Alexander Kumaritakis, Proficiency Testing Consultant Technologist, Chemistry
Alex joined the IQMH Proficiency Testing team in September 2022 as a Consultant Technologist. Prior to IQMH, he worked at the Toronto East Health Network in multiple departments as a Core Lab MLT (Chemistry, Hematology, and Transfusion Medicine) before becoming a senior staff in hematology and microbiology.
Marked annually on June 9, World Accreditation Day is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to raise awareness of the value of accreditation.
The increase in cybercrime in not uncommon in the current climate; particularly the hijacking of a corporation or an organization’s network being held ransom for a payout via ransomware. What may seem surprising is that the focus of cyber criminals is not always large corporations. In fact, there is a growing trend in health care organizations and systems being targeted. One recent example is the attack on the Health Service Executive of Ireland in May 2021, which affected both national and local systems that are involved in all core services.
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