How to Build Accreditation Data Collection Instruments

Have you ever longed for an easier way to create your accreditation surveys and assessments? What if you could build your own data collection tools, disseminate them to your constituent programs and institutions, and track activity and progress through an online platform? What if you could “walk the talk” when it comes to continuous quality…


A Proactive Approach to Laboratory Audit Management

Quality leaders in the clinical laboratory space know better than anyone how essential audits are to the health of their organizations (and the stakeholders they serve). Not only do effective audits help ensure regulatory compliance, but they also provide visibility into the everyday details of your laboratories—and give you a way to troubleshoot issues before…


Accreditation Software That Stands Up to Scrutiny

Editor’s Note: With the ASPA Fall Conference right around the corner, we decided that now would be a good time to dust off and update one of our most popular blog posts from last year. It’s all about the importance of documentation and process rigor in accreditation, which promise to be hot topics at the ASPA…


How ARMATURE Supports Organizational Excellence

When it comes to predicting the future, you have some options: crystal balls, tea leaves, the lines on your palm. But if you’re a business executive who’s been tasked with setting the strategic agenda for your organization, you might prefer an approach that’s a bit more proven and practical. That’s where the Organizational Excellence Framework…


Does your custom accreditation software feel like a ball and chain?

We’ve talked to dozens of accreditors who feel like they’re in a real bind when it comes to choosing accreditation management software. Their accreditation operations are so complex and specific that they feel the need to partner with a vendor who can build them a custom solution. Or they go it alone and build one in-house….


Quality Conversations: Organizational Excellence Specialists

What are excellence models, and how can organizations use them to drive quality and boost performance? Dawn Ringrose, Principal of Organizational Excellence Specialists, is an expert on excellence models—and a big believer in their benefits. Since 1984, Dawn has been helping organizations across the public, private, and non-profit sectors fine-tune their culture and operations to…


3 Supplier Quality Management Software Innovations

ARMATURE has a long history of building enterprise software solutions for Standards Developing Organizations and Conformity Assessment Bodies, and that experience has led to some innovations and breakthroughs that we’ve applied to our quality management software platform for manufacturers, ARMATURE Fabric™. At its core, ARMATURE Fabric is a workflow management platform that allows you to…


ARMATURE Honors Customers on World Accreditation Day

June 9th is World Accreditation Day—an opportunity to reflect on the significant role that accreditors play in ensuring excellence across a wide range of disciplines. Accreditors work behind the scenes, working tirelessly to ensure that programs and institutions throughout the world operate at their peak potential. They are mission-driven and passionate experts who care about…


Coming Soon to ARMATURE Fabric™ for Accreditors

The ARMATURE Fabric™ product team is hard at work building new features and upgrades for the accreditation community. Guided by input from our customers, we continue to enhance our accreditation management software with the goal of delivering powerful next-generation tools that are intuitive and easy to use. We grabbed some time with ARMATURE Fabric™ for…


On the Path to Quality 4.0: ASQ WCQI 2018 Recap

From Quality 4.0 to the 5 Second Rule, this year’s ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement was packed with ideas and insights. The “Innovation of YOU” conference theme ties neatly into ARMATURE’s values and had us clamoring to attend as many sessions as possible. Our team was proud to be part of the exhibition,…