COLA presents scholarships to aspiring laboratorians

The COLAcares Give Back 365 program was designed to help address potential workforce shortages by educating young people about the many job opportunities that exist in laboratory science careers. Through the program COLA employees engage students in real-life case studies at local STEM fairs, speak at schools, and provide financial assistance to studying laboratory professionals.…

COLA Presenting at CRI® Symposium for Clinical Laboratories

The annual CRI® Symposium for Clinical Laboratories is underway this week in Las Vegas, NV and COLA, a nationally-recognized, private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization, is pleased to have been invited by CRI to present at their Symposium. Several Senior Leaders at COLA will share their expertise on several important topics related to excellence in laboratory…

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 PARTNERS WITH HOWARD COUNTY POLICE DEPT. TO PROVIDE CRITICAL REPAIRS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNER

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, along with Hussman Institute for Autism, teamed up with the Howard County Police Department’s for Rebuilding Day on April 23, an initiative of Rebuilding Together Howard County. The team of police, COLA and Hussman volunteers worked throughout the day…

COLA Participates in Long Term Care Conference

This weekend, COLA has partnered with industry leaders in presenting solutions for increasing lab quality to prevent hospital readmissions at the AMDA (formerly the American Medical Directors Association) Long Term Care Medicine Conference, February 27-March 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN. COLA is joined by representatives of the American Association…

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…