The establishment and application of standard criteria has been shown to reduce utilization, minimize radiation exposure, and improve image quality.
Annapolis, MD and Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 10, 2014
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces a complimentary webinar entitled “Building Your Smart Network with RadSite: Driving Quality and Cost Savings in the World of Value-based Purchasing”. The session will highlight the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP) and the Network Imaging Certification (NIC) program, both of which empower payors and provider-based networks to purchase radiology services in a quality-driven, cost-effective way that produces the most consistent, positive outcomes.
The webinar, scheduled for October 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET, is geared to health plans, preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and other payors looking to improve the quality of medical imaging while decreasing costs.
The session will discuss how RadSite supports:
- Financial benefits through value-based purchasing, by providing positive Return on Investment (ROI) and other cost-saving tools
- Clinical efficacy, by demonstrating radiation dose reduction across a large patient population
- Consumer protection, by ensuring patients receive the proper treatment at the appropriate time
- Quality standards, by asking medical facilities and clinics to meet RadSite standards that ensure imaging equipment, policies and personnel all follow industry-best practices
To register, click here.
“Promoting quality is a core objective of most accreditation programs in health care, but quantifying the link between quality and cost reduction can be difficult to document. The establishment and application of standard criteria has been shown to reduce utilization, minimize radiation exposure, and improve image quality,” remarks Garry Carneal, JD, MA, RadSite President and CEO. “These results translate directly to higher standards of care and decreased costs for health plans, preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and other payors. RAP and the NIC quality seal recognize networks that are holding their providers to these higher standards, and allows them to distinguish their organization in the marketplace.”
Webinar panelists include:
- Karin Ajmani, Chief Executive Officer, US Imaging
- Garry Carneal, JD, MA, President & CEO, RadSite
- Junellen Neese, Director of Operations, RadSite
“This topic is extremely important as the health care industry moves from a fee-for-service to a value-based purchasing model. US Imaging is focused on promoting quality and cost savings for patients, providers and payors,” remarks Karin Ajmani, CEO of US Imaging. “Many synergies exist between RadSite and USI’s core missions; we look forward to working together to promote and recognize quality imaging practices across the country.”
RadSite sponsors a number of certification and accreditation programs that are recognized by CMS and private payers. It also offers educational and reporting services for health plans, imaging providers, regulators, and consumers. For more information on RadSite and its services, visit http://www.radsitequality.com. To register for the webinar, click here.
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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.