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INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION
Accreditation helps health care organizations improve their performance for the benefit of their clients and the health system. Alorf Hospital has chosen Accreditation Canada’s ISQua-accredited program to help us pursue excellence, improve our performance, and guide our ongoing quality and safety initiatives. We chose Accreditation Canada both as a mark of pride and as a way to create a strong and sustainable focus on quality and safety within the hospital.
Alorf Hospital started the journey in quality improvement on 2012 with Accreditation Canada International. We achieved our goals in the first level of accreditation on our very first try in June 2013 which led us to achieving the Gold award. We believe that our ability to deliver the best health care is made possible through the team of highly trained, dedicated and committed professionals within our medical, nursing and ancillary support services here at the Alorf Hospital.
Although this is a tough job and needs more intense attention and a lot of group work, we are aiming to achieve the next level of accreditation, which is Platinum.
College of American Pathologist (CAP) participation
The College of American Pathologist Proficiency Testing Programs are the largest laboratory peer comparison program in the world. The programs allow laboratories to regularly evaluate their performance and improve the accuracy of the patient results they provide. Through this program, the CAP provides individual laboratories with unknown specimens for testing. The participants analyze the specimens and return the results to the CAP for evaluation. In turn, each participating laboratory receives a report of their performance as well as a report summarizing the results of all participating laboratories.
Alorf Hospital periodically participates in this proficiency testing program.
Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme (RIQAS)
External Quality Assessment (EQA), also known as Proficiency Testing (PT), provides a means of assessing the analytical performance of a laboratory and comparing that performance to other laboratories utilizing the same methods and instruments. RIQAS is used by approximately 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Participation in an EQA scheme will guarantee reliable and accurate results which are essential in toxicology testing. Furthermore, quality results lead to a reduction in time and labour costs associated with false results. As an accredited EQA scheme, RIQAS helps the Laboratory of Alorf Hospital comply with ISO regulations.