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The XXXII International Symposium on Technical Innovations in Laboratory Hematology (ISLH) was held in Vancouver, Canada on May 9–11 and IQMH was there! Representing our organization was our very own Anna Johnston, Consultant Technologist, Centre for Proficiency Testing. The abstract “Bone Marrow Sample Preparation and Processing: An IQMH Survey on Laboratory Practice” was accepted for a poster presentation. Seen in the photo is Anna Johnston.
As a participant in an IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing (PT) program, you may be asked to submit documents to IQMH related to your participation in a PT survey or as part of a discordant findings’ investigation (DFI) including any follow-up information.
Public Health Ontario (PHO), in partnership with the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), has published its annual laboratory and hospital survey report on antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario.
With a focus on continual improvement, the IQMH Genetics Scientific Committee has reviewed and revised the survey instructions and submission requirements for supporting documentation for GENE proficiency testing (PT) surveys. These changes will be implemented for the GENE-1904-CG survey.
On the GENE analysis worksheet, the Reporting Instructions, Submission Instructions and Submission Requirements sections have been rewritten to clarify expectations for the survey.
The GENE-1903-PP patterns-of-practice survey will be available to Ontario laboratories licensed for cytogenetics testing as well as cytogenetics laboratories across Canada. Analysis worksheets will be posted in the Active Forms and Worksheets section of QView™ March 4, 2019. The due date for the survey is March 15, 2019, midnight.
Starting in January 2019, IQMH will be implementing the new WarmMark® Short run temperature monitoring strips for Proficiency Testing surveys that require temperature monitoring.
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).
December 31, 2018 is the deadline for renewing and ordering your proficiency testing surveys.
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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