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Statistical Thinking

Statistical Thinking Author Roger Hoerl
ISBN-10 9781118094778
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 544
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How statistical thinking and methodology can help you make crucial business decisions Straightforward and insightful, Statistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance, Second Edition, prepares you for business leadership by developing your capacity to apply statistical thinking to improve business processes. Unique and compelling, this book shows you how to derive actionable conclusions from data analysis, solve real problems, and improve real processes. Here, you'll discover how to implement statistical thinking and methodology in your work to improve business performance. Explores why statistical thinking is necessary and helpful Provides case studies that illustrate how to integrate several statistical tools into the decision-making process Facilitates and encourages an experiential learning environment to enable you to apply material to actual problems With an in-depth discussion of JMP® software, the new edition of this important book focuses on skills to improve business processes, including collecting data appropriate for a specified purpose, recognizing limitations in existing data, and understanding the limitations of statistical analyses.



Statistical Thinking

Statistical Thinking Author Roger Hoerl
ISBN-10 0534381588
Release 2002
Pages 526
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This innovative book teaches students to understand the strategic value of data and statistics in solving real business problems. Following principles of effective learning identified by educational and behavioral research, the instruction proceeds from tangible examples to abstract theory; from the big picture, or "whole," to details, or "parts"; and from a conceptual understanding to ability to perform specific tasks. While the computer is used for computational details, the authors describe the role of statistical thinking and methods for problem solving and process improvement to encourage use of the tools. Hoerl and Snee also teach skills to improve business processes, including collecting data appropriate for a specified purpose, recognizing limitations in existing data, graphically analyzing data using basic tools, deriving actionable conclusions from data analyses, and understanding the limitations of statistical analyses. In summary, the authors demonstrate that statistical thinking and methodology can help students be more valuable and effective in their chosen careers.



Improving Performance Through Statistical Thinking

Improving Performance Through Statistical Thinking Author
ISBN-10 0873894677
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 171
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Presents a clear and practical explanation of statistical thinking without the typical equations and formulas. This book bridges the gap from concept to application by providing step-by-step guidance on how to get started on problems.



Statistical Roundtables

Statistical Roundtables Author Christine M. Anderson-Cook
ISBN-10 9780873899307
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 480
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Quality Progress, the flagship journal of ASQ, has been publishing the column “Statistics Roundtable” since 1999. With over 130 contributions from leading authors in applied statistics, the column has been highly successful and widely read. This book collects 90 of the most interesting and useful articles on some key topics. The editors have constructed this book to be a resource for statisticians and practitioners alike – with short, accessible, practical advice in important core areas of statistics from world-renowned experts. This book is intended to be an informative read, with bite-sized columns, as well as a starting point for deeper exploration of key statistical areas. The book contains nine chapters with collections of articles on the following topics: Statistical engineering Data quality and measurement Data collection Key statistical tools Quality control Reliability Multiple response and meta-analysis Applications Communication and training Chapter introductions provide a quick overview of the material contained in the columns of that chapter, as well as complementary articles for that topic that appear elsewhere in the book. Also included at the end of the each chapter introduction is a short list of key references that can provide additional details or examples for material in the topic area.



Leading Six Sigma

Leading Six Sigma Author Ronald D. Snee
ISBN-10 0130084573
Release 2003
Pages 279
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Leading Six Sigmais the complete guide to leading quality initiatives in your company. Top Six Sigma consultant Ronald Snee and GE quality leader Roger Hoerl demonstrate how to deploy a Six Sigma plan that reflects your unique organization, and key lessons learned from the world's best implementations. Coverage includes every facet of Six Sigma leadership: strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, ongoing review, and much more.



New Ecology for Education Communication X Learning

New Ecology for Education     Communication X Learning Author Will W.K. Ma
ISBN-10 9789811043468
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 295
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This book gathers the best papers from the HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium. Revealing the complex interactions between communication and learning, which are represented by the symbol “X” in the title, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange on the new ecology for education in the digital era. It also equips readers to handle complex issues in both communication and education, and clarifies the difference between practitioners and academics in communication and in education.



Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2 0

Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2 0 Author Ron D. Snee
ISBN-10 9780134288901
Release 2018-05-11
Pages 384
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A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement That Reflects 30 Years of Six Sigma Learning Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0 distills all that’s been learned about Six Sigma over the past three decades, helping you build and execute on modern holistic strategies to radically improve processes and performance. It’s the definitive modern guide to Lean Six Sigma for executives, champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and every stakeholder concerned with performance improvement. In addition, it notes the limitations of Lean Six Sigma and explains how to broaden deployments to true holistic improvement, integrating multiple improvement methodologies. Renowned experts Ronald Snee and Roger Hoerl help you launch or accelerate comprehensive “Lean Six Sigma 2.0” initiatives, integrating modern techniques to improve customer satisfaction, employee engagement, growth, and profitability across your organization. They introduce important recent advances in Lean Six Sigma theory and practice, and offer new case studies illuminating opportunities for holistic improvement. With an ideal mix of fundamental concepts and real-world case studies, the authors help you broaden your portfolio of improvement methodologies, integrating systems for process management, control, and risk management. This revision incorporates decades of collective experience in improvement initiatives, the most relevant research on what does and doesn’t work, and contains three completely new chapters, as well as two previously unpublished holistic improvement case studies. This innovative approach is specifically designed to help you solve large, complex, and unstructured problems; and manage risk in a world of cyberattacks, terrorism, and fragmentation. Plan and deploy a modern Lean Six Sigma strategy that fully reflects your organization Learn and apply key lessons from the world’s best implementations Integrate key success factors into a step-by-step process for improvement, and avoid common pitfalls that lead to failure Master all facets of Lean Six Sigma leadership, including strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, and ongoing management review Evolve your deployment to true holistic improvement that leverages modern methods and encompasses the entire organization Make the most of big data analytics and other modern methods Choose the optimal improvement method for each complex challenge you face Use a focus on improvement as a leadership development tool



Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor

Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor Author Ronald D. Snee
ISBN-10 013143988X
Release 2005
Pages 326
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"This book dispels the myth that Six Sigma is limited to the manufacturing process by providing compelling examples of transactional successes combined with a guide to practical deployment." –Paul J. Norris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W. R. Grace & Co. "Ronald D. Snee and Roger W. Hoerl provide a compelling, fact-based, example-supported argument on the importance of improvement of nonmanufacturing processes within a manufacturing company. This valuable book completes the authors' "trilogy" of books on improving business performance via statistical thinking and Six Sigma, and is a welcome addition to the library of any individual or company engaged in this pursuit of excellence." –Dr. Steven P. Bailey, principal consultant and Master Black Belt, DuPont Engineering, Past President American Society for Quality "As interest in Six Sigma continues to flourish, this book will be of interest to newcomers and veterans alike. Snee and Hoerl address the case for Six Sigma, ensuring successful deployment and project success through a detailed yet easily understood style. Their use of case studies rounds out their assertion that Six Sigma can and should be used to improve performance in all types of businesses, from finance to health care." –Jean Cherry, Executive Vice-President, Commonwealth Health Corporation The first comprehensive, step-by-step Six Sigma implementation guide for nonmanufacturing organizations For finance, health care, retail, logistics/supply chains, R&D, education, nonprofits... every nonmanufacturing organization and function Expert deployment planning strategies, proven execution tactics Statistical methods, tools, and best practices–customized for nonmanufacturing organizations Something for every Six Sigma implementer–from beginners to leaders, champions, green belts, black belts, and master black belts Coauthored by Roger W. Hoerl, a leader in implementing Six Sigma at GE, including in corporate finance Nonmanufacturing organizations are rapidly discovering Six Sigma's immense potential to reduce costs, improve performance, grow revenue, strengthen focus, and empower people. To achieve these results in your organization, start right here. Drawing on new case studies, renowned practitioners Ron Snee and Roger Hoerl cover up-front planning and strategy... team building and executive sponsorship... project execution... methods, statistical tools, and metrics... overcoming obstacles... and much more. Their advice and best practices can guide you through any stage of the process, whether you're just starting out or extending an existing initiative. With their help, scores of world-class enterprises have delivered on the promise of Six Sigma. With this book, you can, too. Dr. Ronald D. Snee is principal in Tunnell Consulting's Performance Excellence Practice, which offers Six Sigma consulting, training, facilitation, and implementation, in addition to other process improvement approaches. Dr. Snee is a winner of the American Society for Quality's highest honor, the Shewhart Medal, and has served as a member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria Team. He designed DuPont's first company-wide continuous improvement curriculum. Dr. Roger W. Hoerl is a long-time leader of GE's renowned Six Sigma initiative. As manager of GE's Applied Statistics Lab, he partners on R&D with GE businesses ranging from NBC and GE Capital to GE Aircraft Engines. He has implemented Six Sigma in a wide range of GE processes, ranging from corporate audit to delinquent credit card tracking. He recently won the American Society of Quality's 2002 Brumbaugh Award. Snee and Hoerl are coauthors ofLeading Six Sigma(Financial Times-Prentice Hall, 2003), the best-selling executive's guide to Six Sigma. They also cowroteStatistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance(Duxbury Thomson Learning, 2002), an innovative guide to the strategic use of data and statistics in solving business problems. There are dozens of books on implementing Six Sigma in manufacturing. But what if you're in finance? Or health care? Or e-commerce? Or supply chain management? Or R&D? Or the nonprofit sector? This book focuses on your needs: Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor, the start-to-finish Six Sigma guide for the rest of the real economy. Ronald D. Snee and Roger W. Hoerl cover every level of Six Sigma implementation in nonmanufacturing environments: deployment planning and strategy, project execution, methods, statistical tools, and more. Throughout, they illuminate key concepts with case studies from a wide range of businesses and functions. Drawing on their unsurpassed consulting experience, they systematically identify hurdles to success–and best practices for overcoming them. Whatever your Six Sigma goals, this book will help you achieve them faster–with less pain, cost, or risk. Using a proven Six Sigma deployment roadmap for nonmanufacturing organizations Planning strategies, execution tactics, customized methods and tools Leveraging the immense value of Six Sigma in your environment Realistically assessing the benefits of Six Sigma in nonmanufacturing organizations Driving ongoing success: lessons from real-world case studies Best practices for driving project-by-project improvement Aligning the entire organization behind Six Sigma From leadership commitment to team building–and beyond



