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IQMH's Centre for Accreditation is reviewing the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements

By Editor on 2/7/2019

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The current version of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements (Version 7.1) is due for a complete review to ensure continued suitability in light of changes to the referenced documents and current methodologies.

Centre for Accreditation
IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements

Important Enhancement to the IQMH Accreditation Process

By Editor on 1/31/2019
All laboratories undergoing scheduled surveillance visits as part of the ISO 15189 Plus™ program are advised of the following change to the criteria for escalating minor non-conformance to major non-conformances between assessment events.
Centre for Accreditation
conformity assessment
process improvement

New CSA Group Standard Z316.8-18 on Requirements for the Design, Development and Validation of Laboratory-Developed Tests

By Editor on 1/15/2019
In April 2018 CSA group published a new National Standard of Canada developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee, Medical Laboratory Quality Systems (Z252), which also serves as the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Mirror Committee (SMC) for ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC212 Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems. IQMH expects to incorporate important details from the first edition of CSA Z316.8  Requirements for the design, development, and validation of laboratory-developed tests used for the screening, diagnosis, and management of clinical conditions. into the IQMH Accreditation Requirements, which is due for full review in 2019.
Centre for Accreditation
CSA Group
design requirements
National Standard
validation of laboratory-developed tests

The 2019 Centre for Education Courses & Events Catalogue – just released!

By Editor on 12/18/2018
2019 Course & EventsMake your professional development education plans for 2019 with the newly released Centre for Education Courses & Events Catalogue.

Centre for Education
2019 Centre for Education Catalogue
Centre for Accreditation

PT Take-away: Important Reminder for QView Super Site Administrators (SSA)

By Editor on 11/21/2018

In preparation for the 2019 year, the Centre for Proficiency Testing would like to remind program participants that you are in control of your QView™ account. If you are a QView™ account holder, you can manage your displayed name, email address, password and email subscriptions in your profile settings.


Centre for Accreditation
pt take-away

Engagement in action at Southlake Regional Health Centre

By Editor on 11/1/2018
IQMH is pleased to share an article about the work of core laboratory technicians at Southlake Regional Health Centre. We encourage facilities to share effective processes with their laboratory peers.
Centre for Accreditation
medical laboratory technicians

IQMH attends Ontario Association of Radiology Managers Annual Fall Conference

By Editor on 10/22/2018

Ontario Association of Radiology Managers (OARM) held its Annual Fall Conference, September 12 –14, 2018 in Port Carling, Ontario at the beautiful JW Marriot –The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.

Centre for Accreditation
diagnostic imaging
diagnostic imaging accreditation

Newborn Screening Ontario's Risk Assessment Tool

By Editor on 9/27/2018

Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) is the program responsible for coordinating newborn screening (NBS) for the province of Ontario. Newborn Screening (NBS) is a test that is performed shortly after birth to identify infants at increased risk for targeted serious or potentially fatal diseases. 

Centre for Accreditation
risk assessment
risk mitigation

IQMH eBinder application for iOS and Android now features a search capability

By Editor on 9/27/2018
Centre for Accreditation

A Choosing Wisely Laboratory Intervention at North York General Hospital

By Editor on 8/24/2018

By Manuel Giraldo

While laboratory testing is an integral component of patient care, unnecessary testing increases healthcare costs and triggers additional invasive procedures, specialist referrals, and follow-up testing.1 It is generally accepted that between 10% and 50% of laboratory tests are unnecessary and that defining what constitutes appropriate testing can be challenging.2

Centre for Accreditation
Choosing Wisely
North York General Hospital
test utilization


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