The Trajectory study underscores the importance and value of making sure imaging providers are certified and re-certified periodically to promote quality and reduce the incidence of unnecessary imaging.
Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
RadSite™, a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces an upcoming webinar that will explain how implementing the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP) can create a positive return on investment (ROI) for health plans, networks and payors.
During the July 23 webinar, From Assessment to ROI: It’s More than a Certification Program, Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH, a nationally known epidemiologist and founder of Trajectory® Healthcare, LLC, will present and analyze results of recent research that demonstrates how a national health plan used the RAP Certification Program to create a “smart” imaging network and boost its ROI. Dr. Wilson also will explain the data analytics engine and novel scientific techniques used to validate this study.
“RadSite should be congratulated for opening up its program data for an objective third-party evaluation,” says Dr. Wilson. “In RadSite’s case, the initial certification event, which RadSite hypothesized to be a ‘sentinel event’ for provider groups, occurred over a multiple-year period, making the RadSite program perfectly suited for modeling by the Trajectory Analytic Engine,” he notes.
According to Garry Carneal, JD, MA, RadSite president & CEO, “The Trajectory study underscores the importance and value of making sure imaging providers are certified and re-certified periodically to promote quality and reduce the incidence of unnecessary imaging. RadSite carefully selected Trajectory Healthcare, a third-party consulting firm, to operationalize its patented evaluation model to assess the impact of RadSite on imaging cost trends.”
To register for the complimentary webinar, please click here.
Carneal adds Trajectory Healthcare’s approach to benchmarking the performance of a quality-based program like RadSite is unique and insightful. “Over the past year, Trajectory Healthcare analyzed how the RadSite Assessment Program impacts utilization trends of imaging providers benchmarking those providers who went through the RAP certification and those that did not. The study design and results provide a fascinating case study of how a health plan can create a successful ‘smart network’.”
RadSite offers an array of quality-based, cost-savings assessment, certification and accreditation programs that promote best practices in imaging and other specialty services across the United States and its territories. The comprehensive programs highlight opportunities for imaging facilities to achieve a high level of quality that benefits all members of the health care continuum. RadSite also offers educational and reporting services for health plans, imaging providers, regulators, consumers and others.
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About RadSite™ (http://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(at)radsitequality(dot)com.