The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, 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.
Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) play an essential role in the healthcare system, delivering professional imaging and radiation-related treatment services with a caring touch, allowing patients to fully benefit from the latest in medical diagnostic and treatment technology.
IQMH is seeking volunteers to sit on its Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee(s), effective January 1, 2022. 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.
Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) is an annual campaign that began in 2005 to inspire improvement in patient safety and quality. This initiative is now part of the newly amalgamated Healthcare Excellence Canada, an organization which works with patients and other partners to deliver lasting improvement in patient safety and experience, work life of healthcare providers, value for money and the health of everyone in Canada.
IQMH 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).
Georgina Ralevski joined the IQMH team as Director, Centre for Proficiency Testing in July 2021. Georgina is a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) where she worked in a public health laboratory setting for over 32 years.
IQMH Proficiency Testing welcomed Ekene Dada as Consultant Technologist in the Microbiology Proficiency Testing program in May 2021. Ekene graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science at Ontario Tech University in 2012 and obtained her Master of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario in 2014.
IQMH brings together experts in the field of laboratory medicine to elevate confidence in the healthcare system.
The IQMH Proficiency Testing Scientific Committees are composed of physicians, technologists and scientists who provide advice to IQMH regarding the fundamental design of Proficiency Testing surveys and ensure that clinically-relevant selection of challenges and appropriate performance evaluation are developed and implemented each year.
Register now for the upcoming virtual course Protection from Risk running November 15–29, 2021.
This is a six-hour seminar delivered virtually in three segments to learn with peers exactly how to integrate an effective risk management program into an existing or brand-new quality management system.
Annually on September 17, World Patient Safety Day is marked, bringing together patients, families, caregivers, communities, health workers, health care leaders and policymakers to show their commitment to patient safety. This day of recognition was established in 2019 to enhance understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to improve patient safety and reduce patient harm.
Due to planned maintenance, QView.ca and IQMH.org websites will not be available from 6:00 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, September 18, 2021 until 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
Marked annually on June 9, World Accreditation Day is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to raise awareness of the value of accreditation.
The increase in cybercrime in not uncommon in the current climate; particularly the hijacking of a corporation or an organization’s network being held ransom for a payout via ransomware. What may seem surprising is that the focus of cyber criminals is not always large corporations. In fact, there is a growing trend in health care organizations and systems being targeted. One recent example is the attack on the Health Service Executive of Ireland in May 2021, which affected both national and local systems that are involved in all core services.
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