Proficiency Testing COLA Primer

Proficiency Testing (PT) is an important aspect of a laboratory’s overall assessment of quality. PT serves as an external check to verify the accuracy of a laboratory’s test results by providing an unknown specimen for analysis by the laboratory. This resource provides laboratories with requirements, processes, and procedures to achieve quality testing and meet CLIA…

Quality Assessment COLA Primer

In this resource you will learn how to develop and implement an effective Quality Assessment Plan which:

  • Defines roles and responsibilities
  • Identifies problems that might negatively affects patient care
  • Meets standards of performance, and enables laboratory managers to immediately address noted deficiencies
  • Creates a culture of quality in the laboratory

Meaningful Competency Assessment Webinar

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Differentiate between Competency Assessment and the traditional performance evaluation
  • Outline the six CLIA-required components of Competency Assessment
  • Apply methods described to conduct and document meaningful competency assessments
  • Comply with COLA criteria that address Competency Assessments

Personnel Training and Competency COLA Primer

In this complimentary COLA Primer you will find:

  • Tips for proper and effective training in the clinical laboratory
  • Information on the development, documentation and evaluation of competency assessments
  • Sources for laboratory continuing education
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development

COLA Senior Leaders Attend Executive War College

Executives of COLA, a national laboratory accreditor for quality laboratory medicine and patient care, will attend the 2019 Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management being held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans April 30 – May 1, 2019. The Executive War College is the premier conference for laboratory executives, administrators and pathologists…

COLA Kicks-off National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

This week is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW), and COLA is very proud to take part in celebrating the important contribution that laboratorians make to patients achieving well-being and quality of life. Ms. Nancy Stratton, Chief Executive Officer of COLA, kicks off this week with a message to laboratory professionals nationwide. “Laboratorians are key…

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…

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 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 Appoints Mark Tatelbaum as Chief Counsel

COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization, has announced the appointment of Mark Tatelbaum as Chief Counsel. Tatelbaum joins COLA having extensive legal experience in healthcare and, more specifically, in the clinical laboratory sector. Tatelbaum recently served as the General Counsel for Ameritox, LLC, a national toxicology laboratory headquartered in Columbia, MD. Prior…