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IQMH is pleased to announce the availability of a new white paper: Care Considerations for Inclusion of Gender Diversity within Medical Laboratory Services

By Editor on 6/13/2019

This white paper is the work of the following individuals:

  • Tony Chetty, MD, FRCPC, MSc
  • Marni Panas, BHAdmn, CCIP
  • Ruby Shanker, MBBS, MHSc (Bioethics) 
  • Tracy Stockley, PhD, FCCMG, FACMG
  • Kika Veljkovic, PhD FCACB
  • Miranda Wozniak, MD FRCPC
  • Julie Coffey, ART, MLT, SMQOE
  • Terri Molloy, MLT
  • Janice Nolan, MLT

The document is intended to provide guidance for medical laboratory professionals and laboratory collection centre personnel on the ethical, scientific and clinical challenges for the appropriate care of patient populations with diverse gender identities along the path of the laboratory process.

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IQMH is recruiting: Consultant Technologist, Centre for Proficiency Testing

By Editor on 6/12/2019

Job Summary: Consultant Technologist, Centre for Proficiency Testing

The Centre for Proficiency Testing is recruiting a Consultant Technologist primarily to manage the Transfusion Medicine Proficiency Testing program. This is a mature program that requires ongoing development and innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to have sufficient flexibility to take on the administration of other programs from time to time as required and IQMH is looking for innovation, ideas and energy to take its proficiency testing to higher levels of excellence.

You will be responsible for collaborating with members of our transfusion medicine scientific committee and IQMH staff to design, plan and implement various medical laboratory proficiency testing models. This includes monitoring laboratory performance and developing quality improvement initiatives. In addition, you will be interacting with participating laboratories to address their sites’ survey inquiries.

Call for IQMH Committee Applications 2020-2022

By Editor on 5/29/2019
IQMH is seeking volunteers to sit on its Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee(s) and Accreditation Advisory Panel, effective January 1, 2020.   Membership on committees consists of a three-year term of office, renewable once. Committees meet an average of four times a year for half-day or full-day meetings.
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IQMH Fall Forum: Innovation in Cancer Diagnostics

By Editor on 5/23/2019
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World Accreditation Day 2019

By Editor on 4/30/2019

June 9, 2019 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2019) 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.

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Impressions of an IQMH Assessor on an international assessment

By Editor on 4/9/2019
By Lindsay Furlong, MLT, IQMH Assessor

William Osler Health System

“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!

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Tidying up following the 5S Method

By Editor on 4/8/2019
Our IQMH Quality Team kicked off the year with a redesign of our Quality Team’s display board located in the staff kitchen. In keeping with the team’s objective to building awareness of Lean and some key methods and concepts in quality improvement, the team created a board to build awareness of the 5S Method. They have also scheduled monthly 5S events for 2019. We use the 5S method to help set our workplace in order and the IQMH Quality Team strives to make 5S a way of life with regularly scheduled 5S events.
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Antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario: Annual Survey Report 2017

By Editor on 4/3/2019

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.

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Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science announces the Gaman J. Modi Award of Excellence

By Editor on 3/28/2019

The Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) has established an award named in honour of Gaman Modi a former volunteer member of the IQMH community whose volunteer contribution is difficult to measure and quantify.

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National Medical Laboratory Week

By Editor on 3/26/2019

Celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week
April 21–27, 2019
Be a Lab Week Leader!

IQMH is proud to be part of the medical laboratory community! It’s important to us to share this pride by supporting National Medical Laboratory Week, an event sponsored by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) since 1985.


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