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Version 8 of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements is now available!

By Editor on 12/18/2019
We are pleased to announce that Version 8 (December 2019) of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements is now available. Laboratories currently enrolled for IQMH Accreditation have access to all files related to this version via their password-protected QView™ account. The QView™ folder with these files can be found under “General - Accreditation, Laboratory Program, Accreditation Requirements”. It contains the requirements, a change report comparing Version 7.1 to Version 8, and an updated list of references to support the requirements. Documents are available in English and in French.
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IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements
ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation

Congratulations to our newest ISO 15189 Plus™-accredited facility

By Editor on 12/16/2019


We are pleased to announce that William Osler Health System has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ Accreditation for the services they provide on the floor they operate at the Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), Church St. Site.

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Centre for Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation

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.
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ISO 15189
ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation
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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.
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Centre for Accreditation
IQMH accreditation requirements
non-conformances

Congratulations to our newest ISO 15189 Plus™-accredited facility

By Editor on 9/18/2019
We are pleased to announce that the medical laboratory of Union Hospital 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 Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus
ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation

World Accreditation Day 2019

By Editor on 4/30/2019

June 9, 2019 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2019) a global initiative, jointly established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

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ILAC
World Accreditation Day

Important Information for Ontario Licensed Laboratories

By Editor on 4/18/2019

As previously communicated, the current version of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements (and related references) are being reviewed.  The consultation and review process will culminate in the release of Version 8 of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements this year.

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IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements
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Impressions of an IQMH Assessor on an international assessment

By Editor on 4/9/2019
By Lindsay Furlong, MLT, IQMH Assessor

William Osler Health System

“Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process.”
- Alexandra Stoddard

This quote by Alexandra Stoddard was the living embodiment of the laboratory management and staff at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Their process to accreditation was a few years in the making, and they showed great patience working through each step with guidance from the CDC team and IQMH. Their full dedication to “Trusting the process” got them to their endpoint – ISO 15189 Accreditation. Congratulations NIPH! Your hard work and dedication have paid off!

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accredited facilities
Centre for Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus
medical diagnostics
medical laboratory accreditation

Teamwork and engagement drive success at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory in Thunder Bay

By Editor on 3/25/2019
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Centre for Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus
Public Health Laboratory Ontario

Accreditation Station: Your Assessment Schedule is Available in QView™

By Editor on 3/7/2019

Have you ever wondered when the Centre for Accreditation would be visiting you next? And how far in advance you could know this information? All this information is available to you in the Assessment Schedule.

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