COLA WEBINAR ASSISTS CALIFORNIA LABS IN TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL GUIDELINES

COLA WEBINAR ASSISTS CALIFORNIA LABS IN TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL GUIDELINES       COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, hosted a webinar on November 18th for California Medical Association (CMA) members considering the use of the new quality testing procedure called Individualized Quality Control Plan…

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS Howard Community College Event Highlights the Impact of Quality Laboratory Testing COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, hosted an interdisciplinary workshop on November 10 to discuss and promote the impact of laboratory medicine across the entire health care…

COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON

  COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON Recipient is Past President of Both World and American Medical Associations  COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announced that Cecil B. Wilson, M.D., the President of the World Medical Association (WMA) from 2012-2013, is the 14th…

COLA TO PARTICIPATE IN CALIF. STATE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE EVENT FOR KIDS

COLA TO PARTICIPATE IN CALIF. STATE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE EVENT FOR KIDS Free Event to Inspire Students to Explore STEM Careers, Including Lab Industry COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, will participate in Explore! Discover! Create!, a free science event for kids at California State University’s…

COLA POSITION STATEMENT: IOM Report: IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS IN HEALTH CARE

The National Academies of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, recently published a study that concludes that “diagnostic errors – inaccurate or delayed diagnoses – persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients.”  In reviewing the evidence, the committee concluded that most people will experience a diagnostic error…

COLA OFFERS TOOLS TO CALIFORNIA LABS FOR TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL PLAN

COLA to Assist Labs in Implementing Individualized Quality Control Plans  COLUMBIA, MD, September 23, 2015 – Leading laboratory accreditor COLA, approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories in California, announced that it is offering  a suite of tools to assist California labs in transitioning to a new quality testing procedure called Individualized Quality…

COLA AWARDS TEN SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA LAB SCIENCE STUDENTS

COLUMBIA, MD, September 8, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has awarded ten laboratory science students studying at several Mid-Atlantic colleges and universities with a $500 scholarship, for a total of $5,000. The awards are part of the “COLAcares Scholarship Program,” designed to…

COLA Accredited, Moleculera Labs, Receives Grant from OCAST

Congratulations to COLA Accredited, Moleculera Labs, who today, announced the receipt of a two-year, $300,000 matching grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). This grant supports the development and clinical validation of new diagnostic testing panels to identify autoantibodies directed against neuronal antigens in patients experiencing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression,…