Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD | PR Web | January 31, 2012— RadSite, a leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, has named three new members to the RadSite Advisory Board. Members of the board are the visionaries behind the organization’s quality benchmarking activities to assess a full range of imaging providers in all clinical settings.
New industry and professional members of RadSite’s Advisory Board include:
- Anthony Defrance, MD, clinical associate professor, Stanford University, director of cardiology, HealthHelp, medical director for the CVCTA Education Center, and director of cardiovascular imaging at Nevada Imaging Centers;
- David Levin, MD, former chair of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and faculty appointments/leadership roles at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Downstate Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and
- Jon Shanser, MD, diagnostic radiologist at Reno Diagnostic Center, former chairman of the ACR Coding & Nomenclature Committee and its Regulatory Compliance Task Force, and former president of the CRS and current executive committee member.
“RadSite is fortunate to have the guidance from these experts and other distinguished experts in health care, many of which are leaders in their respective sub-specialties,” says Cherrill Farnsworth, board chairperson. “Over the past several months, RadSite has added a number of knowledgeable representatives to develop new programs that further promote our quality-benchmarking activities and patient safety-mission.”
In addition, Angelic McDonald, BS, MS, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, has joined the RadSite Standards Committee. This important committee oversees development of the new evidence-based quality benchmarks, along with revisions to existing standards, based on emerging best practices along with regulatory requirements.
Carolyn Core, RT-(R) (M), MGA, CPHIMS, president of Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging, has been named to the Accreditation Committee, which oversees RadSite’s certification activities for imaging facilities and systems, including the online assessment process and audit program.
Committee appointments are for one year and can be renewed for additional terms. RadSite established the committees last year as part of an expansion of its critical mission of assessing, tracking and reporting imaging trends.
In addition, RadSite has named James Long, director of national contracting for Louisville, KY-based Humana, vice chair of its Board of Directors. He has served on the Advisory Board since 2010.
Garry Carneal, president & CEO of RadSite, is pleased with the new committee appointments. “As one of the country’s leading authorities on imaging quality and standards, the strength of our volunteers is vital as we gain industry-wide support,” he says. “With over 60,000 imaging systems reviewed at close to 23,000 imaging facilities across the United States, RadSite is clearly going to have an impact on the future quality of imaging.”
RadSite’s governance structure is run by a wide array of stakeholders in health care. RadSite’s programs include a quality assessment of health plan networks, the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP), the creation and promotion of education materials for both the industry and consumers, promotion and distribution of the Pocket Guide to Medical Imaging, 4th Edition, data warehousing and analysis of imaging quality standards across the United States, and the development of RadSite’s new RadSite Accreditation Program, currently under review for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognition.
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About RadSite™ (http://www.radsitequality.com)
RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the United States and its territories. Since 2005, RadSite has reviewed 23,000 imaging facilities covering 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.