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a means by which individuals are compared and judged

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a standard by which something can be measured or judged

a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

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The second advantage of benchmarking for CQI is that comparisons against the best create a sense of excitement that is missing when a hospital's results are compared against average results.
The third advantage of clinical benchmarking for CQI is that it enables hospitals to provide evidence to purchasers that clinical processes are being improved toward achieving benchmark results, not just average results.
Along with benchmarking initiatives the organization added a series of Best Practices Surveys in spring 2006 to provide more targeted forms of insights on key, current and emerging trends in business and technology.
SSPA SoftwareMetric Benchmark - Service satisfaction measurement and benchmarking for software manufacturers and service providers.
Partnering with a global leader like APQC reaffirms our commitment to delivering high-quality, fact-based research and benchmarking services to help accelerate technology and value chain transformation.
More information on The Hackett Group's business advisory and benchmarking services offerings is available: by phone at (404) 682-2500; by e-mail at info@thehackettgroup.
KAHN: Three different types of benchmarking are internal, competitor, and best of industry.
Typical benchmarking approaches include total return benchmarks based on a public index or a composite of public indices, customized for the maturity characteristics of the liabilities.
By using the benchmarking measures described here, CPAs can be sure they have invested their client's mutual fund dollars with savvy and due diligence.
Any approach to clinical practice change based primarily on cost reduction is an effort that can only half-succeed, at best--despite increasing requirements for some type of benchmarking by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), American Medical Accreditation Program (AMAP), and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
However, like anything else, benchmarking is useless if only part of the concept is understood and implemented.
So just how does benchmarking apply to communication?
HOUSTON -- TPI, the world's leading advisor to global organizations on all facets of service strategies for business support operations, today announced the result of a collaborative industry research initiative, producing new guidelines for Benchmarking to assist buyers of outsourcing services improve upon a technique to gauge the market-worthiness of their outsourcing pricing.