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1

Risk Analysis Related to Quality Management Principles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Efficient and effective implementation of quality management principles asks for a responsible approach from top managers' perspectives. A study of the current state of affairs in Czech organizations discovers a lot of shortcomings in this field that can be changed to vary managerial risks. The article identifies and analyses some of them and gives short guidance for appropriate treatment. Text of the article reflects the authors' experience as well as knowledge obtained from the systematic analysis of industrial companies' environments.

Vykydal, David; Halfarová, Petra; Nenadál, Jaroslav; Plura, Ji?í; Hekelová, Edita

2012-12-01

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Integrating Buildability Principles into ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Productivity and quality are two inter-related issues of utmost importance in the construction industry. The buildability concept and ISO 9000 quality management systems are used to help raise productivity and quality standards in construction. However, both buildability principles and ISO 9000 quality system elements are frequently considered separately in many consulting and construction firms. Many of these firms have also

Low Sui Pheng; Belinda Abeyegoonasekera

2000-01-01

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Managing agricultural phosphorus for water quality protection: principles for progress  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  The eutrophication of aquatic systems due to diffuse pollution of agricultural phosphorus (P) is a local, even regional, water\\u000a quality problem that can be found world-wide.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Scope  Sustainable management of P requires prudent tempering of agronomic practices, recognizing that additional steps are often\\u000a required to reduce the downstream impacts of most production systems.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Conclusions  Strategies to mitigate diffuse losses of P must

Peter J. A. Kleinman; Andrew N. Sharpley; Richard W. McDowell; Don N. Flaten; Anthony R. Buda; Liang Tao; Lars Bergstrom; Qing Zhu

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Applying the Four Principles of Total Quality Management to the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how the four Total Quality Management (TQM) principles--customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, empowerment, and teamwork--can help teachers and students increase their efficiency and effectiveness in the classroom. Introduces two models that successfully include the four principles of TQM. (JOW)

Schmidt, Klaus

1998-01-01

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Application of the Total Quality Management Approach Principles and the ISO 9000 Standards in Engineering Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the applicability of the definition, principles, and underlying strategies of total quality management (TQM) for engineering education. Describes several tools and methods for the implementation of TQM and its suitability for a variety of school activities. Presents a TQM course outline combining lectures, discussions, suggested…

Waks, Shlomo; Frank, Moti

1999-01-01

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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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Principles of Water Quality  

SciTech Connect

CONTENTS: Introduction to Water Quality Concepts. Natural Environmental Processes. Toxic Metals as Factors in Water Quality. Refractory Organic Compounds. Nutrients, Productivity, and Eutrophication. Microbes and Water Quality. Thermal Effects and Water Quality. Air Quality. Water Quality Interactions. Introduction to Water Quality Modeling. Water Quality Standards, and Management Approaches.

Waite, T.D.

1984-01-01

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Quality management principles as top team performance practices ISO 9000 criteria re-interpreted  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new quality is defined by the customer, and must be part of a company’s culture. It must start with the chief executive officer (CEO) and be part of a top management team’s performance practices. This paper states the quality management system, defined in ISO 9000, in the operational style of executive management. It presents a management system for ensuring

Marsha Ludwig-Becker

1999-01-01

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A Retention Assessment Process: Utilizing Total Quality Management Principles and Focus Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Retaining students is a critical topic in higher education. Methodologies abound to gather attrition data as well as key variables important to retention. Using the theories of total quality management and focus groups, this case study gathers and reports data from current college students. Key results, suggestions for replication, and areas for…

Codjoe, Henry M.; Helms, Marilyn M.

2005-01-01

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Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Can W. Edwards Deming's Principles of Quality Management Be Applied Successfully to American Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of education has been slow to recognize the Total Quality Management (TQM) concept. This resistance may result from entrenched management styles characterized by hierarchical decision-making structures. TQM emphasizes management based on leadership instead of management by objective, command, and coercion. The TQM concept consists of…

Petry, John R.

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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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Total Quality Management for Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in the United Kingdom has been shaped by the advent of local school management and the rapid growth of grant-maintained schools. Total Quality Management (TQM) offers a new way of looking at management principles and structures by identifying the needs of both internal and external customers. This book applies principles of TQM…

Greenwood, Malcolm S.; Gaunt, Helen J.

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Principles of Medical Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past, patients rarely questioned the therapeutic decisions made by their physicians. Physicians, in turn, were guided\\u000a by the principle of “doing onto others as you would have done onto you” and were largely limited by their clinical experiences.\\u000a Today, evidence-based medicine dictates most treatment decisions, and the role of the physician in educating patients about\\u000a available therapeutic options

Tarek Mekhail; Rony Abou-Jawde; Maurie Markman

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Applying Quality Management Process-Improvement Principles to Learning in Reading Courses: An Improved Learning and Retention Method.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business students were taught a total quality management-based outlining process for course readings and a tally method to measure learning efficiency. Comparison of 233 who used the process and 99 who did not showed that the group means of users' test scores were 12.4 points higher than those of nonusers. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)

Hahn, William G.; Bart, Barbara D.

2003-01-01

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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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What is Total Quality Management?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a general overview of Total Quality Management (TQM) and explains why there is pressure for change in higher education institutions. Defines TQM and the various themes, tools, and beliefs that make it different from other management approaches. Presents 14 principles and how they might be applied to student affairs. (RJM)

Bryan, William A.

1996-01-01

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[Hospital quality management in Germany].  

PubMed

Hospital quality management (QM) is a legal obligation in Germany. This article reviews the regulations of quality control, the basic principles of QM, specific quality techniques, the process of QM implementation in the hospital and the possibilities of external QM certifications. Due to the increasing and effective privatisation of hospitals in Germany, careful attention to specially designed QM systems for private hospitals seems to be reasonable. PMID:18759212

Framme, C; Kahla-Witzsch, H A

2008-09-01

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Principles of integrated solid waste management  

SciTech Connect

As a recognized expert in the field, the author presents a review and expanded discussion about the policies, politics, regulations, technologies, systems, and practices of integrated solid waste management. Written from a practitioner`s point of view, the book takes a no nonsense approach to the practicalities and realities of planning, designing, and managing integrated solid waste management systems. Readers will learn the fundamentals of design and the principles for each method and practice of integrated municipal solid waste management. Contents include: policies and roles; legislation and regulations; planning, management, organization, financing; collection principles and systems design; transfer station principles and facility design; recycling principles and facility design; composting principles and facility design; waste-to-energy principles and facility design; landfill principles and facility design; managing special and construction/demolition wastes.

Hickman, H.L. Jr.

1999-08-01

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Total quality management implementation guidelines  

SciTech Connect

These Guidelines were designed by the Energy Quality Council to help managers and supervisors in the Department of Energy Complex bring Total Quality Management to their organizations. Because the Department is composed of a rich mixture of diverse organizations, each with its own distinctive culture and quality history, these Guidelines are intended to be adapted by users to meet the particular needs of their organizations. For example, for organizations that are well along on their quality journeys and may already have achieved quality results, these Guidelines will provide a consistent methodology and terminology reference to foster their alignment with the overall Energy quality initiative. For organizations that are just beginning their quality journeys, these Guidelines will serve as a startup manual on quality principles applied in the Energy context.

Not Available

1993-12-01

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Starting Total Quality Management from ISO 9000  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some 20,000 companies have been registered as working to the International Quality Management Standard ISO 9000, but many have not achieved the improvements in their operations that can be obtained from managing on total quality management principles. ISO 9000 can be an excellent start to TQM, if it is interpreted in a way that encourages the company to start on

Michael Bradley

1994-01-01

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Management Principles in Hospitality and Tourism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research into implicit leadership theories has revealed that people's conceptualizations of good and bad leadership, based on their experiences, have impacts on how they perceive leadership. This paper presents results from a study of 148 freshman Hospitality and Tourism Management students' pREFERENCES of management principles. It focuses on dichotomy principles in three dimensions, how tasks are defined (Functionalism vs. Idealism),

Einar Marnburg

2007-01-01

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An Application of Total Quality Principles in Transforming the Culture of Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1990s, many public schools began to apply the principles of Total Quality Management. As they moved ahead, they discovered that most of the separate principles that comprise Total Quality Management are not new to public education. Theories and practices using similar and related ideas have been championed by educators for generations.…

Algozzine, Bob; Audette, Robert H.; Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Kate

2005-01-01

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Earnings Management and the Revelation Principle  

Microsoft Academic Search

When the Revelation Principle (RP) holds, managing earnings confers no advantage over revelation. We construct an explanation for earnings management that is based on limitations on owners' ability to make commitments (a violation of the RP's assumptions). Traditionally, earnings management is seen as sneaky managers pulling the wool over the eyes of gullible owners by manipulating accruals; our limited commitment

Anil Arya; Jonathan Glover; Shyam Sunder

1998-01-01

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Principles of database buffer management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the implementation of a database buffer manager as a component of a DBMS. The interface between calling components of higher system layers and the buffer manager is described; the principal differences between virtual memory paging and database buffer management are outlined; the notion of referencing versus addressing of database pages is introduced; and the concept of fixing

Wolfgang Effelsberg; Theo Haerder

1984-01-01

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Principles of food safety Risk management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The FAO\\/WHO preliminary Risk management framework and principles are described and discussed. The importance of emerging problems with food-borne pathogenic microorganisms is stressed, as is the importance of development of international co-operation based upon agreed principles in this area. It is argued that Risk management information should move as freely over the borders as food itself. The concept of “target

Jørgen Schlundt

1999-01-01

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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 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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Total Quality Management Seminar.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one of six texts from a workplace literacy curriculum designed to assist learners in facing the increased demands of the workplace. The booklet contains seven sections that cover the following topics: (1) meaning of total quality management (TQM); (2) the customer; (3) the organization's culture; (4) comparison of management…

Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.

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Quality Management and Information Brokerage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To compete effectively, information brokers need to adopt management and marketing tools; Total Quality Management can upgrade an organization's performance by using customer feedback of its services. SERVQUAL identifies gaps in service by assessing quality expectations versus quality experiences. (AEF)

van Halm, Johan

1995-01-01

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Quality Management in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the field of total quality management (TQM), the term "customer" has been redefined to include all stakeholders, people who have an interest in the organization and its activities, from traditional customers to employees and society as a whole. The stakeholders of an academic library include: students, academic staff, university and library…

Brophy, Peter

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Quality initiatives: Quality improvement in radiology: basic principles and tools required to achieve success.  

PubMed

All imaging departments are expected to establish and maintain effective quality, safety, and performance improvement programs. Essential components of such programs include adherence to the basic principles of quality management and appropriate utilization of quality tools. The initial step is the gathering of relevant information, followed by the collection and analysis of quality and performance data; analysis and ranking of causes that likely contributed to a process failure, error, or adverse event; and prioritization and local implementation of solutions, with careful monitoring of newly implemented processes and wider dissemination of the tools when a process proves to be successful. Quality improvement requires a careful, dedicated, and continuously planned effort by a number of skilled and committed team members, with the goal being to do the right thing in a timely fashion in every case. This process can be sustained by offering rewards and celebrating successes, with all lessons learned disseminated throughout the department or organization. PMID:21997978

Kruskal, Jonathan B; Eisenberg, Ronald; Sosna, Jacob; Yam, Chun Sham; Kruskal, Joshua D; Boiselle, Phillip M

2011-10-01

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Application of production management principles to engineering processes: An explorative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capability to develop high quality products and processes constitutes the competitive advantage of many engineering companies. In production management, numerous tools exist for improving both effectiveness and efficiency. This study explores the applicability of these production management principles to engineering management. An academic focus group and engineering managers in seven German companies were interviewed and the application of several

Johannes Hinckeldeyn; Rob Dekkers; Jochen Kreutzfeldt

2010-01-01

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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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Total Quality Management (TQM) as the Procedure for Management of Integrated Academics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total Quality Management (TQM) is a way of doing business that involves every employee, both labor and management, in an effort to improve quality and productivity. The quality management concept consists of common principles: (1) customer focus; (2) process focus; (3) failure prevention; (4) mobilization of work force; (5) decision making based…

Anderson, Lowell D.

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Total quality management program planning  

SciTech Connect

As government funding grows scarce, competition between the national laboratories is increasing dramatically. In this era of tougher competition, there is no for resistance to change. There must instead be a uniform commitment to improving the overall quality of our products (research and technology) and an increased focus on our customers` needs. There has been an ongoing effort to bring the principles of total quality management (TQM) to all Energy Systems employees to help them better prepare for future changes while responding to the pressures on federal budgets. The need exists for instituting a vigorous program of education and training to an understanding of the techniques needed to improve and initiate a change in organizational culture. The TQM facilitator is responsible for educating the work force on the benefits of self-managed work teams, designing a program of instruction for implementation, and thus getting TQM off the ground at the worker and first-line supervisory levels so that the benefits can flow back up. This program plan presents a conceptual model for TQM in the form of a hot air balloon. In this model, there are numerous factors which can individually and collectively impede the progress of TQM within the division and the Laboratory. When these factors are addressed and corrected, the benefits of TQM become more visible. As this occurs, it is hoped that workers and management alike will grasp the ``total quality`` concept as an acceptable agent for change and continual improvement. TQM can then rise to the occasion and take its rightful place as an integral and valid step in the Laboratory`s formula for survival.

Thornton, P.T.; Spence, K.

1994-05-01

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[Total quality management in laboratory medicine].  

PubMed

The German Public Health will be continuously challenged in the future. It has to be assumed that modified managed care will not only take place sporadically. Thus, quality aspects of services gain more and more significance. Only suppliers will be successful who can offer services of highest quality at lowest prices. Quality in a comprehensive sense has to be substantiated in the near future. It is recommended to apply industry proven models also in public health service. Medical laboratories can be pioneers in this field as they have been already in the past. All previously proposed procedures can not describe quality of results comprehensively. They are based to a high degree on external control. Total quality management, however, represents a comprehensive approach. Principles are zero-defect approach, customer orientation and system management. Quality is given in the sense of TQM if the customer is permanently satisfied with the service of the supplier. In such a way, the customer defines quality of service. A customer is everyone who receives products or services. TQM overcomes the drawbacks of quality management systems, which are strongly formal and oriented by external control, as accreditation (EN 45,000) or certification (ISO 9000). Competition between hospitals is a declared goal of German health politics because usually quality is increased and cost decreased as a consequence. Competition means also comparison of services. TQM emphasizes benchmarking especially among the best suppliers. PMID:10028601

Vogt, W

1998-12-01

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Quality Management of Reference Geo-Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper will introduce how quality of geo-information can be managed when the production environment is no longer inside one organization (e.g. collection of data is contracted out) or data is compiled from various sources like in case of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). The bases for quality management of reference geo-information are discussed using three viewpoints; data, process and organization and user centric viewpoints. These viewpoints can be met using ISO 19157 and ISO 19158 standards together with ESDIN developed Quality Model and Data Quality Services Framework (DQSF). Two different services are identified a Data Quality Web Service and a Data User Web Service. We discuss how these principles and services are implemented now within EuroGeographics and Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. Further development will be done during the European Location Framework (ELF) project, which is providing a single source of reference geo-information for Europe during 2013-2016.

Jakobsson, A.; Hopfstock, A.; Beare, M.; Patrucco, R.

2013-05-01

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Economic Principles of Wildland Fire Management Policy1  

E-print Network

Economic Principles of Wildland Fire Management Policy1 Hayley Hesseln,2 Douglas B. Rideout3 wildland fire management problems. Key policies are identified that affect wildfire and fuels management and the growing number of regulations and laws. Key economic principles, such as the Coase Theorem, are developed

Standiford, Richard B.

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Perspectives on quality control, risk management, and analytical quality management.  

PubMed

Quality control (QC) practices are changing in US laboratories as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopts individualized QC plans as a new option for compliance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulations. The Joint Commission provides general guidance for applying risk management in health care organizations. The EP23A (Evaluation Protocol 23A) document from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute provides specific guidance on the use of risk management for developing analytical QC plans. Medical laboratories should integrate risk management tools with existing quality management techniques and activities to provide an overall plan for analytical quality management. PMID:23331725

Westgard, James O

2013-03-01

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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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INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. Book Review  

EPA Science Inventory

Through a wide range of information and topics, Integrated Watershed Management Principles and Practice shows how involved the watershed management planning process can be. The book is informative, and the author obviously has researched the subject thoroughly. The book's case...

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A moral principles framework for human resource management ethics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that the analysis of ethical issues in human resource management is legitimate and important. It argues that the theory of ethical relativism should be rejected and that it is meaningful to search for universal moral principles. It then presents a comprehensive framework for making judgments about human resource management ethics that consists of five complementary moral principles

Paul L. Schumann

2001-01-01

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Principles of Integrated Urban Water Management James P. Heaney  

E-print Network

2-1 Chapter 2 Principles of Integrated Urban Water Management James P. Heaney Introduction principles of sustainability; and present the urban stormwater management problem within this broader context The purpose of this chapter is to review the literature on innovative urban developments, in general; evaluate

Pitt, Robert E.

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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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THE EUROPEAN PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT (ICZM) AND COASTAL EROSION MANAGEMENT: FIT FOR PURPOSE?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The European Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management contains a set of eight management principles. The six core principles form two groups, one concerned with strategic goals and one that has a local focus. The principles are presented as a menu of free-standing options, with no prioritization either within or between groups. In the case of coastal erosion management these

J. McKenna

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Total Quality Management in a Knowledge Management Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents theoretical considerations on both similarities and differences between information management and knowledge management and presents a conceptual model of basic knowledge management processes. Discusses total quality management and quality control in the context of information management. (Author/LRW)

Johannsen, Carl Gustav

2000-01-01

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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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QUALITY MANAGEMENT AGENDA General Agenda  

E-print Network

of the final exams from the university. Afterwards, the committee schedules the entire exams' dates in a table for the previous term. 2. Conduct a general review of the procedures of quality management and reinforcement

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Quality Principles and Empowered Learning: Current Practices and Future Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the application of Total Quality Management (TQM) to learning and suggests where continuous quality improvement in education may lead in the future. Several issues in the application of TQM are discussed, including: the need for active participation and full support of faculty and staff, active and creative involvement of…

Thor, Linda M.

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Principles for high-quality, high-value testing.  

PubMed

A survey of doctors working in two large NHS hospitals identified over 120 laboratory tests, imaging investigations and investigational procedures that they considered not to be overused. A common suggestion in this survey was that more training was required. And, this prompted the development of a list of core principles for high-quality, high-value testing. The list can be used as a framework for training and as a reference source. The core principles are: (1) Base testing practices on the best available evidence. (2) Apply the evidence on test performance with careful judgement. (3) Test efficiently. (4) Consider the value (and affordability) of a test before requesting it. (5) Be aware of the downsides and drivers of overdiagnosis. (6) Confront uncertainties. (7) Be patient-centred in your approach. (8) Consider ethical issues. (9) Be aware of normal cognitive limitations and biases when testing. (10) Follow the 'knowledge journey' when teaching and learning these core principles. PMID:22740357

Power, Michael; Fell, Greg; Wright, Michael

2013-02-01

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The Regularity Principle of Self-Management Naftaly Minsky  

E-print Network

The Regularity Principle of Self-Management Naftaly Minsky Department of Computer Science, Rutgers Abstract The principle of regularity proposed here for self man- agement of systems, states identifies the ability to establish reg- ularities in a system, as a necessary condition for its self

Minsky, Naftaly

54

A psychovisual quality metric in free-energy principle.  

PubMed

In this paper, we propose a new psychovisual quality metric of images based on recent developments in brain theory and neuroscience, particularly the free-energy principle. The perception and understanding of an image is modeled as an active inference process, in which the brain tries to explain the scene using an internal generative model. The psychovisual quality is thus closely related to how accurately visual sensory data can be explained by the generative model, and the upper bound of the discrepancy between the image signal and its best internal description is given by the free energy of the cognition process. Therefore, the perceptual quality of an image can be quantified using the free energy. Constructively, we develop a reduced-reference free-energy-based distortion metric (FEDM) and a no-reference free-energy-based quality metric (NFEQM). The FEDM and the NFEQM are nearly invariant to many global systematic deviations in geometry and illumination that hardly affect visual quality, for which existing image quality metrics wrongly predict severe quality degradation. Although with very limited or even without information on the reference image, the FEDM and the NFEQM are highly competitive compared with the full-reference SSIM image quality metric on images in the popular LIVE database. Moreover, FEDM and NFEQM can measure correctly the visual quality of some model-based image processing algorithms, for which the competing metrics often contradict with viewers' opinions. PMID:21724508

Zhai, Guangtao; Wu, Xiaolin; Yang, Xiaokang; Lin, Weisi; Zhang, Wenjun

2012-01-01

55

Application of lean management principles to election systems  

E-print Network

Lean was first adopted as a management technique for improving results in manufacturing environments. It is based on the 5 principles of identifying the Value to be created, mapping the Value-Stream (incremental addition ...

Posner, Tomer

2006-01-01

56

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

57

Quality Management: Issues for Human Resource Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Total Quality Management (TQM) is very much the term of the 1990s. While much of the theory which underlines TQM is not new, the 'packaging' has helped it assume a great deal of prominence in recent times. It is frequently promoted as the key to business survival in an increasingly competitive, quality and cost-conscious world.TQM has potentially significant implications for

Alan Brown

1996-01-01

58

Integrated watershed management: Principles and practice  

SciTech Connect

A comprehensive guide to developing and implementing watershed management plans. This book focuses on critical management issues such as resource planning, stakeholder involvement, decision-making methods, cost-benefit analysis, environmental and social impact assessment. The contents include: The watershed inventory; Problem definition and scoping; The consultation process; Developing workable management options; Simple assessment methods; Detailed assessment methods; Costing and financing; Legal, institutional, and administrative concerns; Environmental and social impact assessment; Choosing the best plan; Implementing the plan.

Heathcote, I.W. [Univ. of Guelph, Ontario (Canada)

1998-12-31

59

Library Services— Application of Management Principles  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is about enhancing customer satisfaction in a corporate library. The focus is on providing information through connecting and networking people and managing the environment for collaboration.

Pradnya Yogesh; Alan Dalton

2004-01-01

60

Principles for Managing a Tribe's Financial Investments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that to manage a tribe's investment portfolio well requires knowledge of the tribe's needs as well as of the money management industry and its concepts and language. Discusses opportunities for the investment of tribal funds, examining mutual funds, the use of investment advisors and consultants, diversification, and levels of risk. (MAB)

Stevenson, Gelvin

1996-01-01

61

Standards for Quality? A Citical Appraisal of the Berlin Principles for International Rankings of Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the principles developed to assure the quality of international ranking practices for higher education, the so-called Berlin Principles, and the role given to them in the higher education community. While the principles are generally regarded as proper quality assurance principles, they are problematic both in their content…

Hägg, Ingemund; Wedlin, Linda

2013-01-01

62

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

63

COURSE: MGMT 380 03 Principles of Management  

E-print Network

such as Wall Street Journal, INC., Forbes, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and to introduce their ideas in this class, you should have attended and completed Management 280, Business Communication. All material

Carter, John

64

Core Principles for Supermarket Aisle Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

For many years, retailers have been searching for research methods to help them identify ways to improve their merchandise presentation. Some have used sales data and the category-management process to make product-assortment and shelf-arrangement decisions. Others decided to do analysis at a larger scale, looking at an aisle of a store instead of at individual categories. While aisle management may

Ronald B. Larson

2006-01-01

65

Buildability in Design and Construction through ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems: Concepts and Survey Findings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The buildability concept and ISO 9000 quality management systems are used to help raise productivity and quality standards in construction. However, both buildability principles and ISO 9000 quality system elements are frequently considered separately in many consulting and construction firms. Many of these firms have also developed and implemented ISO 9000 quality management systems in their organisations. Apart from highlighting

Low Sui Pheng; Belinda Abeyegoonasekera

2001-01-01

66

Study Quality in Higher Education Institution: Philosophy and Praxeology of Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article defines total quality philosophy, its transformations and significance for study quality in higher education institution. It reveals the concepts, principles and problems of study quality management and provides overview of implementation of study quality management at today's European universities. The experience of two European…

Juodaityte, Audrone

2004-01-01

67

Service Quality Management Systems: An Annotated Bibliography.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bibliography is intended to provide a resource for those interested in gaining an introduction to the area of service quality management systems. Service quality management systems are concerned with optimizing the customer-supplier quality relations...

W. R. Young

1992-01-01

68

Applying holistic principles in management development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In preparing managers for the uncertainty, threats and opportunities posed by the challenge of frequent and unexpected changes in organizations and markets, an alternative to a traditional Western viewpoint is a holistic approach that embodies balance and harmony, sees more subtle relationships and avoids the tensions of opposites. The purpose of this paper is to report the derivation

Erella Shefy; Eugene Sadler-Smith

2006-01-01

69

The Principles of Marketing and Relationship Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the concepts of marketing and relationship management as they apply to libraries. Topics include perceptions of the profession; environments that libraries operate in; connecting content and users through access and services; and the need for reliable and consistent collection of effective data. (Author/LRW)

Soules, Aline

2001-01-01

70

Business Principles and Management. Curriculum Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This senior high school curriculum guide offers a general overview of the American business system and a study of various forms of business ownership, internal organization and management functions of business, and the financing of business. Ten areas are explored in the course: (1) capitalism; (2) money, credit, and banking; (3) government and…

Clemson Univ., SC. Vocational Education Media Center.

