Bytes and pieces

Quality issues are often in the news, as these articles from a wide variety of sources suggest.

  • Families step up to improve patient safety: $9 million project at Johns Hopkins University aims to combine engineering with the power of patients and their families to prevent some of the most common threats.
  • Healthcare system waste: The Institute of Medicine reveals $750 billion in healthcare waste in a recent report.
  • NAHQ: Watch for PQ Systems in booth # 301 at the annual conference of the National Association for Healthcare Quality in Tampa on September 20-22.
  • Car quality high: The quality of the cars rolling out of U.S. dealer showrooms has reached the highest level ever, according to a new study by J.D. Power and Associates.