New webinar to help laboratories meet most recent accrediting standards and achieve the goal of being inspection-ready at all times


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AUSTIN, Texas (April10, 2015) — Laboratories must now comply with increasing regulatory requirements. This expansion of existing requirements places a heavier burden on every lab striving to maintain regulatory readiness every day—not just when the bi-annual inspection is due.

“It is of the utmost importance that laboratories have the tools they need to drive confidence in thorough preparations in advance of any regulatory inspection,” says Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief of THE DARK REPORT. “But—today’s labs should not only be focused on the goal of being ‘inspection-ready’ by meeting current accrediting standards, they should also take steps to anticipate and prepare for future requirements.”

To provide laboratories with the skills and resources they need to make—and keep—their laboratories inspection-ready, THE DARK REPORT has arranged for a timely webinar entitled “Achieving The Inspection-Ready Lab” on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT. The distinguished faculty of this web conference, Anne Daley and Nora Hess from Chi Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI, are experts in the field, and have extensive first-hand experience with guiding clinical laboratories through the rigid and rigorous process of achieving inspection-ready status.

Among the practical guidance to be presented during this 90-minute webinar:

  • The most common deficiencies identified in clinical laboratory inspection reports
  • Best practices for avoiding and addressing identified deficiencies
  • Where regulation is today and what clinical laboratories can expect in the future
  • Resources available to help laboratories prepare for inspection

The expert team of Daley and Hess have interviewed the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and The Joint Commission, and inquired as to the most common deficiencies seen by their inspection teams over the past 12-24 months, any specific advice these organizations would give to labs as they strive to be inspection-ready at all times, and what changes laboratories might anticipate to regulatory changes in the future.

Participants of the webinar will benefit from answers to these questions, in addition to being provided with a robust list of printed and digital resources available to enable them to help their labs attain and maintain inspection readiness.

As an extra value-added benefit of the webinar, the end of the session will be opened up for a live Q&A. For more information about “Achieving The Inspection-Ready Lab” and to view webinar details including presenter biographies and pricing, visit You may also contact Ron Martin at 512-264-7103.


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