71

FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an overview of the economic fundamentals involved in wildlife management, with special consideration for cases involving harmful wildlife-human interactions. The process of benefit-cost analysis is used as a unifying platform for incorporating both theoretical and empirical issues. Topics such as external market effects and public goods are detailed in order to give the reader a theoretical foundation

PETER W. SCHUHMANN; KURT A. SCHWABE

72

Principles for Designing Pragmatic Knowledge Management Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Knowledge management continues to evolve as a discipline, yet even basic features that define a discipline have to be established. Developing a shared understanding of core concepts, such as the meaning of "knowledge", has been elusive in this field. In the absence of reaching a universal definition, surrogates for knowledge are adopted because of…

Cavaleri, Steven A.

2004-01-01

73

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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[Quality management in cardiovascular echography].  

PubMed

The quality management of an organization can be defined as the ability to identify, plan and implement programs of measure, analysis, verification and control that allow to monitor management, resources, activities, processes and output/outcome of the same organization, including the satisfaction of the customers. Whatever the model used, it is demonstrated that the management-quality system, either for professional quality or for organization, turns out to be effective even in the health organizations within and to any level of organizational-structural complexity. The present paper concerns the experience of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC) on quality certification, both as a scientific society compared to other health organizations and to cardiovascular echo laboratories, and the definition of minimum requirements for the accreditation of the same laboratories. The model most frequently used for quality management is represented by the ISO 9000: Vision 2000, that is a management model with specific reference to the organization and the customer satisfaction. The model applied to the health structure needs a rapid change in mentality that addresses the operators to define, share and achieve objectives to be brought on by means of an active collaboration, group activity and deep sense of belonging necessary to the attainment of expected objectives. When the model is applied by a scientific society, it is necessary to take into account the different structural and functional organization, the constitution and the operators differing on the point of view of origin, experiences, mentality, and roles. The ISO 9000: Vision 2000 model can be applied also to the cardiovascular echo laboratory which may be compared to a simple organization; for its corrected functioning, SIEC has defined minimal requirements for the accreditation, realization and modalities to carry out and manage quality. The quality system represents a new way of operating of an organization that enhances capability and performance of the operators, stimulates their creativity and facilitates the activities of all, to guarantee both the quality of the product and the satisfaction of operators and customers at the same time. PMID:12611211

Gullace, Giuseppe

2002-12-01

75

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

76

Quality issues in tissue banking: quality management systems - a review.  

PubMed

The situation in tissue banking changed radically and fundamentally at the beginning of the 1990s. The essential causes are on the one hand, the continually increasing demand for human cells and tissue and other biological material for clinical use and research, and on the other hand, the rapid progress in the medical, technical and natural sciences. Biotechnology in particular, has profited from this. Modern tissue banks could no longer be imagined without its methods.A consequence of these developments and a prerequisite for the fulfilment of the derived requirements is the necessity for national and international cooperation as well as the harmonisation of ethical principles and quality assurance standards and regulations (von Versen (1999) Ann Chir Gynaecol 88: 215-220). The introduction of an all-encompassing Quality Management System (QMS) is a suitable instrument for this purpose.After the presentation of explanations and definitions of quality terminology, this article describes the use of the international standard ISO 9000 as a general QMS, which embraces both the specific methodology as well as the general aspects of Quality Management (research and development, design control, education and training, documentation, traceability, management control, corrective action, etc.) in tissue banking. The individual elements of this system are explained and selected examples are described. The authors look upon this QMS as an indispensable instrument for harmonisation and international cooperation in tissue banking.Finally, the use of such a standard would be a positive sign to the regulatory authorities and the public that tissue banking is making a visible effort to introduce a world-class QMS in its operations. PMID:15256944

Von Versen, R; Mönig, H J; Salai, M; Bettin, D

2000-01-01

77

Total Quality Management in Education. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality is at the top of most agendas, and improving quality is probably the most important task facing any institution. In addition, quality is difficult to define or measure. This book, the second edition of "Total Quality Management in Education," introduces the key concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM) and demonstrates how they can be put…

Sallis, Edward

78

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...

79

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

80

Office Management of Diabetes in Children Part 1: General Principles  

PubMed Central

In order to manage diabetes mellitus in children, the physician must understand the principles of insulin action and dosage adjustment, meal planning, growth assessment, and the effects of exercise. The objectives of office supervision include ongoing education of the patient and family, excellent control of the diabetes, and the maintenance of normal growth and development, emotionally as well as physically. PMID:21267138

Habbick, Brian F.; Whiting, Judi; Hill, Audrey

1986-01-01

81

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

82

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

83

ISO 9000 Quality Management System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ISO 9000 series describes a quality management system applicable to any organization. In this chapter we present the requirements of the standard in a way that is as close as possible to the needs of analytical laboratories. The sequence of the requirements follows that in the ISO 9001:2008 standard. In addition, the guidelines for performance improvement set out in the ISO 9004 are reviewed. Both standards should be used as a reference as well as the basis for further elaboration.

Hadjicostas, Evsevios

84

ISO 9000 Quality Management System  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The ISO 9000 series describes a quality management system applicable to any organization. In this chapter we present the requirements\\u000a of the standard in a way that is as close as possible to the needs of analytical laboratories. The sequence of the requirements\\u000a follows that in the ISO 9001:2008 standard. In addition, the guidelines for performance improvement set out in

Evsevios Hadjicostas

2010-01-01

85

Knowledge management as perceived by quality practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to explore the relationship between knowledge management and quality management with a particular focus on the role of quality culture. The paper also aims to address the assumption that as knowledge management reaches its maturity, in terms of acceptance as an important part of doing business in the modern world, quality will again become the

Dianne Waddell; Deb Stewart

2008-01-01

86

RISK-BASED MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR EVALUATING SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This paper presents a tiered approach to risk assessment and risk management as an appropriate and efficient process for addressing human and ecological health concerns surrounding sediment contamination. Risk management input is critical to framing risk assessment issues and defining the types of risks that must be evaluated and solicited early in the assessment process. In particular, the

R. E. Keenan; P. D. Anderson; W. R. Alsop; J. H. Samuelian

1999-01-01

87

Integrating buildability in ISO 9000 quality management systems: case study of a condominium project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Productivity and quality are two inter-related issues of utmost importance in the construction industry. The buildability concept and ISO 9000 quality management systems are used to help raise productivity and quality standards in construction. However, both buildability principles and ISO 9000 quality system elements are frequently considered separately in many consulting and construction firms. Many of these firms have also

Low Sui Pheng; Belinda Abeyegoonasekera

2001-01-01

88

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

89

Financial resources and corporate reputation : Toward common management principles for managing corporate reputation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify convergent elements between corporate reputation and financial resources. The paper seeks to draw parallels between corporate reputation management and corporate financial management in order to define common management principles. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In this paper, the analogy-based approach is used to identify similarities in the functions and risks between corporate reputation

Alfonso Siano; Philip J. Kitchen; Maria Giovanna Confetto

2010-01-01

90

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

91

[Quality management in intensive care medicine].  

PubMed

Treatment of critical ill patients in the intensive care unit is tantamount to well-designed risk or quality management. Several tools of quality management and quality assurance have been developed in intensive care medicine. In addition to external quality assurance by benchmarking with regard to the intensive care medicine, peer review procedures have been established for external quality assurance in recent years. In the process of peer review of an intensive care unit (ICU), external physicians and nurses visit the ICU, evaluate on-site proceedings, and discuss with the managing team of the ICU possibilities for optimization. Furthermore, internal quality management in the ICU is possible based on the 10 quality indicators of the German Interdisciplinary Society for Intensive Care Medicine (DIVI, "Deutschen Interdisziplinären Vereinigung für Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin"). Thereby every ICU has numerous possibilities to improve their quality management system. PMID:24493011

Martin, J; Braun, J-P

2014-02-01

92

Auditor quality and earnings management: Singaporean evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between the magnitude of earnings management and auditor quality. It focuses on earnings management in response to mounting pressure amongst investors, policy makers and corporate governance reformists for mechanisms to curb excessive opportunistic behavior amongst corporate management. Auditor quality is the main focus of this study analysis as

Rusmin Rusmin

2010-01-01

93

Total Quality Management: Institutional Research Applications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total Quality Management (TQM), a technique traditionally reserved for the manufacturing sector, has recently spread to service companies, government agencies, and educational institutions. TQM places responsibility for quality problems with management rather than on the workers. A principal concept of TQM is the management of Process Variation,…

Heverly, Mary Ann

94

The synergy of quality management & risk management in home care.  

PubMed

For a number of years the health care risk management industry has been addressing unplanned and unanticipated adverse events. Organizations that are proactive in their approach to risk and quality management will have big payoffs in clinical quality improvement, service quality improvement, employee satisfaction, and customer satisfaction. PMID:10160154

Rhinehart, E

1996-09-01

95

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

96

Implications of the Fourteen Points of Total Quality Management (TQM) for Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The management theories of W. Edwards Deming are known as Total Quality Management (TQM) and advocate building quality into organizational processes rather than analyzing outcomes. Although TQM was originally developed for the workplace, educational reformers have been applying its principles to higher education. The original 14 points of Deming's…

Aliff, John Vincent

97

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 Control (SPC) is a quality management tool...

Baber, Thomas James

2012-06-07

98

A simulation exercise to teach principles of bovine reproductive management.  

PubMed

Students in Reproductive Management (a senior-level course with approximately 20 to 50 students per semester) at the University of Missouri-Columbia are required to participate in a simulation exercise that is designed to improve reproductive efficiency in a beef herd. During a simulated 5-yr period, students must 1) improve reproductive efficiency in a beef cow-herd through implementation of reproductive management principles; 2) determine the economic impact of reproductive management decisions in a beef herd; and 3) evaluate the constraints of different geographical locations on approaches to reproductive management. Groups of three to four students are provided with the reproductive and economic records of a farm/ranch located in different parts of North America. Students create reproductive management plans consisting of 1) detailed discussion of farm/ranch environment (climate, terrain, forage and grain availability, and stocking rate; season for breeding and calving; and justification for choice of breed); 2) assessment of current level of reproductive performance; 3) identification and economic justification of specific (measurable) objectives; 4) discussion of alternatives for accomplishing specific objectives; 5) prediction of reproductive performance (pregnancy rate, quantity of calf weaned per cow exposed, and cost per quantity of calf weaned) in response to implementation of specific management practices; and 6) an annual and 5-yr reproductive and economic summary. Students obtain livestock marketing information for their assigned location via the Internet. Spreadsheets were developed to calculate the reproductive efficiency of postpartum cows and replacement heifers based on management decisions made by the groups and to calculate a yearly economic summary for each of the 5 yr. Management decisions are justified in a written report, and oral presentations are given to the class when the project is completed. Greater than 85% of students indicated that the exercise increased their understanding of how management decisions affect reproductive efficiency and profitability in a beef operation and also provided added confidence for students that applied for beef management positions. PMID:15144098

Perry, G A; Smith, M F

2004-05-01

99

The use of total quality principles to achieve regulatory compliance in research laboratories.  

PubMed

Since the late 1980s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased its focus on regulatory compliance. This is evidenced by an increase in warning letters, product seizures, injunctions, prosecutions, and recalls. This increased level of FDA enforcement activity is evidenced across all of the compliance regulations. Thus, the ability to comply with the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices regulations could result in FDA enforcement activities and delays in the approval process for new products. Therefore, the ability to achieve compliance with the GLPs, GCPs, and GMPs in research laboratories is a key to business success in the 1990s. Applying the principles of total quality is one way to address these important business issues. The principles of total quality (customer focus, improvement, involvement, leadership, and measurement) provide a methodology for ensuring success in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. The FDA needs to be treated as a customer by research organizations. Valid regulatory requirements need to be negotiated with the agency. Once these customer requirements have been identified, the quality unit needs to play a leadership role in translating these requirements into action plans. Quality units, no matter how skillful or good, cannot achieve success without involvement of the scientific staff and management group of their organizations. Without their involvement there will be no organizational commitment to compliance programs undertaken to meet the valid requirements of the FDA. Meeting these valid customer requirements will require improvement efforts. The many tools of quality improvement in achieving the desired improvements.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8520863

Hynes, M D

1995-03-01

100

Quality management: does it pay off?  

PubMed

Health care today is facing serious quality problems while costs are exploding. Quality management therefore becomes a major strategic challenge. In this article, we go through the strategy deployment and quality management process of the Red Cross Hospital in the Netherlands. Growth, efficiency improvement, and optimizing quality of care were chosen as our main strategic goals. To enable achievement of these goals, we implemented and integrated an ISO 9001:2000 quality management system with Six Sigma, a quality improvement approach from industry. The results of 5 years of quality management illustrated by the scores of a number of performance indicators clearly show that we were able to achieve all our strategic goals. On the basis of our findings, we believe that the combination of ISO 9000 and Six Sigma provides the proper tools to bring health care organizations to a higher level of performance. PMID:16849985

van den Heuvel, Jaap; Bogers, Ad J J C; Does, Ronald J M M; van Dijk, Sandra L; Berg, Marc

2006-01-01

101

The long-term management of nuclear emergencies: the principles.  

PubMed

The long-term impact of the Chernobyl accident on the most affected populations in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation is still evident in terms of a continuing elevated level of thyroid cancer, prominent psychosocial effects, a depressed economy and a low level of well being. Some of these impacts are directly and primarily attributable to exposure to ionising radiation, while others have more complex origins and have evolved over the period since the accident. It is argued that although these latter impacts were largely unpredictable at the time of the accident, they could have been minimised had an appropriate management plan been in force. The principles underlying such a management plan for use in future accidents are enumerated. An essential component in further developing such a plan would be a thorough review of the experience of the Chernobyl accident in order to 'learn the lessons' that accident holds. PMID:15238648

Baverstock, Keith; Cherp, Aleg; Gray, Patrick

2004-01-01

102

Best Management Practices Water Quality  

E-print Network

of the material applied: Water solubility is Low Low Water solubility is High High Soil adsorption is High LowLand Treatment Practices for Water QualityQuality Conservation Buffers ­ Alley Cropping ­ Contour Buffer stripsLand Treatment Practices for Water QualityQuality Conservation Buffers ­ Alley Cropping ­ Contour Buffer strips

Mukhtar, Saqib

103

Implementing Total Quality Management in Construction Firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

As building projects get larger and more complex, clients are also increasingly demanding higher standards for their delivery. Total quality management ~TQM! has been recognized as a successful management philosophy in the manufacturing and service indus- tries. TQM can likewise be embraced in the construction industry to help raise quality and productivity. Two case studies of construction companies showed how

Low Sui Pheng; Jasmine Ann Teo

2004-01-01

104

The progress of quality management in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the progress of quality management in Thailand. Quality management is new to Thai industry, but it has been adopted with great speed in recent years. Reports on a major survey, carried out to identify the current position, trends and attitudes within Thai industry. Notes a great increase in certification to the ISO 9000 series standards. Identifies reasons for seeking

L. Krasachol; P. C. T. Willey; J. D. T. Tannock

1998-01-01

105

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.

106

[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

107

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.

108

Water quality management plan for Cherokee Reservoir  

SciTech Connect

The management plan provides an assessment of Cherokee Reservoir's current water quality, identifies those factors which affect reservoir water quality, and develops recommendations aimed at restoring or maintaining water quality at levels sufficient to support diverse beneficial uses. 20 references, 8 figures, 15 tables. (ACR)

Not Available

1984-01-01

109

Nutrient Management Module No. 12 Water Quality  

E-print Network

Nutrient Management Module No. 12 Water Quality Considerations and Regulations by Susan Mc about water quality considerations and regulations. This module covers Rocky Mountain CCA Nutrient, the reader should: 1.Recognize nutrient impacts on different water bodies 2.Understand common water quality

Lawrence, Rick L.

110

Agricultural Management Practices And Soil Quality  

E-print Network

Practices And Soil Quality: Measuring, assessing, and comparing laboratory and field test kit indicatorsAgricultural Management Practices And Soil Quality: Measuring, assessing, and comparing laboratory amendments on soil quality attributes; and (4) comparisons of field kit and laboratory results. Quantifying

Liskiewicz, Maciej

111

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

112

[The principles of radiological quality assessment of water resources].  

PubMed

In the paper the main approaches to radiation safety of water objects have been analyzed. It is shown that radiation safety requirements for drinking water, fixed in the Rules and Regulations on radiation safety, do not ensure radiation safety of water objects used for the complex national economy needs. Application of the conservatism principle (choosing of the worst variant) for radiation safety ensuring is considered and proved. On the base of this principle the model is developed comparing the anthropocentric (sanitary--hygienic) with ecological (biota) principles for ensuring safety of water objects. It is proved, that the application of the Water Radiation Safety Rules currently in force, based on the norms of dose quotas, reserved for regulation of nuclear power plants and industry impact, ensures safety of the water ecological systems. PMID:15700812

Kazakov, S V

2004-01-01

113

[Quality management and outcome--pathology sets an example].  

PubMed

The implementation and further development of a quality-management system with regard to structure, process and outcome (the established dimensions of quality) are complex tasks. Thus, it is necessary to guide structures and processes according to the quality of their outcome. In this context, outcome indicators defined as measurable parameters to predict adverse events are the critical factors of success. The definition of quality indicators with regard to medical performance is extremely complex, representing the greatest barrier for the establishment of quality control; a human factor, the "natural" resistance against being measured, poses an additional problem. Pathology has always acknowledged the importance of documentation, measurement, and evaluation of defined criteria. Autopsy protocols are the equivalents of outcome reports of medical performance based on specific medical indicators. This principle is also valid for the currently pre-eminent part of pathology activities, i.e., the diagnostic examination of cell and tissue samples from hospitals and out-patient centers. The Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Dresden, has taken these requirements into consideration in its decision for certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. A critical principle was the adherence to external and internal quality-assurance measures, i.e., the definition of quality indicators including systematic documentation, statistical analysis, and critical evaluation of the content. The first results are encouraging and confirm not only the feasibility of the ambitious project, but also (and principally) the benefit for the institute and its personnel and more so for the patients. PMID:15646560

Eberlein-Gonska, Maria

2004-12-01

114

Unit 10: Software Quality To introduce software quality management and  

E-print Network

with particular reference to the requirements of ISO 9000 and associated standards. Ð To introduce QFD therefore saving £150K Ð £300K . these figures are considered to be conservative ISO 9000 and Associated Standards ¥ ISO 9000 Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards - Guidelines for Selection and Use

Finkelstein, Anthony

115

Evolving frontiers in severe polytrauma management - refining the essential principles.  

PubMed

This editorial aims to refine the severe polytrauma management principles. While keeping ABCDE priorities, the termination of futile resuscitation and the early use of tourniquet to stop exsanguinating limb bleeding are crucial. Difficult-airway-management (DAM) is by a structured 5-level approach. The computerised tomography (CT) scanner is the tunnel to death for hemodynamically unstable patients. Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma-Ultrasonography (FAST USG) has replaced diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) and is expanding to USG life support. Direct whole-body multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) expedites diagnosis & treatment. Non-operative management is a viable option in rapid responders in shock. Damage control resuscitation comprising of permissive hypotension, hemostatic resuscitation & damage control surgery (DCS) help prevent the lethal triad of trauma. Massive transfusion protocol reduces mortality and decreases the blood requirement. DCS attains rapid correction of the deranged physiology. Mortality reduction in major pelvic disruption requires a multi-disciplinary protocol, the novel pre-peritoneal pelvic packing and the angio-embolization. When operation is the definitive treatment for injury, prevention is best therapy. PMID:23785252

Chak Wah, Kam; Wai Man, Choi; Janet Yuen Ha, Wong; Lai, Vincent; Kit Shing John, Wong

2013-01-01

116

Principles in the management of a mangled hand  

PubMed Central

Mangling hand injuries are high energy complex conditions that are challenging to manage. They require careful planning and meticulous execution of treatment. A clear set of anatomical and functional goals at the outset guides the planning. The first surgery is crucial to ensure good vascularity to the salvaged tissue, prevent infection and achieve bony stabilization. Re-look surgery and definitive reconstruction can then follow. Post-operative therapy is an important component of treatment. Despite best efforts, outcomes are variable in these devastating injuries. Secondary procedures and provision of prostheses will do much to improve the patient's body image and limb function. This article provides a set of principles that will guide the assessment and treatment of such injuries. PMID:22022032

Alphonsus, Chong KS

2011-01-01

117

Partnering: an in-depth comparison of its elements to quality improvement principles  

E-print Network

PARTNERING: AN IN-DEPTH COMPARISON OF ITS ELEMENTS TO QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PRINCIPLES A Thesis by ANTHONY DAVID LOZADA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AIIrM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements.... Maxvvel (Chair of Committee) '/~ / Walter W. Boles (Member) &= Cm Anne M. O' Leary-Kelly J. T. P (Member) (Head of De rtment) December 1992 ABSTRACT Partnering: An In-Depth Comparison Of Its Elements To Quality Improvement Principles. (December...

Lozada, Anthony David

2012-06-07

118

Principles for Assessing the Reliability of Sediment Quality Guidelines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few years, many different types of sediment quality guidelines have been derived, and a debate has begun on how best to evaluate the predictive reliability of these guidelines. The reliability of sediment quality guidelines has important consequences for selection of specific guidelines for use, sampling designs, regulatory decision frameworks, and the extent to which biological testing is

Teresa C. Michelsen

1999-01-01

119

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.

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

2014-01-01

120

Integrated groundwater quality management in urban areas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Traditionally, groundwater assessments and remediations are approached at the scale of individual groundwater plumes. In urban areas, however, this management of individual groundwater plumes is often problematic for technical, practical or financial reasons, since the groundwater quality is often affected by a combination of sources, including (former) industrial activities, spills and leachate from uncontrolled landfills and building materials. As a result, often a whole series of intermingling contamination plumes is found in large volumes of groundwater. In several countries in the world, this led to stagnation of groundwater remediation in urban areas. Therefore, in the Netherlands there is a tendency managing groundwater in urban areas from an integrated perspective and on a larger scale. This so-called integrated groundwater quality management is often more efficient and hence, cheaper, since the organisation of the management of a cluster of groundwater plumes is much easier than it would be if all individual groundwater plumes were managed at different points in time. Integrated groundwater quality management should follow a tailor-made approach. However, to facilitate practical guidance was developed. This guidance relates to the delineation of the domain, the management of sources for groundwater contamination, procedures for monitoring, and (risk-based) assessment of the groundwater quality. Function-specific risk-based groundwater quality criteria were derived to support the assessment of the groundwater quality.

Swartjes, F. A.; Otte, P. F.

2012-04-01

121

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2102...Treatment Works § 35.2102 Water quality management planning. Before...project is: (a) Included in any water quality management plan being...

2012-07-01

122

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2102...Treatment Works § 35.2102 Water quality management planning. Before...project is: (a) Included in any water quality management plan being...

2011-07-01

123

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2102...Treatment Works § 35.2102 Water quality management planning. Before...project is: (a) Included in any water quality management plan being...

2013-07-01

124

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2023...Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management planning. (a...grants to the States to carry out water quality management planning...

2012-07-01

125

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2023...Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management planning. (a...grants to the States to carry out water quality management planning...

2013-07-01

126

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2023...Treatment Works § 35.2023 Water quality management planning. (a...grants to the States to carry out water quality management planning...

2011-07-01

127

40 CFR 35.2102 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Water quality management planning. 35.2102 Section 35...35.2102 Water quality management planning. Before grant assistance...Included in any water quality management plan being implemented...

2010-07-01

128

[Possibilities and perspectives of quality management in radiation oncology].  

