The IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing released its Proficiency Testing Programs in the 2021 Catalogue in August.
These Proficiency Testing Programs are accredited by The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing (Certificate Number: 3059.01). View the Certificate and Scope of Accreditation.
IQMH is resuming accreditation assessment activities as of October 26 using a revised approach. To the extent possible, we will be conducting assessments remotely in order to reduce the number of assessors on-site to as few as possible for the shortest time needed. You will be contacted by the Staff Technologist assigned to your assessment with specific details. Thank you for your continued cooperation at this difficult time.
This document introduces the seven quality management principles that ISO 9000, ISO 9001 and other related quality management standards are based on.
Originally published: 2020-03-16
IQMH has been operating as a virtual office since the physical office was closed in mid-March. Starting July 13, 2020, we gradually re-opened our physical office with a very limited number of staff on-site respecting health and safety guidelines by medical experts. The vast majority of IQMH staff have continued working from home during this early phase. With the current spike of cases in Ontario, and new measures by the province to flatten the curve, it’s prudent for us to limit and control the number of people in the office.
Like all ISO standards, ISO 9001 is periodically reviewed to make sure that it continues to meet the needs of millions of users around the world.
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As a participant in the Centre for Proficiency Testing, participants obtain exclusive access to PT Consensus Practice Recommendations and Reviews. These documents can be found in discipline-specific folders under General - Proficiency Testing, PT Guidelines and Recommendations in the IQMH Documents section in QView.™
Last month, the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing released its Proficiency Testing Programs in the 2021 Catalogue.
Like many organizations, IQMH quickly pivoted to remote work with the COVID-19 pandemic. This was relatively easy as we were already connected remotely, accessing our network, portal and our quality management system (QMS) over the Internet.
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The CYTO-2009 patterns-of-practice survey will be available on your site’s QView™ homepage September 28, 2020 and is due October 9, 2020.
Due to planned maintenance, QView.ca and IQMH.org websites will not be available:
IQMH is grateful for the commitment and support of the medical laboratory community and appreciates all the volunteers who donate their time and valuable expertise to our programs.
This month, IQMH recognizes Shahid Islam, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAP, The Ottawa Hospital, Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA), Ottawa, Ontario who has served IQMH as a volunteer since 2013.
IQMH is seeking volunteers to sit on its Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee(s) and Accreditation Advisory Panel, effective January 1, 2021. 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.
SCC is now accepting applications for membership on a new mirror technical committee:
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