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June 9, 2020 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2020) 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.
The following brochure outlining the role and benefit of accreditation in health and social care has been revised and is available for your use from the ILAC website.
IQMH participates in the work of the International Organization of Standardization as a member of the ISO/TC212 WG1, the working group responsible for the review of the ISO 15189:2012 standard. IQMH’s accreditation requirements are based on ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence and facilities accredited by IQMH may have valuable feedback to share with this ISO Working Group.
We are pleased to announce that CanAlt Health Laboratories has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation.
Congratulations to the laboratory at Royal Victoria Health Centre for achieving accreditation to the ISO 15189 Plus™ program!
Setting international standards for excellence: ISO 15189
ISO 15189 is the standard of choice for the accreditation of medical diagnostic facilities. It requires them to standardize processes and procedures for both quality system and technical requirements, set up a no-blame environment that drives continual improvement, establish an interface with users and ensure the reliability and accuracy of test results.
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