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Healthcare Excellence Canada: Workforce Innovation Challenge is a commitment to improving patient and workforce safety

By Editor on 9/13/2023
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Laboratory
Healthcare Excellence Canada
Healthy Workplace
quality
Workforce Innovation Challenge
workforce safety

Call for Accreditation Advisory Panel Applications 2024 

By Editor on 9/8/2023
Medical Laboratory
AC
Accreditation Canada
Accreditation Canada Diagnostics
Advisory Panel

Version 9 of the Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements now available!

By Editor on 6/9/2023
Medical Laboratory
accreditation
accreditation requirements
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medical laboratory accreditation
medical laboratory requirements

World Accreditation Day: Celebrating 65 years of driving quality improvement in health care

By Editor on 6/9/2023
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Laboratory
Accreditation Canada
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quality improvement
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WAD2023
World Accreditation Day

Mental Health in the Workplace: Creating Supportive Environments for Employee Well-being

By Editor on 5/1/2023
Diagnostic Imaging
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Healthy Workplace
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mental health awareness
mental health week
MHW2023
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Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital achieves ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation

By Editor on 4/26/2023

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital achieves ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation

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.

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Server maintenance - QView™ and Accreditation Canada Diagnostics website will not be available

By Editor on 4/24/2023

Server MaintenanceThe 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.

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Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory at CHEO achieves ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation

By Editor on 4/24/2023
Medical Laboratory
accreditation
Accreditation Canada
Accreditation Canada Diagnostics
medical laboratory accreditation

Celebrating National Volunteer Week: Susan Aucoin

By Editor on 4/21/2023

National Volunteer Week: Susan AucoinSusan 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.

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Diagnostic Imaging
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National Volunteer Week
NVW2023
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Celebrating National Volunteer Week: Dr. Deborah Yamamura

By Editor on 4/19/2023

National Volunteer Week: Dr. Deborah YamamuraDr. 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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Diagnostic Imaging
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National Volunteer Week
NVW2023
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Celebrating National Volunteer Week: Ivan Blasutig

By Editor on 4/17/2023

National Volunteer Week: Ivan BlasutigIvan 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.

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Diagnostic Imaging
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National Volunteer Week
NVW2023
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National Volunteer Week: Assessor Appreciation

By Editor on 4/16/2023

National Volunteer WeekAccreditation 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.

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Diagnostic Imaging
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National Volunteer Week
NVW2023

Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) achieves ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation

By Editor on 3/16/2023

EORLA achieves ISO 15189 Plus™ AccreditationAccreditation 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.

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Upcoming Changes to Accreditation Canada Diagnostics Accreditation Requirements

By Editor on 2/27/2023

Upcoming Changes to Accreditation Canada Diagnostics Accreditation RequirementsWe 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.

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AC Diagnostics
Accreditation Canada Diagnostics
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Accreditation Canada Diagnostics celebrates two decades of medical diagnostic accreditation

By Editor on 2/16/2023

Accreditation Canada Diagnostics celebrates 2 decades of medical diagnostic accreditationThis 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.

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Accreditation Canada Diagnostics

506–4711 Yonge Street
North York, ON
M2N 6K8

Phone: 416-323-9540 
Toll-free: 1-877-323-9540 

Email: accreditation@acdiagnostics.ca

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