All actions taken to ensure that standards and procedures are adhered to and that delivered products or services meet performance requirements. The planned systematic activities necessary to ensure that a component, module, or system conforms to established technical requirements. The policy, procedures, and systematic actions established in an enterprise for the purpose of providing and maintaining a specified degree of confidence in data integrity and accuracy throughout the lifecycle of the data, which includes input, update, manipulation, and output.
Quality assurance procedures are used to check whether data are being collected correctly. We also use quality evaluation studies to quantify the properties of measurement error, improve future data collection, and ensure that measurement tools meet certain specifications. Quality assurance programs are used to reduce the effects of measurement error on survey estimates.
This is the formal and systematic exercise of identifying problems in Medical Care delivery, designing activities to overcome the problems, and carrying out follow-up steps to ensure that no new problems have been introduced and that corrective actions have been effective. The ultimate objective is to improve the outcome of all health care in terms of health, functional ability, patient well-being and consumer satisfaction.
ISO 9000:2000 defines Quality Assurance as 'providing confidence that requirements will be met'. - update provided by J Broomfield; it can also be defined as 'the planned and systematic activities put in place to ensure quality requirements for a product or service will be fulfilled'.
Is an activity conducted by the HMO whereby the HMO monitors the quality of healthcare services rendered to its members. This activity is required by law, and the state performs quality assurance audits at least once every 3 years.
a function concerned with building quality into a product during design, not inspecting for quality after the fact. Quality assurance is a shared responsibility and not a single job description in a company. Quality is judged by how well the product conforms to specifications.
An interactive management process designed to objectively ensure the appropriateness and effectiveness of patient care. It includes identifying deficiencies, implementing corrective action(s) to improve performance, and monitoring the corrective actions to ensure that quality of care has been enhanced. In the broadest sense, this ongoing process should involve the medical and professional staff, the administration, and the governing body of the health care facility.
The planned and systematic actions that are established to ensure that a study is performed and the data are generated, documented (recorded), and reported in compliance with GCP and the applicable regulatory requirements.
A planned and systematic set of activities to ensure that variances in processes are clearly identified, assessed and improving defined processes for fullfilling the requirements of customers and product or service makers. A planned and systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that the product optimally fulfils customer's expectations. A planned and systematic set of activities to ensure that requirements are clearly established and the defined process complies to these requirements.
Quality Assurance (QA) is any systematic process of checking to see whether a product or service being developed is meeting specified requirements. A quality assurance system's purpose is to increase customer confidence and a company's credibility, to improve work processes and efficiency, and to enable a company to better compete with others. Quality assurance was initially introduced in World War II when munitions were inspected and tested for defects after they were made. Today's quality assurance systems emphasize catching defects before they reach the final product.
A thorough analysis of a web site or software program to search for bugs in the program. Whereas usability testing focuses on user experiences, quality assurance focuses more on programming imperfections.
an integrated system of management activities involving planning, implementation, documentation, assessment, reporting, and quality improvement to ensure that a process, item, or service is of the type and quality needed and expected by the customer.
All the planned and systematic activities implemented within the quality system, and demonstrated as needed, to provide adequate confidence that an entity will fulfill requirements for quality [ISO 8402, 1994].
The independent function within INEOS Fluor Ltd that has the responsibility for reviewing all data relating to production of ZEPHEX propellants, for releasing product to the customer, and for conducting internal and external compliance audits.
The procedural and operational framework used by modellers to assure technically and scientifically adequate execution of the tasks included in the study to assure that all analysis is reproducible and defensible.
is a formal methodology designed to assess the quality of services provided. Quality assurance includes formal review of care, problem identification, corrective actions to remedy any deficiencies and evaluation of actions taken. 60 R (Back to Top)
activities intended to ensure that the best available knowledge concerning the use of health care to improve health outcomes is properly implemented. This involves the implementation of health care standards, including quality assessment and activities to correct, reduce variations in, or otherwise improve health care practices relative to these standards.
This ensures a consistent approach to monitoring and maintaining the quality of performance - for example, international quality standards such as ISO 9000. With competence-based vocational qualifications, quality assurance is dependent largely upon the internal and external verification process.
A planned and systematic process of ensuring that the requirements of the assessment system, competency standards and any other criteria are applied in a consistent manner. Quality assurance mechanisms or procedures are an integral part of an assessment system.
The set of support activities (including facilitation, training, measurement, and analysis) needed to provide adequate confidence that processes are established and continuously improved in order to produce products that meet specifications and are fit for use.
The process of looking at how well a medical service is provided. The process may include formally reviewing health care given to a person, or group of persons, locating the problem, correcting the problem, and then checking to see if what you did worked.
Activities and programs intended to assure the quality of care in a defined medical setting. Such programs include peer or utilization review components to identify and remedy deficiencies in quality. The program must have a mechanism for assessing its effectiveness and may measure care against pre-established standards.
an integrated system of management activities involving planning, quality control, quality assessment, reporting, and quality improvement to ensure that a product or service (e.g., environmental data) meets defined standards of quality with a stated level of confidence.
