Tips and Techniques for Statistics and Quality Improvement

Blog posts and articles about using Minitab software in quality improvement projects, research, and more.

Evan McLaughlin

Evan McLaughlin is a marketing content manager at Minitab. He writes and edits blogs, case studies, the Minitab News monthly newsletter and several other pieces of content for Minitab. Evan enjoys drawing on his background in journalism to work with experts and statisticians and break down oftentimes complicated statistical concepts into easy-to-digest information.
Evan McLaughlin

In hospital and clinic settings, making the right decisions doesn’t just reduce costs from duplicative work and process inefficiencies — it results in better outcomes for patients. Think about needing to take an extra X-ray because the first captured the wrong foot. Even if it’s the right limb, what if they captured it from the wrong angle?

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We might not be able to observe the progressive loss of cognitive and intellectual abilities someone with dementia is experiencing from the outside, but healthcare clinicians can detect it when they observe their ability to bathe, groom or dress themselves deteriorate. Minitab consultant  and Insights 2019 speaker David Patrishkoff is researching how to help with the aid of Minitab software. 

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The skills to understand and work with data — and make educated decisions based on it — are in demand and they are not going away anytime soon. Let's take a look at some new directions we've seen in the workforce over the last few years, as well as how executives are treating upskilling their teams as a top priority.
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Great stories others want to hear. Common challenges we have all faced before (or might even be facing right now). Discovering new tools in Minitab software as shared by peers. Engaging walkthroughs of finding insights in your data, and recommendations on how to act on them. All packed into a few days of learning and fun.

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On the heels of Healthcare Quality Week last week, we wanted to share our conversation with Dr. Sandy Fogel, the surgical quality officer at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA.

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