June 9, 2017 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2017), a global initiative jointly established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Chairs to promote the value of accreditation.
IQMH and World Accreditation Day
Since the inception of our accreditation program in 2000, IQMH has accredited 314 medical facilities. IQMH is internationally-recognized as a competent provider of ISO 15189 accreditation as a signatory (Mutual Recognition Arrangement [MRA]) of ILAC and its Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC). IQMH issues accreditation certificates within the MRA under its ISO 15189 Plus™ banner which means facilities and patients can rely on medical laboratory test results that are recognized around the globe. IQMH-accredited laboratories should be proud of their important contribution to laboratory quality improvement, and we encourage all accredited facilities to celebrate World Accreditation Day.
This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers confidence in construction and the built environment.
As in previous years, the day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, press and media coverage to communicate the value of accreditation to Government, Regulators, and leaders of the business community.
This year's poster is now available, along with a joint statement issued by the IAF and ILAC on how accreditation supports those working in this sector, and a brochure to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection, and certification are being used to provide suppliers, purchasers and specifiers around the world with assurance that construction projects run efficiently, construction sites are safe and reliable materials are used.
The Public Sector Assurance website http://www.publicsectorassurance.org, jointly created by global quality infrastructure organizations, contains further examples and research to demonstrate the value that accreditation plays in this sector.