Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD / PR Web / December 8, 2011 — RadSite™, a national leader in promoting excellence in imaging is pleased to announce that it has reviewed over 60,000 different imaging systems located at about 23,000 imaging facilities across the United States.
“RadSite is one of the best kept secrets in the quality-benchmarking field on imaging,” notes Cherrill Farnsworth, RadSite’s Advisory Board chair. “It also has built one of the largest radiology databases in the world with key information about imaging systems, patient safety protocols, and other details about radiology practices.”
“RadSite has been one of the leaders in working with imaging providers to help them cure quality and operational deficiencies,” notes RadSite’s chief medical director, William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA. “RadSite has implemented one of the most detailed and accurate certification programs to promote best practices based upon evidence-based guidelines.” Dr. Orrison maintains an active radiology practice in Nevada and also chairs RadSite’s Standards Committee.
“RadSite has worked closely with a number of health plans since its inception to promote standards that improve imaging practices across the U.S.,” notes Mark Hiatt, MD, MBA, MS, HealthHelp, Accreditation Committee chair. “The RadSite Assessment initiative helps ensure that imaging services are quality-based for each health plan member,” he adds.
Since 2005, RadSite has developed and implemented the RadSite Assessment Program 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 imaging trends. Out of the 60,000 imaging systems that are included in RadSite’s assessment database, about 41,000 currently are certified by RadSite. The remaining imaging systems either did not pass RadSite’s standards or the certifications have expired over time.
“RadSite’s approach to carrying out its assessments is best-in-class, especially with its online evaluation tool and audit program,” notes Garry Carneal, RadSite’s president & CEO. “By covering all of the imaging modalities, the assessment program is covering gaps in radiology services that are essential to improving quality and efficiency.”
“Among other goals, we want to make sure that patients are not exposed to inappropriate amounts of radiation,” notes Dr. Orrison. “With inconsistent requirements from one region to the next, RadSite helps us ensure that a national standard of imaging is followed.”
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 .