“RadSite’s quality-benchmarking activities incorporate key process and outcome measures, with the ultimate mission of improving image quality and reducing patient radiation dose during medical diagnosis,” reports Dr. Stewart Bushong, ScD, FAAPM, FACR,
Annapolis, MD and Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 02, 2011
RadSite is currently soliciting committee nominations to help support the organization’s quality benchmarking activities for diagnostic imaging. Since 2005, RadSite has developed and implemented the RadSite Assessment Program™ (RAP) to evaluate the quality and operational appropriateness of imaging practices. RadSite has a number of new initiatives underway to expand its critical mission of assessing, tracking and reporting on imaging trends. Last year, RadSite established a Standards Committee and an Accreditation Committee, made up of a wide-range of volunteers, to support these efforts.
“RadSite’s quality-benchmarking activities incorporate key process and outcome measures, with the ultimate mission of improving image quality and reducing patient radiation dose during medical diagnosis,” reports Dr. Stewart Bushong, ScD, FAAPM, FACR, RadSite’s Chief Medical Physicist. “The additional peer review by third party representatives will further enhance RadSite standards and its research activities,” notes Dr. Bushong, who also serves on RadSite’s Advisory Board and is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine located in Houston, Texas.
Cherrill Farnsworth, RadSite’s Advisory Board Chair, comments “It is exciting to see the growing community of volunteers who are invested in promoting patient safety in the imaging arena. Healthcare is changing so quickly. As a result, it is important that RadSite have access to a wide range of stakeholders to critique and monitor our programs.”
The Accreditation Committee currently oversees RadSite’s certification activities for imaging facilities and systems, also known as the RAP Program, which includes both the online assessment process and audit program. The Standards Committee oversees the development of new quality benchmarks, along with revisions to the existing RAP Standards, based on emerging best practices along with regulatory requirements. Committee appointments are for one year, which can be renewed for additional terms. RadSite is soliciting consumer, provider, government, industry and employer representatives to serve on its committees.
Interested parties are asked to contact RadSite’s President & CEO, Garry Carneal, JA MA, to learn more about RadSite and its committees at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 365-2512. Nomination letters also can be mailed to the Annapolis office located at 612 Third Street, Suite 2B Annapolis, MD 21403.
About RadSite (http://www.radsitequality.com). With offices located in Annapolis, Maryland and Houston, Texas, RadSite tracks radiology and imaging trends throughout the United States. The RadSite Assessment Program (RAP) certifies imaging providers pursuant to national standards and benchmarks which promote quality, safety and business efficiency practices. To date, RadSite has certified over 20,000 imaging facilities and over 50,000 imaging systems. RadSite is run by dedicated staff members and a network of volunteers who participate on its Advisory Board, Standards Committee and Accreditation Committee.