The IQMH Bone Marrow surveys allow IQMH to share a variety of interesting and educational cases, which promotes quality improvement through inter-laboratory comparison of participants’ responses and provides an external reference for a facility’s own quality assurance purposes.
At the 2023 Ontario Society for Clinical Chemists (OSCC) Annual Scientific Meeting, IQMH's Scientific Committee members, Danijela Konforte and Lei Fu, shared insights from the 2022 Chemistry patterns-of-practice survey, exploring current trends in pre-analytical and analytical practices related to alcohol, volatiles, and urine drug testing gathered from 197 licensed clinical laboratories across Ontario. The presentation delved into the changes and trends observed since IQMH’s 2011 Toxicology Guidelines prompting a meaningful roundtable discussion led by Consultant Technologist, Alex Kumaritakis.
The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, Proficiency Testing, is seeking pathologists skilled in the assessment of histological and immunohistochemical stains to serve as assessors for the Pathology Proficiency Testing Program.
In 2023, IQMH conducted a focused questionnaire investigating the landscape of Anti-Nuclear Antibody/Anti-Cell Antibody (ANA/ACA) testing across Canadian laboratories.
From October 23 –27, IQMH recognizes Canadian Patient Safety Week to inspire improvements in health care safety and quality. Healthcare Excellence Canada collaborates with patients and partners, and leads this annual campaign to advance improvements and changes to enable everyone in Canada to have safe, effective, and high-quality health care.
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