Recommended Quality Resources

Recommended Associations/Agencies

ASQ

American Society for Quality 

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CLSI

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

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ISO

International Organization for Standardization

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AACC

American Association for Clinical Chemistry - AACC has a Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division


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ASCLS

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - ASCLS has a patient safety committee 


Go to ASCLS Site

CLMA

Clinical Laboratory Management Association - CLMA has a Body of Knowledge (BOK) for lab managers and many quality related education opportunities

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NAHQ

National Association for Healthcare Quality 


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IHI

Institute for Healthcare Quality 


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NIST

National Institute for Standards & Technology - Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

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Recommended Quality Certificate Programs

Lab Quality Management Systems (LQMS) Certificate of Achievement

CLSI Online Program



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Implementing the Cost of Quality Certificate Program

CLSI Online Program



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AACC Certificate Programs

AACC offers many great online programs including Regulatory for Clinical Laboratory Compliance, Patient Safety Essentials and  courses on Lab Management.

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Licensure & Accreditation Links

CLIA Regulations

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments


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CAP

College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program 

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COLA

Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation  

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TJC

The Joint Commission


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NYSDOH

New York State Department of Health - Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP)

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CDPH

California Department of Public Health - Lab Field Services Department

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MD

Maryland Department of Health

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RI

State of Rhode Island Department of Health 

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AHCA

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

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AABB

American Association of Blood Banks

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A2LA

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation 

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ASHI

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics 

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PA

Pennsylvania Department of Health


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CAP 15189

Accreditation to the ISO 15189 program offered through the CAP

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FDA CLIA Database

Not a licensure/accreditation link, but provides useful info about test categorization.

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Recommended Quality Standards & Guidelines

ISO 15189:2012

The international gold standard for quality and competence in the clinical laboratory

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CLSI QMS01

 Quality Management System: A Model for Laboratory Services, 4th Edition

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Baldrige Excellence Framework

Gold standard in Performance Excellence


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Recommended Laboratory/Quality Conferences

Lab Quality Confab

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AACC Annual Meeting

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ASCLS Annual Meeting

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CLMA KnowledgeLab

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More Good Stuff

HQ Essentials

HQ Essentials: Competencies for the Healthcare Quality Profession

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ASQ Certifications

Including varying levels of Six Sigma and Quality Auditor certification.

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CPHQ Certification

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality by National Association for Healthcare Quality

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Become a Baldrige Examiner

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Free Baldrige Excellence Builder

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WHO LQMS Handbook

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Free ARUP Webinars

Go to ARUP SITE

Compliance Software

I have used Omni-Assistant by AP Next at multiple laboratories. I have found it to be user friendly, cost effective and customizable. I have used and recommend their document control and event management modules. (Not a paid endorsement)

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CAP Competency Assessment Program

 I have used this program in multiple labs for training delivery/tracking and competencies. I recommend it, as it is cost effective, user friendly and has great preloaded content available.  (Not a paid endorsement)

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State, Local, and Regional Baldrige-Based Award Programs

Find out how you can volunteer or apply with a Baldrige based program in your state

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CLIA Brochures

Useful brochures on topics such as Lab Director Responsibilities, Proficiency Testing, IQCP and Competency Assessment

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IHI Open School

Free online quality training for Healthcare Professionals


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Free CAP Inspector Training

 

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CAP Focus on Compliance Webinars

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WHO Laboratory Quality Management Training Toolkit

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Regis University Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Graduate Certificate Program

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Outcome Engenuity

On this site you can find Just Culture, Root Cause Analysis and High Reliability Organization training and info among other great materials and education.

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National Graduate School for Quality Management

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AACC Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division

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ASCLS Patient Safety Committee

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Westgard QC

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