Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD / PR Web / December 22, 2011—RadSite™, a leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, announces the availability of its online directory of RadSite-certified imaging providers located throughout the U.S.
“Part of our mission is to ensure imaging providers offer high-quality imaging through a series of approval processes relative to imaging equipment, operation and interpretation,” says Cherrill Farnsworth, chair of the RadSite board of directors. RadSite’s safety initiatives include a review of radiation safety policies and procedures as well as a radiation safety educational program. “We are pleased to be at the forefront of a number of consumer-centered initiatives to promote patient safety.”
Junellen Neese, RadSite’s director of product development, says RadSite has certified 17,391 facilities. “Through the enhanced online directory, RadSite-certified facilities can be located online by zip code or facility name. It serves as a means of recognizing those providers who have achieved RadSite certification as well as providing a directory of quality-certified providers for consumers.”
RadSite standards of safety and quality cover the equipment and personnel at facilities where radiological services are rendered. The standards also pertain to basic operational policies, which are based on state law, medical literature, and guidance from an advisory board comprised of imaging and industry experts. They are designed to ensure facilities adhere to a minimum level of patient safety and imaging quality.
RadSite’s recently developed Accreditation program, built upon the foundation of RadSite’s certification program, involves a thorough in-depth review of all documentation submitted with the application. There is also a technical component evaluation that assesses the physics performance and image quality of each imaging system.
“Providers who have been certified through RadSite have completed four important components of the RadSite Accreditation application,” says Neese. “The 17,391 and growing list of certified providers featured in the online directory are a testament to the impact RadSite is making in ensuring patient safety and quality equipment.”
The RadSite Certification directory is updated weekly to reflect all certifications approved through the program. Visit www.radsitequality.com for details.
For more information about RadSite’s Accreditation program or to inquire about receiving RadSite Accreditation for your facility, please visit www.radsitequality.com and click on the “Get Started” navigation button.
About RadSite™ (www.radsitequality.com)
Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the United States and its territories. RadSite has certified over 20,000 imaging facilities covering at about 50,000 imaging systems. RadSite’s certification and accreditation programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide-range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. RadSite is expanding its activities and resources to serve patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (855) 440-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.