Launches expert Technical Committee to develop new standards

Diagnostic Imaging Technical Committee

September 14, 2018 (OTTAWA) Today, Health Standards Organization (HSO) announced the members of the first ever standard development Technical Committee on Biomedical Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging Services.

The committee will develop standards and assess leading practices related to the delivery of laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. The committee members will help drive the standards development process and ensure that all points of view are represented including patients, families, clinicians and policy makers to build world-leading health standards and assessment programs that enable people in their local jurisdictions save and improve lives. The committee members are:

  • Anne Speares, Patient/Family Voting, Ontario
  • Dr. Danny Meire, MD Radiologist AZ ALMA-NIAZ, Belgium
  • Jennifer Daly Bernier, Manager, Laboratory Services, Stranton Territorial Hospital, Northwest Territories
  • Julie Avery, Executive Director/Registrar Nova Scotia Association of Medical Radiation, Nova Scotia
  • Lamia Almorsy, Patient/Family Voting, Ontario
  • Louise Bird, Patient/Family Voting, Saskatchewan
  • Meena Amlani, Practioner/Educator British Columbia Institute of Technology, British Columbia
  • Pree Tyagi, Deputy Registrar, Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT), Alberta
  • Rosewinter Kodzwa, Continuing Education Program Reviewer, American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), New Mexico
  • Dr. Sadia Ahmad, Pathologist, Health Ways Laboratories, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Susan Thomas, Laboratory Manager (retired), Provincial Health Services Authority, British Columbia
  • Terry Hawrysh, Patient/Family Voting, Ontario
  • Yamama Tamim, Associate to the Director/Directorate of professional and allied health services, CRSSS de la Baie-James, Quebec

“I joined this committee to be part of a national effort working to improve the safety of diagnostic services notwithstanding patients’ origin or where they live be it a remote island on Grand Manan or a big bustling city like Montreal. I’m very excited to be working with a team of experts who have the interest of their fellow citizens at heart” noted Yamama Tamim, Associate to the Director/Directorate of professional and allied health services, CRSSS de la Baie-James, Quebec.

“As a medical radiation technologist and educator, I value any opportunity to improve health care initiatives. To be able to work alongside a group of experts to create diagnostic imaging standards is rewarding” stated Meena Amlani, Practioner/Educator British Columbia Institute of Technology, British Columbia.

Biomedical laboratory services are provided in organizations such as health care systems, hospitals or independent centres. These services address a continuum of laboratory services, from responding to requests for services to communicating the results. Biomedical laboratory services can include routine and specialized biochemical analyses.

Diagnostic imaging services assist health professionals in monitoring, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients’ health conditions. Diagnostic modalities covered by the standard include general radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, interventional radiology, bone densitometry, ultrasound, mammography, and nuclear medicine.

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