DTI-PAB LAD Asst. Division Chief Mr. Marlon A. Macadamia discusses the importance of ISO 15189 accreditation at the 59th PAMET Convention

The Department of Trade and Industry – Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) took center stage at the 59th Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) Convention held at the Manila Hotel on December 6, 2023. Mr. Marlon A. Macadamia, the Supervising Trade Industry Development Specialist at DTI-PAB, delivered an insightful presentation on the pivotal role of ISO 15189 accreditation in advancing patient care standards, and emphasizes the importance of connecting competence and collaboration within the realm of medical technology.

ISO 15189 accreditation, a globally recognized standard for medical laboratories, serves as a cornerstone in ensuring the quality and reliability of laboratory services. The accreditation process involves a comprehensive evaluation of a medical laboratory’s competence, operational efficiency, and adherence to international best practices.

ISO 15189 accreditation is not merely a badge of honor for laboratories; it is a commitment to excellence in patient care. By adhering to these stringent standards, medical laboratories can enhance their reliability, accuracy, and overall efficiency, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes,” Mr. Macadamia stated during his presentation.

ISO 15189 accreditation is designed to improve the overall quality management system within medical laboratories, promoting consistency, accuracy, and transparency in testing processes. The accreditation process involves rigorous assessments, proficiency testing, and continuous improvement measures, all aimed at ensuring that laboratories consistently meet the highest standards of performance.

The 59th PAMET Convention provided an ideal platform for the exchange of ideas and insights among professionals in the field of medical technology. Mr. Macadamia’s presentation sparked meaningful discussions about the current state of laboratory services in the Philippines and the crucial role ISO 15189 accreditation plays in elevating the standards of patient care.

The DTI-PAB remains committed to supporting the healthcare industry in the Philippines by promoting accreditation standards that drive excellence and foster collaboration among medical professionals. As the nation continues to strive for advancements in healthcare, ISO 15189 accreditation stands as a vital tool in achieving higher standards of quality and reliability in medical laboratory services.

Release Date: 20 December 2023.