“Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process.”
- Alexandra Stoddard
This quote by Alexandra Stoddard was the living embodiment of the laboratory management and staff at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Their process to accreditation was a few years in the making, and they showed great patience working through each step with guidance from the CDC team and IQMH. Their full dedication to “Trusting the process” got them to their endpoint – ISO 15189 Accreditation. Congratulations NIPH! Your hard work and dedication have paid off!
IQMH is pleased to share an article written by staff members of the Thunder Bay Public Health Laboratory regarding their facility’s team effort and experience leading up to their IQMH ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation assessment. We encourage facilities to share their effective processes and experience with their laboratory peers.
IQMH, Centre for Accreditation is pleased to announce that National Institute of Public Health, located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In choosing this option, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients and other healthcare providers.
We are pleased to announce that CanAlt Health Laboratories has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation.
In a previous article, Diagnostic Imaging Track: Eight Steps to Accreditation for Diagnostic Imaging, we summarized the steps to take when diagnostic imaging services start to plan for accreditation followed by a detailed explanation of Step 1: Request Information. This article provides diagnostic imaging services with the second step towards planning for accreditation.
Version 7 of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements was released in December 2016. Facilities notified of an upcoming accreditation assessment visit after January 1, 2017 will be assessed against Version 7. The requirements were updated to align with changes in standards, legislation and generally accepted principles of good practice.
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