PubMed

The medical discipline radiation oncology and radiation therapy (treatment with ionizing radiation) has developed rapidly in the last decade due to new technologies (imaging, computer technology, software, organization) and is one of the most important pillars of tumor therapy. Structure and process quality play a decisive role in the quality of outcome results (therapy success, tumor response, avoidance of side effects) in this field. Since 2007 all institutions in the health and social system are committed to introduce and continuously develop a quality management (QM) system. The complex terms of reference, the complicated technical instruments, the highly specialized personnel and the time-consuming processes for planning, implementation and assessment of radiation therapy made it logical to introduce a QM system in radiation oncology, independent of the legal requirements. The Radiation Center Hamburg (SZHH) has functioned as a medical care center under medical leadership and management since 2009. The total QM and organization system implemented for the Radiation Center Hamburg was prepared in 2008 and 2009 and certified in June 2010 by the accreditation body (TÜV-Süd) for DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. The main function of the QM system of the SZHH is to make the basic principles understandable for insiders and outsiders, to have clear structures, to integrate management principles into the routine and therefore to organize the learning processes more effectively both for interior and exterior aspects. PMID:23069993

Seegenschmiedt, M H; Zehe, M; Fehlauer, F; Barzen, G

2012-11-01

129

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

130

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

131

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

132

A Study on Integrated Total Quality Management Practices in Technical Institutions - Students' Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) have been successfully adopted and applied in the field of higher education by developed countries such as Japan, USA and UK. In India, especially like Indian Institute of Technology and leading technical institutions are practicing TQM philosophy. TQM has become the most important concept because the quality of the student makes the difference

A. Pal Pandi; U. Surya Rao; D. Jeyathilagar

133

Integration of Total Quality Management and Knowledge Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

As contemporary society transforms itself into a more learned society and progresses towards knowledge economy, totally new global social and economic contexts keep appearing which require new management principles, skills, abilities and levels of competency. Experts forecas- ting variations in the European economy state that the most important factors affecting busi- nesses in the European Economic Area and economic development

Juozas Ruþevièius

2006-01-01

134

Quality management results in ISO 9000 certified Spanish firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many firms have started to realise the benefits of total quality management. In this respect, quality management improves internal and external quality management performance. This philosophy enhances customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and increases business results. Therefore, the results of most quality management practices show that firms implementing quality systems achieve significant improvement in customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, social impact and

Juan José Tarí; José Francisco Molina

2002-01-01

135

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

136

The benefits of total quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we will review the implementation of the ISO 9000 quality system in the Department of Nuclear Medicine. We will also discuss the benefits of working with the ISO 9000 standards and explain why we have shifted our focus from ISO 9000 towards the EFQM model. After an introduction concerning Total Quality Management and the EFQM model, we

H. P. A. Geraedts; R. Montenarie; P. P van Rijk

2001-01-01

137

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

138

Measuring effectiveness of food quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Keywords: effectiveness, food quality management, instrument, quality performance, contextual factors, agri-food production, conceptual model, performance measurement indicators, identification, validation, assessment, quality assurance systems, QA systems, HACCP, Hygiene code, ISO, BRC, GMP, bakery sector.<\\/o:p><\\/span>

principles of radiographic exposure, processing and quality control. 4th edition  

SciTech Connect

This book is a compilation of all the technical parameters that enter into the selection of the equipment, techniques, and accessories that control the final radiographic image. All the major principles of radiographic exposure are presented. Included are grids, screens, focal spots, techniques, and so on. In addition, processing and quality control, two important items that contribute to image quality are discussed.

Carroll, Q.B.

1990-01-01

140

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

141

Investment Budgeting as a Tool for Quality Management in the School. AIR 1996 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper integrates principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) with those of investment for institutions of higher education. TQM with investment budgeting as one of its critical tools is seen to be essential for effective management in a time of decreasing financial resources. A process for investment budgeting is outlined and explained…

la Grange, AC de W

142

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

143

Quality Management Why bother Certificating?  

E-print Network

Is Quality? Degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements ISO 9000:2000 #12.M.S. Requirements ISO 9004 - Q.M.S. Guidelines on Performance Improvement ISO 9000 - Q.M.S. Fundamentals) (Prevention) (Direction) BS 5750 1979-1987 ISO 9001/2/3 1987-2000 ISO 9001 2000, amended 2008 #12;5 What

Paxton, Anthony T.

144

A Pharmacy Business Management Simulation Exercise as a Practical Application of Business Management Material and Principles  

PubMed Central

Objective. To implement a pharmacy business management simulation exercise as a practical application of business management material and principles and assess students’ perceived value. Design. As part of a pharmacy management and administration course, students made various calculations and management decisions in the global categories of hours of operation, inventory, pricing, and personnel. The students entered the data into simulation software and a realistic community pharmacy marketplace was modeled. Course topics included accounting, economics, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and leadership. Assessment. An 18-item posttest survey was administered. Students’ slightly to moderately agreed the pharmacy simulation program enhanced their knowledge and understanding, particularly of inventory management, cash flow statements, balance sheets, and income statements. Overall attitudes toward the pharmacy simulation program were also slightly positive and students also slightly agreed the pharmacy simulation program enhanced their learning of pharmacy business management. Inventory management was the only area in which students felt they had at least “some” exposure to the assessed business management topics during IPPEs/internship, while all other areas of experience ranged from “not at all” to “a little.” Conclusion. The pharmacy simulation program is an effective active-learning exercise and enhanced students’ knowledge and understanding of the business management topics covered. PMID:24761023

Rollins, Brent L.; Gunturi, Rahul; Sullivan, Donald

2014-01-01

145

Leadership and management in quality radiology  

PubMed Central

The practice of medical imaging and interventional radiology are undergoing rapid change in recent years due to technological advances, workload escalation, workforce shortage, globalisation, corporatisation, commercialisation and commoditisation of healthcare. These professional and economical changes are challenging the established norm but may bring new opportunities. There is an increasing awareness of and interest in the quality of care and patient safety in medical imaging and interventional radiology. Among the professional organisations, a range of quality systems are available to address individual, facility and system needs. To manage the limited resources successfully, radiologists and professional organisations must be leaders and champion for the cause of quality care and patient safety. Close collaboration with other stakeholders towards the development and management of proactive, long-term, system-based strategies and infrastructures will underpin a sustainable future in quality radiology. The International Radiology Quality Network can play a useful facilitating role in this worthwhile but challenging endeavour. PMID:21614284

2007-01-01

146

Managing Grazing for Water Quality Integrating research and management  

E-print Network

04/08/2011 1 Managing Grazing for Water Quality Integrating research and management Ken Tate 8, 2011 · Heavy grazing - excessive soil compaction, riparian degradation, reduced filtration, heavy fecal loading. Some Risk Factors · Livestock allowed frequent contact with surface water. · Grazing

Tate, Kenneth

147

Irrigation Water Quality Salinity Management  

E-print Network

Small Potassium sulfate K2SO4 Small Sodium bicarbonate NaHCO3 Small Calcium carbonate CaCO3 Very Small concentration as related to the concentration of calcium and magnesium, and 3 Irrigation Water Quality Standards Na2SO4 Moderate to large Calcium chloride CaCl2 Moderate Calcium sulfate (gypsum) CaSO4 2H2O Moderate

148

The Agile Requirements Refinery: Applying SCRUM Principles to Software Product Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although agile software development methods such as SCRUM and DSDM are gaining popularity, the consequences of applying agile principles to software product management have received little attention until now. In this paper, this gap is filled by the introduction of a method for the application of SCRUM principles to software product management. For this purpose, the 'agile requirements refinery' is

Kevin Vlaanderen; Sjaak Brinkkemper; Slinger Jansen; Erik Jaspers

2009-01-01

149

PRINCIPLES OF WEED SCIENCE -PLS 4601c INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT PLS 5632c  

E-print Network

1 PRINCIPLES OF WEED SCIENCE - PLS 4601c INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT ­ PLS 5632c Department Description: An introduction to the principles of weed science. Lecture topics will include: weed biology and ecology, an introduction to weed management techniques and methodologies, factors affecting weed control

Watson, Craig A.

150

Developing Quality Managers and Quality Management: The Challenge to Leadership in Library Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the use of Total Quality Management (TQM) tools by library managers to develop quality relationships between staff and customers. Topics include building a shared vision, putting the needs of customers before organizational politics, cooperation between levels of employees, communication, teamwork, trust, redesigning processes and…

Orenstein, David

1999-01-01

151

The benefits of total quality management.  

PubMed

In this article, we will review the implementation of the ISO 9000 quality system in the Department of Nuclear Medicine. We will also discuss the benefits of working with the ISO 9000 standards and explain why we have shifted our focus from ISO 9000 towards the EFQM model. After an introduction concerning Total Quality Management and the EFQM model, we will describe how we have used the EFQM model to date and how we intend to implement TQM in the future. PMID:11137800

Geraedts, H P; Montenarie, R; van Rijk, P P

2001-01-01

152

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

153

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

154

[Quality management in a Swiss hospital].  

PubMed

Although there are quite good examples of quality management in Swiss hospitals available (the guidelines of quality management in the Swiss hospital etc.), the distribution of measures of quality assurance in Swiss hospitals is insufficient and focuses more on Hotel services and technical equipment rather than on the care by physicians and nurses. Beginning with Jan. 1, 1998, contracts of quality assurance between health care providers and sponsors have to be presented according to the new health insurance act. These contracts are proofed periodically by a national office. This necessitates a country-wide introduction of statistics (ICD-codes) and computerization. This is currently only in the process of realization. Additionally, hospitals and medical practices already undertake a comprehensive quality control due to local and regional initiatives. The society of Swiss physicians FMH supports mainly three areas: compulsory continuing medical education (80 hours annually, including 50 hours in recognized meetings), the development of guidelines by medical societies, and data collection including the development of a network for measures of quality assurance. The ISO-standard 9000 was changed for health care as ordered by the NAQ (National workshop for quality assurance) and the FMH. It is supposed to be used mainly for the certification of facilities for continuing medical education, perhaps also for the certification of hospitals. PMID:9441034

Eicher, E

1997-09-01

155

Total Quality Management: The Emperor's Tailor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conversations among educators, business leaders, legislators, and educational reformers have generated support for the application of Total Quality Management (TQM) to education. This paper considers whether TQM is indeed the solution to education's problems. After a brief explanation of TQM theory, the paper is organized around four broad issues…

Alexander, Gary C.; Keeler, Carolyn M.

156

Air quality management in the United States  

SciTech Connect

In 2004, the National Research Council released Air Quality Management in the United States, a report prepared in response to a congressional request for an independent evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the Clean Air Act. Based on that report, this article summarizes the committee's findings and recommendations. 10 refs., 2 figs.

William Chameides; Daniel Greenbaum; Raymond Wassel; K. John Holmes; Karl Gustavson; Amanda Staudt

2005-07-01

157

Implications of Total Quality Management in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total Quality Management in Education is a systems model that involves internal and external stakeholders in developing practices, establishing partnership teams, enhancing individual growth, and increasing communication. Walk the Talk in Texas is an example of successful application of the model. (SK)

Wiedmer, Terry L.; Harris, Vicki L.

1997-01-01

158

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.

159

Best practices in quality management for innovation performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many business sectors today, focus on quality as a competitive tool is being replaced by a focus on innovation. Research exploring connections between quality management, innovation, and company performance suggests that quality is 'necessary but insufficient' in business today. In short, managers need to know how to adapt their quality management practices to achieve innovation performance in addition to

Scott Leavengood; Timothy R. Anderson

2011-01-01

160

ISO 9000 and the total quality management models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Establishes the most outstanding differences between the ISO 9000 norms and total quality management as forms or manners of managing quality used in some information services. Compares two models of total quality: European Foundation for Quality Management and Malcolm Baldrige Awards.

Ana Reyes Pacios Lozano

1997-01-01

161

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL Thisisto certifythat the Quality Management System of  

E-print Network

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL Thisisto certifythat the Quality Management System of: Southwest Research been approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance to the following Quality Management System Standards: ISO 9001 :2008 ANSIIISO/ ASQ Q9001-2008 The Quality Management System is applicable to: Research

Chapman, Clark R.

162

CSP 587: Software Quality Management S. Kan, Software Quality engineering, Addison-Wesley.  

E-print Network

CSP 587: Software Quality Management Texts S. Kan, Software Quality engineering, Addison-Wesley. Objectives Students will learn methods of software quality management. This will include exposure to software Program 4 hours Software Product vs. Software process Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control Quality

Heller, Barbara

163

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

164

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

165

Medical oncology: Basic principles and clinical management of cancer  

SciTech Connect

This book consists of three section, each containing several papers. The sections are: Basic Principles, Specific Neoplasmas, and Supportive Care. Some of the paper titles are: Pharmacology of Antineoplastic Agents, Hodgkin's Disease, Myeloma, Melanoma, Neoplasms of the Lung, Sarcomas, Pediatric Neoplasms, Infectious Consideration in Cancer, Nursing Considerations in Cancer, and Rehabilitation of the Patient with Cancer.

Calabresi, P.; Schein, P.S.; Rosenberg, S.A.

1985-01-01

166

Management Principles for Negotiating Waste Facility Siting Agreements  

Microsoft Academic Search

Initial failure to site a small hazardous waste transfer station focussed attention on the need for a siting approach to overcome community resistance to negotiating siting agreements. A community study program was structured utilizing key principles of community decision making to justify need, to allow for community value judgments of gains, losses and fairness, and to encourage community adaptation to

Chris Zeiss; Bob Paddon

1992-01-01

167

Coastal erosion management and the European principles of ICZM: local versus strategic perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The European Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management has six core principles. These form two groups, one concerned\\u000a with strategic goals and one that has a local focus. The principles are presented as a menu of free-standing options, with\\u000a no prioritization either within or between groups. In the case of coastal erosion management these characteristics result\\u000a in irreconcilable conflicts, and

John McKenna; J. Andrew G. Cooper; Anne Marie O’Hagan

2009-01-01

168

The Vital Role of Task Teams: The Total Quality Management Approach on Restructuring Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teams are an important element of restructuring organizations because much of the work of the organization is being done in small units, the microcosms of organizations. Total Quality Management (TQM) is one way to analyze the importance of teamwork during restructuring. This paper describes the basic principles and tools of TQM and considers its…

Munoz, Marco A.

169

Total Quality Management and the Higher Education Environment: Impact on Educational Leadership Theory and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores Total Quality Management (TQM) as an organizational theory applied to educational administration of higher education. The first part of the paper describes the principles of TQM, and the second part considers TQM in higher education. The third section is a general conclusion that takes into consideration the leadership…

Munoz, Marco A.

170

Factual Approach in Decision Making - the Prerequisite of Success in Quality Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In quality management system as well as in other managerial systems, effective decisions must be always based on the data and information analysis, i.e. based on facts, in accordance with the factual approach principle in quality management. It is therefore necessary to measure and collect the data and information about processes. The article presents the results of a conducted survey, which was focused on application of factual approach in decision making. It also offers suggestions for improvements of application of the principle in business practice. This article was prepared using the research results of VEGA project No. 1/0229/08 "Perspectives of the quality management development in relation to the requirements of market in the Slovak Republic".

Ku?erová, Marta; Šk?rková Lestyánszka, Katarína

2013-12-01

171

Using TQM and ISO 9000 Principles in Assuring Education Service Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Riga Aviation University's movement from a controlled professional-education program to a system of contract relations with students as education service customers. Discusses a study of students' demands, requirements, and issues and the development of a quality assurance system based on Total Quality Management and ISO 9000 standards.…

Kabashkin, Igor; Michnev, Boris; Utchin, Georgy

1998-01-01

172

Quality assurance and risk management in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality-control (QC) taskforce for the Japanese Society of Radiological Technology assesses QC activities found in radiology\\u000a departments throughout Japan by way of questionnaires sent out to nearly 500 hospitals. The average response rate is 44%.\\u000a With the data collected from the questionnaires, the problems seen in Japanese hospitals, in terms of QC and risk management,\\u000a are identified, and suggestions

N. Sato

1994-01-01

173

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND SMALL BUSINESSES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Total Quality Management (TQM) for the past twenty years has revolutionized U.S. manufacturing, through a system based on continuous improvement, meeting customers' requirements, reducing rework, long-range thinking, increased employee involvement and teamwork, process redesign, competitive benchmarking, teambased problem-solving, constant measurement of results, and closer relationships with suppliers. (Ross, 1993) This article briefly reviews the effects of three behavioral influences: power,

Joseph G. Ormsby; Stephen F. Austin

174

Source Emissions in Multipollutant Air Quality Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter discusses emissions inventories and emission control technologies in the context of a risk-based, results-oriented\\u000a multipollutant air quality management program. As contemporary emission control technologies often achieve reductions in more\\u000a than one pollutant, the chapter reviews major emissions reduction in North America as examples of multipollutant reduction\\u000a strategies for both criteria pollutants and air toxics. The chapter then comments

C. Andrew Miller

175

40 CFR 130.6 - Water quality management plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 23 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Water quality management plans. 130.6 Section 130...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.6...

2012-07-01

176

40 CFR 130.6 - Water quality management plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 22 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Water quality management plans. 130.6 Section 130...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.6...

2011-07-01

177

40 CFR 130.6 - Water quality management plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 23 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Water quality management plans. 130.6 Section 130...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.6...

2013-07-01

178

40 CFR 130.6 - Water quality management plans.  

...Environment 23 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Water quality management plans. 130.6 Section 130...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.6...

2014-07-01

179

Leadership and Management: Techniques and Principles for Athletic Training  

PubMed Central

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, Stephen M.

1994-01-01

180

An assessment model for quality management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SYNSPACE together with InterSPICE and Alenia Spazio is developing an assessment method to determine the capability of an organisation in the area of quality management. The method, sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), is called S9kS (SPiCE- 9000 for SPACE). S9kS is based on ISO 9001:2000 with additions from the quality standards issued by the European Committee for Space Standardization (ECSS) and ISO 15504 - Process Assessments. The result is a reference model that supports the expansion of the generic process assessment framework provided by ISO 15504 to nonsoftware areas. In order to be compliant with ISO 15504, requirements from ISO 9001 and ECSS-Q-20 and Q-20-09 have been turned into process definitions in terms of Purpose and Outcomes, supported by a list of detailed indicators such as Practices, Work Products and Work Product Characteristics. In coordination with this project, the capability dimension of ISO 15504 has been revised to be consistent with ISO 9001. As contributions from ISO 9001 and the space quality assurance standards are separable, the stripped down version S9k offers organisations in all industries an assessment model based solely on ISO 9001, and is therefore interesting to all organisations, which intend to improve their quality management system based on ISO 9001.

Völcker, Chr.; Cass, A.; Dorling, A.; Zilioli, P.; Secchi, P.

2002-07-01

181

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

182

Entropy principles in the prediction of water quality values at discontinued monitoring stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new methodology for predicting water quality values at discontinued water quality monitoring stations is proposed. The method is based upon the Principle of Maximum Entropy (POME) and provides unbiased predictions of water quality levels at upstream tributaries and on the mainstem of a river given observed changes in the distribution of the same water quality parameter at a downstream location. Changes in the values of water quality parameters which are known a priori to have occurred upstream, but which are not sufficiently large to account for all the observed change in the same water quality parameter at the downstream location are able to be incorporated in the method through the introduction of a new term in the basic entropy expression. Application of the procedure to water quality monitoring on the Mackenzie River in Queensland, Australia indicates the method has considerable potential for prediction of water quality at discontinued stations. The method also has potential for identifying the location of causes of observed changes in water quality at a downstream station.

Kusmulyono, A.; Goulter, I.

1994-12-01

183

FWB 260: Principles of Wildlife Management Spring 2011  

E-print Network

and Thurs Instructor: Dr. George Wittemyer Associate Professor: Department of Fish, Wildlife to management and conservation of fish and wildlife. This class is designed for Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation of theories and strategies used to manage fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. 2. Students

184

FWB 260: Principles of Wildlife Management Instructor: Dr. Kevin Crooks  

E-print Network

: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Office: 115 Wagar Office hours: 1-3 Thursday to management and conservation of fish and wildlife. This class is designed for Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation of theories and strategies used to manage and conserve fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. 2

185

The strategic insights of Sun Tzu and quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports the results of an attempt to relate the military treatise of the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu to strategic quality management. Two sets of 20 statements were compiled, one from the work of Sun Tzu and the other from the concepts of strategic quality management. A group of employees experienced in quality management was then asked to indicate on

V. H. Y. Lo C. O. Ho; D. Sculli

1998-01-01

186

Wie beantrage ich das Zertifikat ,,Quality System Manager Junior"  

E-print Network

Wie beantrage ich das Zertifikat ,,Quality System Manager Junior" und was kostet es Jochem DGQ Quality System Manager - Junior - Die Zusatzqualifikation für Studierende der Technischen Universität Berlin #12;Was ist der Quality Systems Manager - Junior -? Die Bedeutung des Qualitätsmanagements

Berlin,Technische Universität

187

Is the ISO 9000 series for total quality management?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many companies are working very hard to achieve high quality goods and services and using them as competitive advantages in their businesses. In the 1990s, there are two main subjects on quality that capture the attention of most businesses in the world: namely, the International Quality Management Standard ISO 9000 and total quality management (TQM). Much publicity and promotion have

Samuel K. M. Ho

1995-01-01

188

Is the ISO 9000 Series for Total Quality Management?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many companies are working very hard to achieve high quality goods and services and using them as competitive advantages in their businesses. In the 1990s, there are two main subjects on quality that capture the attention of most businesses in the world: namely, the International Quality Management Standard ISO 9000 and total quality management (TQM). Much publicity and promotion have

Samuel K. M. Ho

1994-01-01

189

Cognitive Principles for Information Management: The Principles of Mnemonic Associative Knowledge (P-MAK)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information management systems improve the retention of information in large collections. As such they act as memory prostheses,\\u000a implying an ideal basis in human memory models. Since humans process information by association, and situate it in the context\\u000a of space and time, systems should maximize their effectiveness by mimicking these functions. Since human attentional capacity\\u000a is limited, systems should scaffold

Michael Huggett; Holger Hoos; Ron Rensink

2007-01-01

190

Principles to coordinate managed aquifer recharge with natural resource management policies in Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is a tool available to water-resources managers that assists agencies to secure water supplies and protect aquifers and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in the face of climate change and growing water demand. Yet few natural-resources managers have access to a coordinated set of policies that enable the potential benefits of MAR to be fully realised in urban and rural areas. This paper reviews contemporary Australian water-resource policies and systematically applies a refined set of `robust separation of rights' principles based on secure entitlements, annual allocations and end-use obligations to guide the coordination of policies specific to each of the four operational processes central to MAR schemes: source water harvesting, aquifer recharge, recovery of stored water and end use. Particular attention is given to the formulation of policies relating to the recovery of water, including the feasibility for market exchange of permanent and temporary rights to recover recharged water, as these have the potential to greatly expand the role of MAR. Aquifer characteristics, existing groundwater extractions and potential third party effects need to be taken into account in determining both recovery entitlements and annual allocations. A transitional pathway to implement novel MAR policies is suggested.

Ward, John; Dillon, Peter

2012-08-01

191

Design principles and algorithms for automated air traffic management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents design principles and algorithm for building a real time scheduler. The primary objective of the scheduler is to assign arrival aircraft to a favorable landing runway and schedule them to land at times that minimize delays. A further objective of the scheduler is to allocate delays between high altitude airspace far from the airport and low altitude airspace near the airport. A method of delay allocation is described that minimizes the average operating cost in the presence of errors in controlling aircraft to a specified landing time.

Erzberger, Heinz

1995-01-01

192

River basin approach and integrated water management: Governance pitfalls for the Dutch Space-Water-Adjustment Management Principle  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the turn to new integrative water management strategies in the Netherlands. It illustrates that some of the new and the general objectives and principles are not easily applied in practice. First, the article focuses on the development of integrative management of water and spatial development. A main policy line, the ‘Room for the River’ directive, was originally

Maarten Wolsink

2006-01-01

193

THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES IN THE ITALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few decades, the Italian public administration has undergone significant reform, which aimed to rectify the structural defects in the system, leading to inefficiency in public management and an improper allocation and utilization of resources. The Italian legislator, following the New Public Management guidelines, introduced private principles and instruments in the public field to improve the efficiency, effectiveness

Calogero Marino

2010-01-01

194

The Use of TINA Principles in the Management of Internet Multimedia Conferences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper shows how some of the TINA principles used in the development of Service Management techniques for the Broadband ISDN may be applied to the management of Internet Services. In the original B-ISDN concept of these services, it was assumed that there would be B-ISDN components in both the network and subscriber systems. In the Internet version of the

Quincy Cabell; Peter T. Kirstein; Theodore Pagtzis; Thanassis Tiropanis; Lichun Wang

1999-01-01

195

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

196

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

197

Water quality management library. 2. edition  

SciTech Connect

A series of ten books offered in conjunction with Water Quality International, the Biennial Conference and Exposition of the International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control (IAWPRC). Volume 1, Activated Sludge Process, Design and Control, 2nd edition, 1998: Volume 2, Upgrading Wastewater Treatment Plants, 2nd edition, 1998: Volume 3, Toxicity Reduction, 2nd edition, 1998: Volume 4, Municipal Sewage Sludge Management, 2nd edition, 1998: Volume 5, Design and Retrofit of Wastewater Treatment Plants for Biological Nutrient Removal, 1st edition, 1992: Volume 6, Dynamics and Control of the Activated Sludge Process, 2nd edition, 1998: Volume 7: Design of Anaerobic Processes for the Treatment of Industrial and Municipal Wastes, 1st edition, 1992: Volume 8, Groundwater Remediation, 1st edition, 1992: Volume 9, Nonpoint Pollution and Urban Stormwater Management, 1st edition, 1995: Volume 10, Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse, 1st edition, 1998.

Eckenfelder, W.W.; Malina, J.F.; Patterson, J.W. [eds.

1998-12-31

198

Strategies for Meeting High Standards: Quality Management and the Baldrige Criteria in Education. Lessons from the States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, one of a series of reports, focuses on the adoption of principles of quality management, originally developed by W. Edwards Deming, and the Baldrige Criteria for use in education. These processes and tools for systemic organizational management, when comprehensively applied, produce performance excellence and continuous improvement.…

Barth, John; Burk, Zona Sharp; Serfass, Richard; Harms, Barbara Ann; Houlihan, G. Thomas; Anderson, Gerald; Farley, Raymond P.; Rigsby, Ken; O'Rourke, John

199

Analysis and application of quality management decision support system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 21st century is a quality century. How to provide the high quality production for achieving the satisfaction of customers is the target of any enterprise. Along with the advancement of science and technology, the continuous improvement in quality has been made possible by the use of computer technology and advanced quality theory. The structure of quality management system is

Li Yibing; Guo Shunsheng; Dong Chengliang

2008-01-01

200

Applying Diversity Management Principles to Institutions of Christian Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For a variety of reasons many Christian higher education institutions struggle to embrace issues of diversity. This paper explores some of the challenges facing Christian higher education institutions when it comes to embracing diversity, particularly in the area of employment. It begins with a discussion of basic diversity/diversity management…

Fubara, Edward I.; Gardner, Matthew T.; Wolff, Jordan S.

