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By: Jon Speer

If you’re in the medical device industry, you may think that design controls are a confusing imposition on your processes. But they’re a necessary part of your requirements as a medical device developer, and I’ve noticed that this area tends to be rife with misconceptions, confusion, and generally making things into a bigger deal than they really need to be.

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By: Lars Fæste, Jim Hemerling

Digital disruption is reaching beyond technology to engulf a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transportation, energy, healthcare, and construction, that constitute a significant portion of the global economy. Manufacturing alone accounts for 12 percent of the U.S. GDP, according to The World Bank.

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By: Mike Richman

The March 24 episode of QDL offered a potpourri of topics, including news and features from the realms of academia, corporate culture, and politics. Here’s a quick recap:

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By: Mike Richman

This week’s episode of QDL took us back to our roots with stories about the nuts and bolts of quality improvement—customer service, management, standards, and the future of the quality profession in the face of increasing automation.

Here’s a look at the stories we covered:

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By: Sean Lynch

You’d like to address a potentially sensitive topic with a neighbor, co-worker, or boss, and you dread it. It might turn ugly. You fear an unpleasant reaction.

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By: Eugene Daniell

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Every day, quality and production process leaders must find new ways to improve product processes in a constantly changing manufacturing environment. For most companies, the low-hanging fruit of process improvement is a distant memory. Now, it’s all about seeking significant improvements in the smallest production details to lower process costs and raise efficiency and accuracy.

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By: Timothy Lozier

Compliance is a common term that is very broad, and many companies interpret compliance as a host of different items. It can be related to quality, safety, or operations, but it encompasses a long list of areas within the organization, including financial, risk, governance, sustainability, and more. Companies try to fit this broad category of compliance into a single term, which can be a daunting feat. However, compliance is not the only component on which companies should be focusing

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By: Ryan E. Day

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Brian Vinson may have one of the best jobs in the country. Vinson works as director of engineering with AWE Tuning, an automotive aftermarket company that provides award-winning, handcrafted performance exhausts, track-tested carbon-fiber intakes, and performance intercoolers.

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By: Greg Anderson

The most astute executives in health systems are rightfully concerned about compliance risks in physician contracting. Among these risks are that a transaction or an arrangement between a hospital and a physician are consistent with fair market value (FMV) and are commercially reasonable (CR) as those terms are defined in the healthcare regulatory context.

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By: MIT News

Although data scientists can gain great insights from large data sets—and can ultimately use these insights to tackle major challenges—accomplishing this is much easier said than done. Many such efforts are stymied from the outset, as privacy concerns make it difficult for scientists to access the data they would like to work with.

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