quality assurance


Definition of quality assurance

: a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met

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Applicants were disqualified for failing to meet a certain threshold of points in each of the five plans scored: business, operations, quality assurance, security and financial. Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com, "Another error found in Ohio's medical marijuana cultivator scoring process," 30 Apr. 2018 The courses of eight to 12 weeks, at night and on weekends, focus on vocational skills such as structural steel design, building-cost estimating, software quality assurance and green building guidelines. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers Faces Recruiting Hurdle," 12 Aug. 2018 This raises questions about the electric carmaker’s quality assurance process, which should be able to guarantee uniform stopping distances, no matter the environment. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Tesla’s Quick Fix For Its Braking System Came from the Ether," 30 May 2018 About: Morfa will oversee all operational aspects of the facility, from patient care to new hires to quality assurance. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of June 25, 2018," 25 June 2018 Malwarebytes identified the skills its quality assurance testers would need to stay relevant in the rapidly changing cybersecurity industry. Tracey Lien, latimes.com, "Algorithms are coming for their jobs, so workers are teaching themselves algorithms," 4 May 2018 The losses include 547 customer service workers, 38 team leaders and 55 other employees, including administrators, quality assurance workers and recruiters, according to a notice the company filed with the Idaho Department of Labor. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "This Boise call center just laid off hundreds of workers," 5 July 2018 Ordinarily a firm in such a position would need to invest heavily in monitoring its workers—hiring staff to carry out quality assurance by taking Uber rides incognito, for instance. The Economist, "User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss," 28 June 2018 In another deposition released Thursday, Molly McKinstry, AHCA’s deputy secretary for quality assurance, said she was concerned that nursing home officials did not react with enough urgency to the extreme temperatures in their facility. Nicholas Nehamas, Daniel Chang, Sarah Blaskey And Carol Marbin Miller, miamiherald, "Hollywood nursing home where a dozen elders died ‘made it worse,’ state expert testifies | Miami Herald," 22 Mar. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of quality assurance

: the activity of checking goods or services to make sure that they are good

quality assurance

quality as·​sur·​ance | \ -ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s \

Medical Definition of quality assurance

: a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met

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