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Call for IQMH Committee Applications 2020-2022

By Editor on 11/18/2019

IQMH is seeking a volunteer to sit on its Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee, effective January 1, 2020.   Membership on committees consists of a three-year term of office, renewable once. Committees meet an average of four times a year for half-day or full-day meetings.


    Centre for Proficiency Testing
    Scientific Committee

    Uniting to advance quality healthcare: Accreditation Canada and IQMH join forces

    By Editor on 11/8/2019

    OTTAWA & TORONTO (November 8, 2019)
     — Accreditation Canada (AC) and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) today announced an agreement to join forces bringing the longest standing healthcare accreditation body in Canada and Canada’s largest provider of medical laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing together. IQMH is now a controlled affiliate of AC to advance a common goal of improving the quality of healthcare in Canada and around the world.
    Accreditation Canada

    Congratulations to our newest
    ISO 15189 Plus ™-accredited facility

    By Editor on 11/4/2019

    We are pleased to announce that Victoria Laboratories Limited located in San Fernando, Trinidad has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation (selected disciplines). In choosing this option, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients, and other healthcare providers.
    accredited facilities
    Centre for Accrediation
    ISO 15189
    ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation
    medical laboratories

    Course Offers in November at the IQMH Office

    By Editor on 10/30/2019

    Quality management Blueprint for Diagnostic Imaging Leaders
    November 14–15, 2019

    A New Outlook on Internal Auditing
    November 21–22, 2019

    Cause Analysis with Clarity
    November 28–29, 2019

    Centre for Education
    Centre for Education
    in-class courses

    One week to go! The IQMH Fall Forum 2019 - Register

    By Editor on 10/29/2019

    Use code: special20 to get a 20% discount.

    Allied Health Professional Development Fund
    Ontario medical laboratory technologists and medical radiation technologists can apply for reimbursement of conference registration fees through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund. Each professional can claim up to $1500 per year. Learn more:

    Centre for Education
    Centre for Education
    IQMH Fall Forum 2019

    Review of the Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Non-Conformances to the Version 7.0 and 7.1 of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements for Medical Laboratories

    By Editor on 10/29/2019
    The IQMH Centre for Accreditation is in the final stages of approval of Version 8 of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements for Medical Laboratories.  Version 7 was used for assessment of our medical laboratory participants starting in early 2017, with Version 7.1 coming into effect in mid 2017. This article is a review of the most frequently cited non-conformances to these requirements. It is based on data from 287 assessments and included laboratories in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and some international clients.
    accreditation assessment
    Centre for Accreditation
    IQMH accreditation requirements

    Proficiency Testing Packaging: Changes to Expect in 2020

    By Editor on 10/24/2019
    In response to participant feedback, IQMH will be changing the packaging used to ship proficiency testing survey material. Starting in October 2019 and continuing into 2020, IQMH will be gradually rolling out two changes:

    New Packaging    New Label
    Centre for Proficiency Testing
    proficiency testing

    Just released Public Health Ontario Labstract October 2019: Reference Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility: New Requisition and Testing Algorithm for Improved Test Utilization

    By Editor on 10/1/2019

    PHO LABSTRACTParticipants in the Centre for Proficiency Testing program are encouraged to read the important changes announced in the Public Health Ontario (PHO) Labstract – October 2019 Reference Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility: New Requisition and Testing Algorithm for Improved Test Utilization.

    antimicrobial susceptibility
    bacteriology identification
    Centre for Proficiency Testing
    consensus practice recommendation
    Public Health Ontario
    Public Health Ontario Laboratory

    Course Offers in October at the IQMH Office

    By Editor on 9/30/2019

     IQMH will be offering two in-class courses in October:

    • Quality Indicators with Purpose for Medical Lab
    • Say What You Do: Document Development & Control


    Centre for Education
    Centre for Education
    in-class courses


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    Management in Healthcare

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