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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Feb. 9, 2018, episode of QDL looked at electronic notes, electronic privacy, smart electronic device, and... wow... have we taken technology too far?

“Study Shows Doctors Record Better Notes After Using Best-Practices Program”

Shortcuts to electronic note taking, such as autofill and copy forward, are doing more harm than good.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

Those of us who care about communication accuracy in the workplace—which should be all of us—cringe at the idea of using something like Facebook or Twitter to communicate with co-workers. We look at how those platforms in particular get abused outside of business and can’t imagine a corporate world where communication is based on, say, 140 characters or a posting free-for-all. So we stick to what we know best—email, instant messaging, and texting—for internal communication.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Jan. 12, 2018, episode of QDL looked at smart manufacturing, remanufacturing, pants-on-fire bosses, and five things your QMS needs.

“Impatient With Colleges, Employers Design Their Own Courses”

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Dec. 8, 2017, episode of QDL looked at smart manufacturing, remanufacturing, pants-on-fire bosses, and five things your QMS needs.

“Smart Manufacturing Trends in 2017”

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Nov. 17, 2017, episode of QDL looked at factories controlled by large-volume 3D metrology, the value (or not) of four-year degrees, and creepy Christmas.

“Developing the Light-Controlled Factory”

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

I have a friend. Let’s call him Ryan. I respect Ryan, and we talk about a lot of things: work, religion, technology, politics, bikes, the truck he’s always working on—you name it, and we both have an opinion, sometimes strong opinions. Our problem is, we don’t always speak the same language (well, English, but that’s about it), so sometimes it takes awhile for me to figure out what Ryan is really getting at. And judging from his sometimes dazed expression when I talk, he feels the same.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Oct. 27, 2017, episode of QDL looked at Ford, autonomous cars, and changes to FDA compassionate use rules.

“Ford Plans $14B in Cost Cuts as Part of New CEO’s Strategy”

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Oct. 13, 2017, episode of Quality Digest Live looked at edge computing for natural disasters, medical records, and zero defects.

“New Research May Improve Communications During Natural Disasters”

Could edge computing help communications during disasters?

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Sept. 22, 2017, episode of QDL was decidely techie, covering artifical intelligence, the internet of things, Manufacturing Day, and a cool color-matching tool that uses your smart phone.

Manufacturing Day preview

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Sept. 8, 2017, episode of QDL examined a different way to conduct clinical trials, discussed fixing problems before they occur, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey looked at resources for building a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

“A Better Way to Design Clinical Trials”