scientific methods have been utilized in order to determine the optimum method of managing time, cost and quality.

P. D. Rwelamila; K. A. Hall

1995-01-01

306

Measurement of the quality factor of a new low-frequency differential accelerometer for testing the equivalence principle.  

PubMed

A cryogenic differential accelerometer has been developed to test the weak equivalence principle to a few parts in 10(15) within the framework of the general relativity accuracy test in an Einstein elevator experiment. The prototype sensor was designed to identify, address, and solve the major issues associated with various aspects of the experiment. This paper illustrates the measurements conducted on this prototype sensor to attain a high quality factor (Q ? 10(5)) at low frequencies (<20 Hz). Such a value is necessary for reducing the Brownian noise to match the target acceleration noise of 10(-14) g/?Hz, hence providing the desired experimental accuracy. PMID:24517790

Iafolla, V; Lefevre, C; Fiorenza, E; Santoli, F; Nozzoli, S; Magnafico, C; Lucente, M; Lucchesi, D; Peron, R; Shapiro, I I; Glashow, S; Lorenzini, E C

2014-01-01

307

Essential Principles of High-Quality Online Teaching: Guidelines for Evaluating K-12 Online Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses what makes a high-quality online teacher, examining: what it takes to be a high-quality teacher (knowing one's subject and how to teach it); what is unique about online teaching (online teachers rarely see their students, need strategies to ensure that each online student participates actively, and provide courses online so…

Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

308

Teaching and Learning in Australian Transnational Higher Education: Distilling Principles of Quality from Stakeholder Accounts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of the progress of efforts to formulate quality frameworks for Australian higher education delivered overseas, notably in the Asian region. With the quest for quality frameworks for Australian transnational higher education established as the context, the article then traces our work to draw out and establish…

Pyvis, David; Chapman, Anne

2008-01-01

309

Science-policy interplay: Air quality management in the Pearl River Delta region and Hong Kong  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The information provided by the scientific studies and control measures implemented in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China reveals that tremendous progress has been made in the understanding of regional air pollution issues and the deployment of mitigation measures for alleviating these problems. Given the unparalleled rapid economic growth in the PRD over the past two decades, such progress was only made possible by strong, science-based support and the partnerships between government and research institutions in the region and overseas. Researchers from these partnership programs and related studies have deployed cutting-edge expertise and experience in various crucial mainland China and mainland China/Hong Kong-level projects. China recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and cleaning up the air in the pursuit of sustainable growth and economic development. To avoid falling into a cycle of event-driven clean-up efforts, China has recently taken a major step and updated the national ambient air quality standards. Clearly, China is implementing an increasing number of evidence-based policies to address air pollution problems. Thus, to bring a fresh impetus at a national level, the PRD must maintain and augment the Hong Kong-mainland collaborative momentum, inducing a "whole-China" effort to clean up air pollution. To strengthen the science-based support system and ensure continuous and concerted effort in implementing the regional multi-pollutant control strategy, there must be an overarching and integral Hong Kong-Guangdong science consortium framework supporting the formulation of regional policy and control measures built on common goals under the "one country, two systems" principle. The "PRD Approach" of the air quality management regime reflected regional cooperative efforts in synchronous air pollutant control, catalyzed the crucial role of information disclosure and subtly transformed the air quality management approach to overcome the nation's new air pollution challenges.

Zhong, Liuju; Louie, Peter K. K.; Zheng, Junyu; Yuan, Zibing; Yue, Dingli; Ho, Josephine W. K.; Lau, Alexis K. H.

2013-09-01

310

Application of Theories, Principles and Methods of Adult Learning for Managers to Improve Workplace Reactions to Learning, Knowledge and Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this dissertation was to explore the concept that knowledge and application of theories, principles and methods of adult learning to teaching may be a core management competency needed for companies to improve employee reaction to learning, knowledge transfer and behavior as well as engagement, retention and profitability.…

Steier, E. Joseph, III

2010-01-01

311

Modeling of Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management, Nile Valley, Egypt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Groundwater levels have been rising in the Luxor area of Egypt due to increased agricultural irrigation following the construction of the Aswan High Dam (AHD) in 1970. This has led to soil and groundwater salinity problems caused by increasing evapotranspiration from shallower water table, as well as the degradation of historical monuments whose foundations are weakening by capillary rise of water into the columns and stonework. While similar salinity problems exist elsewhere in the world (e.g., San Joaquin Valley of California), we hypothesize that as long as groundwater discharge to the Nile River continues and serves as a sink for the salt, the regional salt balance will be manageable and will not lead to irreversible salinization of soils. Further, we hypothesize that if a groundwater system such as this one becomes overdrafted, thereby cutting off groundwater discharge to the River, the system salt balance will be less manageable and possibly non-sustainable. With groundwater flow modeling we are investigating approaches for managing the irrigation and groundwater levels so as to eliminate water stresses on Egyptian monuments and antiquities. Consequences of possible actions for managing the water table through groundwater pumping and alternative irrigation practices will be presented. Moreover, through the use of high resolution modeling of system heterogeneity, we will simulate the long term salt balance of the system under various scenarios, including the overdraft case. The salt source will be a function of groundwater discharge to the surface via bare-soil evaporation and crop transpiration. The built-in heterogeneity will account for dispersion, fast transport in connected media and slow mass transfer between aquifer and aquitard materials. Key Words: Groundwater, modeling, water quality, sustainability, salinity, irrigated agriculture, Nile aquifer.

Owlia, R.; Fogg, G. E.

2012-12-01

312

Systems approach to managing educational quality in the engineering classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today's competitive environment in post-secondary education requires universities to demonstrate the quality of their programs in order to attract financing, and student and academic talent. Despite significant efforts devoted to improving the quality of higher education, systematic, continuous performance measurement and management still have not reached the level where educational outputs and outcomes are actually produced---the classroom. An engineering classroom is a complex environment in which educational inputs are transformed by educational processes into educational outputs and outcomes. By treating a classroom as a system, one can apply tools such as Structural Equation Modeling, Statistical Process Control, and System Dynamics in order to discover cause-and-effect relationships among the classroom variables, control the classroom processes, and evaluate the effect of changes to the course organization, content, and delivery, on educational processes and outcomes. Quality improvement is best achieved through the continuous, systematic application of efforts and resources. Improving classroom processes and outcomes is an iterative process that starts with identifying opportunities for improvement, designing the action plan, implementing the changes, and evaluating their effects. Once the desired objectives are achieved, the quality improvement cycle may start again. The goal of this research was to improve the educational processes and outcomes in an undergraduate engineering management course taught at the University of Alberta. The author was involved with the course, first, as a teaching assistant, and, then, as a primary instructor. The data collected from the course over four years were used to create, first, a static and, then, a dynamic model of a classroom system. By using model output and qualitative feedback from students, changes to the course organization and content were introduced. These changes led to a lower perceived course workload and increased the students' satisfaction with the instructor, but the students' overall satisfaction with the course did not change significantly, and their attitude toward the course subject actually became more negative. This research brought performance measurement to the level of a classroom, created a dynamic model of the classroom system based on the cause-and-effect relationships discovered by using statistical analysis, and used a systematic, continuous improvement approach to modify the course in order to improve selected educational processes and outcomes.

Grygoryev, Kostyantyn

313

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION PROGRAM: QUALITY AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE PILOT PERIOD (1995-2000)  

EPA Science Inventory

Based upon the structure and specifications in ANSI/ASQC E4-1994, Specifications and Guidelines for Quality Systems for Environmental Data Collection and Environmental Technology Programs, the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program Quality and Management Plan (QMP) f...

314

(AWMA) IMPROVING EMISSION INVENTORIES FOR EFFECTIVE AIR-QUALITY MANAGEMENT ACROSS NORTH AMERICA - A NARSTO ASSESSMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

The NARSTO Ozone and Particulate Matter Assessments emphasized that emission inventories are critical to the success of air quality management programs and that emissions inventories in Canada, Mexico, and the United States need improvement to meet expectations for quality, timel...

315

A Precision Agriculture Approach to Managing Cotton Fiber Quality as a Function of Variable Soil Properties  

E-print Network

better understanding of how soil water holding capacity affects cotton lint yield and quality can result in improved management practices that can maximize fiber quality while minimizing inputs. The objectives of this study were to 1) create... management zones using a soil ECa map, 2) test the usefulness of this map using measurements of lint quality and lint quantity in both irrigated and dryland fields, and 3) determine a relationship between soil water holding capacity fiber quality...

Stanislav, Scott

2011-08-04

316

Highlights of total quality management in the Department of Defense: Lessons learned, quality measurements, and innovative practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This thesis aids in understanding the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) through both quantitative and qualitative analyses. Interviews were conducted with top executives from ten organizations within the Department of Defense (DOD). Survey questionnaires on perceptions of quality practices were administered to a sample of 102 representing members of the executive steering committees at the same organizations. Research identifies lessons learned by top executives during TQM implementation, discusses measures of organization-wide quality management, specifies evaluation mechanisms to discern strategic issues vital to a quality focus, and describes the TQM implementation plan. Research also identifies innovative practices such as self-managing work teams, learning centers and productivity gain sharing, which may benefit the top executive during his/her own TQM implementation. Conclusions and recommendations concern maturity of TQM implementations in the DOD, performance appraisal systems and quality assessment tools.

Applegate, Carolyn L.

1991-09-01

317

Is having quality as an item on the executive board agenda associated with the implementation of quality management systems in European hospitals: a quantitative analysis  

PubMed Central

Objective To assess whether there is a relationship between having quality as an item on the board's agenda, perceived external pressure (PEP) and the implementation of quality management in European hospitals. Design A quantitative, mixed method, cross-sectional study in seven European countries in 2011 surveying CEOs and quality managers and data from onsite audits. Participants One hundred and fifty-five CEOs and 155 quality managers. Setting One hundred and fifty-five randomly selected acute care hospitals in seven European countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey). Main outcome measure(s) Three constructs reflecting quality management based on questionnaire and audit data: (i) Quality Management System Index, (ii) Quality Management Compliance Index and (iii) Clinical Quality Implementation Index. The main predictor was whether quality performance was on the executive board's agenda. Results Discussing quality performance at executive board meetings more often was associated with a higher quality management system score (regression coefficient b = 2.53; SE = 1.16; P = 0.030). We found a trend in the associations of discussing quality performance with quality compliance and clinical quality implementation. PEP did not modify these relationships. Conclusions Having quality as an item on the executive board's agenda allows them to review and discuss quality performance more often in order to improve their hospital's quality management. Generally, and as this study found, having quality on the executive board's agenda matters. PMID:24550260

Botje, Daan; Klazinga, N.S.; Suñol, R.; Groene, O.; Pfaff, H.; Mannion, R.; Depaigne-Loth, A.; Arah, O.A.; Dersarkissian, M.; Wagner, C.; Klazinga, N.; Kringos, D.S.; Lombarts, M.J.M.H.; Plochg, T.; Lopez, M.A.; Vallejo, P.; Saillour-Glenisson, F.; Car, M.; Jones, S.; Klaus, E.; Bottaro, S.; Garel, P.; Saluvan, M.; Bruneau, C.; Depaigne-Loth, A.; Hammer, A.; Ommen, O.; Pfaff, H.; Botje, D.; Escoval, A.; Lívio, A.; Eiras, M.; Franca, M.; Leite, I.; Almeman, F.; Kus, H.; Ozturk, K.; Mannion, R.; Wang, A.; Thompson, A.

2014-01-01

318

Monica Orians, BS, MT(ASCP), CCRC Quality Assurance Manager, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center  

E-print Network

Monica Orians, BS, MT(ASCP), CCRC Quality Assurance Manager, University of Michigan Comprehensive. CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES ACRP certified (2006) Medical Technologist (ASCP) American Society of Clinical

Eustice, Ryan

319

Quality Deer Management at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant: A Unique Approach  

E-print Network

, Stillwater, OK 74078 Abstract: Quality management for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is be. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 51:389-399 White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) management

Ditchkoff, Steve

320

SYSTEM APPROACH TO THE QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational services quality principles, defined in the International Standards ISO-9000 are gradually involved in educational systems. Their application in educational systems naturally requires sufficient amendments and modifications. It is associated both with multi-semantic standards terms' interpretation relating to the field of educational ser- vices and with educational activity results' quality assessment. First and foremost, there is a need to clarify

M. A. Volovik; S. A. Podlesny; Z. A. Vasilieva

321

Novel Battery Thermal Management System for Greater Lifetime Ratifying Current Quality and Safety Standard  

E-print Network

Novel Battery Thermal Management System for Greater Lifetime Ratifying Current Quality and Safety thermal management system (BTMS) is an important and integral part of battery management system (BMS battery pack ecosystem. Fig. 1 corresponds a generic battery thermal management system operating

Andreasen, Søren Juhl

322

Water quality beneath urban runoff water management basins  

SciTech Connect

The chemical impact of urban runoff water on water quality beneath five retention/recharge basins was investigated as part of the US EPA's Nationwide Urban Runoff Program in Fresno, California. Soil water percolating through alluvium soils and the ground water at the top of the water table were sampled with ceramic/Teflon vacuum water extractors at depths up to 26 m during the two-year investigation. Inorganic and organic pollutants are present in the runoff water delivered to the basins. No significant contamination of percolating soil water or ground water underlying any of the five retention/recharge basins has occurred for constituents monitored in the study. The oldest basin was constructed in 1962. The concentration of selected trace elements in the ground water samples was similar to the levels reported in the regional ground water. None of the pesticides or other organic priority pollutants, for which water samples were analyzed, was detected except diazinon which was found in trace amounts (0.3 g/L or less) in only three soil water samples. These results are important to the continued conservation of storm water and the development of a best management practice for storm-water management using retention/recharge basins in a semi-arid climate.

Nightingale, H.I.

1987-04-01

323

Organisational quality, nurse staffing and the quality of chronic disease management in primary care: Observational study using routinely collected data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background An association between quality of care and staffing levels, particularly registered nurses, has been established in acute hospitals. Recently an association between nurse staffing and quality of care for several chronic conditions has also been demonstrated for primary care in English general practice. A smaller body of literature identifies organisational factors, in particular issues of human resource management, as

Peter Griffiths; Jill Maben; Trevor Murrells

2011-01-01

324

Stormwater Runoff Water Quality Science\\/Engineering Newsletter Devoted to Urban Stormwater-Runoff Water Quality Management Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

In previous Newsletters reference has been made to Evaluation Monitoring as an alternative approach to conventional monitoring of urban area and highway stormwater runoff associated with assessing water quality impacts and the effectiveness of water quality management programs. Evaluation Monitoring evolved out of work that was done over the past four years by the author and his associates, principally Scott

G. Fred Lee; Urban Stormwater

2000-01-01

325

The University of Santo Tomas Viewed from the Lens of Total Quality Management: Implications to Total Quality Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considered as a major management approach for improving organizational performance and competitive advantage, Total Quality Management (TQM) poses a challenge to dynamic institutions to adopt a systemic philosophy that places emphasis on customer needs and a commitment to a culture of excellence. Higher education institutions (HEIs) as learning…

de Guzman, Allan B.; Torres, Josefina R.

