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Modify PT Method Codes right on your worksheet

By Editor on 12/3/2018

The latest QView™ Web update brings with it the ability to modify Proficiency Testing Method Codes right from the Analysis Worksheet! You may still use the dedicated Method Code Maintenance screen; however, the methods may be adjusted in a faster, easier and convenient way, right on the worksheet, without the need of another screen to distract you.  And, as a bonus feature, the changes will be shown immediately on the form itself (pending Consultant Technologist review and approval).

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PT Take-away: Important Reminder for QView Super Site Administrators (SSA)

By Editor on 11/21/2018

In preparation for the 2019 year, the Centre for Proficiency Testing would like to remind program participants that you are in control of your QView™ account. If you are a QView™ account holder, you can manage your displayed name, email address, password and email subscriptions in your profile settings.

 

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Congratulations to the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing

By Editor on 10/31/2018

IQMH is pleased to announce that the Centre for Proficiency Testing has successfully completed the A2LA evaluation process and has been found to meet the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing

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IQMH attends the AACC 2018 Critical and Point-of-Care Testing International Symposium

By Editor on 10/3/2018

The American Association of Clinical Chemists’ Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine held a symposium September 26–28 in Washington, D.C.: 27th International CPOCT Symposium: The Role of Point-of- Care Testing in the Value-Based Healthcare Landscape. The event was very informative with a focus on the current and future role of point-of-care testing (POCT) in a healthcare environment with an emphasis on value and quality of care.

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Just released: 2019 Catalogue of IQMH Proficiency Testing Programs

By Editor on 9/27/2018

What's New in 2019?

  • New survey in the Chemistry program for Fecal Occult Blood — Fecal Immunochemical Test (CHEM-FIT)
  • The Fecal Immunochemical Test (CHEM-FIT) survey is specifically for immunochemical fecal occult blood testing. This survey will provide an external quality assessment of quantitative FIT results. Survey materials will provide concentration levels close to cut-off values used by these methodologies.
  • The Fecal Occult Blood (CHEM-FOB) survey was introduced in 2015 and will remain in the Chemistry program. Testing materials used in this survey are compatible with guaiac (gFOBT) and (FIT) methodologies. Participants can expect to submit qualitative results, such as: positive and negative.
  • Improvements to the Endocrinology program
  • To increase the stability of analytes in the survey material, the Endocrinology and Tumour Markers survey (ENDO) is now offered as two separate surveys — ENDO-A and ENDO-B.
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Important notice for Ontario-licensed facilities regarding the 2019 IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing programs

By Editor on 9/27/2018
Ontario-licensed facilities should note that the cost of the following surveys is not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care (MOHLTC) mandatory Ontario program:
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fetal-maternal hemorrahage
flow cytometry
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Call for IQMH Committee Applications 2019–2021

By Editor on 8/20/2018
IQMH is seeking volunteers to sit on its Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee(s) effective January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021. 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. IQMH considers the following criteria for membership:
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PT Take-Away: Customer feedback leads to Lean improvements in Material Replacement or Retest Request Form and invoicing process

By Editor on 8/14/2018

At IQMH we value feedback from our participants as we know your comments will shine a light on opportunities for quality improvement.

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