Data Driven Healthcare

Data Driven Healthcare Author Laura B. Madsen
ISBN-10 9781118973899
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 224
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Healthcare is changing, and data is the catalyst Data is taking over in a powerful way, and it's revolutionizing the healthcare industry. You have more data available than ever before, and applying the right analytics can spur growth. Benefits extend to patients, providers, and board members, and the technology can make centralized patient management a reality. Despite the potential for growth, many in the industry and government are questioning the value of data in health care, wondering if it's worth the investment. Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transforming the Industry tackles the issue and proves why BI is not only worth it, but necessary for industry advancement. Healthcare BI guru Laura Madsen challenges the notion that data have little value in healthcare, and shows how BI can ease regulatory reporting pressures and streamline the entire system as it evolves. Madsen illustrates how a data-driven organization is created, and how it can transform the industry. Learn why BI is a boon to providers Create powerful infographics to communicate data more effectively Find out how Big Data has transformed other industries, and how it applies to healthcare Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transforming the Industry provides tables, checklists, and forms that allow you to take immediate action in implementing BI in your organization. You can't afford to be behind the curve. The industry is moving on, with or without you. Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transforming the Industry is your guide to utilizing data to advance your operation in an industry where data-fueled growth will be the new norm.



Bank Fraud

Bank Fraud Author Revathi Subramanian
ISBN-10 9781118233979
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 192
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Learn how advances in technology can help curb bank fraud Fraud prevention specialists are grappling with ever-mounting quantities of data, but in today's volatile commercial environment, paying attention to that data is more important than ever. Bank Fraud provides a frank discussion of the attitudes, strategies, and—most importantly—the technology that specialists will need to combat fraud. Fraudulent activity may have increased over the years, but so has the field of data science and the results that can be achieved by applying the right principles, a necessary tool today for financial institutions to protect themselves and their clientele. This resource helps professionals in the financial services industry make the most of data intelligence and uncovers the applicable methods to strengthening defenses against fraudulent behavior. This in-depth treatment of the topic begins with a brief history of fraud detection in banking and definitions of key terms, then discusses the benefits of technology, data sharing, and analysis, along with other in-depth information, including: The challenges of fraud detection in a financial services environment The use of statistics, including effective ways to measure losses per account and ROI by product/initiative The Ten Commandments for tackling fraud and ways to build an effective model for fraud management Bank Fraud offers a compelling narrative that ultimately urges security and fraud prevention professionals to make the most of the data they have so painstakingly gathered. Such professionals shouldn't let their most important intellectual asset—data—go to waste. This book shows you just how to leverage data and the most up-to-date tools, technologies, and methods to thwart fraud at every turn.