2004-01-01

326

Classical maple syrup urine disease and brain development: Principles of management and formula design  

PubMed Central

Branched-chain ketoacid dehydrogenase deficiency results in complex and volatile metabolic derangements that threaten brain development. Treatment for classical maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) should address this underlying physiology while also protecting children from nutrient deficiencies. Based on a 20-year experience managing 79 patients, we designed a study formula to (1) optimize transport of seven amino acids (Tyr, Trp, His, Met, Thr, Gln, Phe) that compete with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) for entry into the brain via a common transporter (LAT1), (2) compensate for episodic depletions of glutamine, glutamate, and alanine caused by reverse transamination, and (3) correct deficiencies of omega-3 essential fatty acids, zinc, and selenium widespread among MSUD patients. The formula was enriched with LAT1 amino acid substrates, glutamine, alanine, zinc, selenium, and alphalinolenic acid (18:3n – 3). Fifteen Old Order Mennonite children were started on study formula between birth and 34 months of age and seen at least monthly in the office. Amino acid levels were checked once weekly and more often during illnesses. All children grew and developed normally over a period of 14– 33 months. Energy demand, leucine tolerance, and protein accretion were tightly linked during periods of normal growth. Rapid shifts to net protein degradation occurred during illnesses. At baseline, most LAT1 substrates varied inversely with plasma leucine, and their calculated rates of brain uptake were 20–68% below normal. Treatment with study formula increased plasma concentrations of LAT1 substrates and normalized their calculated uptakes into the nervous system. Red cell membrane omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and serum zinc and selenium levels increased on study formula. However, selenium and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n – 3) levels remained below normal. During the study period, hospitalizations decreased from 0.35 to 0.14 per patient per year. There were 28 hospitalizations managed with MSUD hyperalimentation solution; 86% were precipitated by common infections, especially vomiting and gastroenteritis. The large majority of catabolic illnesses were managed successfully at home using ‘sickday’ formula and frequent amino acid monitoring. We conclude that the study formula is safe and effective for the treatment of classical MSUD. In principle, dietary enrichment protects the brain against deficiency of amino acids used for protein accretion, neurotransmitter synthesis, and methyl group transfer. Although the pathophysiology of MSUD can be addressed through rational formula design, this does not replace the need for vigilant clinical monitoring, frequent measurement of the complete amino acid profile, and ongoing dietary adjustments that match nutritional intake to the metabolic demands of growth and illness. PMID:20061171

Strauss, Kevin A.; Wardley, Bridget; Robinson, Donna; Hendrickson, Christine; Rider, Nicholas L.; Puffenberger, Erik G.; Shelmer, Diana; Moser, Ann B.; Morton, D. Holmes

2012-01-01

327

Beyond ‘unloving care’: linking human resource management and patient care quality in nursing homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the link between human resource management, (HRM), work organization and patient care quality in US long-term care settings, proposing a key role for both management philosophy and improved front-line staffing arrangements in delivering consistently higher quality care, defined to include both physical and psychological outcomes. Using the ‘high performance’ model from industrial relations as a lens, the

Susan C. Eaton

2000-01-01

328

Soil and water quality with tall fescue management in the Southern Piedmont  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Pasture management not only affects plant and animal productivity, but also soil quality, carbon sequestration, and water quality. These additional ecosystem services need to be evaluated under a diversity of management approaches, including how nutrients are supplied (i.e. inorganic or broiler litt...

329

Management practices to improve soil quality and productivity of eroded soil  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The topsoil in the central Great Plains Region (CGPR) has lost its quality and productivity through wind and water erosion induced by tillage and poor soil management. Organic amendment such as manure is one of the management practices that can restore the quality and the productivity of degraded/er...

330

Framing and Enhancing Distributed Leadership in the Quality Management of Online Learning Environments in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the findings of senior leadership interviews in a nationally funded project on distributed leadership in the quality management of online learning environments (OLEs) in higher education. Questions were framed around the development of an OLE quality management framework and the situation of the characteristics of…

Holt, Dale; Palmer, Stuart; Gosper, Maree; Sankey, Michael; Allan, Garry

2014-01-01

331

Total Quality Management in Higher Education. Is It Working? Why or Why Not?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 11 essays in this book address the issue of whether total quality management at institutions of higher learning offers the same benefits and promises as it does in other sectors. Titles include: (1) "Toward an Understanding of Total Quality Management: Its Relevance and Contribution to Higher Education" (Ronald R. Sims and Serbrenia J. Sims);…

Sims, Serbrenia J., Ed.; Sims, Ronald R., Ed.

332

IMPLEMENTING ACCOUNTABILITY WITHIN A MULTI-POLLUTANT AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK  

EPA Science Inventory

In 2004, the National Research Council (NRC) published a major assessment of air quality management practices: Air Quality Management in the United States. The assessment resulted from a Congressional directive that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency commission the Nationa...

333

Quality Management of Body Donation Program at the University of Padova  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality management improvement has become a recent focus of attention in medical education. The program for the donation of bodies and body parts (Body Donation Program) at the University of Padova has recently been subjected to a global quality management standard, the ISO 9001:2008 certification. The aim of the present work is to show how the…

Porzionato, Andrea; Macchi, Veronica; Stecco, Carla; Mazzi, Anna; Rambaldo, Anna; Sarasin, Gloria; Parenti, Anna; Scipioni, Antonio; De Caro, Raffaele

2012-01-01

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Factors Influencing the Reporting of Adverse Perioperative Outcomes to a Quality Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality management programs have used several data reporting sources to identify adverse perioperative out- comes. We compared reporting sources and identified factors that might improve data capture. Adverse periop- erative outcomes between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 1994, were reported to the Department of Anesthesiol- ogy Quality Management program by anesthesiologists, hospital chart reviewers, and other hospital personnel us-

Robert I. Katz; Robert S. Lagasse

2000-01-01

335

Research on quality management system for supply chain based-customer satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

To cope with the challenges of traditional quality management system applied in supply chain, which consists of internal practices that are contained within a firm, external practices that cross organizational boundaries integrating a firm with its customers and suppliers, a quality management system for into supply chain based-customer satisfaction, and corresponding functional modules and framework were all put forward. Furthermore,

Xingyu Jiang; Shijie Wang; Yanmei Ren; Kai Zhang

2010-01-01

336

The Relationship between Social Capital and Quality Management Systems in European Hospitals: A Quantitative Study  

PubMed Central

Background Strategic leadership is an important organizational capability and is essential for quality improvement in hospital settings. Furthermore, the quality of leadership depends crucially on a common set of shared values and mutual trust between hospital management board members. According to the concept of social capital, these are essential requirements for successful cooperation and coordination within groups. Objectives We assume that social capital within hospital management boards is an important factor in the development of effective organizational systems for overseeing health care quality. We hypothesized that the degree of social capital within the hospital management board is associated with the effectiveness and maturity of the quality management system in European hospitals. Methods We used a mixed-method approach to data collection and measurement in 188 hospitals in 7 European countries. For this analysis, we used responses from hospital managers. To test our hypothesis, we conducted a multilevel linear regression analysis of the association between social capital and the quality management system score at the hospital level, controlling for hospital ownership, teaching status, number of beds, number of board members, organizational culture, and country clustering. Results The average social capital score within a hospital management board was 3.3 (standard deviation: 0.5; range: 1-4) and the average hospital score for the quality management index was 19.2 (standard deviation: 4.5; range: 0-27). Higher social capital was associated with higher quality management system scores (regression coefficient: 1.41; standard error: 0.64, p=0.029). Conclusion The results suggest that a higher degree of social capital exists in hospitals that exhibit higher maturity in their quality management systems. Although uncontrolled confounding and reverse causation cannot be completely ruled out, our new findings, along with the results of previous research, could have important implications for the work of hospital managers and the design and evaluation of hospital quality management systems. PMID:24392027

Hammer, Antje; Arah, Onyebuchi A.; DerSarkissian, Maral; Thompson, Caroline A.; Mannion, Russell; Wagner, Cordula; Ommen, Oliver; Sunol, Rosa; Pfaff, Holger

2013-01-01

337

Managing air quality in a rapidly developing nation: China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the world gets ready to begin the second decade of the twenty-first century, global climate change has been recognized as a real threat to civilization as we know it. The rapid and successful economic growth of developing nations, particularly China and India, is contributing to climate change. The route to initial economic success in China followed that of the developed nations through the development of industries. Unfortunately, China's environmental protection efforts have not been the same as in developed countries because China is vastly different culturally, socially, economically and, especially, politically from developed nations. When China started to deal with environmental concerns in the late 1970s, it took advantage of the experiences of other countries in establishing environmental standards and regulations, but it did not have a model to follow when it came to implementing these standards and regulations because of the abovementioned differences. Economically, China is transitioning from an agricultural base into an industrial base; however, even now, 60% of the population remains farmers. China has been and still is heavily dependent upon coal for energy, resulting in serious atmospheric particulate pollution. While growing efforts have been expended on the environment, at this juncture of its economic development, China would be well served to revisit the traditional "develop first and clean up later" approach and to find a balance between development and protecting the environment. Against this backdrop, a reflective look of the effort to manage air quality from 1949-2008 (with an emphasis on the past 30 years) in China is presented in this paper. The environmental component of the 2008 Olympic Games is examined as a special example to illustrate the current measures being used to improve air quality in China.

Fang, Ming; Chan, Chak K.; Yao, Xiaohong

338

A Value Management Approach to Improving Quality (ICP/JOU-05-00825)  

SciTech Connect

In October 2001, the Department of Energy’s, Office of Price-Anderson Enforcement determined that the continuous improvement aspect of the INEEL Quality Assurance Program was inadequate. At the request of the INEEL Senior Management, a Quality Assurance Operations (QAO) Task Team was identified and requested to review the INEEL practices to determine whether the INEEL was performing the activities that are required for Quality Implementation. The team consisted of INEEL managers from Operations, Quality Assurance, Document and Records Management, Construction Services, Radiological Control, and Engineering. FAST modeling combined with other analytical techniques were used to identify areas for improvement and resolve the issues related to inadequate continuous improvement efforts.

James R. Wixson; Howard Stromberg (Because he has an NT Account)

2005-07-01

339

MASTER DOCUMENT LOCATED AT: W:\\fas\\fas-Quality Management System\\Quality Management System\\01 Quality System\\02 WORK INSTRUCTIONS\\3700-3899 Facilities Coordination\\3737 Projector Instructions -Orange 1 3 12.doc  

E-print Network

connected to the projector is found in the corner of the room near a wall plate with a computer monitor connection. Run your eyes over the cords going from the computer to the monitor splitter box and wall plateMASTER DOCUMENT LOCATED AT: W:\\fas\\fas-Quality Management System\\Quality Management System\\01

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Master Document Located at: W:\\fas\\fas-Quality Management System\\Quality Management System\\01 Quality System\\02 WORK INSTRUCTIONS\\3700-3899 Facilities Coordination\\3738 Projector Instructions -Orange 1.3.05-13-14.doc  

E-print Network

in the corner of the room near a wall plate with a computer monitor connection. Run your eyes over the cords going from the computer to the monitor splitter box and wall plate, to make sure nothing is unpluggedMaster Document Located at: W:\\fas\\fas-Quality Management System\\Quality Management System\\01

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The Knowledge Workplace: Realization of Environment and Sustainable Management Program through Quality of Worklife (QWL) Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we identify the critical success factors to quality of work life (QWL) implementation to develop knowledge workplace or Gemba Kanri (factory, project field, or office), in order to give the most optimum effect for good quality of life of workers and managers (people). Quality of work life (QWL) program creates a workplace that enhances employee well-being and

Wakhid Slamet Ciptonoa; M. Ali Maghfura

342

Main Parameters of Soil Quality and it's Management Under Changing Climate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviewing Paper Introduction: Malcolm summarised the topic of soil quality and it's management in a well synthetized form in 2000. So, the soils are fundamental to the well-being and productivity of agricultural and natural ecosystems. Soil quality is a concept being developed to characterize the usefulness and health of soils. Soil quality includes soil fertility, potential productivity, contaminant levels and

2009-01-01

343

THE SCIENCE-POLICYINTERFACE:Using The Entire Scientific Toolbox To Enhance the Air Quality Management System  

E-print Network

- Process and Components 5.3 Ozone Air Quality Management - Another Level of Complexity #12;5-2 CHAPTER 5 5 to have prevented further degradation in air quality, despite significant growth in population and economic activity. This chapter outlines development of a conceptual framework for an air-quality

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Environmental Quality Management in the United States in the 1980s and Beyond: An Appraisal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an overview of: (1) the institutional context of the environmental pollution sector of environmental quality management (EQM); accomplishments and problems in some representative subsectors (including water quality, soil erosion, air quality, and hazardous wastes); and (3) future prospects. Also considers role of government and…

Bower, Blair T.

1984-01-01

345

Quality of health care in the US managed care system : Comparing and highlighting successful states  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the issue of quality of care in the US managed care system and to compare state-level policies and programs. Specifically, it aims to describe five states which are making the most quality of care improvements. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This study examines the literature to identify states' care quality rankings. Additionally, five state case studies

Kristina L. Guo

2008-01-01

346

Life cycle costing of waste management systems: Overview, calculation principles and case studies.  

