Accreditation Canada Diagnostics is pleased to announce the laboratory services at the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA), a member-based, non-profit organization operating 18 licensed, acute-care, hospital-based laboratories that service clinical programs across the Champlain Region of Eastern Ontario has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In choosing this option, the organization and facilities send a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients, and other healthcare providers.
We are pleased to share the expected release of Version 9 of the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements will be in Spring 2023, followed by the Version 5 Diagnostic Imaging Requirements in Fall 2023. The release of the new set of requirements was delayed as it depended on the release of a new version of ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence, which was published December 6, 2022.
This January, Accreditation Canada Diagnostics celebrated 20 years of medical diagnostic accreditation. With over 300 sites accredited against ISO 15189 Plus™ requirements in Canada and internationally, the program provides facilities with the tools required to standardize processes, mitigate risk, and enable continual quality improvement, ultimately achieving competency excellence recognized around the world.
Every three years, in December, Accreditation Canada Diagnostics (formerly IQMH) releases a new version of its accreditation requirements. We are currently preparing Version 9 of the accreditation requirements but anticipate a release date of spring 2023.
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We are pleased to announce that the laboratory service at Bio-Test Laboratory Inc. – Mississauga has 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.
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Med-Chem Health Care (owner/operator of Vector Health Laboratories) was issued their ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation certificate on July 11, 2022. They are a proudly Canadian-owned and operated health care organization founded in 2021 that is focused on providing unparalleled clinical laboratory services to clients using ground-breaking innovations and state of the art technology.
Congratulations to Omega Laboratories Inc., Ontario who achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation on June 15, 2022, for their Mississauga, Ontario facility.
Omega Laboratories Inc. is a U.S.-based forensics laboratory whose main business is employee drug testing. In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Omega Laboratories Inc. opened facilities in British Columbia and Ontario to provide COVID-19 antigen testing to support the Film and Television Industry.
We would like to recognize the Woodlands Limited Pathology Laboratory team in Guyana who have put in significant time and effort to ensure that their laboratory program is built on quality. In pursuing and acquiring ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation from Accreditation Canada Diagnostics, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to their community for timely, accurate and consistent reports while they maintain health and safety for all staff.
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.
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