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ILAC brochure on the benefits of accreditation revised

By Editor on 3/26/2020

The following brochure outlining the role and benefit of accreditation in health and social care has been revised and is available for your use from the ILAC website.

Centre for Accreditation
ILAC
ISO 15189
medical laboratories

IQMH moves to a virtual office in response to COVID-19

By Editor on 3/25/2020

IQMH is in the process of moving to a completely virtual office. Since March 16, 2020, the majority of staff have been working from home connected to our server and applications through a secure VPN.

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COVID-19
iqmh
office closure
virtual office

PT Take-Away: Important notice: Proficiency Testing survey shipments

By Editor on 3/24/2020

PLEASE NOTIFY IQMH OF ANY CHANGES IN RECEIVING PROTOCOLS

With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, your facility may be revising its shipping/receiving protocols. To ensure proficiency testing surveys are delivered to your site without interruption, we ask that you provide any changes in receiving dock protocol to info@iqmh.org. We will work with you on a survey-by-survey basis to ensure your survey materials are received.

Centre for Proficiency Testing
PT surveys

Pathology Proficiency Testing survey PATH‑2003: Slide assessment postponed

By Editor on 3/17/2020
The following Pathology surveys, with a submission due date of March 20, 2020 will continue, as scheduled; however, the slide assessment has been postponed to a later date, as we continue to monitor the current situation with COVID-19.
Centre for Proficiency Testing
pathology

Important notice: IQMH response to COVID-19

By Editor on 3/16/2020

Updated March 23, 2020

IQMH Response to COVID-19


Updates regarding IQMH’s response to COVID-19 will be communicated online at www.iqmh.org. 

IQMH is currently in the process of moving to a completely virtual office.

Email Contact Information
Accreditation: accreditation@iqmh.org
Proficiency Testing: info@iqmh.org
Education: info@iqmh.org 

 

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IQMH
COVID-19
office closure

Hemoglobin Measurement – Pre-analytical Factors and Comparison Between Analytical Methods

By Editor on 3/16/2020

Manisha Shah, IQMH Chemistry Scientific Committee; Danijela Konforte, IQMH Chemistry Scientific Committee; Miranda Wozniak, IQMH Hematology Scientific Committee

Hemoglobin (Hb) is a blood protein that carries oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues. Its measurement is part of a complete blood count – a commonly ordered blood test that aids in the screening and diagnosis of many diseases.

 

Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
hematology
POCT
point of care

Antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario: Annual Survey Report 2018

By Editor on 3/11/2020

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario); Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare. Antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario: annual laboratory and hospital survey report 2018 Public Health Ontario (PHO), in partnership with the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), has published its annual laboratory and hospital survey report on antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario.

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bacteriology
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Public Health Ontario

Congratulations to Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) first to achieve ISO 15189 Plus™ Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation in Canada

By Editor on 2/28/2020



Congratulations to Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) the first hospital organization in Canada to achieve ISO 15189 Plus™ Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation status from the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH).

Centre for Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus
ISO 15189 Plus diagnostic imaging

Changes to the IQMH Accreditation Assessor program

By Editor on 2/28/2020

Over the past year, IQMH Centre for Accreditation has been reviewing the processes for the Accreditation Assessor program and some changes have been made in order to ensure our processes are of the highest quality. This article should be read in conjunction with General Policies for Assessors (Politiques générales à l'intention des évaluateurs), available on the IQMH website

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assessor training
Centre for Accreditation
Centre for Education

PT Take-Away: Interpretation of the new Proficiency Testing Chemistry survey reports

By Editor on 2/20/2020

One of the most significant changes in 2020 is the redesign of the Proficiency Testing (PT) Chemistry program. A summary of changes to the Serum and Urine Chemistry surveys can be seen in Table 1.

The first Urine Chemistry survey of the year is now closed, and completely redesigned survey reports will be provided to participants. An instruction document has been created to guide participants in interpreting the new survey reports. Participants are encouraged to read the document, Instruction - Interpretation of Proficiency Testing Survey Reports - CHEM, which is available in QView.

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Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
survey reports

 

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