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.
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.
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.
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.
Ivan is a Clinical Biochemist and Laboratory Director at CHEO and Winchester District Memorial Hospital, and the Quality Director at Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) in Ottawa. He has been an accreditation assessor with Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics for eight years and has assessed various laboratory disciplines and served as team lead several times. The opportunity has allowed Ivan to travel across Ontario to assess numerous facilities and organizations, working alongside volunteers and AC Diagnostics staff.
Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics relies on physicians, physicists, technologists, managers and scientists to serve as assessors for the accreditation program. AC Diagnostics accreditation assessors volunteer their time and expertise to participate in numerous assessment visits each year.
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.
Mayank is a strategic business professional with 10+ years of leadership experience in biotechnology and the healthcare sector. During this time, he has provided consultation on healthcare quality improvement, fostered strategic business partnerships and commercialized niche technologies targeted towards pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics, and healthcare IT.
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.
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!
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