2023 POLQM Quality Conference

 

Topics
What is this changing landscape? How do we pivot?
Ensuring quality in pathology services
Optimizing lab systems and IVD networks to support quality microbiology service delivery
The changing landscape in Alberta- system level interventions that improve patient safety
Community based testing- Accreditation perspectives from BC
EQA as a quality tool for lab-based testing and POC- case example of COVID-19 in BC
Selecting appropriate quality indicators and acting on them
ISO 15189: 2022- what are the key changes labs need to know?
Informatics as tools for lab QI- when quality indicators are not all the same
Backbone studies- Case examples from Seattle Children’s on the importance of leadership from the lab for ensuring evidence-based quality care
Addressing the workforce training needs and looking beyond the lab to meet critical workforce shortages
Taking quality assured diagnostics to the last mile- FNHA initiatives to meet the testing needs of rural indigenous communities

and more.

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Present Your Own Laboratory Quality Poster