2011-01-01

201

FWB 260: Principles of Wildlife Management Instructor: Dr. Kevin Crooks  

E-print Network

Professor: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Office: 115 Wagar Office hours: 1 and conservation of fish and wildlife. This class is designed for Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation majors to manage and conserve fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. 2. Students will develop analytical

202

Ethical Principles for the Management of Infants with Disorders of Sex Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fifth World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights (Halifax, August 2009) adopted a resolution endorsing a new set of ethical guidelines for the management of infants and children with disorders of sex development (DSD) [www.lawrights.asn.au\\/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=109]. The ethical principles developed by our group were the basis for the Halifax Resolution. In this paper, we outline these principles and explain

Lynn H. Gillam; Jacqueline K. Hewitt; Garry L. Warne

2010-01-01

203

The Principles of Scientific Management by Fred Taylor: Exposures in print beyond the private printing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper documents the publishing exposure of Frederick W. Taylor’s The Principles of Scientific Management subsequent to the February 1911 private printing. In doing so, the paper completes a chronology of the multiple occasions that Taylor’s classic occurred in print. Landmarks in the publishing history of Taylor’s “principles” following the private printing include its appearance in The American Magazine and

Carol Carlson Dean

1997-01-01

204

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

205

An evaluation of the quality of Turkish community pharmacy web sites concerning HON principles.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to find all the existing Web sites of Turkish community pharmacies and evaluate their "quality" in terms of Health on the Net (HON) Code of conduct principles. Multiple Internet search engines were used (google.com, yahoo.com, altavista.com, msn.com). While searching on the Internet, "eczane (pharmacy)" and "eczanesi (pharmacy of)" key words were used. The Internet search lasted for 2 months starting from March 1, 2007 until May 1, 2007. SPSS ver. 11.5 statistical program (SPSS, Inc., Chicago, IL) was used for data entry and analysis. At the end of the Internet search via all the indicated search engines, a total of 203 (all different from each other) community pharmacy Web sites were determined; of these, 14 were under construction and 6 were not accessible. As a result, 183 community pharmacy Web sites were included in the study. All of the Web sites could be accessed (100%). However, the availability of some characteristics of the pharmacies were quite poor. None of the pharmacies met all of the HON principles. Only 11 Web sites were appropriate in terms of complementarity (6.0%). Confidentiality criteria was met by only 14 pharmacies (7.7%). Nine pharmacies (4.9%) completed the "attribution" criteria. Among 183 pharmacy Web sites, the most met HON principle was the "transparency of authorship" (69 pharmacy Web sites; 37.7%). Because of the results of our study, the Turkish Pharmacists Association can take a pioneer role to apply some principles such as HON code of conduct in order to increase the quality of Turkish community pharmacists' Web sites. PMID:18570568

Yegenoglu, Selen; Sozen, Bilge; Aslan, Dilek; Calgan, Zeynep; Cagirci, Simge

2008-05-01

206

Driving external chemistry optimization via operations management principles.  

PubMed

Confronted with the need to significantly raise the productivity of remotely located chemistry CROs Pfizer embraced a commitment to continuous improvement which leveraged the tools from both Lean Six Sigma and queue management theory to deliver positive measurable outcomes. During 2012 cycle times were reduced by 48% by optimization of the work in progress and conducting a detailed workflow analysis to identify and address pinch points. Compound flow was increased by 29% by optimizing the request process and de-risking the chemistry. Underpinning both achievements was the development of close working relationships and productive communications between Pfizer and CRO chemists. PMID:23973340

Bi, F Christopher; Frost, Heather N; Ling, Xiaolan; Perry, David A; Sakata, Sylvie K; Bailey, Simon; Fobian, Yvette M; Sloan, Leslie; Wood, Anthony

2014-03-01

207

Principles of tibial fracture management with circular external fixation.  

PubMed

There is a growing mass of literature to suggest that circular external fixation for high-energy tibial fractures has advantages over traditional internal fixation, with potential improved rates of union, decreased incidence of posttraumatic osteomyelitis, and decreased soft tissue problems. To further advance our understanding of the role of circular external fixation in the management of these tibial fractures, randomized controlled trials should be implemented. In addition to complication rates and radiographic outcomes, validated functional outcome tools and cost analysis of this method should be compared with open reduction with internal fixation. PMID:24684913

Lowenberg, David W; Githens, Michael; Boone, Christopher

2014-04-01

208

An expert system for ISO 9000 quality management system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ISO 9000 quality management system is becoming more important for all sectors of industry. Due to the open door policy in China, managers are now aware of the significance of implementing the ISO 9000 quality assurance system in their companies or factories. However, the ISO 9000 quality system is new to a lot of people, so in order to

L. L. Cheng; W. M. Tsang; K. L. Yeung

1993-01-01

209

A Framework for Quality Management. Mendip Papers, MP 070.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines a framework for analyzing existing quality initiatives and for planning and implementing new ones particularly designed for colleges in Great Britain in their new status as independent, incorporated entities. It is designed to assist colleges in managing quality and in using quality management as a means of institutional…

Sallis, Edward

210

Consumer Evaluations of Food Risk Management Quality in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

In developing and implementing appropriate food risk management strategies, it is important to understand how consumers evaluate the quality of food risk management practices. The aim of this study is to model the underlying psychological factors influencing consumer evaluations of food risk management quality using structural equation modeling techniques (SEM), and to examine the extent to which the influence of

Kleef van E; J. R. Houghton; A. Krystallis; U. Pfenning; G. Rowe; Dijk van H; Lans van der I. A; L. J. Frewer

2007-01-01

211

Quality management on information services according to ISO 9000  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper focuses on the use of ISO 9000 standards for the introduction of quality management in information services, with a special emphasis on the Brazilian experience, aiming to provide support to information services managers in the use of quality management. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research is based on a comprehensive review of the literature, from the earliest citations

Valéria Martin Valls; Waldomiro de Castro Santos Vergueiro

2006-01-01

212

[Ethical principles of management and planning during influenza pandemic].  

PubMed

The article is dedicated to an actual problem of ethical component inclusion into the system of management and planning of epidemic control measures during threat emergence and in the course of influenza pandemic (epidemic) progress. Data regarding development of international ethical guidelines during influenza including WHO recommendations are presented and analysis of normative documents in Russian Federation is given. A necessity of comprehension and accounting of ethical values in pandemic preparedness is shown, main directions of action and responsibility are revealed. Key ethical positions of planning and implementation of measures during influenza pandemic are outlined, compliance with those determines the level of public support and thus provides the effectiveness of the implemented measures. PMID:22442981

Kubar', O I; Asatrian, A Zh

2012-01-01

213

South coast air quality management district  

SciTech Connect

The first of several state-of-the-art sampling instruments to monitor acid fog in the South Coast Air Basin on an on-going basis has been in stalled in Rubidoux by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The automated equipment, called the Caltech Active Strand Collector (CASC), is part of a long-term acid fog monitoring program developed by AQMD. The collecting process involves drawing a fog-laden air sample into the collector where fog droplets strike a series of teflon strands and run down to a collection trough. The sample is then sent to AQMD's laboratory to determine acidity and chemical composition. The monitoring equipment will be moved to Pomona later this winter, and to Crestline in the spring. Following this initial evaluation period, additional CASC units will be sited in the region.

Not Available

1989-03-01

214

Quality and Environment in the Real World An Introduction to Quality Management and Environmental Management in Industry  

E-print Network

Management in Industry The ISO 9000 and 14000 Benchmarks Department of Materials, Weds 11th March 2009, 2.00 Introductions & Objectives 2.05 Quality Management and ISO 9000 2.55 Group exercise & subsequent discussion 3 & benefits of quality & environmental management in industry (and the drivers for adopting the ISO benchmarks

Paxton, Anthony T.

215

[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

216

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

217

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

218

The principles of management of congenital anomalies of the upper limb  

PubMed Central

Management of congenital anomalies of the upper limb is reviewed with reference to classification and aetiology, incidence, diagnosis before birth, broad principles of treatment, timing of x rays and scans, functional aims, cosmetic appearance, counselling of parents, therapists, scars, skin grafts, growth, and timing of surgery. Notes on 11 congenital hand conditions are given.?? PMID:10868991

Watson, S.

2000-01-01

219

Should dingoes die? Principles for engaging ecocentric ethics in wildlife tourism management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethics underlie all our decisions and actions. The aim of this paper is to, first, highlight the sorts of ethical positions that inform wildlife management and, second, to propose a different set of ecocentric ethical principles that not only provide for a more authentic visitor experience of nature, but also enhance the long-term survival of wildlife. An ecocentric approach involves

Georgette Leah Burns; Jim MacBeth; Susan Moore

2011-01-01

220

[General principles of clinical and therapeutic management in postoperative external enteral fistulas].  

PubMed

Postoperative enterocutaneous fistulas represent a frequent complication in the emergency or cancerous digestive surgery. As to the high level of mortality and morbidity caused by this type of postoperative complication (4%), efforts are made to establish the principles of therapeutic management, on the purpose of decreasing these indicators and thus lowering the prolonged hospitalisation afferent costs. PMID:20201248

Munteanu, Iulia; Stefan, S; Burcoveanu, C; P?dureanu, S; Bulat, C

2008-01-01

221

Service-Learning and Integrated Course RedesignPrinciples of Management and the Campus Kitchen Metaproject  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 theory thinking to structure the redesign. The redesign

Brenda L. Flannery; Claudia H. Pragman

2010-01-01

222

Quality improvement projects related to pediculosis management.  

PubMed

Concern about student absenteeism related to repeated pediculosis infestations and the consequent risk for unsuccessful school achievement led to a quality improvement program comprised of 6 projects. The goal was to identify effective nursing interventions for children and families incurring repeated infestations. One project addressed the prevalence of infestation, frequency of school exclusion, and duration of consequential lost school days. Affirmed were low contagion in classrooms and multiple social and emotional challenges in students having chronic infestations. From other projects, the importance of establishing effective relationships with parents, students, and school staff to work toward effective management outcomes was apparent. Also identified was the need to better match hair texture with the selection of a lice comb for effective mechanical removal of lice and nits. There is a need to replicate these projects with larger numbers of students in different geographic locations. It is important to have evidence-based information about the communicability and management strategies for pediculosis to contribute to sound treatment and policy formation. PMID:12017250

Hootman, Janis

2002-04-01

223

Soil Quality Characterization and Remediation in Relation to Soil Management.  

E-print Network

??Concerns have developed over the long-term sustainability and environmental consequences of intensifying agricultural production and its effect on soil quality. Three studies that assess management… (more)

Bucher, Ana

2002-01-01

224

The effects of quality management – a survey of Swedish quality professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In this study, the effects of the different models and tools of quality management are examined. The purpose is to identify differences in the effects generated by different quality management models and tools. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A questionnaire was mailed to 500 Swedish quality professionals. The questions concerned their companies' adoption of the values of TQM, the use of

Yvonne Lagrosen; Stefan Lagrosen

2005-01-01

225

Design principles for high quality electron beams via colliding pulses in laser plasma accelerators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laser plasma based accelerators have the potential to reduce dramatically the size and cost of future particle colliders and light sources. Production of high quality beams along with reproducibility, tunability, and efficiency are required for many applications. We present design principles for two-pulse colliding laser pulse injection mechanisms, which can meet these requirements. Simulations are used to determine the best conditions for the production of high quality beams: high charge, low energy spread, and low emittance. Simulations also allow access to the internal dynamics of the interaction, providing insight regarding further improvement of the beam quality. We find that a 20 pC beam can be accelerated to 300 MeV in 4 mm with only a few percent energy spread and transverse normalized emittance close to 1 mm mrad, using a 10 TW laser. We demonstrate that this design scales according to linear theory. Control of the laser pulse mode content and subsequent evolution in the plasma channel are shown to be critical for achieving the highest beam quality.

Cormier-Michel, E.; Ranjbar, V. H.; Bruhwiler, D. L.; Cary, J. R.; Chen, M.; Geddes, C. G. R.; Plateau, G. R.; Matlis, N. H.; Leemans, W. P.

2014-09-01

226

Auditing the Quality of Management in the Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an evaluation of the Community College Management Audit, a system designed to assess the abilities of administrative personnel to perform certain key functions of a manager regardless of their areas of responsibility. Argues that the principles underlying organizational effectiveness apply to both businesses and educational organizations.…

Hammons, James O.; Murry, John W. Jr.

1998-01-01

227

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...141-A] Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Using Risk Management Principles at Structure Fires AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational...entitled ``Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Using Risk Management...

2010-07-14

228

Extended principle component analysis - a useful tool to understand processes governing water quality at catchment scales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water quality of ground and surface waters in catchments is typically driven by many complex and interacting processes. While small scale processes are often studied in great detail, their relevance and interplay at catchment scales remain often poorly understood. For many catchments, extensive monitoring data on water quality have been collected for different purposes. These heterogeneous data sets contain valuable information on catchment scale processes but are rarely analysed using integrated methods. Principle component analysis (PCA) has previously been applied to this kind of data sets. However, a detailed analysis of scores, which are an important result of a PCA, is often missing. Mathematically, PCA expresses measured variables on water quality, e.g. nitrate concentrations, as linear combination of independent, not directly observable key processes. These computed key processes are represented by principle components. Their scores are interpretable as process intensities which vary in space and time. Subsequently, scores can be correlated with other key variables and catchment characteristics, such as water travel times and land use that were not considered in PCA. This detailed analysis of scores represents an extension of the commonly applied PCA which could considerably improve the understanding of processes governing water quality at catchment scales. In this study, we investigated the 170 km2 Ammer catchment in SW Germany which is characterised by an above average proportion of agricultural (71%) and urban (17%) areas. The Ammer River is mainly fed by karstic springs. For PCA, we separately analysed concentrations from (a) surface waters of the Ammer River and its tributaries, (b) spring waters from the main aquifers and (c) deep groundwater from production wells. This analysis was extended by a detailed analysis of scores. We analysed measured concentrations on major ions and selected organic micropollutants. Additionally, redox-sensitive variables and environmental tracers indicating groundwater age were analysed for deep groundwater from production wells. For deep groundwater, we found that microbial turnover was stronger influenced by local availability of energy sources than by travel times of groundwater to the wells. Groundwater quality primarily reflected the input of pollutants determined by landuse, e.g. agrochemicals. We concluded that for water quality in the Ammer catchment, conservative mixing of waters with different origin is more important than reactive transport processes along the flow path.

Selle, B.; Schwientek, M.

2012-04-01

229

A PC-based system for benchmarking quality management via ISO 9000 auditing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presents a benchmarking model for quality management systems through ISO 9000 auditing. A knowledge base of implementation principles and guidelines is established for the fulfilment of each of the ISO 9001 clauses followed by a set of inquire-observe-assess checklists. A statistical model is attached to generate the average number of non-conformities or defects D of an industry. The D value

Chang Zeph Yun; Tay Boon Hou

1997-01-01

230

[Quality management in anaesthesia practice: chance and challenge].  

PubMed

Quality of care and costs are getting closer together. Whereas costs and quality management did not play a substantial role 30 years ago, the consumption of resources nowadays is part of the outcome of quality of care. The definition of quality must be seen in the dimensions of structure, process and result. Resulting from newly developed clinical practice, guidelines are planned as instruments for cost containment in near future. Those guidelines may end up in a quality management system. The most wellknown european basic of such a quality management system are the DIN EN ISO 9000 f and the EFQM. The ISO 9001 and the European Quality Award became the most common base of evaluation for certification of quality management systems in Organisations European wide. Whereas the ISO 9001 does not give any information about the real achieved quality, the European Quality Award reflects the process. Guidelines are necessary to prove the cost effectiveness of measures of quality control and quality assurance since too much quality control and assurance may result in increased overall consumption of resources, leading to a reduction in the quality of care when ensuring that the overall budget is covered. PMID:10662991

Bähr, K; van Ackern, K

2000-01-01

231

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.; Sunol, 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

232

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

233

Management review checklist for ISO\\/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 quality-management systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Management reviews are key processes in many quality-management systems, including laboratory-management systems, in accordance\\u000a with ISO\\/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189. These reviews are fine opportunities to understand and manage all the inputs and outputs\\u000a of a quality-management system. Laboratories often meet some difficulties fully exploiting the management-review process because\\u000a either they do not realize the importance of this process or

Dimitris G. Theodorou; Panagiotis C. Anastasakis

2009-01-01

234

Quality Management Systems for the National Qualifications Framework. Quality Assurance in Education and Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet explores the idea of quality and its management as it applies to providers of education in particular, but also as it applies to national standards bodies and workplaces offering on-the-job training. It explores the focus on quality in industry and education and defines quality in terms of the features of quality and their…

New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.

235

Eliciting and Analyzing Quality Requirements: Management Influences on Software Quality Requirements.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Early in the literature review for the Independent Research and Development Project for Eliciting and Analyzing Quality Requirements, the potential conflict of quality efforts (perceived as time consuming) with organizational management direction (driven ...

C. Woody

2005-01-01

236

[Introduction of quality circles and a quality management system (QMS) in a centralized clinic].  

PubMed

At our hospital, a quality management system was developed according to the DIN EN ISO 9001. Additionally, several quality circles and an external quality control system with three tracer diagnoses were carried out and two studies were performed to detect the internal and external acceptance of the hospital. All strategies induce an increase in the quality of management and of the patients' outcome. PMID:9101957

Isemer, F E; Schmidt, K J; Heuser, U; Kirchgesser, G

1996-01-01

237

European quality management practices : The impact of national culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The patterns of adoption of quality management practices and techniques vary across national boundaries. This article presents the findings of a questionnaire survey into the quality management procedures and tools adopted in three European countries, the UK, Portugal and Finland. A total of 450 responses are analysed. The main differences between the three countries are outlined with regard to factors

Brian P. Mathews; Akiko Ueno; Tauno Kekäle; Mikko Repka; Zulema Lopes Pereira; Graça Silva

2001-01-01

238

IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT AFFECTING QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF RETURN FLOW  

EPA Science Inventory

Management practices for control of quality and quantity of return subsurface flow were studied theoretically, in the laboratory, and full scale in the field. Field water management studies using waters of different qualities and different leaching fractions showed that the soil ...

239

SOIL AND WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT THROUGH VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil quality and water quality are concepts related with the functions of these natural resources within the environment. Indicators and indexes can be linked with standards for the multiple uses of these resources and can be used as guides for land use and land management planning, from the field to the watershed levels. The design of a resource management system

Oscar S. Rodríguez

240

Nutrient Management Certification for Delaware: Developing a Water Quality Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Water quality is a critical environmental, social, and political issue in Delaware. In the late 1990s, a series of events related to water quality issues led to the passage of a state nutrient management law. This new law required nutrient management planning and established a state certification program for nutrient users in the agricultural and…

Hansen, David J.; Binford, Gregory D.

2004-01-01

241

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

242

The University of Winnipeg Air Quality Management Policy  

E-print Network

its use and disposal. Life Cycle Assessment � a method for assessing the environmental impacts for their impact on the environment, including plant, animal and human health, and that air quality management sustainability management system. Moreover, this Policy aims to encourage the improvement of air quality

Martin, Jeff

243

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

244

Assessing quality management in an R and D environment  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a premier research and development institution operated by the University of California for the US Department of Energy. Since 1991, LANL has pursued a heightened commitment to developing world-class quality in management and operations. In 1994 LANL adopted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria as a framework for all activities and initiated more formalized customer focus and quality management. Five measurement systems drive the current integration of quality efforts: an annual Baldrige-based assessment, a customer focus program, customer-driven performance measurement, an employee performance management system and annual employee surveys, and integrated planning processes with associated goals and measures.

Thompson, B.D.

1998-02-01

245

Principles of GPS Baseline Adjustment and Examination of Quality Control Critters For GPS Measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Relative GPS provides 3 dimensional coordinates of points to users. These coordinetes are calculated from baseline vector components.. For this reason, 3 dimensional coor- dinates accuracy depens on vector components accuracy. There are different accuracy criters for GPS baseline vector. These are listed as; lup closure of points, standard de- viations of baseline components, repeatability of baseline components etc. In adjust- ment, these baseline components are used and it is calculated 3 dimensional Cartesian coordinates and their deviations. Different criter must be considered for reliability of adjustment. Especially, point and vector, horizontal or vertical, ellipses or ellipsoids, baseline accuracy, network accuracy, FGCC standards and the others. In this paper it is examined that principle of adjustment model and quality control criters for GPS measurements.

Soycan, M.; Topbas Soycan, A.

246

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

247

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

248

Personal Quality Management with the Personal Software Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given, as follows. Software development organizations have a variety of mechanisms at their disposal to help in managing and improving the quality of the products they produce. Quality assurance organizations, problem reporting systems, software process improvement and peer reviews (to name just a few) are important tools for product quality enhancement, but an often-overlooked piece of the

Alan S. Koch

2001-01-01

249

Soil quality: an indicator of sustainable land management?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil quality appears to be an ideal indicator of sustainable land management. Soil is the foundation for nearly all land uses. Soil quality, by definition, reflects the capacity to sustain plant and animal productivity, maintain or enhance water and air quality, and promote plant and animal health. By reflecting the basic capacity of the soil to function, it integrates across

Jeffrey E. Herrick

2000-01-01

250

Key points in quality control training courses for managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality control ( QC ) courses for managers should teach, in addition to statistical methods, the basic concepts which constitute the background of QC. Quality has a much longer history than cost and productivity and is the feature of common concern between the manufacturer and the customer. Quality is more of a human concern than cost or productivity. It is

Yoshio Kondo

1990-01-01

251

Quality assurance of imaging techniques used in the clinical management of osteoporosis.  

PubMed

Recent advances in the densitometric and imaging techniques involved in the management of osteoporosis are associated with increasing accuracy and precision as well as with higher exposure to ionising radiation. Therefore, special attention to quality assurance (QA) procedures is needed in this field. The development of effective and efficient QA programmes is mandatory to guarantee optimal image quality while reducing radiation exposure levels to the ALARA principle (as low as reasonably achievable). In this review article, the basic QA procedures are discussed for the techniques applied to everyday clinical practice. PMID:23090242

Guglielmi, G; Damilakis, J; Solomou, G; Bazzocchi, A

2012-12-01

252

The US Productivity Slowdown, the Baby Boom, and Management Quality  

E-print Network

of labor and capital, firms with more talented managers will produce more output. The effectiveness workers. The heterogeneity in management talent combined with decreasing returns to scale resultsThe US Productivity Slowdown, the Baby Boom, and Management Quality James Feyrer Dartmouth College

Lotko, William

253

Total Quality Management Is Total at Fox Valley Technical College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Fox Valley Technical College (Wisconsin), application of Total Quality Management (TQM) brought positive outcomes and other effects. Areas in which TQM was used are considered, including admissions, employee safety, customer focus, policy formation, management performance appraisal, student services, creation of a self-managing class, TQM for…

Tyler, Carol R.

1993-01-01

254

Performance Indicators and the Management of Quality in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues that affect the use of performance indicators in managing educational quality are discussed in this paper. Recent changes in public-sector organizational management include the development of strategies for the management of change itself and the changing role of the public sector. A trend within the public sector is an increase in the…

Cuttance, Peter

255

Establishing a competitive advantage through quality management.  

PubMed

The successful dentist of the future will establish a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace by recognising that patients undergoing dental treatment cannot see the result before purchase, and that they therefore look for signs of service quality to reduce uncertainty. Thus the successful dentist will implement a quality programme that recognises not only that quality is defined by meeting patients' needs and expectations, but also that quality service is fundamental to successful business strategy. Finally, the successful dentist of the future will realise that the pursuit of quality is a never-ending process which requires leadership by example. PMID:8710317

George, R J

1996-06-01

256

Development and characterization of a cell culture manufacturing process using quality by design (QbD) principles.  

PubMed

The principles of quality by design (QbD) have been applied in cell culture manufacturing process development and characterization in the biotech industry. Here we share our approach and practice in developing and characterizing a cell culture manufacturing process using QbD principles for establishing a process control strategy. Process development and characterization start with critical quality attribute identification, followed by process parameter and incoming raw material risk assessment, design of experiment, and process parameter classification, and conclude with a design space construction. Finally, a rational process control strategy is established and documented. PMID:23828505

Marasco, Daniel M; Gao, Jinxin; Griffiths, Kristi; Froggatt, Christopher; Wang, Tongtong; Wei, Gan

2014-01-01

257

Practice policy and quality initiatives: using lean principles to improve screening mammography workflow.  

