Healthcare Quality Week is October 17-23
The National Association for Healthcare Quality is sponsoring Healthcare Quality Week starting October 17 to celebrate progress toward improving patient outcomes and quality of care. Healthcare Quality Week is a dedicated time to celebrate the healthcare professions and raise awareness of the positive impact healthcare quality professionals have in their organizations and communities.
Amid the global pandemic, quality has taken center stage and more healthcare professionals are being called upon to do this critical work. The profession of healthcare quality has arrived at the intersection where preparation meets opportunity and healthcare has taken notice.
This year’s Healthcare Quality Week will be celebrated October 17–23, and will include daily programming activities and a Planning Guide that can be easily incorporate into your local celebrations. A list of other resources is also available.
Laboratories have unique challenges related to quality. Implementing an effective quality management system is the best way to ensure superior patient care and high-quality test results in the lab. CLSI’s quality management system standards can help your lab with easy to understand and use documents that show you how to implement a quality management system. Our standards documents cover a range of subjects, including management of laboratory documents, training and competence assessment, laboratory design, and nonconforming event management.