RadSite Names Dr. Eliot Siegel Chief Quality Officer

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Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD / September 27, 2012—RadSite™, one of the leading certification and accreditation agencies for imaging quality, announces that Eliot Siegel, MD,  has joined the team as chief quality officer.  Dr. Siegel will help oversee and promote the integrity of all quality-based programs and research initiatives for RadSite.

Dr. Siegel also serves as professor and vice chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD.  He also has been responsible for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) National Biomedical Imaging Archive, and was workspace lead for NCI’s caBIG™ In Vivo Imaging Workspace.

“As our new chief quality officer, Dr. Siegel will provide guidance for RadSite’s accreditation programs and internal quality improvement initiatives – along with recommending new business development opportunities and research initiatives,” says Garry Carneal, RadSite president & CEO.  “Dr. Siegel is internationally known as a pioneer and thought leader regarding digital imaging and information technology applications related to imaging.”

Siegel has written over 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the topic, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has presented more than 1,000 times worldwide on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. He was named Researcher of the Year, Educator of the Year, and received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian Award.

“I’m delighted to be part of an accreditation and research organization such as RadSite, which presents me with an opportunity to improve patient safety and quality practices across the United States,” Dr. Siegel states.

He says one of the reasons he accepted the position was the opportunity to work with RadSite’s expanding network of staff and committee volunteers.  “I am excited to be working RadSite’s broad array of stakeholders who represent many different interests,” Dr. Siegel notes.  “Many opportunities exist in the imaging field to optimize the clinical efficacy and quality of radiology.  RadSite is well-positioned to assume a major role both in the United States and internationally as we promote enhanced quality-benchmarking activities and evidence-based practices and research.”

For more information about RadSite, call (855) 440-6001.

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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 reviewed over 24,000 imaging facilities covering about 60,000 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 info@radsitequality.com.

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