PubMed

This paper provides a detailed and comprehensive cost model for the economic assessment of solid waste management systems. The model was based on the principles of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and followed a bottom-up calculation approach providing detailed cost items for all key technologies within modern waste systems. All technologies were defined per tonne of waste input, and each cost item within a technology was characterised by both a technical and an economic parameter (for example amount and cost of fuel related to waste collection), to ensure transparency, applicability and reproducibility. Cost items were classified as: (1) budget costs, (2) transfers (for example taxes, subsidies and fees) and (3) externality costs (for example damage or abatement costs related to emissions and disamenities). Technology costs were obtained as the sum of all cost items (of the same type) within a specific technology, while scenario costs were the sum of all technologies involved in a scenario. The cost model allows for the completion of three types of LCC: a Conventional LCC, for the assessment of financial costs, an Environmental LCC, for the assessment of financial costs whose results are complemented by a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the same system, and a Societal LCC, for socio-economic assessments. Conventional and Environmental LCCs includes budget costs and transfers, while Societal LCCs includes budget and externality costs. Critical aspects were found in the existing literature regarding the cost assessment of waste management, namely system boundary equivalency, accounting for temporally distributed emissions and impacts, inclusions of transfers, the internalisation of environmental impacts and the coverage of shadow prices, and there was also significant confusion regarding terminology. The presented cost model was implemented in two case study scenarios assessing the costs involved in the source segregation of organic waste from 100,000 Danish households and the subsequent co-digestion of organic waste with animal manure. Overall, source segregation resulted in higher financial costs than the alternative of incinerating the organic waste with the residual waste: 1.6M€/year, of which 0.9M€/year was costs for extra bins and bags used by the households, 1.0M€/year for extra collections and -0.3M€/year saved on incineration. PMID:25524749

Martinez-Sanchez, Veronica; Kromann, Mikkel A; Astrup, Thomas Fruergaard

2015-02-01

347

Space Station Freedom - Configuration management approach to supporting concurrent engineering and total quality management. [for NASA Space Station Freedom Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Some experiences of NASA configuration management in providing concurrent engineering support to the Space Station Freedom program for the achievement of life cycle benefits and total quality are discussed. Three change decision experiences involving tracing requirements and automated information systems of the electrical power system are described. The potential benefits of concurrent engineering and total quality management include improved operational effectiveness, reduced logistics and support requirements, prevention of schedule slippages, and life cycle cost savings. It is shown how configuration management can influence the benefits attained through disciplined approaches and innovations that compel consideration of all the technical elements of engineering and quality factors that apply to the program development, transition to operations and in operations. Configuration management experiences involving the Space Station program's tiered management structure, the work package contractors, international partners, and the participating NASA centers are discussed.

Gavert, Raymond B.

1990-01-01

348

WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN AUSTRIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

New legislation and administrative procedures regarding water pollution control in Austria form the basis for a new country-wide water quality monitoring system for running waters. This water quality assessment is used to discuss general principles and features of water quality monitoring systems (design of the monitoring network, choice of variables, aspects of sampling, data management, etc.). Furthermore, results of the

Andreas Chovanec

349

Alternative weed management practices: Effects on weed control, grapevine performance, and soil quality in an established midwestern vineyard.  

E-print Network

??Sustainable grape production entails the implementation of management practices that control weeds, maintain grapevine performance, and conserve soil quality. Conventional weed management practices include herbicide… (more)

Wasko, Lisa Marie

2010-01-01

350

LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FOR RESTORATION OF AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of CEAP, we conducted a review of the available literature on landscape management to achieve improvement of water quality, water quantity, soil quality, and air quality in agricultural systems. At least 15 general principles emerged from this review. These principles wil...

351

Integrated planning for water quality management: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 and Coastal Zone Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments were enacted by Congress in response to the severe water quality problems our nation has been experiencing. Section 208 of the Amendments establishes regional planning for water quality management as being necessary and provides strong incentives for states and municipalities to implement the Section's requirements. Section 208 planning is the subject of this

Allayaud

1980-01-01

352

Medication Management in Schools: A Systems Approach to Reducing Risk and Strengthening Quality in School Medication Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper and the invitational meeting for which it has been prepared make certain assumptions about the challenge of strengthening the quality of medication management in school. The participants believe that recent research on improving the safety and quality of patient care has relevance for health services in school, particularly the safety…

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, 2004

2004-01-01

353

WATER QUALITY FROM OXBOW LAKES WITHIN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS EVALUATION AREA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Objectives of this paper were to examine and document pre-management water quality conditions on three oxbow lakes and resulting changes following the implementation of Best Management Practices within the Mississippi Delta Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA). Experimental design of the Missi...

354

Psychosocial factors influencing practice of total quality management in some Nigerian organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To identify some psychological and social variables that could enhance employees' adoption of total quality management (TQM) in an organization that chooses to implement the management philosophy. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey research was conducted, using 418 middle management staff, randomly drawn from some TQM and non-TQM courier organizations in Nigeria. Respondents received standardized scales measuring perception of their

Benjamin Osayawe Ehigie; Regina Clement Akpan

2005-01-01

355

Guiding Principles for Implementing School-Based Management Programs: An Online Toolkit Providing General Principles That Can Be Applied to the Implementation of School-Based Management Reforms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based management (SBM) has become a very popular movement over the past decade. The World Bank Education Team's SBM work program emerged out of a need to define the concept more clearly, review the evidence, support impact assessments in various countries, and provide some initial feedback to teams preparing education projects. During the…

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Fasih, Tazeen; Barrera, Felipe; Garcia-Moreno, Vicente A.; Bentaouet-Kattan, Raja; Baksh, Shaista; Wickramasekera, Inosha

2007-01-01

356

The role of hospital managers in quality and patient safety: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Objectives To review the empirical literature to identify the activities, time spent and engagement of hospital managers in quality of care. Design A systematic review of the literature. Methods A search was carried out on the databases MEDLINE, PSYCHINFO, EMBASE, HMIC. The search strategy covered three facets: management, quality of care and the hospital setting comprising medical subject headings and key terms. Reviewers screened 15?447 titles/abstracts and 423 full texts were checked against inclusion criteria. Data extraction and quality assessment were performed on 19 included articles. Results The majority of studies were set in the USA and investigated Board/senior level management. The most common research designs were interviews and surveys on the perceptions of managerial quality and safety practices. Managerial activities comprised strategy, culture and data-centred activities, such as driving improvement culture and promotion of quality, strategy/goal setting and providing feedback. Significant positive associations with quality included compensation attached to quality, using quality improvement measures and having a Board quality committee. However, there is an inconsistency and inadequate employment of these conditions and actions across the sample hospitals. Conclusions There is some evidence that managers’ time spent and work can influence quality and safety clinical outcomes, processes and performance. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies, further weakened by a lack of objective outcome measures and little examination of actual actions undertaken. We present a model to summarise the conditions and activities that affect quality performance. PMID:25192876

Parand, Anam; Dopson, Sue; Renz, Anna; Vincent, Charles

2014-01-01

357

MULTIPLE REGRESSION MODELING APPROACH FOR REGIONAL WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

A framework is presented for compiling available data for assessing statistical relationships between water quality and several factors of climate, physiography, and land use. Seventeen water quality characteristics studied represent annual mean concentrations or calculated annua...

358

Barriers to adopting satellite remote sensing for water quality management  

EPA Science Inventory

Satellite technology can provide a robust and synoptic approach for measuring water quality parameters. Water quality measures typically include chlorophyll-a, suspended material, light attenuation, and colored dissolved organic matter. The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal ...

359

Aardvark et al.: quality journals and gamesmanship in management studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Publication in quality journals has become a major indicator of research performance in UK universities. This paper investigates the notion of 'quality journal' and finds dizzying circularity in its definitions. Actually, what a quality journal is does not really matter: agreement that there are such things matters very much indeed. As so often happens with indicators of performance, the indicator

Stuart Macdonald; Jacqueline Kam

2007-01-01

360

Applying Adaptive Agricultural Management & Industrial Ecology Principles to Produce Lower- Carbon Ethanol from California Energy Beets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The life cycle assessment of a proposed beet-to-ethanol pathway demonstrates how agricultural management and industrial ecology principles can be applied to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize agrochemical inputs and waste, provide ecosystem services and yield a lower-carbon fuel from a highly land-use efficient, first-generation feedstock cultivated in California. Beets grown in California have unique potential as a biofuel feedstock. A mature agricultural product with well-developed supply chains, beet-sugar production in California has contracted over recent decades, leaving idle production capacity and forcing growers to seek other crops for use in rotation or find a new market for beets. California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) faces risk of steeply-rising compliance costs, as greenhouse gas reduction targets in the transportation sector were established assuming commercial volumes of lower-carbon fuels from second-generation feedstocks -- such as residues, waste, algae and cellulosic crops -- would be available by 2020. The expected shortfall of cellulosic ethanol has created an immediate need to develop lower-carbon fuels from readily available feedstocks using conventional conversion technologies. The life cycle carbon intensity of this ethanol pathway is less than 28 gCO2e/MJEthanol: a 72% reduction compared to gasoline and 19% lower than the most efficient corn ethanol pathway (34 gCO2e/MJ not including indirect land use change) approved under LCFS. The system relies primarily on waste-to-energy resources; nearly 18 gCO2e/MJ are avoided by using renewable heat and power generated from anaerobic digestion of fermentation stillage and gasification of orchard residues to meet 88% of the facility's steam demand. Co-products displace 2 gCO2e/MJ. Beet cultivation is the largest source of emissions, contributing 15 gCO 2e/MJ. The goal of the study is to explore opportunities to minimize carbon intensity of beet-ethanol and investigate the potential contribution of this pathway toward meeting the near-term objectives of California's climate change policy.

Alexiades, Anthy Maria

361

Relationship between quality management practices and the performance of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between quality management practices and SME performance in Ghana. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Based on the literature, the paper adopted the MBNQA variables of leadership, strategic planning, human resource, customer focus, information and analysis, process management, and quality and operational results as tools of quality management practices. Seven hypotheses were

Fred Appiah Fening; Gordana Pesakovic; Pesi Amaria

2008-01-01

362

A study of quality management practices in nursing in universities in Australia.  

PubMed

In Australia, the traditional Quality Assurance approach used in the hospital setting has played an important role in nursing practice. During the past decade, nurses have begun making a paradigm shift from Quality Assurance to Total Quality Management but scant attention has been paid to quality management practices in nursing in the higher education sector. This paper reports on a quantitative study examining the perceptions of nurse academics to the applicability of TQM to nursing in universities. The findings identified how TQM could be applied to suit the nursing culture in the higher education sector. PMID:15485391

Cruickshank, Mary

2003-01-01

363

Innovation and Organizational Communication in Corporate America: The Rhetorical Visions of Managers, Facilitators, and Employees on Quality Circles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the dynamics of organizational communication following corporate implementation of quality circles. Describes the rhetorical visions of people at three organizational levels closely associated with quality circles: (1) managers; (2) facilitators who organize the quality circles; and (3) employees. (SR)

Eyo, Bassey A.

1992-01-01

364

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS This course provides an overview of the ten knowledge-based principles for managing  

E-print Network

satisfaction is closely tied to the people skills of a worker's direct manager or supervisor. These soft skills certified by Southern Polytechnic State University. LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR THE FRONT-LINE MANAGER INSTRUCTORS, College of Business Administration faculty members LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR THE FRONT-LINE MANAGER Job

Hutcheon, James M.

365

Principles and Tasks of the New Regulatory System for Radioactive Waste Management in the Russian Federation - 12020  

SciTech Connect

This year the Federal Law 'On Radioactive Waste management' was adopted in the Russian Federation. The law significantly changes the existing radioactive waste management regulatory system and assigns a lot of new tasks in order to implement new principles and overcome inevitable respective difficulties. Nuclear Safety Institute was largely involved in the process of the development of the law as well as its further co-ordination among the stakeholders, during which some important initial provisions were excluded. In the paper special features of the Russian safety regulation system for radioactive waste management are analyzed. Most significant requirements adopted by the law as well as tasks and expected difficulties related to its implementation are discussed. (authors)

Bolshov, L.A.; Linge, I.I.; Kovalchuk, V.D.; Utkin, S.S. [Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2012-07-01

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Quality management of a large randomized double-blind multi-centre trial: the ACTION experience.  

PubMed

The ACTION (A Coronary disease Trial Investigating Outcome with Nifedipine GITS) study was an independent, investigator-initiated, multi-national trial comparing nifedipine GITS to placebo in 7665 patients with stable angina pectoris. The trial was sponsored by the manufacturer of the medication concerned. 291 centers in 19 countries participated. Results have been published. We defined quality management (QM) as all activities directed at ensuring data integrity and consistency; and ensuring appropriate trial conduct, including pro-active prevention of deviations from protocol. We describe the QM framework that was adopted for the ACTION trial and the key tools that were used. In the protocol, particular attention was paid to explicit definition of tasks and responsibilities of all participants, and to unequivocal operational definitions of terms such as 'randomized', 'follow-up', etc. that could be applied by investigators, on-site monitors and during data processing at the coordinating centre. A comprehensive clinical trial and study management system based on simultaneous display of scanned documents and data base content had a central role. We describe in detail how compliance with good clinical practice was ensured, how the intention-to-treat principle was implemented, how compliance with study medication and completeness of follow-up was achieved, how double blinding was maintained throughout the study structure, and how patient safety was protected. The protocol ruled out participation in any other study at the same time by ACTION participants. Our experience showed that the reasons for this are not always understood by investigators. Unequivocal operational definitions of the procedural concepts that characterize randomized clinical trials should not only be the basis of QM, but also of reporting results. PMID:18029294

Kirwan, Bridget-Anne; Lubsen, Jacobus; de Brouwer, Sophie; van Dalen, Frederik J; Pocock, Stuart J; Clayton, Tim; Danchin, Nicolas; Poole-Wilson, Philip A

2008-03-01

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Managing water quality under drought conditions in the Llobregat River Basin.  

PubMed

The primary effects of droughts on river basins include both depleted quantity and quality of the available water resources, which can render water resources useless for human needs and simultaneously damage the environment. Isolated water quality analyses limit the action measures that can be proposed. Thus, an integrated evaluation of water management and quality is warranted. In this study, a methodology consisting of two coordinated models is used to combine aspects of water resource allocation and water quality assessment. Water management addresses water allocation issues by considering the storage, transport and consumption elements. Moreover, the water quality model generates time series of concentrations for several pollutants according to the water quality of the runoff and the demand discharges. These two modules are part of the AQUATOOL decision support system shell for water resource management. This tool facilitates the analysis of the effects of water management and quality alternatives and scenarios on the relevant variables in a river basin. This paper illustrates the development of an integrated model for the Llobregat River Basin. The analysis examines the drought from 2004 to 2008, which is an example of a period when the water system was quantitative and qualitatively stressed. The performed simulations encompass a wide variety of water management and water quality measures; the results provide data for making informed decisions. Moreover, the results demonstrated the importance of combining these measures depending on the evolution of a drought event and the state of the water resources system. PMID:24993514

Momblanch, Andrea; Paredes-Arquiola, Javier; Munné, Antoni; Manzano, Andreu; Arnau, Javier; Andreu, Joaquín

2015-01-15

368

Quality assurance in military medical research and medical radiation accident management.  

