COLA Extends Discounts to California Medical Association Members who Operate Laboratories

Lab Accreditor Offers Special Rates for Lab Accreditation, Educational Resources and More  Leading laboratory accreditor COLA, approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories in California, announced that California Medical Association (CMA) members who operate laboratories are eligible for special member-only discounts on a full range of its accreditation services and educational products. With…

COLA Engages Clients on Proposed Federal Rule

Several federal agencies have proposed amending the patient privacy provisions of two federal laws, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In effect, the new rule – CMS-2319-P: Patients’ Access to Test Reports – would repeal exceptions to an individual’s right of access…

COLA Debuts California Summit Website

COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor, is pleased to announce the launch of www.calabsummit.org, a site devoted to its 2014 Leadership Summit. The one and a half day event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco from Monday, April 28 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and feature thought provoking discussion from multi-disciplinary opinion…

COLA Criteria Update

Recorded on Monday, March 7, 2016  Hosted by Kathy Nucifora, Director of Accreditation, COLA. There are many upcoming additions, deletions, and revisions to COLA criteria slated to be implemented this spring!  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear all about the changes and COLA’s plans for implementation straight from COLA’s Director of Accreditation, Kathy Nucifora. This…

COLA continues to build partnerships in the Golden State

This week, members of the COLA team traveled to Sacramento, California to continue to build partnerships with regulators, legislators and policymakers active in issues affecting laboratory medicine. The team met with Senators, Assemblymembers and their staff to discuss the current landscape of healthcare in California and the critical role that laboratory medicine plays in influencing…

COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON

  COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON Recipient is Past President of Both World and American Medical Associations  COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announced that Cecil B. Wilson, M.D., the President of the World Medical Association (WMA) from 2012-2013, is the 14th…

COLA completes key assessment for ISO certification

COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization and the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001, has completed a key assessment in its ongoing endeavor in seeking the highest level of quality. COLA initially received its ISO certification in April…