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Accreditation Canada and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare announce strategic partnership

By Editor on 1/17/2019

OTTAWA & TORONTO (January 17, 2019) — Accreditation Canada (AC) and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) today announced they have formed a strategic partnership. The goal of the partnership is to improve the quality of healthcare by combining the forces of two leading providers of accreditation services in Canada. This partnership will enable the provision of a comprehensive range of services and form the basis for integration of diagnostic accreditation to broader health system accreditation. This will make it easier for healthcare providers to integrate their diagnostic processes to the broader health system accreditation processes and benefit the patient through their journey on the continuum of care.
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MLPAO Connect - Educational Symposium Days

By Editor on 1/14/2019

The Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) organizes a variety of continuing education programs in the form of interactive workshops, sessions, and lectures. In response to member demand, the MLPAO's professional development initiatives include numerous discipline topics, easy access and in locations throughout Ontario. MLPAO members receive discounted rates on all education programs.


CEO’s End of Year Message

By Editor on 12/19/2018

Jeff Sumner

As we approach the end of 2018, I would like to thank all of our clients, committee members, assessors, stakeholders and staff for your most valued support during the past 12 months. It has been yet another busy year for IQMH, completing multiple accreditation assessment visits, launching more than 65 proficiency testing programs and around 20 educational courses and events. As always, we are constantly pursuing our commitment to elevate our customers’ experience by providing high-quality products and excellent customer service.
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The 2019 Centre for Education Courses & Events Catalogue – just released!

By Editor on 12/18/2018
2019 Course & EventsMake your professional development education plans for 2019 with the newly released Centre for Education Courses & Events Catalogue.

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2019 Centre for Education Catalogue
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PT Take-Away: New temperature monitoring strips

By Editor on 12/18/2018

Starting in January 2019, IQMH will be implementing the new WarmMark® Short run temperature monitoring strips for Proficiency Testing surveys that require temperature monitoring.

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IQMH Quality Team meets 2018 objective to build awareness for key concepts

By Editor on 12/11/2018

At IQMH we’re fortunate to have a dedicated and creative team of staff volunteers who participate in the IQMH Quality Team, set yearly objectives for their work and systematically go about meeting them.

The Quality Team is a Corporate Committee that reports to the Management Group and is comprised of representatives from:

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Holiday office closure notice

By Editor on 12/4/2018
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Cause Analysis with Clarity – A Big Hit with Participants

By Editor on 12/4/2018
Earlier this year, IQMH unveiled a new two-day course offering titled “Cause Analysis with Clarity – Medical Lab.

Our goal with this two-day in-class course is to tie together cause analysis processes that may be disparate in some organizations or confusing to some individuals. For example, many laboratories have distinctly separate processes for proficiency testing discordant findings, accreditation findings, safety incidents, complaints and patient occurrences/near misses. This seminar will tie these together and link them to one fundamental approach so that cause analysis is done systematically, consistently, completely and ultimately leads to improvements and mitigation of risk. Delivery techniques utilize real examples to illustrate the concepts presented, combined with case studies that allow the participants to apply the skills learned. 

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Modify PT Method Codes right on your worksheet

By Editor on 12/3/2018

The latest QView™ Web update brings with it the ability to modify Proficiency Testing Method Codes right from the Analysis Worksheet! You may still use the dedicated Method Code Maintenance screen; however, the methods may be adjusted in a faster, easier and convenient way, right on the worksheet, without the need of another screen to distract you.  And, as a bonus feature, the changes will be shown immediately on the form itself (pending Consultant Technologist review and approval).

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