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

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com COLA WEBINAR ASSISTS CALIFORNIA LABS IN TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL GUIDELINES       COLUMBIA, MD, November 23, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, hosted a webinar…

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com   COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS Howard Community College Event Highlights the Impact of Quality Laboratory Testing   COLUMBIA, MD, November 16, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory…

COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON Recipient is Past President of Both World and American Medical Associations  COLUMBIA, MD, October 27, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine…

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,…

Best Practices for Administering Waived HIV Tests on National HIV Testing Day

With thousands of consumers expected to receive free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, is offering guidelines to personnel who will perform certain  easy-to-administer tests at health facilities, substance abuse centers, family planning organizations, select Walgreen…

COLA Wins Awards in 2015 Marketing Competition

COLA recently was honored in a marketing competition that recognizes the nation’s most talented healthcare marketing professionals. COLA has received two Aster Awards, given for outstanding excellence in marketing and advertising. One of the largest programs of its kind, the medical marketing competition allows healthcare organizations and advertising agencies to compete against similarly sized competitors…