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IQMH Announces Fall Forum 2019

By Editor on 7/31/2019
Aimed at laboratory professionals in various disciplines, this two-day forum will explore topics specific to the laboratory diagnosis and laboratory involvement in the management of cancer.  The intention for this event is to advance understanding of innovations in cancer diagnosis and care.

Coming soon! IQMH Proficiency Testing Catalogue 2020

By Editor on 7/29/2019
The IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the IQMH Proficiency Testing 2020 catalogue this August. We’ve been working hard to ensure that the 2020 Proficiency Testing (PT) programs meet and exceed your laboratory’s needs. This article outlines the biggest and most notable change, which is the complete overhaul of the Chemistry General program. Details on other changes and improvements are also discussed in this article.

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As glucose meter usage expands, so must laboratory oversight

By Editor on 7/25/2019
By Julie Shaw, Lauri Infanti, and Paul Yip

Introduction

The Centre for Proficiency Testing Point-of-Care proficiency testing program includes two surveys which ship in May and October for testing and reporting on glucose meters. The last two May surveys (2017 and 2018) have included questions designed to gain insight into patterns of practice related to quality assurance for POC glucose testing.

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Server Shutdown - QView™ and IQMH.org will not be available

By Editor on 7/24/2019

QView.ca and IQMH.org will not be available on Wednesday, July 24 starting at 6:00 p.m. (ET) until 10:00 p.m. (ET) due to planned maintenance. You are encouraged to make appropriate work-related arrangements to accommodate the server shutdown.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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IQMH is pleased to announce the availability of a new white paper: Care Considerations for Inclusion of Gender Identity within Medical Laboratory Services (Version 2.0)

By Editor on 7/9/2019

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.

Version 2.0 has been made available to correct editorial issues identified in Table 2.

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Become an assessor for the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing Pathology program

By Editor on 6/20/2019
Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, Centre for Proficiency Testing is seeking pathologists and medical laboratory technologists skilled in the assessment of histological and immunohistochemical stains to serve as assessors for the Pathology Proficiency Testing Program.
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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 6/2/2019

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.

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