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Your ISO certification becomes toast after December 15, 2003!

Your ISO certification becomes toast after December 15, 2003!

(PRWEB) September 18, 2003


Ottawa, Ontario -(PRWEB) September 16, 2003. What’s the difference? The old standard took a procedural approach (“here are the rules, follow them”). The new standard emphasizes managing a series of process to meet a particular outcome. Because of the options and choices available with the new standard, it appears to cause more chaos then the old standard, where it was easier to be told specifically what to do. The old standard was also very light on talking about an integrated system – individual processes were treated in isolation. Under the new standard there is a need to look at the overall processes.

If you are considering ISO? Most real life companies have one specific goal, and that is to make money, either through offering a product or service. Your specialty is what starts the customers interest, but after that, it is the consistency and quality of your product or service, that will sustain your revenue growth. Quality comes from understanding your work processes, documenting them, and following them. In reality, any sound operation already engaged in good business practices, will already have this thought process. For them, the new ISO merely formalizes through documentation, what is already known.

Taking care of customer satisfaction is a philosophy emphasized throughout the new ISO – but isn’t that what you’re already doing?

Intrinsic Magic supplies a ready to roll quality management system package (quality manual, full set of system level procedures, and a list of required process documents) in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000. A full support service is available also with the package. You can have an up and running ISO 9001: 2000 tailored quality management system in as short a time as 6 months!

For more information, contact:

Dr. Andrew Singmin, ISO Quality System Specialist

Intrinsic Magic

#1101-1316 Carling Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7L1, Canada

Tel: 613 761-8652

Email: [email protected]

Intrinsic Magic are experts in ISO 9001: 2000 quality management systems, and can guarantee to get your company ISO certified.


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DNV Certification Establishes Canadian Office for Climate Change Services

DNV Certification Establishes Canadian Office for Climate Change Services

(PRWEB) May 12, 2005

DNV Certification (DNV) a global leader in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) verification has established a new office in Ottawa providing access to the federal government and the centre of climate change activities in Canada. Thomas Baumann, formerly head of GHG measurement and reporting for the Government of Canada’s GHG technology investment fund, will lead the new operation leveraging DNV’s international experience and network of GHG and technical experts to offer world class GHG assessment, validation, verification, certification and related services to meet the needs of existing and emerging Canadian climate change activities.

“GHG services and the Canadian market are strategically important to DNV. Establishing this office demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in serving the emerging market for GHG services”, said Yehuda Dror, General Manager, Americas, DNV Certification.

About DNV

In March 2004, DNV Certification became the first Accredited Operational Entity to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and is also an accredited GHG verifier to the Chicago Climate Exchange, the California Climate Action Registry and the UK Emissions Trading Scheme.

DNV is an independent foundation, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence of 300 offices in more than 100 countries. Established in 1864, DNV’s objective is to “safeguard life, property and the environment”.

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Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine Awarded ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Module Certification

Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine Awarded ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Module Certification

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

Orion Health, Inc., global leaders in Health Information Exchange(HIE) solutions, announced today that the Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine and Rhapsody Connect versions 4.1 are compliant and certified as an Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) Module by ICSA labs, an independent division of Verizon.

Christopher Ward, Orion Health Senior Vice President of Marketing says the certification is advantageous to both customers and partners, especially those looking for a public health reporting solution. Rhapsody 4.1 helps providers and hospitals seeking eligibility for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) by assuring they meet 100% of the security/privacy- and public health-related criteria.

“Rhapsody is one of the most broadly adopted and reliable solutions available and now offers an even greater value by helping customers meet government requirements for Meaningful Use while simultaneously helping them plan for future growth and innovation. Rhapsody’s depth of functionality helped in meeting all eight of the government mandated security objectives and in turn, supports those organizations who are looking for superior security and overall solution integrity. Similarly, we drew on our experience across the 52 state and local health departments where Rhapsody is currently deployed to also meet the ONC’s public health criteria,” Mr. Ward continues.

