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Volume 5 · Issue 7 · July 2000

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Proposed ISO Agreement Would Enhance Healthcare Quality

On June 8, 2000, ISO members were asked to vote on a proposal to develop the first ITA, a new type of ISO technical document, in this case to provide guidance on the application of ISO 9004:2000 to the healthcare sector. The ITA proposal, which was submitted by a joint ASQ Healthcare Division/AIAG drafting committee, follows on the committee’s development of a draft guidance document on this topic in May 2000 and apparent international support for using the ASQ/AIAG committee draft to develop an international healthcare sector document. Background on the separate efforts that led to the joint committee, information on the proposal and ITAs and an interview with Dan Reid and Mickey Christensen are included.