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IQMH's Centre for Accreditation is reviewing the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements

By Editor on 2/7/2019

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The current version of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements (Version 7.1) is due for a complete review to ensure continued suitability in light of changes to the referenced documents and current methodologies.

Centre for Accreditation
IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements

Important Enhancement to the IQMH Accreditation Process

By Editor on 1/31/2019
All laboratories undergoing scheduled surveillance visits as part of the ISO 15189 Plus™ program are advised of the following change to the criteria for escalating minor non-conformance to major non-conformances between assessment events.
Centre for Accreditation
conformity assessment
process improvement

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.
Centre for Education
Accreditation Canada
Health Standards Organization

New CSA Group Standard Z316.8-18 on Requirements for the Design, Development and Validation of Laboratory-Developed Tests

By Editor on 1/15/2019
In April 2018 CSA group published a new National Standard of Canada developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee, Medical Laboratory Quality Systems (Z252), which also serves as the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Mirror Committee (SMC) for ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC212 Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems. IQMH expects to incorporate important details from the first edition of CSA Z316.8  Requirements for the design, development, and validation of laboratory-developed tests used for the screening, diagnosis, and management of clinical conditions. into the IQMH Accreditation Requirements, which is due for full review in 2019.
Centre for Accreditation
CSA Group
design requirements
National Standard
validation of laboratory-developed tests

Engagement in action at Southlake Regional Health Centre

By Editor on 11/1/2018
IQMH is pleased to share an article about the work of core laboratory technicians at Southlake Regional Health Centre. We encourage facilities to share effective processes with their laboratory peers.
Centre for Accreditation
medical laboratory technicians

IQMH attends Ontario Association of Radiology Managers Annual Fall Conference

By Editor on 10/22/2018

Ontario Association of Radiology Managers (OARM) held its Annual Fall Conference, September 12 –14, 2018 in Port Carling, Ontario at the beautiful JW Marriot –The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.

Centre for Accreditation
diagnostic imaging
diagnostic imaging accreditation

Newborn Screening Ontario's Risk Assessment Tool

By Editor on 9/27/2018

Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) is the program responsible for coordinating newborn screening (NBS) for the province of Ontario. Newborn Screening (NBS) is a test that is performed shortly after birth to identify infants at increased risk for targeted serious or potentially fatal diseases. 

Centre for Accreditation
risk assessment
risk mitigation

IQMH eBinder application for iOS and Android now features a search capability

By Editor on 9/27/2018
Centre for Accreditation

A Choosing Wisely Laboratory Intervention at North York General Hospital

By Editor on 8/24/2018

By Manuel Giraldo

While laboratory testing is an integral component of patient care, unnecessary testing increases healthcare costs and triggers additional invasive procedures, specialist referrals, and follow-up testing.1 It is generally accepted that between 10% and 50% of laboratory tests are unnecessary and that defining what constitutes appropriate testing can be challenging.2

Centre for Accreditation
Choosing Wisely
North York General Hospital
test utilization

The OARM Annual Fall Conference is this September — IQMH will be there!

By Editor on 8/17/2018

The Ontario Association of Radiology Managers (OARM) invites you to participate in their annual fall conference and general meeting on September 12–14, 2018 at the JW Marriott Rosseau Resort and Spa, north of Port Carling.

Centre for Accreditation
diagnostic imaging


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