The planned and systematic process of ensuring the consistent application of registration requirements by Registered Training Organisations. Quality assurance forms part of a quality management system/focus.
The function of evaluating product quality and the procedures taken to ensure that the final product conforms to the specification requirements. It has for its purpose the continuing assurance of the customer that the product he receives is of, or better than, the quality level he expects.
The procedures established to ensure that a product is manufactured, or a clinical trial is performed, in compliance with the appropriate standards and regulatory requirements, and that the process or results are properly documented.
the quality engineering task that ensures the quality of the endeavorâ€™s process. Note that QA involves both evaluating the quality of the process as well as identifying ways to eliminate its defects. These process defects include both defects in the documented process as well as inconsistencies between the process as documented and the process as actually performed. Contrast with quality control.
Planned and systematic review process of an institution or program to determine that acceptable standards of education, scholarship, and infrastructure are being maintained and enhanced. Usually includes expectations that mechanisms of quality control are in place and effective. Also (U.K.), the means through which an institution confirms that the conditions are in place for students to achieve the standards set by the institution or other awarding body.
An organized set of activities intended systematically to ensure quality of care. Deficiencies in care are identified, measured, and systematically remeasured in the context of ongoing staff training and monitoring until an acceptable level of practice is consistently maintained.
an approach to organising work that: ensures the institution's mission and aims are clear and known to all; ensures the systems through which work will be done are well thought out, foolproof and communicated to everyone; ensures everyone's responsibilities are clear and understood; defines and documents the institution's sense of 'quality'; sets in place systems to check that everything is working to plan; and when things go wrong - and they will - there are agreed ways of putting them right.
A formal methodology and set of activities designed to access the quality of services provided. Quality assurance includes formal review of care, problem identification, corrective actions to remedy any deficiencies and evaluation of actions taken.
ISO] The planned systematic activities necessary to ensure that a component, module, or system conforms to established technical requirements. All actions that are taken to ensure that a development organization delivers products that meet performance requirements and adhere to standards and procedures. The policy, procedures, and systematic actions established in an enterprise for the purpose of providing and maintaining some degree of confidence in data integrity and accuracy throughout the life cycle of the data, which includes input, update, manipulation, and output. (QA) The actions, planned and performed, to provide confidence that all systems and components that influence the quality of the product are working as expected individually and collectively.
A planned and systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that the product optimally fulfils customers' expectations, i.e. that it is problem-free and well able to perform the task it was designed for.
Process by which the factor verifies that the product or service provided by the client was received and accepted by the customer and that the customer intends to pay the factor the money due under the invoice. This process takes place before the factor sends out the advance to the client.
The formal and systematic monitoring and reviewing of medical care delivery and outcome; designing activities to improve healthcare and overcome identified deficiencies in providers, facilities, or support systems; and carrying out follow-up steps or procedures to ensure that actions have been effective and no new problems have been introduced.
A role some organizations use to ensure that a quality bar is set and met; not to be confused with the testing role in the MSF team model, which is responsible for tracking the status of product development.
Tests and procedures to make sure that the code and content meet the highest level of quality standards. In addition, there should be between 10 to 25 different testing procedures completed before a site goes live to the world.
All those planned and systematic actions that are established to ensure that the trial is performed and the data are generated, documented (recorded), and reported in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the applicable regulatory requirement(s).
is a program by which the director of internal auditing evaluates the operations of the internal auditing department. The purpose of the quality assurance program is to provide reasonable assurance that internal auditing work conforms with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, the internal auditing department's charter, and other applicable standards. The quality assurance program should include the following elements: Supervision Internal reviews External reviews (560.01)
This involves the work of applying the quality plan, or more specifically to ensure that the project has the necessary quality tools and techniques, performing the quality audits, and analyzing the processes. The results of quality assurance include making improvements to the project deliverables, processes, and/or plan. See section 8.2 of the PMBOK.
An approach to improving the quality and appropriateness of medical care and other services. Includes a formal set of activities to review, assess, and monitor care to ensure that identified problems are addressed.
This is the process of checking that programming and other deliverables are 'fit for purpose' and as agreed in the early stages of a project. Public Life's technical partners are expected to undertake a QA process on their programming prior to releasing it to clients.
processes by which external agencies such as Awarding Bodies, Inspectorates, as well as providing centres themselves, demonstrate their ability to operate and deliver: they comply with essential requirements and implement good practice;
All the systems, resources and information devoted to maintaining and improving standards and quality. It covers teaching and learning opportunities, and student support services. Review See External review.
Any procedure, method, or philosophy for collecting, processing, or analysing data that is aimed at maintaining or improving the reliability or validity of the data and the associated procedures used to generate them.
The group responsible for verifying that a microelectronics vendor delivers as promised. They are involved in approving a vendor's facilities early in a procurement cycle and then comparing the actual delivered devices with the device contract.
A structured review of the project by an external resource, to determine the overall project performance (e.g. against schedule and budget) and conformance (i.e. to the management processes specified for the project).