Five-Day Free Trial Available for Decoding ISO 15189(TM)

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Interactive online education series helps medical labs prepare for accreditation to the rigorous ISO 15189 standard.

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The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), in partnership with the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), is proud to announce that it is now offering a five-day free trial of the Decoding ISO 15189™, Modules 8 and 11.

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), in partnership with the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), is proud to announce that it is now offering a five-day free trial of the Decoding ISO 15189™, Modules 8 and 11.

The interactive online education series helps medical laboratories kick start their ISO 15189 implementation. The 15 modules take labs step-by-step through ISO 15189 requirements and provide them with the tools they need to prepare for their assessment visit. Decoding ISO 15189™ includes dozens of video coaching tips, useful tools such as workbooks, templates and samples and a downloadable library of PDFs.

Now medical laboratories can view Modules 8 and 11 for five days during our trial offer. This will allow labs to better understand how Decoding ISO 15189™ can help them prepare for their accreditation visit:

  •     Module 8 - Internal Audit and Management Review: Take a Close Look at Yourself
  •     Module 11 - Laboratory Equipment: The Tools of Our Trade

ISO 15189 Medical laboratories — Particular requirements for quality and competence is quickly becoming the international standard of excellence for medical labs. ISO 15189 accreditation demonstrates to patients and medical practitioners that labs are following rigorous standards and processes when conducting medical tests. A patient’s prognosis and diagnosis is based largely on the results from such tests — making accuracy critical.

Decoding ISO 15189™ can help medical labs:
Establish a plan of action – The series includes detailed step-by-step workbooks, templates, samples and downloadable PDFs to help labs begin implementing the ISO 15189 requirements.

Understand the requirements – Decoding ISO 15189™ will help laboratory staff decipher the requirements and translate them into an easy-to-follow plan of action.
Create a quality manual – Use sample templates and a detailed analysis of the requirements to create a quality manual.

Employ document control – Evaluate different approaches to document control, learn which documents need to be controlled and establish a system to meet individual laboratory needs.

Be prepared for your assessment – Understand what assessment will be looking for and have the required measures in place.

For details on accessing the five-day free trial for this educational opportunity, please visit:
http://www.a2la.org/iqmh/decode15189intro.cfm

About A2LA
A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society, whose stated mission is “to provide world-class accreditation and training services for testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers. These and other future services should create stakeholder confidence in the quality, competence and integrity of all A2LA-accredited organizations and in their products and services.”

Services are available to any type of conformity assessment body (CAB), whether governmental or private. A2LA is the largest multi-discipline accreditation body in the United States.

About IQMH
The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) is dedicated to excellence in healthcare in order to promote patient safety and quality of care. It helps healthcare organizations implement and develop their knowledge of quality management systems.

IQMH is a not-for-profit corporation wholly-owned by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). It offers proficiency testing, accreditation services, education and expertise in guideline development and assists healthcare professionals in achieving high standards in quality management. As a partner with the Quality Management Program—Laboratory Services (QMP–LS), IQMH has over 35 years of expertise behind it.

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