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New Proficiency Testing Virology SARS-CoV-2 survey available

By Editor on 6/12/2020

A new Proficiency Testing Virology SARS-CoV-2 survey is now available.

Centre for Proficiency Testing

Potential service interruption on on June 4, 2020

By Editor on 5/26/2020

You may experience service interruption on to Thursday, June 4, 2020 due to a major website migration project.

The service interruption may occur late in the afternoon on June 4 and is not expected to last longer than an hour.

Please make appropriate work-related arrangements in order to accommodate this service interruption.


World Accreditation Day 2020: June 9

By Editor on 5/26/2020

Accreditation: Improving food safetyJune 9, 2020 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2020) 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. 

international standards
ISO 15189

COVID-19 Resources for Echocardiography Quality Improvement Program Participants

By Editor on 5/22/2020
We've added some important links to recommendations published by CorHealth regarding services during COVID-19 to our Resources page.

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals

By Editor on 4/24/2020

On behalf of all of us at IQMH, we would like to offer our thanks to our laboratory colleagues during this difficult COVID-19 pandemic. 

Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 19–25

By Editor on 4/23/2020

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to thank all the dedicated laboratory professionals who generously donate their time and expertise. We have many volunteers to thank: Scientific Committee members, Accreditation Assessors, and Slide Assessors.

National Volounteer Week

Celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week

By Editor on 4/20/2020

Celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week
April 26–May 2, 2020
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.

National Medical Laboratory Week

eCLIPSE access to CLSI Documents Helpful for COVID-19 Testing

By Editor on 4/16/2020

CLSI recognizes the important contributions of laboratory professionals and the health care community and applauds their efforts in the global fight against COVID-19. CLSI has compiled a list of documents useful for laboratory testing during the current pandemic. 

IQMH assumes responsibility for an exciting new program: Echocardiography Quality Improvement

By Editor on 4/15/2020
echocardiography quality improvement program

Accreditation Canada, Health Standards Organization and IQMH COVID-19 Resources

By Editor on 4/7/2020

To defeat COVID-19 everyone has to do their part. Accreditation Canada, Health Standards Organization Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare and our partners have released a suite of resources to support health care and social service workers and their organizations.

Accreditation Canada
Health Standards Organization

Reducing the risk of errors in medical laboratories with updated International Standard

By Editor on 4/7/2020
international standards
ISO 22367
medical laboratories
risk management

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