The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shortages in both workforce and supplies required by medical laboratories all over the world. This strain on our medical laboratories poses a challenge to provide continued quality care to patients.
Mackenzie Health, a multi-site organization, has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation for all its sites. They received their first ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation in August 2009 with Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, and in February 2022, the remaining four laboratory services followed suit, namely, Mackenzie Health, the Cortelluci Vaughn Hospital, The Chronic Kidney Disease Program, and the Mackenzie Health Urgent Care Centre.
The current version (version 8) of the Accreditation Requirements and Guidance Information document is due for a complete review to ensure continued suitability considering changes to the referenced documents and current methodologies.
We are pleased to announce that the Laboratory and Point-of-Care service in FH Health Laboratory and their multiple testing centres have achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In choosing this option, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients, and other healthcare providers.
Accreditation Canada Diagnostics Education is pleased to announce its line-up of 2022 virtual education courses.
Education that inspires purposeful action.
Our overall intention is to help medical diagnostic professionals create processes that are purposeful, inclusive, and to infuse a new outlook on quality. Each educational offering is a steppingstone towards manifesting that intention.
AC Diagnostics is currently accepting laboratory assessor applications for our Spring 2022 virtual platform and encourage you to apply.
We rely on physicians, technologists, managers, and scientists to provide their valuable knowledge and expertise and serve as assessors for the accreditation program.
Here’s what one assessor says about their experience.
We’re thrilled to announce that we are once again accepting applications for our laboratory accreditation assessor pool.
Accreditation Canada Diagnostics would like to celebrate and recognize all 178 of our ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation clients around the world, namely: Canada, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Senegal, and Trinidad & Tobago.
AC Diagnostics is grateful for the commitment and support of its Assessors who donate their time and expertise to our programs. Thank you!
We are pleased to announce McMaster HealthLabs has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In acquiring this designation, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for those to whom they provide services.
This article is written by Rob Kerekes, Accreditation Canada Diagnostics Accreditation Assessor; and Manager of Laboratory Services, South Huron Hospital Association
During this difficult time of hospital budget constraints and stress on staff and workload, the South Huron Hospital Association (SHHA) decided to invest in a laboratory renovation project to improve safety, efficiency and aesthetics.
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.
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.
On November 30, 2020, IQMH and Accreditation Canada moved forward with their planned integration by welcoming the IQMH Centre for Accreditation to the Accreditation Canada family. IQMH Centre for Accreditation has been rebranded as Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics. The IQMH Centre for Education and Echocardiography (EQI) services are also part of this transfer, while the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing remains within IQMH as a controlled affiliate of Accreditation Canada.
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