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Published in the International Society for Laboratory Hematology: Guidance for quality control practices and precision goals for CBCs based on IQMH patterns‐of‐practice survey

By Editor on 1/22/2019

Effective medical laboratory quality management systems ensure confidence in analyzing and reporting accurate and reliable patient results. To guarantee quality assurance, each laboratory needs appropriate internal quality control (IQC) procedures to monitor their test systems. 

Accreditation Canada and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare announce strategic partnership

By Editor on 1/17/2019

OTTAWA & TORONTO (January 17, 2019) — Accreditation Canada (AC) and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) today announced they have formed a strategic partnership. The goal of the partnership is to improve the quality of healthcare by combining the forces of two leading providers of accreditation services in Canada. This partnership will enable the provision of a comprehensive range of services and form the basis for integration of diagnostic accreditation to broader health system accreditation. This will make it easier for healthcare providers to integrate their diagnostic processes to the broader health system accreditation processes and benefit the patient through their journey on the continuum of care.
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CEO’s End of Year Message

By Editor on 12/19/2018

Jeff Sumner

As we approach the end of 2018, I would like to thank all of our clients, committee members, assessors, stakeholders and staff for your most valued support during the past 12 months. It has been yet another busy year for IQMH, completing multiple accreditation assessment visits, launching more than 65 proficiency testing programs and around 20 educational courses and events. As always, we are constantly pursuing our commitment to elevate our customers’ experience by providing high-quality products and excellent customer service.
message from the CEO

IQMH Quality Team meets 2018 objective to build awareness for key concepts

By Editor on 12/11/2018

At IQMH we’re fortunate to have a dedicated and creative team of staff volunteers who participate in the IQMH Quality Team, set yearly objectives for their work and systematically go about meeting them.

The Quality Team is a Corporate Committee that reports to the Management Group and is comprised of representatives from:

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Centre for Education
lean culture
quality improvement

Holiday office closure notice

By Editor on 12/4/2018
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Modify PT Method Codes right on your worksheet

By Editor on 12/3/2018

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).

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method codes

IQMH bids farewell to a valuable retiring member of the team – Shelly Rowe

By Editor on 12/3/2018

On November 30th, IQMH bid farewell to Shelly Rowe, Supervisor, Information Services. Shelly joined our small dedicated Information Services team in 2000 and has been an integral part of our evolution from LPTP to QMP–LS to IQMH. She has also played an important role in the technological transformations in the way we deliver our services.


When the world agrees, there’s harmony and International Standards

By Editor on 11/23/2018

The scope of the ISO/TC 212 technical committee involves standardization and guidance in the field of laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostic test systems. The TC is futher subdivided into five working groups: Working Group 1: Quality and competence in the medical laboratory Working Group 2: Reference systems Working Group 3: In vitro diagnostic products Working Group 4: Microbiology and molecular diagnostics Working Group 5: Laboratory Biorisk management 

International Standards
ISO/TC 212

IQMH holds successful Fall Forum

By Editor on 11/9/2018
On November 2, 2018, IQMH hosted our third large event for the year, a forum titled Point-of-Care Testing – Is it the Best Choice?
Gathered in the beautiful Westin Harbour Castle on a rainy November day, the over 150 attendees were treated to a panorama of perspectives surrounding point-of-care testing. Various barriers, questions and considerations were explored by fourteen speakers who each presented their own energetic 30-minute burst.

Centre for Education
Centre for Education
IQMH Fall Forum 2018

Intermittent loss of website connectivity on Monday, November 12

By Editor on 11/7/2018

As of 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 12  there will be an intermittent loss of access to and due to a planned firewall maintenance.



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