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 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…

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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 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 Webinar Update

COLA staff participated in a pair of webinars during the month of June. First, COLA partnered with ADVANCE Magazine on a webinar providing an overview of the state of waived testing. Its purpose was to give lab professionals some practical advice on how to conduct this testing in a quality manner. COLA Chief Marketing Officer…