PubMed

The "lean" approach is a quality improvement method that focuses on maximizing activities that are valued by the customer and eliminating waste that impedes efficiency in the workplace. The unique philosophy of the lean approach encourages all members of the team to be directly involved in identifying areas of waste and generating solutions to eliminate them. When the breast imaging section at the authors' institution became part of a multispecialty breast care center, the result was escalating examination volumes, more complex cases, and overall increased demand on radiologists' time. After several unsuccessful attempts to improve the efficiency of the section, including evaluation by outside consultants, the decision was made to embark on a comprehensive quality improvement program using the lean approach. A team of radiologists, technologists, file room personnel, information technology (IT) representatives, and administrators from the breast imaging section met twice a month to learn about lean principles and how to apply them to screening mammography workflows. Sources of inefficiency (waste) were identified, and potential solutions were generated. Multiple trials were performed to test these solutions. Throughout the process, all team members were engaged in identifying the problems, suggesting solutions, and implementing change. Most of the tested solutions were successful and resulted in decreased patient wait times, improved efficiency for the technologists and radiologists, faster report turnaround, and advances in IT. In addition, staff members were introduced to the lean philosophy and became actively involved in improving their workplace, resulting in a more cohesive section. PMID:23813321

Shah, Carla J; Sullivan, Julie R; Gonyo, Mary Beth; Wadhwa, Anubha; DuBois, Melissa S

2013-01-01

258

Corporate management of quality in employee health plans.  

PubMed

As large companies move their employees into managed care, they must concern themselves with the quality and price of their employees' health care. Based on a survey of Fortune 500 companies, we show that most are integrating several aspects of quality into their purchasing and contracting decisions by focusing on three dimensions--customer service, network composition, and clinical quality. Companies focus on the customer service dimension while the medical community emphasizes clinical quality. PMID:12638371

Maxwell, James; Temin, Peter

2003-01-01

259

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Forage Quality and Quantity  

E-print Network

and Correcting Forage Quality Problems Producers understand forage quality, especially crude protein content, in relation to livestock performance. Hay shows emphasize the importance of forage testing to determine quality, and demonstrate how forage quality can..., The Texas A&M University System Rangeland Risk Management for Texans E-118 10-00 scarce. If you see animals grazing in the heat of the day in the middle of summer, forage is probably scarce. You can use the body condition scores of your animals...

Lyons, Robert K.

2000-11-01

260

Total quality management: BS 5750 (ISO 9000, EN 29000)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topics identified in the title of the article are often referred to as fundamentally different and in some cases unconnected approaches to controlling product quality. This paper attempts to demonstrate flaws in these views and establish the interdependent nature of these topics based on long established principles for successful organizations.

Ken Searstone

1991-01-01

261

Ecosystem-based management in the Wadden Sea: Principles for the governance of knowledge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The governance of the Wadden Sea has to contend with a complex interplay of social and ecological systems. Social systems tend to be characterized by pluralism of - often conflicting - norms and values, and ecological systems are characterized by high complexity and natural and human-induced variability, leading to unpredictable and nonlinear behavior. This highly volatile situation challenges traditional forms of management as well as traditional ways of organizing knowledge for decision-making processes. Ecosystem-based management approaches have been developed to find more effective, holistic, and evidence-based strategies to deal with the challenges of complex socio-ecological systems. They also require another way of dealing with (scientific) knowledge, the way it is produced and applied. In this paper, from the perspective of ecosystem-based management, we define the specific principles that apply to the way knowledge is mobilized and applied within decision-making processes. We illuminate these principles by examining three empirical cases of ecosystem-based management within, or related to, the Wadden Sea area. Finally, we reflect upon our findings and elaborate on the extent to which our theoretical framework is capable of describing and assessing the interaction between knowledge and decision making within ecosystem-based management approaches.

Giebels, Diana; van Buuren, Arwin; Edelenbos, Jurian

2013-09-01

262

BT Technol J Vol 17 No 4 October 1999 An ontology for quality management --enabling quality  

E-print Network

. An ontological engineering methodology comprised of motivating scenario, scope, and competency questionBT Technol J Vol 17 No 4 October 1999 131 An ontology for quality management -- enabling quality problem identification and tracing H M Kim, M S Fox and M Grüninger The TOVE Quality Ontology

Grüninger, Michael

263

Quality Assurance Strategy for Existing Homes: Final Quality Management Primer for High Performing Homes  

SciTech Connect

This guide is designed to help Building America (BA) Teams understand quality management and its role in transitioning from conventional to high performance home building and remodeling. It explains what quality means, the value of quality management systems, the unique need for QMS when building high performing homes, and the first steps to a implementing a comprehensive QMS. This document provides a framework and context for BA teams when they encounter builders and remodelers.

Del Bianco, M.; Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wood, A.

2012-12-01

264

WATER QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS IN RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water quality considerations can vary widely since a host of descriptors can be used to characterize water quality. Temperature and dissolved oxygen (DO) are of primary interest for most reservoirs since temperature regulates biotic growth rat es and life s tages and defines f ishery habitat (warm-, cool-, or cold-w ater), and oxygen is necessary to sustain aquatic life. Turbidity

Mark S. Dortch

265

A methodology model for quality management in a general hospital.  

PubMed

A reappraisal is made of the relevance of industrial modes of quality management to the issues of medical care. Analysis of the nature of medical care, which differentiates it from the supplier-client relationships of industry, presents the main intrinsic characteristics, which create problems in application of the industrial quality management approaches to medical care. Several examples are the complexity of the relationship between the medical action and the result obtained, the client's nonacceptance of economic profitability as a value in his medical care, and customer satisfaction biased by variable standards of knowledge. The real problems unique to hospitals are addressed, and a methodology model for their quality management is offered. Included is a sample of indicator vectors, measurements of quality care, cost of medical care, quality of service, and human resources. These are based on the trilogy of planning quality, quality control, and improving quality. The conclusions confirm the inadequacy of industrial quality management approaches for medical institutions and recommend investment in formulation of appropriate concepts. PMID:10169184

Stern, Z; Naveh, E

1997-01-01

266

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Water quality management plans and agencies...Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies...consistent with any applicable water quality management (WQM) plan...

2012-07-01

267

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...Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies...consistent with any applicable water quality management (WQM) plan...

2010-07-01

268

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Water quality management plans and agencies...Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies...consistent with any applicable water quality management (WQM) plan...

2011-07-01

269

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...Works-Clean Water Act § 35.925-2 Water quality management plans and agencies...consistent with any applicable water quality management (WQM) plan...

2013-07-01

270

77 FR 12526 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Mojave Desert Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental...Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion...emissions from graphic arts and paper, film,...

2012-03-01

271

77 FR 12495 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD...Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD...emissions from graphic arts and paper, film, foil...Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (1) Rule 1117, ``Graphic Arts and Paper, Film,...

2012-03-01

272

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

273

publication 426-044 Urban Water-Quality Management  

E-print Network

publication 426-044 Urban Water-Quality Management: Purchasing Aquatic Plants Susan French, Norfolk Aquaticplantsareessentialforahealthyandenvironmentally balanced water garden. Whether you that will grow best in your water garden. USDA plant hardiness zone. You can find the cold hardiness zone

Liskiewicz, Maciej

274

14 CFR 60.5 - Quality management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...5 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND CONTINUING QUALIFICATION AND USE § 60.5 Quality management system. (a)...

2010-01-01

275

40 CFR 35.2023 - Water quality management planning.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...carry out water quality management planning including but not limited to...Act. (b) In carrying out planning with grants made under paragraph...undesignated public comprehensive planning organizations to carry out the purposes...

2010-07-01

276

14 CFR 60.5 - Quality management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...5 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND CONTINUING QUALIFICATION AND USE § 60.5 Quality management system. (a)...

2013-01-01

277

14 CFR 60.5 - Quality management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...5 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND CONTINUING QUALIFICATION AND USE § 60.5 Quality management system. (a)...

2011-01-01

278

14 CFR 60.5 - Quality management system.  

...5 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND CONTINUING QUALIFICATION AND USE § 60.5 Quality management system. (a)...

2014-01-01

279

14 CFR 60.5 - Quality management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...5 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND CONTINUING QUALIFICATION AND USE § 60.5 Quality management system. (a)...

2012-01-01

280

The pyramid model as a structured way of quality management  

PubMed Central

Three quality systems that can be used in blood establishments are briefly explained. The Pyramid model is described as a tool to manage the quality systems. Finally, some experiences in other countries are given to prove the validity of the system. PMID:20041070

van der Tuuk Adriani, Willem PA; Sibinga, Smit

2008-01-01

281

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

282

Firm characteristics, total quality management, and financial performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses a sample of quality award winners to empirically test hypotheses that relate changes in operating income associated with effective implementation of total quality management (TQM) to various firm characteristics. The characteristics examined are firm size, the degree of capital intensity, the degree of diversification, the timing of TQM implementation, and the maturity of the program. We find

Kevin B. Hendricks; Vinod R. Singhal

2000-01-01

283

Firm characteristics, total quality management, and financial performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses a sample of quality award winners to empirically test hypotheses that relate changes in operating income associated with effective implementation of total quality management (TQM) to various firm characteristics. The characteristics examined are firm size, the degree of capital intensity, the degree of diversification, the timing of TQM implementation, and the maturity of the program. We find

Kevin B Hendricks; Vinod R Singhal

2001-01-01

284

Gironacel[R]: A Virtual Tool for Learning Quality Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the Gironacel[R] project--a virtual learning environment produced by the University of Girona. The purpose of this tool is to make it easier for students studying quality management courses within engineering schools to understand what the "quality culture" is and how to implement the ISO 9001:2000 standard in a very…

Mendez, Empar; Casadesus, Marti; De Ciurana, Quim

2006-01-01

285

Total quality management and ISO 9000 applications in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature includes many success and failure stories of the firms adopting total quality management (TQM). As many firms in Turkey try to adopt this philosophy, there is a need to clarify quality concepts and comment on applications. This paper attempts a broad review of the current status of TQM and ISO 9000 in Turkey. It considers the extent to

Ahmet Beskese; Ufuk Cebeci

2001-01-01

286

Evolution from quality management to an integrative management system based on TQM and its impact on the profession of quality managers in industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality has a long tradition in industry. In and after the Second World War we all focused on quality control. In the 1980s, quality management systems, as given in the ISO standards 9000 series, paved the way for a quality-related business management. Advanced companies today are in a post-ISO-era, in search of business excellence to meet the challenges of the

Dietmar Mangelsdorf

1999-01-01

287

Building Air Quality Alliance Program fro Building Management  

E-print Network

guide) This manual has been widely applauded as the state-of- the-art guide to good indoor air management. Despite Building Air Quality's wide availability, EPA and other organizations continue to learn of indoor air problems that could be easily... Air Quality guide. Since understanding the Building Air Qimlify guide is essential to providing a building air quality program, it should be used as the starting point for program development. The Alliance provides a Manual that contains an Action...

Kettler, G. J.

1998-01-01

288

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

289

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

290

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.

291

Map Quality for Site-Specific Fertility Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

M aps are fundamental to SSFM because they rep- The quality of soil fertility maps affects the efficacy of site-specific resent either the spatial state of a condition of soil fertility management (SSFM). The purpose of this study was to interest, the prescription of inputs needed to manage a evaluate how different soil sampling approaches and grid interpolation particular condition

T. G. Mueller; F. J. Pierce; O. Schabenberger; D. D. Warncke

2001-01-01

292

Intellectual capital and quality management: strange bedfellows or new insights?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Against a background of organisation improvement much has been discussed about how quality management processes and practices can assist. The field of intellectual capital, with its focus on better managing the organisation's intangible assets, also has an underlying theme of improvement. Yet the research literature relatively is silent on how these two areas of research could combine or interact with

Ian Caddy

293

Audit quality and earnings management for Taiwan IPO firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper investigates the relationship between audit quality (as measured by auditor size and industry specialization) and earnings management (as measured by unexpected accruals) for Taiwan IPO firms. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – First uses unexpected accruals in the modified Jones model to measure earnings management in the IPO process. Then uses auditor type (big five versus non-big five) and industry

Ken Y. Chen; Kuen-Lin Lin; Jian Zhou

2005-01-01

294

Exploring Supply Managers' Intrapreneurial Ability and Relationship Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examined the degree to which a supply manager's intrapreneurial ability influences the quality of individual-level relationships with internal customers and the supplier's account executive. The moderating influence of the buyer's firm-level commitment to the supplier and how these relationships subsequently impact supplier performance were explored. The study assessed the supply manager's intrapreneurial ability using survey data gathered from

Michelle D. Steward; Zhaohui Wu; Janet L. Hartley

2010-01-01

295

Autonomic Quality of Experience management of multimedia networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proliferation of multimedia services over access networks (e.g., IPTV or network-based Personal Video Recording) has introduced important new revenue potential for network and service providers but has also complicated the management burden. As a result, today's management of multimedia networks is often too static to cope with the increasing quality requirements of multimedia services. A key point in these

Steven Latre; Filip De Turck

2012-01-01

296

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

297

Rice Quality Factors: Implications For Management Decisions.  

E-print Network

of Quality Characteristics A hedonic rough rice price function is a regression of the form: 7 PF = bo + blMILL + b2HEAD + b3BROKENS + b4SEED + bSRED + b6PECK + b7sMUT + baCHALK + b9 HEAT + blOTEST where PF is the observed final settlement rough rice price..., with each market year are presented in Tables 4-6. Even though the statistical tests discussed above indicated the coefficients were not the same across markets in some situations, the hedonic price-quality relationships across all markets are also...

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

1986-01-01

298

[Models of quality management for medical rehabilitation centers].  

PubMed

Since the beginning of the 1990s more and more health institutions have decided for certification based on the standard DIN/ISO 9000-9004. Besides this trend the introduction of quality management systems employing a combination of internal and external evaluation processes is constantly gaining importance. Institutions of medical rehabilitation are increasingly aiming at the implementation of quality management systems as well as obtaining certification. Taking into account the currently prevailing basic conditions, the following will therefore submit various quality management models. The feasibility of applying these models to the medical rehabilitation sector as well as their potential contribution to the further development of medical rehabilitation will be analyzed. Following this discussion, the relationship of the described models to the Quality Assurance Programme as currently implemented by the German Pension Insurance will be discussed. PMID:9706115

Huck, K; Dorenburg, U

1998-06-01

299

Manager personality, manager service quality orientation, and service climate: test of a model.  

PubMed

This article conceptually and empirically explores the relationships among manager personality, manager service quality orientation, and climate for customer service. Data were collected from 1,486 employees and 145 managers in grocery store departments (N = 145) to test the authors' theoretical model. Largely consistent with hypotheses, results revealed that core self-evaluations were positively related to managers' service quality orientation, even after dimensions of the Big Five model of personality were controlled, and that service quality orientation fully mediated the relationship between personality and global service climate. Implications for personality and organizational climate research are discussed. PMID:18020810

Salvaggio, Amy Nicole; Schneider, Benjamin; Nishii, Lisa H; Mayer, David M; Ramesh, Anuradha; Lyon, Julie S

2007-11-01

300

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

301

INTEGRATED RIVER QUALITY MANAGEMENT USING INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES  

E-print Network

(wastewater treatment plants, water purification, dikes, etc.). The interaction with the system is through analysis, Wastewater treatment plant INTRODUCTION When river water quality begun to concern legislators lead to economic advantages in the allocation and sizing of wastewater treatment plants (Marsili

302

Systems Engineering Introduction to Software Quality Management  

E-print Network

standards in Software Engineering Explain the origins and rationale behind the ISO 9000 standards. Describe significant complaint against standards. 11 ISO 9000 Standards Developed out of independent need for quality (or services) ISO 9000-3 interprets 9001 for software dev. 12 Features of ISO 9001:2008 Organisational

Bryson, Joanna J.

303

Quality management for space systems in ISRO  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a little over four decades, the Indian Space Program has carved a niche for itself with the unique application driven program oriented towards National development. The end-to-end capability approach of the space projects in the country call for innovative practices and procedures in assuring the quality and reliability of space systems. The System Reliability (SR) efforts initiated at the

S. Satish; S. Selva Raju; T. S. Nanjunda Swamy; P. L. Kulkarni

2009-01-01

304

Principles of Liability for Athletic Trainers: Managing Sport-Related Concussion  

PubMed Central

Objective: To provide an overview of the general legal principles of negligence for sports medicine professionals and apply these principles to situations involving athletes with head injury. Data Sources: Case law dating back to 1976 and recent studies of sport-related concussion. Summary: One of the most difficult problems facing athletic trainers and team physicians is the recognition and treatment of sport-related concussion. Providing medical clearance for sports participation and treatment of athletic injuries involves legal as well as medical issues. The threat of lawsuits exists for the sports medicine professional, whether the athlete is allowed to play or not. In general, established medical malpractice principles govern claims by athletes for injury or death caused by improper treatment by health care providers. The elements of negligence are examined, as well as the primary defenses an athletic trainer would use in court and risk management techniques to avoid litigation. Conclusions/Recommendations: Athletic trainers may protect themselves from liability by including standardized cognitive or postural stability testing in preparticipation examinations, using objective tests rather than subjective judgement to evaluate athletes who have sport-related concussion, working closely with physicians, and keeping excellent records. PMID:12937503

2001-01-01

305

"Power quality system," a new system of quality management for globalization: towards innovation and competitive advantages.  

PubMed

Knowledge Management (KM) addresses the critical issues of organizational adoption, survival and competence in the face of an increasingly changing environment. KM embodies organizational processes that seek a synergistic combination of the data and information processing capabilities of information and communication technologies (ICT), and the creative and innovative capacity of human beings to improve ICT In that role, knowledge management will improve quality management and avoid or minimize losses and weakness that usually come from poor performance as well as increase the competitive level of the company and its ability to survive in the global marketplace. To achieve quality, all parties including the clients, company consultants, contractors, entrepreneurs, suppliers, and the governing bodies (i.e., all involved stake-holders) need to collaborate and commit to achieving quality. The design based organizations in major business and construction companies have to be quality driven to support healthy growth in today's competitive market. In the march towards vision 2020 and globalization (i.e., the one world community) of many companies, their design based organizations need to have superior quality management and knowledge management to anticipate changes. The implementation of a quality system such as the ISO 9000 Standards, Total Quality Management, or Quality Function Deployment (QFD) focuses the company's resources towards achieving faster and better results in the global market with less cost. To anticipate the needs of the marketplace and clients as the world and technology change, a new system, which we call Power Quality System (PQS), has been designed. PQS is a combination of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the creative and innovative capacity of human beings to meet the challenges of the new world business and to develop high quality products. PMID:12465710

Abdul-Rahman, H; Berawi, M A

306

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

307

Defining Instructional Quality by Employing the Total Quality Management (TQM) Method: A Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The feasibility of using W. E. Deming's total quality management (TQM) method to define instructional quality was examined by surveying three groups of students attending Idaho State University's College of Education and School of Applied Technology: 31 students seeking cosmetology certification; 75 undergraduates pursuing degrees in corporate…

Croker, Robert E.; And Others

308

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNAL QUALITY AUDITS ON ISO 9000 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the effectiveness, within the construction sector, of the Internal Quality Audit (IQA) and its contribution to Quality Management System (QMS) based on the ISO 9000 Certification Scheme. Once a company has obtained ISO Certification the IQA is amongst the requirements specified in the ISO Standards that must be maintained. However, the way the IQA is conducted has

Choon Kwee Goh; Grace Siew; Tuan Chng; Abas Binte Nashila

309

Middle Management's Influence on the Effectiveness of ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems in Architectural Firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ISO 9000 series of quality management standards is into its third revision with the introduction of the ISO 9000:2000 version. Since its launch in 1987, much research has been done on top management's influence on the effectiveness of ISO 9000. However, the influence of middle management or supervisory staff on the effectiveness of ISO 9000 has been neglected. This

Low Sui Pheng; Chia Wee Hou

2008-01-01

310

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.

311

Integrating Quality Management Into a 3d Geospatial Server  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years the technology and workflow for producing and management of large 3D urban models has been established and widely been used. Standards such as CityGML enable the modelling and exchange of semantically enriched multi-purpose 3D urban models for applications like urban planning, public participation, environmental simulation and navigation. However, data quality management is essential to control and enhance the quality of these models in order to be able to meet the needs of the aforementioned applications. Quality management should be performed throughout the whole lifecycle of geospatial datasets - from data acquisition to processing, analysis and visualisation. In this paper, we therefore focus on the integration of a quality management software module into a 3D geospatial data server. First results of a prototype system developed at HFT Stuttgart together with Fraunhofer IGD will be presented in this paper as a starting point for further research into the field of quality management of 3D city models.

Coors, V.; Krämer, M.

2011-08-01

312

Data management and quality assurance in a population study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we present a model for effective methods of data collection with intensive data quality control and data security and design and deployment of management ICT system to ensure high quality-data in large scale population study. The designed and tested system fulfill all the requirements of entire IT and data management structure is designed with central server and web-based peripheral applications and tailored software managing data during entry/transmission/storage/coding under control of the QA and security procedures. The system was carried out during PONS project and the information from this model data management structure may improve the design of reliable databases' management for large-scale epidemiological studies. The project model itself by tailored hardware/software application shows positive impact of QA on the quality of outcomes in outcome analysis results, effective data management with shorter time, efficiency, ensuring the quality of epidemiological data and indicators of health with elimination of common errors of research questionnaire and medical measurements.

Wawrzyniak, Zbigniew M.; Paczesny, Daniel

313

Managing For High-quality Hay  

E-print Network

. Bacteria and fungi that cause hay to deteriorate need moisture to grow. If hay is baled at too high a moisture level, its temperature rises to the point that its quality is lowered, and it may even catch fire. Microbes cannot reproduce if moisture levels... hay can cause digestion problems in livestock. As the hay is ?digested? by microbes, dry matter is lost. Keep hay dry. Round bales stacked outside on wet soil lose as much as 25 percent of their original weight in 1 year. Summar y Close attention...

Stichler, Charles; Bade, David H.

1998-09-22

314

Managed Care Quality of Care and Plan Choice in New York SCHIP  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine whether low-income parents of children enrolled in the New York State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) choose managed care plans with better quality of care. Data Sources 2001 New York SCHIP evaluation data; 2001 New York State Managed Care Plan Performance Report; 2000 New York State Managed Care Enrollment Report. Study Design Each market was defined as a county. A final sample of 2,325 new enrollees was analyzed after excluding those in markets with only one SCHIP plan. Plan quality was measured using seven Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS) and three Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) scores. A conditional logit model was applied with plan and individual/family characteristics as covariates. Principle Findings There were 30 plans in the 45 defined markets. The choice probability increased 2.5 percentage points for each unit increase in the average CAHPS score, and the association was significantly larger in children with special health care needs. However, HEDIS did not show any statistically significant association with plan choice. Conclusions Low-income parents do choose managed care plans with higher CAHPS scores for their newly enrolled children, suggesting that overall quality could improve over time because of the dynamics of enrollment. PMID:19208091

Liu, Hangsheng; Phelps, Charles E; Veazie, Peter J; Dick, Andrew W; Klein, Jonathan D; Shone, Laura P; Noyes, Katia; Szilagyi, Peter G

2009-01-01

315

Strategic quality management, Malcolm Baldrige and European quality awards and ISO 9000 certification : Core concepts and comparative analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the important contributions of quality gurus like Deming, Juran, Crosby, Feigenbaum, Ishikawa and Garvin which led to the evolutionary development of Strategic Quality Management (SQM). In addition, the core concepts of SQM, namely, customer focus, leadership, strategic quality planning, design quality, speed and prevention, people participation and partnership, fact-based management and continuous improvement are identified and are compared with

V. M. Rao Tummala; C. L. Tang

1996-01-01

316

System Change: Quality Assessment and Improvement for Medicaid Managed Care  

PubMed Central

Rising Medicaid health expenditures have hastened the development of State managed care programs. Methods to monitor and improve health care under Medicaid are changing. Under fee-for-service (FFS), the primary concern was to avoid overutilization. Under managed care, it is to avoid underutilization. Quality enhancement thus moves from addressing inefficiency to addressing insufficiency of care. This article presents a case study of Virginia's redesign of Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA/I) for Medicaid, adapting the guidelines of the Quality Assurance Reform Initiative (QARI) of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). The article concludes that redesigns should emphasize Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) by all providers and of multi-faceted, population-based data. PMID:10165716

Smith, Wally R; Cotter, J. James; Rossiter, Louis F.

1996-01-01

317

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

318

An analysis of total quality management in Aeronautical Systems Division  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the major schools of thought on various aspects of quality management and quality improvement. Areas covered included definitions of waste and quality, views on the cost of quality, tools and techniques used for quality improvement, and management philosophies and frameworks for continuous improvement. In addition, this study analyzed the structure and training content of the current Total Quality Management program at Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD). Pre- and post-test surveys on employee attitudes toward organizational effectiveness were analyzed from the Advanced Cruise Missile System Program Office (SPO), the F-15 SPO, and the ASD Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Resources (ASD/DP). Data was supplemented with semi-structured, personal interviews with ASD personnel involved in TQM. Survey analysis showed that the ACM SPO significantly improved, ASD/DP significantly digressed, and the F-15 SPO remained basically consistent. This led to the conclusion that ASD allows too much flexibility in the implementation of TQM in the three-letter organizations.

Caudle, Mark D.

