The ISO 15189 is a standard developed to specify requirements for competence and quality in medical laboratories. Countries throughout the world are adopting the standard as a uniform means to determine, and in some cases, regulate laboratory competency. ISO 15189 guidelines specify protocol for laboratory practices including examination requests; patient preparation and identification; and collection, transportation, storage, processing, and examination of clinical samples. In addition, the guidelines provide information for subsequent interpretation, reporting, advice, and considerations of safety and ethics in medical laboratory work.
For laboratories, navigating accreditation law and implementing a quality standards plan that aligns with current guidelines can prove to be a difficult challenge. However, labs that complete the journey can potentially yield significant returns for their efforts. Join our complimentary webinar, “Accreditation of the medical laboratory: Opportunities and challenges of DIN EN ISO 15189: 2013,” to learn about recent changes to ISO 15189 and understand how labs can benefit from accreditation.
Speaker: Dr. Karl-Heinz Büscher
Health Policy Auditor
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Germany
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. CET
Attend this webcast and understand:
- How the new 2013 ISO guidelines differ from previous ISO guidelines
- Regional differences in the implementation of the guidelines
- Requirements for accreditation standards in the lab
- Challenges and opportunities to expect during DIN EN ISO accreditation
- How Siemens can play a role in your laboratory’s accreditation journey