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The IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing is hiring!

By Editor on 2/8/2021

Job OpportunityConsultant Technologist – Microbiology (Contract)

The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) (an affiliate of Accreditation Canada) is a provider of world-class medical laboratory proficiency testing (PT) programs. IQMH is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing medical laboratories' quality infrastructure through its proficiency testing programs. Our clients are composed of national and international players in the medical diagnostic testing sector. IQMH's Centre for Proficiency Testing provides PT programs for medical laboratories in the following disciplines: chemistry, hematology, endocrinology, immunology, transfusion medicine, pathology, cytopathology, genetics, microbiology, and virology disciplines.

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Improving ways we deliver communications to our clients

By Editor on 1/27/2021
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Centre for Proficiency Testing
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Centre for Proficiency Testing – Poster Publications Update

By Editor on 1/25/2021
IQMH
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Call for IQMH Committee Applications 2021-2023

By Editor on 1/21/2021

IQMH is seeking a volunteer to sit on its Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee for Pathology effective January 1, 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:

  • Membership will reflect the Canadian laboratory community, including hospital and community-based representation.
  • Members shall be laboratory professionals of stature who have a broad knowledge of laboratory operations, quality assurance practices, quality management systems and their chosen laboratory medicine discipline.
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Mental Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals

By Editor on 1/20/2021

Mental Health ResourcesHave you been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

As frontline healthcare workers with increasing demands in the workplace, attention to mental health is as important now as ever before. Empowering yourself with the tools to maintain a healthy mindset can benefit overall social, emotional, and psychological wellbeing.

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healthcare
healthy living
mental health
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Survey of practices for performance of urinary albumin in laboratories from Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador

By Editor on 1/15/2021
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Chemistry
lab practice
ProficiencyTesting
PT
PT survey
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Urinary Albumin

CRP Testing in the Immunology Proficiency Testing Survey

By Editor on 12/18/2020

In 2021, the Immunology (IMGY) survey will assess CRP (C-reactive Protein), high sensitivity (hs-CRP), and wide-range (wr)CRP assays as a single analyte (CRP). Previously, the IMGY survey targeted low values of CRP, which were best analyzed by hs-CRP assays. Newer immunoassays can measure a broad analytical range of CRP concentrations, and the number of laboratories replacing hs-CRP assays with full range CRP assays continues to increase. In order to assess the full range of clinically-encountered CRP values, the IMGY survey will now offer a range of CRP concentrations (0.1–120.0 mg/L). Assessments will continue to be made by all-methods’ mean.

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Important Changes to IQMH Coagulation Proficiency Testing Surveys in 2021

By Editor on 12/18/2020

The purpose of this bulletin is to remind participants of the changes related to the packaging and shipment process for Coagulation survey material in 2021.

A copy of the Shipment Changes for 2021 Coagulation Surveys was included in the previous September 2020 survey.

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Attention Morphology participants: Changes to MORP analysis worksheet

By Editor on 12/17/2020

In our continual effort to improve our services, the Morphology section of the IQMH Hematology Scientific Committee conducted a review of the Morphology analysis worksheet, and several improvement opportunities were identified.

The following changes have been made to the analysis worksheet to reflect information found in current guidelines and published literature and are also expected to better support the move forward with providing digital images for future surveys.

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Thank you to the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee members who volunteered in 2020

By Editor on 12/11/2020

Thank YouThe IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing Scientific Committees are composed of physicians, technologists and scientists who provide advice to IQMH regarding the fundamental design of Proficiency Testing surveys and ensure that challenges are clinically relevant, and that appropriate performance evaluation is developed and implemented each year.

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PT Take-Away: Updated IQMH Proficiency Testing documents

By Editor on 12/3/2020

PT Take-awayAs a participant in the Centre for Proficiency Testing, participants obtain exclusive access to PT Consensus Practice Recommendations and Reviews. These documents can be found in discipline-specific folders under General - Proficiency Testing, PT Guidelines and Recommendations in the IQMH Documents section in QView.™

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Coagulation
QView.ca
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IQMH will be presenting at the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific & Clinical Lab Expo all virtual event

By Editor on 12/2/2020

2020AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing will be participating in the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific & Clinical Lab Expo all virtual event (December 13–17).

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PT Take-away: Survey Indices

By Editor on 11/25/2020

PT Take-awayPT disciplines such as Bacteriology, Mycology and Hematology-Morphology have indices of survey challenges/cases going back as far as 1975. These are updated regularly and can be found in QView™.

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Order deadline to participate in the 2021 Proficiency Testing surveys is approaching!

By Editor on 11/13/2020

IQMH Proficiency Testing Programs
Order deadline to participate in the 2021 Proficiency Testing surveys is approaching!

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PT Take-Away: Recommended reading for facilities testing for SARS-CoV-2

By Editor on 10/26/2020

Following the first IQMH proficiency testing (PT) survey for SARS-CoV-2, the IQMH Virology Scientific Committee published Committee Comments with recommendations for participants.

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