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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.

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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.
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Infuse new enthusiasm and joy to your internal audit process

By Editor on 1/29/2019
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2019 Centre for Education Catalogue
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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.
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National Standard
validation of laboratory-developed tests

MLPAO Connect - Educational Symposium Days

By Editor on 1/14/2019

The Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) organizes a variety of continuing education programs in the form of interactive workshops, sessions, and lectures. In response to member demand, the MLPAO's professional development initiatives include numerous discipline topics, easy access and in locations throughout Ontario. MLPAO members receive discounted rates on all education programs.


CEO’s End of Year Message

By Editor on 12/19/2018

Jeff Sumner

As we approach the end of 2018, I would like to thank all of our clients, committee members, assessors, stakeholders and staff for your most valued support during the past 12 months. It has been yet another busy year for IQMH, completing multiple accreditation assessment visits, launching more than 65 proficiency testing programs and around 20 educational courses and events. As always, we are constantly pursuing our commitment to elevate our customers’ experience by providing high-quality products and excellent customer service.
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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: New temperature monitoring strips

By Editor on 12/18/2018

Starting in January 2019, IQMH will be implementing the new WarmMark® Short run temperature monitoring strips for Proficiency Testing surveys that require temperature monitoring.

Centre for Proficiency Testing
PT User Information
temperature monitoring

IQMH Quality Team meets 2018 objective to build awareness for key concepts

By Editor on 12/11/2018

At IQMH we’re fortunate to have a dedicated and creative team of staff volunteers who participate in the IQMH Quality Team, set yearly objectives for their work and systematically go about meeting them.

The Quality Team is a Corporate Committee that reports to the Management Group and is comprised of representatives from:

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