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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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Holiday office closure notice

By Editor on 12/4/2018
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Cause Analysis with Clarity – A Big Hit with Participants

By Editor on 12/4/2018
Earlier this year, IQMH unveiled a new two-day course offering titled “Cause Analysis with Clarity – Medical Lab.

Our goal with this two-day in-class course is to tie together cause analysis processes that may be disparate in some organizations or confusing to some individuals. For example, many laboratories have distinctly separate processes for proficiency testing discordant findings, accreditation findings, safety incidents, complaints and patient occurrences/near misses. This seminar will tie these together and link them to one fundamental approach so that cause analysis is done systematically, consistently, completely and ultimately leads to improvements and mitigation of risk. Delivery techniques utilize real examples to illustrate the concepts presented, combined with case studies that allow the participants to apply the skills learned. 

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Centre for Education
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Modify PT Method Codes right on your worksheet

By Editor on 12/3/2018

The latest QView™ Web update brings with it the ability to modify Proficiency Testing Method Codes right from the Analysis Worksheet! You may still use the dedicated Method Code Maintenance screen; however, the methods may be adjusted in a faster, easier and convenient way, right on the worksheet, without the need of another screen to distract you.  And, as a bonus feature, the changes will be shown immediately on the form itself (pending Consultant Technologist review and approval).

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IQMH bids farewell to a valuable retiring member of the team – Shelly Rowe

By Editor on 12/3/2018

On November 30th, IQMH bid farewell to Shelly Rowe, Supervisor, Information Services. Shelly joined our small dedicated Information Services team in 2000 and has been an integral part of our evolution from LPTP to QMP–LS to IQMH. She has also played an important role in the technological transformations in the way we deliver our services.


When the world agrees, there’s harmony and International Standards

By Editor on 11/23/2018

The scope of the ISO/TC 212 technical committee involves standardization and guidance in the field of laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostic test systems. The TC is futher subdivided into five working groups: Working Group 1: Quality and competence in the medical laboratory Working Group 2: Reference systems Working Group 3: In vitro diagnostic products Working Group 4: Microbiology and molecular diagnostics Working Group 5: Laboratory Biorisk management 

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PT Take-away: Important Reminder for QView Super Site Administrators (SSA)

By Editor on 11/21/2018

In preparation for the 2019 year, the Centre for Proficiency Testing would like to remind program participants that you are in control of your QView™ account. If you are a QView™ account holder, you can manage your displayed name, email address, password and email subscriptions in your profile settings.


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IQMH holds successful Fall Forum

By Editor on 11/9/2018
On November 2, 2018, IQMH hosted our third large event for the year, a forum titled Point-of-Care Testing – Is it the Best Choice?
Gathered in the beautiful Westin Harbour Castle on a rainy November day, the over 150 attendees were treated to a panorama of perspectives surrounding point-of-care testing. Various barriers, questions and considerations were explored by fourteen speakers who each presented their own energetic 30-minute burst.

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Centre for Education
IQMH Fall Forum 2018

Intermittent loss of website connectivity on Monday, November 12

By Editor on 11/7/2018

As of 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 12  there will be an intermittent loss of access to and due to a planned firewall maintenance.


Engagement in action at Southlake Regional Health Centre

By Editor on 11/1/2018
IQMH is pleased to share an article about the work of core laboratory technicians at Southlake Regional Health Centre. We encourage facilities to share effective processes with their laboratory peers.
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