1991-09-01

319

77 FR 33253 - Regulatory Guide 8.33, Quality Management Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...requirement to establish a Quality Management Program was deleted from...Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is withdrawing Regulatory...Guide 8.33, ``Quality Management Program,'' published...

2012-06-05

320

Assessing toxicological data quality: basic principles, existing schemes and current limitations.  

PubMed

Existing toxicological data may be used for a variety of purposes such as hazard and risk assessment or toxicity prediction. The potential use of such data is, in part, dependent upon their quality. Consideration of data quality is of key importance with respect to the application of chemicals legislation such as REACH. Whether data are being used to make regulatory decisions or build computational models, the quality of the output is reflected by the quality of the data employed. Therefore, the need to assess data quality is an important requirement for making a decision or prediction with an appropriate level of confidence. This study considers the biological and chemical factors that may impact upon toxicological data quality and discusses the assessment of data quality. Four general quality criteria are introduced and existing data quality assessment schemes are discussed. Two case study datasets of skin sensitization data are assessed for quality providing a comparison of existing assessment methods. This study also discusses the limitations and difficulties encountered during quality assessment, including the use of differing quality schemes and the global versus chemical-specific assessments of quality. Finally, a number of recommendations are made to aid future data quality assessments. PMID:22507180

Przybylak, K R; Madden, J C; Cronin, M T D; Hewitt, M

2012-07-01

321

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

322

[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

323

Patients' complaints as a management tool for continuous quality improvement.  

PubMed

Continuous quality improvement focuses on the customer and, therefore, requires attention to customers' feedback as a vital input. Customers' feedback in general hospitals includes utilization statistics of various services, patient satisfaction surveys and patients' complaints. The role of complaint data as a management tool, and particularly as applied to quality improvement, has received little attention in the literature. As a quality control tool, complaints are investigated on the individual, unit and organizational levels. Repeated complaints about the same units, procedures or individuals, are especially important for quality review. The role of the hospital administration is to draw on the human, technological and procedural resources at its disposal, along a solution time interval (immediate, short and long term), in designing its policy for quality improvement. Presents three examples of policy changes. The aggregate of complaint data serves, in addition, for follow-up of the effect of changes introduced by policy decisions. PMID:10162933

Javetz, R; Stern, Z

1996-01-01

324

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

325

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

326

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

327

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

328

Transforming an EPA QA/R-2 quality management plan into an ISO 9002 quality management system.  

PubMed

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (OERR) requires environmental data of known quality to support Superfund hazardous waste site projects. The Quality Assurance Technical Support (QATS) Program is operated by Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. to provide EPA's Analytical Operations Center (AOC) with performance evaluation samples, reference materials, on-site laboratory auditing capabilities, data audits (including electronic media data audits), methods development, and other support services. The new QATS contract awarded in November 2000 required that the QATS Program become ISO 9000 certified. In a first for an EPA contractor, the QATS staff and management successfully transformed EPA's QA/R-2 type Quality Management Plan into a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with the requirements of the internationally recognized ISO 9002 standard and achieved certification in the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe. The presentation describes how quality system elements of ISO 9002 were implemented on an already existing quality system. The psychological and organizational challenges of the culture change in QATS' day-to-day operations will be discussed for the benefit of other ISO 9000 aspirants. PMID:12553083

Kell, R A; Hedin, C M; Kassakhian, G H; Reynolds, E S

2001-01-01

329

Restructuring at Fitchburg State College through Total Quality Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fitchburg State College (Massachusetts), a comprehensive public college, initiated restructuring using Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques in December 1992. The effort's mission was to increase communication, to identify barriers to defined goals and service to students, and to find ways to overcome those barriers. Two surveys followed the…

Zide, Michele Moran; And Others

330

Integrating Six Sigma Concepts in an MBA Quality Management Class  

Microsoft Academic Search

Instructors face enormous challenges in presenting effective instruction on concepts and tools of quality management. Most textbooks focus on presenting individual concepts or tools and fail to address complex issues confronted in real-world problem-solving situations. The supplementary use of cases does not help students to understand the dynamic challenges that professionals encounter in organizational settings. In this article, the authors

Larry B. Weinstein; Joseph Petrick; Joseph Castellano; Robert J. Vokurka

2008-01-01

331

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...

332

Total Quality Management Handbook: Applying the Baldrige Criteria to Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most administrators agree that school improvement and change are needed. Disagreement among administrators arises over how the improvements should be made. Total Quality Management (TQM) is a powerful tool in bringing about change and should be considered as an effective alternative in improvement efforts. The TQM approach is designed to address…

Neuroth, Joann; And Others

333

The Impact of Pain Management on Quality of Life  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although its inclusion in medical research is relatively recent and its interpretation is often variable, quality of life is increasingly being recognized as one of the most important parameters to be measured in the evaluation of medical therapies, including those for pain management. Pain, when it is not effectively treated and relieved, has a detrimental effect on all aspects of

Nathaniel Katz

2002-01-01

334

Accountability and Other CAUSES of Total Quality Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques implemented at Waukesha County Technical College (Wisconsin). The CAUSES program focuses on customers, accountability, understanding, self-improvement, education, and searching. Describes application of TQM to the fixed-asset team project. Four figures are included. (LMI)

Aamot, Karen; Piotrowski, Craig

1995-01-01

335

Total Quality Management Continuous Improvement: Is the Philosophy a Reality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses from 72 Irish companies identified 51 using total quality management (TQM); second-survey responses from 28 of the latter showed that 57% of TQM initiatives were successful or very successful; most have a good understanding of comprehensive TQM and value long-term over short-term results. Benefits were experienced throughout…

Walsh, Aidan; Hughes, Helen; Maddox, Daniel P.

2002-01-01

336

Improving Mathematics and Science Performance through Total Quality Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the history and literature on Total Quality Management (TQM) in an educational setting, and examines results of a university study of its own TQM program. The study found both faculty and administrators dissatisfied with their TQM effort; although most felt that TQM could have positive effects, the perception was that little was being…

Thomas, Constance D.

1998-01-01

337

publication 426-043 Urban Water-Quality Management  

E-print Network

publication 426-043 Urban Water-Quality Management Rain Garden Plants Mike Andruczyk, Extension Gilland, Extension Agent, Portsmouth A rain garden is a landscaped area specially designed to collect rainfall and storm-water runoff. The plants and soil in the rain garden clean pollutants from the water

Liskiewicz, Maciej

338

Quality Management 09/15/08 INMGT 325 001  

E-print Network

to assure customer satisfaction of product and/or service. An introduction to the ISO 9000. · Be knowledgeable about ISO 9000:2000 to the extent that you can become a significant asset to a firm either Information Management · Building and Sustaining Total Quality Organizations · Overview of ISO 9000

Wu, Mingshen

339

Small Firms and the ISO 9000 Approach to Quality Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

DR. FRANCIS CHITTENDEN IS SENIOR FELLOW in business development, Dr. Pannikos Poutziouris and Dr. Syeda-Masooda Mukhtar are fellows in SME management, all at Manchester Business School, England. This paper reports the findings of a large survey about the international quality standard ISO 9000. The paper compares the characteristics of small businesses that use ISO 9000 with firms that do not

Francis Chittenden; Panikkos Poutziouris; Syeda-Masooda Mukhtar

1998-01-01

340

The impact of ISO 9000 quality management systems on manufacturing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a research on the impact of ISO 9000 quality management systems on manufacturing in small and medium sized enterprises (SME). In order to understand the effect of ISO 9000 implementation on firm performance, ISO 9000 certified and non-certified firms were investigated statistically to determine any significant difference between them. Then, the investigation was carried out on the

Tufan Koc

2007-01-01

341

Educational Quality Correlates of Online Graduate Management Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of our paper is to describe and compare educational models based on four major concepts that can be used to assess educational quality. We focus on graduate management programs since they are increasingly supporting their education offerings with state-of-the-art technology. We examine why some distance educational models are more…

Millson, Murray R.; Wilemon, David

2008-01-01

342

Bottom Soil and Water Quality Management in Shrimp Ponds  

Microsoft Academic Search

Marine shrimp farming has become an important component of aquaculture. Water and soil conditions have a great influence on the efficiency of shrimp production, and a review of water quality and bottom soil management will be provided. After a shrimp pond has been drained for harvest, organic carbon analyses can indicate if organic matter concentrations are too low (< 0.5%)

Claude E. Boyd

2003-01-01

343

Contract quality management decision support system: a knowledge sharing model  

Microsoft Academic Search

With an increased emphasis on the outsourcing of operations within the federal government, the ability of government decision makers to manage and improve the quality of services received from contracts has become a major challenge. This challenge is especially acute in the military where there is an increasing reliance on the contracting of logistics support functions at a time when

Ronald F. Shehane

2005-01-01

344

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.

345

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

346

Total Quality Management Practices in Turkish Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent of total quality management (TQM) practices in primary schools based on teachers' perceptions, and how their perceptions are related to different variables. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, a survey based descriptive scanning model was used. This study was carried out in…

Toremen, Fatih; Karakus, Mehmet; Yasan, Tezcan

2009-01-01

347

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

348

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.

349

Power quality load management for large spacecraft electrical power systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In December, 1986, a Center Director's Discretionary Fund (CDDF) proposal was granted to study power system control techniques in large space electrical power systems. Presented are the accomplishments in the area of power system control by power quality load management. In addition, information concerning the distortion problems in a 20 kHz ac power system is presented.

Lollar, Louis F.

1988-01-01

350

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

351

SYN-OP-SYS™: A Computerized Management Information System for Quality Assurance and Risk Management  

PubMed Central

SYN·OP·SYS™ is a computerized management information system for quality assurance and risk management. Computer software for the efficient collection and analysis of “occurrences” and the clinical data associated with these kinds of patient events is described. The system is evaluated according to certain computer design criteria, and the system's implementation is assessed.

Thomas, David J.; Weiner, Jayne; Lippincott, Ronald C.

1985-01-01

352

Total quality management in higher education : how to approach human resource management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presents the view that total quality management in higher education institutions, and the development of a so-called managerialist ideology, has led to the inevitable adoption of an approach to human resource management (HRM) policy and practice which is functionalist. Asserts that the criteria favoured by managerialism represented by TQM is not only inappropriate in higher education but that, more importantly,

George Holmes; Gerard McElwee

1995-01-01

353

Why quality management programs fail : A strategic and operations management perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to elaborate the reasons why quality management programs (QMPs) frequently fail to produce the intended results, and to demonstrate how QMPs could be effectively institutionalised in an organisational setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey of literature from different management fields was carried out to determine how the main issues about QMPs' implementation are discussed in diverse

Muhammad Asif; Erik Joost de Bruijn; Alex Douglas; Olaf A. M. Fisscher

2009-01-01

354

Responsibility of University and College Staff for Higher Education Quality Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article analyses the issue of indefiniteness of higher education quality management as a specific area of quality management. It analyses the participation of staff in the development of quality culture. It investigates the perceptions of university and college staff of their responsibilities to participate in quality management. On the basis…

Valiuskeviciute, Audrone; Ziogeviciute, Areta

2006-01-01

355

New Paradigms for Creating Quality Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Quality Schools movement combines the principles of control theory with Edward Deming's principles of total quality management. The outcome is a school environment in which the focus is on quality work, discipline is maintained without coercion, and students continuously evaluate their own work. This book describes the application of Quality…

Greene, Brad

356

[Countermeasures for strict water quality management of drinking water sources: some thoughts and suggestions on implementing strict water resources management].  

PubMed

Suggestions on Carrying Out Strict Management Regulations of Water Resources were promulgated by the State Council in January, 2012. This is an important issue which has drawn public attention. I strongly support the principle and spirit of the regulations, as well as the request that governments above the county level bear the overall management responsibility. However, as to the technical route of and countermeasures for achieving strict management, several problems exist in reality. Relevant opinions and suggestions are given in this paper (the paper focuses exclusively on drinking water sources which are most in need of strict protection and management). Main opinions are as follows. (1) The sources of drinking water meeting the Class II standard in Surface Water Environment Quality Standards (GB 3838-2002) may not necessarily be unpolluted; (2) A necessary condition for protecting drinking water sources is that the effluents of enterprises' workshops discharged into the conservation zone should meet the regulation on the permitted maximum concentration of priority-I pollutants defined in the Integrated Wastewater Discharge Standard (GB 8978-1996); (3) There is a strong doubt about whether Class II standard in GB 3838-2002 for priority I pollutants reflects environmental background values in water. PMID:24191587

Fu, Guo-Wei

2013-08-01

357

Principled Leadership and Business Diplomacy. A Practical, Values-Based Direction for Management Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes business diplomacy based on the Japanese concept of kyosei (working for the common good). Gives case examples of application of principled diplomacy to ethical dilemmas and suggests ways to establish an organizational culture to support principled business leadership. (SK)

London, Manuel

1999-01-01

358

Educating Youth in Water Quality Land Use Principles Through Outdoor Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines pre-/posttests, land use plans, and oral presentations in order to assess whether the Conservation Camp was successful in increasing the knowledge and abilities of young people to consider water-quality impacts in land-use decisions. Results indicate that the camp was an effective method of teaching young people water-quality land-use…

Mancl, Karen; LaBarge, Gregory

1996-01-01

359

Quality-assurance and data management plan for groundwater activities by the U.S. Geological Survey in Kansas, 2014  

USGS Publications Warehouse

As the Nation’s principle earth-science information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is depended on to collect data of the highest quality. This document is a quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities (GWQAP) of the Kansas Water Science Center. The purpose of this GWQAP is to establish a minimum set of guidelines and practices to be used by the Kansas Water Science Center to ensure quality in groundwater activities. Included within these practices are the assignment of responsibilities for implementing quality-assurance activities in the Kansas Water Science Center and establishment of review procedures needed to ensure the technical quality and reliability of the groundwater products. In addition, this GWQAP is intended to complement quality-assurance plans for surface-water and water-quality activities and similar plans for the Kansas Water Science Center and general project activities throughout the USGS. This document provides the framework for collecting, analyzing, and reporting groundwater data that are quality assured and quality controlled. This GWQAP presents policies directing the collection, processing, analysis, storage, review, and publication of groundwater data. In addition, policies related to organizational responsibilities, training, project planning, and safety are presented. These policies and practices pertain to all groundwater activities conducted by the Kansas Water Science Center, including data-collection programs, interpretive and research projects. This report also includes the data management plan that describes the progression of data management from data collection to archiving and publication.

Putnam, James E.; Hansen, Cristi V.

2014-01-01

360

Attributions of Quality Circles' Failure: Differences among Top Management, Supporting Staff, and Quality Circle Members.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past two decades, Japanese management practices have attracted a great deal of attention in the United States. Quality Circles (QCs) have been considered to be one of the most promising approaches to improving American workers' productivity. QCs are defined as small groups of employees from the same work area who meet to identify, analyze,…

Tang, Thomas Li-Ping; Butler, Edie Aguilar

361

Quality management, strategic priorities and performance: the role of quality leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to clarify whether there are differences in the implementation of quality management (QM) and the results achieved, based on the position of the person responsible for QM and his\\/her strategic priorities. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data from 256 firms that have implemented QM are collected. A multigroup analysis with LISREL is employed to contrast

Carlos A. Albacete-Sáez; Maria Mar Fuentes-Fuentes; Ana María Bojica

2011-01-01

362

[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

363

SOIL QUALITY (SWS 6134) 3 Credits-Fall 2014  

E-print Network

with basic concepts, principles, components, measurements, and evaluation of soil quality and its management and concepts of soil quality 1.2. Soil components and basic soil quality properties 1.3. Soil quality, and environmental quality. After studying this course, the students should be able to understand basic principles

Ma, Lena

364

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

365

Managing patient adherence and quality of life in epilepsy  

PubMed Central

Patient adherence to medication continues to be a cause of concern within the medical profession. This review examines the various methods of quantifying the level of patient adherence, progress in predicting causes of non-adherence, and the implications for its management. Contributions from the medical, health belief, and psychosocial models are discussed in order to highlight how the concept of adherence has changed over time. The impact of epilepsy, seizures, and taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on both adherence and quality of life are also explored. The volume and quality of previous research conducted has enabled a number of predictive factors to be identified, from which various strategies have been developed. While this review concentrates on potential strategies in managing treatment adherence within epilepsy, findings can equally be applied to other chronic conditions. PMID:19300542

Eatock, Joanne; Baker, Gus A

2007-01-01

366

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

367

Analysis of EHRs for research, quality management and health politics.  

PubMed

Lifelong electronic health records can supply valuable information for research, quality management and health politics in addition to supporting treatment of patients. Based on experiences with scientific data analysis in a university hospital environment, requirements on cross-institutional analysis of electronic health records in a healthcare system are discussed. The concept of archetypes can play a key role in this context. Archetypes can be utilized in data analysis for visualization, semantic linkage and finally for standardized data transfer. PMID:18487768

Gall, Walter; Grossmann, Wilfried; Duftschmid, Georg; Wrba, Thomas; Dorda, Wolfgang

2008-01-01

368

Standardization of quality management in the medical laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new ISO standard (ISO\\/DIS 15189) on quality management in the medical laboratory is being prepared. The origins and development\\u000a of this in ISO and the interaction by CEN in Europe is presented. The major comments already received are given as well as\\u000a the likely progress of this ISO standard. Once published it will have implications for accreditation of medical

Keith Shinton

1999-01-01

369

A view of quality management through the Deming approach  

E-print Network

, Chair, Advisory Committee J. W. Turner, Committee Member David Leatham, Committee Member December 1995 Table Of Contents Preface. Acknowledg erne nts. Introduction. Total Quality Management: What and Why? 10 A New Philosophy Point One: Create... constancy of purpose. . Point Two: Adopt the new philosophy. Point Four: Move toward a single supplier. Point Ten: Eliminate slogans and targets. . 14 . 17 . 20 23 Leadership Point Seven: Institute leadership. . Point Eight: Drive out fear Point...

Farris, Chris Lane

2012-06-07

370

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

371

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

PubMed Central

During the past 10 years, the inclusion of the word “quality” in descriptions of production methods, management approaches, educational systems, service system changes, and so forth, has grown exponentially. It appears that no new approach to any problem is likely to be given much consideration today without overt acknowledgment that some improvement in quality must be the outcome. The origins of the importance of quality are primarily rooted in the awakening recognition of the influence of W. Edwards Deming in the post-World War II restoration of Japanese industry. We provide a brief overview of Deming's approach to modernizing management methods and discuss recent criticisms from the field of organizational behavior management that his approach lacks emphasis on the role of reinforcement. We offer a different analysis of Deming's approach and relate its evolution to the contingencies of reinforcement for the behavior of consulting. We also provide an example of problem solving with Deming's approach in a social service setting familiar to many behavior analysts. PMID:22478176

Saunders, Richard R.; Saunders, Jay L.

1994-01-01

372

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

373

77 FR 12527 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Revisions to the California State Implementation...Antelope Valley Air Quality Management...Unified Air Pollution Control District...Antelope Valley Air Quality Management...Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District...portions of the California State...

2012-03-01

374

77 FR 32398 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental...revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion...Revised Rule 1156 would require total enclosure of clinker...

2012-06-01

375

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

376

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

377

Designing quality course management systems that foster intra-professional education.  

PubMed

This paper draws on the experiences of the author in designing and implementing quality course management policies and procedures for vocational and higher educational programs, both overseas and in Australia. In particular, the paper focuses on those programs of study that require practicums within the curriculum. Whether these are clinical nursing placements, physiotherapy hands-on practical blocks or teacher training instruction, there are many principles of adult education that can be applied to the design and development of course management systems that foster inter-professional education. It is important that the components of any such system allow for a multi-faceted approach that relates collaborative learning to collaborative practice and supports a team of professionals through the skilled use of group-based learning, interactive assessments and inter-organisational processes and practices. The term 'course management system' is used here to describe all those policies and procedures that form the framework of any higher education department or faculty that has the overall responsibility for developing curriculum, teaching and learning resources that ensure quality educational outcomes for its students. In these days of multi-skilling, the benefits of inter-professional education may be significant. To guarantee that standards are kept high and learning outcomes are achievable, the management of an educational system must cover many areas of professional practice. It needs to be supported by all stakeholders in the organisation so that there is an environment of understanding, good interpersonal communication, supportive inter-group relations and an atmosphere of professionalism that is pervasive. This paper introduces a third definition to the model and suggests that intra-professional education be added to form a tripartite foundation for quality professional learning outcomes. PMID:17011082

Bowers, Helen F

2006-12-01

378

An integrated model in quality management, positioning TQM, BPR and ISO 9000  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviews developments in total quality management (TQM), business process re-engineering (BPR) and world-class manufacturing (WCM). Using modern systems, service quality and operations management theory, proposes an integrating model for managerial use which unifies existing approaches and helps managers navigate through the maze by presenting them with an integrating map. The model is called the Integrated Quality System. Compares the model

Jack A. Castle

1996-01-01

379

Study on Integrated Quality Management System for the Life Cycle of Virtual Enterprise  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the quality management issues of virtual enterprise in network environment, points out three characteristics of virtual enterprise quality management system, which are dynamic, periodic and integration; proposes the integrated quality management system model for the life cycle of virtual enterprise (IQMS-LCVE). The model describes three integrated latitudes, life cycle process integration, transverse process integration and longitudinal process integration of

Feng Liangqing; Luo Ming; Peng Benhong; Ren Jing

2007-01-01

380

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

E-print Network

use in operations, decision-making, and planning. However, with the rise of the Semantic Web, new data of satisfying the users' continuous needs. It was found out that many data quality problems are in fact "data or organizations [7] in order to produce more informed business decisions. However, these external sources exhibit

Boyer, Edmond

381

Addressing micronutrient malnutrition through enhancing the nutritional quality of staple foods: Principles, perspectives and knowledge gaps  

Microsoft Academic Search

Five years ago, with international funding, several international agricultural research centers set out to explore the potential to improve the micronutrient quality of some staple food crops. Five objectives were identified, and all needed a favorable result if breeding for higher micronutrient density in the staples were to be deemed feasible. Useful genetic variation to exploit was needed. The traits

Robin D. Graham; Ross M. Welch; Howarth E. Bouis

2001-01-01

382

[Compatibility of different quality control systems].  

PubMed

Management of the good laboratory practice (GLP) quality system presupposes its linking to a basic recognized and approved quality system, from which it can draw on management procedures common to all quality systems, such as the ISO 9000 set of norms. A quality system organized in this way can also be integrated with other dedicated quality systems, or parts of them, to obtain principles or management procedures for specific topics. The aim of this organization is to set up a reliable, recognized quality system compatible with the principles of GLP and other quality management systems, which provides users with a simplified set of easily accessible management tools and answers. The organization of this quality system is set out in the quality assurance programme, which is actually the document in which the test facility incorporates the GLP principles into its own quality organization. PMID:12122894

Invernizzi, Enrico

2002-01-01

383

Quality Management Practices in Indian ISO 9000 Certified Companies: an Empirical Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

‘Quality’ is one of the challenges Indian companies have encountered during the post-liberalization. ISO 9000 certification by companies represents a strategy to meet this challenge. This study concerns the quality management practices in sixteen ISO 9000 certified companies in India. It aims at evaluating the degree of implementation of eight critical factors of quality management, and their impact on quality performance.

B. Mahadevappa; G. Kotreshwar

2004-01-01

384

The maintenance of construction safety: riding on ISO 9000 quality management systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality and safety are two important issues in the construction industry. The industry not only looks for good quality buildings but is also keen to promote a safe working environment on construction sites. Quality management systems (QMS) as well as safety management systems (SMS) are already in place in many countries where quality and safety issues are dealt with respectively.

Low Sui Pheng; Sua Chen Shiua

2000-01-01

385

TRANSFORMING THE SRS ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS: COMMUNICATION AND APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES  

SciTech Connect

A process for communicating information relating to core business functions that also encourages improving internal communications has been established at SRS. This process continues to grow and strengthen as the multiple Contractors, Regulators and DOE-SR relationships mature. A number of management communication tools have been initiated, retooled, rebooted or continued with enhancements to ensure appropriate information is communicated to all levels with environmental responsibility at SRS. The types of information that are the focus of this improved process are feedback from the customer and from informational exchange forums (i.e., Challenge Opportunity and Resolution (COR), SRS Regulatory Integration Team (SRIT), Environmental Quality Management Division (EQMD), Senior Environmental Managers Council (SEMC), etc.). These forums, SRS environmental functions centralization, and the creation of a Regulatory Integration process allows for cross-functional decision making, problem solving and information sharing that involves the field organizations, Environmental Compliance Authorities (ECA), Subject Matter Experts (SME), DOE and the Regulators. Numerous examples of effective decision-making and problem solving will be shared. Lessons Learned involving inadequate communications and the resulting impacts on the environment, customer satisfaction, and relationships will also be discussed. Additionally, the focus on improved communications also includes maintaining awareness of business activities. The tools being utilized to facilitate the continuing improvement of internal communications include weekly staff meetings for all individuals within the organization, quarterly ECA and SME meeting, quarterly Regulatory Integration & Environmental Services (RI&ES) All-Hands meetings hosted by the Director, bi-weekly EQMD and EQMD Lite meetings with the customer, bi-annual SRIT meetings, and COR meetings on an as need basis. In addition, an existing Required Reading Program is being formally utilized in RI&ES to ensure all individuals get formal notification of new/revised business documents. In all cases, the development of environmental communication topics that occur at SRS have a cost-scope-schedule basis that can be linked to delivery of environmental services.