PubMed

The provision of quality radiation-related medical diagnostic and therapeutic treatments cannot occur without the presence of robust quality assurance and standardization programs. Medical laboratory services are essential in patient treatment and must be able to meet the needs of all patients and the clinical personnel responsible for the medical care of these patients. Clinical personnel involved in patient care must embody the quality assurance process in daily work to ensure program sustainability. In conformance with the German Federal Government's concept for modern departmental research, the international standard ISO 9001, one of the relevant standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is applied in quality assurance in military medical research. By its holistic approach, this internationally accepted standard provides an excellent basis for establishing a modern quality management system in line with international standards. Furthermore, this standard can serve as a sound basis for the further development of an already established quality management system when additional standards shall apply, as for instance in reference laboratories or medical laboratories. Besides quality assurance, a military medical facility must manage additional risk events in the context of early recognition/detection of health risks of military personnel on deployment in order to be able to take appropriate preventive and protective measures; for instance, with medical radiation accident management. The international standard ISO 31000:2009 can serve as a guideline for establishing risk management. Clear organizational structures and defined work processes are required when individual laboratory units seek accreditation according to specific laboratory standards. Furthermore, international efforts to develop health laboratory standards must be reinforced that support sustainable quality assurance, as in the exchange and comparison of test results within the scope of external quality assurance, but also in the exchange of special diagnosis data among international research networks. In summary, the acknowledged standard for a quality management system to ensure quality assurance is the very generic standard ISO 9001.Health Phys. 103(2):221-225; 2012. PMID:22951484

Hotz, Mark E; Meineke, Viktor

2012-08-01

369

Managing Quality by Action Research--Improving Quality Service Delivery in Higher Education as a Marketing Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two action research projects undertaken at an Australian university to improve quality of services to foreign students and improve the institution's image through word of mouth, or informal marketing. Each project, although small, facilitated changes or improvements to a targeted service. The role of management in empowering employees…

Corbitt, Brian

1998-01-01

370

PREDICTIVE UNCERTAINTY IN HYDROLOGIC AND WATER QUALITY MODELING: APPROACHES, APPLICATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, AND FUTURE CHALLENGES  

EPA Science Inventory

Extant process-based hydrologic and water quality models are indispensable to water resources planning and environmental management. However, models are only approximations of real systems and often calibrated with incomplete and uncertain data. Reliable estimates, or perhaps f...

371

Unisys' experience in software quality and productivity management of an existing system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A summary of Quality Improvement techniques, implementation, and results in the maintenance, management, and modification of large software systems for the Space Shuttle Program's ground-based systems is provided.

Munson, John B.

1988-01-01

372

Stakeholders and Tourism Education. Curriculum Planning Using a Quality Management Framework.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stakeholder analysis provides insights useful in the educational process for tourism and hospitality education. Stakeholders can influence (1) strategic direction through curriculum planning and (2) measurement of performance through quality management. (SK)

Cooper, Chris; Westlake, John

1998-01-01

373

Quality control issues in the management of colon cancer patients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality assurance in colon cancer demands a multidisciplinary effort involving general practitioners, surgeons, radiologists, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists, among others. Maximal improvements in survival will result when colon cancer screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment and surveillance are optimized. We seek to identify those issues most relevant to the quality of care we provide our colon cancer patients.

S. R. Martinez; A. J. Bilchik

2005-01-01

374

Managing soil under vegetable production to improve soil quality  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Over the years, soil quality has eroded as soil organic matter has declined on farms across North Carolina. This study is assessing the effects of tillage practice, winter cover cropping and compost use on changes in soil function and improvement in soil quality under vegetable production. The field...

375

ROLE OF MODELS IN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DECISIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

Within the frame of the US-India bilateral agreement on environmental cooperation, a team of US scientists have been helping India in designing emission control policies to address urban air quality problems. This presentation discusses how air quality models need to be used for ...

376

Auditing and assessing nutrient management for air quality.  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The potential adverse effects of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) on the environment are a growing concern. Until recently, the effects of CAFO on air quality have received little attention. The air quality concerns of CAFO vary with the location, type of operation, and other factors....

377

Management of data quality of high level waste characterization  

SciTech Connect

Over the past 10 years, the Hanford Site has been transitioning from nuclear materials production to Site cleanup operations. High-level waste characterization at the Hanford Site provides data to support present waste processing operations, tank safety programs, and future waste disposal programs. Quality elements in the high-level waste characterization program will be presented by following a sample through the data quality objective, sampling, laboratory analysis and data review process. Transition from production to cleanup has resulted in changes in quality systems and program; the changes, as well as other issues in these quality programs, will be described. Laboratory assessment through quality control and performance evaluation programs will be described, and data assessments in the laboratory and final reporting in the tank characterization reports will be discussed.

Winters, W.I., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-12

378

Measuring the performance of quality assurance processes: pharmaceutical industry deviation management case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents experience from the practice of a successful pharmaceutical company related to design and implementation\\u000a of performance measures (PMs) for deviation management linked to the analysis of impact on the production cost for the selected product. Case study focuses\\u000a on PMs within good manufacturing practice (GMP) processes related to quality assurance (QA) and quality management, with the aim

Zorana Boltic; Nenad Ruzic; Mica Jovanovic; Slobodan Petrovic

2010-01-01

379

USING AHP TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE QUALITY, ENVIRONMENT, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper analyses the application of the AHP method together with the attach A of ISO 9004:2000 in order to evaluate the performance of two industrial organizations, both possessing quality management systems with ISO 9001:2000 certifications, based on the specific requirements of quality, environment, occupational health and management systems. The evaluated organizations were a government-owned company from the science and

Helder Antônio da Silva

380

The effect of quality management practices on operational and business results in the petroleum industry in Iran  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The trend toward globalization has challenged management thinking, organizational practices, and the ways companies interact with their customers and suppliers as well as with other segments of society. One such practice, Total Quality Management (TQM), has emerged as a management paradigm for enhancing organizational performance and profitability, to the extent that it has been regarded as "the second industrial revolution" (Kanji, 1990). Despite extensive research in quality management, little empirical research has been done on this in an international context, especially in the Middle East. This study attempts to investigate: (1) the relationship among quality management constructs based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; and (2) the effect of quality management practices on operational and business results in the petroleum industry. A validated and reliable survey instrument was used for the study to collect data from 31 project managers/consultants in the petroleum industry in Iran. The results of the correlation analysis show that top management support is the major driver of quality management, which significantly correlates with other quality management practices. It was also found that customer orientation is not significantly correlated with external quality results (profitability). A regression analysis indicated top management support, employee training, and employee involvement as the three statistically significant variables in explaining the variability in internal quality results. Furthermore, it was found that internal quality results was statistically significant in explaining the variability of external quality results.

Mellat Parast, Mahour

381

METRO-APEX Volume 8.1: Water Quality Manager's Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The water Quality Manager's Manual is one of a set of twenty-one manuals used in METRO-APEX 1974, a computerized college and professional level, computer-supported, role-play, simulation exercise of a community with "normal" problems. Stress is placed on environmental quality considerations. APEX 1974 is an expansion of APEX--Air Pollution…

University of Southern California, Los Angeles. COMEX Research Project.

382

A Case Study in Integrated Quality Assurance for Performance Management Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

On-line enterprise applications that are used by t housands of geo- graphically dispersed users present special challen ges for quality assurance. A case study of a hospital performance management system is used to investigate the specific issues of architectural complexity, dy namic change, and access to sensitive data in test environments. A quality assu rance framework is proposed that integrates

Liam Peyton; Bo Zhan; Bernard Stepien

2008-01-01

383

Perceptions of Community College Presidents: Total Quality Management Performance Measures at Their Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) measures such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Strategic Planning, Six Sigma, and the Balanced Scorecard are often met with skepticism among leaders of higher education. This study attempts to fill a gap in the literature regarding the study of relationships among specific variables, or building blocks,…

Riccardi, Mark T.

2009-01-01

384

Making a Difference: Leading and Managing for Quality Improvement in Adult and Community Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide looks at demands on leaders and managers in adult and community learning (ACL) in the roles and issues they face in the context of quality improvement (QI). It suggests practical approaches for improving the quality of provision for adults. The guide's design builds on current practice toward the desired state of excellence in all…

Ravenhall, Mark; Kenway, Mike

385

Progress in Developing a National Quality Management System for Higher Education in Oman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The post-secondary education sector in Oman consists of a complex suite of public and private institutions, in a number of distinct segments, offering local and foreign programmes developed through their respective quality assurance systems. The Omani higher education quality management system is undergoing significant advances to address this…

Carroll, Martin; Razvi, Salim; Goodliffe, Tess; Al-Habsi, Fakhriya

2009-01-01

386

The Changing Environment for Doctoral Education in Australia: implications for quality management, improvement and innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there has been considerable institutional attention to quality management and improvement in Australian higher education, concerns about the quality of doctoral education persist. This paper argues that addressing these concerns will require a shift in perspective. The conventional view of doctoral education which assumes an on?campus, full?time student experience, with socialisation arising formally and informally through interaction with the

Margot Pearson

1999-01-01

387

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY (NERL) INTEGRATED INFORMATOIN AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN TRAINING  

EPA Science Inventory

The success of the NERL quality system relies on participation by all managers and staff. This training was developed for the purpose of communicating the basic features of the quality system in a convenient and efficient manner. The total time to complete a review of all five ...

388

Incorporating low flow uncertainty in the design of robust models for seasonal water quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

An approach for designing robust seasonal water quality management programs for river basins with sparse or short flow records is presented. This approach uses Markov chain modelling and linear regression relationships between low flow records at adjacent gauging stations to calculate transition probabilities for low flow states of the water quality system. The robustness of the solutions derived from the

A. K. TAKYI; B. J. LENCE

389

Understanding and managing the off-road vehicle experience: standards of quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

A companion paper in a previous issue of Managing Leisure suggested that crowding, litter, and waiting time to get a use permit were among the variables important in defining a high-quality off-road vehicle (ORV) experience at Cape Cod National Seashore (Cape Cod). Potential standards of quality – the minimum acceptable condition for these indicator variables – are addressed in this

Jeffrey C. Hallo; Robert E. Manning

2009-01-01

390

Integrating Water Quality Modeling with GIS to Determine Management Strategies: A Study of Fort Gordon, GA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Land managers of the Fort Gordon military installation in Augusta, GA were in need of a tool which would predict the effects to water quality produced by changes in land use as well as predict impacts of existing land use condition to the quality of water on and leaving the installation. Over the past ten years many studies have evolved

Anna Joan Edwards

391

Quality in Service Management System According to ISO 20000  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ISO 20000 is a service management system standard. It specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an service management system. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfil agreed service requirements.

Šruba?ová, Ružena

2012-12-01

392

Total Quality Management in Higher Education: Clearing the Hurdles. A Survey on Strategies for Implementing Quality Management Practices in Higher Education. A GOAL/QPC Application Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a survey of Quality Management (QM) practitioners at 21 colleges, this study presents the 10 most difficult implementation hurdles to QM in higher education and a set of hurdle-clearing strategies. The hurdles are: (1) lack of time to implement QM; (2) perception that QM is something for janitorial and housing staffs but not applicable to…

Seymour, Daniel

393

T.Q.M.: Total Quality Management or total quackery and mismanagement  

SciTech Connect

The concept of total quality management (TQM) is outlined. The basic idea of TQM is that quality products and services will lead a company to greater financial success than will mass quantities of inferior products. The following topics are outlined: standard labs and TQM;TQM benefits to be gained by standard labs; TQM at standard labs is quality improvement system (QIS), TQM, reduces of attitude. QIS team leader training agenda; and the safety connection.

Stallard, T.F.

1996-12-31

394

Quality management and safety culture in medicine – Do standard quality reports provide insights into the human factor of patient safety?  

PubMed Central

In 1999 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the landmark report “To err is human: building a safer healthcare system” highlighting critical deficiencies within the area of patient safety. As a consequence, safety culture evolved as a core component of quality management in medicine. Purpose of the investigation at hand was to find out to what extent this is reflected in standard quality reports issued by German hospitals providing maximum medical care. Reports issued for the year 2006 were analysed with respect to the appearance of indicators for the presence of a safety culture. Results suggest that despite the huge awareness for patient safety caused by the IOM report, the topic of safety culture does not get the anticipated attention within the quality reports. This may indicate that the current requirements for the quality reports do not facilitate transparency when it comes to the human factor of patient safety. PMID:20049068

Wischet, Werner; Schusterschitz, Claudia

2009-01-01

395

W. Edwards Deming, quality analysis, and total behavior management  

E-print Network

Suggests that the origins of the importance of quality are primarily rooted in the awakening recognition of the influence of W. E. Deming (1982, 1986) in the post-World War II restoration of Japanese industry. A brief ...

Saunders, Richard R.; Saunders, Jay L.

1994-01-01

396

Managing Quality, Identity and Adversaries in Public Discourse with Machine Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Automation can mitigate issues when scaling and managing quality and identity in public discourse on the web. Discourse needs to be curated and filtered. Anonymous speech has to be supported while handling adversaries. Reliance on human curators or analysts does not scale and content can be missed. These scaling and management issues include the…

Brennan, Michael

2012-01-01

397

Managing Quality Improvement of eLearning in a Large, Campus-Based University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper seeks to discuss the characteristics that shape a model to manage eLearning in a large, predominantly campus-based university. It focuses on how such a model can provide a sustainable approach to supporting eLearning for more than 40,000 students while still managing basic quality assurance for the University executive and the…

Ellis, Robert A.; Jarkey, Nerida; Mahony, Mary Jane; Peat, Mary; Sheely, Stephen

2007-01-01

398

Information Landscaping: Information Mapping, Charting, Querying and Reporting Techniques for Total Quality Knowledge Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total quality management and knowledge management are merged and used as a conceptual model to direct and develop information landscaping techniques through the coordination of information mapping, charting, querying, and reporting. Goals included: merge citation analysis and data mining, and apply data visualization and information architecture…

Tsai, Bor-sheng

2003-01-01

399

US & NJ Local Government Fiscal Pressures -Managing to Maintain Credit Quality  

E-print Network

US & NJ Local Government Fiscal Pressures - Managing to Maintain Credit Quality December 9, 2011 Government Sector Remains Negative 2. Additional Challenges Facing NJ Local Governments 3. Strong Management for Ratio of Downgrades to Upgrades at 5.3 to 1 · For local governments the ratio is 9 to 1 · We expect

Lin, Xiaodong

400

Draft Guidelines for State and Areawide Water Quality Management Program Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses the draft guidelines formulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist the states in establishing a management program to integrate water quality and other resource management decisions. These guidelines are pfovided so that the long range goals of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972…

Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

401

Top Management Leadership Style and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the association of Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) leadership style and Director of Nursing (DON) leadership style with quality of care. Design and Methods: Leaders were categorized into 4 groups: consensus managers, consultative autocrats, shareholder managers, or autocrats. This leadership style…

Castle, Nicholas G.; Decker, Frederic H.

