COLA Debuts California Summit Website

COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor, is pleased to announce the launch of www.calabsummit.org, a site devoted to its 2014 Leadership Summit. The one and a half day event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco from Monday, April 28 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and feature thought provoking discussion from multi-disciplinary opinion…

COLA, CRI to Conduct Lab Training for Allied Health Professionals

COLA and its educational subsidiary COLA Resources, Inc. (CRI), will jointly present a program entitled “Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Testing” at Howard County Community College on Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course is intended for allied health professionals, emphasizing the components of good clinical laboratory practices. Designed for nurses and…

COLA to Host Leadership Summit in California

COLA is pleased to announce its 2014 Leadership Summit, which will bring together interdisciplinary healthcare leaders to collaborate on the future of laboratory medicine nationwide. The event will be held at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on April 28th-29th. Participants will contribute their diverse ideas, insights, and knowledge towards a comprehensive paper that…

COLA’s New Headquarters Unveiled

In February, COLA unveiled its newly renovated headquarters on Broken Land Parkway in Columbia, Maryland. The unveiling was marked by a ceremonial ribbon cutting and an open house reception that was streamed live over the Internet to COLA surveyors and employees all around the country. The ceremony included COLA Chief Executive Officer Douglas Beigel, COLA…

IQCP: What You Need to Know

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a new Quality Control (QC) option under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment (CLIA) called the Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP). The IQCP educational and transitional period runs from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2016. So what does this mean for your laboratory? Below are…

COLA Team Award Winners Announced

  This week all COLA employees gathered in Columbia, Maryland to celebrate a year of hard work and dedication to COLA’s mission. During COLAcares week all employees participate in a full schedule of training on new accreditation criteria, team building exercises, and annual celebrations. One important component of COLAcares week is our annual COLA awards…