Saldivar, E.

2010-01-20

386

41 CFR 102-80.25 - What are Federal agencies' responsibilities concerning the management of indoor air quality?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...concerning the management of indoor air quality? 102-80.25 Section...and Environmental Management Indoor Air Quality § 102-80.25 What are...concerning the management of indoor air quality? Federal agencies must...

2011-01-01

387

41 CFR 102-80.25 - What are Federal agencies' responsibilities concerning the management of indoor air quality?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...concerning the management of indoor air quality? 102-80.25 Section...and Environmental Management Indoor Air Quality § 102-80.25 What are...concerning the management of indoor air quality? Federal agencies must...

2012-01-01

388

41 CFR 102-80.25 - What are Federal agencies' responsibilities concerning the management of indoor air quality?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...concerning the management of indoor air quality? 102-80.25 Section...and Environmental Management Indoor Air Quality § 102-80.25 What are...concerning the management of indoor air quality? Federal agencies must...

2013-07-01

389

We Already Have Risk Management — Do We Really Need the Precautionary Principle?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The precautionary principle (PP) is fundamentally a claim that acting to avoid and\\/or mitigate threats of serious harm should be accorded high priority in public policy. Over the last three decades, governments and international bodies have endorsed it in principle, and some of them have incorporated it into some areas of policy practice. Yet, PP is controversial in policy circles,

Alan Randall

2009-01-01

390

Practical approaches for health care: 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. Acceptable IAQ is defined by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in Standard 62-1989 {open_quotes}Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality{close_quotes} as {open_quotes}air in which there are no known contaminants at harmful concentrations as determined by cognizant authorities and with which a substantial majority (80 percent or more) of the people exposed do not express dissatisfaction.{close_quotes} ASHRAE`s definition not only addresses the chemical compounds that may be present in the air, but it also recognizes a need to address both physiological and psychosocial comfort. 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. Upon completion of these three steps, you will able to identify the more significant contributors to IAQ problems and establish applications for prevention and mitigation.

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

1996-05-01

391

Total Quality Management and Performance in Substance Abuse Treatment Centers  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine the relationship of organizational characteristics of substance abuse treatment centers with their use of quality management practices (total quality management [TQM]) and the contribution of TQM use to a center's provision of comprehensive care and to use of evidence-based treatment practices. Data Sources Data were collected from a national sample of over 700 private and public substance abuse treatment centers in the National Treatment Center Study. Study Design The design was a cross-sectional field study. The key variables were three TQM practices, the provision of comprehensive treatment services, and the implementation of evidence-based treatment practices. Numerous organizational characteristics were controlled. Data Collection The data were obtained through interviews with administrative directors and clinical directors of the treatment centers in 2002–2004. Principal Findings In multivariate models, TQM practices were positively related to provision of comprehensive care and use of evidence-based practices. A limited set of organizational characteristics predicted the use of TQM practices. Conclusions Substance abuse treatment centers' implementation of TQM processes may be positively related to the quality and cost-effectiveness of care provided. PMID:20698897

Fields, Dail; Roman, Paul M

2010-01-01

392

Quality assessment on Polygoni Multiflori Caulis using HPLC/UV/MS combined with principle component analysis  

PubMed Central

Background Polygoni Multiflori Caulis, the dried caulis of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb., is one of the commonly used traditional Chinese medicines having antioxidant, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Polygoni Multiflori Caulis used clinically or circulated on market have great differences in their diameters. However, to the best of our knowledge, no study has been reported on the qualities of Polygoni Multiflori Caulis with different diameters. Results Systematic HPLC/UV/MS chromatographic fingerprinting and quantitative analytical methods combined with principal component analysis were developed and applied to analyze different Polygoni Multiflori Caulis samples. The contents of 2,3,5,4?-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside, the chemical marker for quality control on Polygoni Multiflori Caulis specified in Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2010 edition), were found to have surprising relevance with the samples’ diameters for the first time. Conclusion The finding provides a scientific basis for collecting Polygoni Multiflori Caulis in the best time. Moreover, the diameter can be used as the criterion for quality control on Polygoni Multiflori Caulis as a preliminary step in the future. In addition, scores plot obtained from principal component analysis shows the obvious differences between unqualified Polygoni Multiflori Caulis samples and qualified ones visually, which can be used to single out the unqualified ones with qualified ones efficiently and immediately. PMID:23800018

2013-01-01

393

Men having sex with men donor deferral risk assessment: an analysis using risk management principles.  

PubMed

This article discusses issues associated with the lifetime deferral from donating blood of men having sex with men (MSM), in the context of well-established risk management principles, including ethical considerations associated with the risk-based approach to social policy matters. Specifically, it deals with the questions about the rationale for the existing policy in Canada of lifetime deferral for MSM, a rationale applied in practice by blood collection agencies and supported by the regulatory authority of Health Canada. We identify several alternative time frames for MSM deferral: sexual abstinence over either a 10-, 5-, or 1-year period or no deferral. Two options are selected for more complete discussion, namely, abstinence for a period of either 1 or 5 years before donation. The available evidence about estimated residual risk (RR)-that is, the risk remaining after various safeguards for blood are applied-strongly suggests that choosing a 1-year deferral period for MSM would almost certainly give rise to an incremental risk of transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI), over existing levels of risk, for blood recipients. The report argues that, under these circumstances, such a policy change would represent an unethical type of risk transfer, from one social group to another, and therefore would be unacceptable. The evidence is less clear when it comes to a change to either a 10- or 5-year deferral period. This is the case in part because the current level of RR is so low that there are, inevitably, substantial ranges of uncertainties associated with the risk estimation. There is no firm evidence that such a change in the deferral period for MSM would result in an incremental level of risk, although the possibility of a very small increase in risk cannot be entirely ruled out. Under these circumstances, other social policy issues, relevant to the idea of changing the deferral period for MSM, become worthy of additional consideration. PMID:18063191

Leiss, William; Tyshenko, Michael; Krewski, Daniel

2008-01-01

394

Developing sediments quality standards: comprehensive sediment management in puget sound  

SciTech Connect

High concentrations of potentially harmful toxic chemicals have been identified in the sediments of a number of urban-industrial bays in Puget Sound. In these areas, field studies have documented an increased frequency of fish disease, sediment toxicity, altered benthic communities, and significant bioaccumulation of harmful chemicals in the edible tissue of fish and shellfish. In response to this information, and a growing public concern about the health of the estuary, the Washington State Department of Ecology has established a comprehensive strategy for sediment management in Puget Sound. As a component of this strategy, the agency is now in the process of developing a suite of sediment management standards for use in a variety of regulatory programs. General sediment quality standards are now available in draft form. Once finalized and officially adopted, the standards will be used to identify and designate sediments that have adverse effects on biological resources or pose a health risk to humans. It is anticipated that the general sediment quality standards will also be used as a basis for limiting industrial and municipal discharges, thereby preventing future sediment contamination. Separate, but related, sediment management standards are also being developed for use in establishing cleanup goals for sediment remediation and in making environmentally safe decisions concerning the disposal of contaminated dredged material. The Department of Ecology will be using the apparent effects threshold approach, supplemented by the equilibrium partitioning approach, as the technical basis for the derivation of the sediment standards.

Kruegar, C.C.

1992-03-01

395

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality assurance (QA) and risk management (RM) programs are intended to improve patient care, meet accreditation standards, and ensure compliance with liability insurance policies. The purpose of this project was to obtain and disseminate information on whether dental schools integrate QA and RM and what mechanisms have been most effective in measuring accomplishments in these programs. All sixty-five U.S. and

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

396

Growth and Characterization of High-Quality Dielectric Sputtered Zinc Oxide Films from the First Principle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article, we investigate the effect of thermal treatment on a piezoelectric material, zinc oxide, which has found numerous applications in sensors and actuators. Even though the exact mechanisms rendering electrical properties are less known, we suspect that the thermal treatments are responsible for improvement of electrical characteristics of the deposited thin films. We establish that the thermal agitation is responsible for improvement of orders of magnitude in electrical characteristics of sputtered ZnO thin films. The surface quality of the thin films deposited is process dependent. ZnO films were deposited using a dielectric sputtering method, on oxidized silicon 100 n-type wafers. Further, these films were thermally annealed in oxygen ambient at 600 °C in a tube furnace with 2 mL/min pressure. It is observed that, after thermal annealing, the quality of the films is improved by orders of magnitude. The luminance, crystalline quality, and surface morphology of these thin films was measured with atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy with BSD detector (BSD-SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The results infer that the film's surface is very smooth and dense. The surface roughness is improved by 1.3149 nm from 7.882 nm prior to thermal annealing to post-annealing surface roughness with 6.5671 nm. Post-thermal annealing process reveals average grain size was 50 nanometers; the surface roughness is reduced to 6.5671 nm. A significant improvement in electrical current-voltage characteristics was recorded with I-V curve. It is suspected to be due to substantial enhancement in electrical conductivity as a result of thermal treatment and improved spectral response recorded a FTIR peak shift of 1 wave number in total. The FTIR peak shift is suspected to be due to evaporation and reduction in oxygen vacancies due to thermal annealing process. The post-annealed ZnO films will be used for actuation in the future.

Kurhekar, Anil; Apte, Prakash R.; Duttagupta, Siddharth

2014-12-01

397

Growth and Characterization of High-Quality Dielectric Sputtered Zinc Oxide Films from the First Principle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article, we investigate the effect of thermal treatment on a piezoelectric material, zinc oxide, which has found numerous applications in sensors and actuators. Even though the exact mechanisms rendering electrical properties are less known, we suspect that the thermal treatments are responsible for improvement of electrical characteristics of the deposited thin films. We establish that the thermal agitation is responsible for improvement of orders of magnitude in electrical characteristics of sputtered ZnO thin films. The surface quality of the thin films deposited is process dependent. ZnO films were deposited using a dielectric sputtering method, on oxidized silicon 100 n-type wafers. Further, these films were thermally annealed in oxygen ambient at 600 °C in a tube furnace with 2 mL/min pressure. It is observed that, after thermal annealing, the quality of the films is improved by orders of magnitude. The luminance, crystalline quality, and surface morphology of these thin films was measured with atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy with BSD detector (BSD-SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The results infer that the film's surface is very smooth and dense. The surface roughness is improved by 1.3149 nm from 7.882 nm prior to thermal annealing to post-annealing surface roughness with 6.5671 nm. Post-thermal annealing process reveals average grain size was 50 nanometers; the surface roughness is reduced to 6.5671 nm. A significant improvement in electrical current-voltage characteristics was recorded with I-V curve. It is suspected to be due to substantial enhancement in electrical conductivity as a result of thermal treatment and improved spectral response recorded a FTIR peak shift of 1 wave number in total. The FTIR peak shift is suspected to be due to evaporation and reduction in oxygen vacancies due to thermal annealing process. The post-annealed ZnO films will be used for actuation in the future.

Kurhekar, Anil; Apte, Prakash R.; Duttagupta, Siddharth

2014-08-01

398

Creating and maintaining a visionary quality program  

SciTech Connect

Developing a business plan that focuses on quality is not enough. Use quality principles to affect change and improve your organization`s performance. Current management practices at Sandia National Laboratory are presented.

Shirley, K.W.; Spencer, A.C.

1993-06-01

399

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

400

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

401

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

402

[Development of standards for quality management in interventional cardiology].  

PubMed

Standardization is one of the fundamental methods for quality management. Standards describe first requirements for adequate delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic services (e.g. in the format of guidelines and protocols), second they define core data sets for documentation of real clinical outcome and of process and structure quality or third they define normal values (standards in the strict sense) or thresholds for critical parameters. This standardization is increasingly performed by the professional societies in international collaboration. We report on the parallel development of methodology. Presently standards for documentation and guidelines are being developed for the areas of cardiac interventional and surgical therapy. Three main methods are described. First, the common approach to guideline definition becomes more formalized as exemplified by the consensus approaches of the RAND group and of physicians in The Netherlands. Second, the definition of core data sets for quality assurance is increasingly based on the statistical evaluation of large interventional databases with the goal of developing predictive models of outcome. Since some of these methods are not yet fully reliable, it is still necessary to combine the results of predictive modelling with consensus on clinical practice. Figure 1 describes one of these approaches to data standards definition. These methods are currently developed within the new Cardiovascular Data Standards Initiative of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that is open for international collaboration. Figure 2 describes a parallel approach for standardization of digital image communication in angiocardiography. As shown in Figure 3, these data set standards and imaging standards will be applied not only in quality assurance, but also in shared care. Third, the PRESTIGE project of the European Commission is developing computerized tools that support terminology support, guideline authoring, guideline dissemination and protocol-directed care. We show that the elements described can be put to use within the unifying framework depicted in Figure 4. This guideline approach that is fully integrated into daily care delivery provides the physician with instant feedback from the guideline and, in addition, with periodic quality reports based on a comparison of the local clinical reality with the recommendations from the guideline. In our extended concept, these deviations are in addition symmetrically used to trigger, where necessary, the process of evaluation of the guideline. The often poor acceptance of guidelines should be improved both by integrating them into daily practice and by providing a feedback to the guideline authoring committee. We conclude that standardization activities are now entering into a new era due to increased involvement of physicians, international collaboration, integrated approaches to quality management, and improved computerized tools. PMID:9011539

Brennecke, R

1996-10-01

403

A conflict management module based on the Kingian principles of nonviolence: A strategy for reducing violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in conflict management styles and attitudes about violence that occur in ninth grade students who participated in a 14 week guidance unit on conflict management. The conflict management module used in this study is The Michigan Model for Managing Conflict and Preventing Violence Module based on the Kingian Philosophy of

Mary Green Wilson

1999-01-01

404

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.

405

Competency in health care management: a training model in epidemiologic methods for assessing and improving the quality of clinical practice through evidence-based decision making.  

PubMed

This article describes a training model that focuses on health care management by applying epidemiologic methods to assess and improve the quality of clinical practice. The model's uniqueness is its focus on integrating clinical evidence-based decision making with fundamental principles of resource management to achieve attainable, cost-effective, high-quality health outcomes. The target students are current and prospective clinical and administrative executives who must optimize decision making at the clinical and managerial levels of health care organizations. PMID:10176406

Hudak, R P; Jacoby, I; Meyer, G S; Potter, A L; Hooper, T I; Krakauer, H

1997-01-01

406

Quality management and patient safety: Survey results from 102 Hungarian hospitals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The aim of this study is to describe the development of quality management systems in Hungarian hospitals. It also aims to answer the policy question, whether a separate patient safety policy should be created additional to quality policies, on national as well as hospital level. Method: In 2005, a questionnaire survey was conducted to evaluate the existing quality management

407

A new model to support the personalised management of a quality e-commerce service  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents an aiding model to support the management of a high quality e-commerce service. The approach focuses on the service quality aspects related to customer relationship management (CRM). Knowing the individual characteristics of a customer, it is possible to supply a personalised and high quality service. A segmentation model, based on the “relationship evolution” between users and Web

Giovanni Giannì; Fiorenzo Franceschini

2003-01-01

408

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

409

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

410

The relationship between quality management and the speed of new product development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The speed of new product development (NPD) has been a key factor in a firm's degree of competitiveness. The tools and philosophy of quality management have been widely used to improve and control product quality. However, there is a lack of literature on the relationship between quality management and NPD. This paper aims to report on a study

Hongyi Sun; Yangyang Zhao; Hon Keung Yau

2009-01-01

411

A proactive approach for managing indoor air quality  

SciTech Connect

Ventilation and maintenance, followed by psychosocial issues, are the factors most often implicated in indoor air quality (IAQ) investigations. The absence of accepted exposure standards and the presence of a wide variety of building designs, ages, ventilation systems, and usages often make IAQ complaint investigations ineffective. Thus, the best approach to achieving IAQ is to prevent problems from occurring. This paper presents the framework for a proactive approach to managing the causes most often implicated in IAQ investigations. It is the aim of this proactive protocol to provide a cost-effective guide for preventing IAQ problems in nonindustrial settings and in buildings for which there are no current IAQ complaints. The proposed protocol focuses on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system maintenance and operation; psychosocial factors; and the handling and investigation of complaints. An IAQ manager is designated to implement and manage the protocol. The HVAC system portion of the protocol focuses on proper maintenance of the components often identified as sources of problems in IAQ studies, documentation of the maintenance procedures, and training of individuals responsible for building maintenance. The protocol addresses the psychosocial factors with an environmental survey that rates the occupants` perceptions of the indoor air to identify potential IAQ problems. The psychosocial portion of the protocol also incorporates occupant education and awareness. Finally, a three-step initial investigation procedure for addressing IAQ problems is presented.

Greene, R.E.; Casey, J.M.; Williams, P.L. [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)

1997-11-01

412

[Quality assurance and risk management in gynecology and obstetrics].  

PubMed

A glance through the relevant supreme court cases of the last five years will conclusively reveal that obstetrics is currently the sector with the largest number of liability claims, despite the fact that German obstetrics hold a leading world position. This high risk entails high insurance premiums, which can threaten the existence of those exercising the profession and which can therefore not be increased indefinitely. Thus the causes of these exploding liability claims in the medical sector have to be combated, i.e. the origins of damage have to be tracked down in order to identify and eliminate or at least reduce the risks. This future-oriented approach of damage prevention is known as risk management, and entails almost complete elimination not so much of maltreatment but most certainly of deficiencies in information, organisation and documentation as well as equipment. Seen from this point of view, risk management represents a form of quality control based on relevant judicature and statutory provisions. American experience shows that risk management activities are indispensable today, and that only proactive and preventive risk control, as opposed to limited reactive risk control, is capable of stemming the flood of liability claims in the medical sector. PMID:9916283

Ulsenheimer, K

1998-01-01

413

General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners: part 2. Medical emergencies in dental practice: the drug box, equipment and basic principles of management.  

PubMed

Dental practitioners need knowledge of the diagnosis and management of medical emergencies. This paper deals with the general aspects of emergency treatment including basic management principles which are applicable to all emergencies. The next paper in this series, part 3, deals with more specific aspects of medical emergency management. PMID:24923938

Greenwood, M; Meechan, J G

2014-06-13

414

Challenges and Opportunities of Air Quality Management in Mexico City  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) is located in the central plateau of Mexico and is the capital of the country. Its natural characteristics present favorable conditions for air pollution formation and accumulation: mountains surrounding the city, frequent thermal inversions, high isolation all around the year and weak winds. To these natural conditions, a population of more than 20 million inhabitants, a fleet of 4.5 million vehicles and more than 4 thousands industries, make air quality management a real challenge for governments of the region. Intensive air quality improvement actions and programs began at the end of the 1980's and continued nowadays. Since then criteria air pollutants concentrations have decreased in such a way that currently most of pollutants meet the Mexican air quality standards, except for ozone and particulate matter. Applied measures comprised of fuel quality improvements, fuel replacements, regulations for combustion processes, closing of high polluting refineries and industries, regulations of emissions for new and on road vehicles, mandatory I/M programs for vehicles, circulation restrictions for vehicles (Day without car program), alert program for elevated air pollution episodes, improvement of public transportation, among others. Recent researches (MILAGRO 2006 campaign) found that currently it is necessary to implement emissions reduction actions for Volatile Organic Compounds, particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers PM2.5 and Nitrogen Oxides, in order to reduce concentrations of ozone and fine particulate matter. Among the new measures to be implemented are: regulations for VOCs emissions in the industry and commercial sectors; regulation of the diesel fleet that includes fleets renewal, filters and particulate traps for in use vehicles and regulation of the cargo fleet; new schemes for reducing the number of vehicles circulating in the city; implementation of non-motorized mobility programs; among others.

Paramo, V.

2013-05-01

415

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

416

The effectiveness of ISO 9000 Quality Management System in health care: A mixed methods study  

Microsoft Academic Search

ISO 9000 Quality Management System is a structural framework of a business system that specifies, in very broad terms, the necessary components of a quality management system. Subjective studies suggest that ISO 9000 can help organizations improve their management practices. In this paper, the researcher examined the effectiveness of the ISO 9000 certification, and tested whether earning the ISO 9000

Borget Alfred Anoye

2008-01-01

417

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.

418

AN ALERT MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO DATA QUALITY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE  

E-print Network

AN ALERT MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO DATA QUALITY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE VISA DATA AUTHORITY PROGRAM, Alert Management Systems INTRODUCTION There is now a relatively mature model, which is usually called of the time and costs involved, the framework we introduce directly manages data quality alerts and associated

Grossman, Robert

419

Evidence-based topical management of chronic wounds according to the T.I.M.E. principle.  

PubMed

The number of patients suffering from chronic wound healing disorders in Germany alone is estimated to be 2.5-4 million. Therapy related expenses reach 5-8 billion Euros annually. This number is partially caused by costly dressing changes due to non-standardized approaches and the application of non-evidence-based topical wound therapies. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate a straightforward principle for the management of chronic wounds, and to review the available evidence for the particular therapy options. The T.I.M.E.-principle (Tissue management, Inflammation and infection control, Moisture balance, Epithelial [edge] advancement) was chosen as a systematic strategy for wound bed preparation. Literature was retrieved from the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases and subjected to selective analysis. Topical wound management should be carried out according to a standardized principle and should further be synchronized to the phases of wound healing. Despite the broad implementation of these products in clinical practice, often no benefit exists in the rate of healing, when evaluated in meta-analyses or systematic reviews. This insufficient evidence is additionally limited by varying study designs. In case of non-superiority, the results suggest to prefer relatively inexpensive wound dressings over expensive alternatives. Arbitrary endpoints to prove the effectiveness of wound dressings, contribute to the random use of such therapies. Defining rational endpoints for future studies as well as the deployment of structured therapy strategies will be essential for the economical and evidence-based management of chronic wounds. PMID:23848976

Klein, Silvan; Schreml, Stephan; Dolderer, Juergen; Gehmert, Sebastian; Niederbichler, Andreas; Landthaler, Michael; Prantl, Lukas

2013-09-01

420

A replication study of a theory of quality management underlying the Deming management method: insights from an Italian context  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present research that contributes to the debate on the universal applicability of quality management, and in doing so, subject the `one size fits all' assumption underlying quality management to an empirical examination. Specifically, with the exception of enhancements in instrumentation, we attempted to replicate, as closely as possible, Anderson et al.'s (1995) empirical evaluation of a Deming-based theory of

Manus Rungtusanatham; Cipriano Forza; Roberto Filippini; John C Anderson

1998-01-01

421

Progress on quality management in the German health system - a long and winding road  

PubMed Central

The interest in quality management in health care has increased in the last decades as the financial crises in most health systems generated the need for solutions to contain costs while maintaining quality of care. In Germany the development of quality management procedures has been closely linked with health care reforms. Starting in the early nineties quality management issues gained momentum in reform legislation only 10 years later. This review summarizes recent developments in medical quality management as related to the federal reform legislation in Germany. It provides an overview on the infrastructure, actors and on the current discussion concerning quality management in medical care. Germany had to catch up on implementing quality management in the health system compared to other countries. Considerable progress has been made, however, it is recognized that the full integration of quality management will require long-term commitment in developing methods, instruments and communication procedures. The most ambitious project at present is the development of a comprehensive comparative quality management system for hospitals at national level, including public reporting. For the time being medical quality management in Germany is dealt with as a technical and professional issue while the aspects of patient orientation and transparency need further advancement. PMID:17550593

Breckenkamp, Juergen; Wiskow, Christiane; Laaser, Ulrich

2007-01-01

422

[The "Hersbruck Model". Application and integration of the DIN EN ISO 9001 quality norms with criteria of the European Foundation for Quality Management in a clinic].  

PubMed

The german health system has dramatically changed and still continues to do so. Modified aspects concerning economy, customer orientation, competition, quality assurance and quality management seem to be increasingly important. Appropriate response to this challenge demands a relevant adjustment of a quality "philosophy" within a hospital. The "Hersbruck Model" has proven to be a suitable approach: on the basis of a quality management system--established and certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001--it implements all components of the model of the European Foundation for Quality Management. The modern quality tools as Total Quality Management and continuous quality improvement allow a permanent increase of customer/patient satisfaction. PMID:10666835

Fritze, B; Amon, U

1999-11-01

423

"Your Son Is My Son"--Black African Management Principles: An Overseas Marketers Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper notes that most Americans believe that Black African firms operate their businesses along European lines. Within America's business community, the study of Black Africa now enters its third decade of benign neglect. Reasons for Americans remaining blind to Black African business principles include ignorance of Africa's complex past,…

Fadiman, Jeffrey A.; And Others

424

The management of risk in foreign and defence policy: the precautionary principle and decisions on war  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article develops a concept that originated in environmental risk decision making, and investigates whether the Precautionary Principle (PP) may be usefully deployed by policymakers in the realm of foreign and defence matters. Drawing on the literature on precaution in the environmental arena, and in its weaker form, we develop an operational model of the PP, which has four main

Alan Patterson; Craig McLean

2008-01-01

425

Peer reviewing critical care: a pragmatic approach to quality management  

PubMed Central

Critical care medicine frequently involves decisions and measures that may result in significant consequences for patients. In particular, mistakes may directly or indirectly derive from daily routine processes. In addition, consequences may result from the broader pharmaceutical and technological treatment options, which frequently involve multidimensional aspects. The increasing complexity of pharmaceutical and technological properties must be monitored and taken into account. Besides the presence of various disciplines involved, the provision of 24-hour care requires multiple handovers of significant information each day. Immediate expert action that is well coordinated is just as important as a professional handling of medicine's limitations. Intensivists are increasingly facing professional quality management within the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). This article depicts a practical and effective approach to this complex topic and describes external evaluation of critical care according to peer reviewing processes, which have been successfully implemented in Germany and are likely to gain in significance. PMID:21063473

Braun, Jan-Peter; Bause, Hanswerner; Bloos, Frank; Geldner, Gotz; Kastrup, Marc; Kuhlen, Ralf; Markewitz, Andreas; Martin, Jorg; Mende, Hendrik; Quintel, Michael; Steinmeier-Bauer, Klaus; Waydhas, Christian; Spies, Claudia

2010-01-01

426

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...