                       Author Paul Beatty
ISBN-10 9789600361087
Release 2016-11-21
Pages 416
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**Βραβείο Man Booker 2016** Μια δηκτική, βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής, ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφροαμερικανού και μια δίκη άνευ προηγουμένου στην ιστορία των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Ο αφηγητής, γεννημένος στο «αγροτικό γκέτο» του Ντίκενς στο Λος Άντζελες, αποδέχεται μοιρολατρικά το περιθώριο. Τον μεγαλώνει ο πατέρας του, ένας ιδιόρρυθμος επιστήμονας, ο οποίος τον χρησιμοποιεί ως πειραματόζωο στις αιρετικές ψυχολογικές μελέτες του για τον ρατσισμό. Ο γιος πιστεύει ότι η πρωτοποριακή εργασία του πατέρα –και ένα βιβλίο που θα προκαλέσει αίσθηση, όταν κυκλοφορήσει– θα επιλύσει τα οικονομικά τους προβλήματα. Όταν όμως αστυνομικοί σκοτώνουν τον πατέρα του, ο πρωταγωνιστής συνειδητοποιεί ότι το μόνο που έχει στα χέρια του είναι ο λογαριασμός μιας κηδείας. Παρακινημένος από την ματαίωση και την παρακμή του τόπου του, αναλαμβάνει μια εξωφρενική πρωτοβουλία: την επαναφορά της δουλείας και του φυλετικού διαχωρισμού, πράγμα που θα τον οδηγήσει ως κατηγορούμενο στο Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της χώρας. Ο Πουλημένος του Πωλ Μπέιτι σηματοδοτεί το δημιουργικό αποκορύφωμα ενός ιδιοφυούς συγγραφέα. Το βιβλίο τιμήθηκε με το Βραβείο Booker 2016. Το 2015 απέσπασε το Εθνικό Βραβείο του Κύκλου των Κριτικών στις ΗΠΑ. «Ο Πουλημένος είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα για την εποχή μας. Μια σύγχρονη σάτιρα, ακούραστη και ευφάνταστη, το χιούμορ της οποίας μεταμφιέζει τη ριζοσπαστική σοβαρότητα του συγγραφέα της. Ο Πωλ Μπέιτι εξουδετερώνει με τρόπο αχαλίνωτο τις “ιερές αγελάδες” και βάζει στο στόχαστρό του τα φυλετικά και πολιτικά ταμπού με οξύνοια, ζωντάνια και αμεσότητα». ΑΜΑΝΤΑ ΦΟΡΜΑΝ, πρόεδρος της κριτικής επιτροπής του Βραβείου Booker 2016 «Οι εκατό πρώτες σελίδες του Πουλημένου είναι οι πιο καυστικές και ζόρικες σε αμερικανικό μυθιστόρημα τα τελευταία δέκα χρόνια τουλάχιστον... Τα αστεία σε χτυπάνε κατευθείαν στο στομάχι... Οι αυτοσχεδιασμοί είναι ασταμάτητοι σε αυτό το σατιρικό, βαθυστόχαστο μυθιστόρημα που συνιστά σταθμό». The New York Times «Μια απίστευτη σάτιρα για τη φυλετική ταυτότητα στην Αμερική... Ο Πουλημένος συνδυάζει τη ζωηρή κωμωδία και τη δριμεία κοινωνική κριτική, αλλά το πλέον εντυπωσιακό προτέρημα του βιβλίου είναι η ολοζώντανη ανθρωπιά των χαρακτήρων του». The New Yorker «Ένα αστείο και τολμηρό βιβλίο που ανατρέπει τις επιζήμιες συμβάσεις της κουλτούρας... Είναι αυτή η συνειδητή ανατροπή... που κάνει αυτό το θαρραλέο και σκληρό μυθιστόρημα τόσο απολαυστικό». The Guardian «Ο Πουλημένος ανήκει στα σημαντικότερα και πλέον δύσκολα αμερικανικά μυθιστορήματα που έχουν γραφτεί στον 21ο αιώνα... Είναι ένα επώδυνο βιβλίο που οι αναγνώστες δύσκολα θα ξεχάσουν». Los Angeles Times



Oikonomikos

Oikonomikos Author Xenophon
ISBN-10 9608437989
Release 2007
Pages 430
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Oikonomikos has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oikonomikos also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oikonomikos book for free.



Odysseas

Odysseas Author James Joyce
ISBN-10 OCLC:31136650
Release 1971
Pages 1190
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Odysseas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Odysseas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Odysseas book for free.