2011-01-01

402

Using Quality Management as a Bridge in Educating for Sustainability in a Business School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To demonstrate how quality management (QM), a widely accepted management paradigm, can be used to advance education for sustainability in the business curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: The assumptions of QM and environmental sustainability are explored. A class exercise is developed that uses QM tools--and in particular, Deming's…

Rusinko, Cathy A.

2005-01-01

403

Academic and Student Use of a Learning Management System: Implications for Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many higher education institutions have implemented a learning management system (LMS) to manage online learning and teaching, with varying levels of support provided to staff and students, but often there is little subsequent investigation into the quality of the online sites or the use made of the support structures provided. This paper presents…

Weaver, Debbi; Spratt, Christine; Nair, Chenicheri Sid

2008-01-01

404

A 10-year review of quality improvement monitoring in pain management: recommendations for standardized outcome measures.  

PubMed

Quality measurement in health care is complex and in a constant state of evolution. Different approaches are necessary depending on the purpose of the measurement (e.g., accountability, research, improvement). Recent changes in health care accreditation standards are driving increased attention to measurement of the quality of pain management for improvement purposes. The purpose of this article is to determine what indicators are being used for pain quality improvement, compare results across studies, and provide specific recommendations to simplify and standardize future measurement of quality for hospital-based pain management initiatives. Pain management quality improvement monitoring experience and data from 1992 to 2001 were analyzed from 20 studies performed at eight large hospitals in the United States. Hospitals included: the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison; Texas Medical Center, Houston; McAllen Medical Center, McAllen, TX; San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco; Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York; and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center of Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Clackamas, OR. Analyses of data led to consensus on six quality indicators for hospital-based pain management. These indicators include: the intensity of pain is documented with a numeric or descriptive rating scale; pain intensity is documented at frequent intervals; pain is treated by a route other than intramuscular; pain is treated with regularly administered analgesics, and when possible, a multimodal approach is used; pain is prevented and controlled to a degree that facilitates function and quality of life; and patients are adequately informed and knowledgeable about pain management. Although there are no perfect measures of quality, longitudinal data support the validity of a core set of indicators that could be used to obtain benchmark data for quality improvement in pain management in the hospital setting. PMID:12454804

Gordon, Debra B; Pellino, Teresa A; Miaskowski, Christine; McNeill, Jeanette Adams; Paice, Judith A; Laferriere, Daniel; Bookbinder, Marilyn

2002-12-01

405

A New Project Execution Methodology; Integrating Project Management Principles with Quality Project Execution Methodologies  

E-print Network

looking for to a product’s failure to receive final testing approval. Numerous methodologies have been proposed over the years to improve an organization’s ability to execute a project/solution successfully with mixed successes depending on the business...

Schriner, Jesse J.

2008-07-25

406

Application of Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in Teacher Education Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The indomitable spirit of higher education paves the way for the growth of a nation in the political, economic, social, intellectual and spiritual dimensions. Teacher education is one of the areas in higher education which trains student-teachers in pedagogy, which in turn helps them to train the young minds of educational institutions. The "Fate…

Manivannan, M.; Premila, K. S.

2009-01-01

407

Some Principles for Quality of Service Management Gregor v. Bochmann and Abdelhakim Hafid  

E-print Network

has been the development of video servers that are capable of delivering video streams in real Université de Montréal Dept. IRO, CP 6128, Succursale centre ville, Montréal, H3C 3J7, Canada E-mail: {hafid-related attributes, such as video resolution, frame rate, storage format and compression scheme, synchronization

von Bochmann, Gregor

408

Defining quality indicators for best-practice management of inflammatory bowel disease in Canada  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of published data regarding the quality of care of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Canada. Clinical quality indicators are quantitative end points used to guide, monitor and improve the quality of patient care. In Canada, where universal health care can vary significantly among provinces, quality indicators can be used to identify potential gaps in the delivery of IBD care and standardize the approach to interprovincial management. METHODS: The Emerging Practice in IBD Collaborative (EPIC) group generated a shortlist of IBD quality indicators based on a comprehensive literature review. An iterative voting process was used to select quality indicators to take forward. In a face-to-face meeting with the EPIC group, available evidence to support each quality indicator was presented by the EPIC member aligned to it, followed by group discussion to agree on the wording of the statements. The selected quality indicators were then ratified in a final vote by all EPIC members. RESULTS: Eleven quality indicators for the management of IBD within the single-payer health care system of Canada were developed. These focus on accurate diagnosis, appropriate and timely management, disease monitoring, and prevention or treatment of complications of IBD or its therapy. CONCLUSIONS: These quality indicators are measurable, reflective of the evidence base and expert opinion, and define a standard of care that is at least a minimum that should be expected for IBD management in Canada. The next steps for the EPIC group involve conducting research to assess current practice across Canada as it pertains to these quality indicators and to measure the impact of each of these indicators on patient outcomes. PMID:24839622

Nguyen, Geoffrey C; Devlin, Shane M; Afif, Waqqas; Bressler, Brian; Gruchy, Steven E; Kaplan, Gilaad G; Oliveira, Liliana; Plamondon, Sophie; Seow, Cynthia H; Williams, Chadwick; Wong, Karen; Yan, Brian M; Jones, Jennifer

2014-01-01

409

Quality management systems for your in vitro fertilization clinic's laboratory: Why bother?  

PubMed Central

Several countries have in recent years introduced prescribed requirements for treatment and monitoring of outcomes, as well as a licensing or accreditation requirement for in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics and their laboratories. It is commonplace for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) laboratories to be required to have a quality control system. However, more effective Total Quality Management systems are now being implemented by an increasing number of ART clinics. In India, it is now a requirement to have a quality management system in order to be accredited and to help meet customer demand for improved delivery of ART services. This review contains the proceedings a quality management session at the Indian Fertility Experts Meet (IFEM) 2010 and focuses on the creation of a patient-oriented best-in-class IVF laboratory. PMID:23869142

Olofsson, Jan I; Banker, Manish R; Sjoblom, Late Peter

2013-01-01

410

Approaches to quality management and accreditation in a genetic testing laboratory  

PubMed Central

Medical laboratories, and specifically genetic testing laboratories, provide vital medical services to different clients: clinicians requesting a test, patients from whom the sample was collected, public health and medical-legal instances, referral laboratories and authoritative bodies. All expect results that are accurate and obtained in an efficient and effective manner, within a suitable time frame and at acceptable cost. There are different ways of achieving the end results, but compliance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189, the international standard for the accreditation of medical laboratories, is becoming progressively accepted as the optimal approach to assuring quality in medical testing. We present recommendations and strategies designed to aid genetic testing laboratories with the implementation of a quality management system, including key aspects such as document control, external quality assessment, internal quality control, internal audit, management review, validation, as well as managing the human side of change. The focus is on pragmatic approaches to attain the levels of quality management and quality assurance required for accreditation according to ISO 15189, within the context of genetic testing. Attention is also given to implementing efficient and effective quality improvement. PMID:20720559

Berwouts, Sarah; Morris, Michael A; Dequeker, Elisabeth

2010-01-01

411

Managing the implementation of automotive emission control technologies using systems engineering principles  

E-print Network

In the 1940s and 1950s poor air quality in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States started to negatively influence the health of citizens throughout the country. After numerous studies the government concluded ...

Penney, John, 1974-

2004-01-01

412

Who has to pay for measures in the field of water management? A proposal for applying the polluter pays principle.  

PubMed

There is no doubt about the fact that the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the pursuit of its goal of good ecological status will give rise to measures in different fields of water management. However, a conclusive and transparent method of financing these measures is still missing up to now. Measures in the water management sector are no mere end in themselves; instead, they serve specific ends directed at human activities or they serve general environment objectives. Following the integrative approach of the WFD on looking upon river basins as a whole and its requirement to observe the polluter pays principle, all different groups within a river basin should contribute to the costs according to their cost-bearer roles as polluters, stakeholders with vested interests or beneficiaries via relevant yardsticks. In order to quantify the financial expenditure of each cost bearer, a special algorithm was developed and tested in the river basin of a small tributary of the Ruhr River. It was proved to be generally practicable with regard to its handling and the comprehension of the results. Therefore, the application of a cost bearer system based on the polluter-pays principle and thus in correspondence with the WFD's requirements should appear possible in order to finance future measures. PMID:19182349

Grünebaum, Thomas; Schweder, Heinrich; Weyand, Michael

2009-01-01

413

NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC : evaluation and selection of tools for the quality environment.  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Nuclear Waste Management Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC) is to provide an integrated suite of computational modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to quantitatively assess the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive-waste storage facility or disposal repository. These M&S capabilities are to be managed, verified, and validated within the NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC quality environment. M&S capabilities and the supporting analysis workflow and simulation data management tools will be distributed to end-users from this same quality environment. The same analysis workflow and simulation data management tools that are to be distributed to end-users will be used for verification and validation (V&V) activities within the quality environment. This strategic decision reduces the number of tools to be supported, and increases the quality of tools distributed to end users due to rigorous use by V&V activities. This report documents an evaluation of the needs, options, and tools selected for the NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC quality environment. The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Nuclear Waste Management Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC) program element is to provide an integrated suite of computational modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to assess quantitatively the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive-waste storage facility or disposal repository. This objective will be fulfilled by acquiring and developing M&S capabilities, and establishing a defensible level of confidence in these M&S capabilities. The foundation for assessing the level of confidence is based upon the rigor and results from verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification (V&V and UQ) activities. M&S capabilities are to be managed, verified, and validated within the NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC quality environment. M&S capabilities and the supporting analysis workflow and simulation data management tools will be distributed to end-users from this same quality environment. The same analysis workflow and simulation data management tools that are to be distributed to end-users will be used for verification and validation (V&V) activities within the quality environment. This strategic decision reduces the number of tools to be supported, and increases the quality of tools distributed to end users due to rigorous use by V&V activities. NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC V&V and UQ practices and evidence management goals are documented in the V&V Plan. This V&V plan includes a description of the quality environment into which M&S capabilities are imported and V&V and UQ activities are managed. The first phase of implementing the V&V plan is to deploy an initial quality environment through the acquisition and integration of a set of software tools. An evaluation of the needs, options, and tools selected for the quality environment is given in this report.

Bouchard, Julie F.; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Vigil, Dena M.; Edwards, Harold Carter (Org. 1444 : Multiphysics Simulation Technology)

2011-05-01

414

[Hygienic bases for management of bottled drinking water quality].  

PubMed

The paper analyzes the existing normative requirements, by controlling the packaged drinking waters versus tap water; substantiates additions into a list, the regulated levels of a number of indices for this type of products, including those for the waters designed for babies, and the narrowed list of indices for state control. To assure the high quality of finished products, it is shown to be important to perform a sanitary-and-epidemiological study of raw water for pouring and finished products in full conformity with normative documents and to use current water conditioning technologies by the level of major biogenic elements to have physiologically adequate waters of high quality. PMID:21842738

Rakhmanin, D V; Mikha?lova, R I

2011-01-01

415

Cataract management: effect on patients' quality of life.  

PubMed

This article summarises the epidemiology of cataract, the normal and altered physiology of the eye's lens, and the causes of and risk factors associated with the condition. It outlines the aims of modern cataract surgery and discusses the main surgical approaches. The effects of 'cataract blindness' on the patient's quality of life are addressed, with particular reference to the negative effect of the onset of depression. The role of the nurse in promoting quality of life is explored with reference to the value of psychosocial theory in the care of and promotion of health to older patients with cataracts. PMID:25605115

Watkinson, Susan; Seewoodhary, Ramesh

2015-01-21

416

Investigation of priorities in water quality management based on correlations and variations.  

PubMed

The development of water quality assessment strategies investigating spatial and temporal changes caused by natural and anthropogenic phenomena is an important tool in management practices. This paper used cluster analysis, water quality index method, sensitivity analysis and canonical correlation analysis to investigate priorities in pollution control activities. Data sets representing 22 surface water quality parameters were subject to analysis. Results revealed that organic pollution was serious threat for overall water quality in the region. Besides, oil and grease, lead and mercury were the critical variables violating the standard. In contrast to inorganic variables, organic and physical-inorganic chemical parameters were influenced by variations in physical conditions (discharge, temperature). This study showed that information produced based on the variations and correlations in water quality data sets can be helpful to investigate priorities in water management activities. Moreover statistical techniques and index methods are useful tools in data - information transformation process. PMID:23422063

Boyac?o?lu, Hülya; Gündogdu, Vildan; Boyac?o?lu, Hayal

2013-04-15

417

Does Internal Quality Management Contribute to More Control or to Improvement of Higher Education?: A Survey on Faculty's Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore faculty's perceptions of quality management activities (QMA) within their departments, attention being paid to relevant quality aspects and whether quality management contributes to control or improvement of higher education. Furthermore, it examines differences between departments and relationships…

Kleijnen, Jan; Dolmans, Diana; Willems, Jos; van Hout, Hans

2011-01-01

418

Why Are Some Texts Good and Others Not? Relationship between Text Quality and Management of the Writing Processes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two experiments examined whether text quality is related to online management of the writing processes. Experiment 1 focused on the relationship between online management and text quality in narrative and argumentative texts. Experiment 2 investigated how this relationship might be affected by a goal emphasizing text quality. In both experiments,…

Beauvais, Caroline; Olive, Thierry; Passerault, Jean-Michel

2011-01-01

419

Effective Quality Management Requires a Systematic Approach and a Flexible Organisational Culture: A Qualitative Study among Academic Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative research examines the similarities and differences between three teaching departments within Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in the Netherlands that provide effective and three that provide less effective quality management. What are staff members' conceptions and perceptions of quality, quality management and…

Kleijnen, Jan; Dolmans, Diana; Willems, Jos; van Hout, Hans

2014-01-01

420

A Multi-Level Examination of Leadership Practices in Quality Management: Implications for Organisational Performance in Healthcare  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organisations are continuously challenged to become more strategic, productive and cost-effective. As a result, quality management has become increasingly important to achieve desired organisational performance outcomes. Quality management considers leadership an important component to implement and sustain quality products and services to…

Akdere, Mesut

2007-01-01

421

IQM-CMM: A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION QUALITY MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY MATURITY (Research-in-Progress)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contemporary organizations are producing and storing more information then ever before in history. The resulting information overload, combined with the lack of quality assurance for information management, has led to a questionable state of information quality in many organizations. Furthermore, assessing, enhancing, and managing information quality has proven to be a notoriously difficult undertaking. This paper presents a capability maturity

Andy Koronios; Jing Gao

422

Risk factors and monitoring for water quality to determine best management practices for splash parks.  