427

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...

428

IMPROVING EMISSION INVENTORIES FOR EFFECTIVE AIR-QUALITY MANAGMENT 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...

429

SIGNIFICANCE OF REGIONAL LAKE QUALITY PATTERNS TO MANAGEMENT/RESTORATION OF SPECIFIC LAKES  

EPA Science Inventory

Understanding regional lake quality patterns is important to lake management and restoration. t puts specific lake conditions into perspective, provides basis for establishing lake quality goals, assists identification of lakes most likely to benefit from protection and restorati...

430

Understanding the role of trading in water quality management : based on U.S. experience  

E-print Network

This research demonstrates an overview of the performance of water quality trading programs currently implemented within the U.S. The role of trading in water quality management is identified through systematical comparisons ...

Pharino, Chanathip

2006-01-01

431

Applying total quality management concepts to public health organizations.  

PubMed Central

Total quality management (TQM) is a participative, systematic approach to planning and implementing a continuous organizational improvement process. Its approach is focused on satisfying customers' expectations, identifying problems, building commitment, and promoting open decision-making among workers. TQM applies analytical tools, such as flow and statistical charts and check sheets, to gather data about activities within an organization. TQM uses process techniques, such as nominal groups, brainstorming, and consensus forming to facilitate communication and decision making. TQM applications in the public sector and particularly in public health agencies have been limited. The process of integrating TQM into public health agencies complements and enhances the Model Standards Program and assessment methodologies, such as the Assessment Protocol for Excellence in Public Health (APEX-PH), which are mechanisms for establishing strategic directions for public health. The authors examine the potential for using TQM as a method to achieve and exceed standards quickly and efficiently. They discuss the relationship of performance standards and assessment methodologies with TQM and provide guidelines for achieving the full potential of TQM in public health organizations. The guidelines include redefining the role of management, defining a common corporate culture, refining the role of citizen oversight functions, and setting realistic estimates of the time needed to complete a task or project. PMID:1594734

Kaluzny, A D; McLaughlin, C P; Simpson, K

1992-01-01

432

HACCP-based quality risk management approach to udder health problems on dairy farms  

PubMed Central

Against the background of prevailing udder health problems on dairy farms, this paper discusses a new approach to mastitis control. Current udder health control programmes, such as the 'five-point plan', are highlighted and their drawbacks indicated. The concept and principles of hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) are introduced. The eight core elements of this concept are dealt with by using the example of a dairy herd with a mastitis problem due to Staphylococcus aureus. The various steps to be taken in the development of a HACCP-based quality risk management programme are illustrated through the application of core elements. Finally, it is shown that the HACCP key words, structure, organisation, planning, communication and formalisation; which do not frequently appear in conventional herd health and production management programmes can contribute to better udder health. The role of the veterinarian can be paramount and of added value, if he/she is willing to invest in new knowledge and skills, such as the HACCP concept, farm economics, animal nutrition, and particularly the role of coach to the dairy farmer in the implementation of preventative measures in relation to udder health. PMID:22082372

2009-01-01

433

Total Quality Management: A Selective Commentary on Its Human Dimensions, with Special Reference to Its Downside.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although total quality management has potential benefits, its human costs are often substantial, for example, diminished morale of middle management, trivial employee participation, and coercive teamwork. Productivity gains thus come at a price. (SK)

Connor, Patrick E.

1997-01-01

434

Total Quality Management and nuclear weapons: A historian`s perspective  

SciTech Connect

Total Quality Management (TQM) has become a significant management theme at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This paper discusses the historical roots of TQM at Los Alamos and how TQM has been used in the development of nuclear weapons.

Meade, R.A.

1993-11-01

435

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

436

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.; Sunol, 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.; Livio, A.; Eiras, M.; Franca, M.; Leite, I.; Almeman, F.; Kus, H.; Ozturk, K.; Mannion, R.; Wang, A.; Thompson, A.

2014-01-01

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Understanding Total Quality Management in Context: Qualitative Research on Managers' Awareness of TQM Aspects in the Greek Service Industry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addresses managers' awareness and familiarity with Total Quality Management (TQM). Eighteen (18) semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with managers working in a variety of service organizations in Greece. The major argument of the study is that although the acronym TQM and some of its concepts and practices are known by a…

Psychogios, Alexandros G.; Priporas, Constantinos-Vasilios

2007-01-01

438

A Corporate Social Responsibility Audit within a Quality Management Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper a corporate social responsibility audit is developed following the underlying methodology of the quality award\\/excellence models. Firstly the extent to which the quality awards already incorporate the development of social responsibility is examined by looking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the European Quality Award. It will be shown that the quality awards do not

Ton van der Wiele; Peter Kok; Richard McKenna; Alan Brown

2001-01-01

439

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

440

The Development of a Set of Principles for Through-Life Management of Engineering Information  

E-print Network

and nine principles, supported by one or more paragraphs of explanation and guidance. Version 0.4 incorporated feedback from industrial partners at a KIM workshop held in Cambridge in February 2008. Version 0.5 was the result of discussions at a KIM Work... concern for consultancy organisations that collaborate with many partners on a variety of distinct projects. Each partner will have its own corporate culture and way of working, so identification schemes and mappings should be robust and flexible...

McMahon, C A; Caldwell, N H M; Darlington, M J; Culley, S J; Giess, M D; Clarkson, P J

2009-10-26

441

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

442

Using quality management as a bridge in educating for sustainability in a business school  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 14 management points – to help management students to examine

Cathy A. Rusinko

2005-01-01

443

Notes on TQM (Total Quality Management) and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Application of Deming's TQM principles to education is long overdue. Principles that have proven their worth in businesses for decades could revolutionize our thinking about education. But they require a total commitment, from the highest to the lowest level. Deming's 14 points, and Gray Rinehart's suggestions, are presented, discussed, and…

Daniel, Carter A.

2005-01-01

444

Interrogating the equity principle: the rhetoric and reality of management planning for sustainable archaeological heritage tourism  

Microsoft Academic Search

International archaeological heritage management in developing countries frequently entails planning for the development of sustainable tourism. A central tenet of sustainable tourism development is the equitable distribution of tourism benefits, a goal reflected in stakeholder consultations and management plan provisions for capacity-building among community members. The lack of longitudinal data demonstrating the meaningful participation of target populations in tourism development

Jeffrey Lee Adams

2010-01-01

445

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

446

Cost and Quality Management: Making fossil power and plants more competitive: Phase 1  

SciTech Connect

Cost and Quality Management theory is helping to make US corporations profitable again. Summarizing Phase 1 of a three-phase study, this report defines how Cost and Quality Management (also called Total Quality Management) relates to power production plants, the barriers standing in the way, and the concepts needed to overcome them. Major barriers include resistance to change, sparse efforts to grow employee initiative and self-esteem, a lack of understanding the importance of internal customers, and traditional management practices as represented by the top-to-bottom organization chart. Breakthrough concepts include a commitment to making and sustaining quality-based changes, realizing the potential of human assets, focusing on satisfying internal as well as external customers, and treating work as a process that crosses departments. The report ends by describing five other ongoing EPRI projects designed to help utility executives change from a traditional management style to Cost and Quality Management.

McQueen, R.S. (San Jose State Univ., CA (United States). Center for Productivity and Mfg. Engineering)

1992-05-01

447

Autonomic Cluster Management System (ACMS): A Demonstration of Autonomic Principles at Work  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cluster computing, whereby a large number of simple processors or nodes are combined together to apparently function as a single powerful computer, has emerged as a research area in its own right. The approach offers a relatively inexpensive means of achieving significant computational capabilities for high-performance computing applications, while simultaneously affording the ability to. increase that capability simply by adding more (inexpensive) processors. However, the task of manually managing and con.guring a cluster quickly becomes impossible as the cluster grows in size. Autonomic computing is a relatively new approach to managing complex systems that can potentially solve many of the problems inherent in cluster management. We describe the development of a prototype Automatic Cluster Management System (ACMS) that exploits autonomic properties in automating cluster management.

Baldassari, James D.; Kopec, Christopher L.; Leshay, Eric S.; Truszkowski, Walt; Finkel, David

2005-01-01

448

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

449

River and Wetland Food Webs in Australia's Wet-Dry Tropics: General Principles and Implications for Management.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The tropical rivers of northern Australia are internationally recognised for their high ecological and cultural values. They have largely unmodified flow regimes and are comparatively free of the impacts associated with intensive land use. However, there is growing demand for agricultural development and existing pressures, such as weeds and feral animals, threaten their ecological integrity. Using the international literature to provide a conceptual framework and drawing on limited published and unpublished data on rivers in northern Australia, we have derived five general principles about food webs and related ecosystem processes that both characterise tropical rivers of northern Australia and have important implications for their management. These are: (1) Seasonal hydrology is a strong driver of ecosystem processes and food web structure; (2) Hydrological connectivity is largely intact and underpins important terrestrial-aquatic food web subsidies; (3) River and wetland food webs are strongly dependent on algal production; (4) A few common macroconsumers species have a strong influence on benthic food webs; (5) Omnivory is widespread and food chains are short. These principles have implications for the management and protection of tropical rivers and wetlands of northern Australia and provide a framework for the formation of testable hypotheses in future research programs.

Douglas, M. M.; Bunn, S. E.; Davies, P. M.

2005-05-01

450

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

451

[The practice of development and implementation of quality management systems in medical laboratories. The GOST R ISO 15189-2009 "medical laboratories. The detailed requirements to quality and competence". Particular difficulties of global nature].  

PubMed

The article discusses the methodological issues related to the implementation of international principles of standardization in the format of GOST R ISO 9001-2008 "Quality management systems. Requirements", GOST R ISO 15189-2009 "Medical laboratories. The detailed requirements to quality and competence" and GOST R ISO 18113.1-5 "Medical items for diagnostics in vitro. Information provided by manufacturer (marking)". This approach legibly assigns the responsibility concerning the support of metrological correctness of laboratory measurements. The lacking of both full-value public and sectorial normative documentation and coordinated positions of Rosstandard and Minzdrav of Russia on functioning of medical laboratories is noted. PMID:23479974

Emanuel', A V; Ivanov, G A; Fleganova, I N; Emanuel', V L

2012-12-01

452

Soil quality vs. environmentally-based agricultural management practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil is a key natural resource and soil quality is one of the most important properties, which determines crop productivity and sustainability. Good soil quality not only produces good crop yield, but also maintains environmental quality and consequently plant, animal, and human health. The physical, chemical, biological, and ecological factors of a soil form its quality and determine crop productivity.

N. K. Fageria

2002-01-01

453

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

E-print Network

On an annual basis, there are numerous reports in regards to a particular company or function’s inability to execute on a large number of projects. The reasons vary widely from a lack of an initial understanding of what ...

Schriner, Jesse J.

2008-07-25

454

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

455

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

456

36 CFR 1220.32 - What records management principles must agencies implement?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...reliable, and usable records and ensure that they...period. A comprehensive records management program provides policies...ensuring that: (a) Records documenting agency business...requirements, relevant standards, and agency...

2010-07-01

457

Managing the water quality of the Kafue River  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most vital surface water bodies in developing countries are under serious threat of degradation resulting from constant discharge of polluted effluents stemming from industrial, agricultural, mining and domestic/sewage activities. The most affected river systems are those traversing cities and towns in urban areas. The Kafue River in Zambia is one such river system that is threatened with serious degradation and probable loss of biodiversity. Kafue River cuts across the country in a North-South direction, stretches for about 1576 km before draining into the Zambezi River. It covers an area of 152,000 km 2 and generates a mean annual runoff of 350 m 3/s which represents about 12% of the Zambezi’s mean annual runoff at the confluence [Water Resources Development and Vector-borne Diseases in Zambia: Report of a National Seminar held at Kafue Gorge, Zambia, WHO, Geneva, 1995]. The area coverage of the Kafue River Basin (KRB) is approximately 20% of Zambia’s land area (743,000 km 2) and approximately 17% of the Zambezi Basin [Water Resources Use in the Zambezi Basin: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Kasane, Botswana, IUCN, 1993]. More than half of Zambia’s population live in the KRB, of which about 65% are in urban while 35% are in rural areas. Over the years, however, the Kafue River has been receiving all sorts of pollutant and effluents from all sectors of economical development in Zambia that include mining, industrial and agricultural. The continuous discharge of pollutants into the Kafue river has led to the deterioration of the river water quality. The consequences have been heightened eutrophic conditions, increased heavy metal concentration in the river sediments and aquatic life, increased suspended solids, etc. leading to proliferation of Salvinia molesta in some sections of the river, decreased fish catch and fish size and objectionable taste of the Kafue River water. Fishermen along the Chanyanya-Kafue Gorge stretch of the Kafue River have complained about the alleged loss of taste and the decrease in both the fish catch and size in these areas of the Kafue River. The communities along the same stretch have also complained about the objectionable taste of the river water [Report of the Proceedings of the First Multi-sectoral Workshop on the Effects of Environmental Pollution and Degradation on the Kafue River Basin (KRB) on the Community in the Kafue Town Area, AREZ, 2001]. This paper reviews the water quality of the Kafue River resulting from anthropogenic activities and proposes the framework for the sustainable management of river water quality.

Kambole, Michael Sankwe

458

A Principle-Attribute Matrix for Environmentally Sustainable Management Education and Its ApplicationThe Case for Change-Oriented Service-Learning Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The environmental threats humanity faces have led businesses to increasingly commit to improve their environmental performance and to increasing attempts to address environmental issues in management education. This article presents a matrix of (a) principles that can underlie and (b) attributes that can be generated by environmentally focused management education and uses the matrix to identify topics, assignments, and assessment

Gordon P. Rands

2009-01-01

459

Page 266 Course Descriptions Sonoma State University 2008-2010 Catalog Arth 312 prinCipleS Of ArtS MAnAGeMent (3)  

E-print Network

Page 266 Course Descriptions Sonoma State University 2008-2010 Catalog Arth 312 prinCipleS Of ArtS MAnAGeMent (3) May be offered every three or four semesters. A seminar surveying the manage- ment of nonprofit visual arts institutions in the United States and the role of those institutions within society

Ravikumar, B.

460

Customary management as precautionary and adaptive principles for protecting coral reefs in Oceania  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Marine conservation programs in Oceania are increasingly turning to precautionary and adaptive management, particularly approaches which emphasize local participation and customary management. Although the application of community-based natural resource management is widespread in the region, the full integration of local knowledge and practices into the design, implementation, and monitoring of community-based conservation programs has been limited. There is also little empirical data to show whether or not community-based conservation projects are meeting their stated objectives. This paper summarizes an integrated method for selecting Marine Protected Area (MPA) sites and presents empirical evidence that illustrates how an MPA that was largely conceived using indigenous ecological knowledge and existing sea tenure governance (i.e., customary management practices), as part of a regional precautionary and adaptive community-based management plan, is showing signs of biological and social success. More generally, the paper shows how hybrid natural and social research approaches in tandem with customary management for designing MPAs can protect coral reefs in Oceania.

Aswani, S.; Albert, S.; Sabetian, A.; Furusawa, T.

2007-12-01

461

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1994-01-01

462

Quality-Assurance and Data Management Plan for Groundwater Activities by the U.S. Geological  

E-print Network

Quality-Assurance and Data Management Plan for Groundwater Activities by the U.S. Geological Survey;#12;Quality-Assurance and Data Management Plan for Groundwater Activities by the U.S. Geological Survey information on the USGS--the Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources

463

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...

464

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

465

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.

466

The Integration of Quality Management Functions within a University: A Systems Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to a recent study, institutions of higher learning in South Africa fail to a great extent to integrate the key management functions that are fundamental to effective quality management. This article argues that the effective promotion of quality of a university's core business depends to a large extent on the ability of an institution's…

Brits, H. J.

2011-01-01

467

Implementation of a quality management system in public health laboratories in the Republic of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and CDC Laboratory Strengthening Department implemented quality management systems (QMS) into the two national public health laboratories in Tbilisi, Georgia. The QMS was based on CLSI's document Quality Management System: A Model for Laboratory Services; Approved Guideline and ISO 15189, Medical

Brandy Greenhill

2012-01-01

468

ISO 15189:2003: A practical tool for the management of quality in the medical laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: The requirements of ISO 15189:2003 are discussed in the context of a process and outcome based quality management model in which the user's needs are the central focus. The requirements of ISO 15189:2003 are examined in terms of organisation and a quality management system and stress the impor- tance of evidence, document control and control of records and clinical

David Burnett

2005-01-01

469

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

470

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...

471

41 CFR 102-80.25 - What are Federal agencies' responsibilities concerning the management of indoor air quality?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01...agencies' responsibilities concerning the management of indoor air quality? 102-80...25 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management...

2010-07-01

472

Principles of evaluation system of water-dependent habitats quality, Warta and Narew river case-study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Certain natural habitats, which were transformed to some extent in the past, nowadays require proper maintenance and preservation. This, however, should be done according to the principles of sustainable development, that is combining the needs of both humans and the rest of nature in such way that the environment can serve not only present generations, but also those to come. Such purpose is answered, among others, by NATURA 2000 ecological network, created by the European Union on the basis of two Directives, including the Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, aimed on protecting the most valuable, but also the most threatened, habitats and species. Recently some action has been taken to elaborate restoration plans for NATURA 2000 areas around Europe. Such attempts show clearly a need for a proper tool allowing for estimating human impact to aid the decision-making authorities. The first step towards creating such tool is the identification of threats responsible for deterioration of water-dependent habitats, which may arise from local industry, agriculture, investments and other human activity. An attempt will be made to recognize and evaluate selected hydrological parameters and ecological characteristics of the Warta and the Narew valleys, in which there are situated - among others - many valuable water-dependent habitats. These data are then used to create an evaluation system of weights for relationships between water condition and habitat condition, basing on wetland ecology and conservation knowledge. This will be done using the expert method, that is by consulting renowned specialists - both ecologists and environmentalists. The goal is to create the aforementioned tool which will be used to make decisions on the range of possible restoration activities and the wetland area management by recognizing and evaluating potential threats to water-dependent habitats. The elaborated tool will enable to protect these habitats, which were included into NATURA 2000 network for their unique environmental values thus preserving them for future generations.

Utratna, Marta; Okruszko, Tomasz

2010-05-01

473

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

474

Earnings Management and Audit Quality in Europe: Evidence from the Private Client Segment Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper contributes to the recent literature on financial reporting quality in private (i.e. non-listed) companies (Ball and Shivakumar, 2005; Burgstahler et al., 2006) by examining whether in these types of companies Big 4 audit firms, as high quality auditors, provide a constraint on earnings management. Considering incentives of auditors to supply a high audit quality in private firms, we

Brenda Van Tendeloo; Ann Vanstraelen

2008-01-01

475

Quality Circle Effectiveness as a Function of Upper-Management Support, Circle Initiation, and Collar Color.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Japanese management practices have attracted much interest in the United States. The use of quality circles (QCs) common in Japan, has been considered a promising approach to improving Americn workers' productivity. A quality circle is made up of workers from the same group who meet to discuss quality problems, recommend solutions, and implement…

Tang, Thomas Li-Ping; And Others

476

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

E-print Network

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 as an initial step to aid policy makers in designing and evaluating future management strategies. 5.1 THE AIR-QUALITY

477

Are the cultures required to attain ISO 9000 and total quality management mutually exclusive?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attempts to show that, while ISO 9000 is part of total quality management, the organizational culture that is suited to ISO 9000 is not suited to the other aspects that make up total quality. Total quality is a balance between these factors such that, if the pull in one direction is too strong, the balance will be lost. Finally, contends

Matthew Hind

1996-01-01

478

Development of Risk-based Air Quality Management Strategies under Impacts of Climate Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Climate change is forecast to adversely affect air quality through perturbations in meteorological conditions, photochemical reactions and precursor emissions. To protect the environment and human health from air pollution, there is an increasing recognition of the necessity of developing effective air quality management strategies under the impacts of climate change. This paper presents a framework for developing risk-based air quality

Kuo-Jen Liao; Praveen Amar; Efthimios Tagaris; Armistead G. Russell

2012-01-01

479

Understanding the role of land use in urban stormwater quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urbanisation significantly impacts water environments with increased runoff and the degradation of water quality. The management of quantity impacts are straight forward, but quality impacts are far more complex. Current approaches to safeguard water quality are largely ineffective and guided by entrenched misconceptions with a primary focus on ‘end-of-pipe’ solutions. The outcomes of a research study presented in the paper,

Ashantha Goonetilleke; Evan Thomas; Simon Ginn; Dale Gilbert

2005-01-01

480

The role of socio-cultural, political-legal, economic, and educational dimensions in quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality management practices have recently flourished across the globe. In this research we review and integrate the literature by identifying and organizing significant research findings, and develop a conceptual model of the relationships between international environmental conditions (e.g. socio-cultural, political-legal, economic, and educational factors) and dimensions of quality management (e.g. strategic quality planning, customer focus and satisfaction, human resource development

Sameer Prasad; Jasmine Tata

2003-01-01

481

Epidermolysis bullosa: Careful monitoring and no touch principle for anesthesia management  

PubMed Central

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic mechanobullous disorder, with excessive fragility of the skin and mucous membranes. Avoiding mechanical injury to the skin and mucous membranes is essential in the anesthetic management. Shearing forces applied to the skin result in bullae formation, while compressive forces to the skin are tolerated. The challenge is to use monitoring technology without damaging the epithelial surface. Difficult airway, positioning issues, nutritional deficiencies, poor immunity, and carcinogenic potential add to the comorbidities. We managed a child with EB undergoing syndactyly release. Ensuring maximal skin and mucous membrane protection, anesthesia in children with EB can be conducted with few sequelae. PMID:24106369

Saraf, Sujit V; Mandawade, Nishigandha J; Gore, Sandeep K; Padhye, Usha D; Pereira, Charissa S

2013-01-01

482

[Management, quality of health and occupational safety and hospital organization: is integration possible?].  

PubMed

The evolution of the national and European legislation has progressively transformed the working environments into organized environments. Specific models for its management are being proposed, which should be integrated into general management strategies. In the case of hospitals this integration should consider the peculiar organizational complexity, where the management of the occupational risk needs to be integrated with clinical risk management and economic risk management. Resources management should also consider that Occupational Medicine has not a direct monetary benefit for the organisation, but only indirect health consequences in terms of reduction of accidents and occupational diseases. The deep and simultaneous analysis of the current general management systems and the current management methods of occupational safety and health protection allows one to hyphotesise a possible integration between them. For both of them the Top Management is the main responsible of the quality management strategies and the use of specific documents in the managerial process, such as the document of risks evaluation in the occupational management and the quality manual in the general management, is of paramount importance. An integrated management has also the scope to pursue a particular kind of quality management, where ethics and job satisfaction are innovative, as established by recent European guidelines, management systems and national legislations. PMID:21468157

Corrao, Carmela Romana Natalina

2011-01-01

483

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

484

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...

485

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 ...

486

"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

487

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

488

Outdoor adventure risk management: Curriculum design principles from industry and educational experts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leaders working in the outdoor adventure field are faced with making critical decisions that keep students, clients, or customers safe from the perils of risk-related activities while enabling them to benefit from these experiences. The knowledge and competency necessary to analyze and manage risk is integral to those providing outdoor adventure programs. A review of related literature suggested the need

Nevin Harper; David W. Robinson

2005-01-01

489

In Search of Universal Principles of Higher Education Management and Applicability to Moldavian Higher Education System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on Moldavia, and its task of nation building--a task that depends, in part, on the effectiveness of the nation's educational system--following the demise of the Soviet Union. Provides a brief discussion of the growing importance of higher education, examines the evolution of higher education and management responses to the changing…

Michael, Steve O.

2004-01-01

490

DOE-EM privatization and the 2006 Plan: Principles for procurement policies and risk management  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Remediation and Waste Management (EM) has recently set in place programs to restructure the strategic planning mechanism that will drive its clean-up schedule, The 2006 Plan, and to create a new set of business relationships with private contractors that will reduce costs--privatization. Taken together, the 2006 Plan and privatization will challenge EM to create new business practices to recast its risk management policies to support these initiatives while ensuring that its responsibilities toward the environment, human health, and worker safety (ES and H) are maintained. This paper argues that the 2006 Plan has transformed EM`s traditional, bottoms-up approach based on technical dictates to a top-down approach based