Deming's Principles Research Paper by Quality Writers

Deming's Principles
A review of literature on W. Edward Deming and the history of total quality management (TQM).
# 100523 | 2,568 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 06, 2008 in Business (Management) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper presents a brief history of W. Edward Deming and total quality management (TQM). It presents a review of quality and standard development and requirements, both nationally and internationally. The paper then discusses the implementation of TQM and Deming's fourteen guiding principles in the diagnostic medical environment. It hypothesizes that Deming's guiding principles can be effectively applied to the diagnostic medical laboratory environment. Finally, the paper examines International Standards Organization (ISO) standards used in the diagnostic laboratory setting and surveys from laboratories currently or recently implementing TQM into their environment.

Table of Contents:
Key Words
Body of paper
Literature Review
Deming and TQM
14 principles
Uniqueness of Diagnostic Laboratory Setting
Deming Applied to the Diagnostic Laboratory

From the Paper:

"Libeer (13) tells us that as far back as 1981 Shewhart's control chart and TQM principles were used in clinical chemistry by Levey and Jennings, incorporating internal quality control and TQM principles from industry to the diagnostic medical laboratory. Libeer researched diagnostic medical laboratories on an international basis and found that in addition to ISO standards, most have their own proposed quality standards for medical laboratories but in order to compare them, using Deming's 'Plan-Do-Check-Adjust' approach is appropriate to assure quality elements are included, such as reagent and standards requirements."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jankowski, D. (2006). What can we learn from Deming? Mortgage Banking, 95 - 99.
  • W. Edwards Deming: Total Quality Management. (2003). Thinkers, 1 - 5. Chartered Management Institute.
  • An Interview with Joseph M. Juran. (1994). Training, 35 - 41.
  • Katz, R. (1993). The quality control: Choosing your approach to improve quality. Manage, 30-33.
  • Kohler, A. M. (1991). TQM: Understanding the basics of "total quality management." Manage. Retrieved on November 17, 2006 from itx/

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