PubMed

Splash parks have been associated with infectious disease outbreaks as a result of exposure to poor water quality. To be able to protect public health, risk factors were identified that determine poor water quality. Samples were taken at seven splash parks where operators were willing to participate in the study. Higher concentrations of Escherichia coli were measured in water of splash parks filled with rainwater or surface water as compared with sites filled with tap water, independent of routine inspection intervals and employed disinfection. Management practices to prevent fecal contamination and guarantee maintaining good water quality at splash parks should include selection of source water of acceptable quality. PMID:25252342

de Man, H; Leenen, E J T M; van Knapen, F; de Roda Husman, A M

2014-09-01

423

A comparison of the integration of Risk management Principles in Product Development Approaches  

E-print Network

The management and reduction of risk is a central part of product development processes. This paper analyses the extent to which four common product development approaches address risks (waterfall model, stage gate model, ...

Oehmen, Josef

2011-01-01

424

Principles of Distributed Data Management in 2020?1 Patrick Valduriez  

E-print Network

's saw the development and maturation of client-server technology and the introduction of object. It is apparent that the last ten years have seen an accelerated investigation of distributed data management

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

425

Process management principles for increasing the energy efficiency of manufacturing operations  

E-print Network

Energy usage is a significant operating cost for manufacturing facilities in the United States, and interest in energy management has been rising of late, 2, 3]. One approach, recommended by the Environmental Protection ...

Espindle, L. P. (Leo P.)

2011-01-01

426

School Indoor Air Quality Best Management Practices Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, written in response to requirements of the Washington State legislature, focuses on practices which can be undertaken during the siting, design, construction, or renovation of a school, recommends practices to help ensure good indoor air quality during building occupancy, and suggests protocols and useful reference documents for…

Hall, Richard; Ellis, Richard; Hardin, Tim

427

Improving NAVFAC's total quality management of construction drawings with CLIPS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A diagnostic expert system to improve the quality of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) construction drawings and specification is described. C Language Integrated Production System (CLIPS) and computer aided design layering standards are used in an expert system to check and coordinate construction drawings and specifications to eliminate errors and omissions.

Antelman, Albert

1991-01-01

428

WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN A DRINKING WATER RESERVOIR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lake Rockwell provides drinking water to Akron, Ohio. Algae and macrophytes cause increased treatment costs, user complaints, and concerns about water quality standards. The reservoir is very eutrophic. A diagnostic study performed in the laboratory with intact cores taken from littoral and anoxic sediments determined that oxic and anoxic sediments have a very high potential for phosphorus release. Only 19

G. Dennis Cooke; Robert E. Carlson

1986-01-01

429

User Information for the NARSTO Quality Management Documents  

E-print Network

://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/programs/NARSTO/ ). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA. NARSTO Quality Planning Handbook (ORNL/CDIAC-111 Systems Science Center) (http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/programs/NARSTO/ ). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Center) (http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/programs/NARSTO/ ). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

430

Water quality beneath urban runoff water management basins  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical impact of urban runoff water on water quality beneath five retention\\/recharge basins was investigated as part of the US EPA's Nationwide Urban Runoff Program in Fresno, California. Soil water percolating through alluvium soils and the ground water at the top of the water table were sampled with ceramic\\/Teflon vacuum water extractors at depths up to 26 m during

Harry I. Nightingale

1987-01-01

431

Quality management for trauma patients in the emergency department  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality of care for trauma patients seems to have dramatically improved in the last decades. Both political and medical changes have influenced these changes. In the Netherlands the organization of a trauma system started in the eighties of last century with the foundation of the Dutch Trauma Society and regionalized care systems. Also the introduction of Advanced Trauma Life

P. H. W. Lubbert

2010-01-01

432

Major: Ecological Systems Design, Air Quality Control and Waste Management  

E-print Network

, Biolley), 2.25 CP #12;2 Examples for combination of Modules Autumn semester Spring semester · Air and air quality control Examples for combination of Modules Autumn semester Spring semester · Air repositories, Johnson, Plötze, Gautschi, 3 CP, spring (compulsory if other Major is UWM) Lab, 4.5 CP, air

Giger, Christine

433

Stacking the deck in favor of quality energy management  

SciTech Connect

This article begins with the nagging question, ``Where will the money come from to pay for the thorough commissioning and comprehensive, relevant training and support (CERTS) which must accompany energy management projects?`` The answer is, ``the buyers themselves.`` They will pay for them willingly with cash or cash flow when they become convinced the investment is worth making. There is mounting evidence that when customers clearly understand the full value of any product or service and if they believe they will get what they pay for, they will buy. Humans will pay a higher price for energy management if they think it is worth more than something else they might otherwise buy. The energy efficiency industry is in competition with other industries. For time, attention, capital and cash flow. The remainder of this paper is a proposed approach to selling energy management control systems that can be applied to selling any and all conservation technologies.

Gustavson, D.

1995-06-01

434

A Roadmap for Quality Transformation in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public schools in the United States face enormous challenges as they try to provide cost-effective, good quality education. Schools can continually change to provide this service. The principles and processes of Total Quality Management can lead to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Change can be initiated at any level and can be customized to…

Frazier, Andy

435

A modeling approach to evaluate the impacts of water quality management plans implemented in a watershed in Texas  

E-print Network

and Water Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, 808 E. Blackland Road, Temple, TX 76502, USA Received 18 June 2004A modeling approach to evaluate the impacts of water quality management plans implemented best management practices (BMPs) have been implemented through Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs

436

Deciphering the Imperative: Translating Public Health Quality Improvement into Organizational Performance Management Gains.  

PubMed

With the launching of the national public health accreditation program under the auspices of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), health department momentum around quality improvement adoption has accelerated. Domain 9 of the PHAB standards (one of 12 domains) focuses on evaluation and improvement of performance and is acting as a strong driver for quality improvement and performance management implementation within health departments. Widespread adoption of quality improvement activities in public health trails that in other US sectors. Several performance management models have received broad acceptance, including models among government and nonprofits. A model specifically for public health has been developed and is presented herein. All models in current use reinforce customer focus; streamlined, value-added processes; and strategic alignment. All are structured to steer quality improvement efforts toward organizational priorities, ensuring that quality improvement complements performance management. High-performing health departments harness the synergy of quality improvement and performance management, providing powerful tools to achieve public health strategic imperatives. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Public Health Volume 36 is March 18, 2015. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/catalog/pubdates.aspx for revised estimates. PMID:25494050

Beitsch, Leslie M; Yeager, Valerie A; Moran, John

2014-12-10

437

Linking Spatial Variations in Water Quality with Water and Land Management using Multivariate Techniques.  

PubMed

Most studies using multivariate techniques for pollution source evaluation are conducted in free-flowing rivers with distinct point and nonpoint sources. This study expanded on previous research to a managed "canal" system discharging into the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, where water and land management is the single most important anthropogenic factor influencing water quality. Hydrometric and land use data of four drainage basins were uniquely integrated into the analysis of 25 yr of monthly water quality data collected at seven stations to determine the impact of water and land management on the spatial variability of water quality. Cluster analysis (CA) classified seven monitoring stations into four groups (CA groups). All water quality parameters identified by discriminant analysis showed distinct spatial patterns among the four CA groups. Two-step principal component analysis/factor analysis (PCA/FA) was conducted with (i) water quality data alone and (ii) water quality data in conjunction with rainfall, flow, and land use data. The results indicated that PCA/FA of water quality data alone was unable to identify factors associated with management activities. The addition of hydrometric and land use data into PCA/FA revealed close associations of nutrients and color with land management and storm-water retention in pasture and citrus lands; total suspended solids, turbidity, and NO + NO with flow and Lake Okeechobee releases; specific conductivity with supplemental irrigation supply; and dissolved O with wetland preservation. The practical implication emphasizes the importance of basin-specific land and water management for ongoing pollutant loading reduction and ecosystem restoration programs. PMID:25602661

Wan, Yongshan; Qian, Yun; Migliaccio, Kati White; Li, Yuncong; Conrad, Cecilia

2014-03-01

438

[Quality indicators for National Disease Management Guidelines using the example of the National Disease Management Guideline for "Chronic Heart Failure"].  

PubMed

Together with an expert committee a structured approach to determining quality indicators for National Disease Management Guidelines has been developed. The key steps of this approach include: introducing guideline authors to the methodology at an early stage of the process of guideline development, pre-selecting recommendations of the guideline which are potentially measurable by means of quality indicators, assessing the potentially measurable quality indicators in written form using five criteria (including their importance for the health care system and clarity of definitions) and approving them in a formal consensus process. For lack of a database these quality indicators must be regarded as preliminary. For the National Disease Management Guideline "Chronic Heart Failure" nine rate-based indicators have been chosen. The indicators correspond to important strong recommendations (grade of recommendation: A) from the fields of diagnosis (two), general therapeutic strategy (two), specific treatment (three), clinical monitoring (one) and co-ordination of care (one). In a second step, the quality indicators have to be validated within a pilot project. The determination and assessment of the potential quality indicators have revealed room for improvement of guideline development. In particular, there is a need for more health care data and for specification of recommendations. PMID:21382602

Nothacker, Monika Judith; Langer, Thomas; Weinbrenner, Susanne

2011-01-01

439

Targeting of Watershed Management Practices for Water Quality Protection  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Ensuring a clean and adequate water supply implies conservative use of water and protecting water resources from pollution. Sediment, nutrient, and pesticide losses in runoff are major pollutants of surface waters in the Midwest. This publication addresses the targeting of best management practices ...

440

Conscientious Consumerism Project in an Undergraduate Quality Management Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a "conscientious consumerism" project that involves the student as the consumer to either commend or complain to a company about a recent product or service experience. This activity and presentation helps students develop an understanding of the commendation/complaint management process within organizations while…

Helms, Marilyn M.

2014-01-01

441

Manure Management to Improve Nutrient Use Efficiency and Environmental Quality  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Manure from livestock operations can be a valuable source of N, P, K, and micronutrients for crop production, but careful management is important to maximize nutrient use efficiency and minimize N and P losses that can adversely impact the environment. Volatilization of NH3-N, the largest N loss pot...

442

ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT IN GRASSLANDS TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Grassland management practices may influence nutrient concentrations in streams, both base flow and storm flow, when nutrients are applied at recommended rates. We examined the extent to which nutrients (phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N)) were present (from 1999 to 2004) in both soluble and particul...

443

Cost Quality Management Assessment for the Idaho Operations Office. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Engineering and Cost Management (EM-24) conducted a Cost Quality Management Assessment of EM-30 and EM-40 activities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory on Feb. 3--19, 1992 (Round I). The CQMA team assessed the cost and cost-related management activities at INEL. The Round II CQMA, conducted at INEL Sept. 19--29, 1994, reviewed EM-30, EM-40, EM-50, and EM-60 cost and cost-related management practices against performance objectives and criteria. Round II did not address indirect cost analysis. INEL has made measurable progress since Round I.

NONE

1995-06-01

444

An interval-parameter waste-load-allocation model for river water quality management under uncertainty.  

PubMed

A simulation-based interval quadratic waste load allocation (IQWLA) model was developed for supporting river water quality management. A multi-segment simulation model was developed to generate water-quality transformation matrices and vectors under steady-state river flow conditions. The established matrices and vectors were then used to establish the water-quality constraints that were included in a water quality management model. Uncertainties associated with water quality parameters, cost functions, and environmental guidelines were described as intervals. The cost functions of wastewater treatment units were expressed in quadratic forms. A water-quality planning problem in the Changsha section of Xiangjiang River in China was used as a study case to demonstrate applicability of the proposed method. The study results demonstrated that IQWLA model could effectively communicate the interval-format uncertainties into optimization process, and generate inexact solutions that contain a spectrum of potential wastewater treatment options. Decision alternatives can be generated by adjusting different combinations of the decision variables within their solution intervals. The results are valuable for supporting local decision makers in generating cost-effective water quality management strategies. PMID:19238479

Qin, Xiaosheng; Huang, Guohe; Chen, Bing; Zhang, Baiyu

2009-06-01

445

Urban Air Quality Management People’s Republic  

E-print Network

with inputs by a range of organizations and air quality experts from across Asia and elsewhere. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of ADB or its Board of Governors or the Governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in the publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use.

