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New release of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements, Version 7.1

By Editor on 4/19/2017
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Centre for Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation
medical laboratory accreditation

Accreditation Station: Important information from the Accreditation Advisory Panel regarding specimen procurement

By Editor on 6/6/2016

This article is to address the interpretation of the following IQMH Accreditation Requirement:

V.A.12: Single use equipment shall be disposed of appropriately after each collection. All reusable equipment that comes into contact with a patient shall be appropriately cleaned and disinfected or sterilized prior to each use, in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

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Centre for Accreditation
risk management
risk mitigation
specimen collection

Accreditation Station: Meeting the accreditation requirements for comparability studies

By Editor on 5/20/2016

There are three requirements related to comparability studies in section VII of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements and Guidance Information.

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Centre for Accreditation
comparability studies
interlaboratory comparison

Accreditation Station: Revised IQMH Consensus Practice Recommendations and malarial testing in Ontario

By Editor on 4/26/2016

The IQMH Consensus Practice Recommendations on Laboratory Investigation of Malarial Parasites was recently revised in December 2015 (available in QView™ under General – Proficiency Testing, PT Guidelines and Recommendations, Hematology). The most significant change to this document is the recommendation to report the parasitemia level as a per cent (%). Although the parasitemia level is not a precise measurement, it provides useful information to the clinician as a measure of the severity of the disease and to monitor effectiveness of therapy.

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Centre for Accreditation
laboratory investigation of malarial parasites
malaria
Ontario
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Accreditation Station: Top ten non-conformances

By Editor on 3/24/2016
The IQMH Centre for Accreditation has retired Version 6.0 of the Requirements and Guidance Information. Version 6.0 came into effect on January 1, 2014 and has been used as the basis for 254 accreditation assessment visits. The following is a listing of the top ten non-conformances from those visits along with links to resources to help laboratories achieve conformance.
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Version 6.1 of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements will be available December 24, 2015

By Editor on 12/17/2015
IQMH Centre for Accreditation is pleased to announce Version 6.1 of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements and Guidance Information will be available by December 24, 2015. The document is available in English and French in various file types on QView™ at no charge for all enrolled accreditation participants and active assessors. It is also available for purchase in our store. Version 6.1 will be used on all assessment activity whose notification occurs after January 1, 2016.
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accreditation requirements
Centre for Accreditation
IQMH accreditation requirements
ISO 15189
regulations
standards

Crack the Code: Is the new version of ISO 9001 going to change everything?

By Editor on 8/13/2015

I heard that a new version of ISO 9001 is going to be released soon. How will that affect ISO 15189 and the IQMH Accreditation Requirements?

Centre for Education
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Centre for Education
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ISO 15189
ISO 9001
QMS
quality management system

Next Generation Sequencing: Recognizing the need for Cloud computing

By Editor on 8/13/2015

Since the completion of the original Human Genome Project using Sanger sequencing in 2001, there have been many advances in sequencing technologies. Most recently, the invention of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is allowing laboratories to use whole genome sequencing in a clinical application.1 Today, there are many different platforms to perform NGS and competition between companies has lowered the cost of this application.1 The incorporation of this type of testing into the diagnostic world will be one of the main contributions to providing personalized, unique healthcare to patients.1

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accreditation station
Centre for Accreditation
cloud computing
genetics
LIS

PT Take-away: Are you getting the most out of your proficiency testing programs?

By Editor on 7/27/2015

Proficiency testing is the act of determining laboratory performance (i.e., assessment of standards of performance) by means of inter-laboratory comparison. PT for medical laboratories has a rich and august history:

  • The first PT survey was undertaken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 19461,
  • PT was organized in Canada by Tonks and Allen from 1952 to 19542, and
  • The Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program (LPTP), a department of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), was formed in 1974.
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external quality assessment
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quality improvement

Accreditation Station: Laboratory Conformance to Version 6.0 of the IQMH Accreditation Requirements

By Editor on 7/27/2015

Since December 2013, IQMH Centre for Accreditation has been assessing laboratories against the newest version of the requirements, Version 6.0.
Listed below are the top five non-conformances generated from March 2014 to present.

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