Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Ready to celebrate: November is World Quality Month, sponsored by The American Society for Quality (ASQ). View materials related to recognizing and celebrating this event.

Readmissions: Kaiser Health News reports that 2,610 hospitals have been fined by Medicare for unacceptable rates of readmission of patients after discharge.

Registration: The 26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care will take place in Orlando in December. Learn more and register.

Deming Institute: The Deming Institute Annual Fall Conference will take place in Los Angeles this month.