In addition to ONC certification, Rhapsody is registered as a Class I Medical Device by the US Food and Drug Administration. The combined certifications demonstrate Orion Health’s commitment to quality and high standards in producing healthcare technology solutions.

“Another key benefit of Orion Health solutions is that they do not require an organization to replace entire systems, meaning they can continue to leverage their existing IT investments,” Mr. Ward concludes.

Orion Health’s intensive focus on serving the healthcare industry has driven Rhapsody’s success and adoption both as an independent data integration platform and an embedded component in medical devices. Currently, Orion Health helps facilities and healthcare communities that connect 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users. Rhapsody has been developed with a focus on the needs of IT professionals, with the inclusion of features and functionality including testing and secure FTP options that ease the migration process and streamlined message exchange between clinical and business systems, both internally and externally in anticipation of future HIE activity.

The Rhapsody Integration Engine and Rhapsody Connect versions 4.1 will each have certifications for inpatient and ambulatory, and meet meaningful use objectives:

    170.302 (k) Submission to immunization registries
    170.302 (l) Public Health surveillance
    170.306 (g) Reportable lab results
    170.302 (o) Access control
    170.302 (p) Emergency access
    170.302 (q) Automatic log-off
    170.302 (r) Audit log
    170.302 (s) Integrity
    170.302 (t) Authentication
    170.302 (u) General encryption
    170.302 (v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information

This EHR Module is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

About Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine

Orion Health Rhapsody is a powerful integration engine that delivers advanced messaging capabilities between systems for health organizations of all kinds. Rhapsody is designed for rapid, effortless installation and use, and enables quick accurate and efficient exchange of electronic data. For more information please see http://www.orionhealth.com/products.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world’s top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

About Orion Health Inc.

Orion Health™ is the leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution provider with expertise in clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. Orion Health’s easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by enabling the exchange of healthcare information among disparate systems and providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By extending existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine, recently registered as a Class I Medical Device with the FDA, and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer. The HIE and EHR also supports Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) continuing their goal of improved care coordination, cost savings and better quality of care.

Worldwide, Orion Health has deployed health information communities involving over 35 million patients with hundreds of thousands of active clinical users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Alberta Health Services and Spain’s IB Salut. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Philips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, Ochsner Health System, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spain’s IB Salut, South Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority, New Zealand Ministry of Health. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

Orion Health and Rhapsody are registered trademarks of Orion Health Inc, its parent/or its affiliates. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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Narconon Arrowhead Receives Certification from Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (ODMHSAS) awarded full certification to Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (dba) Narconon Arrowheads drug free withdrawal program after department inspectors verified the center was in 100% compliance with the criteria required by the state for non-medical detoxification.

The Departments recommendation for full certification was sanctioned by a unanimous vote by the Oklahoma Board of Mental Health at their monthly meeting held at Department headquarters in Oklahoma City on the 11th of March. Full certification is valid for three years, which is the most allowed under the Department is regulations.

Narconon Arrowhead CEO, Gary W. Smith said, My center is goal has always been to meet or exceed state and federal treatment standards because the individuals that we help are the ones that benefit from a higher quality care in the end. I think it’s a new era for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and treatment providers in the state. We have known for some time that substance abuse is one of the key factors that are driving up prison and health care costs and more treatment services are needed, not less. State regulations seem to be moving more towards inclusion of alternative types of effective rehabilitation methods and programs rather then being exclusive to what has been considered traditional treatment methods.

In addition to ODMHSAS certification Narconons drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is accredited by the nationally recognized and prestigious Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) since the center was first licensed in Oklahoma in 1991. The organization has helped thousands of people recover from drug addiction since that time and has helped prevent drug use through education to hundreds of thousands across the country through the application of American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard is effective drug-free rehabilitation methodology.

Adds Smith, I am impressed with the cooperative spirit that exists today with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and treatment providers in the state of Oklahoma. I know this is due, in now small part, to the Department leadership and support in making more treatment services available by the Governor office.

