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…

COLA WHITE PAPER HELPS LABS INTEGRATE PRACTICES WITH PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME MODEL

COLA recently released a white paper to assist physician office laboratories (POLs) in aligning their practices with new Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards. The resource, entitled Integrating Laboratories into the PCMH Model of Health Care Delivery describes principles that practices can incorporate to exceed the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards for PCMH…

COLA will attend 2019 Knowledge Lab

The annual Clinical Laboratory Management Association’s (CLMA) Knowledge Lab 2019 will be hosting over 100 different companies from around the U.S. to discuss laboratory medicine and COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization with over 30 years of accreditation experience, will be attending. The CLMA’s Knowledge Lab 2019 will be in Grapevine, Texas…

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…