Six Sigma

Six Sigma Author William Truscott
ISBN-10 9781136366437
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 272
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There are a number of distinctive features of this book that makes it different from other on Six Sigma. It recognizes that there are two diametrically opposing views expressed on Six Sigma, those that are strongly in favour, and those that are not, for various reasons. The book deals, head on, with the principle reasons for such hostility. It cuts through the hype associated with the brand name. It proposes simple remedies for certain defined frailties in the standard approach, particularly those related to the Sigma Measure that provides the brand name for the Six Sigma breakthrough strategy. The book is highly supportive of the Six Sigma continuous improvement process, provided it is tailored to the needs and expectations of a particular organization. The commitment and active participation of top management is emphasized, to ensure the necessary change in culture and priorities demanded, in most organizations. Practical guidance is given in the setting up, operating and developing the project by project approach across an organisation. The book also covers how to equip a critical mass of members in an organization with the core workforce competencies required to get the desired results. The book covers the realities of applying Six Sigma in a range of functions within an organization and also to various types of organizations from the manufacturing sector to commerce and public service. It demonstrates how statistical thinking, coupled with the application of technical and operational knowledge of processes and focus provided by Six Sigma, can considerably enhance quality, competitiveness, effectiveness and efficiency. Statistical process control is a tool, which enables both manufacturers and suppliers to achieve control of product quality by means of the application of statistical methods in the controlling process. This book gives the foundations of good quality management and process control, including an explanation of what quality is, and control of conformance and consistency during production. The text offers clear guidance and help to those unfamiliar with either quality control or statistical applications and coves all the necessary theory and techniques in a practical and non-mathematical manner. This book will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand or implement modern statistical process control techniques.



Business Performance Excellence

Business Performance Excellence Author Jeffrey T. Luftig
ISBN-10 9781849300605
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 240
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Is your business as profitable as it could be? How can you rise above your competition, and stay there once you have? Most management tools only look at one part of the picture, but Business Performance Excellence (BPE) is the complete model, integrating revolutionary new techniques with tried and tested approaches, covering the strategic, financial, systems, and human factors. The editors are experts in business performance improvement, and this approachable book presents the latest thinking and developments in the BPE model that has been enhanced and refined over the course of 30 years. The comprehensive case studies and worked examples presented can be applied to your business whatever your industry, benefiting your bottom line. Detailed coverage includes: * Strategic planning and hoshin kanri * Customer product rationalization * Restructuring and recalibrating * Customer quality assurance systems * The balanced scorecard * Critical performance measures * Benchmarking * Financial performance turnaround * Lean manufacturing * Creating value through people



The Six Sigma Journey from Art to Science

The Six Sigma Journey from Art to Science Author Larry Walters
ISBN-10 0873895525
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 204
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Often the most difficult part of the Six Sigma process is getting everyone to understand and completely support the initiative. This is the focus of The Six Sigma Journey from Art to Science, which explains the Six Sigma process in a very understandable and easy-to-read manner. the book is a fictional novel which follows the main character as he implements Six Sigma in his company. it chronicles the deployment of Six Sigma along with the real events that happen as companies implement Six Sigma, including the people who oppose it, what is needed to make Six Sigma work, and the many successes and the failures along the way. Through the use of examples and the lives of the characters, the reader gains an understanding of not only the technical aspect of Six Sigma but also the human side. Because the book is more motivational than technical the reader gets a much better understanding of why Six Sigma is successful. an ideal book for any company looking to get started in Six Sigma, or those experienced in Six Sigma hoping to better educate employees on the process. I 'know' all the people in the book -- the true believers, the cynics, the 'supporters' who give lip service only, those truly committed and involved, and those looking for ways to make the initiative fail. I know them because I have worked with them, trained them, counseled and suffered with them, as they worked so hard to do the right things for their companies. a very worthwhile, non-technical book for executives, managers and people just wanting to get an understanding of what Six Sigma is all about and some of the hazards and complexities of implementation. - Michael D. Jones, PE Senior Master Black Belt Past President of ASQ.



Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care Principles and Methods

Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care  Principles and Methods Author Donald Lighter
ISBN-10 9781449655853
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 446
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This book explores the many recent advances in the application of quality improvement approaches in the healthcare industry. It includes a discussion of the underlying forces for change in healthcare organizations, issues relating to statistical analysis and management of healthcare information, as well as comprehensive sections on lean and six sigma applications in health care. This text is excellent as a stand alone text or as a supplement to the first text by Lighter and Fair, Quality Management in Health Care, which offers an introduction to the basics of quality improvement for healthcare professionals.