CLMA - Transitioning to the Future

Caroline Maurer, BS, MT, Director, CAP 15189 Accreditation Program & David Wolfe, BS, MBA, Lead Assessor, CAP 15189 Accreditation Program

CLMA Body of Knowledge Domains: Compliance Management, Quality and Safety, Medical Decision Support

The introduction of ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories—Particular Requirements for Quality and Competence—offers new challenges for the improvement of Quality Management Systems. This session will discuss the forces driving these new quality standards. Methods will be presented for assessing your current QMS to ISO 15189.

Continuing Education Credits

Objectives

  • Describe trends in expectations for quality management systems in medical laboratories and hospitals
  • Summarize ISO 15189 and CAP General Laboratory accreditation
  • List methods to assess existing lab quality management systems
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