University Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic Centre is committed to provide clinicians and patients with high-quality services demonstrated by their recent achievement of ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. Located on the Macau University of Science and Technology campus at the Cotai area, University Hospital is the only medical system in Macau that combines clinical, teaching, and research support. With a team of experts from around the world, state-of-the-art medical and diagnostic equipment, the organization’s mission is to be a trusted health partner for its patients, and is committed to providing the best possible medical and diagnostic care for the community.
From October 23 –27, Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics recognizes Canadian Patient Safety Week to inspire improvements in health care safety and quality. Healthcare Excellence Canada collaborates with patients and partners, and leads this annual campaign to advance improvements and changes to enable everyone in Canada to have safe, effective, and high-quality health care.
Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics is pleased to announce that as of September 21, 2023, the Departments of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, Chemical Pathology and Microbiology in the Prince of Wales Hospital of Hong Kong have each achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In selecting the AC Diagnostics accreditation program, the Prince of Wales Hospital demonstrates their commitment to quality and competence standards on an internationally recognized platform.
We are pleased to announce the release of Version 5 (October 2023) of the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Diagnostic Imaging Requirements. Diagnostic Imaging (DI) facilities currently enrolled in AC Diagnostics accreditation can now access all files related to this version through the secure client portal, QView™. Navigate to these files in QView™ by clicking General – Accreditation, Diagnostic Imaging Program, Accreditation Requirements. This folder contains the requirements, a change report comparing Version 4 to Version 5, and an updated list of references to support the requirements.
During Sonography Week, Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics acknowledges the incredible contributions of sonographers and the invaluable role they play in health care. We take this opportunity from October 2–6 to recognize and thank the dedicated professionals who provide their expertise and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions, using ultrasound imaging.
HSO has been developing a variety of relationships/partnerships and is pleased to support the recent launch of Healthcare Excellence Canada’s (HEC) Workforce Innovation Challenge. This challenge is a commitment to improving patient and workforce safety and quality. More information about HEC is available here.
Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics is seeking volunteers to sit on its Accreditation Advisory Panel effective January 1, 2024.
Membership on this Advisory Panel consists of a three-year term of office, renewable once. The Advisory Panel meets about 4 times per year for half-day meetings.
We are pleased to announce that Version 9 (June 2023) of the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Medical Laboratory Requirements is now available. Laboratories currently enrolled for AC Diagnostics accreditation have access to all files related to this version through the secure client portal, QView™. The Qview™ folder with these files can be found under General – Accreditation, Laboratory Program, Accreditation Requirements. It contains the requirements, a change report comparing Version 8 to Version 9, and an updated list of references to support the requirements. Documents are available in English and French. In addition, an educational PowerPoint has been added under General – Accreditation, Laboratory Program, Educational Material. The French version of the education material will follow.
In the global health care community, June 9 is an opportunity to recognize the pivotal role of accreditation in advancing quality in health care. Accreditation Canada (AC) has been instrumental in transforming healthcare systems and driving continuous quality improvement for a remarkable 65 years. On World Accreditation Day, we celebrate this significant milestone and reflect on the organization's impact, achievements, and commitment to patient safety and excellence in healthcare.
Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being and affects all areas of life, including work. There is a growing awareness of the importance of mental health in the workplace, and its impact on employee productivity, engagement, and retention. Accreditation Canada Diagnostics recognizes Mental Health Week, highlighting the need for greater support and understanding around mental health in the workplace.
Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics is pleased to announce that as of February 23, 2023, the microbiology laboratory in Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. We are pleased that HKSH has selected the AC Diagnostics accreditation program, which has international recognition in quality and competence standards.
The client portal, QView™, and the Accreditation Canada Diagnostics website will not be available starting 6:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, May 5, 2023 until late Sunday, May 7, 2023. Please make appropriate work-related arrangements to accommodate this planned maintenance.
Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics is pleased to announce the Genetics Diagnostics Laboratory at CHEO has successfully achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. The CHEO Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory provides molecular and cytogenetic analysis for disorders affecting children and adults and is a partner in the Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) program for rare disease diagnostics.
Susan is the Quality Coordinator of the Regional Genetics Program, whose lab background includes Biochemistry, Newborn Screening, and Biochemical Genetics at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). In 2016, she completed the Laboratory Quality Management certificate program from the University of British Columbia, then went on to begin her current role in the Regional Genetics Program at CHEO. In 2018, Susan joined the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Advisory Panel and followed with training to be an accreditation assessor.
Dr. Deborah Yamamura is a Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Physician at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. Dr. Yamamura has been an Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics assessor since 2004, with experience assessing microbiology, molecular microbiology and safety. Dr. Yamamura has also assessed the quality management system of various facilities as team leader.
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