Healthcare Quality Week
Healthcare Quality Week (HQW) is celebrated October 20-26th this year and is sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). HQW is dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made to improve healthcare quality. It’s also an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the profession of healthcare quality.
Visit the HQW webpage for HQW resources, including a poster that can be personalized with your event information, an HQW email signature, an press release template and sample social media posts to help you spread awareness about HQW.
Quality management system (QMS) implementation in the laboratory is an effective way to reduce nonconformances, increase customer satisfaction, and improve test results. CLSI can show you QMS implementation steps to implement a quality management system with easy to understand and use quality management systems laboratory standards, guidelines, and educational resources such as webinars. Our products cover a variety of subjects, including training and competence assessment, laboratory design, and nonconforming event management.
We recently published the fifth edition of one of our most popular QMS guidelines, QMS01—A Quality Management System Model for Laboratory Services. QMS01 provides the necessary background information and infrastructure to develop a quality management system that meets your laboratory’s quality objectives. It provides a structure for a comprehensive, systematic approach to building quality into the laboratory’s processes, assessing the laboratory’s performance, implementing quality improvements, and assisting in preparing for or maintaining accreditation.
Learn more about QMS01 and CLSI’s entire library of QMS standards at clsi.org/qms.