Having a firm grasp of medicolegal issues is important from not only a legal and regulatory, but also a quality perspective.
Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) January 19, 2016
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is pleased to announce the final presentation in an educational webinar series. The session, Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS): Part 2, will discuss issues such as whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) software to highlight suspicious findings, which could have important medicolegal implications.
The presentation, scheduled for February 3, 2016 at 12 p.m., EST, will be led by Eliot Siegel, MD, an internationally recognized radiologist who serves as Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Research Information Systems 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. Dr. Siegel also serves as RadSite’s Chief Technology Officer and Chair of the Accreditation Committee. To register, click here.
“Legal issues in the era of digital health care are often not well understood or intuitive, especially in the field of diagnostic imaging,” says Siegel. “Having a firm grasp of medicolegal issues is important from not only a legal and regulatory, but also a quality perspective.”
This is the second RadSite presentation on the topic of PACS. On December 9, 2015, Dr. Siegel hosted a session focusing on the ownership of medical images, the use of image compression by physicians and how to deal with bankruptcy in an imaging facility. To access the recording, click here.
Previous webinars in RadSite’s recent educational series focused on patient safety in medical imaging and physics for advanced diagnostic imaging systems. To listen to the recordings, click here.
“RadSite is proud to be a thought leader in the diagnostic imaging arena,” says RadSite Advisory Board Chair, Garry Carneal, JD, MA. “These presentations are an extension of our educational mission and solidify our commitment to quality and patient safety.”
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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. In addition, RadSite is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. RadSite’s 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. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (443) 440-6007 or info(at)radsitequality(dot)com.