CLIA Regulations

COLA visits AdvaMed to discuss PCLE initiative

COLA CEO Doug Beigel, COO Paul Campognone, Chief Marketing Officer James Liggins, and Government and External Affairs Manager Richard Cross recently traveled to Washington to speak to about 30 members of AdvaMed, a trade association whose members make medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems. The COLA representatives discussed the overall role of laboratory…

COLA Unveils New Website to Connect Labs, Consultants

COLA has launched a new web portal designed to connect laboratorians and other industry professionals with technical consultants who can assist them. The new tool, www.myconsultantcentral.com, provides a searchable database of technical consultants with expertise in COLA and CLIA criteria. Available to COLA members, non-member laboratories, manufacturers and other industry decision makers, the free service…

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 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 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…