Of China

2006-01-01

446

Industrial effluent quality, pollution monitoring and environmental management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Royal Commission Environmental Control Department (RC-ECD) at Yanbu industrial city in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has established\\u000a a well-defined monitoring program to control the pollution from industrial effluents. The quality of effluent from each facility\\u000a is monitored round the clock. Different strategic measures have been taken by the RC-ECD to implement the zero discharge policy\\u000a of RC. Industries are required

Maqbool Ahmad; Ahmad S. Bajahlan; Waleed S. Hammad

2008-01-01

447

Diabetes quality management in Dutch care groups and outpatient clinics: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background In recent years, most Dutch general practitioners started working under the umbrella of diabetes care groups, responsible for the organisation and coordination of diabetes care. The quality management of these new organisations receives growing interest, although its association with quality of diabetes care is yet unclear. The best way to measure quality management is unknown and it has not yet been studied at the level of outpatient clinics or care groups. We aimed to assess quality management of type 2 diabetes care in care groups and outpatient clinics. Results Quality management was measured with online questionnaires, containing six domains (see below). They were divided into 28 subdomains, with 59 (care groups) and 57 (outpatient clinics) questions respectively. The mean score of the domains reflects the overall score (0-100%) of an organisation. Two quality managers of all Dutch care groups and outpatient clinics were invited to fill out the questionnaire. Sixty care groups (response rate 61.9%) showed a mean score of 59.6% (CI 57.1-62.1%). The average score in 52 outpatient clinics (response rate 50.0%) was 61.9% (CI 57.5-66.8%). Mean scores on the six domains for care groups and outpatient clinics respectively were: ‘organisation of care’ 71.9% (CI 68.8-74.9%), 76.8% (CI 72.8-80.7%); ‘multidisciplinary teamwork’ 67.1% (CI 62.4-71.9%), 71.5% (CI 65.3-77.8%); ‘patient centeredness’ 46.7% (CI 42.6-50.7%), 62.5% (CI 57.7-67.2%); ‘performance management’ 63.3% (CI 61.2-65.3%), 50.9% (CI 44.2-57.5%); ‘quality improvement policy’ 52.6% (CI 49.2-56.1%), 50.9% (CI 44.6-57.3%); and ‘management strategies’ 56.0% (CI 51.4-60.7%), 59.0% (CI 52.8-65.2%). On subdomains, care groups scored highest on ‘care program’ (83.3%) and ‘measured outcomes’ (98.3%) and lowest on ‘patient safety’ (15.1%) and ‘patient involvement’ (17.7%). Outpatient clinics scored high on the presence of a ‘diabetic foot team’ (81.6%) and the support in ‘self-management’ (81.0%) and low on ‘patient involvement’ (26.8%) and ‘inspection of medical file’ (28.0%). Conclusions This nationwide assessment reveals that the level of quality management in diabetes care varies between several subdomains in both diabetes care groups and outpatient clinics. PMID:25099641

2014-01-01

448

(NEW YORK) IMPROVING EMISSION INVENTORIES FOR EFFECTIVE AIR-QUALITY MANAGEMENT ACROSS NORTH AMERICA - A NARSTO ASSESSMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

The NARSTO Ozone and Particulate Matter Assessments emphasized that emission inventories are critical to the success of air quality management programs and that emissions inventories in Canada, Mexico, and the United States need improvement to meet expectations for quality, timel...

449

( RTP, NC ) IMPROVING EMISSION INVENTORIES FOR EFFECTIVE AIR-QUALITY MANAGEMENT ACROSS NORTH AMERICA - A NARSTO ASSESSMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

The NARSTO Ozone and Particulate Matter Assessments emphasized that emission inventories are critical to the success of air quality management programs and that emissions inventories in Canada, Mexico, and the United States need improvement to meet expectations for quality, timel...

450

Trauma Management in Ancient Greece: Value of Surgical Principles through the Years  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article surveys in an interdisciplinary fashion the evolution of ancient Greek medicine and traumatology in particular. In sounding out the key methods and themes of Greek medicine, we cite a range of medical treatises and correlate them to the rich evidence of ancient Greek art (iconography), which often is explicit in its depiction of the management of disease and

Emmanouil A. Pikoulis; John C. B. Petropoulos; Christos Tsigris; Nikolaos Pikoulis; Ari K. Leppäniemi; Emmanouil Pavlakis; Evgenia Gavrielatou; David Burris; Elias Bastounis; Norman M. Rich

2004-01-01

451

Principles for Information Technology Investment in U.S. Federal Electronic Records Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) underwent a business process reengineering (BPR) exercise with respect to future co-location of previously separate regulatory docket facilities. Their experience suggests that future mandatory electronic records management (ERM) requirements will cause federal agencies to take a more…

Van Wingen, Rachel Senner; Hathorn, Fred; Sprehe, J. Timothy

1999-01-01

452

A Treatise on the Application of Life Cycle Management Principles in Agricultural & Biological Engineering  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Life Cycle Management (LCM) is a systematic approach, mindset and culture that considers economic, social, and environmental factors among other factors in the decision making process throughout various business or organizational decisions that affect both inputs and outputs of a product or service...

453

"Second Generation" E-Learning: Characteristics and Design Principles for Supporting Management Soft-Skills Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article develops the concept of "second generation" e-learning as a new paradigm for thinking about online learning. Whereas "first generation" approaches have been effective for developing technical skills, the same approach has not proven effective for developing management soft-skills (e.g., in the field of leadership education). The…

Adams, Jean; Morgan, Gareth

2007-01-01

454

USING ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES TO MANAGE INVASIVE SPECIES IN A LANDSCAPE CONTEXT  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Invasive weed species are an ever-increasing problem on most areas of wildlands (rangelands and forested lands that are not intensively managed). Relatively expensive mechanical or chemical treatments can be used to deal with point infestations. However, once infestations have become extensive, bo...

455

Problems of the Mathematical Theory of Human Work (Principles of mathematical modeling in project management)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In project management there are many problems that need to be updated with fresh approaches to their solution. One of these important problems is the totality of issues related to the methodology of mathematical modeling of projects. At present, this area is dominated by simple empirical models that are unable to provide answers to the challenging problems of the industry.

Pavel Barseghyan

456

The TAR model: use of therapeutic state transitions for quality assurance reporting in chronic disease management.  

PubMed

Chronic disease management represents one of the challenges for health informatics and demands the appropriate application of information technology for improved patient care. This paper presents an approach to quality assurance reporting wherein the recommendations of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are considered in the context of empirical therapeutic state-transitions (in terms of changes in individual patient prescriptions over time). We apply a Transition-based Audit Report (TAR) model to antihypertensive prescribing and related data as stored in a New Zealand General Practice Management System database. The results provide a set of quality indicators and specific patient cohorts for potential practice quality improvement with strong linkage to the selected guidelines and observed practice patterns. We see the TAR model primarily as a tool to enable internal quality improvement efforts, but also to be of relevance for focusing pay-for-performance programs. PMID:17911839

Gaikwad, R; Warren, J; Kenealy, T

2007-01-01

457

Radiation safety requirements for radioactive waste management in the framework of a quality management system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) is the institution responsible for the management of radioactive wastes generated from nuclear applications in medicine, industry and research in Cuba. Radioactive Waste Management Service is provided at a national level and it includes the collection and transportation of radioactive wastes to the Centralized Waste Management Facilities, where they are characterized, segregated,

M. M. Salgado; J. C. Benitez; R. Pernas; N. Gonzalez

2007-01-01

458

Managing for Quality and Innovation. An Introductory Manual for Managers of Vocational Training Centres.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on the role of training managers in increasing the effectiveness of training activities through appropriate measures and providing them with information on the latest developments, theories, and strategies in training management. It is intended for use by heads, directors, administrators, and managers of vocational and human…

Simmons, Virginia

459

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Forage Quality and Quantity  

E-print Network

to the hay free-choice animals might eat 20 to 30 pounds per day. With poor quality hay, on the other hand, an animal might not be able to or want to eat enough to meet its requirements and might need supplemental feed. Winter and mid-summer are obvious... for it and forage intake is likely to decrease as a result. Plant species also vary in palatability or attractiveness to an animal. Grazing animals are selective in what they eat and sometimes this selective grazing means that they do not find enough of what...

Lyons, Robert K.

2000-11-01

460

Energy management of power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on simulated annealing and Pontryagin's minimum principle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, an energy management method is proposed for a power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Through analyzing the PHEV powertrain, a series of quadratic equations are employed to approximate the vehicle's fuel-rate, using battery current as the input. Pontryagin's Minimum Principle (PMP) is introduced to find the battery current commands by solving the Hamiltonian function. Simulated Annealing (SA) algorithm is applied to calculate the engine-on power and the maximum current coefficient. Moreover, the battery state of health (SOH) is introduced to extend the application of the proposed algorithm. Simulation results verified that the proposed algorithm can reduce fuel-consumption compared to charge-depleting (CD) and charge-sustaining (CS) mode.

Chen, Zheng; Mi, Chunting Chris; Xia, Bing; You, Chenwen

2014-12-01

461

A Data Transferring Model for Microscale Urban Air Quality Management System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, the environmental observing systems are no longer strange to the people, and they are playing an important role in e-sciences, especially in researches about earthquake, climate, air pollution, etc. To be named as Airscope, this micro-scale air quality management system deals with unexpected pollution events in small scope, by using CFD-based air quality modeling, USN-based sensor monitoring model, DataTurbine

Le Dinh Minh; Sang Boem Lim; Jung-Hun Woo; HyungSeok Kim

2009-01-01

462

Management of common gastrointestinal disorders: quality criteria based on patients' views and practice guidelines  

PubMed Central

Background Although gastrointestinal disorders are common in general practice, clinical guidelines are not always implemented, and few patient-generated quality criteria are available to guide management. Aim To develop quality criteria for the management of four common gastrointestinal disorders: coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Design of study Qualitative study including thematic analysis of transcripts from patient focus groups and content analysis of published clinical practice guidelines. Emergent themes were synthesised by a consensus panel, into quality criteria for each condition. Setting Community-based practice in England, UK. Methods Fourteen focus groups were conducted (four for coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease, and two for GORD) involving a total of 93 patients (64 females, 29 males; mean age 55.4 years). Quality criteria were based on patients' views and expectations, synthesised with an analysis of clinical practice guidelines. Results A chronic disease management model was developed for each condition. Key themes included improving the timeliness and accuracy of diagnosis, appropriate use of investigations, better provision of information for patients, including access to patient organisations, better communication with, and access to, secondary care providers, and structured follow-up and regular review, particularly for coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Conclusion This study provides a model for the development of quality markers for chronic disease management in gastroenterology, which is likely to be applicable to other chronic conditions. PMID:19520018

Jones, Roger; Hunt, Claire; Stevens, Richard; Dalrymple, Jamie; Driscoll, Richard; Sleet, Sarah; Smith, Jonathan Blanchard

2009-01-01

463

MANAGEMENT POLICY FOR THE ASSURANCE OF RESEARCH QUALITY, HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA  

EPA Science Inventory

The document presents policies, goals, and an organizational structure for the implementation of a management policy for the Quality Assurance program in the Health Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Directed toward functional managers, a system ...

464

Farm operator perceptions of water quality protective pest management practices: Selected survey findings  

SciTech Connect

The use of pesticides in agriculture often poses a tension between water quality and environmental protection goals on the one hand and the viability of food supplies on the other hand. Pesticides used for field crops (e.g., corn, soy beans and wheat) have been detected in waterbodies, and according to some studies, are apparently finding their way into water supplies. A considerable amount of discretion is allowed in farm operator`s choice of pest management practices, and voluntary behavior becomes an important factor in promoting environmentally protective practices. Thus, it is important to know the attitudes of farmers who make pest management decisions including pesticide choices, toward the use of various water quality protective pest management practices. A number of studies show that more general environmental attitudes reflect a general world view that shapes attitudes toward particular environmental issues. This paper addresses the relationship between the more general environmental attitudes of farmers to their attitudes toward water quality issues and pest management practices which are protective of water quality. Some of the personal tradeoffs farmers are willing to make to enhance environmental controls on pesticides are also explored. Results are based on preliminary findings from a survey of farm operators who grow corn, soybeans and other field crops in three eastern states. The survey was conducted via a mail questionnaire to 2,700 farmers with telephone follow-up during the Fall of 1994. Implications of the findings for pest management in general are discussed.

Zimmerman, R. [Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York, NY (United States); Blair, J.; Webb, B. [Univ. of Maryland Survey Research Center, College Park, MD (United States)] [and others

1995-12-01

465

Designing of integrated quality and safety management system (IQSMS) for shipping operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a systematic approach for exploring the compliance level of the international safety management (ISM) code with the ISO 9001:2000 in order to structure an integrated quality and safety management system (IQSMS) for shipping operations. Multi-attribute fuzzy axiomatic design (MA-FAD) is determined as a suitable research methodology for the focused problem. To illustrate the proposed approach, a casualty

Metin Celik

2009-01-01

466

Parallel Quality Assessment of Emergency Departments by European Foundation for Quality Management Model and Iranian National Program for Hospital Evaluation  

PubMed Central

Background European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model is a widely used quality management system (QMS) worldwide, including Iran. Current study aims to verify the quality assessment results of Iranian National Program for Hospital Evaluation (INPHE) based on those of EFQM. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012 on a sample of emergency departments (EDs) affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. The standard questionnaire of EFQM (V-2010) was used to gather appropriate data. The results were compared with those of INPHE. MS Excel was used to classify and display the findings. Results: The average assessment score of the EDs based on the INPHE and EFQM model were largely different (i.e. 86.4% and 31%, respectively). In addition, the variation range among five EDs’ scores according to each model was also considerable (22% for EFQM against 7% of INPHE), especially in the EDs with and without prior record of applying QMSs. Conclusion: The INPHE’s assessment results were not confirmed by EFQM model. Moreover, the higher variation range among EDs’ scores using EFQM model could allude to its more differentiation power in assessing the performance comparing with INPHE. Therefore, a need for improvement in the latter drawing on other QMSs’ (such as EFQM) strengths, given the results emanated from its comparison with EFQM seems indispensable. PMID:23967429

IMANI NASAB, Mohammad Hasan; MOHAGHEGH, Bahram; KHALESI, Nader; JAAFARIPOOYAN, Ebrahim

2013-01-01

467

Parking and routing information system phase 1 evaluation -- Data management and quality control/quality assurance plans  

SciTech Connect

A parking and routing information system (PARIS) is being designed and deployed at a test site on the Mountain Home Veterans Administration campus in Johnson City, Tennessee using three sensor technologies. The purpose of the PARIS project is to demonstrate innovative integration of vehicle sensing technologies with parking management strategies to improve mobility and relieve congestion associated with a growing medical technology complex. Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s (ORNL) role during phase 1 of the project is to act as the independent evaluator. This technical memorandum presents two plans, Data Management Plan and Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA) Plan, which were developed to support ORNL`s responsibilities and functions. The purposes of the Data Management Plan are to coordinate the data needs which will be addressed in four individual evaluation test plans and to deal with the data issues facing the phase 1 evaluation as a whole. The objectives of the QC/QA Plan are to ensure that the evaluation is conducted properly, to guarantee that the data which will be collected are valid and properly analyzed, and to make sure that the test results are accurately recorded and reported. The evaluation will be performed through the execution of four integrated studies (system performance, user acceptance, institutional and business issues, and transportation systems). The phase 1 evaluation data will be collected from 24 sources. Three databases will be established based upon these data (project team database, distributed database processor, and evaluator database).

Carter, R.J.

1997-01-01

468

Lag time in water quality response to best management practices: a review.  

