Laboratory accreditation mentorship program, based on ISO 15189 International Standard. Strengthening the quality and capacity of our medical laboratories. Achieve accreditation within 12 months. VALUE PROPOSITION A hospital laboratory Quality Improvement Project that will have the following influence: <ul> <li>National and International recognition of Technical competency;</li> <li>Stimulation of continuous Improvement with reduced risk and liability;</li> <li>Improved quality of laboratory results and services that transform into enhanced patient safety and quality of care;</li> <li>Cost-effective service delivery due to reduced repeated tests thus increasing savings on resources (finance and time);</li> <li>Commitment to Quality, raising Community confidence in Service delivery and Customer Satisfaction;</li> <li>Greater Management and Staff satisfaction;</li> <li>Continuous staff Professional Development;</li> <li>Marketing Advantage;</li> <li>Create opportunities for international research.</li> </ul> MENTORSHIP MODEL A pre-mentorship assessment (Gap Analysis Assessment) is carried out to objectively point out areas of non-compliance to ISO 15189:2012. The resultant gap analysis report shall form the basis for planning and budgeting. Mentoring is delivered through a series of training engagements based on selected Technical requirements and Quality management topics during the mentorship period. Progress is monitored and measured using a standard tool(s) and timelines. Project progress reports are based on established SMART project objectives and they are quantified [percentage of requirements met, out of requirements assessed]. The sequence and rate of project implementation will depend on: Management commitment; Scope of the laboratory; Personnel (technical and management) training needs and technical competency; Culture of laboratory personnel; Provision of mandatory equipment (where required); Baseline quantification of the Gap analysis report;
HuQAS is accredited under 17043:2010.