Narconon Arrowhead is one of the largest private residential treatment centers in the United States. The center services between 200 and 230 people in need at a time and program participants range from 18 to over 60 years of age and come from all walks of life all over the country as well as overseas. It is also the main training center for Narconon is international network of drug rehabilitation and education programs that now reaches 40 countries.

Program information can be obtained by calling 1-800-468-6933 or via the web at http://www.stopaddiction.com.


NSF International?s Global Food Safety Certification Division Earns Five-Star Rating from British Retail Consortium (BRC)

NSF International’s Global Food Safety Certification Division Earns Five-Star Rating from British Retail Consortium (BRC)

NSF International

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

NSF International’s Food Safety Division has earned the highest rating from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), developer of the BRC global food safety standards for food, packaging, storage and distribution. This excellent five-star rating confirms NSF’s reputation as a leading certifier to the global food safety standards, having certified more than 28,000 farms and facilities.

NSF is committed to helping companies throughout the global food supply chain strengthen their quality assurance programs. In 2009, NSF International became the first North American certification body to earn ANSI accreditation for BRC standards and has become the largest certifier to BRC worldwide and SQF in the U.S. Many of the leading global retail and foodservice companies now require certification of their suppliers against these Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)*-benchmarked standards to help strengthen food safety practices.

For the first time, BRC published the key performance indicators (KPI) ratings of each certification body from January – June 2011 in their directory, which highlights NSF International’s five-star rating. The BRC measures each certification body on the following KPIs every six months: Audit Report Writing Quality, Compliance to the BRC Scheme & Standard Protocol Requirements, Auditor Registration, Data Submission, Commitment and Communication.

“BRC works closely with our certification bodies to ensure the most effective and consistent use of the BRC Global Standards,” said John Kukoly, Senior Technical Marketing Representative in North America for BRC. “A rigorous set of key performance indicators are used to measure feedback and continually improve the performance of our partners in assessing certified companies. These measures, the most rigorous in the industry, ensure that those certification bodies (able to perform BRC certification audits) are held to exacting expectations and standards themselves. When a certification body receives a five-star rating, such as NSF International, this puts them at the very top performance level within the BRC program.”

“NSF International has grown into the largest certifier to BRC worldwide, and SQF in the U.S., because we’ve continued to focus on quality and meeting the expectations of our customers, accreditation bodies and standard’s owners,” said Robert Prevendar, Director of Food Safety Certification Systems for NSF International. “I am very proud of our auditors and operations team for placing us in the top five percent with our score of 100, which helps us fulfill NSF’s mission of protecting and improving human health worldwide.”

For more information visit NSF’s Global Food Safety webpage or contact Helen Gipple at foodsafetysolutions(at)nsf(dot)org or 734-827-6845.

About NSF International:

NSF International is an independent organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

NSF offers certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-benchmarked* food safety standards, such as British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Safe Quality Food (SQF). These global food safety certification systems promote consistency across the supply chain and provide independent certification that a product, process, or service complies with international, regulatory, and other specified standards.

NSF’s Global Food Safety Division

Services offered by NSF’s Global Food Safety Division include: foodservice equipment certification; food safety and quality auditing and certification for the produce, agriculture, poultry, egg and livestock industry; consulting & technical services; Global Food Safety Standards certification (SQF, BRC, GlobalGAP, FSSC, IFS, Dutch HACCP); restaurant and supermarket food safety; Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC) certification, HACCP validation and inspection, seafood testing and auditing; bottled water/flavored beverage quality certification; organic certification, and education and training.

Additional NSF International services include dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient certification, drinking water certification and safety audits, management systems registrations (e.g. ISO 14001); and sustainable business solutions.

*The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an independent non-profit foundation managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, was founded in 2000.


Greta Houlahan

NSF International

Phone: 734-913-5723

Email: houlahan(at)nsf(dot)org

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