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Kaiser Permanente Adopts QI Macros for Improvement Advisor Training

  (September 15, 2011)

Denve, CO (PRWEB) September 15, 2011

KnowWare International Inc. announces that Kaiser Permanente, which serves 8.8 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, has selected the QI Macros Lean Six Sigma SPC Software for their quality Improvement Advisor training. Students will learn how to form and lead Six Sigma-like improvement projects. Each student will be expected to complete a project focused on improving quality of care; reducing costs or expanding patient or customer satisfaction. Improvement Advisor Training originated at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a non-profit focused on improving healthcare.

The QI Macros Lean Six Sigma SPC Software works in Excel 2000-2011 in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X and is available for immediate download. The QI Macros have been simplifying process improvement and Lean Six Sigma for tens of thousands of customers since 1996. Thousands of hospitals use the QI Macros to improve clinical outcomes and patient flow by tracking critical measures like patient falls, medication errors, and so on. Thousands of businesses ranging from automotive suppliers to state and the Veterans Adminstration use the QI Macros to help reduce costs and boost productivity and profitability.

The QI Macros are the Swiss Army Knife of tools for companies embracing Lean Six Sigma and quality improvement methodologies. The QI Macros are an add-in for Microsoft Excel that does the math and draws the graphs required for every step in the DMAIC process. It also includes fill-in-the-blank templates for control chart, pareto charts, fishbones and flowcharts. There are four "wizards" to simplify statistics and charting for novice users.

Macintosh and PC users can purchase the QI Macros at It comes with a complete Money-back Guarantee. Uses can also signup for free Lean Six Sigma Money Belt Training on-line.

The QI Macros SPC Software contains 30+ charts and over 90+ fill-in-the-blank templates for simplifying the complexities of Lean Six Sigma. And at only $199 +S&H, they are the least expensive, most robust solution available on the market. Download a 30-day trial at


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