Monthly Archives: June 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Digital Mammography Roll-Out

June 26,15

Comprehensive, Province-wide System will Include Mobile Digital Mammography Screening: Minister Blady Manitoba patients will benefit from a comprehensive, fully integrated provincial system for digital mammography, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.

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The Value of Improving Appropriate Diagnostic Testing, Treatments and Procedures

June 24,15

More is not necessarily better when it comes to health care treatment. Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures take away from care by potentially exposing patients to harm, which could lead to more testing to investigate false positives and contribute to stress for patients. These unnecessary tests also put increased strain on the resources of our […]

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DSM Sites Maintain Gold-Standard CAP Accreditation

June 18,15

As part of a two-year accreditation cycle, Diagnostic Services Manitoba’s (DSM) College of American Pathologists accredited laboratories recently underwent a reinspection and maintained full accreditation under the stringent standards of CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation Program. DSM’s CAP accredited facilities include all Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital laboratories as well as the Pathology Labs at […]

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A Culture of Quality: DSM’s Quality Management Program Puts Patient Safety First

June 16,15

Most people know the words, “Quality Assurance,” and many people have seen the “ISO certified” banners prominently displayed on company buildings. Even without knowing exactly what ISO means, we know that those banners speak to the trustworthiness and quality of the companies allowed to display them.

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DSM Committed to Quality of Care and Patient Safety

June 15,15

DSM’s Quality of Care and Patient Safety video helps to illustrate the role that Quality Management plays in medical diagnostics. The video explores DSM’s Accreditation activities, External Proficiency Testing, and the Critical Incident process from the perspectives of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Operating Officer and the Chair of the Board of […]

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Contributing to the 2015 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductions

June 9,15

DSM was proud to contribute to the 2015 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductions, an event that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of physicians whose contributions are changing medicine and health in Canada and around the world. Jim Slater, CEO, was a member of the Induction Committee that selected the 2015 inductees: Dr. Alan Bernstein, […]

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STANDARDIZED SUCCESS: DSM automates its lab sites by rolling out a province-wide lab information system

June 3,15

The phrase “herding cats” comes to mind when imagining the enormous task of changing over Manitoba’s 77 diagnostic labs to using only one electronic laboratory information system. But it appears that Diagnostic Service Manitoba (DSM) is winning the battle now that it has successfully completed the second stage of implementing the provincial laboratory information system […]

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