PubMed

Nonpoint source (NPS) watershed projects often fail to meet expectations for water quality improvement because of lag time, the time elapsed between adoption of management changes and the detection of measurable improvement in water quality in the target water body. Even when management changes are well-designed and fully implemented, water quality monitoring efforts may not show definitive results if the monitoring period, program design, and sampling frequency are not sufficient to address the lag between treatment and response. The main components of lag time include the time required for an installed practice to produce an effect, the time required for the effect to be delivered to the water resource, the time required for the water body to respond to the effect, and the effectiveness of the monitoring program to measure the response. The objectives of this review are to explore the characteristics of lag time components, to present examples of lag times reported from a variety of systems, and to recommend ways for managers to cope with the lag between treatment and response. Important processes influencing lag time include hydrology, vegetation growth, transport rate and path, hydraulic residence time, pollutant sorption properties, and ecosystem linkages. The magnitude of lag time is highly site and pollutant specific, but may range from months to years for relatively short-lived contaminants such as indicator bacteria, years to decades for excessive P levels in agricultural soils, and decades or more for sediment accumulated in river systems. Groundwater travel time is also an important contributor to lag time and may introduce a lag of decades between changes in agricultural practices and improvement in water quality. Approaches to deal with the inevitable lag between implementation of management practices and water quality response lie in appropriately characterizing the watershed, considering lag time in selection, siting, and monitoring of management measures, selection of appropriate indicators, and designing effective monitoring programs to detect water quality response. PMID:20048296

Meals, Donald W; Dressing, Steven A; Davenport, Thomas E

2010-01-01

469

Safety Management Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses the issues that need to be considered by the education and training system as it responds to the changing needs of industry in Great Britain. Following a general introduction, the development of quality management ideas is traced. The underlying principles of safety and risk management are clarified and the implications of…

Fido, A. T.; Wood, D. O.

470

Waste management R&D Quality Assurance: An alternative approach  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the development and initial implementation of a Quality Assurance (QA) Program for technical activities associated with assessing compliance of an existing DOE nuclear waste site with applicable environmental regulations. The requirements for establishing the QA program are defined, along with the approach and emphasis used to develop the program. The structure of the program and the various levels of QA plans and procedures are briefly discussed. Initial implementation efforts are summarized. The QA program was developed by and for the project participants and was structured according to the major technical requirements of the project. The QA plans and procedures are written for the convenience and use of the technical staff and not merely to satisfy auditor expectations. Every effort was made to avoid an 18-point approach typical of many QA programs patterned after the dictates of the industry recognized ``national consensus standards.`` Flexibility is emphasized due to the nature of the research and development activities associated with the technical program. Recommendations are provided for using this alternative approach to QA program development for similar technical efforts elsewhere. 10 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

Brosseau, D.A. [ERCE, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA); Harlan, C.P.; Cochrell, R.C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)

1991-02-01

471

Bayesian Framework for Water Quality Model Uncertainty Estimation and Risk Management  

EPA Science Inventory

A formal Bayesian methodology is presented for integrated model calibration and risk-based water quality management using Bayesian Monte Carlo simulation and maximum likelihood estimation (BMCML). The primary focus is on lucid integration of model calibration with risk-based wat...

472

Management as a Factor Affecting the Quality of Institutional Performance: The Experience of Kaunas College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article deals with the necessity of the development of higher education institutions, improvement of their performance and management in the context of constant changes and reforms. The outcomes of the research carried out at Kaunas College in 2003 while implementing the college performance quality improvement plan are presented. Research…

Spudyte, Irma; Misiunas, Mindaugas

2004-01-01

473

Principals' and Teachers' Perceptions of Quality Management in Hong Kong Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of a sample of Hong Kong principals and teachers of the extent to which quality management (QM) has been effectively implemented in primary schools. The features of QM improvement implemented in Hong Kong primary schools include: values and duties, systems and teams(ST) resources and…

Cheng, Alison Lai Fong; Yau, Hon Keung

2011-01-01

474

Risk Management with Derivatives by Dealers and Market Quality in Government Bond Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis paper investigates how bond dealers manage core business risk with interest rate futures and the extent to which market quality is affected by their selective risk taking. We observe that dealers use futures to take directional bets and hedge changes in their spot exposure. We find that, cross-sectionally, a dealer with longer (shorter) risk exposure sells (buys) a larger

Narayan Y. Naik; Pradeep K. Yadav

2003-01-01

475

Multi-Crop Plant Growth Modeling from Field to Watershed for Water Quality and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural models and decision support systems (DSS) for assessing water quality and management are increasingly being applied to diverse geographic regions at different scales. This requires models that can simulate many different common and alternative crops. However, very few plant growth models are available that \\

G. S. McMaster; J. C. Ascough; D. A. Edmunds; F. A. Fox

476

Conflicting Expertise and Uncertainty: Quality Assurance in High-Level Radioactive Waste Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dynamics of a large, expensive, and controversial surface and underground evaluation of a radioactive waste management program at the Yucca Mountain power plant are reviewed. The use of private contractors in the quality assurance study complicates the evaluation. This case study illustrates high stakes evaluation problems. (SLD)

Fitzgerald, Michael R.; McCabe, Amy Snyder

1991-01-01

477

The Effects of Total Quality Management on Corporate Performance: An Empirical Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the impact of total quality management (TQM) on the performance of 108 firms that began TQM implementation between 1981 and 1991. The impact of TQM is measured by comparing each firm's performance to a control benchmark designed to capture what the performance would have been without TQM. The findings indicate that performance, measured by both accounting variables

George S. Easton; Sherry L. Jarrell

1998-01-01

478

The Application of a Total Quality Management Approach to Support Student Recruitment in Schools of Music  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the greatest challenges music programme administrators face is that of recruiting students for their programmes. This article suggests that administrators should investigate the benefits of implementing a comprehensive total quality management programme in their institutions. The core values, techniques and tools embodied in the Total…

Weinstein, Larry

2009-01-01

479

Leading the Quality Management of Online Learning Environments in Australian Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper presents the findings of the first year of a nationally funded Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) project on the quality management of online learning environments by and through distributed leadership. The project is being undertaken by five Australian universities with major commitments to online and distance education.…

Holt, Dale; Palmer, Stuart; Munro, Judy; Solomonides, Ian; Gosper, Maree; Hicks, Margaret; Sankey, Michael; Allan, Garry; Hollenbeck, Robert

2013-01-01

480

A Labor-Management Committee Improves the Quality of Working Life.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The outlook for improving work life quality in unionized, mature organizations is examined in the context of the Jamestown, New York, community-based labor/management committee. Ten lessons from the experience of the Jamestown Committee are offered. (Author/JMD)

Eldred, John C.

1978-01-01

481

Creating social change in a municipality using a Total Quality Management approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a joint project started by citizens, trade life and local government of the Swedish municipality of Jokkmokk to create a positive societal development based on the tenets of Total Quality Management. The project had a duration of two years, and also included a parallel effort made in Mansfield in the United Kingdom, although this paper describes the

Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn; Bjarne Bergquist; Bengt Klefsjö

2009-01-01

482

Importance of the Primary Radioactivity Standard Laboratory and Implementation of its Quality Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper presents some specific aspects of the implementation of the quality management in the Radionuclide Metrology Laboratory, from IFIN-HH, the owner of the primary Romanian standard in radioactivity. The description of the accreditation, according to the EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, is presented.

Sahagia, Maria; Razdolescu, Anamaria Cristina; Luca, Aurelian; Ivan, Constantin

2007-04-01

483

"Advances in Coupled Air Quality, Farm Management and Biogeochemistry to address bidirectional ammonia flux"  

EPA Science Inventory

A cropland farm management modeling system for regional air quality and field-scale applications of bi-directional ammonia exchange was presented at ITM XXI. The goal of this research is to improve estimates of nitrogen deposition to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and ambien...

484

Quality of life in Mexican American children following a weight management program  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Our objective was to evaluate quality of life (QOL) in at-risk for overweight and overweight Mexican American children after participating in 6 months of intensive weight management or self-help. Eighty sixth- and seventh-grade at-risk for overweight (BMI >= 85th to < 95th percentile) and overweight...

485

Two-stage planning for sustainable water-quality management under uncertainty.  

PubMed

In water-quality management problems, uncertainties may exist in a number of impact factors and pollution-related processes (e.g., the volume and strength of industrial wastewater and their variations can be presented as random events through identifying a statistical distribution for each source); moreover, nonlinear relationships may exist among many system components (e.g., cost parameters may be functions of wastewater-discharge levels). In this study, an inexact two-stage stochastic quadratic programming (ITQP) method is developed for water-quality management under uncertainty. It is a hybrid of inexact quadratic programming (IQP) and two-stage stochastic programming (TSP) methods. The developed ITQP can handle not only uncertainties expressed as probability distributions and interval values but also nonlinearities in the objective function. It can be used for analyzing various scenarios that are associated with different levels of economic penalties or opportunity losses caused by improper policies. The ITQP is applied to a case of water-quality management to deal with uncertainties presented in terms of probabilities and intervals and to reflect dynamic interactions between pollutant loading and water quality. Interactive and derivative algorithms are employed for solving the ITQP model. The solutions are presented as combinations of deterministic, interval and distributional information, and can thus facilitate communications for different forms of uncertainties. They are helpful for managers in not only making decisions regarding wastewater discharge but also gaining insight into the tradeoff between the system benefit and the environmental requirement. PMID:19264389

Li, Y P; Huang, G H

2009-06-01

486

Nutrient and Pesticide Management IDAHO SNAKE-PAYETTE RIVERS --HUA WATER QUALITY PROJECT FINAL REPORT  

E-print Network

Nutrient and Pesticide Management in the HUA IDAHO SNAKE-PAYETTE RIVERS -- HUA WATER QUALITY PROJECT FINAL REPORT L. R. Huter, R. L. Mahler, L. E. Brooks and B.A. Lolley BUL 817 The Idaho Snake Service), the University of Idaho Extension System (ES), and Farm Services Agency (FSA; formerly the ASCS

O'Laughlin, Jay

487

Implementing a Quality Management Framework in a Higher Education Organisation: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to report and analyse the lessons learned from a case study on the implementation of a quality management system within an IT Division in a higher education (HE) organisation. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a review of the relevant literatures and the use of primary sources such as document analysis,…

O'Mahony, Kim; Garavan, Thomas N.

2012-01-01

488

Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee  

Cancer.gov

The Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life (SxQOL) Steering Committee (SC) was established in April 2006. The core committee membership includes representatives from the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Bases, R01 investigators, community oncologists, biostatisticians, patient advocates, and NCI Staff.

489

Quality Control of Minerals Management Service - Oil Company ADCP Data at NDBC: A Successful Partnership Implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) requires that deep water oil drilling and production platforms in the northern Gulf of Mexico collect and provide current profile data to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). NDBC processes and displays the resulting currents on the NDBC website. NDBC has recently implemented quality control algorithms agreed upon by industry and the government. The resulting

R. L. Crout; D. T. Conlee

2006-01-01

490

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The past two decades have witnessed increased concerns over the health and comfort of indoor air quality (IAQ), but little indoor air-related information has been targeted at building owners and facility managers of public and commercial buildings. This manual, specifically created for such a population, provides guidance on preventing,…

Agle, Elizabeth; Galbraith, Susan

491

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SUCCESSFUL QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) PROGRAM FROM A RESEARCH MANAGER'S PERSPECTIVE  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division's Quality Assurance (QA) program and the approaches used to meet QA requirements in the Division. The presentation is a technical manager's perspective of the Division's requirements for and approach to QA in i...

492

Enforcing Academic Rules in Higher Education: A Total Quality Management Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Total Quality Management (TQM) approach to enforcing an admissions rule was taken in one master's degree program in lieu of punishing students for infraction. Prevention became possible only after TQM techniques revealed the causes of rule violation. Follow-up shows no new rule infractions for several academic terms. (MSE)

Burgar, Paul

1994-01-01

493

Growing discipline through total quality management in a New Zealand horticulture region  

Microsoft Academic Search

Horticultural activity in New Zealand is changing through an intensified search for higher value, customer-oriented production. This paper examines the transformative influences of quality management initiatives in the horticultural complex of Hawke's Bay, a major producing region for apples, wine grapes, tomatoes, asparagus and squash. The paper identifies specific initiatives in each sector, explores the nature of the context in

Martin Perry; Richard Le Heron; David J. Hayward; Ian Cooper

1997-01-01

494

Instead of protecting water quality, severely limiting management in riparian zones has  

E-print Network

CALIFORNIA FORESTS Instead of protecting water quality, severely limiting management in riparian riparian zones in the Sierra are three times denser with vegetation than they were historically started by Native Americans and lightning strikes cleared riparian zones and upland forests of debris

North, Malcolm

495

Development and validation of a measure of the quality management practices in education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of this research is to identify and confirm the most important dimensions in the quality management (QM) that can be applied in secondary schools, with the purpose of developing a measure instrument that can be used, with enough reliability and validity, for these educational institutions. This could help in knowing the school reality, pointing out the strong

José Soria-García; Ángel Rafael Martínez-Lorente

2012-01-01

496

A Bachelor of Engineering Technology Curriculum in Water Quality Management: Course Guides.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contained are course guides for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) Curriculum in Water Quality Management. Detailed course content, as well as instructional resources, are included in this volume. Each guide is written in behavioral terms using the instructional objective format. A suggested curriculum is shown with methods of…

Cole, Charles A.; And Others

497

Soil Quality Changes with No-Till Management and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Take-out  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Agricultural producers in eastern Washington are adopting no-till farming in an effort to reduce soil erosion. In addition, lands returning to production after enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) must be managed in order to maintain improvements in soil quality. The soil character...

498

Managing N availability and losses by combining fertilizer-N with different quality residues in Kenya  

E-print Network

Managing N availability and losses by combining fertilizer-N with different quality residues, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA b Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute-CIAT, P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya 1. Introduction Soil fertility decline is seen as the most

van Kessel, Chris

499

Fuzzy Recognition Method for Best Management Practice of Urban Runoff Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development and significance of the best management practice for controlling urban runoff quality are reviewed briefly. Several regular BMP types, together with their functions, removal efficiency of target pollutants, runoff volume control, design considerations, community acceptance and construction characteristics, etc. are described. The fuzzy hierarchy recognition model and computation procedures for selecting the most rational BMP type are suggested

Hong-yuan Fang; Donald D. Adrian; Zhi-qiang Deng

2009-01-01

500

[Definition and control of the processes involved in the quality management].  

PubMed

The aim of this article is to describe the processes involved in the organisation and function of the medical laboratory to fulfill the needs of the users. The knowledge of the different interfaces and relationship is a condition for the control of the processes according to the quality management system. PMID:23765010

Daunizeau, A

2013-06-01