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CLSI QMS06

Quality Management System: Continual Improvement; Approved Guideline

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Organization: CLSI
Publication Date: 1 June 2011
Status: active
Page Count: 156
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This guideline includes written and graphic descriptions of the fundamental processes and common supporting elements in a continual improvement (CI) program. It provides the user with definitions, concepts, methods, and tools for implementing an effective program and meeting applicable requirements. The CI fundamental processes include the following:

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement (OFIs)
  • Selecting an opportunity
  • Generating solution(s)
  • Implementing solution(s)
  • Evaluating effect of solution(s)
  • Integrating and sustaining improvement(s)

The CI common supporting elements include, but are not limited to:

  • Management review
  • Teamwork
  • Improvement models and tools
  • Documents and records
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Communication

This guideline is intended for use by all organizations and individuals involved in the management or execution of preexamination, examination, and postexamination phases of the medical laboratory. This document may be applicable to other laboratories and nonlaboratory settings.

This guideline is not meant to be prescriptive nor a comprehensive instructional manual for using the tools described. It does not address content and detail covered in other CLSI documents nor requirements specific to any regulatory or accrediting organization.

Document History

CLSI QMS06
June 1, 2011
Quality Management System: Continual Improvement; Approved Guideline
This guideline includes written and graphic descriptions of the fundamental processes and common supporting elements in a continual improvement (CI) program. It provides the user with definitions,...
June 1, 2011
Quality Management System: Continual Improvement; Approved Guideline
This guideline includes written and graphic descriptions of the fundamental processes and common supporting elements in a continual improvement (CI) program. It provides the user with definitions,...

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