An Essay on the Potential for Successful Adoption of Quality Assurance Practices at Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 263-275
Received: Oct. 14, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 2, 2015; Published: Dec. 18, 2015
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Syeda Ismoth Iqbal, Department of Marketing, American International University-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Rajib Uddin, Department of Operations Management, American International University-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Samin Ishraq Siddiquee, Department of Quality Assurance, Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Quality Management Systems (QMSs) have become a mainstay in today’s industries, whether it is defense, frozen food manufacturing or healthcare. These systems, such as ISO, can be acquired and adopted after audits by a certifying body. These audits only check current compliance and not current performance. Only a minimum set of requirements are evaluated in order to gauge eligibility. However, there is no formal investigation into whether an organization can actually manage to successfully implement a QMS, whether ISO or any home grown system for that matter. Quality Management Systems are not silver bullets. They can only work when the organization as a whole is willing to accept it and more importantly has the knowhow, skills and intention to implement it. Implementing a QMS, when there is a lack of readiness to do so, will cause myriad troubles for any organization. This study focuses primarily on how to assess whether an organization, namely Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital, has the capability or ‘potential’ to successfully implement a QMS. The study identifies six key elements that are crucial prerequisites for successful QMS adoption and uses these key elements to develop a questionnaire based tool for numerically measuring Islamia’s potential to successfully implement and adopt a QMS. The method will be developed in such a way so as to be meaningful for other organizations in general and across multiple industries.
Keywords
Quality Assurance, Management, Implementation, Potential, Quantitative Measure
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Syeda Ismoth Iqbal, Mohammad Rajib Uddin, Samin Ishraq Siddiquee, An Essay on the Potential for Successful Adoption of Quality Assurance Practices at Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital, Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 263-275. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20150306.18
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